Christopher BROWNE, III
(Abt 1523-1574)
Mrs Browne Christopher III
(Abt 1527-)
Thomas BROWN, Sr
(1552-Aft 1610)
(Abt 1571-1616)


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  • Born: Abt 1571-1574, Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England
  • Married: Hawkedon, Suffolk, England
  • Died: 5 May 1616, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England
  • Buried: 5 May 1616-1636, Hawkedon, Suffolk, England

   Ancestral File Number: P3ND-35.

   General Notes:

Genealogies, Families, and Descendants of Early Settlers of Watertown MA, Vol I, Genealogies, Henry Bond MD, Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1855
p122: "...The records of Boston and of the county of Suffolk MA show that there was an Edmund Browne, a proprietor of Boston, as early as 1647, who mar 14 Dec1653 Elizabeth Oakley (Dau of 'Mary the relict of the late Robert Bouchier, alias Garret' [?Gannet]. She was probably a daughter by a former marriage, or a widow at the time of her marriage to Browne.) They had two children. Mary b 15 Dec 1656 and John b 9 Oct 1660. He died, after an absence of several years, at Sardainham [?Surinam].
"Both of his chil. also died early and Jonathan, the son of Abraham Browne, or Watertown, inherited his land as next kin. In a deed, dated 1 Jan 1672/1673 from Jonathan to one Richard Taylor, conveying the reversion of some of Edmund's real estate, he recites that he is 'cousin and next heir of said Edmund,' and afterwards, in the same instrument he calls Edmund his uncle. In a suit forpossession of a piece of land belonging to the estate, Edmund (1682) is incidentally several times called the uncle of Jonathan...It is believed, according with the first recital in said deed, that Edmund was a nephew of Abaham, and brother toJohn, of Watertown, and a son of John, of Hawkedon. His birth does not appear in the table of pedigree; but the early parish register (commencing 1538) is lost. There is now none dating back beyond 1709. It was the custon, as early as 1560, forclergymen to deposit certified copies of these registers each year in the Will offices. Very few of these copies are now in existence. It was amongst those remaining in the office at Bury St Edmunds, relative to Hawkedon, that were found the baptisms of Mary and John, the chil. of John and grand chil. of Thomas of Hawkedon. the births and baptisms of no other grand chil. of said Thomas have been discovered.
"We have scarcely a doubt that Edmund was the son of John, of Hawkedon. This supposition best harmonizes all known facts. The name of his son, John, for his supposed paternal grandfather- the daughter being named Mary for her maternal grandmother- is confirmatory of it. It is possible that Abraham, of Watertown was also son of John of Hawkedon, and that his place in the table should be a degree below that of Abraham of the pedigree, with whom we have identified him, but the balance of probabilities inclines the other way..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.13 P3ND-35 Born [1571] Swan Hall Hawkedon England Bur 5 May 1636, 8KLM-ZW Born 1574 Hawkedon Suffolk England Died/Bur 5 May 1616 Hawkedon Suffolk England, 8MFD-4F Born 1595 England Son of Dorothy BEAUCHAMP (AFN:JXXD-TB) Mar Dorothy BEAUCHAMP (AFN:8M5D-5L) Sep 1613 Kent England Died 10 Apr 1662 Rehoboth Bristol MA.

   Marriage Information:

John married Margaret in Hawkedon, Suffolk, England.

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