One of the witnesses to this marriage was an Alexander Brown. Alexander, and his
wife, Elizabeth McCamus and family were at that time living on Lot 21 of
Concession V in Cavan Township.
It is believed that this Alexander Brown was, in fact, the older brother of Margaret Brown,
and the rest of this family story has been pieced together by following the linkage
suggested by this minister's record of marriage.
The purpose of this Webpage is to assemble the available historical records for the
- Verify the above-mentioned family linkage.
- Establish the origins of this Brown family in Co. Cavan, Ireland through collaborative
efforts. Hopefully the following information will line up with that of other researchers,
and more of the jigsaw will be able to be pieced together.
What I Think I Know (so far)
Alexander Brown of County Cavan, Ireland, is thought to be a brother of Margaret Brown
(my great-great grandmother).
Alexander Brown petitioned for land in Ontario and in 1817 he received a location on Lot 10,
Concession VII, Cavan Township. He remained on this land until November of 1827 and,
having completed his settlement duties, acquired the patent for this land.
He immediately sold the 100 acres to James Elliott (also of Co. Cavan, Ireland) for
£50 and on 1 March 1828, he purchased the 200 acres of Lot 21, Concession V, for
Migration Records (pre-1819)
||Description of Record
|31 May 1816
||Pastoral Attestation of Good Character (James Brown)
|27 Mar 1817
||Land Petition (James Brown of Shercock)
Land and Census Records (1819-1850)
|Description of Record
|1819 Census of Cavan Township
||Page 1 (200K)
|1820 Census of Cavan Township
||Page 1 (732K)
|1821 Census of Cavan Township
||Page 1 (844K)
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