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Anne Browne (Barne)

Also Known As: "Lovelace"
Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Woolwich, Kent, England
Death: May 22, 1633 (46)
London, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Barne, Knight and Anne Barne
Wife of Sir William Lovelace, of Woolrich and Jonathan Brown
Mother of Anne Gorsuch; Thomas Lovelace; Richard Lovelace; Francis Lovelace; Joanna (Johanna) Lovelace and 3 others
Sister of Sir William Barne, Kt., of Woolwich; George Barne; Robert Barne, of Great Grimsby; Miles Barne and John Barne

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About Anne Browne

7. Anne Barne5. Born about 1590. Died 1633. Married 1st Sir William Lovelace, the younger; married and Dr. Jonathan Browne.

Anne Barne5 (George1, George2, George3, William4). She was apparently born between 1587 and 1592. She is named in the will of her uncle Francis Barne, dated 1629, as "my neece my Lady Lovelesse" to whom he leaves forty shillings for a ring (see ante). She married first, apparently about 1610, Sir William Lovelace, the younger, knight, of Bethersden and Woolwich, Kent, the son of Sir William Lovelace, the elder, knight, of Bethersden, and his wife Elizabeth Aucher, by whom she had issue five sons and three daughters, Richard Lovelace the poet, Thomas Lovelace, Francis Lovelace, governor of New York, William Lovelace, Dudley Lovelace, Anne Lovelace married the Rev. John Gorsuch, Joana Lovelace married Robert Caesar, and Elizabeth Lovelace married Daniel Hayne. Sir William Lovelace died 12 August, 1627.

His widow Anne (Barne) Lovelace married secondly Di*. Jonathan Browne. Crisp gives the date of this marriage as 20 January, 1630, and says that the marriage took place at Greenwich (Visitation of England and Wales; Notes; vii; 121-9). By her second husband she had a daughter Anne Browne who married prior to 8 April, 1645, Herbert Crofte, S. T. P. and D. D. Dr. Jonathan Browne was dean of Hereford in 1636 and canon of Westminster in 1639.

Sir William Lovelace, the younger, had by his wife Anne Barne eight children, five sons and three daughters who reached maturity, and whose names are known. As neither the parish register of Betheraden nor of Woolwich covering this period are in existence, the exact dates of baptism or birth of most of the children cannot be determined. Anne was certainly the eldest child; Richard the poet was the eldest son and be-came the proprietor of Lovelace Place. The wills show that Thomas, Francis and William were respectively the second, third and fourth sons. The inquisition shows that Joan was the "child to be born" named in Sir William's will, dated 15 July, 1622; Elizabeth, not named in her father's will, was the youngest daughter, and Dudley, or as he styled himself, Dudley-Posthuums,was the youngest child and born after August 12, 1627, the date of his father's death. It will be noted that the only children named in the inquisition are those who under their father's will were to receive land or legacies chargeable against land. The inquisition settles a point of no little general interest-the exact date of birth of Richard Lovelace, the poet.


  1. "Virginia Historical Magazine", Virginia magazine of history and biography, p. 123
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Anne Browne's Timeline

February 2, 1587
Woolwich, Kent, England
Age 22
Lovelace, Kent, England
Age 26
Kent, England, United Kingdom
December 6, 1617
Age 30
Bethersden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 33
Deal, Kent, United Kingdom
Age 34
Woolwich, Kent, England
Age 37
Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 37
Woolwich,Kent, England
Age 39
Kent, England, United Kingdom