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34th Brownlee Family Reunion. All are welcome to attend the 34th Brownlee Family Reunion to be held on Sunday 26th January 2014 at Oatley Park Castle, Oatley Park, NSW Australia.
Commencing at 10am. Family history display. Why not bring along your old photos and charts. Undercover BBQ facilities are available. Bring your own picnic lunch and drinks. There are two tables with seating, but it may be a good idea to bring a foldup picnic table if you have one. Tea and coffee provided. There will be family photographs taken at 2pm. The "castle" is in a sheltered position overlooking the water. Come and join us! Please RSVP your interest to ian@brownlee.com.au
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House of Brownlee. We invite you to add your research to this website. It is also a great way to keep a back up copy of your vital research in case of loss through hard disk failure. A useful way to supply other researchers with your research - just send them to the Brownlee website. Search our site and feel free to add your brick wall to this page. Simply send an email to brickwall@brownlee.com.au

David Marshall and Agnes Brownlie. Hi, I came across your marvellous Brownlee website and wonder if you might be able to steer me in the right direction.
My husband's ancestor, William Marshall, was born around 1790 in Shotts, Lanarkshire. On his death certificate, his son David gives William's parent's names as David Marshall and Agnes Brownlie. To date, I have been unable to find William's birth entry, other children or a marriage record for David and Agnes Brownlie. There are one of two possibilities - either the son got his grandparent's names wrong (unlikely given that he was named after one of them) or the records that I am looking for don't exist.
I looked at your spreadsheet (Banns & Marriages 1538-1854) of all the marriages and they are not there. Do you think my Agnes is one of the Agneses in some of your charts? I did a search but couldn't find any reference to an Agnes Brownlie marrying a Marshall. Do you know where Torfoot is in relation to Shotts? It is possible she is one of the 'unattached' Agneses in the Torfoot line but I don't know where these places are in relation to each other? Are you able to help me in any way - happy to share information (once I can get further than this brick wall!).
I do love the fact that all Brownlees come from Scotland, I just need to figure out where mine come into this!! Many thanks, Kim Wight. kmw1995@hotmail.com
See Chart 10172 Administrator's note: Shotts is in North Lanarkshire and Torfoot, Strathaven is in South Lanarkshire but of course it is very possible that Agnes could have been a descendant of the Torfoot family. Click here for more information on the Torfoot Research Project.

Joseph Brownlee of Abbeville County. I cannot seem to find out who the parents of Joseph Brownlee of Abbeville County, South Carolina were. All sources I have found on Joseph have him listed as being born in 1825 in Abbeville County, South Carolina and he passed away 20 April 1893 in Calhoun County, Georgia. He was my 3rd great grandfather on my mother's side (her maiden name was Brownlee). Some sources have a Joseph Brownlee (1781-1864), a son of Joseph Brownlee and Esther Campbell, as his father. Other sources say that particular Joseph went to TX and he couldn't be my Joseph's father. If anyone has any information they can share I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you, Anna Pueschel. annapueschel@hotmail.com

Agnes Brownlee married William Loudon in 1755. I am trying to find an Agnes Brownlee who married William Loudon in 1755. William was from Glasgow. I am guessing that she was Agnes Brownlee b. 31 Dec. 1736 to Thomas Brownlee , 4th Laird of Torfoot. The dates fit but I have no proof. Can you help me? Thanks, Louise Harrison louiseh451@gmail.com

Elizabeth Anne Brownlee 1848-1897 from Co Armagh, Ireland. Elizabeth Anne Brownlee came from Co. Armagh in Ireland to Australia and married Martin ROACH in 1870. Elizabeth was born 1848, died 1897 and is interred at Casino. Does anyone have an interest in this family? Or know who their descendants were?
Marriage: ROACH-BROWNLEE- On the 30th March at Wickham Terrace Presbyterian Church by the Rev James Love, Mr M. Roach, Woodlands, Broadsound to Elizabeth Ann, youngest daughter of Mr John Brownlee, Tartaraghan, County Armagh, Ireland.
Please contact: David Brownlee at David@brownlee.org.uk

Cambusnethan, Garrion, Torfoot, Bonkle and Carluke Brownlie/ees. Also John Brownlie and Mary Barry (Barrie) in Carluke Parish. John Brownlee born c1760 was a farmer. They were married in Carluke 27th August 1790. This is as far back as I have gone. Research by Ian Brownlee, Katoomba Australia. See also Chart 10004 in Family Charts for more detail. All enquiries and information to ian@brownlee.com.au

