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William & James Brown & Company in Liverpool -
English branch of Brown Brothers & Company

… one of the mysteries of the Brown dynasty's ascension to wealth and prominence, on both sides of the Atlantic. After closing the unsuccessful Philadelphia branch, William Brown returned to Ireland, where he married Sarah Gihon, a daughter of his father's main Irish linen supplier, and then settled in Liverpool (England), to open a business on his own. Neither Alexander Brown nor any of his younger sons were partners in the Liverpool firm William Brown & Co, which was founded by the eldest son in…

 

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