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92ND Regiment Gordon Highlanders Colours
NameBROWN – John
Regiment (s)92nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 567
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th March 1827 / 19 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark /  Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 1 year 9 months
Malta – 2 years 4 months
West Indies – 2 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 105 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th May 1848/Limerick
Campaign MedalsNil
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 2nd Edinburgh
1853 Tilbury Fort
1853-1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Dalmeny Linlithgow Linlithgowshire West Lothian Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McINTOSH Elizabeth (MacIntosh on marriage document only)
B c1822 Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage10th December 1848 Old Greyfriars Parish Edinburgh Midlothian, Scotland
Children by 1st WifeGeorgina B c1850 Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
M 1st BEST Henry 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd PATERSON Charles William 1874 Roebourne Western Australia
D 3rd July 1913 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Elizabeth B c1851 Edinburgh Scotland
D 5th July 1853 aged 18 months aboard “Phoebe Dunbar”
John B 1st September 1853 aboard “Phoebe Dunbar”
D 9th September 1853 aboard “Phoebe Dunbar”
bur 10th September 1853 Fremantle Western Australia
Mary Elizabeth B 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
M EATON Richard Thomas 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
D 13th May 1904 Mongolin near Goomalling Western Australia
bur  Northam Cemetery Western Australia
John B 1858 Fremantle West Australia
D 16th September 1882 Suicide on the “Emma” off Depuch Island Western Australia
bur Cossack Western Australia
Agnes B 1855
D 22nd April 1928 Goomalling WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
McINTOSH George bootmaker of Candlemaker Row Edinburgh Scotland
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Night Warder Convict Establishment 8th December 1853 resigned 31 March 1856
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth 17th October 1860 – page 2 Death of Elizabeth
West Australian Perth 8th July 1913 – page 8 Obituary and Funeral notice Georgina
Herald Fremantle Saturday 20th February 1875 – page 2 Sale of business and settlement of creditors (Probate)
The West Australian Tuesday 31st October 1882 page 3 Death of John Brown Jnr
Northam Advertiser 14th May 1904 – page 2 and 21st May 1904 – page 3
Daily News Perth 7th July 1913 – page 1 Obituary Georgina Paterson
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd February 1875 Fremantle West Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th  October 1860 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3404 1875/473
19th November 1874
Will of John Brown, baker whereby he bequeathed all his real and personal estate unto George McIntosh of Fremantle upon trust for division of said estate in equal portions one half to his son John Brown and one half to his daughter Agnes Brown both born to his late wife Elizabeth McIntosh. He appointed George McIntosh as Executor of his will and Guardian of the aforesaid children until his son reached the age of 21 years. In the event of one of the children dying before the age of 21 years their potion to go to the survivor. In the event of both children dying before the age or 21years the estate was to be divided between his daughters Georgina Best and Mary Eaton.
A codicil was added to the will on 14th January 1875 Appointing Gordon Drummond Ralston was co-executor of the will and Co-Guardian to his children
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index 1841
John Brown 567 Private 92nd foot Location St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica
1851 Census: Dicks Land. Easter Road, Leith, Midlothian Scotland
John Brown Head age 41 a Chelsea Pension born Dalmeny Linlithgowshire
Elizabeth Brown Wife age 28 born Edinburgh
Georgina Brown Daughter age 1 born Edinburgh
Eliza brown received medical treatment for fever July 20th on board the Phoebe Dunbar. She gave birth to a child August 27 that later died September 9th from atrophy.
A daughter Elizabeth Brown aged 1 year 6 months died from Whooping cough 10th May 1853 shortly after sailing