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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

From the Diaspora

My name is Tony Brown. The birth of a Grandson motivated me to try and discover where his ancestors came from. Tracing my own lineage has not proved to be too difficult during the census years, but now I have come to an impasse, and I hope someone on this board can and will be kind enough to help me.

The earliest forebear I can be sure of is a man named BROWN who came from CAVENDISH. His given name was probably "Clear", but I have seen it rendered as "Clare" and "Clair". Being a direct descendant I would be delighted to have this point cleared up.

The IGI index suggests that he was born in 1802, and Christened on the 26th of December that year. His parents are given as Thomas and Hannah, although another researcher has suggested differently. Census records state that he was a carpenter by trade.

If anyone with knowledge of the Browns of CAVANDISH can tell me more I would be very grateful indeed. In return I can off information about his descendants, and a few pictures.

With all good wishes,
Tony Brown

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