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Dorothy Browne

Also Known As: "Beauchamp"
Birthplace: Somerset, England
Death: Died in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of FNU Beauchamp and LNU Beauchamp
Wife of John Browne, of Rehoboth
Mother of Mary Willett; Ens. John Browne; Lieut. James Brown; William Browne 1628 – and Thomas Browne 1632 –

Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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About Dorothy Browne

  • Dorothy
  • Birth: 1583 - Suffolk, England
  • Death: Jan 27 1673 - Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
  • Buried: 29 January 1673/74 Ancient Little Neck Cemetery
  • Husband: John Browne, Sr.

AKA: Dorothy Beauchamp Kent

Children of Dorothy Beauchamp ? and John Brown Sr.

  1. James Brown+ d. 29 Oct 1710
  2. Mary Brown+ d. 8 Jan 1669/70
  3. John Brown Jr.+ b. 1627, d. 1662


Sailed to America with all family on "Lyon"

Dorothy was buried in the "Viall Burial Ground", formerly known as the "Brown Burial Ground", on the "Little Neck" in Wannamoisett, at the head of Bullock's Cove, within the limits of Wannamoisett which her husband John had purchased from the Indians; also within the bounds of Ancient Swansea [Bosworth Genealogy, Vol. II, p. 140].

She died at age 90.

From Find A Grave Memorial# 19136966 by Kevin Avery:

Dorothy Browne's will was written on Dec 17,1668 and proved on Mar 29,1674. It names daughter Mary Willett, deceased granddaughter Sarah Elliot, son James Browne, grandsons John Browne, Joseph Browne, and Nathaniel Browne, granddaughter Dorothy Browne, daughters-in-law Dorothy Browne and Lydia Browne, and granddaughters Lydia Browne and Anna Browne.

Some sources incorrectly attribute to this couple a daughter Hannah (Browne) Mead, wife of John Mead. But this is based on a supposed, and unproven, remarriage of Dorothy to a William Potter. William Potter acquired the share of the property of a John Brown (of Watertown,MA) who died in 1636, not the John Browne Sr who died in 1662 who was the husband of this Dorothy. Therefore, Hannah Brown Mead is the daughter of a different John Brown, one that was of Watertown,MA and who also had a wife named Dorothy


  1. [S73] The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. XIX. p. 22.
  2. [S182] Elizabeth Cabot & James Jackson Putnam Putnam, Jackson ancestors and descendants, p. 17.
  3. [S73] The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. XVIII. p. 94.


  1. Dorythie Beachamp & John Browne. Marriage: Dec 22 1611 Saint James, Clerkenwell, London, England. Wife: Dorythie Beachamp. Husband: John Browne. Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00141-1 . System Origin: England-ODM
  2. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal ..., Volume 1 edited by Ellery Bicknell Crane. Page 38-39. "His wife Dorothy died in 1674."


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Dorothy Browne's Timeline

Somerset, England
March 24, 1616
Age 33
Plymouth, Devon, , England
Age 37
Hawkedon, Suffolk, England
Age 49
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
January 27, 1674
Age 91
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
January 29, 1674
Age 91
East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
June 30, 1934
Age 91
August 7, 1934
Age 91