Sir William Brown 1st Baronet
(1784-1864)

Member of Parliament (1846-1859) and 1st Baronet Brown of Richmond Hill (from 1863)

Died aged c. 80

Sir William Brown, 1st Baronet DL (30 May 1784 – 3 March 1864) was a British merchant and banker, founder of the banking-house of Brown, Shipley & Co. and a Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1846 to 1859.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Elliott Brown on Flickr

Built 1859 Hargreaves Building Designed by J. A. Picton for Sir William Brown

Hargreaves Building, 5 Chapel Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they lived

William Brown Street William Brown Street has arguably one of the most impressive collection of civic buildings in the world. Developed principally by Liverpool Corporation, they pivot around the drumlike Picton Reading Room, nicknamed 'Picton's Gasometer'. The Museum and Library, the Walker Art Gallery and former County Sessions House contain internationally important collections created by Liverpool's merchants and magnates. The Museum was extended westwards in the early twentieth century thus completing the group. William Brown Street was named after the local MP whose generous donation made the Museum building possible.

William Brown Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they named