HISTORY OF THE BRIMNER NAME (Source www.surnamedb.com)
surname of Scottish origin is a regional name for someone from Brabant in the
Low Countries, from the earlier Scottish "Brebner",
"Bradbanare", "native or inhabitant of
Variations in the idiom of the spellings include Brimner, Bremner, Brymner, etc., Church records include one William, son of Robert and Catherine Bremner, who was christened, at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, on December 10th 1736, John Bremner who married Margaret Donaldson at St. Dunstan in the East, London, on September 11th 1763 and Margaret Bremner who was christened in Edinburgh on April 29th 1773.
The first recorded
spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Brabounare held a
Our Brimner family including McPike, leaf & Saunders
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg ALEXANDER 2BRIMNER see 2
GENERATION ONE :
1.~ ~ ~ WILLIAM BRIMNER was
William married CATHERINE
McPIKE on 17 November 1851 at the Roman Catholic Church in Onehunga,
> Refer to the McPIKE family for more information about the family of Catherine.
Children of WILLIAM BRIMNER and CATHERINE McPIKE were:
ALEXANDER SPENCER 2 BRIMNER, born around 1854; died 31 May 1879.
ISABELLA JOSEPHINE BRIMNER, born
1855 in Onehunga,
WILLIAM BRIMNER, born 1856 in
JOHN BRIMNER, born 1858 in
CATHERINE (KATE) BRIMNER,
born 25 December 1859 in Onehunga,
MARY JANE BRIMNER, born 1862; died
12 May 1864 in Onehunga,
JAMES BRIMNER, born January 1864; died as an infant.
ELLEN MARY BRIMNER, born 30
December 1864 in Onehunga,
GEORGE HENRY BRIMNER, born 8 December 1866 (1867/1597) and died as in infant on 10 January 1867.
SARAH ANN BRIMNER, born 1867 and probable twin of George (1867/1598)
THOMAS BRIMNER, born 18 February 1868.
CHARLES BRIMNER, born 27 July 1870.
MARTHA JANE BRIMNER, born 22 September 1872.
William died on 17 November 1874 in Onehunga,
GENERATION TWO :
2.~ ~ ~ ALEXANDER (SANDY)
SPENCER BRIMNER (WILLIAM) was born around 1854 and was the eldest son of WILLIAM BRIMNER and CATHERINE
McPIKE. Alexander married ELIZABETH MACKIE on 18 February 1875 at St Peter's
Children of ALEXANDER BRIMNER and ELIZABETH MACKIE were:
ALICE BEATRICE BRIMNER, born 22 September 1877.
MARY DORIS BRIMNER, born 31 August
Alexander died on 31 May 1879 and
> Refer to the LEAF family for information about the children of Elizabeth and Alfred.
3.~ ~ ~ ELIZABETH BRIMNER (WILLIAM
> ALEXANDER) was born on 21 December 1875 in
Children of ELIZABETH BRIMNER and THOMAS SAUNDERS were:
o KATHLEEN ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, born 19 September 1901. Kathleen married ALFRED LEVER. Alfred was born on 18 December 1903 and was the third son of LEVI LEVER. Kathleen died on 14 January 1986.
QUINNE SAUNDERS, born 16 February 1903. Eileen married CHARLES
JESSIE MAY SAUNDERS, born 29 June 1906. Lenora married LESLIE THOMAS JAMES
MONTEITH in 1932; they divorced in 1939. Leslie was born on 26 January 1905.
Lenora died on 11 June 1998 in
ALEXANDER McLEOD SAUNDERS, born 6 September 1907 in Kohekohe,
RONA SAUNDERS, born 10 July 1910; died 23 October 1928 in
AVENELLE SAUNDERS, born 13 September 1912. Rita married GLOVER MCKERROW
Thomas died on 17 June 1944 in
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