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Alderman James Brookes, or Brooke, fined for sheriff of the city of London, and afterwards settled at York, in which county, as well as in Nottinghamshire, he acquired a considerable estate. He m. and had, with a daughter, Anne, m. to Sir William Wy vil, b;irt. of Constable Burton, in Yorkshire, a son and successor,
i. Sir John Brookes, of York, who was created a Baronet in 1076. He m. Mary, daughter of Sir Hiirdress Waller, knt. by Elizabeth, his wife, second daughter and co-heir of Sir John Dowdall, and had issue,
James, his heir.
John, of Breade, in Sussex, who m. first, Damaris
Elizabeth, m. to William Bethel, esq. of Swinden,
in Yorkshire. Priscilla, m. to Rowland Place, esq. of Dinsdale,
Honoretta, m. to John Pratt, esq. of Dublin, by whom she had a daughter, Mary Pratt, m. to Sir George S a vile, bart. of Thornhill. Sir John d. in November, 1001, and was s. by his son, Ii. Sir James Brookes, of York, who m. Bridget, daughter of Mr. Wright, of Hammersmith, in Middlesex, and was s. at his decease in March, 1735, aged sixty-seven, by his son,
in. Sir Job Brookes, of York, who d. unm. 20th January, 1770, a lunatic, when the title became ExTinct.
Arnu—Or, a cross eug. per pale gu. and sa.
BROWN, OF DEPTFORD.
Created 1st Sept. 1040.—Extinct 13th Feb. I6S3.
i. Sir Richard Brown, of Deptford, in Kent, some time resident at the court of France, and one if the clerks of the Privy Council, who was created i Baronet in 1649, m- Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Jobs Prettyman, knt. of Dryfield, in Gloucestershire, but leaving no male issue at his decease, 12th Feb. L68J, the title Expired.
BROWN, OF EDINBURGH.
Created 24th Feb. 1709.—Extinct (date unknown).
i. Sir Robert Brown, of Edinburgh, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, was created a Baronet in 1709, bat of the honour nothing further is known.
BROWN, OF LONDON.
Created 22d July, 1099.—Extinct (date unknown).
I. William Brown, esq. of a Scottish family, ac quired a large fortune as a merchant, residing in Dantzic, trading with London, and was created aBiRonet, l 4th Dec. 1099, in which dignity he was «. by his son,
ii. Sir John Brown, who lived in Pall Mall, and had a seat on Kew Green, which was purchasedfrom him by Caroline, Queen Consort of King George II. He had two wives, and left by the first a son and successor,
in. Sir — Brown, who lived and died in Poland, and of the family there are no further details, bat there can be little doubt of the extinction of the BiRometct.
Sir Anthont Browne, created a knight of the Bath at the coronation of Richard II. married, and had two sons, Sir Richard, his heir, and Sir Stephen, lord mayor of London in 1439. The elder
Sir Robert Browne, living temp. Henry V. was father of
Sir Thomas Browns, treasurer of the household to He>rt VI. and sheriff of Kent in 1444 and 1460. He n. Eleanor, daughter and sole heir of Sir Thomas Fiti-Alan.of Beechworth Castle, brother of John, Earl of Arundel, and had issue, i. George (Sir), his heir, u. William, whose son removed to Tavistock.
This line is extinct, in. Robert (Sir), knt. m. Mary, daughter of Sir William Mallet, knt., and had an only daughter and heiress, Eleanor, wife, first, of Sir Thomas Fogge, and secondly, of Sir William Kempe. It. Anthony (Sir), standard-bearer of England, esquire of the body, governor of Queenboro' Castle, and constable of the castle of Calais. Prom this eminent person derive the Lords Montagu, the heiress of which distinguished family, the Hon. Elizabeth Mart Brown, wedded William Stephen Poyntz, esq. M.P. (See Burkb's Extinct Peerage and Commoners.)
i. Catherine, m. to Humphry Sackville, of Buckburst. Sir Thomas was s. by his eldest son,
Sir George Browne, knt. of Beechworth Castle, sheriff of Kent in 1481, who espousing the cause of the rUrl of Richmond, was included in the proclamation for apprehending the Duke of Buckingham and his tMcciates, and being soon after taken, suffered denpitation in London anno 1483. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Paston, and widow of Richard Lord Poynings, and was /. by his son,
Sir Matthew Browne, knt., of Beechworth Castle, sheriff of Surrey in 1496, living in 1530, who m. FridiAwide, daughter of Sir Richard Guilford, K. G. of Heapsted, in Kent, and had issue,
HemRt, who predeceased his father, leaving, by
Jane, m. to Sir Edward Bray.
Catherine, m. to John Poyntz, esq. of Alderley, sheriff of Surrey 14th and 26th Elizabeth, and from thia marriage lineally descends the present William Stephen Poyntz, esq. M.P. of Cowdray. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. hi.)
Sir Matthew was s. by his grandson,
Sir Thomas Browne, knt.* of Beechworth Castle, who m. Mabcll, daughter and heir of Sir William Fitz-WiUiams, and had, with two daughters, Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Honywood, of Kent, and Jane, of Sir Oliff Leigh, of Addington, in Surrey, a son and successor!
Sir Matthew Browne, of Beechworth Castle, who m. Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas Vincent, of Stoke Dabernon, and dying in the 1st of James I. was J. by his son,
i. Sir Ambrose Browne, of Beechworth Castle, created a Baronet in 1727, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of William Adam, esq. of Saffron Waldon, and d. in 1661, leaving issue, two sons, Adam, his heir; and Ambrose, who predeceased his father unmarried, with two daughters, the elder m. to John Browne, esq. of Buckland, and the younger to — Jevon, esq. The surviving son,
Ii. Sir Adam Browne, of Beechworth, M.P. for Surrey, married Philippa, daughter of Sir John Cooper, bart. of Winbourn St. Giles, in Dorsetshire, and d. 3rd November, 1690, having had one son, Ambrose, who predeceased him unmarried in 1688, and an onlydaughter and heiress,
Margaret Browne, of Beechworth, who m. in 1691, William Fenwick, esq. high sheriff of Surrey in 1705, and died issueless in 1726. Shortly after her decease, the estate of Beechworth was sold to Abraham Tucker, esq. and eventually descended to Sir Henry Paulet St. John Mildmay, who, in 1798, disposed of the mansion, manor, &c. to Henry Peters, esq. At the death of Mrs. Fenwick the representation of the family is stated to have devolved on the descendants of Catharine Browne, who wedded John PorNTz,esq.
Arms— Sa. three lions passant in bend between two double cotises, arg.
BROWNE, OF CAVERSHAM.
Created 10th May, 16o5.—Extinct in 1774.
Sir George Browne, of Wickham, in Kent, eldest son of the first Lord Montague, by Magdalen, his second wife, daughter of William Lord Dacre, of Gillesland, m. first, Eleanor, daughter and co-heir of Anthony Bridges, esq. ofShefford, in Berkshire, by whom he had no issue; and secondly, Mary, daughter of Sir Robert Terwhit, of Kettle by, in Lincolnshire, by whom he had one son and four daughters, via.
Georce, his heir.
Mary, m. to Thomas Paston, esq. of Norfolk.
Elizabeth, > who all died unmarried.
The only son,
George Browne, esq. of CavershRm, Oxfordshire, m. Elizabeth, second daughter of Sir Richard Blount, knt., of Maple Durham, and had nineteen children; three of the sons fell in the service of Charles I.
secondly, Helen Harding, and was father, by her, of Richard Browne, esq. of Shingleton, in Kent.
Of the daughters several died in infancy, three wore nuns, and one m. a gentleman named Yates, of Berkshire. The only sons who married were,
George, (Sir) K. B. at the coronation of Charles
in Shropshire. Eleanor, m. to Henry Fermor, esq. of Tusmore, in Oxfordshire. John, of whom presently. The younger son,
i. John Browns, esq., of Caversham, was created a Baronet, 19th May, 1065. He m. Mrs. Bradley, and had issue,
John, > successive Baronets.
Catherine, m. to Fortescue, of Cookhill, in Worcestershire. Elizabeth, m. to — Morley, esq. Magdalene, */. unmarried. The eldest son,
Ii. Sir Anthony Browne, dying num., was s. by his brother,
in. Sir John Browne, who also died unm. and was t. by his brother,
iv. Sir John Browne, whom, first, Gertrude Morley, esq. and left three sons, John, his heir. Anthony, a military officer. James, in the Empress's service. Sir George wedded, secondly, Mary, sister of Sir George Thorold, hart., of Harmston, in Lincolnshire, by whom he had no issue. Sir George died '20th Feb. 1739-30, and was s. by his son,
v. Sir John Browne, who d. $. p. in 1774, when the title became Extinct.
