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David Brown

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David Brown (c1843-1901) of David Brown and Sons

c1843 Born at Northowram, Halifax, the son of John Brown (c1813-<1851) and his wife Ellen (Mason?) (c1816- )

1851 Living at 28 Labour Street, Halifax: Ellen Brown (age 35 born Northowram), Widow and Bobbin Winder. With her four children; William Brown (age 15 born Northowram), Spinner; Rhoda Brown (age 13 born Northowram), Flower Setter; Charlotte Brown (age 11 born Northowram), Spinner; and David Brown (age 8 born Northowram). One lodger.[1]

1861 Living at 65 Green Lane, Halifax: Ellen Brown (age 45 born Halifax), Widow and Housekeeper. With her four children; William Brown (age 25 born Halifax), Warehouseman in a small ware manufactory; Rhoda Brown (age 22 born Halifax), ?? at Carpet Factory; Charlotte Brown (age 20 born Halifax), ?? at Carpet Factory; and David Brown (age 18 born Halifax), Pattern Maker.[2]

1867 October 31st. Married Mary Jane Matthews (1841-1908). Both of Huddersfield.[3]

1869 Plans for a new house in South Street.[4]

1870 Death of his son Lewis age 13 months. David Brown of South Street.[5]

1871 Birth of son Ernest Matthew Brown

1871 Living at South Street, Huddersfield: Edwin Hanson (age 51 born Huddersfield), Engineer in Machinery. With his wife Jane Hanson (age 58 born Shepley) and their son John William Hanson (age 22 born Hanley, Yks), Engineer in Machinery. Also his son-in-law David Brown (age 28 born Halifax), Pattern Maker Wood. With his wife Mary Jane Brown (age 30 born Shepley) and their son Ernest Matthew Brown (age 1 Month born Huddersfield).[6]

1873 Birth of son Francis Edwin Brown

1878 Birth of son Percy Brown

1880 Partnership dissolved. Thomas Broadbent and David Brown as Patent Liquor Machine Makers of Chapel Hill.[7]

1881 Listed as 'Brown David, 72 South st. Huddersfield'[8]

1881 Living at South Street, Huddersfield: David Brown (age 39 born Halifax), Model Maker employing 3 Men and 4 Boys. With his wife Mary Jane Brown (age 40 born Shepley) and their three sons; Ernest Matthew Brown (age 10 born Huddersfield); Francis Edwin Brown (age 7 born Huddersfield); and Percy Brown (age 3 born Huddersfield). One servant.[9]

1891 Living at 72 South Street, Huddersfield: David Brown (age 49 born Halifax), Engineer's Pattern Maker and an Employer. With his wife Mary Jane Brown (age 49 born Shepley) and their three children: Ernest M. Brown (age 20 born Huddersfield); Francis E. Brown (age 17 born Huddersfield), Engineer's Pattern Maker; and Percy Brown (age 13 born Huddersfield), Engineer's Pattern Maker. One servant.[10]

1901 Living at 72 South Street, Huddersfield: David Brown (age 58 born Halifax), Retired Pattern Maker. with his wife Mary J. Brown (age 59 born Shepley) and their three sons; Ernest W. Brown (age 29 born Huddersfield), Pattern Maker and Gear Cutter and Employer; Frank E. Brown (age 24 born Huddersfield), Pattern Maker and Gear Cutter and Employer; and Percy Brown (age 23 born Huddersfield), Pattern Maker and Gear Cutter and Employer. One servant.[11]

1901 Died. David Brown, Pattern maker and gear cutter, passes away in his 59th year.[12]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. Huddersfield Chronicle - Saturday 09 November 1867
  4. Saturday 24 July 1869, Huddersfield Chronicle
  5. Huddersfield Chronicle - Saturday 12 March 1870
  6. 1871 Census
  7. Huddersfield Chronicle - Saturday 10 January 1880
  8. 1881 Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire
  9. 1881 Census
  10. 1891 Census
  11. 1901 Census
  12. The Engineer 1901/07/12, p041.