Brownlee and Forrest - Saw Mills, Scotland and New Zealand. My brick wall is finding the parents of Robert Forrest c1750.  Married Helen Hamilton (1750-1838) probably the daughter of Andrew Hamilton and Marion Renwick (Lesmahagow and Thripwood), and their five children were born in Braidwood, Carluke. James 1783, Marion 1785. Andrew 1788, twins Robert and John 1790. Marion's daughter Helen Jack (b1808) married Thomas Brownlee.  Andrew's son Robert (b1808) married Agnes Brownlee, John married Janet Brownlee, and their son Andrew (b 1836), a wheel wright apprentice at the mill, (census 1851), was living at that time with his uncle James Dick who married Margaret Brownlee. I am sure there are more Forrest Brownlee connections in Scotland.  In NZ the Forrests worked at the Brownlee sawmills and the families lived near each other in Marlborough. My aunt has Brownlee as a second name. Help with finding the parents of Robert c1750 would be much appreciated.  After his marriage Robert was recorded as being the proprietor of Woodhall, a small farm near Braidwood, Carluke.  His son James succeeded him to Woodhall but the property appears to have gone out of the family after James died 1857. All enquiries to Nyle Forrest James gemwood@xtra.co.nz See also Chart 10007 and Brownlee and Forrests and Brownlee & Co. City Saw Mills.

John Brownlee of Torfoot Farm in Avondale Parish, Scotland. My brick wall is finding the wife of my ancestor, John Brownlee.  He was b. 11 Apr 1699 at Torfoot Farm (Avondale Parish Records) the son of John, the 3rd Laird.  He came to America and settled in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.  He probably came shortly after his father's death in 1747 as 3 of his children were baptized in December 1751 by Rev. John Cuthbertson.  
He was probably married by 1730 but I haven't been able to find any marriage in Lanarkshire or Ayrshire that seems to fit.
His known children were:
Jean, prob. the Jean "born to John 'Burnlee' of Evandale on Apr 10 1736 and baptized by Reverend John McMillan at Braehead on May 23, 1736"; md. by Rev. John Cuthbertson to John Gabby in PA in 1757.
James, prob. the James "born to John 'Burnlee' of Evandale on Oct 4 1738 and baptized by Reverend John McMillan at Braehead on Dec 15 1738", md by Rev. John Cuthbertson to Elizabeth Rankin in PA in 1769.
Margaret, md. by Rev. John Cuthbertson to James Leeper in PA in 1769.
John, bpt in PA by Rev. John Cuthbertson in 1751
Helen, bpt in PA by Rev. John Cuthbertson in 1751
Mary, bpt in PA by Rev. John Cuthbertson in 1751
Isobel, bpt in PA by Rev. John Cuthbertson in 1754.
Rev. Cuthbertson was b. in Ayrshire Scotland and was a student of Rev. John McMillan.  He came to America in Sept. 1751, 3 months before baptizing the Brownlee chidren.
Contact Betty Rudolph at sereindeer01@peoplepc.com

John Brownlee born c1745 in Cumberland PA. My 4th great grandfather John Brownlee married a Polly?. We believe he may have been born abt 1745 in Cumberland, PA and died in Bald Eagle, Centre Co, PA.  Their daughter Anne "Annie" married Joshua Davis. Don't know if Annie was born in PA or OH.  We do know Joshua was born in PA and moved to Highland/Ross Co. Ohio. Contact Kay Davis Penn at MKPenn@aol.com

Torfoot Brownlee descendant. I have been trying to find the ship that my gg grandparents came to America on about 1830.  That is John S. Brownlee and Jannette Patterson Brownlee.  John is the Brownlee that handled the sale of the Torfoot farm. For information contact Ron Thomas at RonLThomas@aol.com

My Brownlees are located in Ireland. Joseph Brownlee and his probable spouse Mary LEMON, marriage bond 1841. Joseph was born about 1814 and died in 1884. Located on Griffiths Valuation of 1864 at Drumnasoo, Parish of Drumcree, County Armagh.
The known children are Eliza (my ancestor) born 1843-45 at Drumnasoo, died 11 Jan 1908 at Belfast. Eliza married James HONEYFORD in 1870 at Portadown parish church. Joseph born c1847 at Drumnasoo and died after 1911. Joseph married Rachael HOBBS in 1868 and had children; Joseph 1871 and William 1876. Joseph next married Elizabeth (?) about 1891 and had children; Sarah about 1891 and Martha about 1893.
I would be pleased to hear from anyone with any information or connections to exchange further information. Dorothy Hunniford Empringham, Ontario, Canada.
Contact me on dempring@magma.ca - see also Chart 10150 in Genealogical Charts.

