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John Browne, IV

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Birthplace: Of, Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, England
Death: Died in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Place of Burial: All Saints Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Browne, lll, of Stamford & Rutland and Margery Browne
Husband of Agnes Browne
Father of Agnes Browne; Edward Browne; Elizabeth Browne; Grace Browne; Christopher Browne, Esq., of Stamford & Tolethorpe and 1 other
Brother of Alise Brown; William Browne; Dorothy Browne and Athony Browne

Occupation: Wool merchant, draper, Alderman in 1448, 1453, and 1462
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About John Browne, IV, of Stamford

John Browne was born about 1425 in of,Tolethorp, Rutlanshire, England. He died before 1470 and is buried in All saints Church,Stamford,Lincolnshire,England. He was a wealthy wool merchant.

"John Browne of Stamford, Alderman in 1448, 1453, 1462, d. between 1462, 1470, and was bur. in All Saints church ..."

He was the son of John Browne, Merchant & Alderman (died 1442) by his wife Margery (died 1460).

Married

  1. about 1449 to Agnes, was born about 1429 in of,Stamford,Lincolnshire,England. She died about 1470. Her parents are not known.

Their children

  • + 7 i. Christopher5 Browne, born in prob. East Anglia, England; died in Norfolk, England. Married 1) Grace Pinchbeck 2) Agnes Bedlington 3) Elizabeth
  • 8 ii. John Browne.
  • 9 iii. Edward Browne.
  • 10 iv. Agnes Browne. She married William Waryn.
  • 11 v. Elizabeth Browne. She married William Cook.

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Taken from http://www.hullhome.com/Brown.gen.htm

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

  1. Fact 1: draper; Alderman 1448-1462;
  2. Fact 2: JB & wife buried in All Saints Church;
  3. Fact 3: wealthy wool merchant;
  4. Fact 4: helped rebuild church with brother William;
  5. Fact 5: church has suffered damage as a result of neglect during Wars of the Roses;
  6. Fact 6: parents buried inside church;
  7. Fact 7: memorial brasses for Browne family inside on floor;
  8. 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

Sources

  1. Henry Bond's "Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts," 1855, Little, Brown, and Co., Boston, MA, p. 116: 'John Browne, of the borough of Stamford, County Lincoln, Esq., Alderman (i.e. Chief Magistrate until the time of Charles II) of Stamford, in 1376 and 1377';
  2. Burke's "American Families with British Ancestry," 1983, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore,  p. 2586: 'The first of whom definite record has been traced in John Browne, of Stamford Co., Lincoln, b. ca. 1330, Alderman of Stamford (i.e. Chief Magistrate of the town, which had no Mayor until the time of Charles II), who purchased from Sir Thomas de Burton, Kt., the Manor of Tolethorpe, in the Parish of Little Casterton, Co., Rutland, which subsequently became the chief seat of the family; had issue, a son [John]...'
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John Browne, IV, of Stamford's Timeline

1425
1425
Of, Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, England
1438
1438
Age 13
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
1449
1449
Age 24
Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, , England
1451
1451
Age 26
Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, , England
1452
1452
Age 27
Stanford, Lincolnshire, England
1452
Age 27
Tolethorp, Rutlandshire, , England
1457
1457
Age 32
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
1458
1458
Age 33
Stamford, Lincolnshire , England
1462
July 26, 1462
Age 37
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
1462
Age 37
All Saints Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England