William Brown, when and where where you born?
Known information about William begins with his marriage.
William Brown married Ann Clarke on 6 October 1816 at Colchester, Essex. 
Nine of their children were baptised at the New Meeting House, Helens Lane, Colchester. Both dates of birth and baptism were recorded.
Hezekiah William was born on 7 Feb 1818 and baptised on 20 Jun 1819
George Samuel was born on 12 Sep 1819 and baptised 17 Sep 1820
Caroline was born on 19 Mar 1821 and baptised 25 Mar 1821
Charles Alfred was born on 28 Jul 1825 and baptised on 15 Jun 1828
Amelia Ann was born on 3 Jun 1827 and baptised on 15 Jul 1827
Harriet was born on 4 Jun 1829 and baptised on 16 May 1830
Rebecca was born on 27 May 1831 and baptised on 25 Sep 1831
Hester was born on 12 Dec 1834 and baptised on 21 Jun 1835 and
Sarah was born on 6 Feb 1837 and baptised on 13 Aug 1837.
The family was living in the parish of St. Giles, Colchester when the three eldest children were baptised and then in the parish of St. Peter, Colchester.
Daughter Eliza was baptised at an Independent Church in Manningtree, Essex, north east of Colchester. She was born on 18 Nov 1823 and baptised on 28 Mar 1824. The register further recorded the family was then living at Manningtree and William was working as a cordwainer.
Youngest son Moses was born in 1839 at Oldham, Lancashire. The birth index records his mother's maiden name as Clark.
In the 1841 census the Brown family was residing at Lime St, Oldham above Town, Lancashire. William, aged 40, was still a cordwainer. Ann was aged 36. George, aged 22, was also a cordwainer. Carroline [sic] aged 20, Eliza aged 17, Charles aged 15 and Amelia aged 13, were all working as cotton frame tenters. Harriet was aged 12, Rebecca aged 10, Esther [sic] aged 8, Sarah aged 6 and Moses aged 1. [HO107/546/3 13 Pg 20 & 14 Pg 21]
In this census the age for adults, 15 years and up, was to be rounded down to the lower multiple of 5. However the enumerator in this instance appears to have been recording the actual age of each person.
It is believed daughter Rebecca died in 1843 aged 13 years [Death Jun Qtr 1843/Ashton and Oldham 20 96].
William Brown died on 8 April 1849 at Hurtles [?] Green, Chadderton, Lancashire aged 57 years of consumption. His death certificate further recorded William was a cordwainer. The informant of his death was Charles Brown, of the same address, who was present at the death.
 Marriage from FamilySearch - Family History Library Family History Library, Microfilm : 178086 [not sighted]
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