Brown Welsh Tree

Brown Welsh Tree

 

Introduction

If this is the first time you are using these trees, you are advised to read the general introduction which appears here.

There are 32 ministers mentioned in this tree, of whom seven were Free Church ministers. The following are references for all ministers whose names appear in the General Index of Scottish Presbyterian Ministers:


Brown, James: see under B.1.1.
Brown, James: see under B.1.1.1.3.
Brown, James: see under B.1.1.1.3.1.
Brown, John: see under B.1.1.1.
Brown, John Tod: see under B.1.1.1.3.1.3.
Brown, Robert Lundin: see under B.1.1.1.1.1.1.
Colvin, Robert: see under C.1.3.1. Marion Laidlaw
Colvin, Robert Francis: see under C.1.3.1.3.
Colvin, Victor Albert: see under C.1.3.1.1.1.
Colvin, Walter Laidlaw: see under C.1.3.1.1.
Dalgleish, William: see under B.1.1.1.2.1. Jean Gibson
Fergusson, Donald: see under B.1.1.1.1.1.1. Robert Lundin Brown
Fisher, James McNaught: see under C.1.3.1.2. Elizabeth Goldie Colvin
Hill, Alexander: see under B.1.1.1.3.1.1.2. James Adam McKerrell Brown
Johnston, John: see under B.1.1.1.4. Margaret Brown
Robin, Henry: see under A.1.3. Agnes Williamson
Sommerville, James: see under C.1.4. Caroline Welsh
Stothert, Richard: see under B.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Helen Brown
Stothert, Thomas: see under B.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Helen Brown
Walker, Robert: see under B.1.1.1.1.1.1. Jean Fraser
Welsh, David: see under C.1.1.1.
Welsh, William: see under C.1.2.3.1.
Williamson, David: see under A.1.
Williamson, John: see under A.1.2.

 

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A.1. David Williamson (d.1706 aged 82) was the minister of St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p.96. He married seven times, successively!

A.1.1. Elizabeth Williamson (m.1704) was the daughter of David Williamson, St Cuthbert’s. She married B.1.1.1. John Brown, minister of Abercorn. FES, Vol.1, p.190.

A.1.2. John Williamson (b.c.1681-1740) was the son of David Williamson, St Cuthbert’s. He was minister of Inveresk, Midlothian: FES, Vol.1, p.326 – which says that he had a daughter Agnes Williamson, who married, Henry Robin, minister of Burntisland, Fife. But see below.

A.1.3. Agnes Williamson (m.1708) was the daughter of David Williamson, St Cuthbert’s. She married Henry Robin, minister of Burntisland, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.82 – which says he married the daughter of David Williamson as his third wife. The IGI marriage record clearly says David Williamson was her father and the OPR agrees with the other details of that record.

B.1. Robert Brown of Finmount. For these Browns, see The Browns of Fordell etc.

B.1.1. James Brown (d.1691) was the son of Robert Brown of Finmount. He was minister of East Calder, West Lothian: FES, Vol.1, p.175.

B.1.1.1. John Brown (bap.1677-1743) was the son of James Brown, East Calder. He was minister of Abercorn, West Lothian: FES, Vol.1, p.190. He married, as his second wife, A.1.1. Elizabeth Williamson, daughter of David Williamson, St Cuthbert’s. His family mentioned below are by this second wife.

B.1.1.1.1. David Brown of Golf Hall (b.1707) was the son of John Brown, Abercorn. He was a merchant, Edinburgh.

B.1.1.1.1.1. Jean Brown (1729) was the daughter of David Brown of Golf Hall. She married John Fraser, W.S., Edinburgh.

B.1.1.1.1.1.1. Jean Fraser (d.1831) was the daughter of John Fraser, W.S.. She married Robert Walker, minister of Canongate, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p.25. He was the son of William Walker, minister of the Scotch Church, Rotterdam: FES, Vol.7, p.552.

B.1.1.1.1.2. John Brown (b.1731-1780) of Golf Hall was the son of David Brown of Golf Hall. He was a merchant, Edinburgh.

B.1.1.1.1.2.1. David Brown of Greenknowe (b.1756) was the son of John Brown of Golf Hall. He married his cousin, B.1.1.1.2.2.1. Hannah Cassels.

