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William Brownrigg[1]

Male Abt 1856 - 1888  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name William Brownrigg  [2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1856  [5
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 1888  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I2589  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2009 

    Family Amelia Freeman Davison, "Minnie",   b. 17 Jan 1862, Mill Village, Queens Co., NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1912, Nashua, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1887  [6
    Children 
    +1. Albert Edward Brownrigg
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2003 
    Family ID F1063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Henry Brownrigg, barrister-at-law, died in Bridgewater, April 5th, 1888, at the age of thirty-two.

      He was educated at the Pictou Academy and Dalhousie College, where he took high rank in his classes, and he supported himself by his own industry and unaided efforts. He was a born athlete, :and excelled in cricket, foot-ball, and all manly sports. Those who knew him only in his later years, when a lingering disease had broken down his once magnificent physique, can form but a slight conception of what he was a few years ago, when, as captain of the Dalhousie foot-ball club, he led his team to victory against the best city and military clubs. After leaving college Mr. Brownrigg became Principal of the Stellarton High School, and subsequently of the Guys- boro' Academy, and more recently of the Bridge water High School. He was an able and successful teacher, and always esteemed and beloved by his pupils. He subsequently studied law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1886.

      " In the death of Mr. Brownrigg, our town has lost one of its best and most promising citizens. He was one of Nature's gentlemen, and his many friends will not soon forget his kind and unobtrusive disposition, his genial and unassuming manner, his innate love of truth and justice, and above all, that rich vein of quaint, original humor which not even disease and suffering could subdue."

      Mr. Brownrigg married Amelia F., daughter of the late E. D. Davison, Esq. [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S768] Betty (Parker) Wolfe, Betty (Parker) Wolfe, (2632 63rd Avenue South West, Calgary, AB T3E 5J7), p2 "William Brownrigg" (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1211] Albert Brownrigg, Albert E. Brownrigg, (Handwritten chart in the DesBrisay museum archives, Bridgewater, NS. (donated prob bef 1990). 117 Manchester St., Nashua NH 03060).

    4. [S1210] Charles Donald Davison's Tree, Charles Donald Davison, (Copy of tree provided to John Howell by Stuart Davison upon our visit at his home on 23 Jul 2005.).

    5. [S1550] History of the County of Lunenburg, Mather Byles DesBrisay, (Full text google.books.com), "died in Bridgewater April 5th, 1888 at the age of 32" p. 215-216 http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA219&dq=%22edward+doran+davison%22&rview=1&id=_qgOAAAAYAAJ&as_brr=3 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S768] Betty (Parker) Wolfe, Betty (Parker) Wolfe, (2632 63rd Avenue South West, Calgary, AB T3E 5J7), p2 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1550] History of the County of Lunenburg, Mather Byles DesBrisay, (Full text google.books.com), p. 215-216 http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA219&dq=%22edward+doran+davison%22&rview=1&id=_qgOAAAAYAAJ&as_brr=3 (Reliability: 0).