BROWN history connected to Thompson BROWN
WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE:
Marriage certificate: Here the address of Thompson BROWN is given as 60 Dame Street, City of Dublin, Parish of St. Andrews and his father's name is given as Samuel BROWN (Gentleman). Thompson's profession was also given as "Merchant". This ties in with other information: Thom's Directory of Dublin, 1868 shows Brown of Wholesale & Retail Linen and Woolen Drapers, Haberdashers, Hosiers, Glovers, Lacemen, Silk Mercers etc. #59-61 Dame Street. This is also listed as "Brown, McConkey & Co.” (also at 1& 2 Eustace St.). The link here is strengthened by the fact that an M.McConkey was also a witness to the wedding as was Jas Oliver (who may have been representing the JACKSON side of the marriage – although there was also a James OLIVER of Ednafirkin [SOUCE: Full Circle p.43 - registry of 1st Ballybay]). Of further interest is that the officiating minister was none other than Daniel Gunn BROWN often known as BROWNE - another instance where the final"e" in BROWNE is discretionary.
Following up on the BROWN-Ednafirkin links, Here are extracts from the 1st Ballybay Baptismal Registers 1799-1831:
CONNECTIONS THAT NEED TO BE BETTER UNDERSTOOD:
I do not know anything about the lineage of Thompson BROWNE’s father, Samuel BROWNE. All I have to go on is his connection to Ednafirkin, Parish of Tullycorbett, Co. Monaghan and the fact of a range of other BROWN(E) family members there make this connection seem to be worthy of study. For reasons that I do not yet fully understand, there also seems to be a strong link of these BROWNE’s to the Presbyterians of Ballybay, Co. Monaghan as well as to the Presbyterians of Creggan, Co. Armagh.
Two documents that I have already posted factor into these links in ways I cannot yet nail down.
NOTE: In the 1901 and 1911 Census, Edenafirkin is under the district of Caddagh - not the Parish of Tullycorbett.
I have little to go on with respect to the family of Archibald BROWNE. At present what I know of his various descendants looks like this :
1 Archibald Brown - 1845 (his will & will probate)
NOTE: It is of interest in terms of ancestors or earlier relations that another Archibald BROWN of Ednafirkin d. 7 Nov 1810 (1st Ballybay graveyard).
· Also that John BROWNE of Ednafirkin recorded births of Samuel (1801), Margaret (1804) and another Margaret (1806); I know nothing about their descendants.
· Robert BROWNE had Anne (1800) Benjamin (1803) Robert ( 1806) and Flurry (1810); I know nothing about their descendants.
· Samuel & Mary had Thomas (1820), James (1823) and Archibald (1825). I know nothing about their descendants.
· Mary BROWN of Ednafirkin died a widow at age 66 (last name PARKE?) 8 Dec 1862.
· Also of interest are the seeming connections to both Rev. Daniel Gunn BROWNE and Thompson BROWNE - both in my Rootsweb Tree
FREEHOLDERS IMP. REPORTER, An Archibald BROWNE had leases recorded in 1829 for Ednafirkin for the lives of Archibald BROWN, James McMURRAY & Jane BROWN. Also, the Rev. Joseph MARTIN has lands in Ednafirkin renewable for lives of James HAMILTON, James McMURRAY and Archibald BROWN. Also James & Isaiah HAMILTON have lands in Ednafirkin for lives of James HAMILTON, Isaiah HAMILTON and either David or Thomas McCULLAGH. In 1842, Thomas BROWN holds lease to lands in Ednafirkin in 1841. NOTE: A Wiki Tree stub shows a Jane BROWNE born abt 1790 of Edenafirkin, married Alexander HAMILTON abt 1808. She died in Ontario, Canada in 1878. I have now entered her - based on a hunch - as a sister of Archibald BROWN[E] above.
........ 2 John Brown 1812 - 1816
........ 2 William Brown 1814 -
........ 2 John Brown 1816 -
................... 3 Marcella BROWNE
................... 3 Elizabeth BROWNE + Matthew McAuley RUTHERFORD.
........ 2 Archibald Brown 1818 -
........ 2 Benjamin Brown 1819 -
........ 2 Samuel Bell Brown 1827 - .
NOTE, The middle name of "Bell" is interesting. A Rev. David BELL, son of Rev. Thomas BELL of Mosside, a native of the Ballybay area, was ordained in 1839 "but resigned in 1853 partly due to the pressure from a Tory element in the congregation. He did hold strong liberal views and strenuously advocated "Tenant Right", which eventually led him to resign from the ministry. He became involved in the Fenian movement and worked earnestly for that cause in England and America, where he eventually died. He is buried in Flushing Meadow, New York." SOURCE: p. 114 "At the Ford of the Birches" James H. & Peadar Murnane. 1999.
2007 DEC 8 KEN GARDNER EMAIL: His middle name was "BELL". Samuel Bell BROWNE attended Belfast Royal Academy in 1847 and then graduated from a theology program at Edinburgh University in 1851. He served as a Presbyterian minister.
................... 3 John Benjamin Brown 1862 -
........ 2 Robert Brown 1827 - 1919
........ 2 Eliza Jane Brown 1827 -
For more detail - and more recent updates - see my Rootsweb version of the tree:
1 John BROWNE
A second Edenafirkin BROWNE family tree worth noting:
1 Thomas BROWNE
........ 2 William BROWNE (1822-bet. 1901-1911) + [REID?]
................... 3 James Reid BROWNE (abt 1862-aft 1911)
................... 3 Eliza Jane BROWNE (abt 1864-aft 1911)
I also suspect that the following deeds link into members of the family of Thompson BROWNE, but I cannot yet prove it. In 1871, Thompson Brown had a receipt for six documents related to the history of land transactions relating to Kiltybane. SEE: 1871 Dec 18 Receipt of documents. Clearly more work is needed at the Deeds registry relating to the people and dates of the documents described in this receipt.
The PRONI Freeeholder Index shows the following with leases in 1832:
* He lived at Tullyvallen, but his lease included part of both townlands
How this next bit fits – I don’t know. SOURCE: Register of Derrivalley Presbyterian Church: Derryvalley, 1841March 17th Married on Thursday March the 17th Mr James BROWN to Mary DONALDSON, daughter of William DONALDSON of Mullnagore. The minister was David BELL, Minister of Derryvalley
NOTE: Records in the Freeholders Northern Standard show that Cornelius BROWNE leased land and a house from BLAYNEY at Tullycollive worth £10/yr, and also on March 16, 1842.
The Freeduff Parish Register has a significant number of BROWNE family members who are related to townlands mentioned in deeds that seem to connect this family. I have just entered the BROWN names beneath, but for a full picture, see: Freeduff Church Register Transcriptions:
 John EASTWOOD of Castletown, Co. Louth.
 John BROWN, son of John BROWN
 William BROWN, son of John BROWN
 John BROWN father of aforementioned William and John.
 Alexander BROWN of Cloghogh. Several generations later, an Alexander BROWNE shows up in Griffiths Valuations as owning land at Cloghogh.
 Alexander COMBE, solicitor of Dundalk
 James EASTWOOD of Castletown, Co. Louth. A Rev. James EASTWOOD was a large landholder in the region.
 Alexander BROWN carpenter of the townland of Clogher
 William BROWN of Kiltybane
 Alexander DONALDSON of Cloghog, farmer. There are many men who might fit this description and few who can be totally ruled out at this stage.
 I suspect this should be Owen CARRAGHER I will order the deed. In the 1766 Census of Creggan, he lived at Liscalgot – as did George JACKSON (1718-1782), the great-great-grandfather of Sir Thomas JACKSON. Owen CARRAGHER. In 1822, a will was probated at Clogher for an Owen CARRAGHER of Killybolley. An abstract may be available. I would assume the date of the Deeds Registry would tie into this. A tombstone in Casteltown Graveyard has a record of: CARRAGHER IHS Erected by Michael Carragher of Clanbrazil Street Dundalk in memory of his wife Mary Carragher who departed this life October 6th 1839 aged 61 years. In 1824, a number of CARAGHERs lived at Cullaville, including an Owen and a Patrick CARAGHER. One of the famous highwaymen of the region was Big Charlie CARAGHER (a ballad was penned to his fame). SOURCE: http://www.cregganhistory.co.uk/timelinecullyhannabig.htm SEE also reference in Thompson BROWN notes: Copy Lease dated 19th April 1805.
 Timothy O’BRIEN
 Joseph DONALDSON of Clough, Farmer.
 Cornelius BROWNE of Tullycolive, Parish of Muckno, Co. Monaghan. He held a lease for Tullycolive in 1830 from Lord BLAYNEY (SOURCE: Freeholders Imp. Reporter). Note: In a latter generation, a Cornelius BROWNE shows up in Freeduff Register as born March 1843, son of William BROWN of Tullycollive & Margaret WYLIE. Also, a John BROWN of Tullycollive was ordained May 19, 1849 (SOURCE: Freeduff Parish Register).
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