Thomas Browning, 18551932 (aged 77 years)

1901 Census - Browning Household
Name
Thomas /Browning/
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Browning
Birth
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 brother
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

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationBirthplaceInfirm
John BrowningheadMar35Police ConstableGreat Coggeshall, Essex
Mary Ann BrowningwifeMar34formerly Lace MakerWalthamstow, Essex
Harriett Surry Browningdaughter13ScholarGreat Coggeshall, Essex
John Elijah Browningson11ScholarGreat Coggeshall, Essex
William Browningson8ScholarLittle Coggeshall, Essex
Thomas Browningson6ScholarLawford, Essex
Richard Browningson3ScholarHigh Easter, Essex
Death of a brother
after 1861 (aged 6 years)
Note: No hits in 1871 or 1881 census
Birth of a brother
Note: UK BDM Index

UK BDM Index
1866/Q1
Volume 4A
Page 384

Baptism of a brother
June 10, 1866 (aged 11 years)
Death of a sister
after 1869 (aged 14 years)
Religious marriage
Address: Parish Church of Farnborough
Birth of a daughter
Note: FreeBMD Index: June 1879 - Browning Clara Islington 1b 360
Marriage of a parent
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

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationBirthplaceInfirm
Thomas BrowningheadMar26Police ConstableLawford, Essex
Clara BrowningwifeMar30St Columb, Cornwall
Clara Browningdaughter2Holloway, Middlesex
Josiah Coombewife's brotherunm23Baker journeymanRedruth, Cornwall, England
Occupation
Police Constable
from July 31, 1878 to 1888 (aged 33 years)
Employer: Metropolitan Police
Note: Warrant Number 62975
Birth of a half-sister
about 1880 (aged 25 years)
Note: UK FreeBMD: Births Jun 1880 BROWNING Ada Elizabeth Portsea 2b 554
Birth of a daughter
Note: FreeBMD Index: Dec 1881 - BROWNING Frances Gertrude Edmonton 3a 242
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Note: Free BMD Index: Births Dec 1885 (>99%)

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

Birth of a daughter
Census
April 5, 1891 (aged 36 years) Age: 36
Address: Emily Cottage,
Bell Lane,
Hendon

1891 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationEmplEmpdOACBirthplaceInfirm
Thomas BrowningheadMar36Inspector Met. PolicexCochester, Essex
Clara BrowningwifeMar40Cornwall
Clara BrowningdaughterSingle12Islington
Francis G. BrowningdaughterSingle9Hornsey, Middlesex
John Henry BrowningsonSingle6ScholarTottenham, Middlesex
William Francis BrowningsonSingle5ScholarTottenham, Middlesex
Florence Browningdaughter3Richmond, Surrey

[There are a few discrepencies in this record. ]

Death of a father
Address: 19 Russell Street
Southsea
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

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationEmpHomeBirthplaceInfirm
Thomas BrowningheadMar46Police InspectorLawford, Essex
Clara BrowningwifeMar50St Columb, Cornwall
Clara BrowningdaughterUnm22Holloway, Middlesex
Gertrude BrowningdaughterUnm19WorkerHighgate, Middlesex
John H. BrowningsonUnm16Solicitor's ClerkWood Green, Middlesex
William F. BrowningsonUnm15Junior Clerk (Commercial)Wood Green, Middlesex
Florence Browningdaughter13Richmond, Surrey
Occupation
Police Inspector
from October 20, 1888 to September 1, 1902 (aged 47 years)
Employer: Metropolitan Police
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

NameRelationAgeMAgeFConditionYrMChAChLChDOccupationIndEmpHomeBirthplaceNatInfirm
Thomas Browninghead56Mar34Inspector Ns PCC And Pensioner From Met PoliceLawford, EssexBritish
Clara Browningwife60Mar-1358St Columb, CornwallBritish
Clara Browningdaughter32SingleHomeHighgate,LondonBritish
Florence Browningdaughter23SingleTailoress at homeRichmond, SurreyBritish

