BROWNE FAMILY

II. BEECHWORTH LINE

George BROWNE (Sir)

Born: 1459, Beechworth Castle, Surrey

Died: 3 Dec 1483, Tower Hill, England

Notes: seated at Beechworth Castle; from this match the Browne's of Beechworth, Baronets, as also the Browne's of Walkout, Com. Northampton are descended.

On 30 Sep, two months after his father's execution, Browne was granted a pardon by the Yorkists, and in 1470 was arrested with George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, and Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick. He fought at the Battle of Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471, and was knighted after the battle by the Duke of Clarence. He was elected a member of parliament for Guildford in 1472 and for Canterbury in 1483. In 1478 he was Knight of the Shire for Surrey, and in 1480 Sheriff of Kent. In 1472, he surrendered his title and the Manor of Tong to Cecily Neville, Duchess of York.

An undated letter in Browne's hand to John Paston, esquire, containing the cryptic message 'It shall never come out for me', survives among the Paston Letters.

By 1483 he had switched his allegiance to the future Henry VII, and with a force in Kent took part in the rebellion by Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, against Richard III. In Kent, where George Browne and John Guildford, knights, Fogge, Scot, Clifford and Bonting, with five thousand men attempted great matters at Gravesend, but hearing of the Duke of Buckingham's surprise, dispersed themselves for that time... whereupon those that lately fled England were indicted of treason, and other of Henry's factions beheaded, whereof Sir George Browne and Sir Roger Clifford, knights, with four others were beheaded at London, and at Exeter for the like cause died Sir Thomas St. Leger, who had married Lady Anne, Duchess of Exeter, King Richard's own sister, with others, so jealous was the king of his usurped crown.

Browne was beheaded on Tower Hill on 4 Dec 1483, and buried at the Blackfriars, London. His widow left a will, proved 26 Jun 1488, in which she asked to be buried at the Blackfriars with her husband.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)

Mother: Eleanor FITZALAN

Married: Elizabeth PASTON AFT 1465

Children:

1. Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

2. George BROWNE

3. Matthew BROWNE

4. Richard BROWNE

5. Mary BROWNE

6. William BROWNE

7. Simon BROWNE of Browne Hall


George BROWNE

Born: ABT 1472, Betchworth Castle, Surrey, England

Died: 6 Aug 1557, Brandon, Suffolk, England

Father: George BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth PASTON

Married: Elizabeth ? 1503, Browne Hall, Surrey, England

Children:

1. Edward BROWNE

2. George BROWNE

3. Matthew BROWNE

4. Mary BROWNE

5. Richard BROWNE

6. Margaret BROWNE


Mary BROWNE

Father: George BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth PASTON

Married: Son BRADBRIDGE


Simon BROWNE of Browne Hall

Born: ABT 1490

Father: George BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth PASTON

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE of Brandon


Thomas BROWNE of Brandon

Born: ABT 1530

Died: 1 May 1608

Father: Simon BROWNE of Browne Hall

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret ?

Children:

1. Francis BROWNE of Weybird Hall


Francis BROWNE of Weybird Hall

Born: ABT 1560

Died: 9 May 1626

Father: Thomas BROWNE of Brandon

Mother: Margaret ?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William BROWNE


William BROWNE

Born: 1608

Died: 25 Jan 1687

Notes: Mem. of Fishmonger's Co.

Father: Francis BROWNE of Weybird Hall

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: Mary YOUNG London

Married 2: Sarah SMITH

Children:

1. William BROWNE

2. Benjamin BROWNE


Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1476, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Died: 6 Aug 1557

Notes: Half brother of Sir Edward Poynings.

Father: George BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth PASTON

Married: Fredeswith GUILDFORD ABT 1506

Children:

1. Henry BROWNE

2. Jane BROWNE

3. George BROWNE (Esq.)

4. Joan BROWNE

5. Elizabeth BROWNE

6. Richard BROWNE

7. Emma BROWNE

8. Margaret BROWNE

9. Anne BROWNE

10. Edward BROWNE

11. Walter BROWNE

12. Leonard BROWNE

13. Owen BROWNE

14. Agnes BROWNE


Anne BROWNE

Died: AFT 1517

Notes: it is possible that this is the same Anne Browne, single and age 22 in 1538, who was one of the Marchioness of Exeter's gentlewomen when that lady was arrested. She was "good with the needle" and could "play well upon the virginals and lute". Anne and Thomas Dannett settled in Somerset. Dannett was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the Duke of Suffolk's second uprising and upon his release he took his family into exile from 1554-1558.

Father: Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Fredeswith GUILDFORD

Married: Thomas DANNETT (b. 23 Mar 1517 - d. 1569) 1542

Children:

1. Audley DANNETT (d. 1591)

2. Son DANNETT

3. Dau. DANNETT

4. Son DANNETT

5. Dau. DANNETT

6. Son DANNETT

7. Dau. DANNETT

8. Son DANNETT


Joan BROWNE

Born: ABT 1484 / 1519, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Father: Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Fredeswith GUILDFORD

Married: Francis POYNTZ ABT 1545, Kent, England

Children:

1. Richard POYNTZ


Elizabeth BROWNE

Born: ABT 1495, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Died: ABT 1533

Father: Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Fredeswith GUILDFORD

Married: John POYNTZ 1520

Children:

1. Frideswide POYNTZ (b. 1521 - AFT Nov 1544)

2. Henry POYNTZ (b. ABT 1527, an imbicile)

3. Matthew POYNTZ


Jane BROWNE

Born: ABT 1492, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Father: Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Fredeswith GUILDFORD

Married 1: Francis POYNINGS (Sir Knight)

Married 2: Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight) BEF May 1539


Margaret BROWNE

Born: ABT 1513, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Died: 1539

Father: Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Fredeswith GUILDFORD

Married: Richard TAME ABT 1539


Emma BROWNE

Born: ABT 1509, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Father: Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Fredeswith GUILDFORD

Married 1: Son VAUGHAN

Married 2: Son STUKELEY ABT 1539


Richard BROWNE

Born: ABT 1515

Died: 1559

Father: Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Fredeswith GUILDFORD

Married 1: ¿?

Children:

1. George BROWNE

Married 2: Anne SAUNDERS 10 Nov 1539, St Martin, Dorking, Surrey, England

Children:

2. Thomas BROWNE

3. Simon BROWNE


Henry BROWNE

Born: ABT 1502, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Died: BEF 1557

Father: Mathew BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Fredeswith GUILDFORD

Married 1: Mary FITZHERBERT (b. 1487 - d. BEF 21 Sep 1534) (dau. of John FitzHerbert of Etwal and Margaret Babington)

Married 2: Catherine SHELLEY (dau. of William Shelley and Alice Belknap) 1537

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Married 3: Eleanor SHIRLEY (dau. of Thomas Shirley and Elizabeth Gorges) (m.2 William Sackville - m.3 Son Gainsford) ABT 1556

Children:

2. Elizabeth BROWNE

3. 

4. Roger BROWNE

5. 

6. John BROWNE

7. Alexander BROWNE

8. Jasper BROWNE


Richard BROWNE

Died: ABT Cranleigh, Surrey, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry BROWNE

Mother: Eleanor SHIRLEY

Married 1: Tabitha LAMBERT (dau. of Geoffrey Lambert of Woodmansterne)

Married 2: Catherine HARDING (dau. of William Harding of Knowle and Cecily Warner) (w. of Richard Onslow) 17 Jan 1579 in London, England

Children:

1. Helen BROWNE

2. Elizabeth BROWNE (b. 26 Feb 1583 - d. 1638)


Catherine BROWNE

Father: Henry BROWNE

Mother: Eleanor SHIRLEY

Married: Son HILL


Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1540, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Died: 9 Feb 1596/97

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry BROWNE

Mother: Catherine SHELLEY

Married 1: Mabel FITZWILLIAM 1568, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Children:

1. Matthew BROWNE

2. Elizabeth BROWNE

Married 2: Helen HARDING (dau. of William Harding of Knowle and Cecily Warner) (w. of Richard Knyvett)

Children:

3. Richard BROWNE


Elizabeth BROWNE

Born: ABT 1554, Beechworth Castle, Surrey, England

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mabel FITZWILLIAM

Married: Robert HONYWOOD (b. 18 Sep 1545 - d. 11 Jun 1627) (son of Robert Honywood and Mary Waters) (w. of Dorothy Crooke) 9 Jun 1584, Black Friars, London, England

Children:

1. Thomas HONYWOOD

2. Mathew HONYWOOD

3. Anne HONYWOOD

4. Peter HONYWOOD

5. Hester HONYWOOD

6. Henry HONYWOOD

7. Mabel HONYWOOD

8. Thomas HONYWOOD

9. Michael HONYWOOD

10. Isaack HONYWOOD


Matthew BROWNE

Born: 1574 Beechworth, Surrey, England

Died: 4 Aug 1603, Darking, Surrey, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mabel FITZWILLIAM

Married: Jane VINCENT (dau. of Sir Thomas Vincent and Jane Lyfield)

Children:

1. Henry (Thomas) BROWNE

2. Jane BROWNE

3. Ambrose BROWNE (1° Bt. of Beechworth)

4. Anne BROWNE

5. Edward BROWNE

6. Mabel BROWNE


Jane BROWNE

Born: 1598

Died: AFT 6 Sep 1647

Father: Matthew BROWNE

Mother: Jane VINCENT

Married: Robert KEMPE (son of Robert Kempe and Dorothy Harris) 10 May 1616, St. Margaret, Westminster, London

Children:

1. Edward KEMPE

2. Thomas KEMPE

3. Jane KEMPE

4. Mathew KEMPE

5. Robert KEMPE

6. Richard KEMPE

7. Elizabeth KEMPE

8. Robert KEMPE


Henry (Thomas) BROWNE

Born: 1598, England

Died: 1662, Virginia, USA

Father: Matthew BROWNE

Mother: Jane VINCENT

Married: Anne FLOOD

Children:

1. Mary BROWNE

2. William BROWNE


Ambrose BROWNE (1° Bt. of Beechworth)

Born: ABT 1591

Died: 16 Aug 1661

Father: Matthew BROWNE

Mother: Jane VINCENT

Married: Elizabeth ADAM (dau. of William Adam) ABT 1607

Children:

1. Adam BROWNE (2° Bt. of Beechworth)



III. TAVISTOCK LINE

William BROWNE

Born: 1441, Beechworth Castle, Brockham, Surrey, England

Died: 19 Nov 1506, Calais, Pale of Calais, France

Buried: St. Nicholas Chapel, Calais, France

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff)

Mother: Eleanor FITZALAN

Married: Mary MALLET (dau. of William Malet) (d. 15 Jun 1542)

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE of Abbots Roding (Sir)

2. John BROWNE of Surrey and Tavistock

3. William BROWNE


John BROWNE of Surrey and Tavistock

Tavistock, Surrey, England

Father: William BROWNE

Mother: Mary MALLET

Married: Thomasine GRILLS

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE


Thomas BROWNE

Born: ABT 1500

John BROWNE of Surrey and Tavistock

Thomasine GRILLS

William BROWNE

John BROWNE of Tavistock


John BROWNE of Tavistock

Born: ABT Tavistock, Devon, England

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: ¿?

