George’s Parents: William and Elsie Brown

Not much is known about William Brown.  He was born in Ireland about 1775 and married an Elsie Tymond also born in 1775.  She died before 1831 in Ireland from what I have been told. After her death William came to Canada with some of his children but apparently not all made the journey.

Ireland’s History in Maps – Surname Connections to Irish Counties website lists the surnames by county:

The website called:  Map Guide Ireland has a map that can help us locate the various areas of Ireland and they also have more maps that you can explore.

This map features the counties but Ireland also has states.


George their son, is said to have immigrated through Montreal, Quebec in about 1831 and made his way to Ontario.

The information about William and Elsie is supplied by a tree titled the Cunningham’s of Sudbury posted at  Information is also supplied by Robert (Bob) M. Hayes a cousin.

Some of the children who came to Canada were:

  1. George Brown who married Esther King and migrated from Ontario to settle in Lapeer Co., Michigan. 1801 to 1891
  2. Jeremiah Brown 1810 to July 1884, Sarnia, Ontario  UPDATE:  7/17/2014 – This person may not be correct.
  3. ADDITIONAL PERSON added 7/17/2014:  A sister Catherine Brown born 1806 in Ireland, married a Patrick Bird who was born about 1801 in Ireland.  Update: 8/1/2014 – It looks like her last name was Gregg based on a son named James whose death certificate is online at Ancestry under the Ontario Deaths and his informant lists Patrick Bird and Catherine Gregg as James parents. 
  4. Thomas Brown abt 1810 to 1848 m. Mary Johnson and had a son Philip 1845 to 1929
  5. Philip Brown 1817 to 1895 died in Hastings, Ontario m. Margaret McMurray
  6. Henry Brown born Nov 1820 in Ireland, d. 18 Sep 1899, Oil Springs, Lambton Co., Ontario m. Margaret Orr.

I haven’t done any research on William and Elsie Brown.  I have only just begun with George and Esther and their children.  Richard Brown their son has been my focus.  I have been building my research up to the moment when I do jump the Atlantic to Great Britain and dive into genealogical research in England, Ireland and Scotland.  I have dabbled but I am no expert.  So I will have to stop for now and fast forward to about 1881 and head for Manitoba where I can share my research on the Richard Brown and Edmund Boardman families.


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