B.1.1.1.1.2.1.1. Hannah Brown (b.1796) was the daughter of David Brown of Greenknowe. She married Alexander Tweedie, M.D., Edinburgh.

B.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1. Alexander George Tweedie was the son of Alexander Tweedie, M.D. He was in the Madras Civil Service.

B.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1. Hannah Cassels Tweedie (b.c.1820-1903) was the daughter of Alexander George Tweedie. She married in 1856 a clergyman of the Church of England: Charles Creaghe Collins, Rector of St. Mary’s, Aldermanbury, London, England.

B.1.1.1.1.2.1.2. Jane Brown (1800-1850) was the daughter of David Brown of Greenknowe. She married William Anderson, merchant, Leith, Edinburgh.

B.1.1.1.1.2.1.2.1. Hannah Cassels Anderson (b.1832) was the daughter of William Anderson, merchant, Leith, Edinburgh. She married her cousin Andrew Cassels, vicar of Batley.

B.1.1.1.1.2.1.3. Andrew Cassels Brown of Freshfield (1798-1870) was the son of David Brown of Greenknowe. He was a merchant in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He married his cousin B.1.1.1.2.2.2.2. Susanna Cassels.

B.1.1.1.1.2.1.3.1. James Cassels Brown (1841-1892) was the son of Andrew Cassels Brown. He was a clergyman of the Church of England.

B.1.1.1.2. Jean Brown (1712) was the daughter of John Brown, Abercorn. She married Walter Gibson of Greenknowe.

B.1.1.1.2.1. Jean Gibson (1748-1819) was the daughter of Walter Gibson of Greenknowe. She married William Dalgleish, minister of Peebles: FES, Vol.1, p.288.

B.1.1.1.2.2. Anne Gibson (1741-1811) was the daughter of Walter Gibson of Greenknowe. She married Andrew Cassels, merchant, Leith, Edinburgh. See us.archive.org.

B.1.1.1.2.2.1. Hannah Cassels (1772-1859) was the daughter of Andrew Cassels, merchant. She married B.1.1.1.1.2.1. David Brown of Greenknowe.

B.1.1.1.2.2.2. James Cassels was the son of Andrew Cassels, merchant. He was a surgeon, Lancashire, England. He married Mary Hodgson, the daughter of Francis Hodgson – a clergyman of the Church of England.

B.1.1.1.2.2.2.1. Andrew Cassels (b.1806) was the son of James Cassels, surgeon. He was a clergyman of the Church of England. He married his relative B.1.1.1.1.2.1.2.1. Hannah Cassels Anderson.

B.1.1.1.2.2.2.2. Susanna Cassels was the daughter of James Cassels, surgeon. She married her cousin B.1.1.1.1.2.1.3. Andrew Cassels Brown.

B.1.1.1.3. James Brown (1724-1786) was the son of John Brown, Abercorn. He was minister of New North, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p.146.

B.1.1.1.3.1. James Brown (1758-1812) was the son of James Brown, Edinburgh. He was minister of Newbattle, Midlothian: FES, Vol.1, p.334. He married Helen Adam, daughter of Alexander Adam, architect, Edinburgh.

B.1.1.1.3.1.1. James Brown was the son of James Brown, Newbattle. He was a chartered accountant, Edinburgh. He married Anne McKerrell, daughter of William McKerrell of Hillhouse.

B.1.1.1.3.1.1.1. Helen Brown (d.1873) was the daughter of James Brown, accountant. She married C.1.3.1.3. Robert Francis Colvin.

B.1.1.1.3.1.1.2. James Adam McKerrell Brown (b.c.1817-1896) was the son of James Brown, accountant. He too was an accountant, Edinburgh. He married his cousin, Madeline Hill, daughter of Alexander Hill, Professor, Glasgow. For him, see the Carstairs Hill Tree. Madeline’s mother was Margaret McKerrell, daughter of John McKerrell of Hillhouse – they are therefore distant cousins.

B.1.1.1.3.1.2. Robert Lundin Brown (1792-1877) was the son of James Brown, Newbattle. He was a Free Church minister. He married, as his second wife, Marie Wilhelmina Henriette Pauline Wiersbitzkij. On his decease, she married Donald Fergusson, a Free Church minister. (Note FES, Vol.5, p.220 wrongly gives his name as David Fergusson.)

