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William Browne, Lord Mayor of London

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: London, London, , England
Death: Died in London, , Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Browne, Lord Mayor of London and Ann Browne
Husband of Katherine Browne and Alice Blount
Father of Juliana Mundy; John Browne, MP; Anne Petre; Matthew Browne; Elizabeth Browne and 1 other
Brother of Thomas Browne
Half brother of Robert Browne, Esq.

Occupation: Lord Mayor 1513, Lord Mayor of London
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About Sir William Browne, Lord Mayor of London

William Browne, of “Flambard’s Hall,” London, mercer, Mayor of London in 1513-14, b. 1468-69 (aged 30 at the inquisition post mortem of his father, taken 8 Feb. 1499) at St. Denis’s Langbourne Ward, d. between 29 May 1513 (when he made his will) and 1 July 1514 (when it was proved). In the 1501 will of his brother Thomas he is mentioned as “my … belovyd brother William Browne,” and the will includes a bequest “unto my sister in Lawe the wif of my same brother William Browne a ring of the valew of xx s.” In his own will, he calls himself “William Browne, citizen and alderman of the Citie of London and nowe maier of the same,” requests burial in the burial-place of his father-in-law, “in the church of St. Thomas the Marter called Acon of London,” and mentions that he has “remaynyng in my handes … the residue of the goods of Sir John Browne, Knight, and of Dame Anne, late his wife, my fader and moder.” He mentions both his late wife, Catherine, and her father and mother, Sir Edward Shaw and Juliana his wife, and his own second wife, Alice. He also mentions “my daughter Julian nowe wyfe of John Mondy, Citizen and Alderman of London,” his maternal uncle, Thomas Belwood, and various “cousins.” He m. (1) by 4 Nov. 1491, Katherine Shaa, b. probably in 1473, living 1494 but d. by 3 Nov. 1497, daughter (and eventual coheiress) of Sir Edmund Shaa, Mayor of London in 1482, by the latter’s wife Julian ____. She is called “Katharine now wife of William Broun … of London, mercer … aged 20 and more” in the inquisition post mortem of her mother, dated 29 Oct. 1494. He m. (2) (as her first husband) by Jan. 1503/4, with further issue, Alice Kebyl, d. 8 June 1521, and buried in the Church of the Grey Friars, London, daughter of Henry Kebyl (or Kebyll), of St. Mary Aldermary, Lord Mayor of London in 1510-11, which Alice survived him and married secondly (as his third wife), before 15 Feb. 1514/5, William Blount, 4th Lord Mountjoy, by whom she was ancestress of the subsequent lords Mountjoy. A son of this second marriage, John Browne, of Horton Kirby, sat for Aldborough in co. Lancaster, and was sheriff of London in 1552.


Note: This William Browne was Lord Mayor of London in the year 1513 and died in office. He is a totally different individual than William Browne who was Lord Mayor in 1507, who also died in office. Please see the attached documents:

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London, London, , England
Age 26
Middlesex, England
Age 43
London, London, , England
Age 45
London, England
June 3, 1514
Age 46
London, , Middlesex, England
Age 46
Ingatestone, Essex, England