John Brown (Browne), IV (c.1425 - 1462)

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Birthplace: Of, Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, England
Death: Died in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Managed by: James Edward Winfrey
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About John Brown (Browne), IV

John Browne [Parents] was born about 1425 in of,Tolethorp,Rutlanshire,England. He died before 1470 in Allsaints Church,Stamford,Lincolnshire,England. He married Agnes about 1449.

Agnes was born about 1429 in of,Stamford,Lincolnshire,England. She died about 1470. She married John Browne about 1449.

They had the following children:

  M i Christopher Browne 

source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dantrogers/pafg567.htm#13499 -------------------- John Browne of Stamford, Alderman in 1448, 1453, 1462, d. between 1462, 1470, and was bur. in All Saints church, having had, by his wife Agnes, with other issue, and elder son [Christopher].

'The most prominent family in the town were the Brownes, whose lavish brasses still decorate the floor of All Saints' Church. The Brownes were wool merchants and members of the wool staple at Calais; it is possible that the large timber-framed building overlooking Red Lion Square (Nos. 6-7) was the Brownes' wool house. Their wealth and domination of the town was confirmed in stone when they rebuilt most of All Saints Church in the 1470s and 80s. The tower with its soaring pinnacle spire was an elegant match for the old steeple of St. Mary's.

The Browne family for several generations was involved with All Saints Church in Stamford. Especially in the 1470s & 80s, the Browne brothers, John and William, help reconstruct the church building after the War of the Roses. As was the custom of their times, for wealthy benefactors, burial was inside the church--in the floor, often. Above are the "memorial brasses" for John Browne and his wife Agnes. These brass outlines are life-size and are fitted into the stone above their graves in the interior of the church. Other members of the Browne family are also buried within.

       'The present church [All Saints] was built in the 13th century but a church was already on this site at the time of the Domesday Book of 1086. In the 15th century brothers William and John Browne, wealthy wool merchants, rebuilt much of the church that had suffered damage as a result of neglect or by the actions of the Lancastrian armies during the Wars of the Roses.'

More About John Browne:

Burial: Church of All Saints (Episcopal), Stamford, England

Fact 1: draper; Alderman 1448-1462;

Fact 2: JB & wife buried in All Saints Church;

Fact 3: wealthy wool merchant;

Fact 4: helped rebuild church with brother William;

Fact 5: church has suffered damage as a result of neglect during Wars of the Roses;

Fact 6: parents buried inside church;

Fact 7: memorial brasses for Browne family inside on floor;

Fact 8: the large timber-framed building overlooking Red Lion Square probably their wool house;

More About Agnes:

Burial: Church of All Saints (Episcopal), Stamford, England

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John Brown, IV's Timeline

1425
1425
Of, Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, England
1438
1438
Age 13
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
1449
1449
Age 24
Of, Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, England
1449
Age 24
Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, , England
1450
1450
Age 25
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
1451
1451
Age 26
Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, , England
1452
1452
Age 27
Stanford, Lincolnshire, England
1452
Age 27
Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, , England
1462
July 26, 1462
Age 37
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
1923
March 20, 1923
Age 37