Peter Brown Family History

Wills of Browne's (r-z)

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The 'Wills' are of five types. a) Transcripts, b) Abstracts, c) Copies from Microfilm, d) Seen 'Will' microfilm and extracted base information, e) 'Will' listed in an index and not seen or is unreadable.

A lot of 'Wills' do NOT have a transcript but over time hopefully this situation will be improved. Wherever possible I try to show an original copy of the Will' with a transcript. This then enables any later queries to be resolved. NOTE: If anyone reading this page has a Transcript or a good copy of any of the 'Wills' mentioned then I would be very thankful for a copy.

'Wills' have been cross referenced to/from Family Group pages in this site (but in a few cases the link has yet to be established). Where a link is shown under Copy/Transcript, then either a Transcription (or Abstract) of the Will is provided if available or a photocopy from the microfilm.

 

These are in alphabetic forename/date order. For shortcut click on appropriate first letter of the forename (if forename letter not shown then no Will details are held). buttons can be used to navigate to next or previous page.

 

Name Place Date
signed
Date Proved Ref. Main People Identified Fam Grp
Ref
Transcript or Copy: readability
Returns to 'Top of Page' Brown            
Richard Brown Waldron, Sx 08/01/1544 08/06/1544 LEWES A1.P50 Others: 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: John Dyne, William Wood, Richard ___, William Mosse
BrH1510 Transcript

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Richard Brown Maresfield, Sx 03/07/1586 26/07/1586 LEWES A8.P03 Wife: un-named
Brothers: Thomas (& his two children), William (executor -& his children under 21)
Witnesses: Bartholmewe Cruttenden, William Dawes (overseer), John Fowle (overseer), Thomas Goldinge
BrJ1510 Transcript

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Richard Brown Warbleton, Sx 25/01/1593
(Note: 'Will' shows 1592)
x/02/1593 LEWES A9.P114 Wife: Mary (executor)
Brother: William
Sons: Richard (eldest, under 21), Calebe (2nd-under 22), Nicholas (under 22), Henry (under 22)
Daughter: Mary (under 18)
Witnesses: Richard a Reed  Ambrose Zeeds
BrH1510 Transcript
Richard Brown West Hoathly, Sx   08/09/1641 LEWES B7.P265 Administration
Wife : Susan??
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Richard Brown Westerham, Kent 25/05/1714 01/06/1715 Rochester Sons: Giles, Joseph , Richard (executor), Thomas (executor). William (executor)
Daughters: Jane, Sarah (both under 21 and unmarried)
Grandchildren: Elizabeth Browne (dau of Joseph)
Trustees: William Cox (brother (in law)), James Browne (cousin)
Witnesses: William King, James Browne, Thomas White
Properties: Redfold farm (Billingshurst, Sx)
BrG1614 Transcript
Richard Brown Maresfield, Sx -Mayfield? 22/11/1768 12/03/1770 LEWES A62.P182 Wife: Susanna + six children (unnamed) BrW1682
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Richard Brown Godstone, Sy   01/07/1780 PCC Prob 11/1067/111      
Richard Brown Burstow, Sy   25/02/1851 PCC Prob 11/2126/364   BrT1702  
Robert Brown Heathfield, Sx   18/01/1598 LEWES A10.P100 Brother: William (executor)
Others: Godman Croutche
Witnesses: Thomas Croutche, Robert Kingsmyle, Robert Rye
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Robert Brown West Hoathly, Sx 14/05/1677 LEWES A34.P281 Brother :Thomas Browne & nephew Thomas Browne .
Cousin: John Cheale & godson Thomas Cheale
Others: Mr Griffith (curate), John Bexly & wife Elizabeth, Thomas Blackman & wife Joahane, John Bryan, George Payne, John Martyn, Richard Griffith, John Watson, Richard Swane & his wife, Anne, wife of Matthew Browne!! & four children.
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Robert Brown (Yeoman) Horne, Sy 10/08/1751 03/08/1756 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1756/009 Wife: Elizabeth,
Son: Richard
Daughter: Elizabeth (Elizabeth Stanley)
BrR1597 Abstract

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Robert Brown Rotherfield, Sx   1814 LEWES A71.P827     Read-None

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Roger Brown Fletching, Sx   16/07/1607 LEWES B3.P130 Administration   Read-None
Returns to 'Top of Page' Brown            
Sarah Brown (Spinster) Godstone, Sy   23/04/1776 PCC Prob 11/1018/151      
Sarah Brown (Widow) Horne, Sy   22/05/1819 PCC Prob 11/1616/51      
Susannah Brown (widow) Maresfield, Sx 03/03/1788 04/01/1792 PCC Prob 11/1213/22 Sons: Richard, Robert
Daughters: Susanna Miles, Anne Brown, Elizabeth Snelling
BrW1682 Copy
Returns to 'Top of Page' Brown            
Thomas Brown West Hoathly, Sx 22/01/1582
(Note: 'Will' shows 1581)
08/05/1582 LEWES A7.P256 Wife: Elizabeth
Sons: John, Abel, Thomas, Edward, George
Daughters: Joan, Bridget, Elizabeth, Jane, Agnes
Grandchildren: Abel, Thomas & William sons of son Abel; unnamed son & daughter of daughter Joan Martin
Others: Dorcas Christy
Brother William Browne & Edward Browne-(Overseers)
BrT1516 Transcript (three)
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Thomas Brown Lindfield, Sx 12/03/1600 25/10/1600 LEWES South Mailing B74   BrJ1490  
Thomas Brown Heathfield, Sx 01/04/1624 28/10/1626 LEWES A19.P135 Wife: Alice
Daughter: Amity Pettet (executor and residual beneficiary)
Sons: Thomas , Matthew & Francis
Grandchildren: Thomas son of Thomas
Witnesses: William Glasier, Stephen Mathew, William Gray
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Thomas Brown Bletchingly, Sy   22/11/1639 PCC Prob 11/181/549      
Thomas Brown West Hoathly, Sx   29/10/1642 LEWES B7.P293 Administration   Read-None
Thomas Brown Shipley, Sx   1662 Chichester STC III/H/266 Administration    
Thomas Brown Limpsfield, Sy   1664 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1664/007      
Thomas Brown Salehurst, Knt   27/11/1674 PCC Prob 11/346/201      
Thomas Brown East Grinstead, Sx 12/08/1681 11/10/1681 PCC Prob 11/367/510 Wife: Elizabeth
Daughters: Elizabeth (eldest), Sarah, Mary, Susan
Cousin: Thomas Hoardby. Friend: Thomas Chapman
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Thomas Brown (Browen) Maresfield, Sx   1703 LEWES A45.P137 ????      
Thomas Brown Rotherfield, Sx 05/07/1710 1711 LEWES A48.P105 Wife: Sarah,
Sons: Thomas (eldest & executor), William & John (youngest)
Daughter: Sarah. Grandchildren: ‘three’ children of son William (William, Elizabeth & Sarah)
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Thomas Brown West Hoathly, Sx 15/07/1730 31/08/1730 LEWES A53.P148 Wife: Anne (Annis)
Daughters: Mary, Sarah, Anne
Sons: Thomas, Joseph,
John- not mentioned
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Thomas Brown Rotherfield, Sx 30/08/1734 22/10/1734 LEWES A54.P258 Wife Mary,
children: Thomas, William, John, Robert, Richard & Mary (under 21).
Also mentions his brother William as Executor and as living in Buxted and his friend William Page of Rotherfield.
BrW1610 Copy-ok
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Thomas Brown
Ifield, Sx 22/05/1756 1759 LEWES A60.P8 Kinsmen: John Brown of Charlwood, Thomas Brown, Joseph Brown the younger   Read-some
Thomas Brown Waldron, Sx 27/02/1767 18/04/1767 LEWES A61.P483 Grandchildren: Thomas, William, Elizabeth & Bernadette Patons (or Peters) , children of William Patons of Waldron (executor)   Read-some

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Rotherfield, Sx 01/08/1773 08/02/1774 LEWES A63.P26 Wife: Mary
Sons: Thomas (shopkeeper), William, Richard, James (under 21)
Daughters: Lydia, Betty (under 21), Anne (daughter of first wife), Mary
Grandson: John (of William)
Mentions Thomas is "Lord of the manor of Rotherfield"!!
BrW1682 Read-most
Thomas Brown Horley, Sy 01/08/1796 15/02/1798 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1798/002 Sons: John, Henry, William, Joseph, Benjamin (youngest son & joint executor)
Daughters: Catherine (wife of Thomas Packham), Elizabeth (wife of John Richardson), Philadelphia (wife of Richard Humphrey, Mary (wife of Joseph Constable) & joint executor
Others: William Itchener Brown
Trustees: Langston Sanders, Ambrose Brooks
Witnesses: John Sparkes, John Weller, Ian Gobley
BrJ1656 Copy
Thomas Brown Burstow, Sy   29/10/1812 PCC Prob 11/1537/410   BrT1702  
Thomas Brown (blacksmith) Nutfield, Sy   29/08/1826 PCC Prob 11/1715/172      
Timothy Brown Ardingly, Sx 20/10/1795 11/03/1805 LEWES A69.P518 Wife: Elizabeth (Executor)
Son: Timothy
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Returns to 'Top of Page' Brown            
               
