James Rogers Brown

James Rogers Brown was born on the 24 October 1870 to Thomas Rogers Brown and Catherine Rogers at Robertson Lane, Perth Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

James Rogers Brown’s birth record in the Birth Register. Pg227

James emigrated to South Africa with his parents some time after 1873.

The family were at Lovedale from 1874 to 1877 at which time they moved to Blythswood from 1877 to 1886.

We know that James attended Lovedale College between 1886 and 1888.

Letter from Lovedale

James married Annie Agnes Young in Kings Williamstown and they had four children, two of which were born in King Williamstown and the last two in Durban. Allan (1903), James (1909), Gwennyth (1911), Kenneth (1913).

James Rogers Brown’s wife Annie Agnes Young

James moved to Durban some time after 1909 and before 1911. In Durban he worked for Dalton, Nuttall, and Voysey Ltd and lived at 1 Nola Court cnr. of Heather and Frere Roads in Durban.

James died on the 18 April 1943 in Durban and is buried in the Stellawood Cemetery in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.