Married: Mary AMADAS

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE of Tavistock


Thomas BROWNE of Tavistock

Tavistock, Devonshire, England

Father: John BROWNE of Tavistock

Mother: Mary AMADAS

Married: Joan HEATON

Children:

1. William BROWNE of Tavistock

2. Elizabeth BROWNE

3. John BROWNE


Elizabeth BROWNE

Born: ABT 1592

Father: Thomas BROWNE of Tavistock

Mother: Joan HEATON

Married: John POLWHEAL


William BROWNE of Tavistock

Tavistock, Devon, England

Died: 1645

Notes: Pastoral poet and lawyer, educated at Exeter College, Oxford; subsequently he entered the Inner Temple. His chief works were the long poem Britannia's Pastorals (1613), and a contribution to The Shepheard's Pipe (1614). Britannia's Pastorals was never finished: in his lifetime Books I & II were published successively in 1613 and 1616. The manuscript of Book III (unfinished) was not published until 1852. The poem is concerned with the loves and woes of Celia, Marina, etc. To him is due the epitaph for the dowager Countess of Pembroke ("Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother").

Father: Thomas BROWNE of Tavistock

Mother: Joan HEATON

Married: Tymothea EVERSFIELD

Children:

1. Robert BROWNE (d. young)

2. Robert BROWNE (d. young)


Thomas BROWNE of Abbots Roding (Sir)

Born:, West Riding, Yorkshire, England

Father: William BROWNE

Mother: Mary MALLET

Married: Joan KIRKHAM

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE (Sir)


Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1480, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1557, Terling, Essex, England

Father: Thomas BROWNE of Abbots Roding (Sir)

Mother: Joan KIRKHAM

Married: Mary CHARLETON (dau. of Thomas Charlton and Elizabeth Francis)

Children:

1. Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

2. Anne BROWNE

3. Humphrey BROWNE (Sir)


Anne BROWNE

Died: AFT 1522

Notes: There was at least one gentlewoman named Anne Browne at court during the period from 1517 until 1522. Some sources identify the Anne who took part in the revels of 1517-1518 as the daughter of Sir Matthew Browne of Beechworth Castle and Frideswith Guildford, but since they did not marry until 1506, she could have been no more than ten in 1517 and is therefore an unlikely candidate. The Anne Browne who was at court in 1517-18 was probably the same one who was at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 and took part in revels in Mar 1521/2. She has been dentified as the sister of Sir Winston Browne, and therefore was the daughter of Thomas Browne of Longhouse in Abbess Roding, Essex and Mary Charlton. At the Field of Cloth of Gold, King Francois of France singled out Sir Winston’s sister (called "my lady Browne" in one account) and danced with her on several occasions during the festivities.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary CHARLETON


Humphrey BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1522, Ridley Hall, Terling, Essex, England

Died: 5 Sep 1562

Buried: 5 Dec 1562, Cow Lane, Saint Sepulchre, London, Greater London, England

Notes: lawyer at Middle Temple.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary CHARLETON

Married 1: Elizabeth ROWLLINS

Married 2: Anne HUSSEY ABT 1552

Children:

1. Mary BROWNE

2. Christian BROWNE

3. Catherine BROWNE

4. Anne BROWNE


Mary BROWNE

, Ridley Hall, Essex, England

Died: ABT 1571

Father: Humphrey BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Anne HUSSEY

Married: Thomas WILFORD (b. 1551 - d. 1622) (son of Sir James Wilford and Joyce Barrett)

Children:

1. James WILFORD (m. Anne Newman)


Christian BROWNE

Born: ABT 1554, Ridley Hall, Essex, England

Died: 1575

Father: Humphrey BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Anne HUSSEY

Married: John TUFTON (1° Bt.) (b. 1544 - d. 1624) (son of John Tufton of Hothfield y Mary Baker) (m.2 Olimpia Blower) 10 Dec 1575, Langenhoe, Essex, England

Children:

1. Cecily TUFTON (C. Rutland) (b. 1587 - d. 11 Sep 1653) (m.1 of Sir Edward Hungerford - m.2 Francis Manners, 2º E. Rutland)

2. Mary TUFTON (d. 1659) (m. Henry Constable, 1° V. Dunbar)

3. Anne TUFTON (m. Francis Tresham)

4. Margaret TUFTON

5. Elizabeth TUFTON (m. Thomas Carryll)

6. Humphrey TUFTON (1° Bt. of The Mote) (m. Margaret Morley)

7. Richard TUFTON (MP) (m. Chrysogen Morley)

8. William TUFTON (1° Bt. of Vintners) (m. Anne Cave)

9. Nicholas TUFTON (1° E. Thanet) (m. Frances Cecil)

10. Thomas TUFTON

11. John TUFTON


Catherine BROWNE

Died: 1616

Father: Humphrey BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Anne HUSSEY

Married 1: Richard TOWNSHEND

Children:

1. Roger TOWNSHEND of Raynham (Sir Knight) (See his Biography)

2. Elizabeth TOWNSHEND

3. Alice TOWNSHEND

Married 2: William ROPER (Sir) (son of Thomas Roper of Eltham and Lucy Browne)

Children:

4. Anne (Mary) ROPER (m. Phillip Constable, 1° Bt. of Everingham)


Anne BROWNE

Died: 1652, St. Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

Buried: Hampstead, Middlesex, England

Father: Humphrey BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Anne HUSSEY

Married: William WADE (Sir) (b. 1546 - d.  21 Oct 1623) (son of Armigel Waad and Alice Patton)

Children:

1. William WADE

2. Alice WADE

3. Armenia WADE

4. Edward WADE


William BROWNE

Born: 1470

Father: William BROWNE

Mother: Mary MALLET

Married: Agnes ?

Children:

1. John BROWNE of West Hoathly


John BROWNE of West Hoathly

Born: ABTHorley or Spexhall, Suffolk, England

Died: Apr 1546, West Hoathly, Sussex, England

Father: William BROWNE

Mother: Agnes ?

Married: Joan ?

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE

2. Thomasine BROWNE

3. Nicholas BROWNE

4. Richard BROWNE

5. Henry BROWNE (b. ABT 1530 - d. 27 Jan 1596)

6. Andrew BROWNE

7. Catherine BROWNE

8. Margaret BROWNE

9. Joan BROWNE

10. William BROWNE (Rev.)


Thomasine BROWNE

Born: 1520, Tavistock, Devon, England

Died: 18 Apr 1579, Gillingham, Dorset, England

Father: John BROWNE of West Hoathly

Mother: Joan ?

Married: John GLANVILLE (b. 1500 - d. 1580) (son of Nicholas Glanville and Catherine Preston)

Children:

1. John GLANVILLE (MP)

2. Nicholas GLANVILLE

3. Thomas GLANVILLE

4. Mary GLANVILLE

5. Margaret GLANVILLE

6. Joan GLANVILLE

William BROWNE (Rev.)

Born: Horley, Surrey, England

Died: 14 Nov 1613, Horley, Surrey, England

Buried: Horley, Surrey, England

Father: John BROWNE of West Hoathly

Mother: Joan ?

Married 1: Martha LEECHE

Children:

1. Susan BROWNE

Married 2: Magdalene ELSICK

Children:

2. Joseph BROWNE (Rev.)

3. Sarah BROWNE

4. Edward BROWNE

5. Benjamin BROWNE (Rev.)

6. Phoebe BROWNE

Married 3: Margaret BONNYK


Susan BROWNE

Born: ABT 1552

Died: 1644

Father: William BROWNE (Rev.)

Mother: Martha LEECHE

Married: William BOURCHIER ABT 1575, Colchester, Essex, England


Sarah BROWNE

Born: ABT 1569 Horley, Surrey, England

Father: William BROWNE (Rev.)

Mother: Magdalene ELSICK

Married: John BURSTOWE


Phoebe BROWNE

Died: 1 Oct 1620 Horley, Surrey, England

Father: William BROWNE (Rev.)

Mother: Magdalene ELSICK

Married: Anthony HUGETT


Edward BROWNE

Born: 9 Sep 1566, Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England

Died: AFT 24 Jan 1649, Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England

Father: William BROWNE (Rev.)

Mother: Magdalene ELSICK

Married: Jane LEIDS 1596, Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England

Children:

1. Nicholas BROWNE

2. Lydia BROWNE

3. Anne BROWNE

4. Preserve BROWNE


Joseph BROWNE (Rev.)

Born: Apr 1561, Lingfield, Surrey, England

Died: Oct 1633, Rusper, Horsham, West Sussex, England

Father: William BROWNE (Rev.)

Mother: Magdalene ELSICK

Married: Margery PATCHING Feb 1584, Horley, Surrey, England

Children:

1. William BROWNE (Rev.)

2. Sarah BROWNE

3. Phoebe BROWNE

4. John BROWNE

5. Stephen BROWNE

6. Joseph BROWNE


Benjamin BROWNE (Rev.)

Born: 12 Oct 1571, Horley, Surrey, England

Died: 28 Aug 1638, Ilfield, Sussex, England

Father: William BROWNE (Rev.)

