Richard Brown, of Newbury

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Richard Browne

Birthplace: of, Southampton, Hampshire , England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Browne and Sarah Browne
Husband of Edith Brown and Elizabeth Brown
Father of Dea. Joshua Brown; Elizabeth Webster (Brown); Sarah Titcomb and William Browne
Brother of Sarah Noyes; George Brown, of Newbury and Michael Brown

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About Richard Brown, of Newbury

Richard Brown(e) was born 1614 in England and died 26 Apr 1661 in Newbury, Massachusetts. He married (1) Edith in England. 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 his wife, brother Geroge, sister Sarah and brother-in-law James Noyes on the ship “Mary and John” which sailed from Southhampton, England 24 Mar 1633/34. His brother Michael and father Joseph remained in England.

They lived first at Ipswich, Massachusetts where he was admitted freeman in 1635 and was appointed constable there in that year. They moved to Newbury.

Children of Richard Brown(e) and Edith are:

  • i.Joshua Brown(e), b. Newbury, Massachusetts
  • ii.Joseph Brown(e), b. Newbury Massachusetts
  • iii.Margery Brown(e), b. Newbury, Massachusetts
  • iv..Caleb Brown(e), b. 07 May 1645, Newbury, Massachusetts

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
  • 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, freem. 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.
  • The inventory of the estate of "Richard Browne of Newbury," who "deceased April 26, 1661," taken 5 June 1661, totalled £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 Bager 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].


  • James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Genealogical Publishing Co., I, II, III, and IV; 1986.


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Richard Brown, of Newbury's Timeline

Southampton, Hampshire , England
April 10, 1642
Age 29
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 29
Wales, United Kingdom
May 29, 1649
Age 36
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
September 7, 1657
Age 44
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
April 26, 1661
Age 48
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Newburyport, Ma.