Mr John Brown
John Brown was born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales (1) around 1884 (2). He was the son of William Brown (1827-?) and Martha Jane Antony (?) (1855-1914) (3). His father was originally from London and his mother from Cardiff.
John was, as per the 1911 census, one of nine children. His known siblings were: Barbara Jane Antony (b. 1881), Nathaniel Augustus Antony (b. 1883), Jane Elizabeth Antony (b. 1886), William Brown (b. 1888), George Brown (b. 1890) and Albert (b. 1896).
John first appears on the 1891 census with his family living at 10 Taylor's Passage, Holy Rood, Southampton and his 64 year-old father was listed as a general labourer. His father seemingly passed away sometime prior to 1900. His mother Martha was remarried in Southampton in late 1900 to John Boniface (b. 1849 in Portsmouth, a merchant seaman). By the time of the 1901 census John and his family are living at 2 Russell Street, St Mary, Southampton and this would be his home for the rest of his life. At this time, aged 17, he is listed as a general labourer. By the time of the 1911 census John is absent, perhaps already at sea and his mother had reverted to the name of Martha Brown.
When John signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912 he gave his local address as 2 Russell Street, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Atrato. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
John Brown died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#267) and was buried at Fairview Cemetary, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 May, 1912.
References and Sources
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax
CreditsGavin Bell, UK
Bill Wormstedt, USA
Link and cite this page
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr John Brown
Born in Cardiff Glamorgan Wales
Age: 25 years (Male)
Marital Status: Single.
Last Residence: at 2 Russell Street Southampton Hampshire England
First Embarked: Southampton
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 267)
Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Monday 6th May 1912.