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William BROWN
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Ancestors
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Ralph BROWN
~1671 - bur.1732
Labourer of Cosby, Leicestershire
William BROWN
bap.1705 - ~1768
of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
William KING
~1601 - ~1676
of Leicester, Leicestershire
William KING
bap.1646 - ~1696
of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
Jane [KING]
~1601 - ~1676
Elizabeth KING
bap.1683 - ~1758
of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
Margery [KING]
~1639 - ~1689
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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William BROWN
bap.1705 - ~1768
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. Anna GOODMAN (bap.1706 - ~1768)
 
Anne BROWN
bap.1735 - bur.1735
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Anne BROWN
bap.1736 - bur.1736
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Mary BROWN
bap.1736 - bur.1736
of Cosby, Leicestershire
William BROWN
bap.1738 - bur.1745
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Ralph BROWN
bap.1739 - bur.1820
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. Alice HALL (1741 - bur.1797)
 
Ann BROWN
bap.1771 - ~1821
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Dinah BROWN
bap.1773 - 1857
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. Thomas FURBOROUGH (bap.1768 - 1844)
 
Ann FURBOROUGH
bap.1797 - ~1847
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Sarah Brown FURBOROUGH
bap.1798 - ~1857
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. George JOHNSON (~1784 - ~1859)
 
Thomas FURBOROUGH
bap.1799 - ~1832
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. Maria MORRIS (~1798 - ~1871)
 
Joseph FURBOROUGH
~1824 - ~1883
of Leicestershire
Ann FURBOROUGH
bap.1825 - ~1875
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Mary FURBOROUGH
bap.1827 - ~1877
of Cosby, Leicestershire
John FURBOROUGH
bap.1829 - ~1886
Woollen hosiery of Cosby, Leicestershire
Thomas FURBOROUGH
bap.1831 - ~1892
Woollen hosiery of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. Hannah RODGERS (~1819 - ~1894)
 
James FURBOROUGH
~1860 - ~1910
Mary Ann FURBOROUGH
~1860 - ~1910
Thomas FURBOROUGH
~1860 - ~1910
William John FURBOROUGH
~1860 - ~1910
Dinah FURBOROUGH
~1860 - ~1910
Maria FURBOROUGH
~1860 - ~1910
Daniel FURBOROUGH
bap.1834 - bur.1834
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Alice FURBOROUGH
bap.1801 - 1843
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. John MAIN (~1804 - ~1879)
 
Alice MAIN
1838 - ~1888
of Saint Pancras, London, Middlesex
Sarah MAIN
1840 - ~1890
of Saint Pancras, London, Middlesex
Alice Ann MAIN
1841 - ~1892
of Saint Pancras, London, Middlesex
Daniel FURBOROUGH
bap.1802 - bur.1878
Railway labourer of Cosby, Leicestershire
Robert FURBOROUGH
bap.1805 - bur.1882
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. Ann WEST (~1805 - ~1878)
 
Ralph FURBOROUGH
bap.1806 - bur.1847
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. Elizabeth HUNT (~1816 - ~1878)
 
Mary FURBOROUGH
~1834 - ~1888
of Leicestershire
William Hunt FURBOROUGH
~1835 - ~1888
of Leicestershire
Emma FURBOROUGH
~1837 - ~1889
of Leicestershire
Tom FURBOROUGH
~1840 - ~1891
of Leicestershire
Dinah FURBOROUGH
1810 - 1845
Shoe retailer of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. William WEAVER (1806 - 1876)
 
John WEAVER
1838 - bur.1873
Brewer of Belbroughton, Stourbridge, Worcestershire
  m. Rachel GILES (1842 - ~1911)
 
Walter William WEAVER
1864 - 1955
Greengrocer (Retired) of Bromsgrove R.D., Worcestershire
  m. Sarah KNIGHT (1862 - ~1951)
 
Kate Emily WEAVER
1889 - 1966
Domestic Help of Stoke Prior, Worcestershire
Beatrice WEAVER
~1891 - ~1951
Clothing factory worker of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
John WEAVER
1892 - 1971
Greengrocer of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Sarah WEAVER
1894 - 1978
Domestic servant of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Florrie WEAVER
1896 - 1958
Shorthand typist of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Walter George WEAVER
1898 - 1970
Fruiterer and Greengrocer of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Kathleen May CHENOWETH (1900 - 1983)
 
Mary WEAVER
1928 - 1928
of Birmingham South R.D., Warwickshire
Christine Margaret WEAVER
1936 - 1995
of Oldbury R.D., Worcestershire
 
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John Henry WEAVER
bap.1866 - 1868
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
William WEAVER
1841 - 1897
Builder, Joiner of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Sarah Ann SIVELL (1837 - 1877)
  m. Mary Anne NOKE (~1830 - ~1911)
 
Ann Ophelia WEAVER
1867 - 1869
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
William Edward WEAVER
1869 - 1960
Builder and contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Esther Elizabeth 'Lizzie' GARNER (1871 - 1911)
  m. Lily PICKERING (1873 - 1931)
 
William John 'Laddie' WEAVER
1904 - 2000
Building Contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Ena Flora EDWARDS (1908 - 1983)
 
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  m. Beryl Stuart FIDLER (1936 - 2007)
 
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Ralph Willoughby WEAVER
1911 - 1987
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Maisie 'Bunty' BAILEY (1910 - 1993)
 
A Private Individual
 
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Catherine Elizabeth WEAVER
1951 - 2007
 
A Private Individual
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John Sivell 'Jackie' WEAVER
1871 - 1948
Bailiff of the Bromsgrove Court Leet of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Mary Jane 'Jennie' PICKERING (1871 - 1958)
 
William Arthur Boyd WEAVER
1899 - 1978
Provision merchant of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Marjorie YARDLEY (1899 - 1979)
 
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Malcolm B WEAVER
1931 - 2015
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
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John Royston Douglas WEAVER
1902 - 1947
Merchant Seaman - Master and Commander of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Lilian Mary TILT (1903 - ~1969)
 
Joseph Furborough WEAVER
1872 - 1886
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Fanny Elizabeth 'Faye' WEAVER
1874 - 1949
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. John Hughes 'Jack' VANNER (1877 - 1946)
 
Captain Rupert Greville VANNER
1903 - 1940
Sailor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Enid May HUGHES (~1905 - ~1975)
 
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Richard Anthony H VANNER
1938 - 2000
of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Marjorie VANNER
1904 - 1949
of Dewsbury, Yorkshire
 
John Gethin HUGHES-JENKINS
1926 - 2020
of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  m. Valerie PICKWICK (1934 - 2006)
 
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Gwendoline Mary VANNER
1906 - 1991
of Sully, Barry, Glamorganshire, Wales
  m. Cecil Herbert PORTER (1899 - 1979)
 
A Private Individual
 
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Joan Sivell VANNER
1915 - 2003
of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  m. Rev. Alexander Frank FOUNTAIN (1907 - 1958)
  m. Captain Harry JENKINS (~1915 - ?)
 
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Mary Ann 'Pollie' WEAVER
1875 - 1929
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Thomas William GUEST (~1876 - bur.1952)
 
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  m. Joan MATTHEWS (~1906 - ?)
 
Ellen WEAVER
1876 - 1876
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Charles WEAVER
1844 - 1844
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Susannah WEAVER
1845 - bur.1846
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Jane FURBOROUGH
1813 - ~1882
of Cosby, Leicestershire
  m. Thomas WITHEBED (~1812 - ~1882)
 
Thomas WITHEBED
~1842 - ~1897
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Dinah WITHEBED
~1846 - ~1899
of Cosby, Leicestershire
John BROWN
bap.1773 - ~1823
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Sarah BROWN
bap.1775 - ~1825
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Thomas BROWN
bap.1776 - ~1826
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Daniel BROWN
bap.1778 - ~1828
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Alice BROWN
bap.1780 - ~1830
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Richard BROWN
bap.1783 - ~1833
of Cosby, Leicestershire
William BROWN
bap.1745 - ~1795
of Cosby, Leicestershire
Narrative and Notes

William is mentioned in his brother Ralph's will along with his mother Elizabeth RINGROSE who had remarried in 1733.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
15 May 1705
0
Baptism 
Cosby, Leicestershire
frm 1705 to 1745
0
Residence 
Cosby, Leicestershire
20 Apr 1731
25
Marriage to wife Anna GOODMAN 
Shearsby, Leicestershire
23 Aug 1732
27
Burial of father Ralph BROWN 
Cosby, Leicestershire
20 Apr 1735
29
Baptism of daughter Anne BROWN 
Cosby, Leicestershire
9 Jun 1735
30
Burial of daughter Anne BROWN 
Cosby, Leicestershire
31 Jul 1736
31
Baptism of daughter Anne BROWN 
Cosby, Leicestershire
31 Jul 1736
31
Baptism of daughter Mary BROWN 
Cosby, Leicestershire
9 Aug 1736
31
Burial of daughter Anne BROWN 
Cosby, Leicestershire
9 Aug 1736
31
Burial of daughter Mary BROWN 
10 
Cosby, Leicestershire
5 Mar 1737/38
32
Baptism of son William BROWN 
11 12 
Cosby, Leicestershire
17 Feb 1739
33
Baptism of son Ralph BROWN 
13 14 
Cosby, Leicestershire
17 Feb 1744/45
39
Burial of son William BROWN 
15 
Cosby, Leicestershire
28 Mar 1745
39
Baptism of son William BROWN 
16 
Cosby, Leicestershire
5 Jun 1769
64
Marriage of son Ralph BROWN and Alice HALL 
17 
Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire
19 Mar 1820
114
Burial of son Ralph BROWN 
18 
Cosby, Leicestershire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Cosby Church Records

