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John Brown
Birth: Dec. 8, 1826
Crathie
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Mar. 27, 1883
Windsor
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
Berkshire, England

Royal Servant. Born at Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He served as a stable-boy on the Balmoral estate in Deeside in 1842 before it was acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as their retreat. Brown is first mentioned in the Queen's journal in 1849. In 1858 he became Prince Albert's personal attendant. After the Prince's death in 1861, Borwn was sent south to the Queen's residence at Osborne House in 1864 with her favorite Highland pony in order to tempt her into normal activity once again. The Queen came to rely on Brown's companionship and he became her closest and most influential attendant, accumulating power and perquisites despite behavior she would have tolerated in no one else, including heavy drinking, smoking, and the use of crude language in her presence. Brown's position and influence naturally engendered envy and spite resulting in rumors as to the intimacy of his relationship with the Queen, such tales appeared to have no basis. He died at Windsor Castle and was buried at the Crathie cemetery in Scotland. He was praised by the queen as her best and truest friend. She had a statue erected to him at Balmoral and a memorial fountain in the south-eastern corner of Frogmore Gardens. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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Royal Burial Grounds at Frogmore *
Windsor
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
Berkshire, England
Plot: Cenotaph only.
Specifically: John Brown buried in Crathie Cemetery, Crathie, Scotland
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Record added: Jan 28, 2002
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