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Peter Browne, "Mayflower" Passenger

Also Known As: "Browne"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dorking, Surrey, England
Death: October 04, 1633
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony (Plague)
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Brown, of Dorking and unknown wife of William Browne, of Dorking
Husband of Martha Browne and Mary Browne
Father of Priscilla Allen; Mary Tinkham; Rebecca Snow and Child unnamed Brown
Brother of Jane Hammon; James Browne, of Dorking; Samuel Browne, of Dorking; John Brown, of Duxbury and Thomas Browne, of Dorking

Occupation: Carpenter, Immigration: Nov 11, 1620 on the Mayflower
Baptisim: Baptized: 26 January 1594/5 at Dorking, Surrey, England, son of William Brown.
Label: Death: Died: 4 October 1633 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Peter Brown died in Plymouth of the plague either on October 10, 1633 or sometime between April 4 and October 10, 1633. He was buried in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts on Burial Hill. He died inte
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About Peter Browne, "Mayflower" Passenger

Peter Browne (c.1594–1633), was a passenger on the historic 1620 voyage of the Mayflower and was a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

From the book "MAYFLOWER OF LONDON"

PETER BROWNE

"Mayflower passenger Peter Browne was baptized on 26 January 1594/5 in Dorking, Surrey, England—the same hometown as another Mayflower family, the Mullinses. My discoveries relating to his English origins were published in July 2004 in The American Genealogist102, and are only summarized here."

"Peter Browne was the son of William Browne of Dorking, and had two older siblings, Jane and Thomas, and three younger brothers, Samuel, John, and James. When Peter was just ten years old, his father William died, so the children were likely apprenticed out to relatives, neighbors, or family friends. The three youngest children, Samuel, John, and James, all became weavers, so probably they were apprenticed out to a local weaver."

"Mayflower passenger William Mullins was a fairly successful shoe and boot maker in Dorking, and he was one of the Londoners who was involved in supporting and investing in the Pilgrims’ joint-stock company. Peter Browne likely learned of the voyage through a connection with the Mullins family. Peter Browne’s sister Jane was married to John Hammon in Dorking in 1610. John Hammon’s mother Jane appointed William Mullins as the administrator of her estate. And John’s sister Susan married Ephraim Bothell, to whom William Mullins sold his house and lands prior to his voyage on the Mayflower. So, there indeed are social and family connections between Peter Browne and the Mullins family in Dorking"

"The twenty-five-year-old single man Peter Browne, perhaps just emerging from an apprenticeship, boarded the Mayflower with the Mullins family, and headed off to the New World. After sighting land and anchoring off the tip of Cape Cod, Peter Browne was one of the men who signed the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620."

(posted Oct. 15, 2010 by Daniel B Williams)

Sources

  1. A genealogical profile of Peter Browne, (a collaboration of Plimoth Plantation and New England Historic Genealogical Society accessed 2013)

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Browne-66 Last significant change: 3 Apr 2019

Peter Browne aka Brown was born about 1594 in Dorking, Surrey, England [uncertain] to William Browne [uncertain] and Alice (Harrison) Browne. He is the brother of John Browne

Husband of Martha (Unknown) Browne — married before 1625 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony

Husband of Mary (Hard) Browne — married 27 Oct 1630 in Plymouth, Massachusetts

He is the father of Mary (Browne) Tinkham, Pricilla (Browne) Allen, Unknown Brown and Rebecca (Browne) Snow. He died on 24 Oct 1633 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New England. Profile managers: Mark Chapman, Chet Snow, Ken Gillett Profile last modified 3 Apr 2019 | Created 27 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 3 Apr 2019 12:13: Anne B edited the Biography for Peter Browne (abt.1594-1633). (Added categories) [Thank Anne for this | 1 thank-you received]

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[hide] 1 Biography 1.1 Name 1.2 Birth 1.3 Early life 1.4 Journey to America 1.5 Life in America 1.6 Two Marriages 1.7 Death 1.8 Common Errors to Avoid 1.9 Source needed 2 Sources Biography