Mother: Magdalene ELSICK

Married: Sarah LEACHFORD (dau. of Sir Richard Lechford and Anne Lusher) 8 Oct 1596, Horley, Surrey, England

Children:

1. Joseph BROWNE

2. Thomas BROWNE

3. Sarah BROWNE

4. Benjamin BROWNE

5. William BROWNE

6. Mary BROWNE

7. Elizabeth BROWNE

8. Thomas BROWNE

IV. ABBESS RODING LINE

Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

Born: ABT 1480, Abbess Roding, Essex, England

Notes: knighted by Fernando of Aragon 1511. Treasurer of Calais. Sheriff of Essex 1516.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary CHARLETON

Married: Elizabeth MORDAUNT

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROWNE

2. John BROWNE of Abbess Roding

3. Anthony BROWNE of South Weald (Sir Knight)


Elizabeth BROWNE

Died: AFT 1515

Father: Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth MORDAUNT

Married: Rhys HERBERT

Children:

1. William HERBERT


Anthony BROWNE of South Weald (Sir Knight)

Born: 1509, South Weald, Essex, England

Died: 16 May 1567

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth MORDAUNT

Married: Joan FARRINGTON BEF 1551


John BROWNE of Abbess Roding

Born: ABT 1480

Father: Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth MORDAUNT

Married: Audrey De VERE

Children:

1. George BROWNE of Abbess Roding


George BROWNE of Abbess Roding

Born: ABT 1506

Father: John BROWNE of Abbess Roding

Mother: Audrey De VERE

Married: Elizabeth LEVENTHORPE

Children:

1. Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

2. John BROWNE of Wickham Hall


John BROWNE of Wickham Hall

Father: George BROWNE of Abbess Roding

Mother: Elizabeth LEVENTHORPE

Married 1: Anne STANTON

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

2. Anne BROWNE

Married 2: Margaret SULYARD


Anne BROWNE

Father: John BROWNE of Wickham Hall

Mother: Anne STANTON

Married: Thomas PERIENT

Children:

1. Thomas PERIENT (Sir)

2. Humphrey PERIENT

3. Mary PERIENT (m. Sir Thomas Glenham)


Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

Born: 1578

Died: 1623

Father: John BROWNE of Wickham Hall

Mother: Anne STANTON

Married: Elizabeth PYRTON (dau. of Edmund Pirton of Little Bentley and Constance Darcy)

Children:

1. John BROWNE (b. 1610 - d. 1675)


Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

Born: ABT 1536

Died: 1580

Notes: Mary, dau. of Edward Capell, brought him the manor of Langenhoe.

Father: George BROWNE of Abbess Roding

Mother: Elizabeth LEVENTHORPE

Married 1: Elizabeth PAULET

Children:

1. Catherine BROWNE

Married 2: Mary CAPELL ABT 1562

Children:

2. Jane BROWNE


Jane BROWNE

Died: 22 Aug 1618

Notes: The manor of ROOKWOOD HALL alias BROWNES was first so styled in 1488, when it was held of the Earl of Oxford as of his honor of Hedingham.  The same tenure was apparently still acknowledged in 1632. It is not unlikely that this part of Abbess Roding was included in the manor of Roding held in 1086 by Aubrey de Vere, ancestor of the earls of Oxford, of Alan, Count of Brittany. The main part of that Domesday manor was undoubtedly in Beauchamp Roding (q.v.). 

In 1359 it was stated that the heirs of William Fitz Richard held ½ knight's fee and William Welde 1 fee, both in Abbess Roding, as tenants of the Earl of Oxford. It is possible that the ½ fee was that which in 1166 was held by Walter Fitz Richard of Aubrey de Vere. According to Morant, who quotes no sources for the statements, John Fitz Richard held Rookwood in 1250 and was succeeded by Richard Fitz William, who was the tenant in 1268. William Welde became lord of the manor of Beauchamp Roding (q.v.) in 1360. This suggests that Rookwood was then part of the manor of Beauchamp Roding and it seems possible that it had been so continuously since Domesday. 

In 1467 John Browne died seised of the manor of Abbess Roding (i.e. Rookwood). He had inherited it from his brother Baldwin, who had died without issue; his own heir was another brother ThomasThomas Browne died in 1488 leaving Rookwood Hall alias Browne's manor to his son (Sir) Wistan. The manor then comprised 300 acres of land, 200 acres of pasture, 26 acres of meadow, 10 acres of wood, and also a toft, garden, and ½ acre of land, in Abbess Roding and neighbouring parishes.

Rookwood descended in the direct male line of the Brownes until 1580 when Wistan Browne, son of George, died leaving as his heir his son AnthonyAnthony died without issue in 1583. Rookwood was then divided between his sisters Jane, wife of Gamaliel Capell, and Catherine, wife of Nicholas WaldegraveCapel apparently acquired Waldegrave's share in addition to his own. He certainly lived at Rookwood Hall, and there is no evidence of a continued Waldegrave connexion with the manor.

Father: Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

Mother: Mary CAPELL

Married 1: Edward WYATT of Tillingham

Married 2: Gamaliel CAPELL

Children:

1. Anne CAPELL

2. Mildred CAPELL

3. Gamaliel CAPELL of Rookwood Hall (Sir Knight)

4. Henry CAPELL of Freaning 


Catherine BROWNE

Born: ABT 1549

Father: Winston BROWNE of Abbess Roding (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth PAULET

Married: Nicholas WALDEGRAVE (Sir)

Children:

1. Frances WALDEGRAVE



V. SWAN HALL LINE

John BROWNE

Born: 1292, Stamford, Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John BROWNE of Stamford (Esq.)


John BROWNE of Stamford (Esq.)

Born: 1330, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Died: AFT 1377, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John BROWNE of Stamford


John BROWNE of Stamford

Born: 1349

Father: John BROWNE of Stamford (Esq.)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John BROWNE


John BROWNE

Born: ABT 1380, Stanford Drap, Tolethorpe, Rutlandshire, England

Died: 26 Jul 1442

Buried: All Saints Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John BROWNE of Stamford

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margery ? ABT 1405

Children:

1. William BROWNE

2. John BROWNE

3. Alice BROWNE

4. Agnes BROWNE


Alice BROWNE

Born: ABT 1410, Stamford, Lincoln, England

Died: 10 Feb 1481

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: Margery ?

Married: Son BREDMEYDEW ABT 1436


William BROWNE

Born: ABT 1406, Stamford, Lincoln, England

Died: AFT 17 Feb 1489

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: Margery ?

Married: Margaret STOKE ABT 1436

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROWNE


Elizabeth BROWNE

Born: 1441, Lancashire, England

Died: 1510, Lancashire, England

Buried: St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

Father: William BROWNE

Mother: Margaret STOKE

Married: John ELMES of Hensley (Sir)

Children:

1. William ELMES (b. 1465 - d. 1505) (m. Elizabeth Iwardby)


John BROWNE

Born: ABT 1408, Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, England

Died: BEF 1470

Buried: All Saints Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: Margery ?

Married: Anne ? ABT 1438

Children:

1. Edward BROWNE

2. Agnes BROWNE

3. Elizabeth BROWNE

4. John BROWNE

5. Grace BROWNE

6. Christopher BROWNE


Agnes BROWNE

Born: ABT 1440, Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, England

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: Anne ?

Married: William WARREN ABT 1466


Elizabeth BROWNE

Born: ABT 1443, Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, England

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: Anne ?

Married 1: William COOK ABT 1469

Married 2: John ELMS ABT 1472


Christopher BROWNE

Born: ABT 1457, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 1516, England

Notes: Christopher Browne, of Stamford, Lincoln, and Tolethorpe, Co. Rutland, Sheriff of Rutland 1492, 1500, 1509. He supported Edward IV against Warwick, and in 1480 was granted arms by that monarch, and later assisted Henry VII, fighting with him at Bosworth Field in 1485, for which services Henry VIII issued a patent 6 Jul 1527 to his eldest son Francis, authoring him to appear with his head covered in the presence of the King.

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: Anne ?

Married 1: Grace PINCHBECK ABT 1475

Children:

1. Francis BROWNE

Married 2: Agnes BEDINGFIELD (dau. of Sir Edmund Bedingfield)

Children:

2. Edmund BROWNE

3. Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

4. Anne BROWNE

5. George BROWNE

6. Agnes BROWNE (b. 1492 - d. 1499)

7. Catherine BROWNE

8. Robert BROWNE

9. William BROWNE

Married 3: Elizabeth ? AFT 1497


Anne BROWNE

Born: ABT 1485, Stanford, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 1502

Father: Christopher BROWNE

Mother: Agnes BEDINGFIELD

Married: Son COMLEY


Catherine BROWNE

Stamford Lincolnshire, England

Died: 15 Jun 1523, Bury, Suffolk, England

Buried: St. Edmonds, Suffolk, Enland

Father: Christopher BROWNE

Mother: Agnes BEDINGFIELD

Married: William GRIGGS (Sir)

Children:

1. Edmund GRIGGS

2. William GRIGGS

3. Joan GRIGGS

4. Robert GRIGGS


Edmund BROWNE

Born: ABT 1480, Stanford, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 25 Jan 1566, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE

Mother: Agnes BEDINGFIELD

Married: Joan CECIL


Robert BROWNE

Born: ABT 1497, Stanford, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE

Mother: Agnes BEDINGFIELD

Married: Anne COMLEY ABT 1527

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROWNE


Elizabeth BROWNE

Robert BROWNE

Anne COMLEY

William BRAMPTON (son of William Brampton and Elizabeth Leventhorpe)

Amy BRAMPTON (m. John Gurdon)


William BROWNE

Born: 1505, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England

Died: 25 Jan 1564/5, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE

Mother: Agnes BEDINGFIELD

Married: Joan ? 1530

Children:

1. Edmund BROWNE of Sawbridgeworth

2. James BROWNE

3. William BROWNE

4. Anne BROWNE

5. Thomas BROWNE

6. John BROWNE

7. Laurence BROWNE

8. Alice BROWNE

9. Nicholas BROWNE

10. Margaret BROWNE


Edmund BROWNE of Sawbridgeworth

Born: ABT Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England

Died: BEF 21 Jan 1638, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (Reino Unido) 

Buried: Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Father: William BROWNE

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Mary CRAMPHORNE (dau. of William Cramphorne and Joan Plow)

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROWNE

2. Richard BROWNE of Sawbridgeworth

2. George BROWNE of Sawbridgeworth (b. 2 Feb 1585 - d. 1633)

3. Abraham BROWNE of Watertown (b. 22 May 1588 - d. 1648)

4. John BROWNE (d. young)

5. Sarah BROWNE

6. John BROWNE (d. young)

7. Edmund BROWNE of Boston

8. Mary BROWNE

9. Hannah BROWNE

10. Daniel BROWNE of Sawbridgeworth


Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Born: ABT 1482, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 3 Jul 1538, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Buried: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE

Mother: Agnes BEDINGFIELD

Married 1: ¿?

