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George Brown is born about 1792, in Middlesex. In 1811 he is a weaver, in Bethnal green. By 1841, he is a publican, again in Bethnal Green, at Virginia Row. He begins a long line of licensed victuallers in the London area. In the 1841 census, he is aged 50, with two children, William aged 15 and Ann aged 13. They are at the Turks Head, latterly the Turks Head, 308 Brick lane.
There is a will of George Brown in 1858 which places him at one of his sons pubs, as follows:
6th March 1858 : The Will of George Brown late of York Street, Westminster in the County of Middlesex Licensed Victualler deceased who died 31 December 1857 at York street aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Ann Brown of 58 York street aforesaid Widow the Relict and the sole executrix.
Of the children who survive childhood, all go into the Licensed Victualling trade, as follows:
Mary Brown, who marries John Thomas Dorton in 1830. By the 1841 census, they are listed at the Lord Wellington (latterly named the Duke of Wellington), Three Colt Lane. By 1851, they are now listed at the Black Boy, Mile End Road. John Dorton morts, and Mary remarries another widower, in 1859, to Henry Gould Hayward, of the Eagle Tavern. The marriage lists her father George as a Licensed Victualler at the Mercers Arms tavern, although according to his will, he dies in 1857.
The first son is James Brown, who marries Mary Dorton in 1832. By the 1841 census they are at the Hare & Hounds, Stoke Newington until about 1848. By 1851, he is at the Marquis of Cornwallis, in Bethnal Green. By about 1855, he is again at the Marquis of Cornwallis, but this time in Old Ford Road, whilst his brother John stays at the former Marquis of Cornwallis in Bethnal Green. He is a retired gentleman by the 1871 census.
The second son of George is John Brown, born in 1817 - he is a victualler, and by by 1851 at the Coach & Horses, 58 York Street, Westminster. By 1856 he has replaced his brother James, at the Marquis of Cornwallis, in Bethnal Green until at least 1876. He is retired and living in Wanstead by 1881.
The next son is William Brown, who is running the
Turks Head, Bethnal Green by
the 1851 census, until at least 1856. In the 1861 census, he can be found
listed at 22 Barnes Place, an early address for the
Earl Grey, in Mile End. By 1881,
William is a licensed Victualler at Forest Road, Walthamstow; and is still
listed as a Licensed Victualler in 1887 at his son Johns wedding.
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