William Edwards Brown

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William Edwards Brown
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Headstone Information
Date of Birth 1862
Age at Death 97 years
Additional Names Martha Matilda Brown
Transcription In Loving Memory of Martha Matilda. Born: 1852 Wife of W.E. Died: 30 September 1935. Age: 83 Years. With firm faith in he redeemers love she waited for his coming. And her husband William Edwards. D: 6 February 1959. Age: 97 Years. He giveth his beloved sleep.

Early Life

William Edwards Brown was born c1862 at York. (According to the researcher the date was c1861). William was the son of Archdeacon James Brown and Frances Tree Brown (nee Mitchell).


William married Martha Matilda Brown (nee Sewell) on 11 November 1891 at Middle Swan, Perth W.A. They had two children Harold Clare Brown and Francis.

Electoral Rolls

According to the electoral roll in 1917 until 1925, William lived at "Brookville", Newcastle Road, Midland Junction. In 1931 William lived at Hines Hill. From 1883 until 1915 William's occupation was the Clerk of Courts in Fremantle. He retired from this post to a farm at Midland Junction and Hines Hill.


William died at the age of 97 years on 6 February 1959.

Other Notes

William was educated at Bishop Hales School in Perth.