Ann Dom 1705

William Brown son to Ralph and Elizabeth Brown Baptised May ye 15

2 - St Mary Magdalene, Shearsby, Parish Records

Wm Brown of Cosby & Ann Goodman of Sheasby was married at Sheasby ye 20th day of April 1731

3 - Cosby Church Records

Buried Anno Dni 1732

Ralph Brown - August ye 23rd

4 - Will of Ralf Brown 1729
Publishing Info: Leicestershire wills and probate records

In the name of God Amen I Ralf Brown of Cosby in the County of Leicester Labourer being weak in Body but of sound memory (thanks to God) do make this my last will and testament as follows

First I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God and my Body to ye earth to be decently buried by my executrix hereafter named

As for what worldly estate it has pleased God to bless me with I dispose of as follows

Imprimis I give and bequeath all my Goods & Chattels of what nature or kind so ever unto my Dearly Beloved wife Elizabeth whom I constitute & appoint sole Executrix of this my last will & testament in wittnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of november 1729

the marke of Ralf X Brown [seal]

Signed seald and published to be ye last will of ye testator in the presence of us

Geo Dudley

Willian Hill

5 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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Anne Brown

England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991

Name:

Anne Brown

Event Type:

Baptism

Event Date:

20 Apr 1735

Event Place:

Cosby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Leicestershire,England,Cosby

Religion:

Anglican

Baptism Date:

20 Apr 1735

Father's Name:

William

Mother's Name:

Anne

Record Number:

GBPRS/LEICS/BAP/00001325

Affiliate Image Identifier:

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102802897/00004

6 - Cosby Church Records

Buried Anno Dom 1735

Anne Daughter of William & Anne Brown June ye 9th

7 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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Anne Brown

England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991

Name:

Anne Brown

Event Type:

Baptism

Event Date:

31 Jul 1736

Event Place:

Cosby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Leicestershire,England,Cosby

Religion:

Anglican

Baptism Date:

31 Jul 1736

Father's Name:

William

Mother's Name:

Anne

Record Number:

GBPRS/LEICS/BAP/00001342

Affiliate Image Identifier:

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102802897/00004

8 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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Mary Brown

England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991

Name:

Mary Brown

Event Type:

Baptism

Event Date:

31 Jul 1736

Event Place:

Cosby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Leicestershire,England,Cosby

Religion:

Anglican

Baptism Date:

31 Jul 1736

Father's Name:

William

Mother's Name:

Anne

Record Number:

GBPRS/LEICS/BAP/00001341

Affiliate Image Identifier:

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102802897/00004

9 - Cosby Church Records

Buried Anno Dom 1736

Mary & Anne Daughters of William & Anne Brown August ye 9th

10 - Cosby Church Records

Buried Anno Dom 1736

Mary & Anne Daughters of William & Anne Brown August ye 9th

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William Brown

England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991

Name:

William Brown

Event Type:

Baptism

Event Date:

5 Mar 1737

Event Place:

Cosby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Leicestershire,England,Cosby

Religion:

Anglican

Baptism Date:

5 Mar 1737

Father's Name:

William

Mother's Name:

Anne

Record Number:

GBPRS/LEICS/BAP/00001360

Affiliate Image Identifier:

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102802897/00005

12 - Cosby Church Records
Citation image

Baptized Anno Dom: 1737

William son of William and Anne Brown March ye 5th

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Name:

Ralph Brown

Event Type:

Baptism

Event Date:

17 Feb 1739

Event Place:

Cosby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Leicestershire,England,Cosby

Religion:

Anglican

Baptism Date:

17 Feb 1739

Father's Name:

William

Mother's Name:

Anne

Record Number:

GBPRS/LEICS/BAP/00001382

Affiliate Image Identifier:

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102802897/00006

14 - Cosby Church Records

Baptized Anno: Dom 1739

Ralph son of William & Anne Brown - - - February ye 17th

15 - Cosby Church Records
Citation image

Buried Anno Dom 1744

William Son of William & Anne Brown - - - February y 17th

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William Brown

England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991

Name:

William Brown

Event Type:

Baptism

Event Date:

28 Mar 1745

Event Place:

Cosby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Leicestershire,England,Cosby

Religion:

Anglican

Baptism Date:

28 Mar 1745

Father's Name:

William

Mother's Name:

Anne

Record Number:

GBPRS/LEICS/BAP/00001428

Affiliate Image Identifier:

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102802897/00009

17 - Chilvers Coton Parish Records

Banns of Marriage between Ralph Brown of this Parish of Cosby Leicestershire and Alice Hall of this Parish were published on the three Sundays underwritten:

That is to say, On Sunday the 21st

On Sunday the 28th of May

On Sunday the 4th of June 1769 by me Edwd For???

18 - Cosby Church Records

Burials in the Parish of Cosby in the County of Leicester

1820

Name: Ralph Brown - Abode: Cosby - When Buried: March 19 - Age: 80

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