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The Brown Family in Cornwall

This page lists those members of the Brown family whose origins we are researching. Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, or have been supplied by other researchers and not personally verified by us. The list does not include children known to have died in infancy. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research.

Our Brown ancestors lived in the parishes of St Erme and St Allen, north of Truro in Cornwall. We have traced our line back to Henry Brown who married Elizabeth Bilky in 1783 in St Erme, but we are uncertain of his origins. The only baptism we have found which comes anywhere close was recorded in St Clement as the son of Henry and Mary Boone. We have also found a Richard and Philippa Brown living in St Erme, with a gap in the recorded baptisms of their children to leave room for Henry if he were part of their family.

Some of the names below are linked to a more detailed record in the on-line family tree (people marked with an asterisk do not have a full record). When you click on a link, the linked record will be displayed in a separate window. There you can see the family relationships as we understand them, together with notes on what we have found in parish registers, census returns and other records. All the places named below are in Cornwall unless otherwise indicated.

We also have a second Brown page which lists several generations of a Brown family which we know lived in St Erme at the relevant time. We think that this family may be connected to our own Brown tree, but we have not yet found the link.


Henry Brown
Baptised 1755 (Mar 2) St Clement
Married 1783 (Jul 27) St Erme
  (children listed in table 1 below)
Buried 1823 (Sep 21) St Allen


Elizabeth Bilky

Buried 1833 (May 26) St Allen

1. Children of Henry Brown and Elizabeth Bilky

Mary Brown
Baptised 1784 (May 28) St Erme
Henry Brown
Baptised 1787 (Apr 22) St Erme
Francis Brown*
Baptised 1803 (May 15) St Allen
Married 1842 (Nov 13) Kenwyn, Truro

Buried 1873 (Aug 10) Kenwyn, Truro


Elizabeth Gould
Baptised 1795 (Jun 14) Kenwyn, Truro
Buried 1872 (Mar 21) Kenwyn, Truro
John Brown
Baptised 1795 (May 10) St Allen
Married 1830 (Apr 10) Perranzabuloe
  (children listed in table 2 below)
Died 1870 (Mar 12) Chacewater


Mary Mitchell
Born about 1804 Perranzabuloe
Died 1890 (Feb 22) Highertown, Truro

2. Children of John Brown and Mary Mitchell (see table 1 above)

Henry Brown
Baptised 1831 (Jun 26) Perranzabuloe
Married 1855 (Jan 20) Kenwyn, Truro

Married 1857 (Jul 16) St Enoder
  (children listed in table 3a below)

Married 1874 (Feb 8) St George, Truro
  (children listed in table 3b below)
Buried 1911 (Jan 22) Kenwyn, Truro


Jane Tregoning
Buried 1856 (Jan 18) Chacewater
Selina Tamblyn
Baptised 1832 (Oct 24) St Enoder
Buried 1872 (Nov 5) Kenwyn, Truro
Caroline Stephens*
Born about 1835 Kenwyn, Truro
Buried 1908 (Apr 27) Kenwyn, Truro
Lavinia Brown
Baptised 1832 (Oct 8) Perranzabuloe
Married 1859 (Apr 7) St Mary, Truro
Died 1899 (Nov 23) St Clement, Truro


James Hearle Radmore*
Died 1897 (Oct 9) St Clement, Truro
Mary Ann Brown
Baptised 1834 (Mar 23) Perranzabuloe
Married 1865 (Dec 24) Plymouth, Devon

Died 1925 (2nd Qtr) Newton Abbot, Devon


John George Taylor*
Baptised 1836 (Apr 1) St Lawrence, Jersey
Died 1906 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth, Devon
John Brown*
Baptised 1836 (Oct 9) Perranzabuloe
Married 1881 (Jun 9) Pachuca de Soto, Mexico
  (children listed in table 5 below)
Died 1912 (Jun 9) Truro


Emily Veale
Baptised 1862 (Sep 26) Penryn
Died 1923 (Dec 13) Truro
Francis Brown
Born 1838 (2nd Qtr) Kea
Married 1871 (May 1) Perranzabuloe
  (children listed in table 4 below)
Died 1924 (Oct 5) Hennock, Devon


Emily Lavinia Keast*
Born 1853 (1st Qtr) Callestick
Died 1922 (May 11) Truro
Elizabeth Jane Brown
Baptised 1842 (May 15) Kea
Buried 1865 (Dec 1) Chacewater
Emily Brown
Born 1844 (Oct 31) Penstraze
Married 1872 (Apr 27) Devonport, Devon
  (children listed on Venn surname page)
Died 1922 (Nov 11) Devonport, Devon


Samuel Venn
Born 1842 (Jun 28) Combeinteignhead, Devon
Died 1919 (Jan 7) Devonport, Devon

3a. Children of Henry Brown and Selina Tamblyn (see table 2 above)

William John Brown*
Baptised 1861 (Dec 29) St George, Truro
Married 1894 (Sep 9) Kenwyn, Truro

Buried 1909 (Feb 2) Kenwyn, Truro


Annette Orchard
Baptised 1863 (Jun 7) St Mary, Truro
Died 1949 (3rd Qtr) Bideford, Devon
Charles Henry Brown*
Baptised 1872 (Feb 4) St George, Truro
Married 1906 (May 6) Kenwyn, Truro
  (children born in Kenwyn, Truro)
Died 1959 (3rd Qtr) Bodmin area


Florence Jane Kneebone
Born 1883 (May 30) Kenwyn, Truro
Died 1965 (Jan 4) Shortlanesend
Frederick James Brown
Baptised 1873 (Jan 12) St George, Truro
Living in Highertown, Truro at 1901 census

3b. Children of Henry Brown and Caroline Stephens (see table 2 above)

Alfred Stephens Brown*
Baptised 1875 (Jun 6) St George, Truro
Married 1901 (Aug 7) Bideford, Devon
  (children born in Northampton, Northants)
Died 1955 (1st Qtr) Bideford, Devon


Regina Hockin
Born 1878 (Mar 6) Bideford, Devon
Died 1963 (1st Qtr) Bideford, Devon
Richard Parks Brown*
Born 1880 (Aug 22) Truro
Married 1910 (Apr 9) Kenwyn, Truro
  (children born in Redruth area)
Died 1961 (Mar 26) Redruth


Elizabeth (Bessie) Waters
Born 1883 (Apr 11) Highertown, Truro
Died 1961 (2nd Qtr) Redruth

4. Children of Francis Brown and Emily Lavinia Keast (see table 2 above)

John Henry Brown*
Born 1871 (Aug 17) Perranzabuloe
Married 1900 (2nd Qtr) Taunton, Somerset
  (at least one child born in Taunton, Somerset)
Died 1942 (Apr 14) Taunton, Somerset


Minnie Crosse
Born 1873 (Jul 7) Taunton, Somerset
Died 1961 (Mar 8) Taunton, Somerset
Edith Maud Martha Brown
Born 1877 (Mar 8) Callestick
Died 1940 (3rd Qtr) Perranwell
Herbert Francis Brown*
Born 1881 (Jul 29) Perranzabuloe
Married 1922 (3rd Qtr) Bodmin
  (at least one child born in Truro area)
Died 1925 (Mar 26) Truro


Mary Ellen Jago
Born 1886 (Aug 30) Blisland
Living in Truro in 1939

5. Children of John Brown and Emily Veale (see table 2 above)

John Ernest Brown
Born 1883 (Jun 26) Pachuca de Soto, Mexico
Married 1935 (2nd Qtr) Truro

Died 1960 (Nov 22) Truro


Lilian Clarice Langdon
Born 1906 (Feb 23) Truro
Died 1983 (Nov 15) Truro
Mary Jane Brown
Born 1888 (Feb 21) Pachuca de Soto, Mexico
Married 1922 (2nd Qtr) Truro

Died 1959 (Oct 28) Exeter, Devon


Herbert James Allin Vanstone
Born 1888 (2nd Qtr) Stratton
Died 1939 (Mar 20) Exeter, Devon

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