Birth23 Nov 1804, Bloomsbury, Middlsex
Death2 May 1875, prob Woolwich district, Kent
General7th s. Rector of Woolwich, Hon canon of Rochester.
EducationBalliol, Oxon: matric 1822, BA 1826, MA 1830.
FatherGeorge Brown (1758-1829)
MotherMargaret Balfour (1766-1854)
Birthbef 24 Mar 1814, Dunton, Bucks
Deathca Feb 1884, Poss. Woolwich district, London
GeneralThe only one of 6 children of first marriage to have survived to adulthood.
MotherAnna Maria Heath (ca1787-1818)
ChildrenAlice Margaret (1845-)
 Maria Georgina (1846-ca1878)
 Constance Isabella (1848-ca1916)
 Helen Mary (ca1849-1922)
 Henry Blomfield (ca1851-1923)
 Ada Dorothy (ca1852-ca1908)
 Ethel Louisa (ca1854-ca1932)
 Charles James (1859-)
Notes for Rev Henry Brown
FreeBMD has but one HB who died in Q2 of 1875:

Woolwich dist, vol 1d, p. 603

I think I’ll take it.

Apr, 2008, TFPL: This entry in Alumni Oxoniensis looks very much like him:

Brown, Henry, 3s. George of St George’s Bloomsbury, arm. Balliol Coll, matric. 12 Feb. 1822, aged 17; B.A. 1826, M.A. 1850, rector of Woolwich, 1851, vicar of Boreham, Essex 1845-51, died 2 May 1875.

The dates agree with his brother William’s records.

The interesting thing is the ‘arm’; I’m not sure where that came from; I would even be prepared to say that it was not quite true.

In 1834 he was the officiant at the wedding of his cousin Henrietta Brown to Anthony Chester at Shiplake, Oxon.

In 1851 they already had 5 children:

Surname Forename Age Relation Occupation Birth Place

Brown Henry 46 Head Rector Of Woolwich St George, Middlesex
Brown Maria 37 Wife Dunton, Buckingham
Brown Alice Margaret 6 Daur St?, Middlesex
Brown Maria 5 Daur Boreham, Essex
Brown Constance I 3 Daur Boreham, Essex
Brown Helen Mary 1 Daur Boreham, Essex
Brown Henry Bloomfield 2M Son Boreham, Essex
Smee Charlotte 21 Servant Nurse Gosfield, Essex
Shed Susan 18 Servant Nurserymaid Boreham, Essex
Saunders Daniel 19 Servant Footman Dedham, Essex
Pullen Priscilla 24 Servant Cook Hatfield Broadoak, Essex
Owers Mary 20 Servant House Maid Earles Colne, Essex

Ref: HO107/1589/~F291

Address: 49 Rectory Place
Parish: Woolwich
Registration District: Greenwich

In the 1871 census, this was his household:

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

BROWN, Henry Head M 66 1805 Middlesex
BROWN, Maria Wife F 57 1814 Buckinghamshire
BROWN, Alice M Daughter F 26 1845 Middlesex
BROWN, Constance J Daughter F 23 1848 Essex
BROWN, Helen M Daughter F 21 1850 Essex
BROWN, Ada Dor T Daughter F 18 1853 Kent
BROWN, Ethel Louisa Daughter F 16 1855 Kent
BROWN, Charles J Son M 12 1859 Kent
BROWN, Henry B Son M 20 1851 Essex
LOMAS, Jane Servant F 25 1846 Staffordshire
JENKYNS, Elizabeth Servant F 30 1841 Breconshire
LLOYD, Eliza Servant F 23 1848 Berkshire
ALWIN, Mary Ann Servant F 17 1854 Warwickshire

RG number: RG10 Piece: 784 Folio: 64 Page: 9

Registration District: Woolwich
Sub District: Woolwich Arsenal
EnumerationDistrict: 8
Ecclesiastical Parish:

Civil Parish: St Mary Municipal Borough:

Address: Rectory Place The Rectory, St Mary, Woolwich
County: London, Kent

Alumni Oxoniensis has:

Brown, Henry 3s. George, of St George’s Bloomsbury, London, arm. BALLIOL COLL., matric. 12 Feb., 1822, aged 17; B.A. 1826, M.A. 1830, rector of Woolwich 1851, vicar of Boreham, Essex 1845-51, died 2 May, 1875.

