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Families covered: Browne of Battle Abbey, Browne of Beechworth Castle, Browne of Caversham, Browne of Cowdray Park, Browne of Easebourne, Browne of Elsing, Browne of Kiddington, Browne of Montagu (or Montacute), Browne of Wesenham

                               
Sir Anthony Browne (a 1377)
1. Sir Robert Browne of Beechworth
  A. Sir Thomas Browne of Beechworth Castle, Sheriff of Kent (a 1450)
  m. Eleanor FitzAlan (dau of Sir Thomas FitzAlan of Beechwood, m2. Sir Thomas Vaughan)
i. Sir George Browne of Beechworth Castle, Sheriff of Kent (d 1483)
  BE1883 shows Anthony as the eldest son, followed by George then Robert. BEB1841 & Commoners show George as the eldest, followed by William, Robert then Anthony. As George inherited Beechworth, we follow BEB1841 & Commoners.
  m. Elizabeth Paston (dau of Sir William Paston, widow of Robert, son of Robert, Lord Poynings (not widow of Richard, Lord Poynings))
  a. Richard Browne
  m. _ Sands
  (1)+ 2 sons
  b. William Browne
  (1)+ 2 sons - Richard, Edmond
  c. Sir Matthew Browne of Beechworth, Sheriff of Surrey (a 1530)
  m. Fridiswide Guildford (dau of Sir Richard Guildford of Hemsted)
(1) Henry Browne of Beechworth (dvp)
  m1. Mary Fitzherbert (dau of John Fitzherbert)
  m2. Catherine Shelley (dau of Sir William Shelley of Michel Grove)
  (A) Sir Thomas Browne of Beechworth Castle
  BE1883 shows the marriages as first to Helen Harding, second to Mabel FitzWilliams. We follow BEB1844 (supported by Commoners) which is more logical, given that Thomas's son Matthew was his successor at Beechworth.
  m1. Mabel FitzWilliams (dau of Sir William FitzWilliams)
  (i) Sir Matthew Browne of Beechworth Castle (d c1603)
  m. Jane Vincent (dau of Sir Thomas Vincent of Stoke Dabernon)
  (a) Sir Ambrose Browne, 1st Bart of Beechworth Castle (d 16.08.1661)
  m. (01.10.1607) Elizabeth Adam (bur 17/9.10.1657, dau of William Adam of Saffron Waldron)
  Apart from Adam, BE1883 and BEB1844/Commoners disagree on their children.
  ((1)) Sir Adam Browne, 2nd Bart (d 03.11.1690)
  m. (before 1651) Philippa Cooper (d 20.05.1701, dau of Sir John Cooper, 1st Bart of Winbourn St. Giles)
  ((A)) Ambrose Browne (dvp unm 1688)
  ((B)) Margaret Browne of Beechworth
  m. (1691) William Fenwick, Sheriff of Surrey (dsp 1726)
  ((2)) Ambrose Browne (dvp unm) shown by BEB1844
((3)) daughter shown by BEB1844
  m. John Browne of Buckland
  ((4)) daughter shown by BEB1844
  m. _ Jevon
  ((5))+ other issue - Edward (d 1622), Thomas (a 1623), Mabel (d unm) shown by BE1883
  (b) Jane Browne
  BE1883 shows Jane as daughter rather than sister of Sir Ambrose but BP1934 (Kemp) identifies her as Sir Matthew's daughter.
  m. Sir Robert Kempe, 1st Bart of Gissing (d 20.08.1647)
  (ii) Elizabeth Browne
  m. Robert Honywood of Kent
  (iii) Jane Browne
  m. (1576) Sir Oliff Leigh of Addington
  m2. Helen Harding (dau of William Harding)
  (vi) Richard Browne
  m. Margaret Astyn (dau of James Astyn of Westerham)
(a) John Browne of Shingleton
  m. Elizabeth Scott (dau of Edward Scott of Scott's Hall)
  (b) Cecilia Browne (d 09.1677)
  m1. Francis Knollys
  m2. Richard Whithead
  (c) Margaret Browne
  m. Walter Bourchier of Barnesley
  (d)+ other issue - Thomas, Robert, Elizabeth, Anne
  (2) Jane Browne
  m. Sir Edward Bray (d 1558)
  (3) Catherine (or Elizabeth) Browne
  m. John Poyntz of Alderley, Sheriff of Surrey (d 29.11.1544)
  ii. William Browne (dsp)
a. ?? Browne of Tavistock "This line in extinct."
  iii. Sir Robert Browne
  m. Mary Mallet (dau of Sir William Mallet)
a. Eleanor Browne
  BE1883 shows Eleanor m1. Sir Thomas Fogge, m2. Sir William Kempe of Olantye. Visitation (Kent, 1574, Kempe) suggests that she married Sir William Kempe before Sir Thomas Fogge.
  m1. Sir Thomas Fogge of Assheforde
  m2. Sir William Kempe of Olantye
iv. Sir Anthony Browne, Governor of Queenborough Castle (d 1505/6, Standard bearer of England)
  m. Lucy Nevill (dau of Sir John Nevill, Earl of Northumberland, Marquess of Montagu or Montacute)
  a. Sir Anthony Browne 'of Battle Abbey and Cowdray Park' (d 06.05.1548, Ambassador, etc)
  m1. Alice Gage (dau of Sir John Gage)
  (1) Sir Anthony Browne of Battle Abbey and Cowdray Park, Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, 1st Viscount Montagu or Montacute (b c1528, d 19.10.1592)
  m1. Jane Ratcliffe (b c1532, d 22.07.1552, dau of Robert Ratcliffe, 1st Earl of Sussex)
  (A) Anthony Browne (dvp 29.06.1592)
m. Mary Dormer (dau of Sir William Dormer of Eythorp)
  (i) Anthony Mary Browne of Battle Abbey and Cowdray Park, 2nd Viscount Montagu (b 01.02.1573/4, d 23.10.1629)
  m. (03.02.1591) Jane Sackville (dau of Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset)
  (a) Francis Browne, 3rd Viscount Montagu (b 02.07.1610, bur 02.11.1682)
  m. (1637) Elizabeth Somerset (b c1618, dau of Henry Somerset, 1st Marquess of Worcester)
  ((1)) Francis Browne, 4th Viscount Montagu (dsp 04.1708)
  m. (before 1690) Mary Herbert (d 30.10.1744, dau of William Herbert, Marquess of Powis)
((2)) Henry Browne, 5th Viscount Montagu (b before 1641, d 25.06.1717)
  m. (before 1685) Barbara Walsingham (d 23.11.1723, dau of Thomas Walsingham of Little Chesterford)
  ((A)) Anthony Browne, 6th Viscount Montagu (b 1686, d 23.04.1767)
m. (28.07.1720) Barbara Webb (d 07.04/24.09.1779, dau of Sir John Webb, 3rd Bart of Odstock and Hatherop)
  ((i)) Anthony Joseph Browne, 7th Viscount Montagu (b 11.04.1728, d 09.04.1787)
  m. (02.07.1765) Frances Mackworth (b 28.08.1731, d 03.03.1814, dau of Herbert Mackworth of the Gnoll)
  ((a)) George Samuel Browne, 8th Viscount Montagu (b 26.06.1769, d unm 10.1793)
  ((b)) Elizabeth Mary Browne (b 05.02.1767, dspms)
m. (1794) William Stephen Poyntz of Midgham, later of Cowdray Park (bpt 20.01.1770, d 08.04.1840)
  ((ii)) Mary Browne (d 17.09.1767)
  m. (30.03.1761) Sir Richard Bedingfield, Bart (b 1720, d 1795)
  ((B)) Barbara Browne
  m1/2. Ralph Sheldon
((i)) Catherine Sheldon
  m. George Collingwood of Esslington
  Barbara may also have married ...
  m2/1. (10.06.1708) Ralph Salvin of Tudhow (d 1729)
  ((C)) Catherine Browne
  m. George Collingwood of Estlington
((D)) Anne Browne
  m. Anthony Kemp of Slindon
  ((E)) Henrietta Browne
  m. Richard Harcourt
  ((F))+ other issue (d unm) - Mary, Elizabeth
  ((3)) Elizabeth Browne
  m. (1674) Christopher Roper, 5th Lord Teynham (d before 24.07.1689)
(b) Mary Browne (d 13.11.1692)
  m1. William Paulet, Lord St. John of Basing, 'Earl of Wiltshire' (dvpsp 08.1621)
  m2. William Arundell of Horningsham
  (c) Catherine Browne
  m. William Tyrwhitt of Kettleby
  (d) Mary Browne
  m. (1620) Robert Petre, 3rd Lord (d 23.10.1638)
  (e) Frances Browne identified in TCB (vol ii, Webb of Odstock)
  m. John (or William) Blomer of Hatherop Castle
(f)+ other issue - Anne (nun), Lucy (nun)
  (ii) John Brown of Easebourne
  m. Anne Giffard
  (a) Stanislaus Browne of Easebourne (a 1687)
  ((1)) Stanislaus Browne of Easebourne
  m. Honor Malbrank (sister of Claudius Malbrank of Methley)
  ((A)) Mark Browne of Easebourne and Methley (d 07.02.1755, 4th son)
  m1. Mary Simpson (dsp, dau of Simpson of Monksherborne)
m2. (07.02.1744) Anastasia Moore (bur 26.12.1780, dau of Sir Richard Moore, Bart of Fawley)
  ((i)) Mark Anthony Browne of Eastbourne, 9th Viscount Montagu (b 02.03.1745, dsp 27.11.1797)
  m. (11.02.1797) Frances Manby (d 07.01.1823, dau of Thomas Manby of Downsell Hall)
  ((ii)) Stanislaus Browne (b 28.10.1752, d 26.02.1763)
  ((iii)) Anastasia Browne (b 10.05.1749, d 08.04.1814)
  m. (17.04.1780) Sir Thomas Mannock, Bart of Gifford's Hall (dsp 02.09.1781)
((iv)) Mary Browne (b 03.07.1747)
  m. (19.5.1772) Oliver John de Moulin of London
  ((B)) Anna Browne (d 28.04.1750)
  m. Henry Mathew of Heathhouse Bureton
  ((C)) Mary Browne (d 28.04.1757)
  m. Roger Langley of Higham Gobious
  ((D)) Elizabeth Browne
  m. (1706) Richard Astley of East Court House (Escott Hall) (d 1718)
((E)) Mary Browne
  m. Robert Alwyn of Treford
  ((F))+ other issue (d unm) - Francis of Easebourne, Nicholas, Stanislaus
  (iii) George Browne
  (iv) Dorothy Browne
  m. Edward Lee of Stanton Barry
  (v) Jane Browne (d c1650)
  m. Sir Francis Englefield, 1st Bart of Wotton Basset (b c07.1562, d 26.10.1631)
(vi) Catharine Browne
  m. (John) Treganion (sb Tregonwell)
  (B) Mary Browne (d 11.1607)
  m1. (19.02.1565/6) Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton (bpt 24.04.1545, d 04.10.1581)
  m2. Sir Thomas Heneage
  m3. (sp) Sir William Harvey, Bart, Lord Ross, Lord Kidbrook (bur 08.07.1642)
  m2. (before 10.02.1558) Magdalen (or Margaret) Dacre (b 1538, dau of William Dacre, 3rd Lord of Gillesland)
(C) Sir George Browne of Wickham Brews
  m1. Eleanor Bridges (dau of Anthony Bridges of Sheffield)
  m2. Mary Tyrwhitt (dau of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettleby)
  (i) George Browne of Caversham
  m. Eleanor Blount (dau of Sir Richard Blount of Mapledurham)
  (a) George Browne
  m. Elizabeth or Mary Englefield (dau of Sir Francis Englefield of Englefield)
  ((1)) Winifrid Browne
  m. Basil Brooke of Madeley
  ((2)) Eleanor Browne
  m. Henry Fermor of Tusmore
  (b) Sir John Browne, 1st Bart of Caversham
  m. (1666) Elizabeth (Bradley ?)
  ((1)) (Sir) Anthony Browne, (2nd Bart) of Caversham (dsp, dvp ??, bur 23.12.1688)
  ((2)) Sir John Browne, 2nd/3rd Bart of Caversham (d unm 1692)
  ((3)) Sir George Browne, 3rd/4th Bart of Caversham (d 20.02.1729/30)
  m1. Gertrude Morley
  ((A)) Sir John Browne, 4th/5th Bart of Caversham (dsp 20.01.1774/5)
((B))+ other issue - Anthony, James
  m2. Mary Thorold (d 19.12.1725, dau of George Thorold of Harmstone)
  ((4)) Catherine Browne
  m. _ Fortescue of Crookhill
  ((5)) Elizabeth Browne
  m. _ Morley
  ((6)) Magdalen Browne (d unm)
  (c)+ 17 children (including 3 daughters who became nuns)
(ii) Mary Browne
  m1. Thomas Paston of Norfolk
  m2. Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye
  (iii)+ other issue - Jane, Elizabeth, Frances
  (D) Sir Henry Browne of Kiddington (bur 06.02.1628)
  m1. Anne Catesby (dau of Sir William Catesby of Ashby Leger)
  (i)+ 2 daughters (d unm)
  m2. Mary Hungate (dau of Sir Philip Hungate of Saxton)
(iii) Sir Peter Browne of Kiddington (b c1615, d Naseby 14.06.1645)
  m. Margaret Knollys (dau of Sir Henry Knollys of Grove Place)
  (a) Sir Henry Browne, Sheriff of Oxfordshire, 1st Bart of Kiddington (b c1639, d c1689)
  m. (before 1662) Frances Somerset (dau of Sir Charles Somerset of Troy)
  ((1)) Sir Charles Browne, 2nd Bart of Kiddington (d 20.12.1751)
m. Mary Pitt (d 08.1739, dau of George Pitt of Strathfield Saye)
  ((A)) Sir George Browne, 3rd Bart of Kiddington (b c1694, d 20.06.1754)
  m1. (c05.1725) Barbara Lee (b 03.03.1694, dau of Edward Lee, 1st Earl of Litchfield)
  ((i)) Barbara Brown (b 1729)
  m1. (06.1748) Sir Edward Mostyn, 5th Bart of Talacre (b 27.04.1725, bur 03.1775)
m2. Edward Gore of Barrow Court (d 1801)
  m2. ?? (widow of _ Holman of Warkworth)
  m3. Frances Sheldon (b c1715, d 1746/7, dau of Edward Sheldon of Beoley by Elizabeth Shelley, sister of William, widow of Henry Fermor of Tusmore)
  ((2))+ other issue - Henry, Peter, Mary, Frances, Catherine
  (b) Francis Browne
  (E) Sir Anthony Browne of Effingham (dsp)
  m. Anne Bell of Norfolk
(F) Elizabeth Browne (a 09.1623)
  m. (1590) Sir Robert Dormer, 1st Lord of Wyng (bpt 26.01.1551, d 08.11.1616)
  (G) Mabel Browne
  m. Sir Henry Capel
  (H) Jane Browne
  m. Sir Francis Lacon of Willey
  (I)+ other issue - Thomas (d unm), Philip (dvp), William (dvp)
  (2) William Browne of Elsing and Wesenham
  m. Anne Hastings (b 1528, d 1572, dau of Sir Hugh Hastings of Elsing)
  The following comes from TCP (Hastings).
  (A) Sir Anthony Browne of Elsing and Wesenham (d 1628)
(i) Thomas Browne of Elsing, etc. (d 1632)
  (a) Thomas Browne of Elsing, etc. (d 1666)
  ((1)) Thomas Browne of Elsing, etc. (d 1706)
  ((A)) Anne Browne had issue, extinct before 1771
  ((B)) Philippa Browne (b c1667, d 1759)
  m. John Berney of Wesenham (d 1719)
  Elsing passed into the Berney and then the Eaton family. One of their descendants took the name Browne of Elsing.
  (b) Camilla Browne probably of this generation
  m. John Playters
(c) Philippa Browne possibly of this generation
  m. (1651) William Berney of Elsing (d before 17.12.1658)
  (ii) Anne Browne probably of this generation
  m. Sir Thomas Playters, 1st Bart of Sotterley
  (3) Francis Browne (4th son)
  m. Anne Goring (dau of Sir William Goring of Burton)
  (4) Mary Browne
  m1. John Grey of Pirgo
  m2. Sir Henry Capel of Hadham
(5) Mabel Browne
  m. (28.05.1534) Gerald 'the Wizard' FitzGerald, 11th Earl of Kildare (b 25.02.1525, d 1585)
  (6) Lucy Browne
  m. Thomas Roper of Eltham (d 1567)
  (7) Dorothy Browne possibly of this generation
  m. Edmund Lee
  (8)+ other issue - Henry, Henry (2nd)
m2. Elizabeth FitzGerald (b c1528, d 1589, dau of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare) not mentioned by BE1883
  b. Elizabeth Browne
  m. Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester (d 26.11.1549)
  c. Lucy Browne
  m1. Sir Thomas Clifford
  m2. John Cutts
  d. Anne Browne apparently of this generation
  m. Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (b 1485, d 08.1545)
  v. Katherine Browne
  m. (1471) Humphrey Sackville of Buckhurst (b 1426, d 24.01.1488)
2. Sir Stephen Browne, Lord Mayor of London (a 1439)

Main source(s): BE1883 (Browne of Montacute or Montagu) with input from TCP (Montagu), BEB1844 (Browne of Kiddington), BEB1844 (Browne of Caversham), BEB1844 (Browne of Beechworth), TCB and some support from the section on 'Family of Browne' within Commoners (vol 3, Poyntz of Cowdray Place)
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