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From: "Wendy & Cory Johnson" <>
Subject: Re: Who were your English Brownes?
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 21:24:47 -0700
My Brownes actually were from Mount Joy, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. My Great
Uncle Paddy browne owned the Halfway House Pub in Co. Tyrone. My great
grandmother was Susan Browne Barclay (Paddy's sister) who emigrated first to
Philadelphia, PA then later to Montreal, PQ.
Her father was John Browne and her mother was Catherine Martin. Susan
Browne was bron in Castlederg on December 5, 1881. She had 3 brothers and 2
sisters and 1 half-sister. Her borther are: Charles, William J, and Paddy
(Patrick). Her sisters are: Catherine (Cassie), Margaret, and Minnie (who
was her half sister from her fathers first marriage of which any information
Susan married Charles Barclay in Ireland on May 5, 1910 at St, Mary's Roman
Catholic Church in Knockmoyle, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, and they went on to have
5 children. Only 1 (eldest daughter Margaret aka Molly) was born in Mount
Joy, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. All the other children were born in Pennsylvania
with the exception of Bernice Rose who was born in Montreal, PQ. The
youngest (Charles Vincent Patrick) died at a very early age. I think he was
2 years old.
Susan Browne Barclay died in September 1948 in Carlton, Ontario.
If anyone can find out any information for me I would be greatly
appreciative as I seem to have encountered a roadblock with this family.
I'm particularly looking for information on John Browne's first marriage.
A BIG thank-you and I look forward to hearing from other Brownes!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathleen Woodside Freiburg" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 5:44 PM
Subject: Who were your English Brownes?
> Hi, Everyone. . .
> I'm just curious and imagine some of the others on this List are, too?
Can you each tell us something of the BROWNE family your working on with
> Who are they?
> When and where were they born?
> How many children?
> Who is the oldest known BROWNE in your known line?
> Where was their principal residence? Shire and/or City, Town, Village?
> Did any in your BROWNE line ever emigrate to another country?
> If so, what country? When?
> Are there any little-known or unique facts in your BROWNE line history
> that sets your BROWNES apart from others of the same name?
> In America BROWNE (or BROWN) is a very common name, although not as bad as
SMITH, I'd wager. Is it so in England?
> -- Kathleen
> List Admin