William Brownlee of North East England. Researching William Brownlee born c1785 in Durham and Mary (?) born c1790 in Ireland. See also Chart 10127 in Genealogical Charts.
Contact me on mplatt@kennesaw.edu. Mary (Brownlee) Platt.

William Brownlie/ee and Sarah Youl/Yuill at Blackbog Farm. I am a Brownlie researching my family tree and have gone back as far as my great great great grandfather William Brownlie/ee, born circa 1750. William married Sarah Youl/Yuill in 1787 and they lived at Blackbog farm, near Quarter, Hamilton in Lanarkshire, Scotland.
They had four children:
Janet Brownlie/ee born 19 September 1788
Hellen Brownlie/ee born 9 June 1790
Peter Brownlie/ee born 12 June 1793 (my great great grandfather)
Margaret Brownlie/ee born 24 February 1795
Best Regards, Andrew Brownlie (see map link) (see satellite link)
See Chart 10157 in Genealogical Charts
Editor's note: See also Chart 10035 for possible future research.

David Brownlee and Mary Ann Cole descendants
I am in the process of researching my Cole family from Northern Ireland.
I have a Mary Ann Cole, daughter of James and Anne (Sheaf) Cole who was born 1842 in Cloncore, Tartaraghan, Armagh, Ireland.  She married David BROWNLEE (son of John Brownlee), 28 Dec 1865 in Tartaraghan.
Is there any member of the Brownlee Family that would be able to help me in my research?
Sue A. Fulton <safulton205@comcast.net>
See also Chart 10039 in Genealogical Charts.

Eupham (Euphemia) Brownlee and William Malcom / Malcolm / Russell / Hunter
I have a william Malcom or Malcolm from Lesmahagow -marriage to a Euphan/ Euphemia Brownlee from Cambusethan 25th Jan 1779.
They were born around 1758 and lived in Lesmahagow and Dalserf, had children in both parishes.
Will just need to sort out a few other bits but really looking for the parents of Euphemia Brownlee.
Marion Gower <marionkgower@hotmail.co.uk>
See also Chart 10160 in Genealogical Charts

Chart 10006
hank you so much for the Chart 10006
Robert Brownlee in Edinburgh, Scotland
This has confirmed this marriage to break the 'brick wall' for a group working on Addie's McLean ancestry back to Scotland. If any Addie McLean Brownlee descendant is interested in his/her ancestry and would like to be included in our research group, please contact debesena@hotmail.com

2 September 2012
James Brownlee, son of William Brownlee and Margaret Frazer

Looking for more information about the family of James Brownlee born about 1850 in Co. Fermanagh (possibly Enniskillen) the son of William Brownlee and Margaret Frazer.
James was in the Royal Irish Constabulary and posted to Granard, Co. Longford where he met and married one of the 6 daughters of the Head Constable Thomas Cosgrove.  He married Lizzie (also known as Elizabeth Jane) Cosgrove on 26 June 1874 at the parish church Granard.
Their surviving children were:
Robert James
Margaret Jane
William Thomas
Frederick Frazer
Martha Frances
George Alfred
Rhoda E
Robert married Isabella Foster and worked for the Great Northern Railway in Dundalk. William was a Methodist Minister and married Evelyn Gracey.  Frederick married Martha Carroll but I don't know anything about his calling.
Isabella Foster and Martha Carroll were the grand-daughters of the previously mentioned Thomas Cosgrove.  So their children are doubly Cosgrove and I would love to know more about them.
I descend from Thomas Cosgrove's elder son John who married Emma Palmer.
Isabel Cosgrove
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11th August 2013
Hi Isabel,
There were seven persons with the surname BROWNLEE who joined the Royal Irish Constabulary between 1816 & 1922, including JAMES BROWNLEE and two others who were born in Co. Fermanagh.
Have you obtained a copy of the RIC Service Record of JAMES BROWNLEE & Head Constable Thomas Cosgrove?
Best regards,
Jim Herlihy
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Andrew Jackson Brownlee born 1829 in Kentucky
I am interested in being listed on your site. Our line begins with Andrew Jackson Brownlee, born in Kentucky in 1829. We do not know the parentage of Andrew, only that in the 1910 US census, he lists his father as born in Scotland. We have a family bible that list all of his children, one of whom is my great grandfather Fred Brownlee. His son William S Brownlee is my grandfather, and still living at the age of 96. He served in Germany in WWII. He has 3 sons, all of whom have passed form this life in their 50's. The middle son, Fred Allison Brownlee is my father. I am the oldest of his children and My name is Freda Allison Brownlee George. I am working on a detailed tree on Ancestry.com, listing all of the descendants of Andrew. Would love to know of more of the Scottish history and finding the father of Andrew Jackson Brownlee.
Alison George
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