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William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« on: Friday 08 June 12 04:11 BST (UK) »
   I have just received a copy of the probate re William Brown and although he was a resident of the Island of Skye, he died 'at Galashiels in or about........day of December 1860'.  He was born in ?Selkirk, c 1809 so he could have been visiting relatives and/or droving sheep to that area though in December you would wonder about any long distance travel.
   In the past I have not been able to find a gravestone in Skye and I am now wondering whether he would have been buried in the Galashiel area.
   His wife was a Margaret Davidson, b 1808, Dumfriess and their son Christopher, my gr grandfather came to NZ in 1873.
   Has anyone seen a gravestone re this man from Skye?   
Scotland, ex Border; Brown, Helm, Oliver. Walker (Perth) Turner (Fife)
England, Tyler, Green (Sussex), Anderson, Pinegar, Tompkins, Hacking (Lan), Malpas (Kent)
Ireland, Casey (Askeaton)

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 June 12 17:24 BST (UK) »
Have you found his death record, Lindemann?  Death records from around that time often give place of burial.

What were his parent's names, do you know?

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 June 12 22:06 BST (UK) »
remember not every death has a gravestone - depends on the familys ability to afford one or willingness to do so - try checking the lair books in Skye


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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 June 12 22:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the emails.  I have looked for a death on Scotlandspeople, all areas and cannot find an entry for his death.  William's parents were Thomas Brown b c 1781, Ettrick, who m 12th May 1804 a Margaret Thomson b c 1776 at Roberton, down as Selkirk and Ross.
    Nearly ten years I asked a researcher, from the Museum of the Isles, Skye, about the Brown family and she couldn't find a death for our William Brown in Skye. There was a William Brown listed but she knew that he wasn't connected to our family. Thanks again, all comments most appreciated. 
Scotland, ex Border; Brown, Helm, Oliver. Walker (Perth) Turner (Fife)
England, Tyler, Green (Sussex), Anderson, Pinegar, Tompkins, Hacking (Lan), Malpas (Kent)
Ireland, Casey (Askeaton)

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 June 12 09:28 BST (UK) »
Lindemann, there is a James Brown dying in Gala in 1857 son of Thomas Brown and Margaret Thomson.  His son Henry signed the cetificate and James died of TB.  James was a valet and married but the wife is not given.  Obviously not William but did wonder if William was known as James or had a middle name James?

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 June 12 00:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Barbara,
    I have just three sons' names listed for this family with parents Thomas and Margaret, nee Thomson.  A James b Selkirk,20th Jun 1807, our William b Stow, Midlothian, c 22nd May 1809 and Robert b Galashiels Selkirk on 8th March 1811.
   I would think that the James you mentioned was his elder brother, thank you for that information.
   I had put in my first post that our William was born ? Selkirk but in the 1851 census he is down as born in Stow, Midlothian and from looking on a road map that is not far away from Selkirk/Galshiels so the family chat that he was born near Galashiels could be right, just a different county.  Thank you
Scotland, ex Border; Brown, Helm, Oliver. Walker (Perth) Turner (Fife)
England, Tyler, Green (Sussex), Anderson, Pinegar, Tompkins, Hacking (Lan), Malpas (Kent)
Ireland, Casey (Askeaton)

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 June 12 13:09 BST (UK) »
Have Gala library got back to you?

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 June 12 21:33 BST (UK) »
No, not yet, still hopeful.
Scotland, ex Border; Brown, Helm, Oliver. Walker (Perth) Turner (Fife)
England, Tyler, Green (Sussex), Anderson, Pinegar, Tompkins, Hacking (Lan), Malpas (Kent)
Ireland, Casey (Askeaton)

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #8 on: Friday 22 June 12 22:40 BST (UK) »
If they are open Sat morning, could go look for you?