Name

Name: Peter Brown(e) of Dorking, Surrey, England and Plymouth, Massachusetts. [1] Peter Brown(e) arrived in Plymouth, New England, North America, on the ship "Mayflower" in 1620.[2][3] He was a signer of the "Mayflower Compact". [4]

Birth

Baptized: 26 January 1594/5 at Dorking, Surrey, England. [1] Early life

Peter Brown (aka Browne) was born in early 1594/5 Dorking, Surrey, England and was baptized on January 26, 1595.[5] Other unsourced reports have him born in Yorkshire or Worcestershire. Peter is the son of William Browne of Dorking, according to Mayflower authority Caleb Johnson. [1] [5] Mayflower researcher Robert Charles Anderson cites this information as tentative.[6] Others cite Peter Brown's parents as Sir Thomas Brown and Jane Gabb. This is considered unfounded. He had two older siblings, Jane and Thomas, as well as three younger brothers, Samuel, John and James. In or about 1605, when Peter was about ten years of age, his father died and the children may have been sent to family members and friends under apprenticeships. A local weaver probably apprenticed the three youngest sons in that line of work.[citation needed] Peter Browne was a free-man and educated. He learned the carpenter's trade after joining the Separatists, as most of them did after leaving England, seeking religious freedom in Leyden (Holland). [citation needed] Journey to America

Peter came to America on the Mayflower in 1620 as a single man. In Bradford's list of "Mayflower" passengers his name is spelled Peter Browne. It is also spelled "Brown". It appears he dropped the trailing "e" after he emigrated to North America.

Life in America

The earliest mention of him in Plymouth was on January 22, 1621; "Peter Brown and John Goodman lost themselves in the woods." In the division of lands in Plymouth, in 1623, one acre was assigned to him. He owned land "on the south side of the street (now Leyden Street) and on the south side of the brook to the Baywards." "Peter Browne" was one of those to share "the eight(h) lott" with twelve others. In all probability, Browne's Island was named for him. He soon moved with his friend Miles Standish from Plymouth to Duxbury; however, he had returned to Plymouth by 1633. In 1633 he became a member of the General Court, all of whom were freemen, having no indenture to repay. Two Marriages

Peter first married widow Martha Ford, in Plymouth by 1626.[7] Martha had arrived in Plymouth on the ship "Fortune" in 1621, with her first husband William Ford, who died in 1621 in Plymouth, shortly after their arrival. Some accounts (unsourced Ancestry.com trees) make her maiden name as Weighte (Weight). Stratton, Anderson, Johnson, and the Pilgrim Hall Museum all have her maiden name as unknown.[8][6][5][3] Martha died in Plymouth. the exact date of death of Martha is not known, but appears to be between 1628 and 1631. Stratton cites a second marriage in 1630 implying she died before 1630.[8] Anderson indicates a date of date of 1630 or 1631.[6] The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 53:10, lists Martha's death between Mar. 25, 1633 and Oct. 28, 1633 but this seems to be confusion with Peter's demise because it is known that Peter Browne had at least 2 children between 1630-33 by a second wife Mary. Peter and Martha had two daughters, both born in Plymouth: Mary, born about 1626 or 1627. She married Ephraim Tinkham.[6] Priscilla, born about 1628 or 1629. She married William Allen.[6] Martha's death date of 1629 and child Priscilla's birth date 1629 are the same year. Martha probably died from childbirth complications; it was the most common cause of death for women under 50 then. After Martha's death, Peter married Mary Hard on October 27, 1630. They had 2 confirmed children: Rebecca, born about 1631. She married William Snow.[6] female child - born by 1633 & who probably died before 1647.[6] Some reports state her name was Isabel. The following are unproven/disputed: John Browne, born 1631 - said to be Rebecca's twin. Not mentioned by Anderson.[6] Stratton indicated the John Brown mentioned in Peter's will is his brother.[8] Peter Brown (of Windsor), born 1632, is mentioned in some unsourced accounts. According to Stratton, this was disproved by Donald Lines Jacobus.[8] Isabel, born about 1633 [may be No. 2 above] Death