Married 2: Anne ?

Children:

1. Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

2. Elizabeth BROWNE

3. Margaret BROWNE

4. Agnes BROWNE

5. Robert BROWNE

6. Thomas BROWNE

7. Henry BROWNE


Elizabeth BROWNE

Born: ABT 1518, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 1564, Medstead, Alton, Hampshire, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Mother: Anne ?

Married: Richard WAKE

Children:

1. Richard WAKE (m. Agnes Smith)

Married 2: Mathew BROWNE


Margaret BROWNE

Father: Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Mother: ¿?

Married: Edmund HAYE (b. 1509 - d. 1574) (son of Sir Peter Hay of Megginch and Margaret Crichton)

Children:

1. William HAY (m. Agnes Gibson)


Agnes BROWNE

Born: ABT 1522/1526, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Mother: Anne ?

Married: Thomas BALEY ABT 1550, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. John BAYLEY (b. 1550 - d. 1623)


Robert BROWNE

Born: ABT 1512, Swan Hall, Suffolk, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Mother: Anne ?

Married: Anne ? ABT 1548


Henry BROWNE

Born: ABT Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 2 Jan 1579, Halifax, Calderdale, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Mother: Anne ?

Married: Catherine PERCY

Children:

1. Margaret BROWNE


Margaret BROWNE

Born: 22 Sep 1553

Father: Henry BROWNE

Mother: Catherine PERCY

Married: Lancelot SHIRES (b. 1545 - d. 1597) (son of Sir John Shires)

Children:

1. Richard SHIRES (b. 1576 - d. 1626)


Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Born: 1514, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 31 May 1574, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Buried: 31 May 1574, St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Mother: Anne ?

Married 1: Anne WATERHOUSE (dau. of John Waterhouse and Elizabeth Armytage)

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE

2. Robert BROWNE

Married 2: ¿?

Married 3: ¿?


Robert BROWNE

Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 28 Sep 1629, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Mother: Anne WATERHOUSE

Married 1: Anne YATE

Children:

1. Joan BROWNE

Married: Lydia SAYERS (d. 1611)

Children:

2. Richard BROWNE (b. 1575 - d. 10 Abr 1662)

3. Robert BROWNE

4. Abraham BROWNE


Joan BROWNE

Father: Robert BROWNE

Mother: ¿?

Married: John KNYVETT

Children:

1. Mary KNYVETT

2. Catherine KNYVETT

3. Muriel KNYVETT

4. John KNYVETT (d. 1665)

5. Margaret KNYVETT

6. Frances KNYVETT


Robert BROWNE

Hawkedon, Suffolkshire, England

Died: 28 Sep 1628

Father: Robert BROWNE

Mother: Lydia SAYERS

Married: Jane ?

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE (b. 31 Jan 1606 - d. 24 Mar 1657)


Thomas BROWNE

Born: 1533, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 23 Dec 1590, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Buried: 26 Jan 1591, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Father: Christopher BROWNE of Swan Hall

Mother: Anne WATERHOUSE

Married 1: Joan GABB 16 Dec 1559, Painswick, Gloucester, England

Children:

1. John BROWNE

Married 2: Joan SAYER (b. 1552 - d. 19 Dec 1586) 19 Dec 1563, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Children:

2. Thomas BROWNE

3. John BROWNE (Sir)

4. Richard BROWNE

5. Ambrose BROWNE (b. 10 Jan 1580)

6. Sarah BROWNE (b. 1584)

7. Peter BROWNE

8. Abraham BROWNE

9. Jane BROWNE

10. Ellen BROWNE

11. Charity BROWNE

12. Agnes BROWNE

13. Margaret BROWNE

14. Phillip BROWNE

15. Beatte BROWNE


Jane BROWNE

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Joan SAYER

Married: Walter COTTEL

Children:

1. Elizabeth COTTELL (m. John Gifford)

1. Jane COTTELL (m. John Arscott)


Ellen BROWNE

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Joan SAYER

Married: Ferdinand BADCOCK

Children:

1. Thomas BADCOCK (b. 1601 - d. 1664)


Charity BROWNE

Died: 18 Jul 1628

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Joan SAYER

Married 1: John POTE

Children:

1. Leonard POTE

Married 2: Richard BLAGDON


Thomas BROWNE

Born: 1573, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 5 May 1616, Prob. Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Joan SAYER


Richard BROWNE

Born: 1575/6, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 6 Aug 1659, Charlestown, Middlesex Ma, Prob Hawkedon, S England

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Joan SAYER

Married 1: Edith ?

Married 2: ¿?

Married 3: Elizabeth MARSH

Married 4: Elizabeth ?

Married 5: Anne BOWEN


Peter BROWNE

Born: 1586 / 1598, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 4 Oct 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (Inv Of Estate)

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Joan SAYER

Married 1: Mary ?

Married 2: Martha FOORDE 1623, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Children:

1. Edward BROWNE

2. Priscilla BROWNE

3. Mary BROWNE

4. Martha BROWNE

5. John BROWNE

6. Rebecca BROWNE

7. Peter BROWNE

8. Isabel BROWNE


John BROWNE (Sir)

Born: 1574, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: 5 May 1616, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Buried: 5 May 1616, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Joan SAYER

Married 1: ¿?

Married 2: Margaret ?

Children:

1. Mary BROWNE

2. John BROWNE

3. Peter BROWNE

4. Edmund BROWNE

5. Isabel BROWNE

6. Richard BROWNE

7. Anne BROWNE

8. Richard BROWNE (b. 1604 - d. 1659)


John BROWNE

Born Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died

Notes: arrived in America in 1635 aboard the ELIZABETH. His first residence was at Plymouth. He removed to Taunton by 1643 and Rehoboth by 1647. It is thought that he returned to England in 1656 and then returned to New England by 1660.

Father: John BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Margaret ?

Married 1: Muriel KNYVETT

Children:

1. Edward BROWNE

Married 2: Dorothy BEAUCHAMP

Children:

2. James BROWNE (b. BEF 1627 - BEF 1655) (m. Lydia Howland)

3. John BROWNE (m. Lydia Buckland)

4. Mary BROWNE (b. 24 Mar 1636 - d. 8 Jan 1669) (m. Thomas Willett)


Anne BROWNE

27 Sep 1688, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

Father: John BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Margaret ?

Married: Richard TAYLOR


Francis BROWNE

Born: 1475, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

Died: ABT 1550, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Christopher BROWNE

Mother: Grace PINCHBECK

Married 1: Margaret MATHEW (dau. of Robert Mathew of Bradden)

Children:

1. William BROWNE

2. Anthony BROWNE

Married 2: Beatrix ?


Anthony BROWNE

Totethorp, England

Died: 1590

Father: Francis BROWNE

Mother: Margaret MATHEW

Married: Dorothy BUTLER

Children:

1. Robert BROWNE (Rev.)

2. Francis BROWNE


Robert BROWNE (Rev.)

Born: ABT Little Casterton, Rutland, England

Died: 1633, Northampton Jail, Northamptonshire, England

Buried: St. Giles Churchyard Northampton Northampton Borough Northamptonshire, England

Notes: born at Tolethorpe Hall in Rutland, England sometime in the 1550s, the son of Anthony Browne. In 1572 he took a degree from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. It was probably while Browne was at Corpus Christi that he first met Robert Harrison who came from Norwich. They were both influenced by Thomas Cartwright the Puritan theologian.

Browne became a Lecturer at St Mary's Church, Islington, where his dissident preaching against the doctrines and disciplines of the Church of England began to attract attention. During 1578 he returned to Cambridge and came under the influence of Richard Greenham, Puritan rector of Dry Drayton, near Cambridge. Browne may have been encouraged to complete his ordination and serve at a parish church. He was offered a lecturer position at St Bene't's Church, Cambridge possibly through Greenham, but his tenure there was short lived. He may have come to reject the Puritan view of reform from within the Church, and started to look outside the established Church.

Browne was the first seceder from the Church of England and the first to found a Church of his own on Congregational principles. By 1581 he had attempted to set up a separate church in Norwich. He was arrested but released on the advice of William Cecil, his kinsman. Browne and companions left England and moved to Middelburg in the Netherlands later in 1581. There they organised a church on what they conceived to be the New Testament model, but the community broke up within two years owing to internal dissensions.

His most important works, A Treatise of Reformation without Tarying for Anie, in which he asserted the right of the church to effect necessary reforms without the authorisation of the civil magistrate; and A Booke which sheweth the life and manners of all True Christians which set out the theory of Congregational independency, were published at Middelburg in 1582. The following year two men were hanged at Bury St Edmunds for circulating them.

Browne was only an active Separatist from 1579–1585 and returned to the Church of England. He served as Headmaster of St Olave's Grammar School, Southwark 1586–89 and was also Headmaster of Stamford School between 1589 and 1591. He held the benefice of Achurch Church in Northamptonshire from 1591 to 1631, and lived on the Lilford Hall estate until shortly before his death. He was much engaged in controversy with some of those who held his earlier separatist position and who now looked upon him as a renegade. In particular he several times replied to John Greenwood and Henry Barrowe; one of his replies, entitled A Reproofe of certaine schismatical persons and their doctrine touching the hearing and preaching of the word of God (1587–1588) sheds light upon the development of Browne's later views.

He was imprisoned 32 times during his life for his non-conformist beliefs and died in jail at Northampton, after he was imprisoned for hitting during an argument his godson who was a constable. He is buried in St Giles's churchyard, Northampton.

He is considered the father of the Congregational body in the English-speaking world, and 'The Father of the Pilgrims' due to the Mayflower passengers in 1620 being part of the Brownist Movement.

Father: Anthony BROWNE

Mother: Dorothy BUTLER

Married: Alice ?

Children:

1. William BROWNE

2. Timothy BROWNE

3. Edward BROWNE

4. Dau. BROWNE

5. Dau. BROWNE

6. Dau. BROWNE


Francis BROWNE

Bedfordshire, England

Died: 1590, Stamford, England

Father: Anthony BROWNE

Mother: Dorothy BUTLER

Married: Lucy MACKWORTH (dau. of George Mackworth and Anne Sherard)

Children:

1. John BROWNE

2. William BROWNE

3. Anne BROWNE

4. Thomas BROWNE

5. Overitt BROWNE


John BROWNE

Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Died: 1664, Wellingsborough, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Francis BROWNE

Mother: Lucy MACKWORTH

Married: Mary WALKER

Children:

1. Mary BROWNE

2. Richard BROWNE

3. William BROWNE

4. Thomas BROWNE



VI. OKEHAM AND FLAMBARDS LINE

Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1400, Okeham, Rutland

Married: Mary METCALFE (dau. of John Metcalfe and Alice Stapleton)

Children:

1. John BROWNE of Okeham (Sir)

2. William BROWNE (Sir)


William BROWNE (Sir)

Died: 22 Mar 1508

Buried: St. Mary Aldermanbury, London

Notes: Lord Mayor of London in 1507.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary METCALFE

Children:

1. William BROWNE (d. 1525)

2. Anthony BROWNE

3. Catherine BROWNE

4. Leonard BROWNE

5. Margaret BROWNE

6. Anne BROWNE


Anne BROWNE

Died: AFT 1551

Father: William BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: Richard FERMOR (See his Biography)(son of Thomas Fermor of Easton Neston and Emmote Harvey) BEF 1515

Children:

1. Joan FERMOR (B. Mordaunt of Turvey) (b. 1516 - d. Apr 1592) (m1. Robert Wilford - m.2 John Mordaunt, 2° B. Mordaunt - m.3 Thomas Kempe)

2. Ursula FERMOR (B. Saye and Sele) (m. Richard Fiennes, 6° B. Saye and Sele)

3. John FERMOR of Easton Neston (See his Biography) (m. Maud Vaux)

4. Jerome FERMOR (b. 1528 - d. 1602)

5. Thomas FERMOR (d. 8 Aug 1580)

6. Mary FERMOR (d. 27 Sep 1573) (m. Richard Knightley)

7. Anne FERMOR (b. 1515 - d. 1553) (m. William Lucy)

8. Elizabeth FERMOR

9. William FERMOR

10. George FERMOR

Married 2: John PAYNE


John BROWNE of Okeham (Sir)

Born: ABT 1435, Okeham, Rutland

Died: 

Notes: Lord Mayor of London from 1480-1481.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary METCALFE

Married 1: Alice (Jane) SWINSTEAD

Children:

1. Robert BROWNE of Walcot (Esq.)

2. Elizabeth BROWNE (b. ABT 1460 - d. 1550, Barr, South Ayrshire, Scotland)

3. William BROWNE

Married 2: Anne BELWOODE 1460

Children:

4. William BROWNE of Flambards Hall

5. Thomas BROWNE (Sir)


William BROWNE of Flambards Hall

Born: ABT 1467

Died: 3 Jun 1514, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: Lord Mayor of London from 1513-1514, and died in office. His father's family was from the north of England; in his will William Browne left a bequest 'to my poor kinsfolks on my father's side in Northumberland'.His first wife was Catherine Shaa was the daughter of Sir Edmund Shaa, mayor of London in 1482. She was coh. with her sis. Margaret, wife of Thomas Rich. His second wife, Alice Keble was the daughter of Henry Kebel or Keble (b. 1452 - d. Apr 1517), a grocer and merchant of the staple who was Lord Mayor of London in 1510-11 and gave £1000 toward the building of his parish church of St. Mary Aldermary, Budge Row. The name is also found as Keybull and Kebell. On 15 Feb 1515 Alice remarried, becoming the third wife of William Blount, Lord Mountjoy.

Father: John BROWNE of Okeham (Sir)

Mother: Anne BELWOODE

Married 1: Catherine SHAA (dau. of Edmund Shaa, Lord Mayor of London and Julianne ?)

1. William BROWNE

2. Julianne BROWNE

Married 2: Alice KEBLE (B. Mountjoy) (b. 1482 - d. 8 Jun 1521, Grey Friars, London, England) (dau. of Henry Keble, Lord Mayor of London, and Joan Bryce) (m.2 William Blount, 4º B. Mountjoy)

Children:

1. Anne BROWNE

2. John BROWNE of Horton Kirby

3. William BROWNE

4. Elizabeth BROWNE

5. Matthew BROWNE


Julianne BROWNE

Born: ABT 1496

Died: 27 Sep 1537

Notes: her daughter Margaret Mundy, was the las wife of Sir Edmund Howard, and at his death she married thirdly, before 1542, Henry Mannox (d. 1564), of Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire, who may have been the Henry Mannox involved in sexual indiscretions circa 1536 with Catherine Howard. By Henry Mannox she had two daughters: Anne (b. 1542), who married John Chapman; and Margaret (b. 1549), who married Francis Williams alias Cromwell

Father: William BROWNE of Flambards Hall

Mother: Catherine SHAA

Married: John MUNDY (Lord Mayor of London)

Children:

1. John MUNDY of Rialton (MP)

2. Margaret MUNDY (bur. 22 Jan 1565) (m.1 Nicholas Jennyngs - m.2 Edmund Howard - m. 3 Henry Mannox)

3. Vincent MUNDY (b. 1510 - d. ABT 1571) (m. Julianne Gadbury)

4. Anne MUNDY (m. Thomas Darcy)

5. Mildred MUNDY (m. John Harleston)

6. Elizabeth MUNDY (b. 1530 - d. ABT 1600) (m. John Tyrrell)

7. Catherine MUNDYE (m. John Raynsford)

8. William MUNDY

9. Eleanor MUNDY

10. George MUNDY

11. Christopher MUNDY

12. Jane MUNDY

13. Roger MUNDY (b. 1536 - d. 15 Oct 1574)


Anne BROWNE

Born: ABT 1509

Died: 10 Mar 1581/2

Buried: Dunster, Somerset, England

Notes: After John Tyrrell's death, she commissioned the chapel at East Horndon, Essex, where he was buried. Her second husband, to whom she was married by Mar 1542, was Sir William Petre of Ingatestone Hall. All accounts agree that she brought to the marriage a dowry of £280 a year. One record also gives her a daughter named Griselda, but this was Griselda Barnes, one of her husband's wards. She was at court during the reign of Queen Mary as a member of the queen’s household. Records kept by Lady Petre exist for 1556-7. In 1561, William and Anne entertained Queen Elizabeth at Ingatestone and from 1564-66 he and his wife were responsible for keeping Catherine Grey under house arrest there. As a widow, Anne remained at Ingatestone Hall and there sheltered a number of seminary priests. She was on the list of recusants for 1582 but she died before any official action was taken against her.

Father: William BROWNE of Flambards Hall

Mother: Alice KEBLE (B. Mountjoy)

Married 1: John TYRRELL of Heron (d. 1540) (son of Sir Thomas Tyrrell of Heron Hall and Constance Blount)

Children:

1. Catherine TYRRELL (m. Richard Baker)

2. Anne TYRRELL

Anne Browne, Lady Petre 1567

attributed to Steven van der Meulen

Married 2: William PETRE (Sir Secretary of State)

Children:

3. Thomasine PETRE

4. Catherine PETRE

5. Edward PETRE (b. 16 Sep 1548 - d. ABT 18 Oct 1548)

6. John PETRE (1° B. Petre of Writtle)

7. William PETRE (b. Aug/Sep 1551- d. 14 Sep 1551)

8. Anne PETRE (b. 1557)


John BROWNE of Horton Kirby

Born: BEF 1513, Horton Kirby, Kent, England

Died: Sep 1570, Horton Kirby, Kent, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: William BROWNE of Flambards Hall

Mother: Alice KEBLE (B. Mountjoy)

Married 1: Anne MONTGOMERY (dau. of Sir John Montgomery and Elizabeth Gresley)

Married 2: Alice BALDRY (dau. of Sir Thomas Baldry of London)

Children:

1. Gertrude BROWNE

2. William BROWNE of Horton Kirby (Esq.)

Married 3: Christian CARKETT (dau. of William Carkett)

Children:

3. Charles BROWNE

4. Anne BROWNE

5. Elizabeth BROWNE

6. Christian BROWNE


Anne BROWNE

Born: 1543

Died: 16 Dec 1619

Father: John BROWNE of Horton Kirby

Mother: Christian CARKETT

Married: John HALL (son of George Hall and Margaret Pawthorne)

Children:

1. Bartholomew HALL

2. Humphrey HALL

3. Anne HALL

4. Alice HALL

5. Elizabeth HALL

6. Thomas HALL

7. Charles HALL

8. Mary HALL

9. Mercy HALL

10. Daniel HALL

11. George HALL


Gertrude BROWNE

Father: John BROWNE of Horton Kirby

Mother: Alice BALDRY

Married: Humphrey BROWNE 24 May 1569


William BROWNE of Horton Kirby (Esq.)

