John Brown, of Hawkedon & Watertown

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John Browne, Sr.

Birthplace: Hawkedon, Suffolk, England
Death: before June 20, 1636
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of John Browne, of Hawkedon and Margaret Browne
Husband of Dorothy Browne
Father of John Browne "the Scotchman"; Lieut. James Brown; Hannah Potter; William Browne and Mary Browne
Brother of Mary White; Peter Browne; Edmund Browne; Isabell Browne; Richard Browne and 1 other

Occupation: Baker
Managed by: John Ryan Horan
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About John Brown, of Hawkedon & Watertown


John Brown, baptized at Hawkedon, October 11, 1601, son of John, elder brother of Richard Browne, arrived in the "Lion," September 16, 1632; settled in Watertown; was admitted freeman September 3, 1634, and was buried June 20, 1636, age 36.

By wife Dorothy, he had

  1. John, Birth 11 Oct 1631, Hawkedon,Suffolk,England. Married Hester Makepeace. [2]
  2. Hannah, born September 8, 1634.
  3. Mary, born March 24, 1635-6.[1]


FROM NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES by William Richard Cutter John Brown born Oct 11, 1601 in Hakendon, England, son of John Brown arrived in New England in the ship LION 16 Sept 1632 and settled in Watertown, Mass where he was admitted a freeman Sept. 3, 1634. He was buried there 20 June, 1636. His wife was named Dorothy and most of their children were born in England.


  1. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, by Henry Bond, 1855, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts. Index BROWNE (Brown) - 118 727
  2. Bond THE HISTORY OF WATERTOWN "Brown, John, 1362 arrived 16 Sept at Boston from London on the LION. He was freeman 3 Sept 1667 and died 20 June 1967"



He married Dorothy Kent.

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John Brown, of Hawkedon & Watertown's Timeline

October 11, 1601
Hawkedon, Suffolk, England
October 11, 1601
Hawkedon, Suffolk, England
Age 29
Age 30
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
September 8, 1634
Age 32
Watertown, Massachusetts

Hannah Browne
in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Hannah Browne
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1634
Birth Place: Watertown, Massachusetts
Father Name: John Browne
Mother Name: Dority Browne
Source Information Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
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March 24, 1636
Age 34
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
June 20, 1636
Age 34
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 20, 1636
Age 34
Burial: Unknown

Info on the dates on seems to be off.

Birth: Apr., 1598
Tring, England
Death: Jun., 1636
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Baptized Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, 23 April 1598, son of Edmund and Mary (Cramphorne) Brown.
Buried at Watertown 20 June 1636 "aged 36 years." Came from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1632 on the "Lyon" & settled in Watertown.
Married by 1634 Dorothy _____ (she was named in the birth record of both daughters, and in the death record of her husband); probably married (2) William Potter of Watertown, who moved in 1645 to Stamford.
John Brown was brother of ABRAHAM BROWN of Watertown, of Edmund Brown of Boston by 1634, and almost certainly of Hannah, the wife of MATTHEW INES.

Family links:
Dorothy Brown Potter (____ - 1673)

Hannah Brown Mead (1634 - 1700)*

*Calculated relationship


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Record added: Apr 18, 2009
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Age 34
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA