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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 23 June 12 01:21 BST (UK) »
What a lovely offer, 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 #10 on: Saturday 23 June 12 13:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Lindemann

Not much in the papers, just a notice of death.

Border Advertiser Fri, Dec 28 1860

At Crosslee on the 21st inst W Brown, Shepherd Isle of Skye aged 57 years

That is all I am afraid and no mention of it being a sudden death, others in the same paper said suddently on the ??st inst.  And no mention of his body being found, I searched all of December and January in case any inquest was mentioned - nothing.

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 23 June 12 17:55 BST (UK) »
Oh and crosslee is in the Bowland area just outside Galashiels heading for Stow and the temperature that week was -25!

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Re: William Brown, died December 1860, ? local gravestone
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 23 June 12 22:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Barbara, 
   Thank you very much for the information.  The area Crosslee is interesting because in the 1841 and 1851 census his parents were living at Crossle Coat House, Stow.  I could not find Thomas and Margaret Brown in the 1861 census so I presumed that they had died though I cannot find their deaths in Scotlandspeople.
   In the 1841 census from Findmypast only the Brown occupants are listed but in the Ancestry version they also include a Alexander Kedie, George Scott, Margaret Scott and daughter plus an older man William Scott.  Anyway, I guess a graveyard near Crosslee might be William's resting place.  He had several hundred pounds in the bank and another hundred in sheep and cattle so the family might have provided a tombstone especially if there are other family members in the same place.
   Anyway, thank you very much, and for adding the temperature, goodness me I didnt realise that the temperature could be so low in that area. 
 
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 #13 on: Saturday 23 June 12 23:03 BST (UK) »
can't believe the paper got that right, actually.  Think James' parents were both deceased on his death so they would be dead by William's.

Barbara