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Sir John V. Browne, IV, Alderman

Also Known As: "John Alderman Brown", "Brown"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Wragby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Browne, III and Lady Elizabeth Rebecca Yealdhall
Husband of Alice Browne
Father of Sir Anthony Browne, K.B.; Sir John Brown, V, Alderman of London; Joan Browne and Lady Mary Feruson
Brother of Zaddock Browne

Occupation: Lord Mayor 1480
Managed by: Andrew Dean Kemp
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About Sir John V. Browne, IV, Alderman

The Middle Ages in Lincolnshire The Witham valley between Boston and Lincoln had the highest concentration of Abbeys and monastic foundations in the country. The principle foundations were Barlings Abbey, Bardney Abbey, Catley Abbey, Nocton Abbey, Stainfield Abbey, Stixwould Abbey, Tupholme Abbey, Kirkstead Abbey, Kyme Abbey . The rest of the county was not left out, there were houses at Bourne Abbey, Sempringhm Abbey and many other places. But the clustering along the Witham was extraordinary.

Fewer Castles were built, although some of the manors were fortified in early years. Given the size of the county it is perhaps just as surprising that there are so few castles, as that there are so many Abbeys up the Witham. Boston, for example, appears to have had seven friaries, and to be defended only by the town walls. There appears to have been no garrison.

Fairs at Stamford, Grantham, and Stow Fair were established, and lasted throughout the period. Corby Glen sheep fair has been held more or less unchanged every year since 1238.

Sheep farming and the wool trade brought untold wealth to the area. Churches of breathtaking beauty were built.

In this period the Queen's Champion was appointed, and the post is still held by his successor, and many great estates and schools were founded. The Middle Ages were as rich and colourful in Lincolnshire as anywhere else. Wikipedia

Marriage to: Lady Alice Alderman Browne (born Swinstead) Mar 8 1338 Lincolnshire, England

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Sir John V. Browne, IV, Alderman's Timeline

April 1312
Lincolnshire, England
April 1, 1340
Age 28
Bechworth Castle, Surrey, England
Age 36
Angus, Scotland
Age 47
Kinross-shire, Scotland
Age 64
Bechworth Castle, Surrey, England
Age 64
Lincolnshire, England
September 8, 1398
Age 65