Helen Brown


Personal and Family Information

Helen was born about 1817 in Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, the daughter of William Brown and Janet Christian Webster.

She died before 1870. The place is not known.

Her husband was James Hotchkiss, who she married on 19 DEC 1841 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Their five known children were John (c1842-1891), William (1844-?), James (1846-<1898), Janet (c1848-1928) and Helen (1850-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Helen Brown


William Brown


Janet Christian Webster



BirthABT 1817
Place: Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
DeathBEF 1870
Christening26 MAY 1817
Place: Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland


Note 1

!Source: Old Parish Register Births/Christenings, General Register Office for Scotland, http://subscribers.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/.

!Source: http://subscribers.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ OPR Banns & Marriages for Larbert

19 Dec 1841 James Huskie of this parish and Helen Brown of the parish of [Whitburn] were regularly proclaimes and no objections made.

!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ OPR Births & Baptisms


!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ 1861Census Bothkennar, Carronshore

Transcribed in scotlandspeople as Huskie but looks like Huskie to me.

James Haskie, Head, Mar, male 29, ? Miner, Stirlingshire, Larbert

Helen Haskie, Wife, female 30, Linlithgow, Whitburn

John [William?] Haskie, Son, 8, Scholar, Stirlingshire, Larbert

James Haskie, Son, 4, , Stirlingshire, Larbert

Janet Haskie, Daughter, 3, Stirlingshire, Larbert

Helen Haskie, Daughter, 1, Stirlingshire, Larbert

!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ 1861Census Whitburn

So what happened to Helen Brown’s children?

James Brown, Head, married 55, Ironstone miner, Linlithgow, Whitburn

Jane Brown, Wife, married, 49, Ironstoness?, Linlithgow, Whitburn

Matthew Brown, Son, unm,20,Ironstone Miner, Linlithgow, Whitburn

Jane Brown, Daugher, unm,11,Scholar, Linlithgow, Whitburn

Robert Brown, Son, -,7,Scholar, Linlithgow, Whitburn

George Brown, Son, -, 4, Linlithgow, Whitburn

*John Huskey, Nephew, Unm,19, Gas Coal Miner, Larbert, Stirlingshire

*James Huskey, Nephew, Unm, 14,Ironstone Miner, Larbert, Stirlingshire

*Helen Huskey, Niece, Unm, 11, - , Larbert, Stirlingshire


John Hunter, Head, mar, 34, Ironstone Miner, Linlithgow, Whitburn

Agnes Hunter, Wife, mar, 30, Linlithgow, Whitburn

James Hunter, Son, 12, Ironstone Miner, Linlithgow, Whitburn

Peter Hunter, Son, 7?, Scholar, Linlithgow, Whitburn

Jane Hunter, Daughter, 4, Linlithgow, Whitburn

John Hunter, Son, 2, Linlithgow, Whitburn

*Janet Husker [Huskey], Servant, female 13, domestic servant, Stirlingshire, Carronshore