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Elizabeth Brown (Greenleaf)

Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Captain Edmund Greenleaf and Sarah Greenleaf
Wife of Giles Badger and Richard Brown, of Newbury
Mother of Sgt. John Badger; Giles Badger; Elizabeth Webster; Richard Brown; Edmund Brown and 2 others
Sister of John Greenleaf; Enoch Greenleaf; Samuel Greenleaf; Enoch Greenleaf; Sarah Hilton and 4 others

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About Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Greenleaf was christened 16 Jan 1622 [1] St. Margaret's, Ipswich, Suffolk, England and died on an unknown date. She was living in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1668.

Parents:  Edmund Greenleaf (1574-1670) [2] & Sarah Moore(1588-1662)[3] 


  1. on 1635 in Massachusetts to Giles Badger (1610-1648). [4,5]  He was the son of John Badger Jr. and Anne Greenway. 
  2. on 16 Feb 1648 in Newbury, Massachusetts to Richard Browne (1607-1661) as his second wife; he was married to Edith unknown first.

Children of Giles Badger & Elizabeth Greenleaf:

  1. John Badger b. 30 Jun 1643, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.  married (1) Hannah Sweet (2) Elizabeth Hayden. [5]

Children of Richard Brown(e) and Elizabeth Badger: 

  1. Elizabeth Brown(e), b. 29 Mar 1649, Newbury, Massachusetts
  2. Richard Brown(e), b. 18 Feb 1650, Newbury, Massachusetts
  3. Edmund Brown(e), b. 17 Jul 1654, Newbury, Massachusetts
  4. Sarah Brown(e), b. 07 Sep 1657, Newbury, Massachusetts
  5. Mary Brown(e), b. 07 Sep 1657, Newbury, Massachusetts

Notes from Cummins:

  1. "baptismal date,according to the custom of the time, would likely be about eight days after her birth."
  2. Elizabeth named in his will as "his daughter Browne, widow."
  3.  The Giles Badger book calls her Sarah Dole.
  4. Came to Massachusetts from England in 1634 with Captain Edmund Greenleaf's family aboard the "Mary and John.". Most likely Giles Badger was on the same ship along with his brothers.
  5. One son listed (unnamed) in will of Giles Badger dated 29 June 1647. The History of Coventry, CT lists two, pg 85. 


  • Periodical-The Essex Antiquarian. Vol. XIII, p.168 "Descendants of Richard Brown of Newbury". Accessed March 22 2017. page 168
  •  34. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Genealogical Publishing Co., I, II, III, and IV; 1986.
  •  [S1402] Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson.
  • [S1410] Ancestral File™, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)).
  • [S135] Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750 (Frederick Adams Virkus), Virkus, Frederick Adams, ((Chicago:IL, The Institute of American Genealogy, 1929); (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986)), p. 34 (Reliability: 3).
  • Anderson's Great Migration Project, "Richard Brown" sketch (attached).


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Elizabeth Brown's Timeline

January 16, 1622
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
January 16, 1622
Ipswich, Suffolk , England
January 16, 1622
St. Margaret, England
June 30, 1643
Age 21
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
May 29, 1649
Age 27
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
February 18, 1651
Age 29
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
July 17, 1654
Age 32
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
September 7, 1657
Age 35
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts