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James Brown

M, #7815
  • Occupation*: James was Shoemaker.
  • Marriage*: He married Helen Whitton, daughter of William Whitton and Betty Thornton, on Friday, 2 February 1855 at Prinlaws, Leslie, Fife, Scotland; 1855 marriages in the parish of Leslie in the county of Fife registered by James Simpson registrar; February Second 1855 at Prinlaws, marriage after banns solemnized between us according to the ceremonies of the U P Church; James Brown usual residence Leslie, aged 32, sailor, bachelor, born (not registered) at Crail, Fifeshire 8th Decr 1822, parents Thomas Brown (deceased), sailor, and Margaret Bell (deceased); Helen Whitton, usual residence Leslie, aged 25, mill worker, spinster, born & registered at Liff & Benvie 24th July 1829, parents William Whitton and Elizabeth Whitton, weaver, maiden surname Thornton; minister William Johnston minister, Andrew Black & James Banks witnesses; registered 1855 February 2nd at Leslie, James Simpson registrar [GROS statutory marriages 444/00 0005 [Oct 2010] & Richard Whitton website [Aug 2010].1,2]

Census Events

Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Helen Whitton in the 1861 census at Main Street, Leslie, Fife, Scotland. James Brown, head, 37, shoemaker, b Crail; Helen, wife, 31 b Liff & Benvie; also in the household were Thomas Brown, Elizabeth Brown and Margaret Whitton Brown.3
Last Edited: 14 Apr 2015


Helen Whitton b. 20 Jul 1829, d. 20 Jul 1912


Thomas Brown b. 28 Nov 1855
Elizabeth Brown b. 28 Dec 1857
Margaret Whitton Brown b. 6 Feb 1860
Ann Smith Brown b. 20 Feb 1862
William Brown b. 2 Jan 1865


  1. [S26] Unknown author Robert Whitton, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn www.robertwhitton.eu.
  2. [S27] Unknown author GROS, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn General Record Office for Scotland www.scotalndspeople.gov.uk.
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) www.ancestry.co.uk [Sep 2010].