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Family of Emily Brown

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Renee Report 15 Apr 2012 00:38

I,m looking for my grandfathers sibbling her name is Annie brown she was born in 1905 in coventry to Emily brown it seems she paased away in 1909 her 3 kids she had previously were sent to Canada with the middle more homes. Trying to locate her and her family to be able to share information.

thanx Renee


jax Report 15 Apr 2012 02:24

Welcome to the boards Renee

So her three older siblings went to Canada? when was this? and how do you know about Annie? Is she on the 1911 census?


Renee Report 15 Apr 2012 02:33


her 3 sibbling Thomas sheridan brown and john sheridan brown and ethel brown all went to Canada in 1903 after the passing of her third child harry. I found out about Annie by accident i was looking for someone else when i got her name and besides it said emily brown single woman living in coventry on the same strreet she was living. I cant find her on the 1911 census not sure with whom she was living.

Maybe its a needle in a hay stack since im in canada cant seem to find anything. Im related to John Sheridan Brown.


patchem Report 15 Apr 2012 07:19

Just to try and sort out a little, is this Emily?

Deaths Sep 1909
Brown Emily 41 Coventry 6d 252

and Annie?

Births Mar 1905
Brown Annie Coventry 6d 543

Have you got her birth certificate for exact date of birth?

Just putting for reference:
1901 England Census
Thomas Sheridan Age: 34 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Head Gender: Male
Where born: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Coventry Ecclesiastical parish: Grey Friars
County/Island: Warwickshire Country: England
Street Address: St John Street 13 Court 14 house
Occupation: Tailor
Registration district: Coventry Sub-registration district: St John
ED, institution, or vessel: 8 Household schedule number: 114 Piece: 2906 Folio: 148 Page Number: 17
Thomas Sheridan 34 married Leeds
Emily Brown 31 single Coventry
Thomas Sheridan Brown 7
John Sheridan Brown 6
Ethel Brown 2
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 2906; Folio: 148; Page: 17.

and Thomas in 1911 claiming married less than a year, but no wife with him
SHERIDON, Thomas Head Married M 45 1866 Tailor-Maker Yorks Leeds
RG number: RG14 Piece: 18518 Reference: RG14PN18518 RG78PN1110 RD390 SD1 ED8 SN251
Registration District: Coventry Sub District: St John Enumeration District: 8 Parish: Coventry
Address: Court 1 Hos 1 Grey Friars Lane Coventry County: Warwickshire

Cannot see Annie on 1911

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 15 Apr 2012 08:23

Here's another child for you:

Births Jun 1896
BROWN William Sheridan Coventry 6d 533
Deaths Mar 1897
Brown William Sheriden 0 Coventry 6d 334



Flip Report 15 Apr 2012 08:28

The only birth for Emily Brown in Coventry without an infant death would appear to be this one:

Births Dec 1869 (>99%)

Brown Emily Coventry 6d 412

And she looks to be on the 1881 census:

Ann Brown 50 head charwoman widow born West Bromwich
Herbert 26 son watchmaker
Annie 19 servant
Emily 11 scholar

All children born Coventry, living at 23 Court 1 House, Spon Street Coventry.
There were also lodgers with the family.


Flip Report 15 Apr 2012 09:26

Date of birth for Annie - her christening can be found here:

Born 12/12/1904, christened 1/1/1905


Flip Report 15 Apr 2012 09:45

I see from a post on Historic coventry forum they have given her father as Daniel, who died 1880. I think Emily could have had marriage banns read at Coventry, but not to Thomas Sheridan:

banns read 1/11/1891 to William Henry Cleaver, can't see a marriage for them though.

Added - missed this one:

Marriages Dec 1891 (>99%)

Brown Ann Coventry 6d 932
Cleaver William Henry Coventry 6d 932
Moore Arthur Richard Coventry 6d 932
WAKEFIELD Eleanor Louisa Coventry 6d 932


Flip Report 15 Apr 2012 10:34

Ignore that last post, I've got Emily mixed up with sister Ann! Sorry, but will leave as it's still connected to the family you are researching.


Renee Report 15 Apr 2012 12:56

wow thanx a bunch i will look into those leads


Flip Report 15 Apr 2012 13:47


I wonder if Annie was with one of Emily's siblings on the 1911 census - it was prior to adoption records so there won't be a trail there. Do you have the family on the 1871 census?

One of Daniel's other children married a Wilkins in the same church - it may be worth tracing the siblings through 1911 census to see if Annie is with any of them.


Renee Report 24 Apr 2012 23:52

i,m thinking she might have been shipped with the middle more homes is there a list of all the children that was sent there cant find her in Canada

its still for annie brown born on dec 12 1904