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Thomas Brown of Maldon, Essex

John Jackson

proper brummie kid
Thomas Brown of Maldon, Essex was apparently in Brum at the 1861 census - can anyone help find him? He was by then married to Sarah Wilcox and had 6 children (the last 2 were Sarah's).

Any help appreciated, thanks John
 

John Jackson

proper brummie kid
Many thanks. Any idea what he was doing there? Spent most of his life in Bethnal Green, London in the Silk industry.
 

John Jackson

proper brummie kid
A "tinker"? Suppose there is some link between tin & silk but I can't imagine what it is - takes a lot to remove from Essex to Brum in an industry you have few skills in. It would seem that prior to 1861 there must have been some metal working skills. Thanks both Alberta & Mrs T.
 
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