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John Browne

Birthplace: Horley or Spexhall, Suffolk, England
Death: April 1546 (33-42)
West Hoathly, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Browne and Anes Browne
Husband of Jone Browne
Father of Thomazine Glanville; Thomas Browne; Nicholas Browne; Richard Browne; Henry Browne and 5 others

Managed by: Andrew Dean Kemp
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About John Browne, of West Hoathly

JOHN1 BROWNE was born in 1514 in Spexhall, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom[33], and died between 1543 and April 1546 in Horley, Surrey, England[2]. He married MRS. JANE BROWNE, who was born circa 1502[30]. [21]

9 Children:

  • + 2 i. WILLIAM2 BROWNE, b. on 1 Feb. 1533/4 in Horley, d. on 14 Nov. 1613 in Horley; m. (1) MAGDALENE ELSICK in 1560 in Horley; m. (2) MARGARET BONNYK on 16 Oct. 1604.
  • 3 ii. THOMAS, b. circa 1544.
  • 4 iii. NICHOLAS, b. circa 1544.
  • 5 iv. RICHARD, b. circa 1544.
  • 6 v. HENRY, b. circa 1544.
  • 7 vi. ANDREW, b. circa 1544.
  • 8 vii. CATHERINE, b. circa 1544.
  • 9 viii. MARGARET, b. circa 1544.
  • 10 ix. JONE, b. circa 1544.


Will of John Browne (dated 30 April 1546) of West Hoathly, Sussex

For those who are interested the family of the son Thomas (who bought West
Hoathly manor, previously rented by his father) is given in "The Story Of A Forest Village, West Hoathly" by Ursula Ridley Published by The Friends of The Priest House, West Hoathly 1971. Although this is a dramatised account, the persona have been well researched.

The son William is said to be the William (-1613), vicar of Horley, Surrey and m 1560 Magdalene, possibly surnamed Elsick. He was father of Joseph Browne (-1633), vicar of Rusper, whose Will I have given here previously, and this Joseph was father of William Browne (-1649/50) who emigrated to Long Island, New York and left issue there.


Will of John Browne of West Hoathly, Register A1, f. 143 [FHL #97,231][4][5]

In the name of god ame[n] [the] last day of Apreell 1546 in the 38 yere of the Reaygn of o[u]r sov[ereign] lord henry the viii by the grace & c I John Browne of Westhothle in the Count[y] of Sussex beyng seke of body & hole of mynd & good reme[m]brance thanks be to god do make & orden my pr[e]sent test[ament] first I bequeth my sole to almyghte god & to o[u]r blessed lady St Mary & all the holy co[m]pany of hevyn & my body to be buried in the church yerd of Westhothle It[em] I bequeth to the hye altar there iiij d It' I bequeth to o[u]r mother church of Chichester ij d It' I will have at my buryeng iij mass[e]s w't bread & drynke for poore people It' I bequeath to have at lyke wyse at my mo[n]ths day and twelvemo[n]ths day iij mass[e]s & bread & drynke for poore people It' I bequeth to Nicholas my son the stocke in Thom[a]s Haukyns [ot Hankyns] hands of Fletching w't the Newtyie Itm' I wyll to the same Nicholas v marks w't in one yere after the decease of Jone my wiff It' I bequeth to Ric' my son v l' w'tin one year aft[e]r the decease of Jone my wiff It' I bequeth to herry my son xl s to be paid when he is xix years old if he fayle before he is xix yers old to remayne to the exec' It' I bequeth to Will'm my son iiii marks to be paid to hym at the age of xx [sic] yers old if the said Will'm fayls before he is xx yers old to remayne to the exec' It' I bequeth to Katheryn my dowght[er] v marks to be paid to her mariage It' I bequeth to Margaret my dowght[er] v marks to be paid to her mariage It'[em] I bequeth to Jone my dowght[er] v marks to be paid to her mariage & if any of these my dowghters happen to fayle before they mary that then there porcions to remayne w't the exec' to dispose it at their pleasure It' I will to Jone my wiff her chamber & the hole howsehold stoff at her pleasure to dispose it The resydew of my goods unbequethed my detts paid the & my will fulfilled I give to Jone my wiff & Thom[a]s my son whom I orden & make my lawfull exec' It' I will & bequeth my farme that is to say my lease in the p[ar]sonage to Jone my wiff & Thom[a]s my son, if it happen that Jone my wiff doo dye before the lease shall be endyd then I gyve & bequeth the resydew of the yers of her p[ar]te to Andrew my son witnesse hereunto John bryan Walter feldwyke & Thom[a]s Wyllard w' other & the said John browne dyd write the wyll & s[u]bscribed his name [6]


