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From: patfryk <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Settler Correspondence - Stephen BROWN
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 11:42:12 +1200
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Well it just goes to show. One NEVER Ever can say "I've done the Stephen
Brown family". I had him as a greengrocer.
His three elder children (from his first wife) Stephen, Lydia and Benjamin
did not come out with him according to Mary Ann's Letters to Lydia
And Mary Ann and Nathanial do not feature in the several lists of those who
Benjamin and pregnant wife arrived in 1826. she died very soon after the
birth of her daughter Lydia who later married Alexander McGillewie. Benjamin
died early too and James and Jane White fostered Lydia from about the age of
10 months.
So it's back to the drawing board,
NB Pat Brown!!!
Sue you're a marvel.

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From: "Sue Mackay" <>
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Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 10:47 AM
Subject: [ZA-EC] Settler Correspondence - Stephen BROWN

>I have started on my next "project", as I have run out
> of Grahamstown Journals held at the National Archives
> in London. I am transcribing the 1820 settler
> correspondence held at Kew, and have more or less
> completed CO48/41, which covers A-B. As well as
> letters by the expected John BAILIE, Alexander BIGGAR,
> Samuel BRADSHAW and the exceedingly verbose Miles
> BOWKER there are also letters by those who originally
> hoped to lead parties. There are also early retuns
> showing how some of the parties changed in
> composition. As the file is large and some of the
> returns are best shown in tables, as I finish each
> section it will be sent to and
>, and I will alert the lists
> when each section goes on line. I have transcribed
> most of CO48/41 fron digital photos taken over a year
> ago by Tessa King, who has not had time to do anything
> with them. Tomorrow I am going to Kew and will check a
> few things, as well as hopefully photographing the
> bulk of the remaining correspondence. I would expect
> CO48/41 to be on line within a week or so.
> Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here is a
> transcription of a letter from Stephen BROWN. Pat
> Frykberg has tonight confirmed that this is "her"
> Stephen BROWN, who eventually emigrated in Cock's
> Party. Much more to come shortly
> Sue
> Cardiff
> (To the Right Honourable Earl BATHURST)
> The humble application of the ten undermentioned
> persons who wish to emigrate to the British
> Settlements at the Cape of Good Hope according to the
> regulation and plan of your Lordship.
> Stephen BROWN distiller wine cooper &c aged 40
> Sarah BROWN wife of the above aged 36
> Lydia BROWN daughter of the above
> Step'n BROWN aged 16
> Nathaniel BROWN son of Step'n BROWN aged 11
> Mary Ann BROWN daughter of Step'n BROWN aged 8
> Will'm BROWN son of Step'n BROWN aged 4 years
> Elizabeth CORNFIELD sister of the above Step'n BROWN
> having an income of thirty pounds per anum aged 44
> Benjamin BROWN Jun'r baker aged 21
> Thos. HILLMAN coppersmith and tin worker aged 25
> Edward HILLMAN brother of the above Thos. HILLMAN aged
> 13
> Nathaniel HILLMAN shoemaker aged 22
> Sam'l BUN gardener aged 29
> Thos. CLIFF farmer aged 47, wife and five children, 3
> boys and two girls
> George SKINNER butcher aged 48
> Mary SKINNER wife of George SKINNER aged 34
> Thos. COLEMAN gardner aged 33
> Mary COLEMAN wife of Thos. COLEMAN aged 34
> Will'm COLEMAN son of Thos COLEMAN aged 4 years
> Will'm ARNOLD carpenter aged 28
> Mary ARNOLD wife of Wm ARNOLD aged 28
> Mary ARNOLD daughter of Wm. ARNOLD aged 4
> Thos. BROWN sawyer aged 46
> Sam'l BROWN son of Thos.BROWN aged 14
> Thos. BROWN son of Thos.BROWN aged 12
> The above mentioned persons are all well and able
> bodied men having a ? capital. My fervent prayer to
> Almighty God that your Lordship may be plesed to exept
> of this our humble application.
> I remain your Lordship's most obedient & humble
> servant
> Stephen BROWN
> 14 Athern Street, Kings Road, Chelsea
> Oct 18th 1819
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