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John Norton Browne -1851 to 1871+

John Norton Brown was baptised on the 21st November 1819 at St. Peter Permountergate church, Norwich. He was the eldest child of John_Browne_jnr and Rose Ann Brown. He married Amelia King on the 2nd April 1843 in Lakenham. On the 27th May 1843 a son, Robert, was born.  On the 21st April 1846 a son Thomas Faulkner, was born.

In 1851 he was given as a millwright aged 31 living in Bishopgate Street, St. Helen’s with his wife, Milla, 27, sons Robert, 7, John, 6; and Thomas, 4, and daughter Mary Ann, 23.

John Norton Browne was in partnership with John Wright and the partnership was dissolved in 1862.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned JOHN NORTON BROWNE, and JOHN WRIGHT, of the City of Norwich, Millwrights, was DISSOLVED on the fifth day of April instant, by mutual consent.
Witness our hands this Twenty-third day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty‑two.

Witness. - HENRY B. MILLER,
Solicitor, Norwich.


Norfolk Chronicle - 26th April 1862

In 1864 John Norton Browne was the landlord of the Cherry Tree public house, Lakenham. His daughter Mary Ann married Charles Britcher, millwright, on the 18th June 18682. He may have been the millwright mentioned in a Court case in 1870.

Norwich County Court - September 22.
Before W. H. COOKE, Esq., Q.C., Judge.

MILLWRIGHT’S WORK. - In the action, Brown v. Girling, the plaintiff is a millwright living in Norwich, and the defendant is a miller at Great Dunham, the amount being sued for being £12. 6s. 5d., for work and labour as per account stated. - Mr. Chittock appeared for the defendant, who paid £2. into Court; the general answer to the claim being that it was an overcharge, and that it was unreasonable that the defendant should be required to pay the railway fare of the plaintiff and his work-people in travelling from Norwich to Dunham. – Having heard the evidence on both sides, his Honour said that it might be a privilege to live at Great Dunham, the inhabitants of which were doubtless free at once from municipal rates and the feverish excitement of large cities; but that there could be no reason why, when they wanted work done, instead of having it executed by those living on or near the spot, they preferred to entrust it to tradesmen connected with the great emporiums of commerce, they should not expect to pay at least something more for it. He would deduct £1. 13s. 6d from the plaintiff’s bill, and give judgement for the balance, with costs.
Norfolk Chronicle - 1st October 1870

In 1871 he was given as a millwright aged 51 living in Great Cherry Street, St. Mark’s, Lakenham with his wife Milla, 47.

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