Father: John BROWNE of Horton Kirby

Mother: Alice BALDRY

Married: Margaret MARTEN (dau. of Edward Marten of Franks)

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE of Horton Kirby (m. Mary Whetstone)


Charles BROWNE

Born: ABT 1540

Father: John BROWNE of Horton Kirby

Mother: Christian CARKETT

Married: Margery MULCASTER

Children:

1. John BROWNE of Stretton


John BROWNE of Stretton

Born: ABT 1592, Stretton, Derby, England

Died:  Derby, Derbyshire, England

Father: Charles BROWNE

Mother: Margery MULCASTER

Married 1: Winifred HARPER (dau. of John Harpur of Harperstone and Isabel Pierrepoint) 26 Jun 1611, Swarkeston, Derbyshire, England

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROWNE (bapt. 19 Mar 1611, Swarkston)

2. John BROWNE (bur. 1 Dec 1614, Lullington)

3. Barbara BROWNE (bapt. 4 Aug 1616)

4. Anne BROWNE (bapt. 21 Mar 1618)

5. John BROWNE of Stretton-en-le-field (b. ABT 1619) (m. Dorothy Brudenell)

6. Henry BROWNE (bur. 21 Sep 1652)

7. Isabel BROWNE

8. Charles BROWNE (bur. 15 Sep 1662)

Married 2: Magdalene GREY

Children:

9. Dorothy BROWNE (m. Edward George of Salop)

10. Sarah BROWNE (d. 5 May 1666) (m. Anthony Haselwood of Burbach)

11. Anne BROWNE (bur. 31 Jul 1668)

12. Christian BROWNE (m. Henry Adams of Stretton en le Field)

13. Mary BROWNE (m. Daniel Chadwick)

14. Magdalene BROWNE


William BROWNE

Born: ABT 1500

Died: 1551

Father: William BROWNE of Flambards Hall

Mother: Catherine SHAA

Married: Thomasine BALDRY (dau. of Sir Thomas Baldry of London)

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE

2. John BROWNE

3. Elizabeth BROWNE


Elizabeth BROWNE

Father: William BROWNE

Mother: Thomasine BALDRY

Married: Stephen BECKINGHAM


Thomas BROWNE

Born: 1530

Died: 1567

Father: William BROWNE

Mother: Thomasine BALDRY

Married: Joan ALLINGTON (dau. of Sir Giles Alington and Alice Middleton) (m.2 John Mildmay)

Children:

1. John BROWNE (Sir)


John BROWNE (Sir)

Born: 1555, Flamberts, Essex, England

Died: 18 May 1619

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Joan ALLINGTON

Married 1: Catherine BUTLER 1585

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE

2. Giles BROWNE (Esq.)

3. William BROWNE

4. Thomas BROWNE

5. Humphrey BROWNE

6. Henry BROWNE

7. Edwin BROWNE

Married 2: Cecily CROKE (dau. of John Croke and Elizabeth Unton) ABT Jun 1608


Giles BROWNE (Esq.)

Born: ABT 

Father: John BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Catherine BUTLER

MarriedMary HARRIS (dau. of William Harris and Alice Smythe) 1611

Children:

1. John BROWNE

2. Cecily BROWNE

3. William BROWNE

4. Gyles BROWNE

5. Benjamin BROWNE

6. Humphrey BROWNE

7. Catherine BROWNE

8. Arthur BROWNE


Humphrey BROWNE

Born: ABT 90

Died: ABT 1670

Notes: Humphrey Browne of London, Mercer, was an Overseer of the will of his brother, Thomas Browne, Merchant of London, the will made on 31 Mar 1636 and proved on 07 May 1636. In addition to Humphrey, the Testator also noted three other brothers; Giles Browne, Henry Browne of London Grocer, and Edwin Browne of London Merchant.

Presumably he was the Humphrey Browne of the Mercers' Company who in 1632 became became Master to William Browne, son of Gyles Browne esq. of Flamberts, Essex, and who in 1647 became Master to Arthur Roope, son of Ambrose Roope of Little Dartmouth, Devon, deceased.

In 1651 Humphrey was recorded in connection with a marriage settlement between an Edward Cason and a Martha Flyer.

Humphrey, his son Mun Browne and daughter Martha were noted in the will of his brother Edwin Browne, the will made on 28 Aug 1665 and proved on 26 Aug 1668.

Father: John BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Catherine BUTLER

MarriedHester LAVENDER (dau. of Elias Lavender of London)

Children:

1. John BROWNE

2. Richard BROWNE

3. Edwyn BROWNE

4. Martha BROWNE

5. Sarah BROWNE

6. Mary BROWNE


Thomas BROWNE

Born: ABT 1583, Flambards, Essex, England

Died: AFT 1633

Notes: In the Browne Pedigree in the Visitation of Essex in 1612 he was recorded as Thomas Browne the third son of Sir John Browne of Flamberts Hall, Essex and Catherine, daughter of Sir Henry Buttler of Hertfordshire.

Thomas Browne of St Margaret Lothbury, London, Merchant, Bachelor, married by Licence dated 19 Dec 1620, Mary Cornelius of St Botolph, Aldgate, London, Spinster, daughter of John Cornelius, Merchant, deceased, at All Hallows in the Wall, London.

In his will made on 31 Mar 1636 with a Codicil of 15 Apr 1636 and proved on 7 May 1636 he was recorded as Thomas Browne, Merchant of London. His will was to be buried in the parish church of St Benet Finke in the City of London. The Testator's principal beneficiaries were his wife Mary and his children Mary, Thomas, Jane, John, Katherine, Henry and Abigall. His wife, Mary, was appointed Executrix and his brothers Giles Browne, Humfrey Browne of London Mercer, Henry Browne of London Grocer, and Edwin Browne of London Merchant, were appointed Overseers.

Father: John BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Catherine BUTLER

Married: Mary CORNELIUS (dau. of John Cornelius)

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE (m. Priscilla Swan)

2. John BROWNE

3. Henry BROWNE

4. Mary BROWNE

5. Jane BROWNE

6. Catherine BROWNE

7. Abigail BROWNE


Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Snelston, Derbyshire, England

Died: 7 Feb 1562, Snelston, Derbyshire, England

Father: John BROWNE of Okeham (Sir)

Mother: Anne BELWOODE

Married: Margaret CHETHAM (dau. of Edmund Chetham)

Children:

1. Nicholas BROWNE

2. William BROWNE (Sir)

3. Thomas BROWNE

4. Rudolphus BROWNE

5. Ralph BROWNE

6. James BROWNE

7. Richard BROWNE of Caverswall


William BROWNE (Sir)

Born: 1530

Died: 1603

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CHETHAM

Married: Elizabeth ?

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

2. Joyce BROWNE


Joyce BROWNE

Born: 1563

Father: William BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married 1: William PORTER of Stallington Grange (son of John Porter and Ellen ?)

Children:

1. William PORTER

2. Margery PORTER

3. Elizabeth PORTER

4. Isabel PORTER 

Married 2: William BROWNE of Marston

Children:

1. Anne BROWNE


Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Born: 1561

Died: 1633

Father: William BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: Apollonia SOUTHWICK (b. 1573 - d. 1633) (dau. of George Southwick)

Children:

1. George BROWNE

2. Edmund BROWNE


George BROWNE

Born: 1606

Died: 1652, Bradley, Stafford, England

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Apollonia SOUTHWICK

Married: Anne SKRYMSHER (dau. of Sir Thomas Skrymsher of Aqualate and Anne Sneyd)

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE

2. Apollonia BROWNE

3. Margaret BROWNE

4. Elizabeth BROWNE


Edmund BROWNE

Born: 1611, Hungry Bentley, Derby, England

Died: 27 Jun  1684

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Apollonia SOUTHWICK

Married: Dorothy VERNON ABT 1633

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE (b. ABT 1632 - d. 17 Jul 1708)

2. Rupert BROWNE (b. ABT 1634 - d. 29 May 1711)

3. Edmund BROWNE (b. ABT 1636 - d. 27 Jul 1711)

4. William BROWNE (b. ABT 1638)

5. George BROWNE (b. ABT 1640)

6. John BROWNE (b. ABT 1642)

7. Charles BROWNE (b. ABT 1644)

8. Walter BROWNE (b. ABT 1646)

9. Phillip BROWNE (b. ABT 1648)

10. Mark BROWNE (b. ABT 1650)

11. Mary BROWNE (b. ABT 1652)

12. Apelina BROWNE (b. ABT 1654)

13. Dorothy BROWNE (b. ABT 1656)

14. Margaret BROWNE (b. ABT 1658)

15. Elizabeth BROWNE (b. ABT 1659)

16. Edward BROWNE (b. ABT 1661 - d. young)

17. Benjamin BROWNE (b. ABT 1663 - d. young)

18. Richard BROWNE (b. ABT 1665 - d. young)


Ralph BROWNE

Died: 1598

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CHETHAM

Married: Mary WHITEHALL (dau. of William Whitehall) (m. 2 Thomas Porter of Stallington)

Children:

1. Ralph BROWNE of Meere


Ralph BROWNE of Meere

Born: 1562

Died: 1642

Father: Ralph BROWNE

Mother: Mary WHITEHALL

Married: Dorothy ?

Children:

1. Ralph BROWNE of Meere


Ralph BROWNE of Meere

Born: 1598, Caverswall

Died: 1670

Father: Ralph BROWNE of Meere

Mother: Dorothy ?

Married: Joyce BROWNE

Children:

1. Ralph BROWNE


Nicholas BROWNE

Born: ABT 1525, Snelston, Derbyshire, England

Died: 18 Jan 1586/87, Snelston, Derbyshire, England

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CHETHAM

Married: Eleanor SHIRLEY (b. 1528 - d. 1595) (dau. of Ralph Shirley and Amy Lolle) (w. of Thomas Vernon)

Children:

1. William BROWNE (Sir)

2. Gertrude BROWNE (b. 1560)

3. Richard BROWNE


William BROWNE (Sir) 

Born: 1559, Snelston, Derbyshire, England

Died: Aug 1610, Vlissingen, Netherlands

Father: Nicholas BROWNE

Mother: Eleanor SHIRLEY

Married 1: ¿? 1575, Brumbaugh, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Children:

1. Cyprian BROWNE

Married 2: Mary SAVAGE 1601

Children:

2. Percy BROWNE

3. William BROWNE

4. Anne BROWNE

5. Mary BROWNE

6. Barbara BROWNE

7. Joseph BROWNE


Percy BROWNE

Born: ABT 1602

Father: William BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary SAVAGE

Married: Anne RICH 1621

Children:

1. Nathaniel BROWNE

2. Robert BROWNE


Cyprian BROWNE

Born: 1583, Bruton, Somersetshire, England

Died: 4 May 1625, Bruton, Somersetshire, England

Father: William BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: John AMES (son of John Ames and Mary Brome) 12 Oct 1601, Bruton, Somersetshire, England

Children:

1. Thomas AMES

2. Henry AMES

3. Mary AMES

4. Ames WILLIAM (The Immigrant)

5. Thomas AMES

6. John AMES


VII. WALCOT LINE

Robert BROWNE of Walcot (Esq.)

