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Edward Vavasour Brown

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Edward Vavasour Brown (c1848-1920) of Huxham and Browns

1851 Living at 52 Alphington Road, Exeter: Charles Huxham (age 33 born Exeter), Iron Founder employing with his partners 41 men and boys as Huxham and Brown. Also his brother Frederick Huxham (age 46 born Exeter), partner see above. Also James A. Brown (age 41 born Hampstead, Mddx.) partner see above. His wife Mary V. Brown (age 39 born Exeter), and their children Ralph A. Brown (age 7 born Exeter), Charles A. Brown (age 5 born Exeter), Edward V. Brown (age 3 born Exeter), Margaret M. Brown (age 2 born Exeter), and Female Infant Not Named Brown (age 1 Month born Exeter). Two servants.[1]

1881 Living at 2 Regent's Park, Exeter: James A. Brown (age 71 born Hampstead, Mddx.), Manufacturing Engineer Employing 44 Men & 8 Boys. With his wife Mary V. Brown (age 66 born Exeter) and their three children; Chas. A. Brown (age 34 born Exeter), Manufacturing Engineer; Edwd. V. Brown (age 32 born Exeter), Manufacturing Engineer; and Margt. M. Brown (age 28 born Exeter). Two servants.[2]

1891 Living at 2 Regent's Park, Exeter: James A. Brown (age 81 born Hampstead, Mddx.), Steam Engine manufacturer - Employer - Widower. With his three children; Charley A. Brown (age 44 born Devon), Steam Engine manufacturer - Employer; Edward V. Brown (age 42 born Devon), Steam Engine manufacturer - Employer; and Margaret M. Brown (age 39 born Devon). Two servants.[3]

1911 Living at 7 West Terrace, Budleigh Salterton: Edward Vavasour Brown (age 63 born Exeter), Consulting and Manufacturing Engineer - Employer - Single.[4]

1920 December 29th. Died. 'The funeral of Mr. Edward Vavasour Brown, of the firm Messrs. Huxham and Brown, engineers, of Exeter, took place at Budleigh Salterton the day before yesterday. Deceased who was 73 years' age, passed away on Sunday at Avening House, Salterton, where he had been living for some years, having retired from active participation in the Exeter business. Of a genial nature, Mr. Brown made many friends at Budleigh Salterton, and was a subscriber to the Cottage Hospital and other deserving institutions.'[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1911 Census
  5. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 31 December 1920