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George Brown[1, 2]

Male 1842 - 1915  (72 years)


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  • Name George Brown  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Born 9 October 1842  Alexandria, Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Occupation Merchant Tailor  [5
    Submitter 53,54 
    Died 16 August 1915  Eastbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I5498  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 February 2008 

    Father Thomas Brown,   b. about 1807, Auchinleck, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 August 1869  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Janet Moffat,   b. 5 August 1810, Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 July 1871, Alexandria, Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F3438  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Allison McMichael Moffat,   b. 24 May 1852, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 September 1925, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married June 1876  Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • The Double Wedding in 1876.

      Wedding Festivities. - On Thursday last the neighbourhood of St. Clements' was astir owing to the marriage of the eldest and second daughters of Mr. James Moffat wholesale woollen draper, the eldest daughter to Mr. George Brown, of Alexandria Dumbartonshire, the second to the Rev. George Smith, of Halifax, Yorkshire. The marriage ceremony took place in Tacket-street Chapel, and was conducted by the Rev. V. M. Maybery, assisted by the Rev. Fairfax Goodall, of Lowestoft, where Mr. Smith's friends reside. The two brides were attired In silver grey silk, with veils and wreaths of orange blossoms. The bridesmaids, six in number, were in white trimmed with pink, the whole presenting a very Imposing and interesting spectacle; indeed, the ladies declared it to be a very pretty wedding. As the party left the chapel, the organ, played by Miss Prentice, pealed forth the joyous strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March. A goodly number of spectators were present, to some of whom it was a pleasureable opportunity of showing their regard for a worthy family on the occurrence of so interesting an incident in its history. - Suffolk Chronicle or Ipswich General Advertiser and County Express, June 24, 1876.

      Tokens of Goodwill.

      Mr. and Mrs. Brown have received many tokens of goodwill from their Eastbourne friends, the presents being numerous and valuable. Perhaps the gift which Mr. Brown values most of all is the handsome centre-piece which he has received from his employees.
      The Rev. G. S. Smith conducted the services at the Eastbourne Presbyterian Church on Sunday; and this (Wednesday) afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Brown will entertain the members of the Presbyterian Cycling Club and the Church workers at a garden tea at Sayerland, Polegate.
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      A DOUBLE SILVER WEDDING.

      MR. AND MRS. GEORGE BROWN.

      THE REV. G. S. AND MRS. SMITH.

      Silver wedding celebrations are not uncommon; but it very rarely happens that two couples, married on the same day are able to assemble together to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their nuptials. Such, however, has been the happy experience of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown (of Eastbourne and Polegate) and the Rev. G. S. and Mrs. Smith. Mr. Brown, who is 'a kindly Scot," hails from Alexandria, Dumbartonshire; and in his early manhood he served in a Scottish regiment of Volunteers under Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, with whom he recently had the pleasure of renewing his acquaintance. To a North Briton who was waxing enthusiastic over the scenery of his native land, Dr. Johnson politely remarked, "Let me tell you, sir, the finest prospect a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England." A liberal infusion of northern energy into Sussex would be no bad thing. Mr. Brown at any rate has no reason to regret having settled In Eastbourne, for after carrying on an extensive business as a tailor and outfitter at the establishment which is now known as the Royal Restaurant, he was able to secure more extensive premises at the corner of Terminus-road and Bolton-road - one of the best sites in the South of England. Mr. Brown represented the Central Ward in the Eastbourne Town Council for some years; and he is a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church, having long filled the post of Sunday School Superintendent. His residence is at Sayerland, near Polegate.
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      From the Eastbourne Gazette 26 Jun 1901

      SILVER WEDDING.

      BROWN - MOFFAT. - SMITH-- MOFFAT.
      June 22, 1876, at Tacket-street Chapel, Ipswich, by the Rev. V. W. Maybery, assisted by the Rev. Fairfax Goodall, of Lowestoft, Mr. George Brown, of Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, to Allison M., eldest daughter of Mr. James Moffat, 33, Fore-street, St. Clement's, Ipswich; also, at the same time and place, the Rev. George S. Smith, Congregational Minister, Harrison-road, Halifax, Yorkshire, to Agnes, second daughter of Mr. James Moffat. [6]
    Children 
     1. Jeanie May V Brown,   b. 1877, Islington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Hailsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. Thomas Moffat Brown,   b. 1879, Islington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 September 1900, Hailsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. Harold Gladstone Brown,   b. December 1880, Islington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 December 1953, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. Walter James Brown,   b. March 1882, Eastbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 November 1925, Delmar, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     5. George Gordon Brown,   b. 3 November 1883, Eastbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Allison Effie Brown,   b. June 1886, Eastbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1960, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Documents
    The Double Wedding in 1876
    The Double Wedding in 1876
    Article about the double wedding of George Brown to Allison Moffat, and George Smith to Agnes Moffat. Allison and Agnes were sisters - daughters of James Moffat. There is no indication of what newspaper this was published in.
    The Double Silver Wedding in 1901
    The Double Silver Wedding in 1901
    Article about the double silver wedding of George Brown to Allison Moffat, and George Smith to Agnes Moffat. Allison and Agnes were sisters - daughters of James Moffat. 25 years later the 2 couples were together to celebrate 25 years of marriage. There is no reference to what newspaper this was published in.
    Silver Wedding - Brown-Moffat and Smith-Moffat
    Silver Wedding - Brown-Moffat and Smith-Moffat
    Article from the Eastbourne Gazette of 26 June 1901 has short announcement of the Silver Wedding of George Brown to Allison Moffat and Rev George Smith to Agnes Moffat.
    Family ID F3402  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • Married his cousin, Allison McMichael Moffat, daughter of James Moffat.

      Married at joint wedding with Agnes, sister of Allison Moffat at Tacket Street Chapel, Ipswich. Celebrated silver wedding in 1901. Have cutting re this from Eastbourne Gazette of 26/06/1901.
      On census returns his age is always given as 3 years older than his wife. In fact from the marriage certificate he was 9 years older, so he is the same George Brown who was the son of Thomas Brown and Janet Moffat.
      Died at 9,Chiswick Place, Eastbourne.
      Several newspaper cuttings in the front of the photograph album about his death and funeral. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1633] .

    2. [S1679] .

    3. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    4. [S1207] GEDCOM file "waite.ged", submitted by Helier Waite.

    5. [S1629] GEDCOM file titled “Moffat family tree.ged”, from Christina Bradnam.

    6. [S1962] Booklet titled “Short Account of the parents of Walter and David Moffat”, drawn up by David and approved by Walter, The last page of the supplied PDF file had photocopies of 3 newspaper clippings. Transcribed by Roger Moffat. Only 1 is identified as to what newspaper it was published in.


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