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Alice Browne (Gage)

Also Known As: "Alys (Gage) Brown"
Birthplace: Surrey, UK
Death: Died in England
Place of Burial: Battle,Sussex,England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Gage, KG, MP and Philippa Gage
Wife of Sir Anthony Browne, MP
Mother of William Browne, Esq.; Mary Capell; Elizabeth Browne; Anthony Browne, KG, PC, 1st Viscount Montagu; Francis Browne and 4 others
Sister of Sir Edward Gage, of Firle; James Gage, of Bentley; Ann Thatcher; Robert Gage, MP; William Gage and 2 others

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About Alice Browne

  • Alice Gage1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • F, #80871, b. circa 1506, d. 31 March 1540
  • Father Sir John Gage, Escheater of Surrey & Sussex, Comptroller of the Household, Constable of the Tower, Lord Chamberlain1,2,11,4,5,6,7,12,9,10 b. 28 Oct 1479, d. 18 Apr 1556
  • Mother Philippa Guilford1,2,11,5,6,12,10 b. c 1480, d. b 18 Apr 1556
  • Alice Gage was born circa 1506 at of Firle Place, West Firle, Sussex, England.6 She married Sir Anthony Browne, Master of the Horse, Ambassador to France, son of Sir Anthony Browne, Governor of Queenborough, Lieutenant of Calais and Lucy Neville, circa 1525 at of Firle, Sussex, England; They had 6 sons (Anthony, 1st Viscount Montague; Thomas; William; Francis; Henry; & William) and 3 daughters (Mary, wife of Sir John Grey, & of Henry Capell, Esq; Mabel, wife of Gerald FizGerald, 11th Earl of Kildare; & Lucy, wife of Thomas Roper, Esq.).1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Alice Gage died on 31 March 1540 at of Beechworth, Surrey, England; Buried at Battle, Sussex.1,5,6,10
  • Family Sir Anthony Browne, Master of the Horse, Ambassador to France b. 29 Jun 1500, d. 6 May 1548
  • Children
    • Mary Browne+2,4,5,6,7,9,10 b. c 1527, d. 4 Feb 1617
    • Sir Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu, Sheriff of Surrey & Sussex+13,5,6,10 b. c 1528, d. 19 Oct 1592
  • Citations
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 63.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 361.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 238.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 311-312.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 226-227.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 180-182.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 172.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 55.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 168-169.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 133-135.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 237-238.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 54-55.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IX, p. 97-99.
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  • Alice Gage1
  • F, #65866, d. circa 1540
  • Last Edited=20 Jun 2011
  • Alice Gage was the daughter of Rt. Hon. Sir John Gage and Philippa Guilford.1 She married Sir Anthony Browne, son of Sir Anthony Browne and Lady Lucy Neville. She died circa 1540.
  • Her married name became Browne.
  • Children of Alice Gage and Sir Anthony Browne
    • William Browne
    • Francis Browne2
    • Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu+ b. c 1527, d. 1592
    • Mabel Browne+ b. 1528, d. 25 Aug 1610
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1500. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
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  • Alice GAGE
  • Born: ABT 1506, Bechworth, Surrey, England
  • Died: 31 Mar 1540, England
  • Father: John GAGE of Firle Place (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Phillippa GUILDFORD
  • Married: Anthony BROWNE (Sir Knight) ABT 1525, Sussex, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Anthony BROWNE (1º V. Montague)
    • 2. William BROWNE of Elsing
    • 3. Mabel BROWNE (C. Kildare)
    • 4. Mary BROWNE
    • 5. Henry BROWNE
    • 6. Francis BROWNE
    • 7. Lucy BROWNE
  • From: GAGE1


  • Alice Gage Browne
  • Birth: unknown, England
  • Death: Mar. 31, 1540, England
  • Daughter of Sir John Gage of Firle, Sussex and Philippe, daughter of Sir Richard Guildford.
  • First wife of Sir Anthony Browne, the son of Sir Anthony Browne and Lucy de Neville. They were married before 1528 and had six sons and three daughters; Sir Anthony, Viscount Montague, Thomas, William, Francis, Henry, William 2nd, Mary, Mabel, wife of Gerald FitzGerald, and Lucy, the wife of Thomas Roper.
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  • Parents:
  • John Gage (1479 - 1556)
  • Philippa Guildford Gage
  • Spouse:
  • Anthony Browne (1500 - 1548)
  • Siblings:
  • Edward Gage (____ - 1568)*
  • Alice Gage Browne (____ - 1540)
  • Cecilia Gage Baynham (1508 - 1568)*
  • Burial: St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Battle, Rother District, East Sussex, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 111539740
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  • Sir Anthony Browne, KG (c.1500[1] – 6 May 1548) was an English courtier and Knight of the Shire.
  • He was the son of Sir Anthony Browne, Standard Bearer of England and Governor of Queenborough Castle, by his wife Lady Lucy Neville, daughter of John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu and widow of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam.[1] Anthony junior was thereby half-brother of William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl of Southampton.
  • By 1528, Browne married Alice, daughter of Sir John Gage, and by her had seven sons and three daughters which included:[1]
    • Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu;
    • Mary Browne, who married John Grey of Pirgo and was the mother of Henry Grey, 1st Baron Grey of Groby;
    • Mabel Browne, who married Gerald FitzGerald, 11th Earl of Kildare;
    • Annabelle Browne, who married Thomas Spring of Castlemaine.
  • His recorded royal service began in 1518, when he was appointed surveyor and master of hunting for the Yorkshire castles and Lordships of Hatfield, Thorne, and Conisbrough. He was included him in an embassy to hand over Tournai to Francois I. Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, knighted him on 1 July 1522 .... etc.
  • Sometime after 1540, he married Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, his wife Alice having died. They had two children who died young. Elizabeth was one of the great beauties of the Court, known as " the fair Geraldine". After his death she remarried Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln.
  • As a conservative, he had to be careful not to be brought down by factional politics at the court of Henry VIII. He became so trusted by Henry that in the King's latter years, Browne held a dry stamp of the King's signature, to use for minor letters. By 1547, he was Keeper of Oatlands Palace.
  • He died on 6 May 1548 at Byfleet, Surrey, and was buried at Battle in a tomb with his first wife. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Anthony.
  • .... etc.
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 07
  • Browne, Anthony (d.1548) by Julia Anne Elizabeth Roundell
  • BROWNE, Sir ANTHONY (d. 1548), politician, only son of Sir Anthony Browne, standard-bearer of England and constable of Calais, and of his wile Lady Lucy Nevill, daughter and coheiress of John Nevill, marquis Montacute, and niece of Richard, earl of Warwick, was knighted in 1623 after the successful siege of Morlaix. In 1624 he was made esquire of the body to King Henry VIII, and from that time until the death of Henry he became more and more the friend of his sovereign. ....
  • Browne was twice married. His first wife, whose effigy lies on the tomb at Battle beside his own, was Alys, daughter of Sir John Gage, K.G., constable of the Tower. By her he had seven sons and three daughters; the eldest son, Anthony, succeeded to his father's estates, and was created in 1554 Viscount Montague. Browne's second wife was Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of Gerald, ninth earl of Kildare, and better known as 'the fair Geraldine.' At the time of this marriage Browne was sixty, and the bride only fifteen years of age. Her two sons died in infancy. After the death of Browne his young widow married Sir Edward Clinton, first earl of Lincoln, and was buried with him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
  • [Collins's Peerage; Baronagium Genealogicum, 1732; Sussex Archeological Collections; Dallaway's History of Sussex.]
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  • BROWNE, Sir Anthony (c.1500-48), of Battle Abbey and Cowdray Park, Suss.
  • b. c.1500, 1st s. of Sir Anthony Browne by Lucy, da. and coh. of John Neville, Marquess of Montagu; half-bro. of William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton. m. (1) by 1528, Alice, da. of Sir John Gage of Firle, Suss., 7s. inc. Anthony I 3da.; (2) 1542, Elizabeth, da. of Gerald Fitzgerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, 2s.; 1s. 1da. illegit. suc. fa. 1506. Kntd. 1 July 1522; KG nom. 23 Apr., inst. 19 May 1540.3
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Alice Browne's Timeline

Surrey, UK
Age 16
Sussex, England
Age 20
Easebourne, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Age 21
near Easebourne, Sussex, England
November 29, 1528
Age 22
Midhurst, Sussex, England
Age 22
Cowdray Park,Eastbourne ,Sussex England
Age 24
Cowdray, Sussex, England
Age 26
Cowdray Park,Eastbourne ,Sussex England
Age 28
Cowdray Park,Eastbourne ,Sussex England
Age 32
Easebourne, Sussex, England