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Francis Browne

Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of Christopher Browne, Esq., of Stamford & Tolethorpe and Grace Browne
Half brother of Edmund Browne; Anne Gomley; George Browne; Agnes Browne; Katherine Griggs and 3 others

Managed by: Merlyn Lyndon Mecham
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About Francis Browne

'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 July, 1527 to his eldest son Francis, authoring him to appear with his head covered in the presence of the King.'


of interest, from Burke's "American Families with British Ancestry," 1983, General Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, p. 2586:

'[a descendant of Christopher Browne] Robert Browne, known as "the Reformer," who organized the 1st Separatist Church in England at Norwich in 1530. His heirs became extinct in the male line.'



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