Died: 4 October 1633 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Peter Brown died in Plymouth of the plague either on October 10, 1633 or sometime between April 4 and October 10, 1633. He was buried in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts on Burial Hill. He died intestate, without a will. In the settlement of his estate, November 11, 1633, the Court ordered his administratrix (his second wife, Mary) to "pay downe fifteen pounds for the use of Mary Browne, daughter of said Peter," also fifteen pounds for the use of Priscilla Browne, another of the daughters of the said Peter"..." and for the rest of the estate the widow having two children by said Peter... it is allowed her for bringing up the said children." The estate thus distributed consisted only of "goods and chattels," and the real estate of Peter Brown was not disposed of until his children had reached maturity and had married. As there are only three records of the conveyance of "land of Peter Brown, Deceased," the first one dated October 27, 1647, signed by Ephraim Tinkham and Mary (Brown) his wife; the second, June 8, 1650, signed by Priscilla (Brown) "the wife of said William Allen"; and the third, dated November 7, 1679, after Peter Brown's daughter Rebecca had become the wife of William Snow, who then deeded to John Brown "my one third part of lands which were the Lotts formerly of Peter Brown, Deceased...with the consent of Rebecca, his wife," and as in each of these a third part of the estate was deeded, evidently the fourth child of Peter Brown, though living when the personal estate was settled in 1633, was deceased before the real estate was disposed of by the heirs in 1647 and later. Copies of Peter Brown's estate, and division of land, can be found at: www.mayflowerfamilies.com (on the Internet). Also are in the records of G. Purcell, a Peter Brown descendant and Mayflower Society member. Common Errors to Avoid

Origins: There have been many theories published in the last 150 years regarding origins, birth and parents of Peter Browne of the Mayflower. His baptism and correct origins were not identified and published until 2004. All sources before this time are obsolete. Incorrect Origins and Parents: He has been said to have been born in Hawkedon, Suffolk, England to Thomas Brown and Joan Sayer - this is incorrect. As noted, he has been shown have been born in Dorking to William Browne. There is no evidence to suggest he was a son of Thomas and Joan Browne. [1] [5] Sons Peter and Thomas: There are sources that claim Peter had sons. However, deeds show that each of his daughters held one third of his estate, not leaving any room for inheriting by sons.[9] Source needed

Marriage Date 27 Oct 1624[citation needed] or 24 Oct 1624 [citation needed] to widow Martha Ford, in Plymouth on October 27, 1624.

Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The America Genealogist vol. 79 no. 3 (July 2004):161-165 . The Probable English Origin of Mayflower Passenger Peter1 Browne, and his Association with Mayflower Passenger William1 Mullins, by Caleb Johnson. ↑ Robert Charles Anderson, "Peter Browne", American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org/ : accessed 10 January 2016), http://www.americanancestors.org/StaticContent/articles?searchby=topic&subquery=Mayflower%20Research&id=533 ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Peter Brown(e)", Pilgrim Hall Museum (http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/: accessed 10 January 2016), http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/peter_browne.htm ↑ Morton, Nathaniel. New England's memorial. (Boston: Congregational board of publication, 1855) Originally published 1669.p. 26 Note: The original compact is gone. Morton furnished the earliest known list 1669 facsimile ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Caleb Johnson, "Peter Browne", MayFlowerHistory.com (http://mayflowerhistory.com : accessed 10 January 2016), http://mayflowerhistory.com/browne ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, vol. 1: A-F, (Boston: NEHGS, 1995):259-261, biography of Peter Browne. ↑ Anderson, Robert Charles. The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004). p. 83 ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony: Its History & People 1620-1691 (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986), pp. 255-256 ↑ Andeson: The Pilgrim Migration citing The American Genealogist 42:35-42 & NGSQ 67:253-54. Source list:

Wikipedia article for Peter Browne: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Browne_(Mayflower_passenger) The America Genealogist vol. 79 no. 3 (July 2004):161-165 . The Probable English Origin of Mayflower Passenger Peter1 Browne, and his Association with Mayflower Passenger William1 Mullins, by Caleb Johnson. The American Genealogist vol. 42 no. 1 (January 1966):35-42. Goodwife Martha Ford, by Mrs. John E. Barclay F.A.S.G. Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, vol. 1: A-F, (Boston: NEHGS, 1995):259-261, biography of Peter Browne. Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 7: Peter Brown, (Plymouth MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002). Pulsifer, David, ed. Records of the colony of New Plymouth, in New England (Boston: From the Press of William White, Printer to the Commonwealth, 1861) Vol. 12 "Deeds, &c. Vol. 1 1620-1651 & Book of Indian Records for their lands", Page 2-3: He signs his name "Peeter Brown" AGBI: American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT, USA Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Deaths (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001) Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012) Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004) The Mayflower Descendant (Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1899) Vol. 1, Page 79: "Inventory taken the 10th of October 1633..." Baptized: 26 January 1594/5, Dorking, Surrey, England,

son of William Browne.

Mayflower Families: Peter Brown for Five Generations, contains the best, most thorough and completely researched genealogy on Peter Browne. It covers every descendant of his for the first five generations, to the birth of the sixth generation. More than 250 pages packed full of well documented genealogical research. Published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Marriages:

   * Martha Ford, by about 1626, Plymouth.
   * Mary, by about 1631, Plymouth.

Death: 1633, probably in the autumn during the general sickness at that time.

Children by Martha: Mary, Priscilla

Children by Mary: Rebecca, and a child whose name has not been discovered.

Biographical Summary

Peter Browne's English origins were just recently discovered. I published the results of my research and discoveries into his origins in The American Genealogist, 79(July 2004, came out in October):161-178. Peter Browne was baptized in Dorking, co. Surrey, England on 26 January 1594/5, the son of William Browne. The Browne family appears to have had several associations with the Mullins family of Dorking, who also came on the Mayflower. Peter Browne's brother John Browne came to America about 1632, and settled in Duxbury, just to the north of Plymouth. John Browne was baptized in Dorking on 29 June 1600.

On 12 January 1621, Peter Browne and John Goodman had been cutting thatch for house roofing all morning. They ate some meat and went for a short walk to refresh themselves, when their two dogs (an English mastiff and a English spaniel) spied a great deer and gave chance. Peter and John followed and quickly got lost. They wandered around the entire afternoon in the rain, and spent the night in a tree (and pacing back and forth under it) fearing that they had heard lions roaring in the woods. The next day they made their way up a hill, spotted the Bay, reoriented themselves, and made it back home to an extremely worried Colony that had already sent out two exploring parties in an attempt to find them.

In a partial list of the house locations of the Pilgrims made out in 1620, John Goodman and Peter Browne appear to have been neighbors on the south side of the Street and the ocean side of the Highway. Peter Browne was apparently still living there during the 1623 Division of Land. By about 1626, he married Martha Ford, who arrived as one of the only female passengers on the ship Fortune in 1621. She gave birth almost immediately after arriving, but husband Ford apparently died during the voyage or shortly after arrival. In the 1627 Division of Cattle he, his wife Martha (Ford), his daughter Mary Browne, and his stepchildren John and Martha Ford were included with the Samuel Fuller and Anthony Anable families. About a year later, Peter and Martha would have daughter Priscilla (perhaps named after Mayflower passenger Priscilla Mullins who was also from Dorking), but wife Martha would die shortly thereafter. Peter remarried to a woman named Mary, whose maiden name has not been discovered. With her, he had a daughter Rebecca born about 1631, and another child who was born about 1633 and died before reaching adulthood (the name of this child has not been discovered).

Peter Browne died in 1633, probably during the general sickness that occurred that autumn and also killed neighbor Samuel Fuller, Mayflower passenger Francis Eaton, and several others in Plymouth. His estate inventory taken 10 October 1633 shows that he owned 130 bushels of corn, six melch goats, one cow, eight sheep, and a number of pigs, among other things.

Additional Resources

Caleb Johnson, "The Probable English Origin of Mayflower Passenger Peter Browne, And His Association with Mayflower Passenger William Mullins," The American Genealogist 79(July 2004):161-178.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/PeterBrowne.php

(posted Oct. 15, 2010 by Daniel B Williams


Peter Brown Family Abstract

Inventory & Death

Additional Resources

Volume 7: Peter Brown

1992. 254pp. + Index

Order Or Learn More About This Book (Amazon.com) Peter Brown

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MD: Pilgrim Notes & Queries 4:6:87

Peter Browne died at Plymouth, between 25 March and 10 October, 1633. Mary, his second wife administered the estate. He married, first, at Plymouth, in 1624 or 1625, Martha (—) Ford, who died at Plymouth, 1630/1. He married, second, by 1631, Mary , who died after 21 November, 1633. Mary, the daughter of Peter Brown, married Ephraim Tinkham, (She is mentioned in his will: " . . . I had in right of Mary my wife, daughter, of Peter Browne. . .") Priscilla Browne married William Allen. Rebecca, child of Peter Brown's second wife, was the wife of William Snow of Duxbury and Bridgewater. The John Browne frequently mentioned in the affairs of Peter and close relatives was his brother [William Allen To John Browne: " . . . being the one part of three of the land which appertained unto the Children of Peeter Browne brother unto John Browne aforsaid . . ." There is no evidence to date to support the claim. that Peter Brown of Windsor was a son.

Peter1 Brown's Children and Grandchildren

Peter1 Brown, the Mayflower Passenger, married, 1st, Martha (---) Ford; married, 2d, Mary ---.

Children of Peter1 and Martha Brown (first wife)

Mary Brown (Peter1), married Ephraim Tinkham.

Priscilla Brown married William Allen, no issue

Children of Ephraim and Mary Tinkham

Ebenezer Tinkham, married Elizabeth Burroughs.

Ephraim Tinkham, married Esther Wright (Hester Cooke, Francis).

Helkiah Tinkham, married Ruth ---.

Isaac Tinkham, married Sarah King.

John Tinkham, died in infancy. (See next child.)

John Tinkham, (second of the name), married Sarah ---.

Mary Tinkham, married John Tomson (Mary Cooke, Francis).

Peter Tinkham, married Mercy Mendall.

Priscilla Brown (Peter, married William Allen. Left no issue.

Children of Peter1 and Mary Brown (second wife)

Rebecca Brown (Peter), married William Snow.

Child, died young

Children of William and Rebecca (Browne) Snow

Benjamin Snow, married, 1st, Elizabeth Alden (Joseph John); married, 2d, Sarah (Allen) Cary.

Hannah Snow, married, 1st, Giles Rickard*; married, 2d, Joseph Howes. She left no issue.

James Snow, died unmarried.

Joseph Snow, married Hopestill --- (Alden)

Lydia Snow.

Mary Snow, probably married John Rickard; but conclusive proof has not been discovered.

Rebecca Snow, married Samuel Rickard.

William Snow, married Naomi Whitman.

Source: http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/mayflower/peter1_brown_genelaogy.htm

posted by Daniel B Williams Oct.17, 2010.


Mayflower Passenger 1620

Peter Brown arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts on the Mayfower

Peter Browne was probably born in January 1594 in Dorking, Surrey, England[ to William Browne. He was baptized in the local parish on January 26, 1594. While his brothers John (who joined him in 1632 in Plymouth Colony), Samuel, and James became weavers, his vocation is believed to have been a carpenter, machinist, or similar. In 1619 or 1620 he was likely enlisted by William Mullins, as part of the "London contingent," whose trades and skills were necessary for the voyage of the Mayflower and the Speedwell and the creation of the colony.

On September 6, 1620, Peter Browne boarded the Mayflower at Southampton, Hampshire, England. With 102 fellow Mayflower passengers and crew, he intended to travel to "the Northern parts of Virginia" and establish an English colony near the mouth of the Hudson River. Due to severe weather conditions, the ship was forced to anchor off of Cape Cod, where the first disembarkation occurred and where the Pilgrims determined to bind themselves as a democratically governed and administered colony loyal to England through the signing of the Mayflower Compact by all eligible men on behalf of themselves, their families, and their fortunes and property.[ Peter Browne was one of the 41 men who signed it on November 11, 1620.

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882)

A January 12, 1621 incident is recorded in Mourt's Relation whereby Peter Browne and John Goodman became lost in the woods after their dogs began to chase a deer. After a sleepless night, during which time both Browne and Goodman believed they heard lions (possibly mountain lions or other large mammals such as bears or coyotes), they successfully reoriented themselves and returned safely to the site of the village on the shore. Being among the half of the Pilgrims who survived the first winter, Browne was present at the First Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621, the event that set the precedent for the American Thanksgiving holiday.[

By the middle of the 1620s, Browne had married Martha, the widow of ship's master Ford of the Fortune, who was a passenger of that second ship to arrive at Plymouth. They had two daughters. By 1630, Martha was deceased and Peter Browne remarried to a woman called Mary. They also had two children together

The administration of the estate of Peter Browne on October 10, 1633,[1] indicates that he died sometime since the last reference to his property in the records. It is widely believed that he succumbed to the same sickness that spread through Plymouth Colony in the summer of 1633.[ He was survived by his second wife Mary who acted as the executrix of his estate. The General Court determined that money was to be set aside for his daughters from his first marriage, whose care was taken up by neighbor John Donne.


Name Prefix:<NPFX> Pilgrim

Name Suffix:<NSFX> +

Ancestral File Number:<AFN> 4JDT-6X

ANCESTRAL SUMMARY:

Nothing is known about the ancestry of Peter Browne. The royal lineage that has been published is totally without basis, and no documentary evidence has ever been presented to show who the parents of Peter Browne actually were.

It has been suggested that Peter Browne may have come from Great Burstead, Billericay, Essex, but that claim is simply based on the fact that there was a Peter Brown taxed there in 1624, and since names tend to run in families maybe he was somehow related. No evidence has ever been shown to suggest the two are related, however.

Peter Browne is known to have had a brother John, who came to Plymouth and took up residence in Duxbury.

Peter Brown was a passenger on the ship Mayflower to the new world.

Passenger on the Mayflower.

from: http://mayflowerhistory.com/browne/

Peter Browne BAPTISM: 26 January 1594/5 at Dorking, co. Surrey, England, son of William Browne. FIRST MARRIAGE: Mrs. Martha Ford, widow, by about 1626, at Plymouth. SECOND MARRIAGE: Mary, by about 1631, at Plymouth. CHILDREN (by Martha): Mary, Priscilla CHILDREN (by Mary): Rebecca, and a child whose name has not been discovered. DEATH: 1633, probably in the autumn when a sickness was spreading through Plymouth.


Born by about 1600, based on estimated date of marriage. Came from Dorking, Surrey to Plymouth Colony in 1620 on the MAYFLOWER. Died in Plymouth between 25 March 1633 (tax list) and 10 October 1633 (inventory). Married (1) by 1626 widow MARTHA FORD, who died in 1630 or 1631. Married (2) by 1631 Mary _____, who survived her husband by at least one year, but was probably dead by 1647 when one of her daughters sold land without referring to the widow's dower rights. He also had 2 children with Martha: Mary (Brown) Tinkham & Priscilla (Brown) Allen.He had 2 more with his 2nd wife: Rebecca (Brown) Snow & a child that died young.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34791901



BAPTISM: 26 January 1594/5 at Dorking, co. Surrey, England, son of William Browne. FIRST MARRIAGE: Mrs. Martha Ford, widow, by about 1626, at Plymouth. SECOND MARRIAGE: Mary, by about 1631, at Plymouth. CHILDREN (by Martha): Mary, Priscilla CHILDREN (by Mary): Rebecca, and a child whose name has not been discovered. DEATH: 1633, probably in the autumn when a sickness was spreading through Plymouth.

Peter Browne's English origins were discovered in 2004, when I published the results of my research into his origins in The American Genealogist, 79(July 2004):161-178. Peter Browne was baptized in Dorking, co. Surrey, England on 26 January 1594/5, the son of William Browne. The Browne family appears to have had several associations with the Mullins family of Dorking, who also came on the Mayflower. Peter Browne's brother John Browne came to Plymouth Colony about 1632 and settled in Duxbury, the next town just to the north of Plymouth. John Browne was baptized in Dorking on 29 June 1600.

On 12 January 1621, Peter Browne and John Goodman had been cutting thatch for house roofing all morning. They ate some meat and went for a short walk to refresh themselves, when their two dogs (an English mastiff and a English spaniel) spied a great deer and gave chance. Peter and John followed and quickly got lost. They wandered around the entire afternoon in the rain, and spent the night in a tree (and pacing back and forth under it) fearing that they had heard lions roaring in the woods. The next day they made their way up a hill, spotted the Bay, reoriented themselves, and made it back home to an extremely worried Colony that had already sent out two exploring parties in an attempt to find them.

This oak and birch tankard is believed to have belonged to Mayflower passenger Peter Browne. It is on display at the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth.

This oak and birch tankard is believed to have belonged to Mayflower passenger Peter Browne. It is on display at the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth.

In a partial list of the house locations of the Pilgrims made out in 1620, John Goodman and Peter Browne appear to have been neighbors on the south side of the Street and the ocean side of the Highway. Peter Browne was apparently still living there during the 1623 Division of Land. By about 1626, he married Martha Ford, who arrived as one of the only female passengers on the ship Fortune in 1621. She gave birth almost immediately after arriving, but husband Ford apparently died during the voyage or shortly after arrival. In the 1627 Division of Cattle he, his wife Martha (Ford), his daughter Mary Browne, and his stepchildren John and Martha Ford were included with the Samuel Fuller and Anthony Anable families. About a year later, Peter and Martha would have daughter Priscilla (perhaps named after Mayflower passenger Priscilla Mullins who was also from Dorking), but wife Martha would die shortly thereafter. Peter remarried to a woman named Mary, whose maiden name has not been discovered. With her, he had a daughter Rebecca born about 1631, and another child who was born about 1633 and died before reaching adulthood (the name of this child has not been discovered).

Peter Browne died in 1633, probably during the general sickness that occurred that autumn and also killed neighbor Samuel Fuller, Mayflower passenger Francis Eaton, and several others in Plymouth. His estate inventory, taken 10 October 1633, shows that he owned 130 bushels of corn, six melch goats, one cow, eight sheep, and a number of pigs, among other things. Peter Browne and his brothers were all weavers, which explains why he had more sheep than anyone else in Plymouth at the time.

http://mayflowerhistory.com/browne/


This Peter is not the Mayflower passenger.

This Peter seems to be the same as that Peter.


  • Peter came to the New World aboard the ship Mayflower, which anchored at what the Separatists named Provincetown Harbor (within the hook at the northern tip of Cape Cod) on 11 November 1620 (which is 21 November per the Gregorian calendar).
  • Peter was one of the 41 male passengers aboard the Mayflower who signed the "Mayflower Compact". Because storms had prevented the Separatists and crewmen from landing at their original destination of Virginia, and compelled the 101 passengers of the Mayflower to sail north to Cape Cod and land in a territory where they had no right to be, it was decided to establish their own government, and to write a compact about how they would govern and conduct themselves in their new colony.

https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LTF2-W8G/peter-browne-%28mayflower%29-1594-1633

Peter Browne (Mayflower) 26 January 1594–4 October 1633

Birth • 7 Sources 26 January 1594 Billericay, Essex, England

Age 39 Death • 5 Sources 4 October 1633 Plymouth, Plymouth, British Colonial America

Peeter Browne, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

SPOUSES AND CHILDREN

Peter Browne (Mayflower) 1594-1633

Marriage: 1624 Plymouth, MA

Martha Foorde 1589-1633

Children (2)

Mary Browne 1626-1689

Priscilla Browne 1629-1697

PARENTS AND SIBLINGS

Sir William Browne 1559-1605

Marriage:

Alice Harrison 1567-1635

Children (6)

Jane Browne 1588-

Sir Thomas Browne 1590-

Peter Browne (Mayflower) 1594-1633

Samuel Browne 1598-1625

John Browne 1600-1684

James Browne 1603-1644

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Peter Browne, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

1595
January 26, 1595
Dorking, Surrey, England
January 26, 1595
Dorking, Surrey, England
1620
November 11, 1620
Age 25
Atlantic Ocean near Cape Cod Hook, Massachusetts
1627
June 1, 1627
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
June 1, 1627
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States