James Baldwin Brown


1820 – 1884


Who was James Baldwin Brown?

James Baldwin Brown was a British Congregational minister.

In 1839 he was one of the first to graduate from the University of London. He was Minister in Derby, in 1843, at Claylands Chapel, Clapham Road, in 1846, and at Brixton Independent Chapel, Brixton Road, from 1870 until his death.

He was famous at the time for his liberal philosophical views both in the pulpit and in the press, and the numerous religious works that he published.

He lived at 5 The Paragon, in Streatham Hill, and died at Coombe House, Kingston Hill, Surrey, on 23 June 1884. Married to a sister of the sculptor Henry Leifchild, they were parents of Gerard Baldwin Brown, the art historian. He was buried at West Norwood Cemetery, where his memorial was large Celtic cross, listed Grade II.

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Jun 23, 1884

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