John Browne (1709 - 1776) MP

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About John Browne

Westport estate papers at NLI:

http://www.nli.ie/manuscriptlist/..%5Cpdfs%5Cmss%20lists%5C078_WestportCollection.pdf

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on John Browne, 1st Earl of Altamont:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p3469.htm#i34683

John Browne, 1st Earl of Altamont [1]

  • M, #34683,
  • b. circa 1709,
  • d. 4 July 1776
  • Last Edited=14 Jan 2011

John Browne, 1st Earl of Altamont was born circa 1709.[1] He was the son of Peter Browne and Mary Daly.[1]

He married Anne Gore, daughter of Sir Arthur Gore, 2nd Bt. and Elizabeth Annesley, in December 1729.[1]

He died on 4 July 1776.[1] He was buried on 7 July 1776 at Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.[1] His will was probated in 1776, in Prerogative Court, Dublin.[1]

He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 17 July 1725.[1]

He held the office of Sheriff of County Mayo in 1731.[1]

He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Castlebar between 1744 and 1760.[1]

He held the office of Governor of County Mayo.[1]

He was created 1st Baron Mount Eagle, of Westport, co. Mayo [Ireland] on 10 September 1760.[1] He was created 1st Viscount Westport, of Westport, co. Mayo [Ireland] on 24 August 1768.[1] He was created 1st Earl of Altamont, co. Mayo [Ireland] on 4 December 1771.[1]

He lived at Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.[1]

Children of John Browne, 1st Earl of Altamont and Anne Gore

  • 1. George Browne+
  • 2. James Browne d. 1790
  • 3. Henry Browne d. Mar 1812
  • 4. John Browne
  • 5. Peter Browne, 2nd Earl of Altamont+ b. c 1731, d. 28 Dec 1780
  • 6. Rt. Hon. Arthur Browne b. 1731, d. 21 Jul 1779
  • 7. Lady Anne Browne+ b. c 1740, d. 21 Feb 1815

Citations

  • 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 113. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
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John Browne, 1st Earl of Altamont's Timeline

1709
1709
1729
December, 1729
Age 20
1731
1731
Age 22
1731
Age 22
1776
July 4, 1776
Age 67
July 7, 1776
Age 67
Westport, County Mayo, Connacht, Ireland
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