Robert Doig BROWN1

(1905 - 1972)
Father*William BROWN1 b. c 1877, d. 1931
Mother*Christina Nowell (Tina) McINNES1 b. 1875, d. 1952
Robert Doig BROWN was born at 135 Campsie St in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 24 December 1905.1,2,3

He arrived in London on 24 July 1931 on the Ranpura, having left Penang, Malaya. He gave his intended address as 8 Loanhead Av, Renfrew and described himself as a 'planter'. It is not clear how or when he originally went to Malaya, although it may have been via the delivery voyage of one of the Simons shipyard's dredges.4

He returned to Malaya on the Glenogle, leaving London on 5 March 1938, bound for Port Swettenham (the old name for Pelabuhan Klang, the port of Kuala Lumpur).5

He married Mary GORDON between 1939 and 1942. This marriage may possibly have taken place in Malaya.

By February 1942, when his wife escaped the Japanese takeover of Malaya, he was recorded as being a prisoner in the Japanese Index Cards of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees, which show he was a planter and had been a Lance-Corporal (#6685) in the Federated Malay States Volunteer Force (enlisted 1938), and was transferred to Singapore in May 1943. However, in his Liberation Questionnaire he states he was originally captured in Singapore on 15 Feb 1942 and was in Changi from Feb - May '42, later various camps in 'Siam', then Syme Rd (Dec '43 - Feb '44) then back to Changi until Sep '45.6,7,8

He returned to the UK after the war on the Aquitania, arriving in Southhampton on 10 January 1946, having left from Sydney. It is not clear how he managed to get from Singapore to Sydney after the war, but we presume Mary was living in Sydney from 1942 until 1946. He once again described himself as a rubber planter.4

He subsequently retuned to Malaya, leaving Southampton on 4 April 1946 on the Indrapoera, bound for Singapore, and intending to reside there; he gave his occupation as rubber planter. His wife left Liverpool a little later to join him.5

He was the informant of Christina Nowell (Tina) McINNES's death at 8 Loanhead Ave in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, on 4 July 1952.9

Robert and his wife Mary left London on the the Strathmore on 8 March 1955, bound for Melbourne. They were living at Lochcarron, where he was farming, and returned to London on 26 Jun 1955 on the Oronsay.5,4

Robert died in 1972 in Lochcarron, Ross & Cromarty.10

Family

Mary GORDON (1905 - )
ChartsMartin McInnes descendancy

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Dennistoun, Statutory Births, GRO 644/03 0033.
  2. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk, Strathmore passenger list.
  3. [S1169] Commonwealth Far East Prisoner of War research database, at https://www.cofepow.org.uk/, Research database, Liberation questionnaire #1929A (date in error as stated as 1903, not 1905).
  4. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk
  5. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk
  6. [S1024] Malayan Volunteers Group, at http://www.malayanvolunteersgroup.org.uk
  7. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, War Office: Japanese Index Cards of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees, Second World War, 1942-1945 WO345/7; Malaya POW Camp Name list WO361/1946; POW #1 (Singapore) Camp Registration cards A-K Vol II WO367/2 (arrived overland 13 May 1943).
  8. [S1169] Commonwealth Far East Prisoner of War research database, at https://www.cofepow.org.uk/, Research database, Liberation questionnaire #1929A.
  9. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Renfrew, Statutory Deaths, GRO 575/00 0082, aged 76.
  10. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Lochcarron, Statutory Deaths, GRO 206/00 0009.

Robert Doig BROWN1

(c 1849 - )
Robert Doig BROWN was born circa 1849. (Birth date based on age at marriage).

He married Margaret KIRK in Campsie, Stirlingshire, on 27 January 1874.2

Family

Margaret KIRK (c 1850 - )
Children

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Blythswood, Statutory Marriages, GRO 644/07 1039.
  2. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, Parish of Campsie, Statutory Marriages, GRO 475/00 0010.
  3. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Grangemouth, Statutory Births, GRO 481/B0 0197.
  4. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Grangemouth, Statutory Births, GRO 481/B0 0196.

Robert Doig BROWN1

(1889 - 1955)
Father*Robert Doig BROWN1 b. c 1849
Mother*Margaret KIRK1 b. c 1850
Robert Doig BROWN was born on 15 November 1889 at Union Place in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.1

He married Margaret THOMSON at 9 Haldane St in Whiteinch, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 24 September 1914. (Church of Scotland) He was a marine engineer and she was a sewing machinist at this time.2

He sailed on the Morea from Colombo, Malaya to London, arriving on the 22 August 1930 - he gave his occupation as 'engineer', and was returning to live at Ferguson St, Renfrew.3

Robert died on 29 May 1955 at Nthn Infirmary in Paisley, Renfrewshire, at age 65 of chronic bronchitis, emphysema and cardiac failure. The informant was his daughter Margaret.4

Family

Margaret THOMSON (c 1892 - )
Child

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Grangemouth, Statutory Births, GRO 481/B0 0197.
  2. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Partick, Statutory Marriages, GRO 644/22 0410.
  3. [S664] Passenger List - Robert Doig Brown, Morea, 22 Aug 1930.
  4. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Paisley, Statutory Deaths, GRO 573/01 1955, aged 65.

