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John Brown (1860 - 1945)

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John Brown
Born in Black Brush, Tasmania, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Congregational Church, Brighton, Tasmania, Australiamap
Husband of — married in Kempton, Tasmania, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bothwell, Tasmania, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jul 2013
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John was born in Bothwell, the third son of Robert and Mary. [1]. His father's occupation was 'labourer' and his mother was given as Mary formerly Morgan. His father Robert was the informant and made his mark, he is recorded as Robert Brown of Hamilton so possibly the family resided in Hamilton for a short while around John's time of birth.


John grew up in a rural community and worked on a farm.

In 1864 John's father became ill. John and his brother William were admitted to the Queen's Orphanage in Hobart [2]. John was aged 4 1/2 at this time, and William was six. Discharge details are not given.

First Marriage

John married Sarah Cox in Brighton in 1882 [3]. [4]


John and Sarah lived at Strathbarton, a property near Apsley, where John worked as a farn labourer.

John and Sarah had nine children.

Sarah died in the days following the birth of Mabel, their youngest child, of postpartum haemorrhage.

Second Marriage

John married Esther, Sarah's younger sister, who had moved in to help look after the children.

Later Family

John and Esther had three children.

A picture once existed of John sitting in the seat of a horse-drawn tractor, with a large bushy beard.

John was remembered by his grandchildren Vera and Beryl as being good with animals. He drove a team of four or six when needed, and drove a pair of two horses to pull his plough.

Esther died in 1930.


John died in 1945 in Bothwell and is buried there.


  1. Civil Birth Registration$init=RGD33-1-38p744j2k RGD 33/38 1860 1268
  3. Marriage register Brighton Congregational Church Transcriptions via LDS microfiche
  4. Civil marriage registration RGD37/1/41 no 27$init=RGD37-1-41p15j2k


Thank you to Irene Dillon for creating WikiTree profile Brown-21185 through the import of DillonFam3.GED on Jul 20, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Irene and others.

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