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Jonathan Browne

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: February 7, 1690 (54)
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Browne and Lydia Ann Browne
Husband of Mary Brown
Father of Mary Harrington (Brown); Patience Bigelow (Browne); Abraham Brown; Ebenezer Brown; Benjamin Brown and 8 others
Brother of Lydia Lakin (Browne); Hannah Browne and Abraham Brown, Jr.
Half brother of Sarah L. Parkhurst; Hannah Browne; Mary Smith and Sarah Scant

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About Jonathan Browne

  • 'Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal ..., Volume 2 By Ellery Bicknell Crane
  • Pg. 74
  • GEORGE FRANKLIN BROWN. Abraham Browne (I), the immigrant ancestor of George Franklin Brown, of Winchendon, Massachusetts, was descend from the Brown family of Swan Hall, Hawkedon, county Suffolk, England. The descent is traced in a special article in this work to John Browne, of the borough of Stamford, Lincoln county, England, who was the alderman (chief magistrate) of Stamford in 1376-77.
  • Abraham Browne was a very early settler at Watertown, Massachusetts, perhaps one of the very first. . . . . No man in the town was more respected and honored than Mr. Browne and his relative, Richard Browne. . . . .
  • His will was proved October 1, 1650, the year of his death. . . . .
  • His widow Lydia married, November 27, 1659, Andrew Hodges, of Ipswich, and after his death, December, 1665, she returned to Watertown, where she died September 27, 1686. The earliest record of a birth in Watertown was that of his daughter Lydia. Children of Abraham and Lydia Browne were: Sarah, born in England, married, December 16, 1643, George Parkhurst, Jr.; Mary, probably born in England, married, April 10, 1650 John Lewis; Lydia, born in Watertown, March 22, 1632-33, married Lieutenant William Lakin, Jr., of Groton; 'Jonathan, see forward'; Hannah, died March 15, 1638-39, aged fourteen days; Abraham, born March 6, 1639-40, died 1667; married Mary Dix, February 5, 1662-63.
    • '(II) Jonathan Browne, son of Abraham Browne (I), was born October 15, 1635, in Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He and his father both wrote their names with the final E, but all his sons dropped it. He married, February 11, 1661-62, Mary Shattuck, daughter of the immigrant, William Shattuck. She was born at Watertown, August 25, 1645, died October 23, 1732, aged eighty-seven years. Her grave is in the Waltham burying ground. His will is dated February 19, 1690-91, and was proved April 7, 1691. Children of Jonathan and Mary Browne were: Mary, born October 5, 1662, married (first), March 22, 1682-83, John Warren; (second) Samuel Harrington; Elizabeth, born September 19, 1664, married, March 25, 1687, Daniel Benjamin; Jonathan, born October 25, 1666, died young; Patience, born March 6, 1668-69, married, March 5, 1686-87, James Bigelow; Abraham, see forward; Samuel, born October 21, 1674; Lydia, born March 31, 1677, married January 18, 1698-99, Benjamin Wellington; Ebenezer, born September 10, 1679; Benjamin, born February 27, 1681-81, died March 11, 1753; William, born September 3, 1684, died October 28, 1756.
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  • 'Jonathan Browne
  • 'M, b. 15 September 1635, d. 7 February 1691
  • Father Abraham Browne b. c 1595, d. 1 Oct 1650
  • Mother Lydia b. c 1600, d. 27 Sep 1686
  • ' Jonathan Browne was born on 15 September 1635 at Watertown, Middlesex, MA. He married Mary Shattuck, daughter of William Shattuck and Susanna Hayden, on 11 February 1661 at Watertown, Middlesex, MA. Jonathan Browne died on 7 February 1691 at Watertown, Middlesex, MA, at age 55.
  • 'Family Mary Shattuck b. 25 Aug 1645, d. 23 Oct 1732
  • Child
    • ◦Mary Browne+ b. 25 Oct 1666, d. 23 Oct 1732
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  • Abraham Browne - was chr. on 22 Oct 1588 and died in 1645/1648 in Watertown, MA . He was the son of Edmund Browne and Mary Cramphorne. Abraham married Joan Shelton. Joan was born about 1599. She died in 1628 .
  • ABRAHAM BROWNE — Abraham Browne was baptized 22 Oct 1588 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, and died in 1650 at Watertown. He was a surveyor and was in Watertown by 1631 [GMB 244–246, 2087]. LYDIA (_____) BROWNE — wife of Abraham Browne, presumably came to New England with him. They were married by 1631, and perhaps by 1627. She died 27 Sep 1686 at Watertown.
  • Abraham - Admitted as freeman at Watertown, MA Mar. 6, 1631/2. He appears in the town records in various public positions from 1634 to 1647, notably those associated with survey work and land distribution. His lands inventory (1694) amounted to 191 acres in 5 parcels. The home lot of Abraham BROWNE passed to his grandson Capt. Abraham BROWN, and the home as rebuilt by the latter remained in the family for over 200 years, and is currently owned and operated by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Will filed Oct. 1, 1650, Middlesex Co., MA. His estate was not settled until Jan. 22, 1693/4 when it was divided between five claimants, with a double portion going to the estate of 'Jonathan, eldest son of Abraham'. The original will has not been located, but the settlement provisions were apparently in disregard to its terms as summarized in an abstract found in the County Court (1670).
  • The Mary (Browne) who married John Lewis in 1650 is the daughter of Abraham Browne, Sr. and Lydia/Lidea ( ? ) Browne Hodges. Abraham & Lydia Browne came from England on Winthrop's Fleet in 1630-1. Abraham Browne Sr. born 1585 in England, died in 1650 in Watertown, MA. His will & settlement pleas appears in Middlesex Co. Probate Records, Vol. 1, pgs. 21 - 24. It includes wife Lydia and daughter Mary Browne in the 1650 will and the heirs of Isaac Lewis in the 1691 land settlement. Abraham Browne's wife Lydia Browne later married Andrew Hodges. Their son Abraham Browne, Jr., born 1639-40 died 1667 Watertown, MA, m. 1663 Mary (Dix). She remarried ca. 1670 to Samuel Rice of Marlborough, MA. I am a descendant of Mary (Dix) Browne, daughter of Edward Dix, through her second marriage to Samuel Rice.
  • Children of Abraham Brown & Joan Shelton
    • ¦Sarah Brown (1620-1645) - m. George Parkhurst Jr.
    • ¦Hannah Brown (1622-?) - d. young
    • ¦Mary Brown (1624-?) - m. John Lewis
  • Children of Abraham Brown & Lydia Hodges
    • '¦Johnathon Brown (1635-1691) - m. Mary Shattuck. They had a son - Capt Abraham Browne -
  • References
  • ¦Google Books : New England Historical and Genealogical Register - Vol 36 - pp 117-119.
  • ¦Shattuck Family Genealogy - Children of William and Susanna Shattuck
  • ¦Browne Family Genealogy - Children of Abraham and Lydia Browne
  • ¦Browne Family Genealogy
  • ¦Immigrant Ships To America/First Families/Winthrop Fleet
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Jonathan Browne's Timeline

October 15, 1635
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 25
October 5, 1662
Age 26
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
September 19, 1664
Age 28
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
October 25, 1666
Age 31
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
March 6, 1669
Age 33
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 34
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 34
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
August 26, 1671
Age 35
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony