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By Randall Scott Treadway

A Tribute to my Ancestors - And a Legacy to my Children

     Welcome to my Brown Lineage Page. My Brown's came from Barking, England to Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. I believe the information below is correct, but if you find any discrepancies, or you would like to add anything to this site, please email me, as most of this information has been given to me by others. It is up to you as the researcher to find if the facts are correct. I hope you find the information helpful to you. I would like to thank Judy Ring and all of my newly found cousins for contributing information to me which helped me fill in the gaps. Thank you all.

     Please remember each bit of information found here, or elsewhere, must be researched and proven by weight of evidence, via you, the researcher.

Descendants of Thomas Brown

*****************1st Generation*****************

    Thomas Brown was born on 27 March 1666 in Barking, Co. Essex, England.  He married Mary Ayre on 17 July 1694 in Plaistow, Co. Essex, England.  Mary was born on 17 May 1664 in Lincolnshire, England, the daughter of Alexander Ayre.  Thomas, Mary, and their first 5 children left Co. Essex, England, and sailed for the "New Colonies."  They settled first in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, and later relocating to Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

From the Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Site:  On 2nd of October, 1728, Plumstead friends asked to have a meeting for worship every other First day, which was granted, and it was held at the house of Thomas Brown. The first meeting house was erected in 1729.

    Thomas died on 27 Dec 1747, and Mary died on 15 Apr 1748, both in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.   Their children were:

1.  George Brown, born 03 Apr 1695 in England.  He married Sarah Shaw on 17 Mar 1721/22 in Middletown Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.  Sarah was born on 04 Apr 1706 in Northampton Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Susannah Shaw. George died on 05 mar 1747/48. George left a Will dated 29 Feb 1749, and Proved on 26 Jul 1748. After the death of her husband, Sarah married John Watson. Sarah died ca 1772, leaving a Will dated 27 Mar 1770, and Proved on 15 Jan 1773. George and Sarah's children were:

     a.  John Brown, born 07 Feb 1723, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married Jane Harvey on 24 Mar 1749/50 in the Bucks Monthly Meeting House, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     b.  Jonathan Brown, born 23 Aug 1724, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     c.  Susannah Brown, born 23 Sept 1725, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married Benjmain Kinsey on 23 Mar 1748/49 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Benjamin was born on 22 Oct 1727, the son of Edmund Kinsey and Sarah Osborne. Sarah died on 24 Feb 1765, and Benjamin died on 12 Jul 1789, both in Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Children: Martha, George, Jonathan, Susanna, Sarah, Mary, Lucretia, and Benjamin Kinsey.

     d.  Mary Brown, born 27 Jul 1728, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married Henry Harvey. Children: Jonathan Harvey.

2.  Thomas Brown, born 01 Sept 1696 in Barking, Co. Essex, England.  He married twice.  He married first to Magdalene Jones.  He married second to Elizabeth Dawson on 07 Feb 1720/21 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.  Elizabeth was born on 27 May 1701 in Chebsey, Co. Staffordshire, England, the daughter of John Dawson and Catherine Fox.   Her sister Ann married Joseph Brown.  Thomas Brown died on 21 Aug 1757 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth died on 10 May 1733. (Childrens birth dates are from LDS files).  Their children were:

     a.  Ann Brown, born ca 1721 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     e.  Elizabeth Brown, born ca 1722 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married Andrew Ellicott on 31 Dec 1755 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Andrew was born ca 1734 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, the son of Andrew Ellicott and Ann Bye. Elizabeth died ca 1766. Childern: Jonathan, Elias, George, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Andrew, and Elizabeth Ellicott. After the death of Elizabeth, Andrew married Esther Brown.

     c.  Matthew Brown, born ca 1724 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     d.  Hannah Brown, born ca 1726 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     e.  Moses Brown, born 21 Oct 1727 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

3.  Mary Brown, (See 2nd Generation), born 31 Jan 1697/98 in Barking, Co. Essex, England.

4.  John Brown, born 02 Dec 1699 in Barking, Co. Essex, England.  He died on 12 Aug 1727, leaving a Will dated 02 Feb 1727, and Proved on 01 Oct 1728, in which he leaves his plantation to his four brothers, with legacies to his two sisters Mary Shaw, and Hester Brown, and many nieces and nephews.

5.  Ann Brown, born 23 May 1701 in Barking, Co., Essex, England.  She died on 07 Jan 1791.

6.  Alexander Brown, born 11 Nov 1702 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.  He married Esther Dyer on 03 Oct 1735 in the Buckingham Monthly Meething House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.  Esther was born in England, the daughter of John Dyer and Elizabeth Apperly.  Her brother Josiah married Hester Brown. Alexander died on 02 Nov 1782, and Esther died on 14 Apr 1785, both in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Alexander left a Will dated 01 Apr 1782, and Proved on 03 Dec 1782. (Childrens birthdates from LDS files). Alexander and Esther's children were:

     a.  Elizabeth Brown, born 22 Jul 1736 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married Joseph Rich on 24 May 1759 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Children: Mary, Alexander, Joseph, Josiah and John Rich.

     b.  Josiah Brown, born 28 Feb 1738 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     c.  Esther Brown, born 29 Feb 1740 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married Andrew Ellicott on 09 Sept 1767 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. See Andrews information above with Elizabeth Brown. Childen: Joseph, Tacy, James, Andrew, Thomas and John Ellicott.

     d.  Thomas Brown, born 04 Jan 1741 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.   He died on 07 Sep 1742 in the same Township.

     e.  Alexander Brown, born 15 Jul 1743 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Kinsey on 10 Jan 1770 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Alexander died in 1776 in Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, leaving a Will dated 23 Jan 1776, and Proved on 19 Mar 1776. Children: Levinia, Sarah, and Elizabeth Brown.

     f.  Mary Brown, born 13 Mar 1745 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.   She died on 21 Jan 1746/47 in that same Township.

     g.  John Brown, born 24 Jan 1746/47 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Children: Susanna Brown.

    h.  Martha Brown, born 13 Jan 1748/49 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married William Shoemaker on 21 Nov 1771 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     i.  Mary Brown, born 17 Apr 1751 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married Ezekial Haizley. Children: Martha Haizley.

     j.  Jonathan Brown, born 01 Aug 1753 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Children: Thomas Brown.

     k.  Thomas Brown, born 15 Dec 1755 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     l.  James Brown, born 15 Dec 1757 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

7.  Elizabeth Brown, born 13 Apr 1705 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.  She married Thomas Robinson on 20 May 1726 in Pennsylvania.

8.  Joseph Brown, born on 10 Dec 1707 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.  He married Ann Dawson on 29 Mar 1729 at the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.  Ann was born on 03 Apr 1705 in Chebsey, Co. Staffordshire, England, the daughter of John Dawson and Catherine Fox. Her sister Elizabeth married Thomas Brown.  Joseph died on 26 Feb 1747/48, and Ann died on 07 Jan 1791, both in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Joseph left a Will dated 24 Feb 1748, and Proved on 16 May 1748. Ann also left a Will dated 01 Jan 1791, and Proved on 21 Jan 1791. (Childrens birth dates from LDS files). Their children were:

     a.  Abraham Brown, born 23 Apr 1730 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married Mary Trotter on 29 Mar 1754 in the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting House, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. I found Abraham listed in the 1790 Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Census, and the 1800 Londonderry Twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania Census?, and the 1810 Falls Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Census records. He died on 15 Mar 1822. Children: Mary, Dinah, Elizabeth, Abraham, Joseph, Rebecca, Hannah, and Benjamin Brown.

     b.  Isaac Brown, born 18 Jun 1731 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He died on 15 May 1777.

     c.  Ann Brown, born 10 Feb 1733 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married a Mr. Rich.

     d.  Dawson Brown, born ca 1735 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     e.  Joseph Brown, born 08 Jul 1737 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married Mary Preston on 22 Aug 1759 in the Bucks Monthly Meeting House, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Mary was born on 17 Feb 1739/40, the daughter of William Preston and Deborah Chesman. Children: Ann and Sarah Brown.

     f.  Leah Brown, born ca 1739 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married John Ellicott. John was born ca 1734, the son of Andrew Ellicott and Ann Bye. Children: Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, Hannah, and John Ellicott.

     g.  Elizabeth Brown, born ca 1741 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married Abraham Paxson on 23 Nov 1775 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Abraham was born on 19 Jun 1749, the son of Thomas Paxson and Sarah Harvey. Children: Sarah, Hannah, and Elizabeth Paxson.

9.  Hester Brown, born 23 Feb 1708/09 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.  She married Josiah Dyer on 25 Dec 1728 at the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.  Josiah was born ca 1708 in England, the son of John Dyer and Elizabeth Apperly.  Hester died on 08 Apr 1784, and Josiah died on 15 Apr 1780, both in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.  (Childrens birth dates from LDS files).  Their children were:

     a.  Joseph Dyer, born 30 Sept 1739, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     b.  Josiah Dyer, born 14 Oct 1731, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     c.  John Dyer, born 01 Sept 1736, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married Jemima _____.

     d.  Mary Dyer, born 01 Jul 1740, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     e.  Hester Dyer, born 29 Oct 1742 in Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married John Bradshaw on 26 Jul 1775 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. John was born 14 Mar 1741/42 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, the son of James Bradshaw and Ruth Lowther.

     e.  Phebe Dyer, born 1746, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     f.  Rachel Dyer, born 1748, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     g.  Elizabeth Dyer, born 1755, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

     h.  Thomas Dyer, born Unknown, Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Preston on 13 Apr 1774 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

*****************2nd Generation*****************

     Mary Brown born 31 Jan 1697/98 in Barking, Co. Essex, England, married James Shaw on 24 Sept 1718 in Abington, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.  James was born 09 Jan 1693/94 in Middletown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, the son of John Shaw and Susannah _____(possibly Willard, but not proven).  Mary died on 09 Jun 1764, and James died on 03 Dec 1761, both in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. 

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