Generation Two

2. WILLIAM2 BROWNE (John1), son of (1) John1 and Mrs. Jane (BROWNE) BROWNE, was born on 1 Feb. 1533/4 in Horley[2, 29], died on 14 Nov. 1613 in Horley[2] and was buried on 16 Nov. 1613 in Horley[2]. He married (1st) in Horley, in 1560, MAGDALENE ELSICK[31], who was born in 1538 in Horley[2, 27], died on 7 Sept. 1604 in Horley[2, 24], and was buried on 7 Sept. 1604 in Horley. He married (2nd) on 16 Oct. 1604, MARGARET BONNYK, who was born circa 1540. [1, 20]

Pastor Of The Parish Church In Horley For 50 Years -

Children of: William2 BROWNE and Magdalene ELSICK:

11 i. PHOEBE3 BROWNE, b. circa 1560 in Rusper, Sussex, England.

12 ii. JOSEPH BROWNE, b. in 1562 in Horley, Essex, England, d. on 15 Oct. 1633 in Rusper.

married (Mrs.) Elizabeth Stone 12 Feb 1606/07, Rusper, Sussex, England -

+ 13 iii. EDWARD, b. in 1570 in Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England, d. on 24 Jan. 1649 in Inkberrow; m. (WK-2) JANE LIDE.

14 iv. SARAH BROWNE, b. in 1569 in Horley, Essex.

+ 15 v. BENJAMIN, b. on 12 Oct. 1571 in Horley, Surrey, d. on 28 Aug. 1638; m. SARAH LECHFORD on 8 Oct. 1596 in Horley, Surrey.

Generation Three

13. EDWARD3 BROWNE (William2, John1), son of (2) William2 and Magdalene (ELSICK) BROWNE, was born in 1570 in Inkberrow[17], and died on 24 Jan. 1649 in Inkberrow[7]. He married (WK-2) JANE LIDE, daughter of (WK-1) Thomas and Jane (GIBBS) LEIDS, who was born circa 1578 in Inkberrow[5], and died in Inkberrow[6]. [16, 17]

I suspect the connection to Horley, which appears on various sites and in the Ancestral File, is actually in error. I have so far found no source of this supposed connection. This individual has alternate parents in the database:

(GH-1) Peter and Martha (FORD) (BROWN) (FORD) BROWN


16 i. ANNE MARBURY4 BROWN, b. circa 1595, d. on 4 Dec. 1669 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, United States.

Frances, Samuel Thomas and Edward Hutchinson are mentioned in Adam Hawkes will . Possibly children from her first marriage?? - NLP

+ 17 ii. NICHOLAS, b. in 1601 in Inkberrow Parish, Worcestershire, d. on 5 April 1673 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) ELIZABETH.

18 iii. LYDIA BROWNE, b. circa 1602 in Inkberrow.

19 iv. PRESERVE, b. in 1604 in Inkberrow.

20 v. PRESERVE BROWN, b. in 1604 in Inkberrow.

15. BENJAMIN3 BROWNE (William2, John1), son of (2) William2 and Magdalene (ELSICK) BROWNE, was born on 12 Oct. 1571 in Horley, Surrey[25], died on 28 Aug. 1638[20] and was buried on 28 Aug. 1638 in Ifield, Sussex[20]. He married in Horley, Surrey, on 8 Oct. 1596, SARAH LECHFORD[20], who was born circa 1575 in Charlewood, Surrey[1]. [1, 20]


+ 21 i. SARAH4, b. on 24 Aug. 1600 in Ifield; m. (AJY-2) PARDON JOHN TILLINGHAST on 26 Nov. 1622 in Streat, Sussex.

