George Edward BROWN c1833-1894
&
Ann BELL c1834-1930

Melbourne, Creswick & Digby, S-W Victoria, Australia

George Edward BROWN b. 1833 Kent, England, son of Stephen BROWN and Martha SCOTT, married, 1857 Melbourne, Vic to Ann BELL b. 1834 Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, dau of Andrew BELL and Isabel WOOD.

George BROWN was a carpenter at "Ardgarton" Station near Digby in the 1870s.

George BROWN and Ann BELL had the following children:

  1. Henry Edward BROWN b. 1856 Collingwood, Vic, d. 1858;

  2. Isabella BROWN b. 1858 Sandridge, Vic, m. Charles BARKER;

  3. William BROWN b. 1860 Creswick, Vic, m. Frances SIMKIN in 1887 at Digby. William was a selector at Digby, later "Wyndarra", Hamilton and they had the following family;

    1. Henry Edward "Harry" BROWN, b. 1888 Digby, Vic, d. 1963, m. Minnie ULLITHORNE.
      • WW1 1st AIF, Pte 1672, 23rd Battalion
      • enlisted 13-05-1915
      • RTA 27-08-1917
      • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No. 74, planted by Mr W BROWN

    2. Allan BROWN, b. 1890 Digby, Vic, m. Ellen SHIPHAM, d. 1968, Hamilton. Children - Allan William, George.
      • WW1 1st AIF, Pte 42, 39th Battalion [MM]
      • enlisted 31-01-1916
      • RTA 30-04-1919
      • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No. 70, planted by Mr H ANDERSON

      Alan BROWN [MM]
      Allan BROWN, Pte 42, 39th Battalion, [MM], 1st AIF
      born 1890, Digby, Victoria.

    3. Leonard John BROWNE, b. 1892, Digby, Vic, d. 1949, m. Gladys MATTHEWS
      • WW1 1st AIF, Dvr 11664, 3rd Motor Transport Coy
      • enlisted 05-05-1915
      • RTA 27-04-1919
      • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No. 72, planted by Mr J J McDONALD

      Leonard & Leslie BROWN, France, WW1
      1st AIf, France
      Leonard John BROWNE, Dvr 1164, 3rd Motor Transport Co., 1st AIF (standing)
      Pte 6005, Leslie Wilfred BROWN, [MID], 8th Field Co. Engineers, 1st AIF (seated).

    4. Leslie Wilfred BROWN, b. 1895, Hamilton, Vic, d. 1979, mar. Alvie SEDGWICK

      8th Field Company Engineers, AIF
      8th Field Company Engineers, 1st AIF, Hindenburg Line 1917
      Pte 6005, Leslie Wilfred BROWN, [MID], born 1895, Hamilton, Vic, seated far right (front row).

    5. Mervyn Willie BROWN, b. 1904, Hamilton, Vic, m. Florence KING, went to Qld.

  4. Margaret Elizabeth BROWN b. 1863 Creswick, Vic, m. William SIMKIN;

  5. George Andrew BROWN b. 1865 Creswick, Vic;

  6. Clara Louisa BROWN b. 1867 Merino, Vic, mar. Isaac HAYES of Colac;

  7. John Thomas BROWN b. 1869 Merino, Vic, ;

  8. Emily Maria BROWN b. 1871 Merino, Vic, mar. William HARRIS of Adelaide;

  9. Olive Kate BROWN b. 1873 Digby, Vic, mar. John McDONALD;

  10. Ann Martha BROWN b. 1875 Merino, Vic, mar. John Stephen MUNDY of Branxholme.


G. E. BROWN was listed as a buyer of one of the first Digby town allotments.


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