Walcot, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 7 Oct 1506, Bernake, Northamptonshire, England

Buried: Barnack, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

Notes: Chamberlain of the Exchequer.

Father: John BROWNE of Okeham (Sir)

MotherAlice (Jane) SWINSTEAD

Married: Isabel SHARPE

Children:

1. Robert BROWNE of Walcot

2. John BROWNE of Narborow

3. Isabel BROWNE

4. Olive BROWNE

5. Edward BROWNE of the Rhodes (Sir)


Isabel BROWNE

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot (Esq.)

Mother: Isabel SHARPE

Married: George QUARLES of Ufford


Olive BROWNE

Born: Bernake, Northamptonshire, England

Died: BEF 7 Jun 1546, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot (Esq.)

Mother: Isabel SHARPE

Married: Cuthbert OVERTON (MP) (b. 1478 - d. 1537) (son of William Overton and Rose Pulter)

Children:

1. Catherine OVERTON

2. Rose OVERTON (m.1 John Irby, JP – m.2 Richard Buckland – m.3 Richard Beawe)

3. William OVERTON (Rev.) (m.1 Margaret Bradock - m.2 Margaret Barlow)

4. Mary OVERTON

5. Edward OVERTON

6. Isabel OVERTON (m. Henry Hobson)

7. John OVERTON

8. Clement OVERTON

9. Henry OVERTON

10. Richard OVERTON

11. Anthony OVERTON


John BROWNE of Narborow

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot (Esq.)

Mother: Isabel SHARPE

Married: Mary STAFFORD

Children:

1. John BROWNE of Narborow


John BROWNE of Narborow

Father: John BROWNE of Narborow

Mother: Mary STAFFORD

Married: Frances HALL (dau. of Robert Hall of Grantham)


Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Born: ABT 1473

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot (Esq.)

Mother: Isabel SHARPE

Married: Elizabeth PALMER ABT 1500, Walcot, Northamptonshire, England

Children:

1. Lucy BROWNE

2. Margaret BROWNE

3. Cecily BROWNE

4. Olive BROWNE

5. Bridget BROWNE

6. Robert BROWNE of Walcot

7. John BROWNE of Willey

8. Humphrey BROWNE


Lucy BROWNE

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Elizabeth PALMER

Married: Humphrey ESSEX


Margaret BROWNE

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Elizabeth PALMER

Married: Robert HALL of Grantham


Cecily BROWNE

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Elizabeth PALMER

Married: John LAMBERT of Coulston


Olive BROWNE

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Elizabeth PALMER

Married: William KEBBLEWHITE of Pulton


Bridget BROWNE

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Elizabeth PALMER

Married: William MOMPESSON of Maiden Bradley


John BROWNE of Willey

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Elizabeth PALMER

Married: Alice DORMER

Children:

1. John BROWNE


Humphrey BROWNE

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Elizabeth PALMER

Married: Anne TALMAGE (dau. and heir. of Hugh Talmage of St. Leonards Hall)

Children:

1. Peregrine BROWNE

2. John BROWNE

3. Elizabeth BROWNE


Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Died: 1572

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Elizabeth PALMER

Married: Margaret BERNARD (dau. of Phillip Bernard of Akenham)

Children:

1. William BROWNE of Walcot (Sir)

2. Robert BROWNE (1° Bt. Browne of Walcot)


Robert BROWNE (1° Bt. Browne of Walcot)

Died: 1623

Notes: He received only a small annuity and a little property from his father, and it was many years before he succeeded to the main family estates in Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Stamford and London. Both his father and brother were friends of Thomas Cecil, 2nd Lord Burghley; the former appointed his ‘very good friendThomas Cecil as an executor in 1572, and in 1602 Sir William bequeathed to Burghley and his wife a piece of plate ‘as a pledge of the love I have ever bore unto them’; he also mentions £320 that Burghley owed to him. It is possible that Browne was in the service of Burghley or his brother Robert Cecil, and virtually certain that his return for Lichfield was due to the Cecils’ influence after the fall and execution of the Earl of Essex, whose influence had previously been paramount in the borough. Browne made his will 24 Sept. 1623, two days before his death. He asked his wife to purchase the wardship of his eldest son, aged 12, and made provision for the two younger boys. He appointed his wife as executrix, and she proved the will 9 Feb 1624. See https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/browne-robert-1623.

Father: Robert BROWNE of Walcot

Mother: Margaret BERNARD

Married 1: Anne CAPSTOCK (dau. of Roger Capstock)

Married 2: Elizabeth COPE (dau. of Edward Cope and Elizabeth Mohun)

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE (2° Bt. Browne of Walcot)

2. Robert BROWNE (3° Bt. Browne of Walcot)


Thomas BROWNE (2° Bt. Browne of Walcot)

Born: ABT 1609, Walcot, Northamptonshire, England

Died: 16 Apr 1635

Father: Robert BROWNE (1° Bt. Browne of Walcot)

Mother: Elizabeth COPE

Married: Anne PALMES (dau. of Guy Palmes of Lindley) (m.2 Robert Sutton, 1º B. Sutton of Lexinton)

Children:

1. Anne BROWNE


Anne BROWNE

Father: Thomas BROWNE (2° Bt. Browne of Walcot)

Mother: Anne PALMES

Married 1: John STRODE (Sir)

Married 2: John PAULET of Hinton



William BROWNE of Marston

Father: Henry BROWNE of Marston

Mother: ¿?

Married: Joyce BROWNE

Children:

1. Anne BROWNE


Anne BROWNE

Father: William BROWNE of Marston

Mother: Joyce BROWNE

Married: Francis FITZHERBERT of Somersal (son of Robert Fitzherbert of Somersall and Dorothy Gilliott)

Children:

1. Dau. FITZHERBERT

2. Dau. FITZHERBERT



Thomas BROWNE

Born: ABT 1490, Attleborough, Norfolk, England

Died: BEF 1553

Married: Ursula READ (dau. of Edward Read and Isiod Stanley) ABT 1546

Children:

1. Anne BROWNE


Anne BROWNE

Born: ABT 1547, Attleborough, Norfolk, England

Died: 1575

Father: Thomas BROWNE

Mother: Ursula REDE

Married: Edward CROFT of Croft Castle (See his Biography) ABT 1560, Attleborough, Norfolk, England

Children:

1. Herbert CROFT of Croft Castle (Sir Knight) (See his Biography)

2. James CROFT

3. Richard CROFT

4. William CROFT

5. Son CROFT

6. Mary CROFT

7. Alice CROFT

8. Margaret CROFT (m. Robert Acton)

9. Amy CROFT (m. Fulke Conway)

10. Joyce CROFT



Eleanor BROWNE

Born: 1489

Died: 1540

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: ¿?

Married 2: Robert JERMY (b. 1480 - d. 1533) ABT 1510

Children:

1. Robert JERMY (m. Anne Calthorpe)



Elizabeth BROWNE

Born: ABT 1550

Married: Henry JERNINGHAM



Mary BROWNE

Born: 1570, Spexhall, Suffolk, England

Died: 1601, Spexhall Church, Suffolk, England

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: Dau. SILVESTER

Married 1: William DOWNING of Ipswich (b. 1554) (son of Geoffrey Downing and Elizabeth Wingfield) ABT 1590, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. George DOWNING (b. 1591)

Married 2: Walter WHITE (son of Walter White and Agnes Saunders)



Edward BROWNE

Born: ABT 1560

Died: BEF 1588

Married: Cecilia FETTIPLACE 28 Apr 1580, Childrey, Berkshire, England



John BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1558

Died: 10 Oct 1627

Notes: a renowned Rear Admiral who helped Elizabeth defeat the Spanish Armada and was knighted on 23 Jul 1603 in the Royal Garden at Whitehall before the King James Coronation. He was educated at Exeter College Oxford, where he had matriculated on 3 Dec 1575 at the age of 16. He became a student of the Middle Temple and practiced as a JP with Sir Arthur Ashley as he is mentioned in his casebook from 1614. Elected High Sheriff for Dorset in 1588; 1616 and 1618 and became Deputy Lieutenant 1625-26. He was buried in Frampton and the picture is of the table tomb for him and his wife Jane and rests on the North side of the chancel in St Mary’s church. Sir John is wearing tilting Armour and through his visor his moustache is visible. Probate of his will was granted 24 Nov 1627. 

Admiral Browne

by Robert Peake

Father: John BROWNE (Esq.)

Mother: Thomasine WARHAM

Married: Joan PORTMAN (dau of Henry Portman) 18 Jul 1579

Children:

1. John BROWNE of Frampton (Sir)

2. George BROWNE (MP) (b. 1583 - d. 1631)

3. Robert BROWNE (MP) (b. 1588 - d. 1648)


John BROWNE of Frampton (Sir)

Born: 1581

Died: 16 Mar 1659

Buried: 7 Apr 1659, Frampton, Dorset, England

Notes: born on the family estate in Frampton which is a small parish situated on the River Frome, 5½ miles north west from Dorchester on the Crewkerne road. Frampton is mentioned in the Domesday Book and at one time there was a priory here. After the Dissolution the lands were passed to the Browne family who remained lords of the manor until 1833, it then passed to the Sheridans. The principal residence for many years was Frampton Court which was demolished in 1932 after the estate was sold to pay death duties. Although there has probably been a church here since Saxon time, the present church of St Mary's dates from the 14th century but has experienced many rebuildings and additions. As far as we know the children were baptised here but the parish registers only start from 1627.

