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THOMAS SAMUEL BOWN
OF 54 CHARLOTTE STREET (1824 to 1836)
the agent of the English merchants, Thomas Anderton and Samuel Woods, of Liverpool.
Bown owned the
property from July 26, 1824 to January 13, 1836.
Thomas Samuel Bown, born 26 May 1798 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; died 13 Aug 1876 in North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the son of... William Bown, Jr. and ... Elizabeth Vinson. He married 43. Florence Eliza Ellen Haire 16 Sep 1822 in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Bown, Thomas Samuel. Petition to Wallace: Petitioner asks a lot near Low Point. The lot was settled by Daniel Conway was absconded in petitioner's debt. Petitioner hold on land from the crown except that he holds in trust under the will of his late father. Note: approved, 200 acres. [Cape Breton no.: 2970 NSARM microfilm: 15799 ]
Magdaline Bown, born in the United States was a widow when she died December 10, 1868, at the age of 91. The signature of the informant was Thomas Samuel Bown. Parents Names whether living: [?]; Occupation, and or dead: Haire Surveyor
Magdaline Bown, died 1868 in Cape Breton County Item can be found in Registration Year: 1868 - Book: 1803 - Page: 37 - Number: 12
From: Lesley Anderson
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:02 PM
Subject: Cape Breton Loyalists
I have seen transcriptions from the early colonial records that mention a William BROWN, a carpenter but I don’t think this is right! Later they show the name BOWN. He had a sloop that helped transport provisions to the early loyalists and he is also mentioned as getting land as a loyalist.
But my question is more elementary. If he was given land by Des Barres, for being British and a “loyalist”, wouldn’t he be designated the UE and his children be a son of a UE? Or didn’t they do that in Cape Breton Island?
I would love to speak to you about what other records I can find my Bown’s in or what transcriptions have been done. Do you think there were 2 William Bown families in early Cape Breton Island? Are there any bio’s about the early colonial executive committee or harbor masters or merchants?
I can see through the Krause reports that there were a number of his children – Thomas S Bown for one who carried on business in the town.
Thank you very much,
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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