Roda BROWN1

(c 1902 - )
Father*Thomas Wistar BROWN1 b. 1858
Mother*Margaret Muir COLDSTREAM1 b. 1867, d. 1919
Roda BROWN was born circa 1902 in Pennsylvania.1
The siblings Roda and Lida were listed in the 1910 US census at 208 Wesley Ave in Ocean City, Cape May, New Jersey, in the household of their parents, Thomas Wistar BROWN and Margaret Muir COLDSTREAM.1

Citations

  1. [S259] Census - 15 Apr 1910, US Census, Ocean City Ward 1, Cape May, New Jersey, Roll T624-870, Page 6B, ED 93, image 1103.

Thomas Wistar BROWN1

(1858 - )
Thomas Wistar BROWN was born in February 1858 in Pennsylvania.2

He married Margaret Muir COLDSTREAM, daughter of William COLDSTREAM and Fanny Caroline George ANSON, circa 1890.1

He was listed in the 1900 US census as head of the family at 5255 Tennantown Ave in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife Margaret; he claimed he was a janitor who hadn't worked for 7 months - this appears to be either a listing mistake by the enumerator, or a joke on Brown's part. Their children Margaret, Moses, Frances and William were listed as living with them.2

In January 1907 he was convicted on six counts of cruelty to his 6 children (Margerie (15), Moses (14), Francis (12), William (10) and Rhoda and Lydia) and fined $100 on each count. Subsequent events became even more bizarre when their mother and friends were accused of kidnapping the 4 oldest children and forcibly removng them to California (from NY Times files).

He was listed in the 1910 US census as head of the family at 208 Wesley Ave in Ocean City, Cape May, New Jersey, with his wife Margaret; he gave an occupation of 'none'. Their children Roda and Lida were listed as living with them.3

Family

Margaret Muir COLDSTREAM (1867 - 1919)
Children

Citations

  1. [S6] Newspaper - Times of London, Wednesday, Jun 11, 1919; pg. 1; Issue 42123; col A.
  2. [S423] Census - 1 Jun 1900, US Census, Philadelphia Ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Roll T623-1463, Page 1B.
  3. [S259] Census - 15 Apr 1910, US Census, Ocean City Ward 1, Cape May, New Jersey, Roll T624-870, Page 6B, ED 93, image 1103.

William BROWN

(c 1877 - 1931)
Father*Robert Doig BROWN1 b. c 1849
Mother*Margaret KIRK1 b. c 1850
William BROWN was born in Lanarkshire circa March 1877. (Birth date based on age at marriage).

He married Christina Nowell (Tina) McINNES, daughter of James McINNES and Mary McLEOD, at St Judes Church (Free Presbyterian), Jane St in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 10 November 1899. William was an engine fitter journeyman when he married.1

William died in 1931 in Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.2

Family

Christina Nowell (Tina) McINNES (1875 - 1952)
Children
ChartsMartin McInnes descendancy

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Blythswood, Statutory Marriages, GRO 644/07 1039.
  2. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Hillhead, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/12 0885, aged 54.
  3. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Dennistoun, Statutory Births, GRO 644/03 2440.
  4. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Dennistoun, Statutory Births, GRO 644/03 0033.

William BROWN1

He married Jane NEWELL in Walthamstow, Essex, on 24 October 1785.

Family

Jane NEWELL
Child

Citations

  1. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

William BROWN1

(1896 - )
Father*Thomas Wistar BROWN1 b. 1858
Mother*Margaret Muir COLDSTREAM1 b. 1867, d. 1919
William BROWN was born in January 1896 in Pennsylvania.1
The siblings Margaret, Moses, Frances and William were listed in the 1900 US census at 5255 Tennantown Ave in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the household of their parents, Thomas Wistar BROWN and Margaret Muir COLDSTREAM.1

Citations

  1. [S423] Census - 1 Jun 1900, US Census, Philadelphia Ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Roll T623-1463, Page 1B.

William Henry BROWN

(c 1865 - )
William Henry BROWN was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, circa 1865.1

William's marriage to Jessie FERGUSON, daughter of John FERGUSON and Margaret MOODIE, was registered between July 1906 and September 1906 in West Derby, Lancashire.2

He was listed in the 1911 census as Head of Family at 9 Ennerdale Rd in New Brighton, Liscard, Cheshire, with his wife Jessie; he was a ship-owner. His aunt Mary Nicoll MOODIE was also part of the household.1

Family

Jessie FERGUSON (1871 - 1974)
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN22059 RG78PN1310A RD452 SD3 ED7 SN231.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of West Derby, Vol 8b, p947, 3Q1906.

Arthur Russell BROWNE

(1903 - 1962)
Arthur Russell BROWNE was born in New Zealand in 1903.1

He married Olive Heath MACDONALD, daughter of Thomas Edmund MACDONALD and Harriet Jane CANNING, in Howick, Auckland, in 1951.2

Arthur died in 1962 in New Zealand.3

Family

Olive Heath MACDONALD (1897 - 1983)
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1903/18719, son of Henry George & Lucy Elizabeth.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 12953.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1962/38486, aged 59.