Francis Brown

1758 - 1829


Co-owner and then for a brief period possibly sole owner of Belleaire on St Vincent. In 1833 in the Privy Council case of Douglas v Smith and Brown, the unattested will of Francis Brown of August 1829 was overthrown in favour of an earlier version of May 1829, which transmitted his estate subject to much lower legacies to his grandson Francis Brown Douglas (q.v.).

  1. Will of Francis Brown of Island of St Vincent proved 10/06/1834. This was the will of May 1829, upheld by the Privy Council in June 1833. Under this will, he left £7000 to each of William Brown, identified in the case as one of Francis Brown's lawful nephews, and Frances Buchanan, identified as one of Francis Brown's lawful nieces, and an annuity of £300 p.a. to Mrs Janet Buchanan, Francis Brown's lawful sister. Robert Brown (identified also as lawful nephew as well as executor and trustee) and William Smith were left the consignee profits from Bellaire during the minority of Francis Brown Douglas.


  1. PROB 11/1832/176; Cases Argued and Determined before the Lords of the Privy Council... On Appeal from St Vincent (London, J. & W.T. Clarke, 1831) Appendix pp. 1-12 available at [accessed 11/06/2015].

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1828 [EY] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Grandfather → Grandson
Notes →
John Brown of St Vincent described Francis as his 'brother german' in his will of 1828. ...
Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
William Brown was also a beneficiary under the will of Francis...