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Richard Brown

Also Known As: "Browne"
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of unknown Brown and unknown Brown
Husband of Edith Brown and Elizabeth Brown
Father of Joseph Brown; Margery Brown; Dea. Joshua Brown; Caleb Brown; Elizabeth Webster and 4 others
Brother of George Brown, of Newbury and Michael Brown

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About Richard Brown, of Newbury

Richard Brown(e) was born cir. 1613 in England and died 26 Apr 1661 in Newbury, Massachusetts. He married (1) Edith _(no name)__cir. 1637-38 in Newbury, MA. (POSSIBLY WAS MARRIED IN ENGLAND) OR--Possibly in front of Rev. Parker before records were kept. She died 12 Apr 1647 in Newbury, Massachusetts. He married (2) Elizabeth Greenleaf Badger 18 Feb 1648 in Newbury, Massachusetts.

Richard came to America with ( Edith ???? in confirmed ) and brother George on the ship “Mary and John” which sailed from Southampton, England 24 Mar 1633/34. His brother Michael and father (unnamed: possibly William ) remained in England. around Calne. Wiltshire area

They lived first at Ipswich, Massachusetts where he made himself useful to the community,was admitted freeman in 1635 and was appointed constable there in that year. They moved to Newbury. He became a, Businessman (partners in a cattle company) and a Teacher, Preacher.

Children of Richard Brown(e) and Edith are:

  1. Joseph Brown(e), b. c.1638 Newbury, Essex co. Massachusetts d. bef. 1661 Newbury, Essex co.MA.
  2. Joshua Brown(e), b. c. 10 Apr. 1642 Newbury, Essex co. Massachusetts d. c. 20 Mar.1730 Newbury, MA
  3. Margery Brown(e), b. c. 1640 Newbury, Essex co. Massachusetts d. c. 26 Mar.1651 Newbury, MA.
  4. Caleb Brown(e), b. c. 07 May 1645, Newbury, Massachusetts d. ?

Children of Richard Brown(e) and Elizabeth Badger are:

  • v. Elizabeth Brown(e), b. 29 Mar 1649, Newbury, Massachusetts
  • vi. Richard Brown(e), b. 18 Feb 1650, Newbury, Massachusetts
  • vii. Edmund Brown(e), b. 17 Jul 1654, Newbury, Massachusetts d. c. 1677/8 Newbury, Essex co. MA.
  • viii. Sarah Brown(e), b. 07 Sep 1657, Newbury, Massachusetts
  • ix. Mary Brown(e), b. 07 Sep 1657, Newbury, Massachusetts


  • Savage: RICHARD, Ipswich, bef. 1638 rem. to Newbury, was br. of George, and with him came in the Mary and John, 1634, freeman. 6 May 1635, d. 26 Apr. 1661; by w. Edith, wh. d. Apr. 1647, had Joseph, wh. d. young; Joshua, b. 10 Apr. 1642; Caleb, 7 May 1645; and by sec. w. Elizabeth wid. of Giles Badger, m. 16 Feb. 1648, had Elizabeth 20 Mar. 1649; Richard, 18 Feb. 1651; Edmund, 17 July 1654; Sarah, 7 Sept. 1657; and Mary, 10 Apr. 1660. His will was pro. 2 June next yr.

Note: Joseph was mentioned in Georges will May 1642. b. c.1638?? d. c. bef. 1661

  • The inventory of the estate of "Richard Browne of Newbury," who "deceased April 26, 1661," taken 5 June 1661, totaled £634 3s., of which £400 was real estate: "six and twenty acres of upland & meadow with house & barn and eight and twenty acres of upland and meadow and a house, 1/2 a barn & six and twenty acres of upland & meadow" [EPR 1:340-42].
  • On 4 March 1677/8, "John Badger of the one part and Richard Browne, Sarah Browne and Mary Browne, all of Newbury, on the other part with the consent of Elizabeth Browne mother to them all" settled the estates of Giles Badger and Richard Browne on the occasion of the death of Richard's son, Edmund, at Nevis; John Badger recovered the lands that had been his father's and paid his half-siblings a sum to be agreed upon [ILR 4:161; EPR 3:220-21].
  • Massachusetts Vital Records for Newbury - Deaths Browne (see also Brown), Edith, w. Richard, Apr. 2, 1647.
  • Massachusetts Vital Records for Newbury - Marriages Browne (see also Brown), Richard, and wid. Elizabeth Badger, Feb. 1, 164[7?]. comment: has to be 1648
  • Massachusetts Vital Records for Newbury - Deaths Browne (see also Brown),Richard, Apr. 26, 1661. [Apr. 23. CTR]
  • James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Genealogical Publishing Co., I, II, III, and IV; 1986.
  1. [S744] Periodical-The Essex Antiquarian. Vol. XIII, p.168 "Descendants of Richard Brown of Newbury". Accessed March 22 2017. page 168
  2. [S1593] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. I 1634-35, I:433.
  3. [S1593] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. I 1634-35, I:432.
  4. [S1593] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. I 1634-35, pp.432-33.
  5. [S1593] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. I 1634-35, I:434.

