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The Brown Family in Cornwall

This is a supplement to our main Brown surname page. It covers a Brown family who lived in the area of Cornwall which we are researching, north of Truro. We think that they may be connected to our own Brown tree, but we have not yet found the link. In some cases we have traced individuals but not the entire family.

We have traced our line back to Henry Brown who married Elizabeth Bilky in 1783 in St Erme. Listed here are the known members of the Brown family who lived in St Erme. There are no surviving parish registers from St Erme before 1671 and the early registers have some gaps, so the listing is incomplete. All the places named below are in Cornwall unless otherwise indicated.

Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, for example these could refer to a different person with the same name. The list does not include children known to have died in infancy (but we suspect that some infant burials are unrecorded). Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that you are related to any of the families listed here or can shed any further light on them.


William Brown
Married (date and place unknown)
Buried 1718/9 (Feb 19) St Erme

Ann (maiden surname unknown)
Buried 1734 (Jun 21) St Erme
There are two known children of William and Ann:
James Brown
Baptised 1672 (Sep 5) St Erme
Married (date and place unknown)
  (children listed in table 6 below)
Buried 1747 (Apr 10) St Erme


Ann (maiden surname unknown)

Buried 1747 (Apr 9) St Erme
William Brown
Baptised 1676 (Mar 26) St Erme
Married 1711 (May 29) St Erme
  (children listed in table 7 below)
Buried 1726 (Aug 27) St Erme


Rachel Behenna

Buried 1741/2 (Mar 16) St Erme

6. Children of James Brown and Ann [unknown]

John Brown
Baptised 1693 (Aug 2) St Erme
Married 1725/6 (Feb 2) St Erme
  (children listed in table 8 below)
Buried 1768 (Jun 20) St Erme


Mary Polgrain
Baptised 1695 (Nov 17) St Clement
Buried 1777 (Dec 4) St Erme
Leonard Brown
Baptised 1694/5 (Jan 30) St Erme
Married 1718/9 (Jan 29) Redruth
  (several children baptised in Redruth)
Buried 1748/9 (Jan 7) Redruth


Constance Paul
James Brown
Baptised 1698 (Apr 8) St Erme
Married 1725 (Dec 4) Redruth
  (several children baptised in Redruth)
Buried 1783 (Jun 3) Redruth


Margery Towen

Buried 1790 (Dec 23) Redruth
Ann Brown
Baptised 1700 (Aug 24) St Erme
Married 1727/8 (Feb 27) St Erme


William Plummer
William Brown
Baptised 1702 (Oct 13) St Erme
Richard Brown
Baptised 1705 (May 21) St Erme
Married 1725/6 (Feb 20) St Erme


Elizabeth Buckingham
Francis Brown
Baptised 1707 (Aug 18) St Erme
Married 1730/1 (Jan 3) Ladock
  (children listed in table 9 below)
Buried 1781 (Sep 18) St Erme


Joan Hocken

Buried 1774 (Jun 27) St Erme
Mary Brown
Baptised 1713 (May 2) St Erme
Married 1746 (Aug 21) St Erme


Francis Rowse

7. Children of William Brown and Rachel Behenna

Ann Brown
Baptised 1711/2 (Mar 10) St Erme
Rachel Brown
Baptised 1713 (Nov 26) St Erme
Married 1739 (May 12) St Clement
Buried 1786 (May 27) St Erme


Walter Daddow
Buried 1747 (Jul 13) St Erme
Elizabeth Brown
Baptised 1716/7 (Jan 3) St Erme
Married 1742 (Dec 11) St Clement
Buried 1782 (May 21) St Erme


Stephen Daddow
Buried 1776 (Mar 7) St Erme

8. Children of John Brown and Mary Polgrain (see table 6 above)

John Brown
Baptised 1726 (Dec 29) St Erme
Richard Brown
Baptised 1728 (Aug 26) St Erme
Married 1750 (May 20) St Allen
  (children listed in table 10 below)
Buried 1786 (May 11) St Erme


Philippa Harris

Buried 1809 (Feb 8) St Erme
Henry Brown
Baptised 1729/30 (Jan 20) St Erme
William Brown
Baptised 1731 (Sep 13) St Erme
Mary Brown
Baptised 1738 (Jun 19) St Erme
Married 1757 (Jan 30) St Erme

Buried 1804 (Jul 30) Kenwyn


John Dingle
Baptised 1734/5 (Feb 22) Kenwyn
Buried 1791 (Nov 20) Kenwyn

9. Children of Francis Brown and Joan Hocken (see table 6 above)

Ann Brown
Baptised 1734 (Oct 3) St Erme
Francis Brown
Baptised 1738 (Jun 5) Ladock
Married 1768 (Jun 16) St Erme
  (children listed in table 11 below)
Buried 1823 (Dec 2) Creed


Elizabeth Cock
Baptised 1741 (May 20) St Erme
Buried 1777 (Jul 22) St Erme
Richard Brown
Baptised 1740 (Oct 5) St Allen

10. Children of Richard Brown and Philippa Harris (see table 8 above)

Richard Brown
Baptised 1751 (Mar 31) St Erme
Married 1778 (Dec 26) St Allen
  (several children baptised in St Allen)
Buried 1823 (Nov 14) St Erme


Elizabeth Hoskins
Baptised 1756 (Oct 24) St Allen
Buried 1835 (Sep 12) Probus
Elizabeth Brown
Baptised 1754 (Jan 1) St Allen
Philippa Brown
Baptised 1759 (May 6) St Allen
Buried 1770 (Sep 8) St Erme
John Brown
Baptised 1761 (Feb 22) St Erme
Ann Brown
Baptised 1764 (Jun 24) St Erme
Married 1784 (Jan 31) Kenwyn
Buried 1818 (Feb 10) St Austell


Thomas Blamey
Buried 1831 (Sep 21) St Austell
James Brown
Baptised 1766 (Oct 12) St Erme
William Brown
Baptised 1769 (Jun 4) St Erme

11. Children of Francis Brown and Elizabeth Cock (see table 9 above)

John Brown
Baptised 1769 (May 25) St Erme
Married 1790 (Feb 6) St Erme
  (children listed in table 12 below)
Buried 1860 (Feb 12) Creed


Anne Bilkey

Buried 1814 (Dec 5) Creed
James Brown
Baptised 1769 (May 25) St Erme
Married 1791 (Mar 21) Creed
  (several children born in Grampound)
Buried 1854 (Apr 30) Creed


Ann Bilkey
Baptised 1769 (Apr 23) Creed
Susanna Brown
Baptised 1770 (Oct 1) St Erme
Joan Brown
Baptised 1772 (Jul 13) St Erme
Francis Brown
Baptised 1774 (Sep 29) St Erme
Married 1799 (Nov 2) Creed
  (several children baptised in Creed)
Buried 1846 (Dec 10) Creed


Jane (Jenny) Nancarrow
Richard Brown
Baptised 1776 (Nov 28) St Erme

12. Children of John Brown and Anne Bilkey (see table 11 above)

Elizabeth Brown
Baptised 1790 (Oct 31) St Erme
John Brown
Baptised 1792 (Oct 28) St Erme
Married 1818 (Apr 14) Creed
  (children born in Creed and St Austell)
Died 1874 (1st Qtr) St Austell


Ann Williams
Baptised 1796 (Mar 29) Creed
Died 1875 (2nd Qtr) St Austell
James Brown
Baptised 1794 (Dec 28) St Erme
Richard Brown
Baptised 1800 (Dec 28) Creed

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