Samson Brown

Male 1848 - 1934  (86 years)


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  • Name Samson Brown 
    Born 1848  West Wratting, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 9 Mar 1875  Queensland onboard 'Corlic' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samson Brown, 25yrs
    Lydia Brown, 20yrs
    Amelia Brown, infant 
    Electoral Roll 1903  Wide Bay, Maleny Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Samson Brown, Obi Park, farmer
      Fanny Jane Brown, Obi Park, domestic duties
      Thomas Samson Brown, Maleny, labourer
      Jane Samel Brown, Maleny, domestic duties

      Please note:
      Jane Samel Brown, will be Eugenie (Thomas Samson Brown's new wife)
    Electoral Roll 1905  Wide Bay, Maleny Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Samson Brown, Obi Park, farmer
      Fanny Jane Brown, Obi Park, domestic duties
      Thomas Samson Brown, Maleny, labourer
      Jane Samel Brown, Maleny, domestic duties

      Please note:
      Jane Samel Brown, will be Eugenie (Thomas Samson Brown's new wife)
    Died 24 Sep 1934  Woodford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodford Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):Sampson Brown
      Sampson Brown selected his portion on 21 Mar 1880. His selection 1322 ( not 1332 as most documents incorrectly state) of 330 acres. It was next to Joseph MCCarthy on (the now) Stanley River Rd. He was born in Cambridgeshire England. His soujourn before arriving on the Blackall Range was via Brisbane, Seedy Creek, Broadwater, Redland Bay (then Priests Gully), Eight Mile Plains, Blackall Range. He went to finally live in Woodford. He arrived in Brisbane by the ship "Callet" on 3rd March 1873 after a voyage of 90 days. He had only 1 pound ($2) in his pocket. Sampson married Lydia Potter, daughter of James Potter (not Patten) of West Wratting, England and they had two sons and five daughters. After Lydia died he remarried Fanny Jane Goodman by whom he had one daughter and two sons. He cut a path through the standing scrub with his own hands to his selection and built a 3 bedroom house of cherrywood. He was a very strong man who was able to hump a 200lb bag of flour from Bald Knob to his selection at Wootha, a distance of 7 miles (11+ kms). With sturdy spirit he wrested a livelihood from the virgin bush under extreme hardship to contribute to the establishment of Maleny. Tragedy stuck the Brown family as it did many of our pioneers. His daughter Louisa from his first marriage died 3 June 1883 age 2 years of inflammation of the lungs lasting 9 days. She was born at Eight Mile Plains. She was buried in Reserve 138 Gympie Rd, Mellum Creek (Landsborough), believed to be the first burial in this reserve. (Other records say Obi Park).
      Information supplied by
      http://www.malenyrealty.com.au/resources/maleny_history.html
      contributed by Bill Johnston
    Person ID I3  Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2011 

    Father Thomas Brown, - Ag lab,   b. Abt 1815, West Wratting, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Matilda Bradford,   b. Abt 1814, West Wratting, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F233  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Lydia Potter,   d. 31 Mar 1893, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1873  Linton, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Brown,   d. 11 Apr 1892, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Amelia Elizabeth Brown,   b. circa 1874, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Henry Brown,   b. 14 Jul 1876, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lucy Ann Brown,   b. 14 Dec 1878, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1914, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     5. Louisa Brown,   b. 9 Oct 1880, Eight Mile Plains, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1883, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +6. Thomas Samson Brown,   b. 23 Jul 1882, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Henrietta Brown,   b. 9 Jul 1885, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Ann Brown,   b. 5 Mar 1888, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Selina Margaret Brown,   b. 1890, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Lydia Brown,   b. 26 Mar 1893, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1893, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Fanny Jane Goodman, - Mrs Andrews 
    Married 1901  Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Maud Brown,   b. 1898, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William George Brown,   b. 1900, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1926  (Age 26 years)
     3. Samson Edward Brown,   b. 1902, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Electoral Roll, Maleny, 1903.

    2. [S12] Electoral Roll, Maleny, 1905.


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