On 13 Oct 1598 John and his younger brother George entered Magdelen College Oxford together, John being aged 16 and his brother 15; John became a student of the Middle Temple in 1599 and went on to be a practicing Barrister-at-Law. He sat regularly between 1625 and 1638 as a Justice of the Peace in Dorset at the Quarter sessions often with his fathers friend Sir Francis Ashley , but with other JP’s who had invested in the Dorchester Company like Sir Richard Strode and Sir Walter Erle . The Quarter Sessions were held in rotation at Beaminster; Blandford Forum; Dorchester; Sherborne and Bridport and he sat 19 times during this period. As a highly respected Barrister he was required to sit on many specially arranged commissions.

On 11 Apr 1628 the soldiers billeted in Dorset removed to Plymouth to go for Rochell with the Earl of Denbigh but they were left behind and so returned to be billeted in the County again. twenty three of them had come from Dorchester and were refused re-entry which incensed Sir Thomas Frier their Colonel. He obtained letters from the Council to the town and procured a commission of Sir Thomas Trenchard, Sir John Brewen, John Browne and Henry Drak Esq to examine Richard Bushrod who was described as ‘an agent in deterring other men from billeting’. Richard Bushrod was well respected in the town and as the prime mover with John White behind the creation of the Dorchester Company in which John Browne invested. John was also related to the Trenchard family through his marriage and it is probably due to their influence that nothing more serious seems to have come of it.

On 23 May 1632 he sat on another especially arranged commission at Weymouth to try the Captain of a Portuguese pirate ship which had been seized. He sat with Sir Francis Ashley , Sir Thomas Trenchard and Sir Nathaniel Napper to hear the case. The Captain was condemned but reprieved.

In Dec 1648 he was appointed as one of the 135 judges to try Charles I who was accused of being a "tyrant, traitor and murderer; and a public and implacable enemy to the Commonwealth of England". In fact only 68 turned up for the trial and he appears to have been one of those less than happy about being associated with the trial and did not sit.

Both John Browne and his wife shared John Whites vision for Dorchester and Lady Browne in 1631/2 gave £10 towards "the employ of the poor in work" and this was handed to the Governor of the Hospital so that according to her request her name might "remayne in record to posterity amongst many worthy benefactors".

Father: John BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Joan PORTMAN

Married: Elizabeth TRENCHARD (b. 1587 - d. 25 Jun 1656) (dau. of Sir George Trenchard and Anne Speke) 1607, Charminster, Dorset, England

Children:

1. John BROWNE of Frampton (Esq.) (b. 1610 - d. 1671) (m. Elizabeth Wise)

2. Elizabeth BROWNE (b. 1616 - d. 24 Sep 1675) (m. Robert Hunt of Compton Paunchefoot and Speckington)

3. Thomas BROWNE (JP) (b. 1620 - d. 16 Sep 1680)

4. Joan BROWNE (b. 1622- d. 29 Oct 1653) (m. Robert Coker of Mappower)

5. Robert BROWNE

6. George BROWNE (Esq.) (m. Anne Hunt)



Valentine BROWNE of Croft (Sir)

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Valentine BROWNE (Sir)

2. John BROWNE of Berwick upon Tweed


John BROWNE of Berwick upon Tweed

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Valentine BROWNE of Croft (Sir)

Mother: ¿?


Valentine BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1515

Died: 1589

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Valentine BROWNE of Croft (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: Alice ALEXANDER

Children:

1. Valentine BROWNE

Married 2: Thomasine BACON

Children:

2.

3. Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

4. Elizabeth BROWNE

5. Anne BROWNE

6. Valentine BROWNE


Valentine BROWNE

Died: 1606

Notes: High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, inherited the English lands.

Father: Valentine BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Alice ALEXANDER

Married 1: Elizabeth MONSON (sister of Sir Thomas Monson, 1st Baronet)

Children:

1. Valentine BROWNE (MP)


Elizabeth BROWNE

Father: Valentine BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Thomasine BACON

Married 1: John PARNELL (Sir)

Married 2: Edward TERRET


Anne BROWNE

Father: Valentine BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Thomasine BACON

Married: Roger DALLESON


Valentine BROWNE

Father: Valentine BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Thomasine BACON

Married: Blanche BOUNDY


Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1565

Died: 13 Apr 1640

Father: Valentine BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Thomasine BACON

Married: Mary APSLEY (dau. of William Apsley of Pollborogh)

Children:

1. Valentine BROWNE (d. young)

2. John BROWNE

3. Thomas BROWNE (unm.)

4. Thomasine BROWNE (B. Bourke of Connell)

5. Anne BROWNE

6. Annabell BROWNE

7. Mary BROWNE

8. Alice BROWNE


John BROWNE

Born: ABT 1590

Died: 1664

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary APSLEY

Married: Barbara BOYLE (dau. of John Boyle) BEF 1640

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROWNE


Thomasine BROWNE (B. Bourke of Connell)

Died: 1630

Notes: her father, Sir Thomas Browne, lived at The Hospital, County Limerick, Ireland.

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary APSLEY

Married: Edmund BOURKE (4° B. Bourke of Connell) (son of Thomas Bourke and Honora O'Mulryan) BEF May 1620

Children:

1. William BOURKE (5° B. Bourke of Connell) (b. May 1623 - d. ABT 1665)


Anne BROWNE

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary APSLEY

Married: Daniel O'SULLIVAN


Annabell BROWNE

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary APSLEY

Married 1: Alexander FITTON

Married 2: James GOULD


Mary BROWNE

Father: Thomas BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Mary APSLEY

Married: Marcus MAGRATH


Nicholas BROWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1580

Died 12 Dec 1606, Ireland

Father: Valentine BROWNE (Sir)

Mother: Thomasine BACON

Married: Sheela O'SULLIVAN

Children:

1. Valentine BROWNE (1° Bt. Browne of Molahiffe)

2. Anne BROWNE


Valentine BROWNE (1° Bt.Browne of Molahiffe)

Died:  Molahiffe,  Killarney, Ireland

Father:

Mother: Sheela O'SULLIVAN

Married 1: Ellice FITZGERALD

Children:

1. Valentine BROWNE (2° Bt. Browne of Molahiffe)

2. James BROWNE (Capt.)

3. Nicholas BROWNE

4. Dau. BROWNE

5. Dau. BROWNE

Married 2: Sheela McCARTY (dau. of Charles MacCarthy and Margaret O´Brien)

Children:

6. Margaret BROWNE

7. Thomas BROWNE (Capt.)



Mary BROWNE

Born: ABT 1582

Died: 1641

Married: Christopher LAKE

Children:

1. Francis LAKE (b. 1616)



Richard BROWNE of Sayes Court (Sir)

Born: 1539

Died: 1604

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John BROWNE of St. Peter

Mother: Florence CHERSEY

Married: Joan VIGOROUS (d. Nov. 1618) (dau. of John Vigerus of Langham) (w. of Nicholas Eve)

Children:

1. Christopher BROWNE of Sayes Court


Christopher BROWNE of Sayes Court

Born: ABT 1575

Died: 4 Mar 1645, Sayes Court, Deptford, Kent, England

Notes: his wife, Thomasine Gonson was one of fourteen children of Benjamin Gonson, Treasurer of the Navy, and Ursula Hussey. She was the only one born in the Queen's house at Deptford and baptized in the local church there. Her siblings were all born in the parish of St. Dunstan-in-the-East, where the family lived in Tower Street. One of them, Catherine (b.1549), married John Hawkins on 20 Jan 1567. Thomasine married first, between 1578 and 1582, Edward Fenton (d. 1603), a soldier and sea captain. They had no children. Christopher Browne was her second husband.

Father: Richard BROWNE of Sayes Court (Sir)

Mother: Joan VIGOROUS

Thomasine Gonson, 1590

by Hieronimo Custodis.

Married: Thomasine GONSON (b. 1574 - d. 1605) (dau. of Benjamin Gonson and Ursula Hussey) (w. of Edward Fenton, Secretary of State)

Children:

1. Richard BROWNE (1° Bt. Browne of Deptford) (b. 1605 - d. 12 Feb 1683)



John BROWNE

Notes: of London, of the family of Browne of Bornman in the Isle of Axholme.

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Anthony BROWNE


Anthony BROWNE

Father: John BROWNE

Mother: ¿?

Married: Elizabeth SOMERS

Children:

1. Henry BROWNE

2. Edward BROWNE

3. Francis BROWNE of Kilby


Edward BROWNE

Father: Anthony BROWNE

Mother: Elizabeth SOMERS

Married: Dau. ENTWYSSELL

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE

2. Francis BROWNE

3. Phoebe BROWNE


Henry BROWNE

Father: Anthony BROWNE

Mother: Elizabeth SOMERS

Married: Catherine FORDE

Children:

1. William BROWNE

2. Thomas BROWNE

3. Anne BROWNE

4. Jane BROWNE

5. Edward BROWNE

6. Elizabeth BROWNE


Edward BROWNE

Father: Henry BROWNE

Mother: Catherine FORDE

Married: Catherine ENTWYSSELL

Children:

1. Francis BROWNE

2. Thomas BROWNE

3. Somers BROWNE


Francis BROWNE of Kilby

Died: 3 Dec 1592

Father: Anthony BROWNE

Mother: Elizabeth SOMERS

Married: Dorothy VILLIERS (dau. and heir. of John Villiers of Brokesby)

Children:

1. Thomas BROWNE of Wistow

2. Abraham BROWNE

3. Phoebe BROWNE

4. Villiers BROWNE

5. Somers BROWNE

6. Lydia BROWNE

7. Margaret BROWNE


Thomas BROWNE of Wistow

Died: AFT 1605

Father: Francis BROWNE of Kilby

Mother: Dorothy VILLIERS

Married: Mary CAVE (d. 2 Dec 1597) (dau. of Sir Bryan Cave and Margaret Throckmorton)

Children:

1. Henry BROWNE

2. Mary BROWNE

3. Cave BROWNE

4. Francis BROWNE

5. Anne BROWNE


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