Author Topic: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Jane McLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's  (Read 1581 times)

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Hi All,

I am desperately trying to find sources (free might I add) that will allow me to reach further back from My Great-Great-Great-Grandparents:
William Brown b: 1886  d:1957
Mary Jane Brown (nee McLachlan) b: 1881 d:1962     Both buried in Clinton, South Island
Married 02/01/1912, and later divorced in 1955, Invercargill

I am aware they had 5 Children:
William Brown: b:03/03/1912 d:04/03/1912?
Hazel Christina Margaret Brown: b:1913 d:?
Allison Marion Myra Brown: b:02/05/1915 d:24/09/1989
Alexander Arthur Brown: b: 26/12/1916 d:01/02/1972
William Eion Brown: b:1917 d: ?

Also looking for the family of Alexander Arthur Browns Wife- Vera Edith Victoria Tippett

If anyone can provide missing details on the death dates, which will assist me in finding their headstones, along with Mary or Williams Parents or Siblings it would be gratefully appreciated

Thanks
Hannah
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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Ann MacLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 September 17 03:32 BST (UK) »
Just quickly advising that the marriage details in BDM have the spelling of Mary Ann's surname a little differently from yours

1912/1264    Mary Jane    McLachlan    William    Brown

Unfortunately to really cement the fact that someone is your ancestor at some stage you will need to purchase a copy of a certificate or two from Births Deaths and Marriages. We can advise here so that you have every chance of getting the correct certificate.  But nothing will get around the need to purchase a certificate or two along the way. 

Having said that a good record to get a photocopy of would be the marriage certificate and the reference is above.  Get a photocopy of the original records. This is because the details on a marriage certificate is from the parties themselves and unless they are deliberately trying to confuse will be more accurate than say death certificates where others have provided the details. 

There are several sites you could look at
Family Search
NZ BDM

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Ann MacLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 September 17 04:04 BST (UK) »
1912/4312   Brown    William    Mary Jane   William

NB different first names for the mother.
Possible death
1912/533   Brown    William    17H

Solely on the basis that families often named children for the mothers or fathers parent/parents these births in 1886 MAY be your William's ie second child first girl has the name Margaret as one of the first names. 

1886/13748   Brown    William Alexander    Margaret   James Miller   
1886/15136   Brown    William    Margaret   NR

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Ann MacLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 September 17 04:08 BST (UK) »
Do you know that William born 1886 was born in NZ?

Back to confirming the births etc of children
1913/24585   Brown    Hazel Christina Margaret    Mary Jane   William
1915/22072   Brown    Allison Marion Myra    Mary Jane   William
NB spelling of Allison
1917/13594   Brown    Alexander Arthur    Mary Jane   William   
Registered after the Christmas break?

I have found (on family search) the Will of William Brown, retired builder  who died in 1957. He appoints Mary Jane Brown as his executrix.

Childrens names from that will are
Myra Alison Marion Brown 
Arthur Alexander Brown
William Eoin Brown
Hazel Christina Margaret  Dorman
and Florence Mavis Mary McTaggart.

So another girl, six children in total?

Death of FMM McTaggart

1988/30564   McTaggart    Florence Mavis Mary    21 December 1923

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Ann MacLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 September 17 07:08 BST (UK) »
My spelling mistake, Unsure why I placed an extra A in Mary's surname

I have no further details on William and Mary, so I am unsure on where they were born.


Also looking for the details on Alexander Arthur Brown's Wife - (Vera Edith Victoria (Tippett) Brown)s Parents
Mason

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Ann MacLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 September 17 07:12 BST (UK) »
Curious as to why this is query is marked as "URGENT"   ???

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Ann MacLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 September 17 07:22 BST (UK) »
William is buried with Mary Jane Brown, not Mary Ann Brown.

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Ann MacLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 September 17 07:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Lu,

I've marked it as urgent as I would love to get as much information in the next 12 days so I can present it to my grandfather for his 70th- as he knows very little about his extended family
Mason

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Re: URGENT: William Brown married: Mary Ann MacLachlan, Otago-New Zealand 1800's
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 September 17 07:40 BST (UK) »
Are you aware that Alexander Arthur BROWN and his wife Vera Edith V. BROWN were divorced in 1956 ?   She remarried in that same year.

NZ Death

2010 - WALKER - Vera Edith Victoria - date of birth = 7 October 1918*

[*  Her birth registration (if a New Zealand birth) will not appear on NZ BDM online index until October next year.   ]

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