Peter Brown Family History

Henry Browne (c1510) & Thomasyn

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General History

This family grouping relates to the 'Far East Mid- Sussex Browne's' based around Heathfield, Warbleton, Waldron, Burwash & Ticehurst in Sussex. They are possibly descended from a Henry Browne of Warbleton and are possibly related to John Brown (1510) of Maresfield. They were not one of my direct ancestors and are probably not related, (but may be as earlier relation of John Browne of West Hoathly). However as their descendants form a part of the Mid Sussex, East Surrey & SW Kent Brown's the details are included here for completeness.

Henry Browne was born about 1510 probably in Warbleton, Sussex. He married Thomasyn. Henry left a 'Will' dated 11th April 1565 and was buried on 27th April 1565 in Warbleton, Sussex. Thomasyn was mentioned in her husband's 'Will' of 1565.

Note: this family group is incomplete and contains errors. When the structure is clarified it will be simplified

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Henry & Thomasyn had at least four children.

  1. Richard Browne was born around 1540 probably in Warbleton, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1565. He probably married Mary Dobson on 21st May 1570 in Buxted, Sussex. Richard left a 'Will' dated 25th January 1593 and was buried on 29th January 1593 in Warbleton, Sussex ('married'). Mary was mentioned in his husband's 'Will' of 1593 as executor. Richard & Mary had nine children.
    1. Ano Browne was buried on 8th September 1573 in Warbleton, Sussex ('son of Richard').
    2. Henry Browne was baptised on 16th September 1574 in Warbleton, Sussex and he was buried there on 18th September 1574 ('son of Richard').
    3. Joan Browne was baptised on 18th October 1575 in Warbleton, Sussex and she was buried there on 26th October 1575 ('daughter of Richard & Mary').
    4. Richard Browne was born in about 1577 possibly in Warbleton, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1593 as eldest son and under 21. He possibly married Lydia Byflitt on 25th January 1603 in Warbleton, Sussex. Richard was possibly buried on 19th October 1641 in Warbleton, Sussex.
    5. Calebe Browne was born in about 1579 possibly in Warbleton, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found) . He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1593 as second eldest son and under 22.He married Mary (Marie) in about 1603. Mary was buried on 6th November 1612 in Warbleton, Sussex ('Marie, wife of Caleb')Calebe & Mary had two children.
      1. Richard Browne was baptised on 12th August 1604 in Warbleton, Sussex ('son of Richard')
      2. Mary Browne (Marie) was baptised on 8th December 1605 in Warbleton, Sussex
    6. Nicholas Browne was born in about 1581 possibly in Warbleton, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1593 as under 22.
    7. Henry Browne was born in about 1583 possibly in Warbleton, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1593 as under 22.
    8. Anne Browne was baptised on 30th October 1586 in Warbleton, Sussex ('daughter of Richard).
    9. Mary Browne was baptised on 13th April 1589 in Warbleton, Sussex ('daughter of Richard & Mary'). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1593 as under 18.
  2. James Brown was born about 1542 probably in Warbleton, Sussex. (derived, as no birth records found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1565. He probably married firstly Phoebie Voile (or Volle) on 11th July 1575 in Warbleton, Sussex. Phoebie was possibly buried on 26th March 1592 in Waldron, Sussex (un-named, 'wife of James'). He probably married secondly Tamsin Daniel on 1st November 1592 in Waldron, Sussex (Tamsin was a widow). James was possibly buried on 25th May 1606 in Waldon, Sussex. James & Phoebie probably had seven children.
    1. Thomas Brown was baptised on 19th September 1585 in Waldron, Sussex ('son of James').
    2. Joan Brown was baptised on 5th November 1588 in Waldron, Sussex (no parents shown).
    3. Mushmarcye Brown was baptised on 1st February 1590 in Warbleton, Sussex (daughter of James & Pheby).
    4. Mary Brown was baptised on 19th March 1592 in Waldron, Sussex ('son of James').
    5. James Brown was baptised on 14th October 1593 in Waldron, Sussex ('son of James'). He married Elizabeth Follidge on 25th February 1620 in Lewes, Sussex (license issued at Lewes, James shown of Warbleton & Elizabeth of Ashburnham). Elizabeth was buried on 23rd April 1623 in Warbleton, Sussex ('wife of James) and James was buried there on 19th March 1636 (shown as married).
      1. James Brown was buried on 31st August 1612 in Warbleton, Sussex. Sussex ('child')
      2. Richard Brown was baptised on 21st March 1621 in Warbleton, Sussex
      3. James Brown was baptised on 29th April 1622 in Warbleton, Sussex. He maybe had a son
        1. James Brown was born about 1650. (derived, as no birth records found). He married Susan Mounsley on 6th October 1674 in Heathfield, Sussex. James & Susan had six children.
          1. James Brown was baptised on 16th May 1679 in Heathfield, Sussex. He probably married Mary and had a child. He maybe married secondly Elizabeth and had a child
            1. Thomas Brown was baptised on 19th April 1715 in Heathfield, Sussex.
            2. Edward Brown was baptised on 28th December 1718 in Heathfield, Sussex.
          2. Mary Brown was baptised on 9th December 1681 in Heathfield, Sussex.
          3. John Brown was baptised on 19th September 1683 in Heathfield, Sussex. He married Rachel. John was probably buried on 23rd November 1635 in Heathfield, Sussex. (Apprenticeship records show 3rd October 1737, John Brown, son of Rach(a)ell Brown, widow; apprenticed to Thomas Reed of Heathfield, linen weaver). Rachel was possibly buried on 31st January 1777 in Heathfield, Sussex (but may have been her daughter). John & Rachel had seven children
            1. Susanna Brown was baptised on 2nd February 1715 in Heathfield, Sussex.
            2. Rachel Brown was baptised on 17th November 1717 in Heathfield, Sussex. Rachel was possibly buried on 10th September 1786 in Heathfield, Sussex (but may have been her mother).
            3. James Brown was baptised on 4th October 1719 in Heathfield, Sussex.
            4. John Brown was baptised on 3rd June 1722 in Heathfield, Sussex.
            5. Ano Brown was baptised on 24th May 1724 in Heathfield, Sussex.
            6. Robert Brown was baptised on 20th November 1726 in Heathfield, Sussex and he was buried there on 17th March 1731 ('son of John').
            7. Robert Brown was baptised on 23rd July 1732 in Heathfield, Sussex.
          4. Walter Brown was baptised on 6th August 1685 in Heathfield, Sussex.
          5. Robert Brown was baptised on 12th December 1687 in Heathfield, Sussex.
          6. Robert Brown was baptised on 6th February 1691 in Heathfield, Sussex.
    6. Nicholas Brown was baptised on 10th July 1597 in Waldron, Sussex ('son of James').
    7. John Brown was baptised on 22nd March 1600 in Waldron, Sussex ('son of James').
  3. William Brown was born about 1544 probably in Warbleton, Sussex. (derived, as no birth records found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1565 and inherited property in Heathfield. He was mentioned in his brother Richard's 'Will' of 1593. William probably had four children.
    1. Susanna Browne was baptised on 29th November 1584 in Heathfield, Sussex.
    2. Richard Browne was baptised on 12th May 1588 in Heathfield, Sussex. He had children
      1. Anne Browne was baptised on 13th March 1608 in Heathfield, Sussex.
      2. Samuel Browne was baptised on 14th January 1611 in Heathfield, Sussex and he was buried there on 9th March 1611 ('son of Richard')
      3. Richard Browne was baptised on 6th March 1614 in Heathfield, Sussex.
      4. Thomas Browne was born in about 1617 in Heathfield, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). He maybe married and had four children.
        1. Samuel Browne (Samell) was baptised on 14th November 1641 in Buxted, Sussex. He had achild
          1. Samuel Browne was baptised on 12th Februray 1676 in Hellingly, Sussex
        2. Richard Browne was baptised on 16th February 1645 in Buxted, Sussex.
        3. Sarah Browne was baptised on 21st March 1647 in Buxted, Sussex.
        4. Anne Browne (Ann) was baptised on 26th May 1650 in Buxted, Sussex
    3. Fearnot Browne was baptised on 19th October 1589 in Warbleton, Sussex.
    4. Repent Browne was baptised on 12th November 1592 in Warbleton, Sussex.
  4. Susan Browne was born around 1546 probably in Warbleton, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1565 (as unmarried & under 20). Susan was maybe possibly buried on 26th June 1600 in Warbleton, Sussex ('single').

 

Unsure of Parentage of the following

  1. christopher Browne was born around 1550 possibly in Warbleton, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). He married Mary Aylarde on 26th May 1575 in Herstmonceux, Sussex. Christopher was buried on 10th April 1585 in Herstmonceaux, Sussex. He had possibly three children.
    1. Agnes Browne was baptised on 27th November 1575 in Herstmonceaux, Sussex.
    2. Thomas Browne was baptised on 3rd June 1582 in Herstmonceaux, Sussex. He married and had two children.
      1. Christopher Browne was baptised on 21st December 1624 in Heathfield, Sussex.
      2. John Browne was baptised on 11th April 1628 in Heathfield, Sussex.
    3. Richard Browne was baptised on 13th November 1586 in Herstmonceaux, Sussex (shown as 'baseborn child of Browne's widow'). Note as Christopher died in 1585 this was not his child.
  2. Thomas Brown was born about 1555. He married probably Alice Frye on 22nd May 1581 in Heathfield, Sussex. Thomas left a 'Will' dated 1st April 1624 and he was buried on 16th October 1626, in Heathfield, Sussex ('the elder Thomas'). Alice was mentioned in her husband's 'Will' of 1624. Alice was buried on 3rd July 1628 in Heathfield, Sussex ('widow of Thomas'). Thomas & Alice had eight children.
    1. Elizabeth Browne was baptised on 31st December 1581 in Heathfield, Sussex.
    2. John Browne was baptised on 25th December 1582 in Heathfield, Sussex.
    3. Thomas Browne was baptised on 12th September 1585 in Heathfield, Sussex. He was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1624. He married Elizabeth Nateley on 1st February 1608 in Heathfield, Sussex (license issued at Lewes on 29th January showing Elizabeth as aged 22 of Laughton and Thomas as son of Thomasof Heathfield). Elizabeth was buried on 23rd April 1630 in Heathfield, Sussex ('wife of Thomas'). Thomas & Elizabeth had children including:
      1. Judith Browne was baptised on 19th February 1609 in Chiddingly, Sussex.
      2. Elizabeth Browne was baptised on 18th March 1610 in Chiddingly, Sussex (no parents shown)
      3. Mary Browne was baptised on 31st May 1612 in Hellingly, Sussex and she was probably buried there on 15th September 1613 (un-named - daughter of Thomas).
      4. Elizabeth Browne was baptised on 24th August 1613 in Chiddingly, Sussex (no parents shown).
      5. Thomas Browne was baptised on 20th June 1617 in Chiddingly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his grandfather Thomas Brown's 'Will' of 1624. Thomas maybe possibly married Mary and had children in Newick. Mary was buried on 11th December 1662 in Newick, Sussex ('wife of Thomas') and Thomas was buried there on 10th January 1665. Thomas and Mary had six children.
        1. Mary Browne was baptised on 29th August 1647 in Newick, Sussex.
        2. John Browne was buried on 30th December 1649 in Newick, Sussex ('son of Thomas')
        3. Rose Browne was baptised on 31st August 1651 in Newick, Sussex.
        4. Thomas Browne was baptised on 22nd May 1653 in Newick, Sussex and he was buried there on 5th August 1657 (' son of Thomas & Mary').
        5. John Browne was born and baptised on 16th January 1656 in Newick, Sussex and appears to be baptised again on 30th January 1656 in Fletching (father is Thomas from Newick and was born on 16th January). He possibly married firstly Mary (or Marie). John & Mary had one child (I). Mary was buried on 10th March 1680 in Plumpton, Sussex ('wife of John'). He possibly married secondly Ann. John & Ann had seven children in Plumpton (II-VIII). (but the John could be another one- see 1 G ix).
          1. John Browne was baptised on 3rd March 1680 in Plumpton, Sussex (son of John & Marie)
          2. James Browne was baptised in April 1683 in Plumpton, Sussex (day not known).
          3. Mary Browne was baptised on 28th April 1686 in Plumpton, Sussex.
          4. Anne Browne was baptised on 10th April 1689 in Plumpton, Sussex.
          5. Thomas Browne was baptised on 16th February 1691 in Plumpton, Sussex.
          6. John Browne was buried on 19th May 1694 in Plumpton, Sussex.
          7. Matthew Browne (Matt) was baptised on 3rd November 1694 in Plumpton, Sussex.
          8. John Browne was baptised on 1st November 1698 in Plumpton, Sussex.
        6. Elizabeth Browne was baptised on 15th July 1659 in Newick, Sussex. She was possibly buried there on 12th October 1684.
      6. Margaret Browne was baptised on 1st March 1618 in Laughton, Sussex.
      7. Joan Browne (Johane) was baptised on 23rd January 1620 in Laughton, Sussex.