Arms— As Browne, Of Beschworth.
BROWNE, OF KIDDINGTON. Created 1st July, 1059.—Extinct 20th June, 1754.
This was a branch of the ennobled house of Brown, Viscounts Montague.
Sir Anthont Browne, made knight of the bath at the coronation of King Richard II. left two sons, Robert (Sir), his heir.
Stephen (Sir), lord mayor of London in 1439, 17 Henry VI. During the mayoralty of Sir Stephen, a great scarcity of wheat occurring, he imported large cargoes of rye from Prussia, and distributed them amongst the poorer classes of people. The elder son, Sir Robert Browne, was father of Sir Thomas Browne, knt. who was treasurer of the household to King Henry VI. and in the thirty-sixth year of that monarch, was in commission with others, to meet at the city of Rochester on the 29th of August, to summon persons and enquire upon oath into a certain disturbance that happened at sea, between Richard, Earl of Warwick, and his retinue, and certain persons of Lubyc, who were under a league of friendship with the king. Sir Thomas m. Eleanor, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Fitz-Alan, and niece of
John, Earl of Arundel, by which marriage he acquired the castle of Beechworth, in Surrey, and had issue,
George (Sir), of Beechworth Castle, from wfaoto the baronets of Beechworth.
William, d. s. p.
Robert (Sir), m. Mary, daughter of Sir Waiwsi
Mallet, knt. and left an only daughter and heir,
Eleanor, who wedded, first, Thomas Pogo.
esq. and secondly, William Kempe, esq. of
Olantye, in Kent.
Catherine, m. to Humphrey Sackvile, esq. of Buckhurst, in Surrey. The third son,
Sir Anthony Browne, was appointed in the ant year of King Henry VII. standard-bearer for the whole realm of England and elsewhere; and the neti year, being then one of the esquires of the king's both. was constituted governor of Queenborough Castle, is Kent,in which year.being in the battle of Newark upon Trent, lflth June, when John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, and the pretender, Lambert Simnell, s&^ tained a signal defeat, he was knighted for his valiant behaviour. In the eighteenth of the same reign,beinE constable of the castle of Calais, he and Sir Richard Nansan, deputy-lieutenant of Calais, were commissioned, in consideration of " their loyalty, industry, foresight, and care," to receive the sum of 25^ franks in gold, due 1st November, 1502, being an annual payment from the French king, according to agreement concluded 3rd November, 1492; and again, in two years afterwards he was commissioned to receive the same payment. His last will and testament is dated at Calais, 25th September, 1505, and was proved 19th November, 1500, wherein, being written. Sir Anthony Browne, knt. lieutenant of the castle of Calais, he orders his body to be buried in the resurrection church, in St. Nicholas's Chapel, by his wife, and bequeathes to every brotherhood within the said church ten shillings, and to the lord prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, a standing cup of silver gilt; as also two others,to Sir Edward Poyning and Sir Hugh Conway, whom he constitutes overseers of his will, and Lucy, his wife, executrix, which Lucy was oneof the daughters and co-heirs of John Nevil, Marqclss Of Montagu, and widow of Sir Thomas FitzwiUianu, of Aldwarke, in the county of York. By her he Irft, with two daughters, Elizabeth, the wife of Henry Somerset, Earl of Worcester, and Lucy, of Sir Thonw* Clifford, knt. an only son, his successor.
Sir Anthony Browne, who was with the Earl ot Surry, lord high admiral, at Southampton, in the four teenth Henry VIII. when he conveyed the Emperor from that port to Biscay; and after landing at Morleis, in Brittany, was knighted for his valour in the assault and winning of that town. He m. Alice, daughter of Sir John Gage, K.G. and had issue,
Anthony, his beir.
William, m. Anne, daughter and co-heir of Hu§h
Mary, m. to John, second son of Thomas Grey.
Mabel, m. to Gerard, Earl of Kildare.