Generation Four

17. NICHOLAS4 BROWNE (Edward3, William2, John1), son of (13) Edward3 and (WK-2) Jane (LIDE) BROWNE, was born in 1601 in Inkberrow Parish[4], and died on 5 April 1673 in Reading[3, 16]. He married (1st) in England, ELIZABETH, who died on 1 Nov. 1674 in Reading[28]. [4, 16, 17]


From the History of New Hampshire, p. 1560: (I) Nicholas Browne, son of Edward Browne, of Inkburrow, Worcestershire, England, settled first at Lynn, Massachusetts, and early removed from there to Reading, where he appears to have owned two places. He was a man of comfortables means as appears from the fact of his sending his son John, in 1660, to England to look after certain property, to which he had become heir. He died in 1673. His wife's name was Elizabeth, and their children were, John, Edward, Joseph, Cornelius, Joshua and perhaps Elizabeth.

From A Genealogical Dictionary or The first Settlers of New England showing Three Generations or Those who came Before May, 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register by James Savage, Vol 1, p 272:

Nicholas, Lynn 1630, as Lewis Conjectured, but I think 7 years too early, son of Edward, of Inkberrow, 8 miles from Droitwich, Worcestershire; freeman 7 Sept. 1638, rep. 1641, removed to Reading 1644, and died April 5, 1673. His eldest son John went in 1660 to England, but came back and was excor. of the will of 29 March 1673, made by his father pro. 17 June following in which with Elizabeth and other children Josiah; Edward born August 15, 1640; Elizabeth and Joseph, 10 December 1647;possibly another Sarah, 26 June 1650 are mentioned

"There is a lot of speculation on Thomas' father but this information was the best documented. He married Elizabeth Lyde in England and is supposed to have arrived in America in the spring of 1630 on one of the eleven ships in the Winthrop fleet.

One of the problems in listing Thomas as Nicholas' son comes from the fact that some sources list him as being born in Lynn. Other sources, however, say that he was born in England and accompanied his father, Nicholas, to America from England. He should not be confused with the Thomas Browne from Malford, weaver, who came over about 1635. Our Thomas would have been only 7 then. Thus Thomas, born in England, would not have been listed in the Essex Co, Mass. records and could easily have been overlooked as a son of Nicholas.

Another problem is that when Nicholas inherited his maternal grandfather's property in England, "he gave power of his eldest son John Browne bound for England to call William Rand to account for the shops, houses and lands belonging to him as next heir of the Lides." Which Rand recovered by a former power of attorney from Nicholas Browne. Somehow John was named the eldest son. Maybe, an assumption on the clerk's part or to give him more leverage. Perhaps there was no elder son, Thomas, but then there is this.

Nicholas and family were among 1700 people who sailed in the Winthrop fleet from Southampton in spring 1630. Nicholas and three other men from the fleet moved to the Lynn area, one of whom was Thomas Newhall, our Thomas Browne's father-in-law." - says b. 1601, Of,Inkburrow Parish,Worcestershire,England, d. 16 Nov 1694, Reading,Middx,Massachusetts,United States

BALLARD, William, came in the Mary and John, March 26, 1634. William, husbandman, ae. 32, with [wife] Mary, ae. 26, [ch.] Hester, ae. 2, and John, ae. 1, came in the James in July, 1635. Mr. William appointed by the Gen. Court magistrate at Salem in 1638. Propr. at Sal. and also at Lynn. His children had lands assigned them at Reading In 1644. Mr. William, of Lynn, failed to make a will, but told Nicholas Browne and Gerard Spencer, Jr., that he wished half his est. to go to his wife, and the rest to be divided amongst his children. Test 1 (1) [1639]. [Suf. Prob.] John deposed 29 (4) 1655, ae. about 21 years, regarding his bro. Jenckes, in whose service he was. - Pioneers in Massachusetts, p.30;

