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Origins: Browns through the ages; HISTORIC BROWNS MADE THEIR MARK AND HOW IMMIGRANTS TURNED LIVERPOOL INTO A WORLD IN ONE CITY.

Sir John Brown (circa 1440): He was an early Mayor of London in 1480. Born in London, married Alice Swineshed about 1469.

Robert Browne (circa 1550): A

puritan, who was imprisoned in the late 16th century for attacking the Church of England hierarchy. He founded a religious movement called the Brownists, with communities in Norwich and the Netherlands.

Harold P. Brown (circa 1850):

American inventor of the electric chair. New York State in 1886 established a committee to determine a new, more humane system of execution to replace hanging. He killed many animals while testing the chair, including a circus elephant. The electric chair was adopted by the committee in 1889.

Jessie Brown (circa 1837):

She is the first recorded Brown living in Merseyside since official records began. Before this records were taken in a casual and fairly unreliable mannerthrough church clerks. She is on the records as living in Liverpool central in August-September 1837.

Bob Brown (died 1977): An American comic book artist with an extensive career from the early 1940s through the 1970s. With

writers Edmond Hamilton and Gardner Fox, Brown created the DC Comics hero Space Ranger. His work appeared in countless publications.

Modem day Browns:

Gordon Brown (b. 1951)

MP: Chancellor of the Excheguer and incoming Prime Minister.

Derren Brown (b. 1971):

Psychological illusionist.

James Brown (1933-2OO6): Actorand

international singerand songwriter.

Sources:

Centre for Advanced Spatia I Analysis at University College London Family History Monthly Magazine

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