03/15/2017   Up date:::: Parish records in Calne, Wiltshire, England appear to show Richard Baptized in 31 October 1613 son of William. Michael ....elder brother to George and younger Brother Richard  Richard made Freeman 1635 Occupation "Husbandman" or Planter At time they sailed to the colonies Richard would have been 21 in 1634... Richard was Literate, not of the poor class. In terms od social position, most immigrants were middle class Englishmen. "The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634-1635  Vol. I  A-B     NEHGS  Boston 1999 Columbus Smith's, Report to the Brown Association of the United States, 1868  p; 114

04/06/2017  Using Y-DNA testing I (Douglas Brown) have found 5 other Browns related to Me, Who are related to Richard. I have a 37/37 DNA marker match. I am waiting for my results on a 67 marker test. Then I can try a SNP's test. The other Brown's range form 35/37 > 36/37 match. All are a Haplogroup R-M269. With further testing, as with one Brown he is a R-DF83 which has allowed me to focus in on an area of England. Around Calne, Wiltshire. north of Southampton, East of Bristol, south of Gloucester, Southwest of Swindon.

Received 04/22/2017 Robert Brown who received it from Stephen Reed Brown (still alive 4/22/2017)

                                    who is a direct descendent of Rev. Samuel Brown b; 1687, younger brother to 
                                    Tristram Brown son of  Joshua  (Deacon) Browne b: 1642, son of Richard Browne 1613/4  
                               864.   1511  A.D. 15 Sept. Sir. Henry Guildford and Sir. Wistan Browne. 
                                          Ferdinand' s several creations of Henry Guildford and Wistan Bowne, Englishman, as Spanish knights in 
         Spanish                    consideration of the nobility of their descent and their having come from their native to cross with Ferdinand 
         Transcr.,                   to Africa and fight in the army which he was preparing against the Moors. At Burgo's, 15  Sept. 1511
          Ser.I,5:                     See Spanish Calendar. Vol. II, Nos. 54 and 55.  
          f.146                         Latn. Modern transcript from Barcelona. p.3
       Ashmol.             2.      The creation of Browne, as above.
       MS  858 
       Harl. MS.           3..   Narrative account  of the creation, by Ferdinand, King of Aragon, of Wilstanus Browne, Englishman, as a knight
       4900,                        . for his service against the Moors in Africa. Burgo's, 15 Sept 1511.   Subscribed: "Dominus Rex mandavit michi 
        f.(27) B.M.                 Michaeli Perez Delmacan"
                                          Contemporary copy, p. 1, with representation of the arms of the knight.
                            1804.     GRANTS IN APRIL, 1513,  4  HENRY   VIII........
                                10      Sir. Wistan Browne.   To be treasurer of Calais, in reversion after Sir. Hugh Conway, knight for the body, who
                                           has held the said office from 15 June 19 Hen. VII, vice  Sir. John Turbervile. Greenwich,  8 March, 4 Hen. VIII.
                                           Del. Westm. 4 April.
                                            P.S. French Roll,  4 Hen. VIII.  m.  5.    (3852)
  • Cataloged by J.S. Brewster through Library Research Service of THE Encyclopedia Britannica, from Letters and papers, Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII. Persevered in the Public Records Office, the British Museum and Elsewhere. Second Edition. revised and greatly enlarged by R.H. Brodie. LONDON: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1920, Vol. 1, Part 1. (no. 1 -1 no. 1805), pp.456, 825.

In response to verification of footnote of Aaron Hobart (1839) that Sir. Walston was a young knight of King Henry 8th household who attended Lord Davy to the court of Arragon, in Spain, where he was knighted by the Spanish King.

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Richard Brown, of Newbury's Timeline

Age 25
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 27
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
April 10, 1642
Age 29
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
May 7, 1645
Age 32
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
May 29, 1649
Age 36
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
February 18, 1651
Age 38
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
July 17, 1654
Age 41
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts