John William Browne was born 1801 in Howrah, Bengal, India to William Browne (1762-1833) and Sophia Louisa Forbes (1781-1861) and died 22 February 1834 King's Arms' Public-house, Brickfield-hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of Suicide by poison. He married Mary Bertha Bridget Doyle (1798-1869) 12 October 1822 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of John William Browne and Mary Bertha Bridget Doyle (1798-1869)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Henrietta Sophia Browne (1823-1910)
William James Brown (1825-1913)
John Cyrus Lindsey Browne (1827-1863)
James Doyle Brown (1830-1911)
Clarence Merrick Shawe Browne (1832-1912)



Footnotes (including sources)

¶ Death
  • Yesterday, the 23d instant an inquest was convened at the King's Arms' Public-house, Brickfield-hill, Sydney, on the body of Mr. John William Brown, who was found lying dead the same morning on the floor of his bedroom in the above-named Public-house. It appeared in evidence that the deceased had been suffering under temporary abberration of mind for some time past, occasioned by intemperance, and Doctor Neilson being in attendance, opened the body, and gave in his certificate, that the deceased had destroyed himself by taking poison; the Jury returned a verdict accordingly. - Sydney Herald, 27 February 1834, p 3