Category Archives: Philip Brown and Elizabeth Matilda Patterson Family

Philip Brown, son of Thomas and Mary Brown, and the Heir & Devise Case File…

The Archives of the Ontario has a First and Second Heir & Devisee Index under Philip Brown’s name. They have an index online at this link that you can search.

Phillip Browns application for Heir Devisee on land owned by Thomas Brown

Phillip Browns application for Heir Devisee on land owned by Thomas Brown folder

Philip was under Rawdon Township, Parcel 170:1868 #40-4671 RG 40, Film#MS 657, reel 89. You can find this at the Family History Library on film #1316021. The film reads Land Records 1796 to 1894, The handwriting is very difficult to read for this case file.

This is the petition of Philip Brown son of Thomas Brown and Mary (Johnston) Brown regarding the West half of lot No. 3 in the 8th Concession of Rawdon, Clergy Sale No. 5475. You will see mention of Mary Brown, Henry, and Thomas Brown.

These documents are listed in the order they appeared on the film.  The handwriting is extremely difficult to read so I am not going to transcribe the various documents.  If you would like a copy of this file, leave a comment at the end of this post.

Here is a summary of the contents of the case:

1.  File Folder for Case #40-4671

2.  21. Notice Philip Brown Rec’d 8 January 1868 from Mr. [Megus] W1/2 Lot 3, 8 Con, Rawdon, 16 Jan. 1868 Allowed _______________

3. Affidavit of C.S. Coleman, Clerk of the Peace, County of Hastings 6 January 1868.

4.  Affidavit of Adam [Amoy Raulvil], Solicitor for Claims, Dec. 6, 1867.

5. Application of Philip Brown W/12 Lot 3 8 Con Rawdon (signed below unreadable) a jacket cover. .

6. ______#186 Mary Brown to Philip Brown Quit Claim Deed, she makes her mark Mary Brown, Witnessed by Henry Brown. [second] January 1868.

Quit Claim Deed Jacket for Mary to Phillip Brown. Mother to son.

Quit Claim Deed Jacket for Mary to Phillip Brown. Mother to son.

7. ______Dec. 5, 1867, Henry Brown & Thomas Brown to Philip Brown Quit Claim Deed.  Witnessed by Robert Mills, signed by Henry Brown and Thomas Brown.

8.  _____W1/2 3 – I Con, Rawdon, faded writing at bottom unreadable, jacket

9. Affidavit #477 Dept. of Crown Lands, Toronto January 8, 1868, by I. O. [Tachutt] for the Com Cr Land

10.  Thomas & Elizabeth Bateman to Philip Brown Quit Claim Deed ___ March 1866.

11. This indenture ___ March, 1866. Signed by Thomas and Elizabeth Batemen and witnesses by Wm. R. Parks, and G.H. Boulter.

12. Application of Philip Brown W1/2 Lot 3, 8 Con. Rawdon Affidavit of Henry Brown, Attorney ____________

13.  Affidavit of Henry Brown, several pages handwritten.

14.  Application of Philip Brown W 1/2 Lot 3, 8 Cons Rawdon, appt of Philip Brown, A _____________

15.  Affidavit of Philip Brown, several pages handwritten

16.  Application of Philip Brown….there are two from him.

These are receipts showing Thomas Brown, the father, paying for the land:

17. Receipt – Crown Land Agency, Belleville 19 February 1852, Received from Philip Brown eight pounds eight shillings ___pence seventh installment on West 1/2 lot 3 in 8th Conc. Rawdown Clergy Sale #5475 Sold to the late Brother Thomas, ___ [McAnnay]

18.  Receipt Crown Lands Belleville Feb. 1856, Rec’d from Mrs. Thomas Brown his widow, the sum of seven pounds 13/curr being an installment on West 1/2 lot No. 3, in 8th Concession of Hungerford Clergy  F McAnnany.

19. Receipt Crown Land Agency, Belleville 8 [July] 1847. Received from Thomas Brown the sum of six pounds, thirteen shillings and four pence, being the Ricaud Eustalands, W half of lot No. 3, 8 Conc of Rawdon, Clergy – F. McAnnany

20.  No. 127, Crown Lands Belleville 4 June 1844 Thomas Brown the sum of twelve pounds ten shillings being first installment of West 1/2 Lot No. three in the Eighth Con, in the Township of Rawdon in the District of Victoria, Clergy Lands containing 100 acres sold to him at the sale of 12/4 shillings per acre F McAnnay Dist. Agt. The _____  payable in nine equal yearly instalments with interest from this date.

21. No. 189, $55 Bank of Montreal, Belleville, 9 March 1866 Received from Thomas Brown fifty five dollars for account of the Dept. of Crown Lands, _____West half Lot No. three in the Eighth conc.  of Township of Rawdon, ______Acct. sign by _____________

22.  $90.00 Original for the Depositor, Bank of Upper Canada, Belleville, 17 Nov. 1859, Received from Thomas Brown, Ninety & no/100 dollars We 1/2 Lot No. 3, 8th Con. Township of Rawdown, A. J, Cameron…

23.  Principal 12 . 60 . 0 – Interest 2 . 10. 0 = $15.00 Crown Lands Agency Belleville 2 October 1849 Received from Mr. Thomas Brown the sum of Fifteen Pound, Currency, being the 3 and fourth instalment on West half lot No 3 in 8th Concession of Rawdon. Clergy Sale No. 5475 F. McAnnay Dist. Agt.

This is almost like getting a probate/estate file of your ancestor and it features the four children of Thomas and Mary (Johnston) Brown: Henry, Elizabeth, Phillip and Thomas. Thomas will be discussed in the next post. I believe it also mentions Thomas’ brother Philip. It does not include the Vance children which is interesting.  It also confirms that Mary, the mother, was still living in 1868.

Once again if you would like a copy of the file leave me a comment and we will connect.


Thomas and Mary Brown’s Children: Philip Brown and Elizabeth Patterson: Their Family

Philip Brown was a son of Thomas and Mary Johnston Brown.

Philip was born 6 July, 1845 in Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario.  He was baptized on 3 February, 1846 at the St. Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville.  He died in 1929 and is buried with his wife Elizabeth in the Stirling Cemetery in Stirling, Hastings Co., Ontario. I have created a memorial for them at Find A Grave.

Tombstone of Philip and Elizabeth Brown in Stirling Cemetery

Tombstone of Philip and Elizabeth Brown in Stirling Cemetery

He married Elizabeth Matilda Patterson on 24 December, 1869 and the record is in the Anglican Diocese of Ontario holdings.

Brown to Patterson, Bachelor of the Tp. of Rawdon, Co. Hastings. To Elizabeth Matilda Patterson of the same place, spinster by me, Geor. W.G. Group, Clk. incumbent of Stirling, Ontario. Witnesses: Robert Bird, Elizabeth Johnston.

Source:  Anglican Diocese of Ontario, Marriage of Patterson to Brown, 24 October, 1869, Rawdon, Hastings Co., #91. 

Philip and Elizabeth Brown had 4 children:

1. Thomas Patterson Brown was born about 1870 and he married Sarah Tucker born 1879.  They were married on 13 June, 1899 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario.

Thomas P. Brown, born Rawdon, age 28, about 1871, father Philip Brown mother Matilda Patterson, Spouse Sarah Tucker, age 20, born about 1879 in Rawdon, father Manford Tucker, mother Louise Cummings. He is a Bachelor and a farmer.

Source: Hasting Co. Ontario Marriages, Brown to Tucker, 13 June, 1899, Rawdon Twp., Ontario.

They may have had one daughter Keitha who married to a Robert Thayer.

2. Elizabeth Artilla Brown was born 21 October, 1872 and died 8 October, 1965. She is buried in the Stirling Cemetery.

She married Murney Hagerman born 1867 died 1938. He was the son of Donald M. Hagerman and Ann.  The marriage took place 20 January, 1892 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co. Ontario with witnesses, page 325 of Marriages Schedule B.

Murney and Elizabeth Hagerman Tombstone, Stirling Cemetery

Murney and Elizabeth Hagerman Tombstone, Stirling Cemetery

They had 3 children:  Arthur Shorey Hagerman 1894 to 1989, Florence Ada Hagerman b. 1900, and Frank Hagerman born 1902.

Murney and Artella are living in Rawdon in the 1901 per the census.

Line 19, 96, 97, Hagerman, Murney M, Head, m, 30 May 1866, 34, English, Farmer, Hagerman, Artella, F, wife, m, 21 Oct. 1872, 28, Irish, Hagerman, Arthur S, M. son, S, 1 Dec. 1894, 6, Hagerman, Florence A.C., F, daughter, S, 23, May, 1900, 0. All born in Ontario, Children are English, all Canadian, All Methodist

Source: 1901 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings North, Ontario, Dist#71, SDist M-4, page 9. 

3.  Henry McKenzie Brown was born about 1875 and died 1964.  He married 22 April, 1896 to Annie Alana Green, daughter of Alexander Green and Civilla Sine, source Ontario Marriages #005448.  They had 5 children: Gerald Brown 1897-1987, Harold Brown 1898 to 1977, Eva Brown 1901 to 1976, Mabel Brown 1903 to 1971, Charles Brown b. 1909.

Henry and Anna are listed in the 1901 Canadian Census with some of their children: Gerald, Harold and daughter Eva.

