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Mr Brown [1???-18??]
Dr Brown [18??-19??]
Mr Brown [18??-19??]
Admiral Brown [1839-1???]
Albert Brown [1861-1916]
Albert Brown [1890-1917]
Rev Albert Brown [1925-19??]
Rev Alfred Brown [18??-1876]
Alfred Brown [1893-1974]
Aquila Brown [1863-1935]
Benjamin Brown [1884-1918]
Charles Francis Brown [1873-19??]
Clarence Arthur Brown [1895-1918]
Clarence Barker Brown [19??-]
Doris Brown [1???-19??]
Dougald McLaurin Brown [1848-1906]
E. Brown [18??-19??]
Rev E. Clive Brown [19??-19??]
Ernest Brown [18??-19??]
Frank Brown [1890-1915]
Fred Brown [1856-1???]
Fred Brown [1865-1???]
Fred Brown [1881-1917]
Rev G. Parry Brown [18??-19??]
George Brown [1???-18??]
George Brown [17??-18??]
George Brown [18??-19??]
George Nathan Brown [1871-1???]
George Percy S. Brown [1887-1917]
Henry Brown [1???-1861]
Henry Brown [18??-18??]
Henry Brown [1868-1918]
Henry Box Brown [1815-1???]
Henry Wray Brown [17??-1???]
Herbert Brown [1888-1917]
Herbert Brown [1896-1916]
Mrs Hodgkins Brown [18??-19??]
Dr Ian Gatherer Brown [18??-19??]
Miss Irene Brown [19??-19??]
J. Brown [18??-19??]
Rev J. Brown [18??-19??]
Dr J. Gatherer Brown [18??-19??]
Rev J. Marcus Brown [18??-19??]
J. T. Brown [18??-19??]
James B. Brown [18??-19??]
John Brown [18??-1???]
John Brown [18??-18??]
John Brown [18??-18??]
John Brown [18??-19??]
John Brown [1804-18??]
John Brown [1843-19??]
John Francis Brown [1836-1882]
John Perrin Brown [1885-1945]
John William Brown [1876-1918]
John William Brown [1887-1917]
Dr Joseph Brown [1844-19??]
Kenyon Brown [1849-1926]
Louis John Brown [1897-1916]
Miss Mabel Brown [1???-19??]
Mary Spencer Brown [19??-19??]
Napoleon Brown [1844-1906]
Norman Brown [18??-19??]
Norman Brown [19??-]
Rev R. E. Brown [18??-19??]
Richard Brown [17??-1???]
Robert Brown [17??-1???]
S. Brown [19??-19??]
Sam Brown [18??-19??]
Sam Arnold Brown [1903-1973]
Smith Brown [1870-1933]
Rev Stan Brown [19??-]
Dr Stella Henderson Brown [1???-19??]
Stewart Brown [1949-]
Superintendent R. Brown [18??-19??]
T. Brown [1872-1950]
Thomas Brown [18??-19??]
Thomas Brown [1840-1924]
Thomas Brown [1882-1917]
Tom Brown [1???-194?]
W. H. Brown [18??-19??]
Walter Brown [18??-1???]
Wilfred Brown [1892-1916]
William Brown [18??-1855]
William Brown [18??-1904]
William Brown [1824-1???]
William Brown [1842-1891]
William Francis Brown [1871-1926]
Dr William Perrin Brown [1854-1915] 


Brown, Mr
[1???-18??] Ann Walker's drawing master

Brown, Dr
[18??-19??] He lived in a house at Tate's Corner, Brighouse [1910]

Brown, Mr
[18??-19??] Engineer.

In 1895, he went into partnership with Thomas Potter Buckton as Buckton & Brown


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Brown, Admiral
[1839-1???] Son of John Brown.

He was a flag facer [1864] / a delver [1874].

In 1864, he married (1) Hannah Hartley [1840-187?].


Hannah was the daughter of Charles Hartley, delver
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1865]
  2. Sam [b 1867]
  3. Nelson [b 1870]
  4. Ruth Ann [b 1874]

The family lived at Dark Lane Head, Southowram [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was mother-in-law Ruth Brown [b  1795].

