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Looking for ancestors of Jonathan Brand from Barrow, Suffolk, England.

Query by kenmac

I am seeking information/photos from anyone who may be a descendant of Jonathan Brand born 1834 in Barrow, Suffolk. Jonathan was the elder of two sons of Francis and Mary Ann Brand nee Clark (married 5/1/1833 in Barrow). The other brother was James (born 1836).

Jonathan came to Australia on the Ellenborough in 1854 and settled firstly in the Hunter Valley (Maitland & Singleton) and then Tamworth. His wife was Mary Hicks who was born on 7/9/1939 at Croydon, Surrey. They married at St Mark's, Hexham, NSW on 22/7/1856.

Jonathan and Mary had 12 children: Mary Priscilla, Elizabeth, John, Emma Maria, Harriet, James, Hannah, William Ernest Saul, Arthur Francis, Ellen Louisa May and Emily Arletta Agnes. Jonathan died on 1/5/1885 at Tamworth and Mary passed away at Tintinhull near Tamworth on 18/3/1929.

Any help would assist me as I am writing a book on the lives of Jonathan & Mary Brand from their time in England to the adventures in Australia. Mary also lived with her parents and sisters in Pointoise, Paris during the 1840s for about three years while her father worked as a labourer on the rail line heading north out of Paris.

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on 2007-04-11 21:46:24

kenmac , from Sydney, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2007. is researching the following names: MCCARRON, BRAND, CUNNINGHAM and 1 other(s).

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by Renna on 2007-10-10 19:45:34

Hi some more information for you, hope it helps.
Jonathan was an agricultural labourer then railway fettler, he sailed to nsw on the Ellenborough in 1854. He married Mary hicks, eldest daughter of William and priscilla hicks at St Marks church of England, Hexham. After jonathan died of heart disease in tamworth Mary remarried to a Daniel Orman. There was no further issue. Id like to help more i can.

Reannah Brand

by bradleybrand on 2014-09-29 05:26:38


I am Bradley Brand of Newmarket, Suffolk. My father was Michael Brand and Anne Pearce, then my fathers father was Mark Brand (1880-1959) and Daisy Scott, then his father was Arthur Brand and Rebecca Rutter, and it goes on to a Thomas Brand (which I believe is the brother of Jonathan). Mark was from Barrow, Suffolk, as well as the rest of the family.

I have been getting in contact with the books author. I never knew that Jonathan (a relative of mine) moved to Australia. Never knew about Mary living in Paris either. I haven't been able to find any residence records of Mary in Paris on any of the family trees, strange.

I am trying to reveal more about my family. So the more information, the better. My email is: [email protected] if anyone would like to contact me. I have information about my family as well as photos. I have a copy of my grand fathers marriage certificate to Daisy Scott (1930) and I also have a photo copy of his death certificate.

Bradley Brand.

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