BROWN, BROWNE, Nicholas, mariner, sent power of attorney 24 (10) 1649 for collection of

rents etc. at Moreton Underhill [Birtsmor-ton?] co. Worcester. [A.] - Pioneers in Massachusetts, p.72b [not sure this is my Nicholas - NPH]

There is a Nicholas Browne who died in Dover in 1648. Perhaps this is the Nicholas Brown, son of the Pilgrim who some people confuse with my Nicholas Browne - NPH

Children of: Nicholas4 BROWNE and Elizabeth:

+ 22 i. THOMAS5 BROWNE SR., b. circa 1628 in Inkberrow, d. on 28 Aug. 1693 in Lynn; m. (ABQ-7) MARY NEWHALL in 1652 in Lynn.

+ 23 ii. CORNELIUS BROWNE, b. in 1632 in Malford, Worcestershire, d. in 1701 in Ipswich, Essex Co.; m. SARAH LAMSON on 6 March 1664/5 in Reading.

24 iii. JOHN, b. circa 1634 in Malford, d. on 12 March 1717 in Reading; m. (1) ELIZABETH BULKLEY circa Jan. 1680; m. (2) ANNE FISK; m. (3) REBECCA SPAGUE.

JOHN BROWN, son of NICHOLAS BROWNE and ELIZABETH ?: From James Savage (see Nicholas for full): John, Reading, eldest son of Nicholas, married Ann, daughter of Rev. John Fiske, wh. died May 30, 1681, had Ann, Brown 1678; and he married 1682, second wife Elizabeth, widow of Reverand Joseph Emerson of Mendon and she died September 4, 1693, aged 55. He married third wife Rebecca, widow of lieutenant Samuel Sprague of Malden, who survived him and died July 8, 1710, aged 76. He, instead of that former John of Reading may have been the representative or captain or both

+ 25 iv. JOSIAH, b. in 1642 in Lynn, d. on 29 Jan. 1690 in Reading; m. MARY FELLOWS on 23 Nov. 1666 in Reading.

26 v. EDWARD BROWN, b. on 15 Aug. 1640 in Reading, d. on 26 April 1685 in Reading; m. SARAH DIX circa 1660.

27 vi. ELIZABETH (TWIN), b. on 10 Dec. 1647 in Reading, d. on 27 Feb. 1697; m. HANNANIAH PARKER in 1683 of Reading.

28 vii. JOSEPH (TWIN), b. on 10 Dec. 1647 in Reading, d. on 16 Oct. 1723; m. ELIZABETH BANCROFT circa 1667 of Reading.

29 viii. JANE BROWN, b. in 1645, d. in 1719 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, United States; m. JAMES BABCOCK circa 1645 of Reading.

30 ix. SARAH BROWNE, b. on 28 June 1650 in Reading, d. in 1696; m. ROBERT BURNAP circa 1670 of Reading.

31 x. MARY BROWN, b. in 1653 in Malford, d. in 1707; m. THOMAS UPHAM circa 1673 of Reading.

+ 32 xi. MEHITABLE BROWN, b. circa 1656 in Reading, d. in 1735; m. (AKO-1) JOHN TOWNSEND on 23 April 1690 in Lynn.

Child of: Nicholas4 BROWNE:

33 i. ANTHONY5 BROWN, b. circa 1630.