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
Marriage of a son
Death of a wife
Cause: Natural causes; cerebral haemorrhage
Address: 75 Springfield Road
Clewer Without
Death of a brother
Address: "Lasca"
Raymond St
Bankstown
Cause: MYOCARDITIS, CARDIAC FAILURE
Burial of a brother
Cemetery: Rookwood Independant Cemetery
Address: Denomination Independent
Section C
Grave number 0000525
Witness: William John Thomas Browning (aged 51 years) — son
Witness: Francis Alexander Browning (aged 45 years) — son
Death of a mother
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
Address: 75 Springfield Road,
Clewer Without
Windsor
Family with parents
father
18251891
Birth: September 25, 1825 Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: September 19, 1891Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
mother
1827
Birth: 1827 Walthamstow, Essex, England
Death:
Religious marriage Religious marriageDecember 25, 1847Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
1 month
elder sister
18481869
Birth: February 1, 1848 22 21 Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: after 1869
3 years
elder brother
18501861
Birth: about 1850 24 23 Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: after 1861
2 years
elder brother
18521929
Birth: May 20, 1852 26 25 Little Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: August 16, 1929Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
himself
1901 Census - Browning Household
18551932
Birth: 1855 29 28 Lawford, Essex, England
Death: May 1, 1932Clewer Without, Berkshire, England
3 years
younger brother
1858
Birth: March 1, 1858 32 31 High Easter, Essex, England
Death:
9 years
younger brother
1866
Birth: 1866 40 39 Great Dunmow, Essex, England
Father’s family with Emma Elizabeth Childs
father
18251891
Birth: September 25, 1825 Great Coggeshall, Essex, England
Death: September 19, 1891Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
stepmother
1859
Birth: February 28, 1859 Portsea Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Death:
Religious marriage Religious marriageMarch 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 28 Lawford, Essex, England
Death: May 1, 1932Clewer Without, Berkshire, England
wife
18511926
Birth: 1851St Columb, Cornwall, England
Death: December 10, 1926Clewer Without, Berkshire, England
Religious marriage Religious marriageNovember 18, 1876Farnborough, Hampshire, England
3 years
daughter
1879
Birth: 1879 24 28 Holloway, Middlesex, England
Death:
3 years
daughter
1881
Birth: about 1881 26 30 Hornsey, Middlesex, England
Death:
3 years
son
1884
Birth: May 14, 1884 29 33 Wood Green, Middlesex, England
Death:
17 months
son
18851960
Birth: October 10, 1885 30 34 Wood Green, Middlesex, England
Death: March 6, 1960Finchley, London, England
3 years
daughter
1888
Birth: about 1888 33 37 Richmond, Surrey, England
Death:
Religious marriage
Census
Occupation
Census
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Occupation
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.)

Census
Shared note

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

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationBirthplaceInfirm
John BrowningheadMar35Police ConstableGreat Coggeshall, Essex
Mary Ann BrowningwifeMar34formerly Lace MakerWalthamstow, Essex
Harriett Surry Browningdaughter13ScholarGreat Coggeshall, Essex
John Elijah Browningson11ScholarGreat Coggeshall, Essex
William Browningson8ScholarLittle Coggeshall, Essex
Thomas Browningson6ScholarLawford, Essex
Richard Browningson3ScholarHigh Easter, Essex
Census
Shared note

1881 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationBirthplaceInfirm
Thomas BrowningheadMar26Police ConstableLawford, Essex
Clara BrowningwifeMar30St Columb, Cornwall
Clara Browningdaughter2Holloway, Middlesex
Josiah Coombewife's brotherunm23Baker journeymanRedruth, Cornwall, England
Occupation

Warrant Number 62975

Census
Shared note

1891 England - Census transcript - Thomas Browning - Household

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationEmplEmpdOACBirthplaceInfirm
Thomas BrowningheadMar36Inspector Met. PolicexCochester, Essex
Clara BrowningwifeMar40Cornwall
Clara BrowningdaughterSingle12Islington
Francis G. BrowningdaughterSingle9Hornsey, Middlesex
John Henry BrowningsonSingle6ScholarTottenham, Middlesex
William Francis BrowningsonSingle5ScholarTottenham, Middlesex
Florence Browningdaughter3Richmond, Surrey

[There are a few discrepencies in this record. ]

Census
Shared note

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

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationEmpHomeBirthplaceInfirm
Thomas BrowningheadMar46Police InspectorLawford, Essex
Clara BrowningwifeMar50St Columb, Cornwall
Clara BrowningdaughterUnm22Holloway, Middlesex
Gertrude BrowningdaughterUnm19WorkerHighgate, Middlesex
John H. BrowningsonUnm16Solicitor's ClerkWood Green, Middlesex
William F. BrowningsonUnm15Junior Clerk (Commercial)Wood Green, Middlesex
Florence Browningdaughter13Richmond, Surrey
Census
Shared note

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

NameRelationAgeMAgeFConditionYrMChAChLChDOccupationIndEmpHomeBirthplaceNatInfirm
Thomas Browninghead56Mar34Inspector Ns PCC And Pensioner From Met PoliceLawford, EssexBritish
Clara Browningwife60Mar-1358St Columb, CornwallBritish
Clara Browningdaughter32SingleHomeHighgate,LondonBritish
Florence Browningdaughter23SingleTailoress at homeRichmond, SurreyBritish

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 Census - Browning Household
1901 Census - Browning Household

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

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationEmpHomeBirthplaceInfirm
Thomas BrowningheadMar46Police InspectorLawford, Essex
Clara BrowningwifeMar50St Columb, Cornwall
Clara BrowningdaughterUnm22Holloway, Middlesex
Gertrude BrowningdaughterUnm19WorkerHighgate, Middlesex
John H. BrowningsonUnm16Solicitor's ClerkWood Green, Middlesex
William F. BrowningsonUnm15Junior Clerk (Commercial)Wood Green, Middlesex
Florence Browningdaughter13Richmond, Surrey