Line 39, 110, 121, Brown, Henry M, M, Head, M, 21, Nov. 1875, 25, Farmer. Brown, Anna E., F, Wife, M, 30 June 1875, 25, Brown, Gerald, M, Son, S, 10 Aug. 1897, 3, Brown, Harold, M, Son, S, 11 Aug, 1898, 2, Brown, Eva May, F, daughter, S, 20 March, 1901. All born in Ontario, English, Ch of England, 

Source:  1901 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings North, Ontario, Dist#71, SD #M, 2, page 11, April 26, 1901, J.S. Chard. 

4.  Margaret M. Brown was born about 1886 and died 1976 in Hastings Co. She is buried in the Stirling Cemetery along with her husband Richard Clements born 1880 and died 1956.  They were married 25 October, 1905.

Richard and Maggie Clements, some of their children - Tombstone, Stirling Cemetery

Richard and Maggie Clements, some of their children – Tombstone, Stirling Cemetery

Richard and Margaret Clements had 8 children:

1.  Thomas Moffat Clements was born November 1906 and died 1984. He married Ida Vance who was born 24 November 1909 and died 19 March 1997 and is buried in Stirling Cemetery. See Find A Grave for their tombstone.

2.  Marjory Clements was born about February 1908 and died 1960, she is also buried in Stirling Cemetery.

3. Clarence Clements was born 1909 and died the same year. He is buried in the Stirling Cemetery.

4.  Helen Clements born about April 1911.

5.  Ethel Clements born about 1913

6. Leslie Clements born 1914 and died 1964.  I am not sure of the sex of this individual.

7. Mae Clements was born 1919 and died 1967.  She is buried in Stirling Cemetery.

8.  Russell Clements was born in 1925 and died the same year.

Richard and Margaret are living in Rawdon Twp. in the 1911 Canadian Census:

Line 37, 9, 9, Clements, Richard, 12/5, M, Head, M, June 1880, 30, born Ontario, Merchant, $1000, $956,
Clements, Margaret, F, Wife, M, Jan, 1885, 26, born Ontario, none
Clements, Thomas M., M, son, S, Nov. 1906, 4, born Ontario
Clements, Marjorie, F, daughter, S, Feb. 1908, 3, born Ontario
Clements, Helen, F, daughter, S, April 1911, 1/12, born Ontario
Fleming, Jannet, F, Domestic, S, Sept. 1890, 20, born Ontario, Domestic
All Irish, Canadian and Methodist

Source: 1911 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings West, Ontario, page 1, Dist 80, SD#23, 4, W.F. Sine, June 1 and 2, 1901. 

The Clement family was very prominent in Hastings County.  I do not now at this time Richard’s connection to this large family.  This is not the only marriage of Brown to Clement.

Philip appears in the 1861 census with his family, his step father Thomas Vance, his mother Mary, his siblings and half-siblings.  I have shared this census in past posts regarding Thomas and Mary Brown.

In 1871 they are living in Rawdon Twp.

Line 14, 70, 75 Brown, Phillip, M, 26, born Ontario, C of E all, Irish all, Farmer, Married. Brown, Matilda, F, 23, born Ontario, married

Brown, Thomas, M 8/12, born Ontario.

Source: 1871 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 20, 62 North Hastings, No. 2 Div. 

They are still in Rawdon Twp. in the 1881 census and his half-sister is living with them.

Line 7, 64, 64, Brown, Phillip, M, 36, born Ontario, all Ch of E, all Irish, farmer, Married. 
Brown, Matilda, F, 34, born Ontario, married
Brown, Thomas, M, 10, born Ontario
Brown, Elizabeth, F, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Henry, M, 5, born Ontario
Vance, Margaret, F, 20, born Ontario

Source: 1881 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings, #page 15, North Hastings, Div. #3. 

In 1901 they have migrated to Huntington Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario.

22, 7, 7, Brown, Phillip, M, Head, M, Feb 12, 1845, 56 born Ontario, Ch of England all, All Irish, Farmer
Brown, Elizabeth M., F, wife, M, Feb 8, 1843, 54 born Ontario
Brown, Maggie, M, F, daughter, S, Jan 16, 1886, 15, born Ontario

Source: 1901 Canadian Census, Huntington Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 1, 71 Hastings N, SD#7, Polling #2, Charles Mills, April 8, 1901.

Phillip and Elizabeth Brown moved back to Rawdon Twp., by 1911 and in 1921 they are living in Springbrook Village, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario and they did not have any children listed living with them.

There is so much more research that could be done on this family of Philip and Elizabeth Brown such as more census work, finding obituaries, estates, deeds, and cemetery records to verify that these are the correct family members. This is a good start on this family.

In the next post I will share a summary of the Heir & Devisee record that I found. Phillip the son of Thomas and Mary Brown submitted an application regarding some land of his father’s in 1868. It is very interesting and ties this family together much like a probate record.