Sweet Family West of Scotland

George BROWN

Person Chart

Parents

Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
BROWN

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth ABT 1852 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marriage 13 Dec 1877 Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Notes

When did they go to Australia?
I cannot find a census return for the family after 1881 until 1901. So sometime between these dates they went out and back again. If Allsion is right and Jeannie returned when she was 21, then that would be around 1899.

The census record of 1901 however shows that Jessie aged 14 was born in Australia (along with her brother William and sister Catherine) and she was born in 1887. The last child, Ada, was born in Cathcart in 1897. So this narrows their Australian sojourn down to between 1886 and 1896, I would guess.

I have no proof of exactly when though.

Directories: I cannot find any entries in the telephone directories around 1881 or 1904-8, so cannot fix when the family left for Australia
Census
1881
110 Annfield Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
George Brown Head Married Male aged 29 Commercial clerk Publishing born in Glasgow
Jeanie Brown Wife Married Female aged 28 born in Glasgow
Jeanie Brown Daughter Female aged 3 born in Glasgow
George Brown Son Male Aged 1 born in Glasgow
Willmina Brown Visitor Unmarried Female aged 69 Hosekeeper Domestic Servant born in Gorgie, Midlothian

1901
Tighmor, Cathcart, Renfrewshire
George Brown Head Married male aged 49 Publisher's Traveller Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jeannie Brown Wife Married Female aged 48 Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jeannie Brown Daughter Single Female aged 23 Saleswoman Costumes Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
George Brown Son Single male aged 21 Warehousman Silks Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary W Brown Daughter Single Female aged 19 Book Keeper Jeweller Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jessie Brown Daughter Female aged 14 Book Keeper Jeweller Born in South Yeard, Victoria, Australia
William Brown Son Male aged 11 Scholar Born in Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Catherine E Brown Daughter Female Aged 9 Scholar Born in Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Ada R Brown Daughter Female aged 4 born in Cathcart, Renfrewshire.
Commercial Clerk Publishing, Glasgow