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Elizabeth Chitty de Brown

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in Deal, Kent, England, on 7 September 1787. She married Admiral William Brown in 1809. In 1813 Brown moved to a house in Barranca, Buenos Aires and worked in business. Isabel and their two children joined him. She looked after Brown's affairs when he was away. In 1817 she returned to England with her children, but in 1823 they returned to Buenos Aires where they lived until Brown's death in 1857. Elisa, their eldest daughter, drowned in a tragic accident in Río de la Plata in 1827. She built a mausoleum to him and Elisa. She died in Buenos Aires on 28 July 1868. (Sosa de Newton, 172-173)

Life Events

Born 1787She was born Deal, Kent, England, on 7 September 1787.
Married 1809She married Admiral William Brown in England.
Other 1813She and her two children sailed to join her husband in Buenos Aires.
Other 1817She returned to England.
Other 1823She returned to Buenos Aires.
Other 1857Her husband died.
Died 1868She died in Buenos Aires on 28 July 1868.


Sosa de Newton, Lily, (1986), Diccionario biográfico de mujeres argentinas


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