The records in the following table were kindly supplied by Tina
Staples, archivist at HSBC
||born 18 Sept 1872*
||April 1st: Junior clerk at the London office of the Imperial
||Left London on November 16th
||Arrived in Tehran on December 12th
||Opens a branch in Baghdad
||July. Died from heart failure, age 46**
* He was a nephew of Sir Thomas JACKSON and David JACKSON of HSBC.
** A neighbour of Killynure farm, Eugene Fegan, remembered, "
Oh, aye and David Brown, he was putting on his shirt collar. Dropped
dead he did." Conversation on May, 1995
NOTE: A fertile source for more information on David BROWN has
been the well written Banking and Empire in Iran by Geoffrey
Jones (Published by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
David Brown arrived in Tehran Dec 12, 1892 at the time
that things were at their worse as a result of the collapse
in silver prices and ill advised investment policies. "The
years 1893-1895 were the nadir of the Bank's fortunes."
New links between the Imperial Bank and the Hongkong Shanghai
Bank were formed in 1894 when Sir Thomas Jackson was appointed
to the Imperial Bank's Board of Directors. p. 77
Apparently, there was serious undercutting of the Manager
and Brown asisted Woods to draw up a report critical of the
manager p. 107.
In 1913, Brown looked after the interests of the Kerman Mining
Syndicate.. p. 129
In 1908, Brown became a Chief Inspector. p. 131
In 1910, Brown became Deputy Chief Manager and much of the
local running of the Bank was delegated to him. p. 131 Apparently,
the Manager, Woods was a less than competant manager and Brown
did much of his work. p. 165.
In 1919, there was a general consensus that Brown should take
over as Manager no later than October 1919, but he dropped
dead of a heart attack on July 13th, 1919. p. 184
Given that the the Silver Bowl would have been brought to Canada
by my grandmother in 1922 - three years after the death of this
David BROWN - and that it was supposedly handed down to the next
"David" in the family, I start to wonder if the bowl came
firstly from David JACKSON (uncle of David BROWN) and then next
through through to this David BROWN and then finally on to my father,
another David BROWN.
Sharon Oddie Brown, September 22, 2003