Thomas Browning, 18551932 (aged 77 years)

1901 Census - Browning Household
Name
Thomas /Browning/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Browning
Birth 1855 29 28
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 brotherRichard Browning
March 1, 1858 (aged 3 years)
Census April 7, 1861 (aged 6 years)
Address: 11 Dunmow Road, High Easter

1861 England - Census transcript - John Browning - Household RG 9/1118 High Easter, Uttlesford, Essex, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Browning head Mar 35 Police Constable Great Coggeshall, Essex
Mary Ann Browning wife Mar 34 formerly Lace Maker Walthamstow, Essex
Harriett Surry Browning daughter 13 Scholar Great Coggeshall, Essex
John Elijah Browning son 11 Scholar Great Coggeshall, Essex
William Browning son 8 Scholar Little Coggeshall, Essex
Thomas Browning son 6 Scholar Lawford, Essex
Richard Browning son 3 Scholar High Easter, Essex
Death of a brotherJohn Elijah Browning
after 1861 (aged 6 years)

Note: No hits in 1871 or 1881 census
Birth of a brotherFrank Browning
1866 (aged 11 years)
Note: UK BDM Index

UK BDM Index 1866/Q1 Volume 4A Page 384

Baptism of a brotherFrank Browning
June 10, 1866 (aged 11 years)

Death of a sisterHarriett Surry Browning
after 1869 (aged 14 years)

Religious marriageClara CoombesView this family
November 18, 1876 (aged 21 years)
Address: Parish Church of Farnborough
Occupation
Police Constable
from July 31, 1878 to 1888 (aged 33 years)

Employer: Metropolitan Police
Note: Warrant Number 62975
Birth of a daughterClara Browning
1879 (aged 24 years)
Note: FreeBMD Index: June 1879 - Browning Clara Islington 1b 360
Birth of a half-sisterAda Elizabeth Browning
about 1880 (aged 25 years)

Note: UK FreeBMD: Births Jun 1880 BROWNING Ada Elizabeth Portsea 2b 554
Marriage of a parentJohn BrowningEmma Elizabeth ChildsView this family
March 14, 1880 (aged 25 years) Husband: 39 Wife: 21
Note: This marriage registration raises some problems.

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.

Census April 3, 1881 (aged 26 years) Age: 26
Address: North Rd, Hope Cottage, Hornsey, Edmonton, Middlesex, England

1881 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Thomas Browning head Mar 26 Police Constable Lawford, Essex
Clara Browning wife Mar 30 St Columb, Cornwall
Clara Browning daughter 2 Holloway, Middlesex
Josiah Coombe wife's brother unm 23 Baker journeyman Redruth, Cornwall, England
Birth of a daughterFrances Gertrude Browning
about 1881 (aged 26 years)
Note: FreeBMD Index: Dec 1881 - BROWNING Frances Gertrude Edmonton 3a 242
Birth of a sonJohn Henry Browning
May 14, 1884 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Francis Browning
October 10, 1885 (aged 30 years)
Note: Free BMD Index: Births Dec 1885 (>99%)

Free BMD Index: Births Dec 1885 (>99%) Browning William Francis Edmonton 3a 325

Birth of a daughterFlorence Browning
about 1888 (aged 33 years)
Census April 5, 1891 (aged 36 years) Age: 36
Address: Emily Cottage, Bell Lane, Hendon

1891 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Empl Empd OAC Birthplace Infirm
Thomas Browning head Mar 36 Inspector Met. Police x Cochester, Essex
Clara Browning wife Mar 40 Cornwall
Clara Browning daughter Single 12 Islington
Francis G. Browning daughter Single 9 Hornsey, Middlesex
John Henry Browning son Single 6 Scholar Tottenham, Middlesex
William Francis Browning son Single 5 Scholar Tottenham, Middlesex
Florence Browning daughter 3 Richmond, Surrey

[There are a few discrepencies in this record. ]

Census March 31, 1901 (aged 46 years)
Address: 26 High St (Police Station)

1901 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household RG13 123 9 9 Chipping Barton, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Emp Home Birthplace Infirm
Thomas Browning head Mar 46 Police Inspector Lawford, Essex
Clara Browning wife Mar 50 St Columb, Cornwall
Clara Browning daughter Unm 22 Holloway, Middlesex
Gertrude Browning daughter Unm 19 Worker Highgate, Middlesex
John H. Browning son Unm 16 Solicitor's Clerk Wood Green, Middlesex
William F. Browning son Unm 15 Junior Clerk (Commercial) Wood Green, Middlesex
Florence Browning daughter 13 Richmond, Surrey
Occupation
Police Inspector
from October 20, 1888 to September 1, 1902 (aged 47 years)

Employer: Metropolitan Police
Death of a fatherJohn Browning
September 19, 1891 (aged 36 years) Age: 59
Address: 19 Russell Street Southsea
Census April 2, 1911 (aged 56 years)
Address: 13 Glebe Road St George Bristol

1911 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household RG14PN14970 RG78PN905 RD319 SD5 ED24 SN286 St George, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Name Relation AgeM AgeF Condition YrM ChA ChL ChD Occupation Ind Emp Home Birthplace Nat Infirm
Thomas Browning head 56 Mar 34 Inspector Ns PCC And Pensioner From Met Police Lawford, Essex British
Clara Browning wife 60 Mar - 13 5 8 St Columb, Cornwall British
Clara Browning daughter 32 Single Home Highgate,London British
Florence Browning daughter 23 Single Tailoress at home Richmond, Surrey British

1 male 3 females 4 persons

7 rooms

Occupation
Inspector
from 1903 to 1911 (aged 56 years)

Employer: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Death of a wifeClara Coombes
December 10, 1926 (aged 71 years) Age: 75
Address: 75 Springfield Road Clewer Without
Cause: Natural causes; cerebral haemorrhage
Death of a brotherWilliam Browning
August 16, 1929 (aged 74 years) Age: 77
Address: "Lasca" Raymond St Bankstown
Cause: MYOCARDITIS, CARDIAC FAILURE
Burial of a brotherWilliam Browning
August 17, 1929 (aged 74 years)
Address: Denomination Independent Section C Grave number 0000525
Cemetery: Rookwood Independant Cemetery
headstone of William & Fanny Browning
headstone of William & Fanny Browning

Note: In Loving Memory of

In Loving Memory of William Browning Died 16th Aug 1929 aged 77 years

Also Fanny Amelia wife of the above Died 21st Aug 1941 Aged 85 years

Lived in Christ here, Now with him.

Death of a motherMary Ann Surrey

Note: Speculation:

Speculation:

Name: Mary Ann Browning Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827 Year of Registration: 1872 Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar Age at Death: 45 District: Axbridge County: Somerset Volume: 5c Page: 444 [Probably not - there is another Mary Browning in 1871 Census at Axbridge]

From Free BMD Index: Death Jun 1864 BROWNING Mary Ann Sudbury 4a 297 From Certificate: Died 15 April 1864 Glennsford Female Aged 40 yrs Wife of John Browning Domestic Servant the informant is "X the mark of Hannah Brown, present at death, Glennsford"

Death May 1, 1932 (aged 77 years) Age: 78
Address: 75 Springfield Road, Clewer Without Windsor
Family with parents
father
18251891
Birth: September 25, 1825Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: September 19, 1891Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
mother
1827
Birth: 1827Walthamstow, Essex, England
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: December 25, 1847Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
1 month
elder sister
18481869
Birth: February 1, 1848 22 21Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: after 1869
3 years
elder brother
18501861
Birth: about 1850 24 23Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: after 1861
2 years
elder brother
18521929
Birth: May 20, 1852 26 25Little Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: August 16, 1929Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
himself
1901 Census - Browning Household
18551932
Birth: 1855 29 28Lawford, Essex, England
Death: May 1, 1932Clewer Without, Berkshire, England
3 years
younger brother
1858
Birth: March 1, 1858 32 31High Easter, Essex, England
Death:
9 years
younger brother
1866
Birth: 1866 40 39Great Dunmow, Essex, England
Father’s family with Emma Elizabeth Childs
father
18251891
Birth: September 25, 1825Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: September 19, 1891Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
step-mother
1859
Birth: February 28, 1859Portsea Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: March 14, 1880Portsea, Hampshire, England
10 months
half-sister
1880
Birth: about 1880 54 20
Death:
Family with Clara Coombes
himself
1901 Census - Browning Household
18551932
Birth: 1855 29 28Lawford, Essex, England
Death: May 1, 1932Clewer Without, Berkshire, England
wife
18511926
Birth: 1851St Columb, Cornwall, England
Death: December 10, 1926Clewer Without, Berkshire, England
Marriage
Marriage: November 18, 1876Farnborough, Hampshire, England
3 years
daughter
1879
Birth: 1879 24 28Holloway, Middlesex, England
Death:
3 years
daughter
1881
Birth: about 1881 26 30Hornsey, Middlesex, England
Death:
3 years
son
1884
Birth: May 14, 1884 29 33Wood Green, Middlesex, England
Death:
17 months
son
18851960
Birth: October 10, 1885 30 34Wood Green, Middlesex, England
Death: March 6, 1960Finchley, London, England
3 years
daughter
1888
Birth: about 1888 33 37Richmond, Surrey, England
Death:
Birth

