Below is a photograph of the Neptune Hotel at Penguin. Captain James Taylor built the hotel in 1887. A year later he exchanged it for a ketch called Eveline owned by Captain Christian Anthon, who became the licensee until 1902.
Captain Christian was one of three Anthon brothers who commenced their seafaring life in the Baltic Sea before making their way to Australia in the 1860s. The other two brothers were Captain Jens and Captain Daniel Anthon.
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For many of us when undertaking genealogical research, we occasionally come across an illegitimate child. Sometimes we are lucky to find the father in certain records, however, most times we are not.
This is the case with my four times great grandfather, Peter Holm Brown, who was born in Copenhagen in 1778. His mother was Marie Holm, a chambermaid in the household of John Brown.
John Brown was a Scot who came to Denmark in 1746, immediately after the Battle of Culloden. He and his two brothers went into exile in Denmark and France after their father was killed on the battlefield. These Browns are said to have belonged to the Scottish clan, Broun of Colstoun, hence the variation of the name being passed through the generations.
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