Burial register ID: 14918
Surname: BROWN
First name: WILLIAM
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 81 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 15-Aug-1930
Date of burial: 16-Aug-1930

Block: 57
Plot: 4


By his mother

In memory of her beloved son


Who died October 3 1887

Aged 25 years

Also his mother


Died 8th December 1905

In her 80th year.


Daughter of the above

And wife of


Died 16th Oct 1917

Aged 66 years.


Died Nov 22nd 1923

Aged 58 years.

The remainder of the inscription is illegible.

Bio contributor: Robert Brown

William Brown 1849–1930

William Brown was born at Linlithgow Bridge, Scotland, in 1849, and emigrated to Dunedin circa 1876. His father was a carpenter. His mother, Ann White, came from Milngavie, near Glasgow. In 1876 William Brown and Helen Boyd Graham were married at Dunedin; they were to have seven children. William died of acute bronchitis and cardiac failure in 1930.

Five of his children are also buried in the Northern Cemetery: William Graham d. 1879, Andrew Aitken d. 1889, Helen Graham d. 1956, Ann White d. 1961, and Andrew d. 1963. Ann White Brown, born circa 1881, was also known as Nan; her married name was Sheenan.

There were two other children. James married and left Dunedin before his mother’s death in 1917. A second, longer-lived, William Graham Brown, born in 1885, became an engineer before leaving New Zealand to study at the London School of Art. While in Britain he travelled to Scotland to visit his relatives, met his future wife there, and settled in Glasgow, where his descendants are still living. Unable to find work as an art teacher, he returned to his previous profession, which he practised until his death at Glasgow in 1936.

— Other burials recorded at the same site:
William Graham BROWN d. 1879,
Andrew Graham AITKEN d. 1887,
Andrew Aitken BROWN d. 1889,
Helen B BROWN d. 1917,
Catherine AITKEN d. 1923,
Helen Graham BROWN d. 1956,
Annie White SHEENAN d. 1961,
and Andrew BROWN d. 1963.

There are 9 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
AITKEN ANDREW GRAHAM 25 Years 03-Oct-1887 08-Oct-1887
AITKEN CATHERINE 58 Years 22-Nov-1923 23-Nov-1923
BROWN ANDREW 71 Years 19-Feb-1963 22-Feb-1963
BROWN ANDREW AITKEN 22 Months 07-Apr-1889 10-Apr-1889
BROWN HELEN B 66 Years 16-Oct-1917 18-Oct-1917
BROWN HELEN GRAHAM 79 Years 27-Dec-1956 29-Dec-1956
BROWN WILLIAM 81 Years 15-Aug-1930 16-Aug-1930
BROWN WILLIAM GRAHAM 5 Months 18-May-1879 20-May-1879
SHEENAN ANNIE WHITE 70 Years 14-Aug-1961 16-Aug-1961