21. SARAH4 BROWNE (Benjamin3, William2, John1), daughter of (15) Benjamin3 and Sarah (LECHFORD) BROWNE, was born on 24 Aug. 1600 in Ifield[1], and died between 1629 and 1710. She married in Streat, on 26 Nov. 1622, (AJY-2) PARDON JOHN TILLINGHAST, son of (AJY-1) John and Alice (PARDON) TILLINGHAST, who was born on 29 Jan. 1600 in Streat, and died circa 1665. [1, 20]

Children: See (AJY-2) Pardon John TILLINGHAST

Generation Five

22. THOMAS5 BROWNE SR. (Nicholas4, Edward3, William2, John1), son of (17) Nicholas4 and Elizabeth BROWNE, was born circa 1628 in Inkberrow[10], and died on 28 Aug. 1693 in Lynn[9]. He married in Lynn, in 1652, (ABQ-7) MARY NEWHALL, daughter of (ABQ-2) Thomas and Mary Jane (PENDLETON) NEWHALL, who was born circa 1637 in Lynn[9], and died after 1700 in Newbury, Essex Co. [12, 14, 18]


34 i. THOMAS6, b. on 1 Jan. 1653 in Lynn, d. on 27 Dec. 1723 in Lynn; m. HANNAH COLLINS on 8 Feb. 1677.

35 ii. JOHN, b. in 1666 in Lynn, d. in 1729 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, United States.

+ 36 iii. THOMAS BROWN, JR., b. on 1 Jan. 1654 in Lynn, d. on 27 Dec. 1723 in Stonington; m. HANNAH COLLINS on 8 Feb. 1677 in Lynn.

37 iv. MARY, b. on 10 Dec. 1655 in Lynn, d. on 18 March 1662.

38 v. SARAH, b. on 20 July 1657 in Lynn, d. on 1 July 1658.

39 vi. JOSEPH, b. on 16 Nov. 1658 in Lynn, d. on 22 Jan. 1680 in Lynn; m. SARAH JONES on 22 Dec. 1680 in Lynn.

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. -

40 vii. SARAH BROWNE, b. on 13 Aug. 1660 in Lynn, d. on 11 Feb. 1662.

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. -

41 viii. JONATHAN, b. on 12 April 1662 in Lynn, d. on 12 July 1666.

+ 42 ix. JOHN BROWN, b. in 1664 in Lynn, d. in 1739; m. ELIZABETH MINER in Oct. 1692 in Stonington.

43 x. MARY, b. on 28 June 1666 in Lynn, d. on 14 May 1757 in Gloucester, Essex Co.; m. THOMAS NORWOOD on 24 Aug. 1685 in Lynn.

44 xi. JONATHAN, b. on 24 Nov. 1668 in Lynn, d. in 1693.

+ 45 xii. ELEAZER, b. on 4 June 1670 in Lynn, d. on 30 Nov. 1734 in Stonington; m. (ADG-16) ANN PENDLETON on 18 Oct. 1693 in Westerly.

46 xiii. EBENEZER, b. on 16 May 1672 in Lynn, d. in 1700 in Lynn.

47 xiv. THOMAS BROWN, b. circa 1672.

48 xv. DANIEL, b. on 24 April 1673 in Lynn.

49 xvi. JOHN BROWN, b. circa 1674.

50 xvii. ANNE, (TWIN), b. on 4 Jan. 1674/5 in Lynn, d. on 7 Jan. 1674/5 in Lynn.

51 xviii. GRACE (TWIN), b. on 4 Feb. 1674 in Lynn, d. on 7 Feb. 1674 in Lynn.

52 xix. DANIEL, b. on 1 Feb. 1676 in Lynn; m. MARY SALTER on 8 June 1710 in Lynn.

23. CORNELIUS5 BROWNE (Nicholas4, Edward3, William2, John1), son of (17) Nicholas4 and Elizabeth BROWNE, was born in 1632 in Malford[32], and died in 1701 in Ipswich[23]. He married in Reading, on 6 March 1664/5, SARAH LAMSON, who was born circa 1636 in Malford, and died on 4 Oct. 1683. [21]

Reading, s. of Nicholas of the same - A Genealogical Dictionary of First settlers of New England, James Savage,p. 265


53 i. NICHOLAS6 BROWNE, b. on 7 April 1666 in Reading, d. on 25 May 1666 in Reading.

54 ii. CORNELIUS BROWNE, b. on 3 June 1667 in Reading; bur. on 28 June 1743 in Ipswich.

