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John BrowningAge: 65 years18261891

Name
John Browning
Given names
John
Surname
Browning
Birth about 1826
Note: 1851 Census says birth place was London, 1861 Census lists Coggeshall.
Religious marriageMary Ann SurreyView this family
25 December 1847 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Harriett Surry Browning
1 February 1848 (Age 22 years)
Note: UK FreeBMD: Harriet Surry Browning 1848 Q1 Witham Essex
Birth of a son
#2
John Elijah Browning
about 1850 (Age 24 years)
Note: UK Free BMD: John Elijah Browning 1848 Q1 Witham Essex
Census 1851 (Age 25 years) Age: 25
Birth of a son
#3
William Browning
20 May 1852 (Age 26 years)
Occupation
Wheelwright Journeyman
from 1851 to 1852 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Thomas Browning
1855 (Age 29 years)
Note: UK FreeBMD: Thomas Browning Clacton 1856 Q3 2 c 550 (This entry seems to have dropped off the FrreBMD site now and the page lists different surnames. The last certificate ordered ended up with a Thomas Browning born in Hulme, Chorlton, Lancaster.)
Birth of a son
#5
Richard Browning
1 March 1858 (Age 32 years)
Census 1861 (Age 35 years) Age: 35
Address: Dunmow Rd, High Easter
Death of a sonJohn Elijah Browning
after 1861 (Age 35 years)

Note: No hits in 1871 or 1881 census
Occupation
Police Constable
from 5 November 1852 to 4 April 1862 (Age 26 years)
Employer: Essex Constabulary?
Death of a daughterHarriett Surry Browning
after 1869 (Age 43 years)

Census 1871 (Age 45 years)

Note: The following record does not seem to be relevant.
Occupation
Engine Fitter
1877 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1
William John Thomas Browning
1878 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Clara Browning
1879 (Age 53 years)
Note: FreeBMD Index: June 1879 - Browning Clara Islington 1b 360
Religious marriageEmma Elizabeth ChildsView this family
14 March 1880 (Age 54 years) Husband: 39 Wife: 21
Note: This marriage registration raises some problems.
Birth of a daughter
#6
Ada Elizabeth Browning
about 1880 (Age 54 years)

Note: UK FreeBMD: Births Jun 1880 BROWNING Ada Elizabeth Portsea 2b 554
Census 1881 (Age 55 years) Age: 45
Address: 16 & 14 Bishops Cellars Beer House, Bishop St, Portsea
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Gertrude Browning
about 1882 (Age 56 years)
Note: FreeBMD Index: Mar 1883 - BROWNING Gertrude Stepney 1c 480
Birth of a grandson
#4
Francis Alexander ‘Frank’ Browning
5 October 1883 (Age 57 years)
Address: 29 King St Gosport
Note: Marriage rego says aged 30 in 1918. Inconsistent with immigration data.
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Minnie Browning
1884 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
John Henry Browning
14 May 1884 (Age 58 years)
Death of a granddaughterMinnie Browning
1884 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Frances A Browning
1885 (Age 59 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 4454/1885 BROWNING FRANCES A WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN
Birth of a grandson
#8
William Francis Browning
1885 (Age 59 years)
Note: Free BMD Index: Births Dec 1885 (>99%)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Ada M A Browning
1887 (Age 61 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 4287/1887 BROWNING ADA M A ROBERT FANNY BALMAIN
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Florence Browning
about 1888 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Mabel Edith Browning
1889 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Frances Amelia Browning
1891 (Age 65 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 5900/1891 BROWNING FRANCES A H WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN
Death of a granddaughterFrances A Browning
1891 (Age 65 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 3059/1891 BROWNING FRANCES A WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN
Census 5 April 1891 (Age 65 years) Age: 60
Address: 79 Russell St Portsea Island
Burial of a granddaughterFrances A Browning
28 August 1891 (Age 65 years)
Address: Anglican Cemetery Section BBB Grave 941 Buried with Ada and Amy
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery
Note: Grave is unmarked.
Death 19 September 1891 (Age 65 years) Age: 59
Address: 19 Russell Street Southsea
Burialyes

Note: Not a match
Last change 21 January 201412:03:45

by: Kerry Choy
Family with parents - View this family
father
himself
Family with Mary Ann Surrey - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 25 December 1847Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
1 month
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
son
4 years
son
3 years
son
Family with Emma Elizabeth Childs - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 14 March 1880Portsea, Hampshire, England
10 months
daughter

Birth
1851 Census says birth place was London, 1861 Census lists Coggeshall.
Census
The following record does not seem to be relevant. John Browning - Wandsworth, London, Surrey. May need to revisit this entry as subsequent data does place him at Portsea Island BROWNING, John - Portsea Island Hampshire
Marriage
This marriage registration raises some problems. - John Browning gives his age as 39. To be consistent with earlier Census records, he would be closer to 53. - Lists his father as John Browning - Carpenter. Earlier marriage lists Thomas Browning as father. This record does link John with Elizabeth. The 1891 census seems to bring this all together.
Burial
Not a match National Burial index records First name(s): John Last name: BROWNING Date of burial: 19 Aug 1870 Age at death: 70 Calculated year of birth: 1800 Place of burial: Coggeshall Dedication: St Peter Ad Vincula County: Essex Notes: Coggeshall St Peter Ad Vincula: Denomination: Anglican Coverage: 1603 - 1981 Number of entries: 20,467 Data provider: Essex Society for Family History Transcriptions © Essex Society for Family History
Note
UK Free BMD: Portsea 2b 620
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Note: BROWNING, John, Head, Married, M, 60, 1831, Beer Seller, Coggeshall, Essex
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Note: BROWNING, John, Head, Married, M, 60, 1831, Beer Seller, Coggeshall, Essex
Family as a spouseCensus1891_Browning_John.jpeg
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Note: BROWNING, John, Head, Married, M, 60, 1831, Beer Seller, Coggeshall, Essex