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Looking for information on the Brown family from Wildboarclough, who lived at "Wetwood Farm" Meerbrook from approx 1830-1880. Patriarch was Matthew Brown who Married Mary Robinson. 
I am Matthews GGG Grandson Don Brown of Newcastle Ontario. My line to Matthew is Robert, Joseph, Matthew, Joseph, Matthew.

Newcastle Ontario

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Great to hear from you.  My son was taught by Bernard Brown from nearby Heaton.  We should be transcribing some more burial records in the winter so you will be able to check those out.  The Robinson family have been in the area for years so presumably that was the reason for staying at Wetwood Farm.
Good luck with your research.

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BURIALS in the parish of Leek in the Chapelry of Meerbrook in the County of Stafford 
PageEntry NumForenameSurnameOther names or commentAbodeDateYearAgeBy whom the Ceremony was performed
29Anne BrownWife of John BrownRoach endAugust 23  181583Jas Turner Minister
427John Brown Roche-sideSept 2  181989Revd Jas Turner Minister
1181George Brown Roche-sideNov   182726Danl Turner
26203Margaret Brown UpperhulmeSept17  183932Jas Turner Curate
29232Job Brown LeekMarch 21  184271Jas Turner Curate
31243Thomas Brown WetwoodFeb 28  184365Jas Turner
33259Ellen Brown LeekfrithMarch 30184550Jas Turner
36282Martha Brown Roche SideFeb 1184884James Turner
37290George Brown RochesideMay 20184983James Turner
46364Ellen Brown Hen CloudNovr 27  185615Jas Turner
49390George Brown Wet-woodMarch 26185910James Turner
55438Mary Brown Hen CloudDecr 8  186259James Turner
58463Joseph Brown WetwoodNovember 29  186477John Clarke Incumbent
79631James Brown Upper HulmeDecember 20    187877W. Nicholson Vicar

Hope this helps.  Irene 
Thanks Irene great information, very helpful. Do you know if any of the Browns or Robinson's are actively working on their family history I am hopeful that i may be able to connect with someone who has photos of our common ancestors.

Thx very much.

Don Brown
Newcastle Ontario.


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Matthew Brown and Mary Robinson were my 3rd great grandparents.  They had nine children that we have found so far.  Their son Matthew married Mary Stevenson and had three children: Mary Ann, Henry and George.  George in turn had three children, Hilda, Arthur and George Henry.  Arthur was my grandfather.


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Hi Nickie

I only came across this site tonight when attempting to do some research about the Brown family in Leekfrith for Don Brown in Ontario. He got in touch a few weeks ago and I see that he's a few steps ahead of me as he already posted on the forum last year.

Matthew Brown and Mary Robinson were also my 3rd great grandparents. One of their 9 children, Thomas,  (brother of Matthew) married Mary Hulme and they had 8 children. The third born, John, married Ruth Oliver and the third of their 7 children, also named John, was my grandfather.

He married Ethel Lizzie Barker in Cubley in 1920 and my Mum, Doris Brown, was born the same year in Marston Montgomery and she will be celebrating her 91st birthday in August.

If we have any other common links Nickie I would love to hear from you or any other Brown family members. I have quite a few old family photos from the late 1800's and early 1900's which I am anxious to try and identify as my Mums eyesight and memory are fading now.

My email address is for quick and easy contact.

Best wishes



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Hi All,

I too am descended from Matthew Brown and Mary Robinson- also as 3rd Great Grandparents!

Via Sarah Ann Brown who married Samuel Heath
And then their son William Heath who married his 1st Cousin Clara Heath.

I have never been able to find out who Mary Robinson's parents were, do any of you have this information?

many thanks,

Nigel Hamilton
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