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Gayla Vidal Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Jul 28, 2003
Need info on the following Brown family:

JAMES BROWN from Athelstansford, East Lothian. Went to Edinburgh worked as a wright & builder. Was Police Commissioner in Edinburgh at some point. James had at least two sons:

Eldest son's name unknown
PETER BROWN b. June 29, 1784, m. June 26, 1813 to MARIANNE MACKENZIE d/o George Mackenzie of Stornoway in the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. There may be a family connection between Marianne and Alexander Mackenzie 2nd Prime Minister of Canada.

Children of Peter and Marianne Brown:

Jane b. 1814; Catherine b. 1817; GEORGE BROWN b. 1818 in Alloa, Scotland; Isabella b. 1823; Marianne b. 1826; John Gordon b. 1827 in Alloa; James, Peter, unknown son who all died in infancy.

GEORGE BROWN went to America with his father, Peter, in 1837. In 1843 the family moved to Toronto, Ontario where they established a paper called "The Globe" which is now the "Globe & Mail". In 1862, George returned to Edinburgh and married Anne Nelson d/o Thomas Nelson a prominent publisher in Edinburgh. Anne was born ca 1827. The marriage took place Nov. 27, 1862 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

George Brown was shot by a disgruntled employee on March 25, 1880 in Toronto. Infection developed and he died on May 10, 1880. After his death his wife, Anne, and children moved back to Edinburgh. Anne died on May 6, 1906.

George and Anne had at least 3 children who were all born in Ontario, Canada:

Margaret N. Brown b. ca 1864 m. in Scotland to Dr. A.F.H. Barbour, a well-known physician in Edinburgh.

Catherine Edith Brown b. March 19, 1866 in Toronto married George Sandeman and they lived in Edinburgh.

George Mackenzie Brown b. Sept. 13, 1869 in Toronto. He married and had a son G. E. Brown. In 1910 John Lewis wrote that "The only son, George M. Brown, was in the last parliament, member of the British House of Commons for Centre Edinburgh and is one of the firm of Thomas Nelson & Sons, publishers."

Any info on this family would be helpful.
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