HISTORY OF THE BRIMNER NAME :
This interesting 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 2 BRIMNER – see 2.
1.~ ~ ~ WILLIAM BRIMNER married
CATHERINE McPIKE on 17 November 1851 at the Roman Catholic Church in Onehunga,
Refer to the McPIKE family for more information about Catherine’s family.
Children of WILLIAM BRIMNER and CATHERINE McPIKE were :
ALEXANDER SPENCER 2 BRIMNER, born around 1854; died 31 May 1879.
JOSEPHINE BRIMNER, born 1855 in Onehunga,
BRIMNER, born 1856 in Onehunga,
BRIMNER, born 1858 in Onehunga,
born 1859 in Onehunga,
MARY JANE BRIMNER, born 1862.
JAMES BRIMNER, born 1864; died 1864.
MARY BRIMNER, born 1864 in Onehunga,
GEORGE HENRY BRIMNER, born 1867 (1867/1597) and died as in infant in 1867.
SARAH ANN BRIMNER, born 1867 and probable twin of George (1867/1598)
THOMAS BRIMNER, born 1868.
CHARLES BRIMNER, born 1869.
GEORGE BRIMNER, born 1871.
MARTHA BRIMNER, born 1872.
GENERATION TWO :
2.~ ~ ~ ALEXANDER SPENCER
BRIMNER (WILLIAM) was born around 1854; died 31 May 1879.
Alexander was the eldest son of WILLIAM BRIMNER and CATHERINE
McPIKE. He married ELIZABETH MACKIE on
18 February 1875 at St Peter's Church, Onehunga,
Children of ALEXANDER BRIMNER and ELIZABETH MACKIE were:
ALICE BEATRICE BRIMNER, born 22 September 1877.
DORIS BRIMNER, born 31 August 1879.
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:
~ KATHLEEN ELIZABETH SAUNDERS, born 19 September 1901; died 14 January 1986. Kathleen married ALFRED LEVER. Alfred was born on 18 December 1903 and was the third son of LEVI LEVER.
~ EILEEN QUINNE SAUNDERS,
born 16 February 1903; died 15 August 1989.
Eileen married CHARLES
~ LENORA JESSIE MAY SAUNDERS, born 29 June 1906; died 11 June 1998. Lenora married LESLIE THOMAS JAMES MONTEITH in 1932 and they divorced in 1939. Leslie was born on 26 January 1905.
~ JOHN ALEXANDER McLEOD
SAUNDERS, born 6 September 1907 in Kohekohe, New Zealand; died 29 June 1986 in
~ LUCIE RONA SAUNDERS, born
10 July 1910; died 23 October 1928 in
~ RITA AVENELLE SAUNDERS,
born 13 September 1912; died 31 December 2000 in Waiuku,
Please note that in keeping to genealogy publishing protocol I have not included information about later generations including living persons. If you have a family connection please contact me for further information.
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