Lucy, /n. to Thomas Roper, esq. of Eltham, in Kent. He d. 0th May, 1548, and was s. by his eldest son,
Sir Anthony Browne, who was one of the forty knights made at the coronation of King Edwaed VI. and was advanced to the peerage, as Viscount MonTagu, 2nd September, 1554, in which year he w*i master of the horse to Queen Mary, and was nbse* quently a knight of the garter. His lordship, with Thomas Thurlby, Bishop of Ely, was deputed by parliament to the pope, to reconcile the realm to the holy see, and to make a tender of renewed allegiance, and after the accession of Elizabeth, in whose privy council his name was omitted, he had the courage and consistency, with the Earl of Shrewsbury alnnc, to vote against the abolition of the papal ascendancy. He was afterwards, nevertheless, accredited ambassador to the court of Spain, by Queen Elizabeth. Lord Montagu m. first, Jane, daughter of Robert Ratcliffe, Earl of Sussex, and by her ladyship hud issue,
AirrHoxr, who rf. in the lifetime of the Viscount,
Hexrt (Sir), of whom presently.
daughter of — Bell, esq. of Norfolk.
Lord Dormer. Mabel, m. to Sir Hugh Capel. Jane, m. to Sir Francis Lacon, of Willey, in the county of Salop. TV Viscount, who sate on the trial of Mary, Quern *f Setts, d. 19th October, 1592. The third son of his lordthip't second marriage,
Si* Henry Browne, knt. who was seated at Kiddington, in the county of Oxford, m. first, Anne, daughter of Sir William Catesby, knt. of Ashby U^en, and by that lady had two daughters, both Duos at Graveline. He wedded, secondly, Mary, <Uiu;hter of Sir Philip Hungate, bart. of Saxton, in the oionty of York, by which lady he had a son,
Sn Piter Browne, knt. who rf. at Oxford of his wounds received at the battle of Naseby, in the ser*>« of King Charles 1. leaving, by Margaret, his wife, daughter of Sir Henry Knollys, knt. two sons, Hknry and Francis; the elder,
i- Henry Browne, esq. of Kiddington, was created * BtioxiT, with remainder to his brother, default his ••■male issue, by King Charles II. 1st July, 1659. (Utters patent dated at Brussels.) He m. Frances, tlurd daughter and co-heir of Sir Charles Somerset, k.B. of Troy, in the county of Monmouth, sixth son of Edward, Earl of Worcester.and had issue, Charles, **■ raecessoT, Henry. PeteT, Mary, Frances, and Catherine. Sir Henry d. about 1880, and was s. by *»i* eldest son,
"• Sir Charles Browne, of Kiddington, who •"Med Mary, eldest daughter of George Pitt, esq. of N
Srrathfieldsay, in the county of Southampton, and dying '20th December, 1751, was s. by his only son,
in. Sir George Browne, of Kiddington, (the Sir Plume of the Rape of the Lock.) This gentleman m. first, in 1725, Lady Barbara Lee, youngest daughter of Edward, first Earl of Litchfield, and widow of Colonel Lee, by which lady he had an only daughter and heiress,
Barrara Browne, who wedded, first, in 174S, Sir Edward Mostyn, (fifth) bart. of Talacre, and had two sons,
Pyers, father of the present Sir Edward
Mostyn, of Talacre, Flintshire. Charles, who assumed, pursuant to the will of Sir George Browne, bart. the name and arms of Browne, and became of KiddingTon. (See Burke's Commoners, vol. iii. p. 381.) Lady Mostyn m. secondly, Edward Gore, esq. of Barrow Court, in Somersetshire, and left by him two sons, Colonel Gore Langton, of Newton Park, and the Rev. Charles Gore. Sir George m. secondly, Mrs. Holman, of Warkworth, and thirdly, Frances, sister of William Sheldon, esq. of Beoley, and widow of Henry Fermor, esq. of Tusmore, but had no issue by either of those ladies. He d. 20th June, 1754, when the Baronetcy became ExTinct.
Arms—As Browne, Of Beechworth.
BROWNE, OF WALCOT.
Created 21st Sept. 1621.—Extinct after 1647.
