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About Anne Brandon (Browne)

Anne Browne, died 1510, was the daughter of Sir Anthony Browne (1443-November 19, 1506) and his first wife, Eleanor Oughtred (d. before 1500) and was at court as a maid of honor to Elizabeth of York shortly before the queen’s death. She had the misfortune to fall in love with Charles Brandon (1485-1545). They both lived in the household of the earl of Essex c.1506. They were betrothed, and lived together as man and wife, but after Anne became pregnant with their first child, Anne (c.1507-January 1558), Brandon abandoned her to marry her stepmother's sister, Margaret Neville, a wealthy widow. When that marriage was declared null and void, on the grounds of Brandon’s precontract with Anne, he returned to her and married her in 1509. Anne died the following year, probably shortly after giving birth to a second daughter, Mary (1510-1541+).

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  • Anne BROWNE
  • Died: 1511
  • Notes: Some sources says she was daughter of Lucy Neville, others that she was a bastard. Was at court as a maid of honor to Elizabeth of York (where she was paid £5 per annum) shortly before the queen’s death. She had the misfortune to fall in love with Charles Brandon. They both lived in the household of the Earl of Essex c.1506. They were betrothed, and lived together as man and wife, but after Anne became pregnant with their first child, Anne, Brandon abandoned her to marry her aunt, Margaret Neville, a wealthy widow. When that marriage was declared null and void, on the grounds of Brandon’s precontract with Anne, he returned to her and married her in 1508/9. Anne died the following year, probably shortly after giving birth to a second daughter, Mary). Sir Anthony Browne's Will states she was his next heir after Anthony, so she was not illegitimate. In Lucy Neville's will, there is no ref to a late dau., nor to Brandon grand-daughters.
  • Father: Anthony BROWNE (Sir)
  • Mother: Eleanor OUGHTRED
  • Married: Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk) AFT 25 Sep 1505/ ANNULATION/ REMARRIED ABT 1508
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne BRANDON (B. Powis)
    • 2. Mary BRANDON (B. Monteagle)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BROWNE1.htm#Anne BROWNE1
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  • Anne Browne1
  • F, #247764
  • Last Edited=28 Dec 2008
  • Anne Browne is the daughter of Sir Anthony Browne and Lady Lucy Neville.1 She married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, son of Sir William Brandon and Elizabeth Bruyn.1
  • Her married name became Brandon.1
  • Child of Anne Browne and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
    • 1.Lady Mary Brandon+1 b. 1510, d. bt 1540 - 1544
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1103. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p24777.htm#i247764
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  • Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, 1st Viscount Lisle KG (c.1484 – 22 August 1545) was the son of Sir William Brandon and Elizabeth Bruyn. Through his third wife Mary Tudor he was brother-in-law to Henry VIII. His father was the standard-bearer of Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond (later King Henry VII) and was slain by Richard III in person at the battle of Bosworth Field. Suffolk died of unknown causes at Guildford.
  • Charles Brandon was the second but only surviving son[1] of Sir William Brandon, Henry Tudor's standard-bearer at the Battle of Bosworth Field, where he was slain by Richard III. His mother, Elizabeth Bruyn (d. March 1494), daughter and co-heiress of Sir Henry Bruyn (died 1461).[2][a]
  • Charles Brandon was brought up at the court of Henry VII. He is described .... etc.
  • Before 7 February 1507 he married Margaret Neville (born 1466), widow of Sir John Mortimer (d. before 12 November 1504),[12][13][14] and daughter of John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu, slain at the Battle of Barnet, by Isabel Ingaldesthorpe, daughter and heiress of Sir Edmund Ingaldsthorpe, by whom he had no issue. The marriage was declared void about 1507 by the Archdeaconry Court of London, and later by papal bull dated 12 May 1528.[12] Margaret (née Neville) subsequently married Robert Downes, gentleman.[5][15]
  • In early 1508 in a secret ceremony at Stepney, and later publicly at St Michael's, Cornhill,[5] he married Margaret Neville's niece, Anne Browne (d.1511), daughter of Sir Anthony Browne, Standard Bearer of England 1485, by his first wife, Eleanor Ughtred,[16] the daughter of Sir Robert Ughtred (c.1428-c.1487) of Kexby, North Yorkshire[17] and Katherine Eure, daughter of Sir William Eure of Stokesley, Yorkshire, by whom he had two daughters:[18]
    • Anne Brandon (1507–1557), who married firstly Edward Grey, 4th Baron Grey of Powis,[19] and after the dissolution of this union, Randal Harworth.
    • Mary Brandon (1510 – c. 1542), who married Thomas Stanley, 2nd Baron Monteagle.[19]
  • He contracted to marry Elizabeth Grey, 5th Baroness Lisle (1505–1519). He was thus created 1st Viscount Lisle of the third creation in 1513, but the contract was annulled, and he surrendered the title before 1519 or in 1523.
  • In May 1515 he married Mary Tudor, Queen Dowager of France (18 March 1496 – 25 June 1533), by whom he had two sons who died young, and two daughters:
    • Lord Henry Brandon (11 March 1516 – 1522).[19]
    • Lady Frances Brandon (16 July 1517 – 20 November 1559), who married Henry Grey, Marquess of Dorset, by whom she was the mother of Lady Jane Grey.[19]
    • Lady Eleanor Brandon (1519 – 27 September 1547), who married Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland.[19]
    • Henry Brandon, 1st Earl of Lincoln (c. 1523 – 1 March 1534).[19]
  • On 7 September 1533 he married Catherine Willoughby, 12th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (1 April 1520 – 19 September 1580), by whom he had two sons, both of whom died young of the sweating sickness:
    • Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (18 September 1535 – 14 July 1551).[19]
    • Charles Brandon, 3rd Duke of Suffolk (1537 – 14 July 1551).[19]
  • After Brandon's death his widow married Richard Bertie.
  • He had a number of illegitimate children
    • Sir Charles Brandon, who married Elizabeth Pigot, widow of Sir James Strangways.[19]
    • Frances Brandon, who married firstly William Sandon, and secondly Andrew Bilsby.[19]
    • Mary Brandon, who married Robert Ball of Scottow, Norfolk.[19]
  • The romance between Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon is fictionalised in When Knighthood Was in Flower, by American author Charles Major .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Brandon,_1st_Duke_of_Suffolk
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  • Sir Anthony Browne (29 June 1443[1] - c. 17 November 1506) was the son of Sir Thomas Browne and Eleanor FitzAlan. He served as standard-bearer to Henry VII, and Lieutenant of Calais.
  • Anthony Browne, born at Betchworth Castle,[1] was a younger son of Sir Thomas Browne and Eleanor Arundel, daughter of Sir Thomas Arundel, third son of John de Arundel, 2nd Baron Arundel (d. 14 August 1390), and Elizabeth le Despenser (d. 10 or 11 April 1408). He was a younger brother of Sir George Browne.[2][3]
  • During the reign of Henry VII, he was Standard Bearer of England,[4] Governor of Queenborough Castle, and Constable of Calais.
  • He died at Calais. .... etc.
  • Sir Anthony Browne married firstly Eleanor Ughtred, daughter of Sir Robert Ughtred (c.1428-c.1487)[8][9] of Kexby, North Yorkshire, and Katherine Eure, daughter of Sir William Eure, by whom he had an only daughter, Anne Browne, who married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.[10][9]
  • He married secondly Lucy Neville, widow of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam of Aldwark, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, and daughter of John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu, and Isabel Ingaldesthorpe, by whom he had two sons and two daughters:[11][4]
    • Sir Anthony Browne (1500-1548); a courtier to Henry VIII.
    • Henry Browne.
    • Elizabeth Browne, Countess of Worcester, who married, as his second wife, Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester.[12] She was the principal witness against Anne Boleyn, and there were rumours that she had been a mistress of Henry VIII.[13]
    • Lucy Browne, who married firstly John Cutts, and secondly Thomas Clifford.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Anthony_Browne_(died_1506)
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  • Links
  • http://www.theweald.org/N10.asp?NId=20170030
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Notes: Some sources says she was daughter of Lucy Neville, others that she was a bastard. Was at court as a maid of honor to Elizabeth of York shortly before the queen’s death. She had the misfortune to fall in love with Charles Brandon. They were betrothed, and lived together as man and wife, but after Anne became pregnant with their first child, Anne, Brandon abandoned her to marry her aunt, Margaret Neville, a wealthy widow. When that marriage was declared null and void, on the grounds of Brandon’s precontract with Anne, he returned to her and married her in 1509. Anne died the following year, probably shortly after giving birth to a second daughter, Mary). Sir Anthony Browne's Will states she was his next heir after Anthony, so she was not illegitimate. In Lucy Neville's will, there is no ref to a late dau., nor to Brandon grand-daughters.

http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenBo-Brom.htm

Anne Brandon led a controversial life. At the time she was most likely born, her father, Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk (1485-August 22,1545), had abandoned her mother, Anne Browne (d. 1510), to whom he had been betrothed, in order to marry Margaret Neville, a wealthy widow. When that marriage was later declared null and void, Brandon returned to Anne Browne and married her in 1509. In 1514, Brandon secured a place for Anne, aged about seven, at the court of Margaret of Savoy. She remained there for nearly two years. While she was abroad, her father married Mary Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister. When Anne returned to England, she lived with them at Westhorpe Hall. To ensure the legitimacy of Brandon’s children by Mary Tudor, a papal bull was secured from Pope Clement VII to confirm that the divorce from Margaret Neville was valid. This also settled the question of Anne's legitimacy. In 1531, Anne married Edward Grey, baron Grey of Powys (1503- July 12,1551). It was not a happy marriage and by 1537 Anne had left her husband for a lover, Randall Haworth or Hanworth, and Grey had taken a mistress, Jane Orwell, daughter of Sir Lewis Orwell. In that year, her father attempted to force Lord Powys to support Anne. With Lord Cromwell’s help, he succeeded in obtaining an annuity of £100 for her, but in 1540, Powys petitioned the Privy Council to punish Anne for adultery and also claimed that she was conspiring with Haworth to murder him. No official action seems to have been taken against her, and she remained with her lover, which may be why she was left out of her father’s will. At some point between 1545 and 1551, Anne entered into a "corrupt understanding" with John Beaumont, a judge in Chancery, whereby she obtained lands with forged documents (supposedly generated by her late father) and then sold those lands to Beaumont. This defrauded her half sister Frances's husband, Henry Grey, marquis of Dorset. The scheme came to light in 1552 and Beaumont was arrested, but Anne does not seem to have been punished. By then, Lord Powys was dead and she had married Haworth. She had also written her will, dated October 29, 1551, although she was not to die until early 1558. She was buried on January 13 of that year, either in Westminster Abbey or in the adjoining St. Margaret's Church.