BROWN, Thomas Common

1828 - 1909

Born in 1828 and baptised at Shilbottle, Northumberland on 11 January 1829, son of James Brown, a carpenter, and his wife Jane née Common. Thomas married at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland in 1855, Frances Fiddes and they came to Ipswich where their daughter Dorothy was born in 1859. In 1861, a 32 year old general smith, living at 5 Borough Road, Ipswich with his 27 year old wife Frances and two children. In 1871, a civil engineer now living at 147 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich with four children, James Fiddes 13, born Durham, Dorothy Jane 11, Alice 9 and Frances 7, all born at Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1890-1897 from 147 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich but does not seem to have exhibited. He died at Woodbridge Road, Ipswich in 1909, aged 81.