      8. Roger Browne was baptised on 13th January 1622 in Laughton, Sussex and he was buried there on 20th June 1627.
    4. Martha Browne was baptised on 12th September 1585 in Heathfield, Sussex.
    5. Henry Browne was baptised on 23rd November 1588 in Heathfield, Sussex and he was buried there on 20th May 1590 ('son of Thomas').
    6. Amity Browne was baptised on 28th March 1591 in Heathfield, Sussex. She was mentioned in her fathers 'Will' of 1624 (as executor and residual beneficiary, and proved the will as Amity Pettet). She married Thomas Petitt on 29th April 1608 in Heathfield, Sussex (shown as Amily).
    7. Matthew Browne was baptised on 26th May 1594 in Heathfield, Sussex. He was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1624. He possibly married Mary Hooke on 22nd November 1621 in Waldron, Sussex ('a widow'). He had a child baseborn of Joan Gibbons. He married secondly Susan. Matthew was probably buried on 25th April 1656 in Chiddingly, Sussex. Matthew & Susan had three children . (NOTE: There may be two Matthew's children here-see also ref 6A).
      1. Joan Browne (Gibbons) was baptised on 31st March 1622 in Waldron, Sussex, baseborn of Joan Gibbons. Matthew Browne was reputed to be the father.
      2. Francis Browne was baptised on 24th August 1622 in Heathfield, Sussex.
      3. Matthew Browne was baptised on 18th July 1630 in East Grinstead, Sussex (of Matthew & Susan). He possibly married Ann Oliver on 22nd Jun 1656 in East Grinstead, Sussex (Bands issued on that date but may have married later). He was possibly buried on 6th April 1657 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('a young man'). Ann is mentioned in Robert Browne's 'Will' of 1677 so this Matthew may not be part of this group.
      4. Anne Browne (An) was baptised on 10th February 1633 in East Grinstead, Sussex (of Matthew & Susan).
      5. Elizabeth Browne was baptised on 3rd June 1638 in East Grinstead, Sussex (of Matthew & Susan).
      6. Ano Browne was buried on 16th April 1643 in Chiddingly, Sussex ('still born infant of Matthew').
      7. Mary Browne was baptised on 30th June 1644 in Chiddingly, Sussex.
      8. Anne Browne (Ann) was baptised on 6th April 1646 in Chiddingly, Sussex and she was buried there on on 8th March 1648 ('daugher of Matthew').
      9. John Browne was baptised on 17th October 1650 in Chiddingly, Sussex.
    8. Francis Browne was baptised on 3rd July 1597 in Heathfield, Sussex. He was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1624.
  3. William Browne was born around 1550 possibly in Ticehurst, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). He possibly married Joan Dawe on 16th December 1577 in Burwash, Sussex. He had seven children.
    1. William Browne was baptised on 5th October 1578 in Burwash, Sussex (son of William).
    2. Matthew Browne (Mathow Brone) was baptised on 11th June 1581 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
    3. Thomas Browne (Brone) was baptised on 8th March 1584 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
    4. William Browne was baptised on 28th December 1588 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
    5. William Browne was baptised on 30th May 1590 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
    6. George Browne was baptised on 14th November 1591 in Ticehurst, Sussex. He married Ann. George & Ann had one child.
      1. Roger Browne was baptised on 29th October 1637 in Ticehurst, Sussex and he was buried there on 11th December 1637.
    7. Samuel Browne was baptised on 23rd December 1593 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
    8. Stephen Browne was born in about 1595 in Ticehurst, Sussex (derived, as no birth records found). He married Elizabeth Noakes on 9th August 1631 in Burwash, Sussex. Stephen & Elizabeth had three children.
      1. Anne Browne (Ann) was baptised on 13th October 1633 in Ticehurst, Sussex (daughter of Stephen).
      2. Stephen Browne was baptised on 22nd November 1635 in Ticehurst, Sussex (son of Stephen). He had a child.
        1. Stephen Browne was baptised on 19th April 1652 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
      3. Joan Browne (Johan) was baptised on 15th July 1638 in Ticehurst, Sussex (daughter of Stephen & Elizabeth).
  4. George Browne was born around 1550 possibly in Ticehurst, Sussex. (derived, as no birth records found). He possibly married Ano Hunt (Hunte) on 14th January 1588 in Ticehurst, Sussex (she was unnamed, but shown as widow of Anthony Hunte). George was buried on 6th August 1595 in Ticehurst, Sussex and his wife was buried there on 26th July 1598 (un-named-'wife of George')

