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Robert Brown born Leeds 18 nov 1806 (family bible) 

IGI St Peters Church Leeds
Robert Brown born 
b.18 Nov 1806 
c.18 jul 1807
father: Robert Brown of Commercial St Leeds


Robert Brown of the parish of Holy Trinity Hull, PRINTER? Married at Christchurch Hunter Street Liverpool, 24 may 1834 Harriett Caton Borrell of the parish of Liverpool In the Presence of Lawrence C Borrell, and E Bolton & Eliza Bolton (nee Borrell mother remarried)
1835 Poll book Hull Robert Brown , potteries this fits with first daughter christened 1835 St James, in the potteries
1838 Hand bill printed by Robert Brown 55 Lowgate 1839 Poster by Robert Brown Lowgate
1840 Trade Directory Booksellers & Stationers, Marked 1 are Printers, & 2 Binders also, and 3 Printers only 1 Brown Robert, 43 Whitefriargate 1,2 Brown Robert, 55 Lowgate both streets very near to Dagger lane and Bond St 1841 Robert Brown Lowgate, print of the library at Burton Constable

The Hull Packet and Humber Gazette first appeared in May 1787, printed and published by George Prince in Scale Lane. In addition to commercial and political news it contained correspondence and soon became a medium for agitation against slavery. In 1788 its title was shortened to the Hull Packet. Prince was succeeded by Thomas Lee in 1793, and Lee by Robert Peck in 1800. In January 1819 the paper was printed and published by Richard Wells, still in Scale Lane, but in September he was succeeded by Thomasin Peck. By 1823 Richard Allanson was the printer and publisher. In 1827 he was succeeded by Thomas Topping of Lowgate, who renamed the paper the Hull Packet and Humber Mercury. (fn. 229) Robert Brown acquired Topping's printing business and became proprietors of the paper. In 1838 their partnership was dissolved, but Brown continued to publish the paper until 1841 when Topping again became its printer and publisher from an office in Bowlalley Lane. In 1842 he was succeeded by Thomas Freebody, who continued to print in Bowlalley Lane but published and sold the paper in Lowgate. In the same year the Hull and East Riding Times was incorporated in the Packet and the paper renamed the Hull Packet and East Riding Times.
Source: 'Social institutions', A History of the County of York East Riding:
Volume 1: The City of Kingston upon Hull (1969), pp. 418-432.
URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66789

IGI has only 2 of the children
Harriet Charlotte   c.04 jun 1835 saint James Hull  film c107501
Sarah  Elizabeth    c.12 feb 1838 Holy Trinity Hull      c107481
Marion Caton        b.20 feb 1841 family bible 

Marion birth/christening not in IGI or GRO

1851 census ages dont quite match 
Sarah should be 13, and Marion 10, Robert 44 and Harriet 40 


Marion Caton Brown Born 20 feb 1841 Hull (family bible) christening not in IGI or st cathrines index, Married 3 Aug 1872 St Stevens Church 1872 Hull, age 31 Joseph Richardson age 50 Robert Brown, father, address 25 Caughey St, a few roads away from Peel street where Richardson family lived.
Free Bmd has Harriet Brown died JunQt 1883 aged 70 Hull 9d 264 which is not her Bible has Robert's death as 10 Oct1888 both buried Newland Parish Church yard GRO Deaths Cottingham Robert Brown 10 Oct 1888 at Belverdere House Robert Brown, male aged 82 Formerly an Insurance Agent Senile Decay certified by J.M.Evans M.R.L.S. Informant Edith M. Richardson , grandaughter Belverdere house Newlands Reg twelth October 1888 J.Longley, Registrar
PROBATE, 16 January 1889
The Will with a codicil of Robert Brown late of the Borough of Kingston upon Hull, Accountant who died 10 October 1888 at Beverdere House Newland Park in the said Borough
was proved at York by Joseph Richardson of Belverdere House Gentleman and Joseph Turner Bolton of 134 North Marine road Scarborough in the county of York Gentleman the executors.
Personal Estate 871 5s 6d


Harriet charlotte Brown who was supposed to marry a Mr Robbins 1881 has a possible Harriet G* Robbins aged 45 born Hull Lodger 60 Cleavland St, Mile End Old Town London family records have her death as 05 apr b1889 but dont say where

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