B.1.1.1.3.1.2.1. Helen Brown (1832-1880) was the daughter of Robert Lundin Brown, minister, by his first wife. She married Thomas Stothert, a Free Church minister. His brother Richard Stothert, was also a Free Church minister.

B.1.1.1.3.1.2.2. Robert Christopher Brown (1834-1876) was the son of Robert Lundin Brown, minister, by his first wife. He was a clergyman of the Church of England.

B.1.1.1.3.1.3. John Tod Brown (1805) was the son of James Brown, Newbattle. He was minister of Dunfermline, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.35.

B.1.1.1.4. Margaret Brown (1705-1768) was the daughter of John Brown, Abercorn. She married John Johnston, minister of Arngask, Fife/Perthshire: FES, Vol.5, p.57.

B.1.1.1.4.1. David Johnston (1734-1824) was the son of John Johnston, Arngask. He was minister of North Leith, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p156.

C.1. Alexander Welsh in Wester Stanhope, Drumelzier, Peebles-shire, married Marion Tweedie. For this part of the tree, see www.murrayofstanhope.com and www.ajbhope.net.

C.1.1. Margaret Welsh (b.1753) was the daughter of Alexander Welsh, Drumelzier. She married David Welsh of Earlshaugh and Tweedshaws.They moved to Braefoor, Moffat, Dumfries-shire.

C.1.1.1. David Welsh (1793-1845) was the son of David Welsh, Braefoot. He was a Free Church minister.

C.1.2. Christian Welsh (1754) was the daughter of Alexander Welsh, Drumelzier. She married William Welsh the son of Robert Welsh and Grizell Burnett and they settled in Mossfennan. Amongst their children were:

C.1.2.1-2. Robert Welsh and Grace Welsh were the children of William Welsh, Mossfennan.

C.1.2.3. Alexander Welsh (b.1785) was the son of William Welsh, Mossfennan. Note this man’s birth is in the OPR – not mentioned in the on-line source quoted.

C.1.2.3.1. William Welsh (1820-1892) was the son of Alexander Welsh and, according to the censuses, the nephew of Robert and Grace Welsh, Mossfennan, who brought him up when his parents died. He was a Free Church minister.

C.1.3. Mary Welsh (b.1758) was the daughter of Alexander Welsh, Drumelzier. She married Walter Laidlaw, Glenrath, Manor, Peebles-shire.

C.1.3.1. Marion Laidlaw (bc.1783-1858) was the daughter of Walter Laidlaw, Manor. She married Robert Colvin, minister of Johnstone, Dumfries-shire: FES, Vol.2, p.208.

C.1.3.1.1. Walter Laidlaw Colvin was the son of Robert Colvin, Johnstone. He was minister of Cramond, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p.13.

C.1.3.1.1.1. Victor Albert Colvin was the son of Walter Laidlaw Colvin, Cramond. He was minister of Connel Ferry, Argyll: FES, Vol.4, p.83.

C.1.3.1.2. Elizabeth Goldie Colvin was the daughter of Robert Colvin, Johnstone. She married James McNaught Fisher, minister in Swallow Street, London, England: FES, Vol.7, p.501.

C.1.3.1.3. Robert Francis Colvin was the son of Robert Colvin, Johnstone. He was minister of Teviothead, Roxburghshire: FES, Vol.2, p.142. He married B.1.1.1.3.1.1.1. Helen Brown – see above.

C.1.3.1.3.1. Annie Edith Colvin was the daughter of Robert Francis Colvin, Teviothead. She became a Free Church missionary.

C.1.4. Caroline Welsh (b 1772) was the daughter of Alexander Welsh, Drumelzier. She married, as his second wife, James Sommerville, a Free Church minister.

C.1.4.1. James Sommerville (1810-1832) was the son of James Sommerville, minister, by Caroline Welsh. He was a student of divinity when he died.

C.1.4.2. Robert Sommerville (1817-1843) was the son of James Sommerville, minister, by Caroline Welsh. He was a probationer and assistant to his father when he died.