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Rev William Browne

Also Known As: "Rev. William Browne"
Birthplace: Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 14, 1613 (79)
Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Horley, Surrey, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Browne, of West Hoathly and Jone Browne
Husband of Magdalene Browne and Margaret Browne
Father of Rev Joseph Browne; Sarah Burstowe; Edward Browne; Rev. Benjamin Browne and Phoebe Hugett
Brother of Thomazine Glanville; Thomas Browne; Nicholas Browne; Richard Browne; Henry Browne and 4 others

Occupation: Reverend, Vicar between 1561 and 1616 in Horley, Surrey Co., ENG, Pastor Of The Parish Church In Horley For 50 Years
Managed by: Andrew Dean Kemp
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About Rev. William Browne

  1. ID: I28250
  2. Name: William Browne
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: FEB 1533/34 in Ifield, Sussex Co., England
  5. Death: 14 NOV 1613 in England

Father: John Browne b: ABT 1508 in England

Mother: Jone ?...? b: ABT 1510 in England

Marriage 1 Magdalene Elficke b: ABT 1538 in England


  1. Joseph Browne b: ABT 1560 in England
  2. Benjamin Browne b: ABT 1565 in Ifield, Sussex Co., England

Rev. William BROWNE was born about 1530 in ENG. (4610) He was educated Pembroke College in 1546 in Cambridge, Cambridge Co., ENG. He was Vicar between 1561 and 1616 in Horley, Surrey Co., ENG. (4611) He died on 14 Nov 1615 in Horley, Surrey Co., ENG.(4612)

He was married to Magdalene (Mrs. William Browne) about 1561 in ENG. (4613) Children were: Rev. Joseph BROWNE, Benjamin BROWNE.

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.


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7. Pastor Of The Parish Church In Horley For 50 Years -

From WikiTree


The father of Rev. Joseph Browne, clerk and pastor of the parish of Rusper, and of Rev. Benjamin Browne of the parish of Ifleld, both parishes in co. Sussex, was the Rev. William Browne, who for over fifty years was pastor of the parish church in Horley, co. Surrey, Eng. Queen Mary's death occurred in 1558, and although Mr. Browne's incumbency of the parish dates only from June 26, 1561, under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth, and in the third year of her reign, yet his early years were contemporary with the life and reign of Queen Mary. He died Nov. 14,1615.

In the History of Surrey, by Manning and Bray, three folio volumes, published in London. 1809, is a very full description and history of this old church in Horley, where the aged pastor and his two wives were buried. The first incumbent of this church, Walter de Stoteford, was instituted Jan. 21, 1283.

In vol. 2, p. S02, appears a copy of an inscription in Latin, Including a family chart also in Latin, as it appeared on a Sussex black marble stone against the north wall of the Chancel:


Reverend William Browne, born in England, in February 1534, died in Horley, Surrey, England, 14 Nov 1613, aged seventy-nine years and eight months. Her married first, about 1560, Magdalen ______, who was buried in Horley, 7 Sept 1604. He married secondly, Margaret _____, who was buried there, 17 Feb 1611-12.

Rev. William Browne was Vicar of Horley from 1563 to 1613. He was probably that William Browne who matriculated a pensioner from Pembroke College in March 1546. (Alumni Cantabrigiensis.)

The Register of Horley, between 1578 and 1645, cites but three Browne burials:

  • 1604 Madlyn Browne the wife [of] Wm Browne was buryed the 7 September
  • 1611-12 Margaret Browne wife of William Browne was buried the 17 of February
  • 1613 Mr William Browne clerke vicar of Horley having lived there the space of fiftie years being of the age of fourescore years lacking foure monthes departed this mortall life and fourtenth day of November and was buryed the 16th of the same month.

Sources accessed 8/28/14

  1. Family Central
  2. RootsWeb's World Connect

Reverend Browne was vicar of the parish church in Horley, Surrey, England for about fifty years (1563-1613).

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Rev. William Browne's Timeline

February 1, 1534
Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Horley, Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Horley, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
January 1570
Horley, Surrey, Engl
October 12, 1571
Horley, Surrey, England
November 14, 1613
Age 79
Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
November 16, 1613
Age 79
Horley, Surrey, England
October 1, 1620
Horley, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)