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Wills

  1. Henry Browne (Family ref top) left a ‘Will’ that was dated 11th April 1565 and was proved on 30th June 1565  (LEWES A5.P244). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his wife Thomesyne ; his daughter Susan (under 20); his sons James (Jamys), Richard, William . Overseers were John Pettytt, John Garland. Witnesses were Thomas Darby. Thomas Chattfyld the younger. John Garland, John Farmour parson of Warbleton. Properties mentioned were Collyns; Woodwools within the parish of Heathfield ; Homewodes and Lockwoddes in Warbleton
  2. Richard Browne (Family ref 3) left a ‘Will’ that was dated 25th January 1593 and was proved in February 1593  (LEWES A9.P114). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his wife Mary (executor); his brother William; his sons Richard (eldest, under 21), Calebe (2nd-under 22), Nicholas (under 22), Henry (under 22); his daughter Mary (under 18); Witnesses were Richard a Reed  Ambrose Zeeds.
  3. Thomas Brown left a 'Will' that was dated 1st April 1624 and was proved on 28th October 1626 (Lewes A19.P135). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his wife Alice; his daughter Amity Pettet (executor and residual beneficiary); his sons Thomas , Matthew & Francis ; his grandchildren Thomas son of Thomas; witnesses were William Glasier, Stephen Mathew, William Gray.
  4. Richard Browne left a ‘Will’ that was dated 8th January 1544 and was proved on 8th June 1544  (LEWES A1.P50). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions Jone Ward, Elin Smyth, Alys Russell and Jone Joyly, widows; mother Grenefeld, Wylliam Grenefeld, Roger Cutler and Agnes Glovar; Thomas Harrys, parson of Waldron & Thomas Wood of Waldron (executors); Witnesses were John Dyne, William Wood, Richard ___, William Mosse
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  1. Sussex Parish Registers – Burwash,Buxted, Chiddingly, Hartfield, Heathfield, Herstmonceaux, Maresfield, Rotherfield, Ticehurst, Waldron,Warbleton, Withyham,
  2. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  3. Lewes Will Microfilm
  4. Sussex Family History Group- Sussex Marriage Index CD
  5. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  6. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites
  7. Family Search.org  (Latter day Saints): For initial identification of details only