William Ernest Brown

#7587, (30 Jan 1889 - )
     William Ernest Brown was born on 30 Jan 1889 at Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

Parents: Margaret and William Brown.1

He was the son of William Brown and Margaret McDonald.

William Ernest Brown was the executor of William Brown's estate on 9 Mar 1911 at Timaru High Court, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

Letter of Administration were requested to be granted to William Ernest Brown of Ashburton, Carpenter in the estate of William Brown late of Ashburton, Carpenter. 9th March 1911

The deceased was his natural and lawful father and that he left his surviving Widow Margaret Brown and the following children: myself his son and one other son namely Alexander McDonald Brown aged 11 years and two daughters namely Margaret Catherine Brown aged 24 years and Bessie Gregor Brown aged 14 years.

William stated he could find no Will or testamentary writing or papers signed by his father, and that the estate value was under £500.2
Father*William Brown (c 1853 - 2 Mar 1911)
Mother*Margaret McDonald (24 Aug 1856 - 14 Nov 1941)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1889 NZ Online Database: 1889/ 2732. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S40] Probate NZ, 1911 Timaru Court office- Christchurch - Item ID R21844087 Record No TU162/1911, Housed at National Archives New Zealand.