Sir John Browne, knt. Lord Mayor of London in 1480, m. first, Alice, daughter and heir of William Swineshed, and secondly, Anne Betwood- By the latter he left a son, Sir William, Lord Mayor of London in 1507, and by the former, a successor,
Rohrrt Browne, esq., Chamberlain of the Exchequer, who m. Isabel, daughter and heir of Sir John Sharpe, knt. and had two sons, Robert, his heir, and Edward, knt. of Rhodes, and one daughter, Isabel, m. to George Quarles, of U fiord. The elder son,
Robert Browne, esq. of Walcot, one of the Privy Chamber to Henry VIII. m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Palmer, of Augmering, in Sussex, and left, with a younger son, John, of Welley, in Wilts, a successor,
Rorert Browne, esq- of Walcot, who m. Margaret, daughter and heir of Philip Barnard, esq. of Aldenham, and relict of Sir Barnard Whetstone, of Essex, by whom be left a son and heir,
Sir William Browne, of Walcot, knight of the Bath, who d. in 1603, and was $. by his brother,
I. Sir Robert Browne, of Walcot, created a BaRonet, 21st Sept., 1621. He m. first, Anne, daughter of Roger Capstock, who d. s. p. and secondly, Elisabeth,daughter of John Doyley, esq. of Chiselhampton, in Oxfordshire, by whom (who wedded secondly Sir Guy Palmes, knt. of Ash well, in Rutlandshire,) he left at his decease, in 1023, a son,
Ii. Sih Thomas Browne, of Walcot, who m. Anne, daughter of Sir Guy Palmes, knt. of Ash well, and dying, in 1635, left issue, Elizabeth.
Anne, m. to John Lord Poulett, of Hinton, St. George. Sir Thomas was s. by his uncle,
in. Sir Robert Browne, of Walcot, who d. unmarried, and with him the Baronetcy Expired.
Richard Brownlow, esq. of Bel ton, prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas temp. Elizabeth and James 1. tn. Katherine, daughter of John Page, esq. of Wembly, a master in Chancery, and dying in 1638, left two sons,
John (Sir), his heir.
William (Sir), of Great Humby, in Lincolnshire,
William, who d. unm, in 1726. Anne (eventual heiress of the family), m. to Sir Richard Cust, burt. ancestor of John, present Earl Brownlow. Sir William was s. by his son, Sir John Brownlow, fifth bart. of Humby, M.P. for Lincolnshire, who was elevated to the peerage of Ireland, as Baron Cbarleville and Viscount Tyrconnel, in 1718. His lordship m. first, Eleanor, daughter and coheir of his uncle, Sir John Brownlow, bart. and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of William Cartwright, esq. of Marnham, Notts, but d. s. p. in 1754. The elder son of Richard Brownlow, the prothonotary, i. Sir John Brownlow, In c. in the county of Lincoln, was created a Baronet 26th July, 1041, and served as high sheriff in 15th Charles 1. He m. Alice, second daughter and eventual heir of Sir John Pulteney, of Misterton, and dying *. p. in 1680, the Baronetcy Expired.
Arms— Or, an inescutcheon within an orle of eight martlets sa.
Charles I of Wilton I near Ross, a Herefordshire, (second son of Sir John Bruges, d Sudeley, created Baron Chanuos, in 1554.) became cup-bearer to King Philip, and was deputy -lieutenant of the Tower to his father, Lord Chandos, when the warrant came for executing the Princess Elizabeth, which he refused to obey, until he should rewire t from the king and queen, and thereby was me means of saving her life; for the order being disowned at court a stop was put to the execution. .Mr. Rrydgts lived to an advanced age, and was sheriff of Here- fordshire, in the 32nd of Elizabeth. He sa. Jane, daughter of Sir Edward Came, of Wenny, in tae county of Glamorgan, knt. and dying in 1610, was t by his eldest son,
■ ■ Sir Giles Brydces, of Wilton Castle, who' vu created a Baronet, 17th May, 1627. Sir Gilw ». Mary, daughter of Sir James Scudomore, and was s. by his eldest son,
ii. Sir John Brydges, second baronet, who si. Mary, only daughter and heir of James Kearle, r of Dewsal and Anconbury, in the county of Hereford. and dying in 1651, was s. by his only son,
in. Sir James Brydces, of Wilton Castle, who eventually succeeded his kinsman as eighth Baron Chandos. This noble was accredited ambassador to Constantinople, in 1660, where he resided for scan? years in great honor and esteem. His lordship ■• Elizabeth, eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir Henry Bernard, knt. an eminent Turkey merchant. By the lady he had no less than twenty-two children, of which number fifteen only were christened, and seven of those dying young, the remainder were, James, his successor.
Henry, in holy orders, of Addlestrop, in Glance*
Mary, m. to Theophilus Leigh, esq. of Addlestrop.
in the county of Gloucester. Elizabeth, m. first, to Alexander Jacob, esq- and
secondly, to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Dawson, rnr
of Windsor. Emma, m. to Edmund Chamberlain, esq. of Stow.
in the county of Gloucester.