BROWN, Abraham T
- Born: Cir 1850, Not Known
- Marriage: UNKNOWN, Wife of Abraham Brown
I wonder if the gentleman below is brother of Abraham T Brown - requires further research.
MR. WILLIAM LUMSDEN BROWN.
Coast, is the eldest son of the late
James Brown, and was born in the
parish of Fintry, Aberdeenshire,
Scotland, on June 13, 1848. Leaving
Fintry while yet a child, his
boyhood and schooldays were
passed at Woodside, now part of
the city of Aberdeen. At the age
of seventeen and a half years he joined the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders,
and served in the regiment
in Scotland, England, Ireland, and
India, attaining to the rank of
Sergeant. While in India, to come
into closer touch with the people
of that country, he studied Hindustani.
At the expiration of
ten years' service he took his
discharge and returned to Scotland.
On March 14, 1876,. he
married Maggie, eldest daughter of
the late Michie Duncan, of Woodside,
Aberdeen, and a few months
later with his wife left for Western
Australia. After a brief sojourn in
the "Golden West," not liking the
country, he came to Mount Barker,
where Mrs. Brown had relatives.
For a time Mr. Brown worked in
Mr. J. G. Ramsay's foundry, but
within a year of his arrival in
South Australia he became acquainted
with the late Mr. J.
C. Hamp, of "Chickerloo Station,"
and it was arranged that
he should take charge of a farm at
Bramfield, the property of that
gentleman. It was on this farm
that Mr. Brown gained his first
knowledge of the West Coast, and
here, also, was he initiated into the
mysteries of agriculture, Mr.
Andrew Scott, of Bramfield, instructing
him how to set a plough.
About two years later he took up
Section 145, in the Hundred of
Colton, now known as aThe Grove,"
and there Mr. Brown has since resided.
The estate is regarded as one
of the prettiest places on the West
Coast, and from the original holding
of 349 acres has gradually
grown until at the present time it
embraces close on 4,000 acres. There
is a comfortable residence surrounded
by a fine garden, to which
water is laid on, supplies being
obtained from a well 241 ft. deep.
Mr. Brown interests himself in
all matters connected with the
welfare of the district and the
State generally, has often filled
the office of Auditor to the
District Council, and was for a
long time connected with the
Agricultural Bureau. He has two
sons and five daughters, the eldest
son being engaged in agricultural
pursuits on a holding of 5,000
acres in the Franklin Harbour
Abraham married Wife of Abraham Brown UNKNOWN. (Wife of Abraham Brown UNKNOWN was born circa 1850 in Not Known.)