The CCED database shows he was perpetual curate of Tandridge, Surrey on 12 Apr 1834, licensed by the bishop of Winchester, Charles Richard Sumner.
Arms Generally notes for Rev Henry Brown
Henry Brown was an armiger by this grant, effectively to his father George, in 1869:

By Letters Patent on the 8th January 1869, from the Lyon King of Arms: copied and certified by Elizabeth Read, Lyon Clerk, from Volume 8, folio 24 of the Lyon Register.

"Excerpt of Letters patent from the Lord Lyon King of Arms in favour of William Brown of Horton Place, Esquire, dated the 8th day of January 1869.

"Whereas William Brown of Horton Place in the parish of Epsom and County of Surrey, formerly of Penshurst in the County of Kent, Esquire, hath by Petition of date the eighteenth day of November last Represented unto Us, that he is the eldest son of the late George Brown, Esquire, merchant in London by Margaret his wife eldest daughter of Henry Balfour of Pilrig in the County of Edinburgh, Esquire, Major in the First Royal Regiment of Foot, and of Jean his wife eldest daughter of William Elliot of Wolflee in the County of Roxburgh, Esquire, and grandson of John Brown, Merchant in Glasgow, all deceased, and hath prayed that We would Grant Our License and Authority to him and to his descendants and to the other descendants of his said father to bear and use such Ensigns Armorial as might be found suitable and according to the Laws of Arms: Know ye therefore that We have devised and do by these presents Assign, Ratify and Confirm to the said William Brown Esquire, and to his descendants and to the other descendants of his said father with such congruent differences as may hereafter be matriculated for them, the following Ensigns Armorial, as depicted upon the margin hereof, and Matriculated of even date with these presents in Our Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, vix: Azure, a Chevron checquy Argent and Sable between three Fleurs-de-lis of the second. Above the Shield is placed a Helmet befitting his Degree, with a Mantling Gules doubled Argent, and on a Wreath of his Liveries is set for Crest, a Lion rampant Gules armed and Langued Azure holding in his dexter forepaw a Fleur-de-lis Argent, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto "Fortitudine et Fidleitate".

"Matriculated the Eighth day of January 1869.

"Extracted furth of the Public Register of All Arms
and Bearings in Scotland, Volume 8, folio 24,
this 9th day of December 2002."

Points to note in this extract from the Scottish Register:

First that he claims to be William Brown, when in England a Royal Licence had been signed a month previously to change his name to Trotter.

Second the English Royal Licence says that he was to quarter the Trotter arms with those of his family. But these Letters Patent make it clear that he had no arms of his family at that time - though there might have been a previous grant to him in England (something to check).

Third that this repeats that Wm's grandfather was Major Henry Balfour of Pilrig, whereas he was in fact a merchant of Leith, though born to Pilrig.

Fourth the Scottish Blazon of the crest makes it explicit that the Lion rampant is armed and langued Azure, while the English RL leaves this out, though such is commonly understood.

Fifth, these arms were to be held also by all other descendants of his father. This implies that they all inherited them from their father and that this was (effectively) a posthumous grant to his father.

Of course, Scots arms being what they are, henry would have to add some difference to the family arms, he being a younger brother.
Notes for Henry & Maria (Family)
Their marriage:

Name Maria Blomfield
District Kensington, Middlesex
Spouse Henry Brown
Page 0208
Volume 3
Registered October - December 1843

The Vlieland family researchers have obtained these details of the marriage:

> January to June (1844) 1843 - Nov 2: At Fulham, the Rev. Henry Brown,
> M.A., Incumbent of St. James's, Curtain-road, to Maria, eldest dau. of
> the Lord Bishop of London.
> The Ecclesiastical Gazette, or, Monthly register of the affairs of the
> Church of England – From July 1842 to June 1843 MARRIAGES: Rev. Henry
> Brown, Perpetual Curate of St. James's, Curtain road, Shoreditch,
> London, to Maria, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. and Right Rev. the
> Lord Bishop of London. (no date shown) - these first two are on
> Google Books
> Saturday 11 November 1843 Yorkshire Gazette (also syndicated) - On
> Thursday, the 2nd inst. the parish church of All Saints,
> Fulham, by the Rev. R. G. Baker, the Rev. Henry Brown, M.A., of
> Balliol College, Oxford, and Incumbent of St. James's, Curtain-road,
> to Maria, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. and Rev. the Lord Bishop
> of London.
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