55 iii. SARAH BROWNE, b. on 23 Dec. 1668 in Reading, d. on 12 Jan. 1669 in Reading.

56 iv. SARAH BROWN, b. on 21 April 1670 in Reading.

57 v. JOHN BROWNE, b. on 8 Aug. 1671 in Reading, d. in 1674.

58 vi. HANNAH BROWNE, b. on 14 April 1673 in Reading, d. on 30 May 1673 in Reading.

59 vii. ABIGAIL BROWNE, b. on 5 April 1674 in Reading, d. on 6 Aug. 1674 in Reading.

60 viii. SAMUEL BROWNE, b. on 13 Sept. 1675 in Reading.

61 ix. SUSANNAH BROWNE, b. on 5 March 1677 in Reading.

62 x. MARY BROWNE, b. on 1 Jan. 1678 in Reading.

63 xi. HANNAH BROWNE, b. on 28 Aug. 1680 in Reading.

64 xii. WILLIAM BROWNE, b. on 14 Feb. 1682 in Reading, d. on 2 May 1768.

25. JOSIAH5 BROWNE (Nicholas4, Edward3, William2, John1), son of (17) Nicholas4 and Elizabeth BROWNE, was born in 1642 in Lynn[26], and died on 29 Jan. 1690 in Reading[22]. He married in Reading, on 23 Nov. 1666, MARY FELLOWS, who was born circa 1634 in Malford. [21]

Marblehead 1668, was prob s. of Nicholas of Lynn, and m. 1666, as is said, Mary Fellows - A Genealogical Dictionary of First settlers of New England, James Savage, p. 273


65 i. ELIZABETH6 BROWN, b. on 27 June 1671 in Reading.

32. MEHITABLE5 BROWN (Nicholas BROWNE4, Edward3, William2, John1), daughter of (17) Nicholas4 and Elizabeth BROWNE, was born circa 1656 in Reading, and died in 1735[16]. She married in Lynn, on 23 April 1690, (AKO-1) JOHN TOWNSEND[16], who was born circa 1640 in Lynn[16], and died on 14 Dec. 1727 in Lynn[16]. [16]

Children: See (AKO-1) John TOWNSEND

Generation Six

36. THOMAS6 BROWN, JR. (Thomas BROWNE5, Nicholas4, Edward3, William2, John1), son of (22) Thomas5 Sr. and (ABQ-7) Mary (NEWHALL), was born on 1 Jan. 1654 in Lynn, and died on 27 Dec. 1723 in Stonington. He married in Lynn, on 8 Feb. 1677, HANNAH COLLINS of Lynn, who was born on 1 Feb. 1660. [10]

This individual has the following other parents in the Ancestral File:

Henry /COLLINS/ (AFN:8PV5-K1) and Unknown


66 i. SAMUEL7, b. on 8 Dec. 1678 in Stonington.

67 ii. HANNAH, b. on 5 Dec. 1680 in Stonington, d. on 3 March 1771.

68 iii. MARY, b. on 26 May 1683 in Stonington.

69 iv. SARAH, b. on 8 July 1686 in Stonington.

70 v. JERUSHA, b. on 25 Dec. 1688 in Stonington.

71 vi. SARAH, b. on 11 July 1689 in Stonington.

72 vii. THOMAS, b. on 14 Feb. 1692 in Stonington.

73 viii. ELIZABETH, b. on 9 May 1694 in Stonington.

74 ix. DANIEL, b. on 9 Oct. 1696 in Stonington, d. on 30 Aug. 1771.

75 x. PRISCILLA, b. on 30 Jan. 1699 in Stonington.

76 xi. HUMPHREY, b. on 16 Sept. 1701 in Stonington.

42. JOHN6 BROWN (Thomas BROWNE5, Nicholas4, Edward3, William2, John1), son of (22) Thomas5 Sr. and (ABQ-7) Mary (NEWHALL), was born in 1664 in Lynn, and died in 1739. He married in Stonington, in Oct. 1692, ELIZABETH MINER, who was born on 30 April 1674 in Stonington.


77 i. JOHN7, b. in July 1693 in Stonington, d. in April 1694.

78 ii. JONATHAN, b. on 15 March 1695 in Stonington.

79 iii. ELIZABETH, b. INT March 1696 (97 ()) in Stonington.

80 iv. HEPSIBETH, b. in Sept. 1699 in Stonington.

81 v. JOHN Of No. Castle, Westchester Co., New York, United States, b. in Dec. 1701 in Stonington.

82 vi. ICHABOD, b. on 12 March 1704 in Stonington.

83 vii. PRUDENCE, b. on 28 April 1709 in Stonington.

84 viii. JEDEDIAH, b. on 28 April 1709 in Stonington, d. on 15 Jan. 1732.

85 ix. MEHITABLE, b. on 28 Aug. 1712 in Stonington.

86 x. MARY, b. in Aug. 1716 in Stonington.

45. ELEAZER6 BROWNE (Thomas5, Nicholas4, Edward3, William2, John1), son of (22) Thomas5 Sr. and (ABQ-7) Mary (NEWHALL), was born on 4 June 1670 in Lynn[11], died on 30 Nov. 1734 in Stonington[14] and was buried in Cedar Swamp Cem., Stonington. He married in Westerly, on 18 Oct. 1693, (ADG-16) ANN PENDLETON[14], daughter of (ADG-6) Capt. James and (QE-21) Hannah (GOODENOW), who was born on 12 Nov. 1667 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, United States[13], and died before 1732[14]. [11, 13, 17]


+ 87 i. RUTH7, b. on 30 June 1714 in Stonington, d. on 20 May 1791 in Colchester, New London Co.; m. (AES-5) BENJAMIN RANDALL in 1733 in Stonington.

88 ii. JONATHAN BROWN, b. on 12 July 1694 in Lynn, d. on 2 Feb. 1756 in Stonington.

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. -

89 iii. JAMES, b. on 1 June 1696 in Lynn, d. on 2 Feb. 1756 in Stonington; m. ELIZABETH RANDALL on 5 May 1718 in Stonington.

90 iv. ELEAZER, b. on 4 May 1698 in Stonington, d. on 4 March 1725 in Stonington; m. (1) TEMPERANCE HOLMES in 1723; m. (2) MARY.

91 v. ANNAH BROWN, b. on 1 Feb. 1700 in Stonington, d. on 11 March 1766 in Stonington; m. THOMAS MAIN on 20 April 1720 in Stonington.

92 vi. EBENEZER, b. on 28 June 1702 in Stonington, d. on 4 March 1725 in Stonington; m. ELIZABETH MAIN on 5 April 1723.

93 vii. MARY, b. on 28 Nov. 1703 in Stonington, d. after 1727; m. WAITE PALMER.

94 viii. PATIENCE BROWN, b. on 28 Dec. 1704/7 in Stonington; m. CLEMENT NEFF on 12 Dec. 1735 in North Stonington, New London Co.

95 ix. HANNAH, b. on 12 Dec. 1705 in Stonington, d. on 4 Jan. 1727 in Stonington; m. WILLIAM WILCOX on 24 March 1725.

96 x. PATIENCE, b. on 26 Dec. 1707 in Stonington, d. after 1750 in Windham(Hampton), New London Co.; m. CLEMENT NEFF on 12 Dec. 1735.

97 xi. ABIGAIL BROWN, b. on 3 Feb. 1712 in Stonington, d. on 7 Dec. 1769 in Westerly; m. JAMES PENDLETON on 22 March 1731.

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. -

98 xii. DANIEL BROWN, b. on 1 June 1716 in Stonington.

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. -

Generation Seven

87. RUTH7 BROWNE (Eleazer6, Thomas5, Nicholas4, Edward3, William2, John1), daughter of (45) Eleazer6 and (ADG-16) Ann (PENDLETON) BROWNE, was born on 30 June 1714 in Stonington[15], and died on 20 May 1791 in Colchester[7]. She married in Stonington, in 1733, (AES-5) BENJAMIN RANDALL[7], son of (AES-4) John Jr. and (CT-13) Mary (BALDWIN), who was born on 2 June 1715 in Stonington[5, 8], was christened on 14 Aug. 1715, and died on 15 June 1811 in Colchester[8]. [6, 7, 15, 19]

Children: See (AES-5) Benjamin RANDALL

John Browne Married Jane (Unknown) around 1523 they had 9 children

  1. Thomas Browne b 1524
  2. Nicholas Browne b 1526
  3. Richard Browne b 1528
  4. Henry Browne b 1530
  5. Andrew Browne b 1532
  6. William [Rev.] Browne b 1534
  7. Katherine Browne b 1536
  8. Margaret Browne b 1538
  9. Jone Browne b 1540


  • 1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File (R)", Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.
  • 2., "DAR Application for Marion Pettegrow".
  • 3. James Savage, "A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England", Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862, 4 vols.
  • 4. Ibid., p.273.
  • 5. Charles Candee Baldwin, "Baldwin Genealogy From 1500 to 1881", 1881, p.240.
  • 6. Mary Ross Whitman, "George Wightman of Quidnessett, R.I. and Descendants", Chicago, Illinois, 1939, p.86.
  • 7. Paul K. Randall, "Genealogy of a Branch of the Randall Family, 1666 to 1879", Norwich, N.Y., 1879, p.155.
  • 8. Ibid., p.16, 155.
  • 9. Henry F. Waters, "Newhall family of Lynn, Massachusetts", 1882, p.14.
  • 10. Ibid., p.16.
  • 11. Ibid., p.17.
  • 12. Ibid., p.4, 14.
  • 13. Everett Hall Pendleton, "Brian Pendleton and His Descendants", Privately Printed, 1910, p.37, 46.
  • 14. Ibid., p.46.
  • 15. Ibid., p.48.
  • 16. Louis William Dommerich, "Our Colonial and Continental Ancestors: The Ancestry of Mr. and Mrs. Louis William Dommerich", 1930, p.59.
  • 17. Verna R. Sanders Rozanski, "A History of the Walter Palmer Family of Stonington, Connecticut with fifteen allied lines", Online at, p.72.
  • 18. Ibid., p.72, 102.
  • 19. Ibid., p.73.
  • 20. Alton Gilbert, "GenForum posting",
  • 21. Nancy Herbert
  • 22. Vital Records of Reading, Massachusetts to the year 1950, Thomas W. Baldwin, p. 501; ;
  • 23. BROWN.SIR; pages/clumber/eric ;
  • 24.;
  • 25. TILLIN.TXT (Compuserve) says 1571;
  • 26. Vital Records of Massachusetts says ABT 1630
  • 27.;;
  • 28. Vital Records of Reading, Massachusetts, p. 501; ;
  • 29.; says Feb-1533/34 ;
  • 30.;;
  • 31.; stan
  • 32. BROWN.SIR says ABT 1632, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts
  • 33. says Abt 1500 in Horley, Surrey Co, England says ABT 1508;;
  1. John Browne's Will: Sources accessed 08/28/14
  2. Family Central
  3. RootsWeb Gen-Medieval
  4. RootsWeb's World Connect
  5. RootsWeb's World Connect this profile shows his birth year as 1500 not 1508
    1. Source:
    2. _ Source: #S1308 Page:
    3. Source: #S1308 Page:
    4. Sir William Bull and Louis Francis Salzman. Sussex Genealogies. W. Heffer & Sons, Limited, 1931. P35.
    5. Sussex Record Society. Vol 42, p 324.
    7. Source: S1308 Title: Download from the Interent Abbreviation: download
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John Browne, of West Hoathly's Timeline

Horley or Spexhall, Suffolk, England
Tavistock, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Of, West Hoathly, Essex, England
Of West Hoathly, Sussex, England
East Grinstead, Sussex, UK
Of West Hoathly, Sussex, England
Of West Hoathly, Sussex, England
February 1, 1534
Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Of West Hoathly, Sussex, England