Peter Brown Family History

George Browne (1610) & Ann Whealer

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General History

George Browne & Ann Whealer were not one of my direct ancestors but they are related to me as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

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George Browne was baptised on 6th May 1610 in West Hoathly, Sussex (‘son of Enoch’). He was the son of Enoch Brown (& Anne) who was the son of Enoch Brown & Eleanor Grose . He was mentioned in Uncle George Browne’s will of 1614. He married Ann Whealer on 22nd December 1630 in Cuckfield, Sussex with the license issued at Lewes on 21st December (George is shown as from Ifield ? and Elizabeth shown as Wheeler). George was buried on 23rd February 1653 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex ('George senior').

Ann Whealer's birth details are not known.

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George & Ann had five known children.

James Mary Dorothy George John
  1. James Browne was baptised on 28th May 1634 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex ('son of George'). He was possibly buried there on 12th November 1663.
  2. Mary Browne was baptised on 23rd March 1636 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex ('dau of George & Anne').
  3. Dorothy Browne was baptised on 18th March 1638 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex ('dau of George & Agnes').
  4. George Browne was baptised on 3rd June 1644 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex. He married Ursly. George was possibly buried on 22nd June 1680 in Chailey, Sussex (' a traveller from Maresfield'). George & Ursly had three children.
    1. Anne Browne (Ann) was baptised on 20th November 1670 in Maresfield, Sussex.
    2. Elizabeth Browne was baptised on 1st April 1677 in Maresfield, Sussex.
    3. George Browne was baptised on 16th March 1679 in Maresfield, Sussex. He probably married Elizabeth Batholomew on 29th April 1718 in East Grinstead, Sussex. George & Elizabeth had seven children. George was buried on 28th December 1767 in East Grinstead, Sussex and Elizabeth was buried there on 1st April 1765 ('wife of George')
      1. George Brown was baptised on 23rd September 1719 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      2. Mary Brown was baptised on 9th December 1721 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      3. Elizabeth Brown was baptised on 1st March 1723 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      4. George Brown was baptised on 16th October 1724 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      5. William Brown was baptised on 2nd September 1726 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He possibly married Mary Martin on 28th March 1749 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Mary was possibly buried on 15th February 1752 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('wife of William').
      6. Mary Brown was baptised on 25th August 1729 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      7. John Brown (shown as Jno) was baptised on 9th March 1733 in East Grinstead, Sussex and he was buried there on 3rd February 1759 ('son of George & Elizabeth').
  5. John Browne was baptised on 28th September 1646 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex

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  1. In general the family name BROWNE was used up to about 1700 and then BROWN became standard
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  1. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  2. Sussex Parish Registers – Ardingly, Bolney, Chailey, Crawley, Cuckfield, Ditchling, East Grinstead, Fletching, Horsted Keynes, Hartfield, Ifield, Lindfield,  Maresfield, Newick, Rotherfield, Slaugham, West Hoathly, Withyham, Worth
  3. Surrey Parish Registers – Bletchingly(some), Burstow, Caterham , Charlwood, Crowhurst, Godstone, Horley, Horne, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Nutfield, Oxted, Rusper, Tandridge
  4. Kent Parish Registers – Ashurst, Cowden, Edenbridge, Speldhurst
  5. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  6. Lewes Will Microfilm
  7. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  8. Surrey Marriage index CD
  9. Latter day Saints - Family Search: For initial identification of details only
  10. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism records