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Ann Browne (Belwood)

Birthplace: Probably Belton, Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Snelston, Derbyshire, England
Immediate Family:

Wife of Sir John Browne, Lord Mayor of London;Lord Montague and Sir John Browne, Lord Mayor of London
Mother of Thomas Browne and Sir William Browne, Lord Mayor of London
Sister of Thomas Belwood

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About Ann Browne

Ann Belwood married John Browne, a Lord Mayor of London.

Her will of 1503 is quite comprehensive and mentions her family in some depth.

She asked her "well beloved brother Thomas to "pray for her soul". She also bequeathed a sum owed to her by her brother, Thomas, to his son, another Thomas, who had been apprentice to a John Hofyer, mercer, his brother, John, who was with a Dr Hutton, and a sum to their sister, Katherine.

The will was dated 12 Jan. 1503 and proved 4 March 1504, Ann was the sister of Thomas Belwood, of Belton, Lincolnshire. She is doubtless the “Dame Anne Browne” mentioned among a group of persons asked to pray for his soul in the 1487 will of her son William’s father-in-law, Edmund Shaa. In the 1501 will of her son Thomas she is called “my singuler good Lady and moder Dame Anne Browne,” and 20 shillings are left to “Sr Henry Beaw my moders chapeleynd, to pray for my soule.” In her own will, in which she refers to herself as “Anne Browne, widow, late the wife of Sr John Brown Knyght, citizen … and alderman of London,” she mentions “the p’sshe church off Belton in the countie of Lincoln wher I was christened,” and refers to her son Thomas Browne, her son William Browne, her “wellbeloved brother Thomas Belwoode,” of Belton, his children Thomas,[10] John, Elizabeth Lounde, and Kateryne Belwood, her “wellbeloved sister Isabell Bellenap,” her “cosyn Margaret Haydok, widowe,” her “cosyn Dame Agneys Haydok, nonne [nun],” and her “cosyn Dame Jane Malet, nonne, of Ormesby in the Countie of Lincoln.”

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Ann Browne's Timeline

Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, England
Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, England
Age 26
London, London, , England
Age 57
Snelston, Derbyshire, England
Age 61
Snelston, Derbyshire, England