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.)

CensusView

1861 England - Census transcript - John Browning - Household RG 9/1118 High Easter, Uttlesford, Essex, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Browning head Mar 35 Police Constable Great Coggeshall, Essex
Mary Ann Browning wife Mar 34 formerly Lace Maker Walthamstow, Essex
Harriett Surry Browning daughter 13 Scholar Great Coggeshall, Essex
John Elijah Browning son 11 Scholar Great Coggeshall, Essex
William Browning son 8 Scholar Little Coggeshall, Essex
Thomas Browning son 6 Scholar Lawford, Essex
Richard Browning son 3 Scholar High Easter, Essex
CensusView

1881 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Thomas Browning head Mar 26 Police Constable Lawford, Essex
Clara Browning wife Mar 30 St Columb, Cornwall
Clara Browning daughter 2 Holloway, Middlesex
Josiah Coombe wife's brother unm 23 Baker journeyman Redruth, Cornwall, England
Occupation

Warrant Number 62975

CensusView

1891 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Empl Empd OAC Birthplace Infirm
Thomas Browning head Mar 36 Inspector Met. Police x Cochester, Essex
Clara Browning wife Mar 40 Cornwall
Clara Browning daughter Single 12 Islington
Francis G. Browning daughter Single 9 Hornsey, Middlesex
John Henry Browning son Single 6 Scholar Tottenham, Middlesex
William Francis Browning son Single 5 Scholar Tottenham, Middlesex
Florence Browning daughter 3 Richmond, Surrey

[There are a few discrepencies in this record. ]

CensusView

1901 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household RG13 123 9 9 Chipping Barton, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Emp Home Birthplace Infirm
Thomas Browning head Mar 46 Police Inspector Lawford, Essex
Clara Browning wife Mar 50 St Columb, Cornwall
Clara Browning daughter Unm 22 Holloway, Middlesex
Gertrude Browning daughter Unm 19 Worker Highgate, Middlesex
John H. Browning son Unm 16 Solicitor's Clerk Wood Green, Middlesex
William F. Browning son Unm 15 Junior Clerk (Commercial) Wood Green, Middlesex
Florence Browning daughter 13 Richmond, Surrey
CensusView

1911 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household RG14PN14970 RG78PN905 RD319 SD5 ED24 SN286 St George, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Name Relation AgeM AgeF Condition YrM ChA ChL ChD Occupation Ind Emp Home Birthplace Nat Infirm
Thomas Browning head 56 Mar 34 Inspector Ns PCC And Pensioner From Met Police Lawford, Essex British
Clara Browning wife 60 Mar - 13 5 8 St Columb, Cornwall British
Clara Browning daughter 32 Single Home Highgate,London British
Florence Browning daughter 23 Single Tailoress at home Richmond, Surrey British

1 male 3 females 4 persons

7 rooms

Note

May Browning recalls that this Thomas was a policeman, married to a Clair.

Note

1891 Census notes:

Not matched by Household BROWNING, Thomas 1854 37 M Uxbridge Middlesex

Can't find matches for them anywhere around Middlesex.

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1901 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household RG13 123 9 9 Chipping Barton, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Emp Home Birthplace Infirm
Thomas Browning head Mar 46 Police Inspector Lawford, Essex
Clara Browning wife Mar 50 St Columb, Cornwall
Clara Browning daughter Unm 22 Holloway, Middlesex
Gertrude Browning daughter Unm 19 Worker Highgate, Middlesex
John H. Browning son Unm 16 Solicitor's Clerk Wood Green, Middlesex
William F. Browning son Unm 15 Junior Clerk (Commercial) Wood Green, Middlesex
Florence Browning daughter 13 Richmond, Surrey