Hannah died in 1872 (aged 32)  / 1874 (aged 36).

In 1874, Admiral married (2) Mary Hannah [1840-1876].


Mary Hannah was the daughter of William Blackburn, and widow of Mr Harrison
 

Mary Hannah died in 1876 (aged 36).

In [Q3] 1877, Admiral married (3) Elizabeth.


Elizabeth was the widow of John Aspinall
 

Admiral died [Q3] 1890 (aged 50) 

Brown, Albert
[1861-1916] Born in Norwood Green.

He was landlord of the Woodlands Hotel [1911].

In 1887, he married Amelia Pearson [1864-1952] in Halifax.


Amelia was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. John William

The family lived at 6 Crown Street, Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse [1917]

Brown, Albert
[1890-1917] MM.

Son of Jane & Albert Brown of Keighley.

He lived in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. He was awarded the Military Medal.

He died 31st March 1917.

He was buried at the Henin Communal Cemetery Extension, France [II D 27].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial

Brown, Rev Albert
[1925-19??] He served at Wakefield and at Almondbury before becoming Vicar of St John The Divine, Rastrick [1956-1960], Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1960-1963], and Vicar of St Peter's Church, Walsden [1963-1972]. He went on to serve at Averham with Kelham, and at Rolleston with Fiskerton

Brown, Rev Alfred
[18??-1876] MA.

A native of Leeds. He was curate at Calverley [1839-1841] before becoming Vicar of St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [1841]. He moved to succeed his father-in-law, Rev S. Redhead, as vicar at Calverley

Brown, Alfred
[1893-1974] Born in Birds Royd, Rastrick. He became a wire drawer.

He was landlord of the Ring O' Bells, Rastrick [1937]. He said that he sold more beer after closing time than he did before 10:00 pm.

When he left the pub, it closed down [1961].

On 14th July 1917, he married Frances Hartley [1894-1972] at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick.

Children:

  1. Herbert [1917-1993]
  2. Albert [1920-2001]

When they retired from the Ring O' Bells, Alfred & Francis lived at Bryan Street, Rastrick

Brown, Aquila
[1863-1935] Son of Anne & Charles Brown.

Born in Greetland.

In [Q2] 1891, he married Susannah Pickles in Todmorden.


Susannah was the daughter of
John Pickles
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1895]
  2. Doris [b 1898]
  3. Ernest [b 1903]

The family lived at Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire [1901, 1911].

Aquila died at Ashton [Q3 1935] (aged 69) 

Brown, Benjamin
[1884-1918] Son of Rose Julia & Robert Brown of 103 Wyke Common, Wyke.

During World War I, he served as a Private with Y Company 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 9th October 1918 (aged 34).

He was buried at the Sancourt British Cemetery [I B 18].

He is remembered on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Brown, Charles Francis
[1873-19??] Son of John Francis Brown.

Born in Brighouse.

He was an ironmonger [1901, 1911]. He joined the family business – J. F. Brown & Company Limited.

In 1898, he married Isabella Scott [1875-19??] from Rastrick, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Marion [b 1900]
  2. Wilfred [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • 102 Rastrick Common, Rastrick [1901]
  • 22 Rayners Road, Brighouse [1911]

Living with them in 1901 was mother-in-law Jane Scott [aged 67]

Brown, Clarence Arthur
[1895-1918] Son of Lucy Hannah & Arthur Brown of 3 Springfield Terrace, Castle Street. Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards.

He died 27th August 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at the H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein, France [IV G 23].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Brown, Clarence Barker
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1981-1982]

Brown, Doris
[1???-19??] MB, ChB, DPH.

Daughter of George Frederick Brown of Carlisle.

She married Commander Selwyn Gerald Caygill Rawson

Brown, Dougald McLaurin
[1848-1906] In [Q3] 1873, he married Mary Robinson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ernest

The family lived at Whitehall Villas, Lightcliffe.

He died 13th May 1906.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,632 9/1d to Mary

Brown, E.
[18??-19??] In 1878, he acquired the business of Henry Barker and established E. Brown & Company

Brown, Rev E. Clive
[19??-19??] Minister at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1966]

Brown, Ernest
[18??-19??] Son of Dougald McLaurin Brown.

In 2nd June 1904, he married Lilian Holt at St Matthew's Lightcliffe.


Lilian was the younger daughter of Charles Edward Holt
 

Brown, Frank
[1890-1915] Son of Fred Brown.

He was an iron turner [1911].

In 1913, he (possibly) married Hazel Siddall in Halifax.

They lived at 2 Water Hill, Friendly.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 20th December 1915 (aged 24).

He was buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [II D 22A].

In 1920, Hazel married Arthur R Horner in Halifax.

They lived at 2 Shaw Hill Lane, Halifax

Brown, Fred
[1856-1???] Son of Charles Brown, weaver.

Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet weaver [1877, 1881, 1891] / a Brussels carpet weaver [1901].

In 1877, he married Elizabeth Ann Lawson [1855-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth Ann, of Halifax, was the daughter of William Lawson, shoemaker
 

Children:

  1. William L. [b 1878] who was a carpet weaver's creeler [1891]
  2. Fred
  3. Maria [b 1883] who was a pinafore machinist [1901]
  4. Florence [b 1888]
  5. Arthur [b 1892]

The family lived at

  • 11 South Darley Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 5 Back Corporation Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 13 Commercial Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 11 Pleasant Street, Halifax [1917]

Living with them [in 1881] was Fred's widowed father Charles Brown [b Market Harborough, Leicestershire 1822] (carpet weaver) 

Brown, Fred
[1865-1???] Born in Luddendenfoot.

He was a steam engine maker's turner [1891, 1901] / an iron turner and a patient at Royal Halifax Infirmary (suffering from Haemorrhoids) [1911]

In 1889, he married Alice Boots in Halifax.


Alice was born in Charlbury, Oxfordshire
 

Children:

  1. Millicent [b 1890] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  2. Frank
  3. Dorothy [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 3 Perseverance Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 9 Canal View, Luddenden Foot [1901]
  • 27 Bankfield Terrace, Friendly, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Brown, Fred
[1881-1917] Son of Fred Brown.

He was a member of the Halifax Volunteers [for 14 years] / a worsted spinner [1891] / a Brussels creeler [1901] / a weaver [1903] / a carpet weaver [1911] / employed at Crossley's at Dean Clough, Halifax [for 20 years] / a carpet weaver in Canada [from 1912].

In 1903, he married Eliza Jane Mcleod [1882-19??] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Eliza Jane, a card dresser of 6 Lee Bridge, was the daughter of Mordecai McLeod, dyer
 

Children:

  1. Stanley [b 1904]
  2. Winifred [b 1906]
  3. Norman A. [b 1912]
  4. child
  5. child

The family lived at 11 Commercial Road, Halifax [1911].

In 1912, they emigrated and lived in Toronto, Canada.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 75th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

He was killed in action at Vimy Ridge [9th April 1917] (aged 36).

He was buried at the Canadian Cemetery No 2, Neuville-St Vaast [1 B 16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Brown, Rev G. Parry
[18??-19??] Minister at Waring Green Congregational Church [1904]

Brown, George
[1???-18??] In the early 19th century, he ran a private school in Halifax

Brown, George
[17??-18??] Tailor in Halifax.

He married Sarah Dixon.

Children:

  1. Mary who married Alexander Place

Brown, George
[18??-19??] Recorded in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1874, where he was a cabinet maker at 22 Taylor Street, Green Lane, Halifax
Special maker of Chairs and Snap Tables to the Trade

Brown, George Nathan
[1871-1???] Son of John Brown.

Born in Sudbury, Suffolk.

He was a rope maker of Claremont, Northowram [1895] / a rope & twine maker [1901].

In 1895, he married Mary Ellen Marchbank [1875-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ellen, of Claremont, Northowram, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Isaiah Marchbank, overlooker.

She was a worsted rover [1901]

 

Children:

  1. Louis John
  2. Phyllis [b 1903] [1911]

The family lived at 20 Miall Street, Halifax [1901].

Mary Ellen died in Halifax [Q3 1908] (aged 33).

In 1911, the family were living with George Nathan's father

Brown, George Percy S.
[1887-1917] Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Halifax Secondary School.

In 1910, he married Unknown.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 4th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died 27th September 1917.

He is remembered at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard, on the Tyne Cot Memorial [31-34, 162, 162A & 163A], and on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School

Brown, Henry
[1???-1861] A member of Halifax Town Council [1856-1861].

He died 17th July 1861

Brown, Henry
[18??-18??] Partner in Brown & Hodgson [1861]

Brown, Henry
[1868-1918] Born in Newcastle-on-Tyne.

He married Mary.

They lived at 18 Parker Street, Byker, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)  and was transferred to the Labour Corps.

He died in Halifax [20th March 1918] (aged 50).

He is remembered on a CWGC headstone at Stoney Royd Cemetery

Brown, Henry Box
[1815-1???] He was born a slave in Virginia.

In 1849, he married another slave and they and their children were sold to a plantation owner in North Carolina. He escaped from slavery by being sent in a box to James McKim, an anti-slavery campaigner in Pennsylvania. In 1851, he wrote his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown. He went on to become a well-known speaker for the Anti-Slavery Society. Around 1860, he visited and spoke in Todmorden on several occasions

Brown, Henry Wray
[17??-1???] Assistant Curate at Sowerby Bridge [1790]

Brown, Herbert
[1888-1917] Son of Sarah Jane & Thomas Brown of 27 Birds Royd, Brighouse.

He was a player with Rastrick & Elland football teams / employed by Walshaw, Drake & Company Limited.

He emigrated to Canada.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was hit in the spine at Arras.

He died in the hospital train [26th April 1917] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery [XIX K 15A].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Brown, Herbert
[1896-1916] Son of Sam Brown.

Born in Sowerby.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [2A, 2C & 2D]

Brown, Mrs Hodgkins
[18??-19??] MD.

Physician at 9 The Crescent, Hipperholme [1905].

See Rev R. E. Brown

Brown, Dr Ian Gatherer
[18??-19??]

He lived at Knowle House, Lightcliffe

Brown, Miss Irene
[19??-19??] A well known member of the Brighouse Women's Cricket Club. In July 1945, she married W. Chinn

Brown, J.
[18??-19??] He was Medical Officer of Health for Greetland [1895]

Brown, Rev J.
[18??-19??] Pastor at Lee Mount Baptist Church [September 1912-February 1919]

Brown, Dr J. Gatherer
[18??-19??]

He lived at Knowle House, Lightcliffe

Brown, Rev J. Marcus
[18??-19??] Methodist Minister at Sowerby New Road Primitive Methodist Chapel [1905] He was mentioned at the re-opening of Warley Clough Methodist Chapel, Sowerby in November 1905

Brown, J. T.
[18??-19??] Partner in Nicholl & Brown

Brown, James B.
[18??-19??] Partner in R. B. Brown & Sons.

He lived at Stalheim, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Brown, John
[18??-1???] He was landlord of the Friendly, Warley [1882, 1887, 1894].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abigail [b 1857] who married Arthur Thomas

Brown, John
[18??-18??] Master of Clifton Free School [1853-1861]

Brown, John
[18??-18??] Lithographer and law stationer at George Street, Halifax [1850]

Brown, John
[18??-19??] Brass founder at Rastrick.

In May 1891, he was declared bankrupt

Brown, John
[1804-18??] He was a road labourer [1841] / a stone breaker [1851].

He married Ruth [1796-18??].


Ruth had a son: William Greenwood [b 1826] who was a flag facer [1851]
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1833]
  2. Admiral

The family lived at Hall Ings, Southowram [1841, 1851]

Brown, John
[1843-19??] Born in Cavendish, Suffolk.

He was a labourer [1895] / a sanitary labourer [1911]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. George Nathan
  2. Frances Ann [b 1876] who was a worsted weaver [1911]

The family lived at 3 Walshaw Street, Halifax [1911].

Living with the widowed John in 1911 were son John and his children

Brown, John Francis
[1836-1882] Born in Brighouse.

He was an ironmonger [1881] and established J. F. Brown & Company ironmonger and hardware business in Brighouse.

In 1857, he married (1) Ann Bottomley [1838-1871] in Halifax.

In 1873, he married (2) Annie Maria Foster [1848-1???] from Marlborough, Wiltshire, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Charles Francis
  2. John Foster [b 1875]
  3. Minnie [1877] who died in infancy
  4. Rosa Adelaide [b 1880]
  5. George Henry [b 1883]

The family lived at

  • a villa residence at Thornhill Briggs [1878]
  • 5 Garden Road, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881]
  • High Street, Brighouse [1891]

Annie was a widow and an ironmonger [1891]. After his death, Annie took over the business in partnership with Joe Naylor.

Mrs Brown later married S. T. Shaw

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse on the north side of the Church

Brown, John Perrin
[1885-1945] MB.

Son of Dr William Perrin Brown

Brown, John William
[1876-1918] Son of Sam Brown of Rastrick.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th March 1918 (aged 42).

He was buried at the Bienvillers Military Cemetery [XII A 11]

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial

Brown, John William
[1887-1917] Son of Albert Brown.

Born in Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd May 1917 (aged 30).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [6], on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Brown, Dr Joseph
[1844-19??] Born in Scotland.

He was a physician and surgeon at King Street, Brighouse [1874, 1895].

He was living alone with his housekeeper Mary Kelsey at 17 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1891]

Brown, Kenyon
[1849-1926] President of the Brighouse District Industrial Society Limited [1878-1880, 1888-1891, 1894-1899]

Brown, Louis John
[1897-1916] Son of George Nathan Brown.

Born in Halifax.

He was a frame doffer (worsted) [1911] / employed by Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1915], and served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [27th August 1916] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [11A & 12A], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on a memorial in St Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Brown, Miss Mabel
[1???-19??] Of Lightcliffe. She was a missionary [1924]

Brown, Mary Spencer
[19??-19??] Poet of Illingworth

Brown, Napoleon
[1844-1906] Son of Sarah Brown.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

Sarah married James Greenwood, (possibly) in 1847 and in Todmorden.

Napoleon was then known as Napoleon Greenwood [1861].

He was a mule spinner in the cotton mills [1861] / a mule spinner [1871] / a worker at a dye works [1871] / a cotton operative / minder [1881] / a cotton spinner [1891] / a night watchman [1901].

In February 1871, he married Eliza Mitchell [18??-1910] at Todmorden, and was again known as Napoleon Greenwood.

Children:

  1. James [1871] who died aged 15 weeks
  2. Mary [b 1873]
  3. William [1874-1879]
  4. George [b 1877]
  5. Sarah [1878] who died aged 4 weeks
  6. Joseph [1880] who died aged 4 weeks
  7. John [1880] who died aged 8 weeks
  8. Fred [b 1882] who was a fustian dyer [1911]
  9. Edwin [b 1886]

Napoleon Works, Hebden Bridge were (possibly) named for him

Brown, Norman
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Brown, Norman
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Brown, Rev R. E.
[18??-19??] Minister at Hipperholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel [1905].

He lived at 9 The Crescent, Hipperholme.

See Mrs Hodgkins Brown

Brown, Richard
[17??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1754]

Brown, Robert
[17??-1???] A farmer from Markle, near Haddington. In 1793, he and colleagues produced an agricultural survey of the West Riding for the Board of Agriculture [1799]. He writes
October 1793: Arrived at Halifax – the whole country from Bradford to this place being almost a continuous village, road bad ever since we left Leeds, and materials very scarce,. Observed most of the road provided with a footpath, paved with free stones, which is a most useful measure: but, strange to tell, every person upon horseback uses the footpaths.

We observed some fences of a very uncommon kind in this neighbourhood. Large flagstones of 3 feet height, set upon their end are fastened in the ground, which make a fence both complete and agreeable

William Walker was one of his informants

Brown, S.
[19??-19??] BA.

Deacon at Christ Church, Pellon [1938]

Brown, Sam
[18??-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a carter.

He had children by Betsy Kenyon [18??-19??].


Betsy was born in Bury.

It is not clear whether Betsy & Sam ever married. The 1901 census indicates they are married, but the 1911 census has Betsy as a servant and the children all with the surname Kenyon.

The eldest child Charles William Brown changed his name to Charles William Brown Kenyon

 

Children:

  1. Charles William [1893-1962]
  2. Herbert
  3. Lily Kenyon [born 19th May 1899, baptised Lily Brown] who married [1920] as Lily Kenyon to John T. Wooley, and died 1974

The children were born in Sowerby.

The family lived at

  • 5 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • Sparkhouse Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Brown, Sam Arnold
[1903-1973] Son of Smith Brown.

He was a silk drawing overlooker / landlord of the Prince of Wales, Halifax

In 1926, he married Edith A. Lamb in Rastrick. Edith's family included Sir Albert [Larry] Lamb.

Children:

  1. Audrey [1926-2008]
  2. John Smith

The family lived at

  • Hove Edge
  • Halifax

Brown, Smith
[1870-1933] Born in Halifax.

He was a professional soldier in the Royal Highlanders [the Blackwatch].

He served in India and South Africa for over 12 years and sustained injuries at Paardeberg [19th February 1900] in the Boer War. He received the Queen's & King's South Africa medals with clasps for Orange Free State, Transvaal, Wittebergen, Paardeberg, and Cape Colony.

He raised his family in Brighouse while working for the GPO from 1902 before returning to service in the First World War as a training NCO in Yorkshire Regiments [1914].

He received a Victory Medal from Brighouse after World War I.

In 1902, he married Sarah Dyson [1879-1959] from Brighouse, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Sam Arnold
  2. Walter [1905-1949]
  3. Edith [1907-1980]
  4. Harry [1911-1982]

He died in Brighouse [4th September 1933] and was given a full military funeral with 30 members of the Huddersfield & District Army Veterans Association, buglers playing the Last Post.

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Brown, Rev Stan
[19??-] Minister at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden [1990]

Brown, Dr Stella Henderson
[1???-19??] MB, ChB, JP.

Doctor in Todmorden. She was Mayor of Todmorden [1952-1953].

Dr John de Ville Mather and Dr Brown were placed under quarantine during the smallpox outbreak which occurred on 18th March 1953 in Todmorden

Brown, Stewart
[1949-] Calderdale Councillor [1996-2000]. Mayor of Hebden Royd [2005-2006].

In July 2009, he was charged with possessing indecent images of children

Brown, Superintendent R.
[18??-19??] Police Superintendent at Todmorden Police Station [until 1909]

Brown, T.
[1872-1950] Circus performer of Pye Nest

Brown, Thomas
[18??-19??] He lived at Great Learings Farm, Heptonstall [1905]

Brown, Thomas
[1840-1924] Born in Aspatria / Longnewton, Cumberland [1st August 1840].

he moved to Yorkshire in 1864. He was a brewer [1881] / a common brewer [1891] / a brewery director [1901].

He worked for Richard Whitaker & Sons Limited before going into partnership with William Brear as Brear & Brown Limited.

He was a member of the Hipperholme Local Board [1884]; Chairman of Hipperholme District Council.

He married Betty [1832-1906], born in Mytholmroyd.

They had no children.

They lived at

He died at 174 Lord Street, Southport [18th April 1924].

They were both buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [Grave No. Q10].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £444,849 15/-. Probate was granted to Samuel Hill (accountant) and Lewis Rhodes

Brown, Thomas
[1882-1917] Son of Dinah (née Robinson) [1853-1914] & James Brown [1853-1901]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 19th June 1917.

He was buried at the Mont Huon Military Cemetery [IV H 8B]

His cousin Angus Robinson also died in the War

Brown, Tom
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Brown, W. H.
[18??-19??] Hebden Bridge weaver.

He was active in establishing the Eaves Self-Help Manufacturers' Society

Brown, Walter
[18??-1???] Rower from Halifax. Recorded in 1876, when he was mentioned in a report of rowing on the Thames

Brown, Wilfred
[1892-1916] Son of Sarah & Robert Brown of Siddal.

He was a porter at Greetland & Lockwood Station.

He married Sarah.

They lived at 21 Whitegate, Siddal.

During World War I, he enlisted [May 1917] with the Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment, and served as a Private with D Company 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died in an attack on enemy positions [12th August 1916] (aged 24).

He was buried at the Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul [Special Memorial 11].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

In [Q4] 1921, Sarah married Samuel Stansfield in Halifax.

They lived at Birchfields, Norland.

Brown, William
[18??-1855] Of Sowerby.

During the campaigns of 1854 and 1855, in the Crimea War, he served with the 95th Regiment.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Crimea Memorial in Sowerby Church

Brown, William
[18??-1904] Landlord of the Lane Ends, Norwood Green [1904].

He married Hannah.

After William's death, Hannah took over at the Lane Ends.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904

Brown, William
[1824-1???] He was Vaccination Officer, Union Collector, and Inspector of Nuisances at 15 Church Street, Halifax [1881] and at 9 Carlton Terrace, Halifax [1891]

Brown, William
[1842-1891] Of Bolton Brow.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter

He had been drinking heavily during the previous 5 months, and at breakfast-time on August 1891, he went out and was not seen again.

Two months later, the body of a man of Brown's age was found drowned in the Bradford district, and was practically unrecognisable, having been in the water for several weeks.

His wife thought that a portion of the clothing was that of her husband. She applied to Hartley Greenwood, Secretary of the Wesleyan sick and burial society in Sowerby Bridge, to presume her husband's death. The Society could not do this without a death certificate or a presumption of Court to that effect.

In May 1907, the case was heard and the Judge decided that Mrs Brown and her daughter were entitled to £12, and that the costs of the action were to be deducted from that sum

Brown, William Francis
[1871-1926] Son of William Brown, engineer.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a plate moulder of Honey Hole, Langfield [1901] / an iron moulder [1911].

In [Q4] 1901, he married Elizabeth Margaret at St Thomas, Heptonstall.


Elizabeth was the widow of
Charles Barker
 

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1903]
  2. Frank [b 1906]

They lived at 16 Industrial Street, Todmorden [1911, 1916].

Living with them in 1911 were Elizabeth's children: Agnes Mary, James Willie, Annie, Norah, and Mary

Brown, Dr William Perrin
[1854-1915] Born in Grappenhall/Latchford, Cheshire [8th May 1854].

He was a physician and surgeon in Sowerby Bridge / with the Local Government Medical Service [1895] / Medical Officer for Sowerby Bridge Parish and Copley Municipal Ward [1905].

He was one of the medical men who attended those injured in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster.

On 18th July 1883, he married Margaret Hannah Calvert [1861-1938] at St Clement's Church, Sheepscar, Leeds.


Margaret Hannah, of Harkerside, was born in Reeth [21st May 1861]
 

Children:

  1. Marianne Ainsworth [1884-1946] who never married
  2. John Perrin
  3. Ethel Cleasby [1887-1937] who never married
  4. Bessie Sefton [1888-1950] who never married and died in Pontefract [25th December 1950]
  5. Margaret Perrin [1897-1972] who never married

The children were baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at Orrell House, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1905, 1911, 1915].

Dr Brown died 11th March 1915.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,817 16/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Margaret Hannah and son John Perrin

Margaret died 8th June 1938.

Members of the family were buried at St Stephen's Church, Copley

 

Brown surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 80 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Brown, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Brown:


Marriages 1810, 1849, 1853, 1864, 1892, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1921, 1922, 1937, 1942; Deaths 1804, 1897, 1900
 




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