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THE ANCESTRY OF JAMES GORDON BROWN

 

My article covering the ancestry of Gordon Brown was published as follows:


            Edward J. Davies, “The Ancestry of Gordon Brown”, Genealogists’ Magazine, 29(2007-09):399-404

 

A summary of the ancestry is below. Much greater detail and discussion are given in the article.

 

1  James Gordon Brown (b 1951)

 

2  John Ebenezer Brown (1914-1998), Church of Scotland minister

3  Jessie Elizabeth Souter (1918-2004)

 

4  Ebenezer Brown (1879-1960), farmer

5  Rachel Mitchell Mavor (1874-1934)

6  John Henderson Souter (1881-1929), timber merchant

7  Jessie Riach Manson (1878-1960)

 

8  John Brown (1840-1918) of Ballingry, Fife, farmer

9  Mary Brown (1845-1908)

10 James Mavor (1846-1898) of Dysart, Fife, builder

11 Jane Robertson (1842-1880)

12 James Souter (1837-1919) of Auchindoir and Kearn, Aberdeenshire, mason

13 Elizabeth Craig (ca 1838-1923)

14 Francis Troup Manson (ca 1847-1917) of Insch, Aberdeenshire, mason

15 Barbara Topp (1846-1931)

 

16 John Brown (1804-1859) of Auchtertool, Fife, ploughman

17 Elizabeth Collier (1808-1889)

18 Alexander Brown (1804-1884) of Auchterderran, Fife, agricultural labourer

19 Janet Waddell (1824-1889)

20 David Mavor (1807-1877) of Dysart, mason

21 Rachel Mitchell (1808-1886)

22 David Robertson (ca 1806-1861) of Burntisland, Fife, carter

23 Isabella Crambie (1808-1881)

24 William Souter (1801-1886) of Auchindoir and Kearn, carpenter

25 Margaret Booth (1796-1870)

26 Robert Craig (1777-1855) of Insch, labourer

27 Mary Gordon (ca 1801-1877)

28 Alexander James Manson (1811-1891) of Banff, doctor of medicine

29 Jessie Guthrie Cruickshank (1829-1901)

30 William Topp (1814-1903) of Forgue, Aberdeenshire, farmer

31 Margaret Webster (1809-1871)