The Brownen family and its tree is interesting and sad.Return to Brownen Home Page
Some have been rich and lost all,, others have been poor and got rich.
Some have left England never to return, some to start a new way of life in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland maybe elsewhere .
One thing is certain the main line may have been metal craftsmen (this is a story in its self) it will be added when its finished.
Often the offspring have become writers teachers and other skilled persons.
The reason is possibly that from the beginning of English history and maybe before, the only people that could write and do mathematics apart from the clergy and they born into Aristocracy, were Blacksmiths.
From very early times the records of births deaths and marriages were done by the Blacksmith and in fact it is still legal in Scotland for Blacksmiths to officiate at a wedding, this was stopped in England not so long ago.
The blacksmiths of old made all there own tools even smelting there own iron, no other trade or profession could do without the blacksmith for something, the King for his money stamps weapons and armour, the lords for weapons, horse shoes, locks and hinges for his strong box .
All others for knives and all types of farm implements.
And of course the shipbuilder for his nails and fastenings.
There are many bits missing perhaps you can fill in missing peace's.
NEW it is beginning to appear that the Brownen's may have come from Kent and were Peddlers of Strong Drink I.e. Importers Exporters (maybe a polite way of saying smugglers)
We will let you know of any developments.
New even worse it could be Brownen's came from the New Forest (many poachers)
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