Walter Brown Dorking, Sy   04/12/1595 PCC Prob 11/86/416      
Walter Brown Ifield, Sx   27/02/1629 LEWES B6.P050   BrW1534  
Walter Brown Dorking, Sy   09/06/1641 PCC Prob 11/186/338      
William Brown East Grinstead, Sx 12/04/1547   LEWES A1.P140 Sons: John (executor), James, Richard, Thomas, George
Grandchildren: Thomas son of Richard, Jane daughter of Thomas, & Joane daughter of George
Others: Edward Phillippe (overseer)
Witnesses: John ____, Andrew Ledger, ___ ___ of Stone, George ____, ____ Browne, and James Baldwyn with others
Property: Farm called Overweald?
BrW1480 Transcript

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William Brown Reigate, Sy   26/09/1558 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1558/036     Copy
William Brown Westerham, Kent 01/04/1589 01/05/1589 Rochester Wife: Margaret (executor)
Son: William
Daughter: Johan
Others: Thomas Toller, Thomas Chapman
Witnesses: Robert Casinghurst, William Chapman, Gyles Brown
BrC1490 Transcript
William Brown (clerk Pastor) Horley, Sy   1613 LMA-DW/PA/ 05/1613/019   BrW1534  
William Brown Westerham, Kent 28/02/1633 08/08/1644 Rochester Wife: Julian
Daughters: Joane (wife of Mathew Masters), Susan (wife of Sander Bennett), Margaret (wife of James King), Elizabeth Browne.
Witnesses: Thomas Toller, Thomas White
BrC1490 Transcript
William Brown West Hoathly, Sx 14/11/1637 15/02/1638 LEWES A25.P84 Wife: Anne
Daughter: Mary (under 21)
Son: James (executor but under 21)
Brothers: Thomas, Richard, Joseph (all overseers & witnesses)
Witnesses: John (Pulldoleroke?), the sayed Thomas Browne, Richard Browne and Joseph Browne.
BrT1516 Transcript

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William Brown Ifield, Sx   03/12/1610 LEWES B3.P225 Administration BrW1534  
William Brown West Hoathly, Sx   07/11/1637 LEWES B7.P061 Administration    
William Brown Horsham   1642 Chichester South Dean 20      
William Brown Withyham, Sx   1674 LEWES A34.P12 Wife: Elizabeth
Daughters: Joan, Anne ?, Sarah, Elizabeth
Sons: Richard, William, John , Thomas, Ralph
Grandchildren: John son & Mary dau of William,  Thomas & William sons of Thomas Parkham + John Parkham, Ann Groomwood (daughter of Richard Groomwood)
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William Brown Wivelsfield, Sx   23/03/1697 PCC Prob 11/437/18      
William Brown Ifield, Sx   1705 LEWES A46.P87 Wife: Elizabeth
Son: William
Daughters: Susanna, Sarah
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William Brown Edenbridge, Knt   1724 Edenbridge wills Brother: John
Sister: Jane
Other: Elizabeth Hawes alias Medhurst
   
William Brown Horsham, Sx 15/10/1732 10/09/1733 Chichester STC I/35/263 Wife: Mary
Daughter: Mary
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Thomas Brown Horsham, Sx   1733 Chichester STC III/O/66 Administration    
William Brown Godstone, Sy   20/01/1767 PCC Prob 11/925/40      
William Brown Bletchingly, Sy   03/03/1768 PCC Prob 11/937/20      
William Brown Burstow, Sy   29/11/1780 PCC Prob 11/1070/327   BrW1696  
William Brown Horley, Sy   27/11/1781 PCC Prob 11/1083/304      
William Brown (innkeeper) Worth, Sx   01/07/1784 PCC Prob 11/1118/534      
William Brown
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Rotherfield, Sx   15/11/1798 LEWES A67.P850 Wife: Mary
Sons: William, John, Thomas
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William Brown Blechingley, Sy   10/07/1806 PCC Prob 11/1445/275      
William Brown Tandridge, Sy   06/05/1814 PCC Prob 11/1556/35   BrA1622  
William Brown Weterham, Knt   20/03/1826 PCC Prob 11/1709/337      
William Brown Maresfield, Sx   1839 LEWES A80.P19 Brother: Thomas
Sister: Ann
Refers to Henry Browne deceased, brother
 
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William Smale Brown Oxted, Sy   08/05/1847 PCC Prob 11/2055/295      
William Brown Fletching, Sx 17/07/1849 15/08/1854 LEWES A84.P940 Wife: Mary  
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William Brown (publican) Horley, Sy   20/03/1856 PCC Prob 11/2228/249