About George Brown, of Newbury
George Brown(e) (born about 1613) came to America with his brother Richard and Richard's wife on the ship “Mary and John” which sailed from Southhampton, England 24 Mar 1633/34. His brother Michael and father (unnamed) remained in England. He wrote his will on 6 May 1642 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
George Brown frequently mentions his wife in his will but not by name. There is no marriage of a woman surnamed Brown/Browne in the Newbury records soon after August 1642 who might have been George's widow.
6 May 1642 
(George Browne bequeathed to "my loving wife my house and land with all my household goods" and a cow; to "my brother Richard Browne my wearing clothes and tools"; to "Richard Littleale" 20s. out of the rent of the mill; "to my father and to my brother Michael" 20s. apiece paid out of the mill, "but if god by his providence bring them into this land" then they to have £6 apiece, or if only one comes, then "he shall receive twelve pounds and if afterward the other come then he shall repay to him six pounds"; to "all my bretheren and sisters besides" 12d. out of the mill; to "Joseph Browne son of my brother Richard Browne my share of the Mill [at] Salisbury with the land belonging to it" at age eighteen; "my brother Richard Browne" executor; my two friends Richard Knight and Thomas Macye" overseers; "if my wife be with child, that then my former will shall be void" and then she to receive house, land and all the rest and to give it to "my child" when it comes to eighteen years old; to "my wife the swine and my shirts except one and my bands except three and a hat and a pair of shoes," she to pay debts "which I owe to Richard Littaele and John Bishopp and to Henry Fay and to John Lowle and Mrs. Goodale and Mrs. Oliver", to "my wife my Bible"; if my father and my brother Michael come not, then my two nephews [sic] Margery and Josua shall have that which my father and brother should have" [ILR 1:5; EPR 1:22-23].
The inventory of the estate of George Browne of Newbury, taken 1 August 1642, totalled £52 6s. 10d., of which £32 was real estate: "a house and four acres of ground with an acre & half of corn on it," £12; and "his share in a mill at Salisbury," £20 [ILR 1:6; EPR 1:23].
- [S1593] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. I 1634-35, p.419.
- [S1593] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. I 1634-35, p.418.
- [S1593] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. I 1634-35, pp.418/419.
George!!!!! I think??? Dob: about 1610 in Malford, Southampton, England. United Kingdom. DoD: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Father Mr. Browne Mother Mrs. Browne Citing record: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints, “International Genealogical Index (IGI),’database, FamilySeardh(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:9KKY-RSW : accessed 2017-04-07). Entry for George Browne