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Family of John Brown - servant to Queen Victoria

Post by Secret » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:30 am

Hi
Does anyone have any information you can share with me about John Brown and particularly 3 of his brothers who also served the Queen
I have birth dates of Archibald Anderson and Hugh but does anyone know what happened to Harold Brown? Or any other information - Thanks. Lyn
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Re: Family of John Brown - servant to Queen Victoria

Post by Elwyn 1 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:36 am

A bit about Brown in Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown_%28servant%29

His gravestone is in Crathie kirkyard. There’s a now abandoned cottage on the hills south of Balmoral, called The Genechal , which I have visited, where some locals say Queen Victoria and Brown used to stay when up on the moors. Who knows?

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Re: Family of John Brown - servant to Queen Victoria

Post by nelmit » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:35 am

Secret wrote:Hi
Does anyone have any information you can share with me about John Brown and particularly 3 of his brothers who also served the Queen
I have birth dates of Archibald Anderson and Hugh but does anyone know what happened to Harold Brown? Or any other information - Thanks. Lyn
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Archie and Hugh are fairly straightforward to follow on census records but I cannot find a Harold with the family at any point. Are you sure John had a brother Harold?

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Annette

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Re: Family of John Brown - servant to Queen Victoria

Post by AndrewP » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:58 pm

Hi Lyn,

The online IGI lists a large family born to John Brown and Margaret Leys (records from the OPRs):

James Brown
birth: 15 November 1825
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

John Brown
birth: 8 December 1826
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

Francis Brown
birth: 7 March 1828
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

Anne Brown
birth: 20 October 1829
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

Charles Brown
birth: 18 June 1831
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

Donald Brown
birth: 9 September 1832
christening: 13 September 1832
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

Margaret Brown
birth: 22 December 1833
christening: 28 December 1833
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

William Brown
birth: 18 March 1835
christening: 26 March 1835
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

Francis Brown
birth: 24 September 1836
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

Hugh Brown
birth: 21 December 1838
christening: 2 January 1839
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

Archibald Anderson Brown
birth: 6 September 1841
CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

All the best,

AndrewP

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