'Chowne1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chowne of Alfriston, Chowne of Fairlawn (Fairlane), Chowne of Oxenhoath, Chowne of Wrotham

John Chowne of Fairlawn (Fairlane) in Wrotham, Kent
1. John Chowne of Fairlawn (Fairlane) & Aldenham in Hertfordshire
  Both CountyGen (Berry, Sussex, p133) & CountyGen (Berry, Kent, p85) suggest that it was John who m1. Joan Crondall m2. _ Scott but we follow the other sources in showing that it was his son Nicholas who so married.
  A. Nicholas Chowne of Fairlawn (Fairlane or Fayrlane) (b by 1517, d 08.08.1569, MP)
The following comes from Visitation (Kent, 1619, 'Bloudell-Chowne') which shows Joanna as Nicholas's 2nd wife whilst Visitation (Sussex, 1662) shows Elizabeth Scott as the 2nd. Visitation (Sussex, 1634) does not order the marriages. HoP ("Nicholas Chowne (Chune)") shows as follows.
  m1. (by 1544) Joan Crondall (dau/coheir of _ Crondall of Penshurst)
  i. Thomas Chowne of Tunbridge (Tonbridge)
  m. Joanna Bloudell (dau of Thomas Bloudell or Blowdell by Joanna, sister/heir of Martin Drew of Tunbridge)
  a. Thomas Chowne of Plaxtall in Wrotham
  m1. Maria Talbot (dau of John Talbot)
  m2. Tabitha Gouldsmith (dau of William Gouldsmith of Rotherfield)
  (1)+ issue (a 1619) - Thomas (b c1608), William (b c1615), Maria, Dorothea
  m3. Martha Rivers (dau of Edward Rivers of Lye)
b. daughter probably of this generation
  m. John Pelsant of Ightam
  ii.+ other issue - Richard, 2 daughters
  m2. (c1550) Elizabeth Scott (d before 03.09.1597, dau(/heir?) of (John?) Scott of Camberwell, widow of Evan Lloyd of London)
  iv. Sir George Chowne of Fairlawn (Fairlane) & Oxenhoath (b c1554, d by 09.1616, MP)
  m. Mary Bray (a 1616, dau of Sir Edward Bray of Surrey)
  a. Thomas Chowne of Oxenhoath & Froyffurle (Frogfurle) in Alfriston, Sussex (bpt 01.12.1583, bur 26.03.1639)
  m. Rachel Campion (dau of William Campion of Combwell)
  (1) George Chowne (b c1605)
  Visitation (Sussex, 1662), supported by Berry, shows George as father of Thomas of Alfriston (m. Elizabeth Foice) but 'the Genealogist' (p75) reports that he d unm or dvpsp.
  (2) William Chowne (bur 10.06.1640, rector of Clayton-cum-Keymer)
  m. (17.10.1638) Anne Wane (bur 11.03.1661/2, dau of Rev. William Wane of Clayton, widow of John Batnor, m3. Rev. Magnus Byne of Clayton)
  (A) William Chowne (bpt 08.10.1639, d 1651)
  (3) Henry Chowne of Horsham, Sussex (b c1613, bur 22.10.1668, MP, 4th son)
  m. (26.04.1642) Barbara Middleton (bur 29.09.1688, dau of Thomas Middleton of Horsham)
  (A) Thomas Chowne of Alfriston (bpt 23.02.1642/3, d 19.07.1688)
  m. (16.05.1669) Elizabeth Foice (d 19.10.1688, dau of James Foice or Foyce of Horsham)
(i) Thomas Chowne of Alfriston (bpt 22.04.1679, bur 24.09.1724, MP, 2nd son)
  m. (29.06.1703) Phebe Westbrook (bur 21.12.1713, dau of William Westbrook of Ferring)
  (a) Thomas Chowne of Alfriston (bpt 19.12.1713, d 16.04.1788)
  m. (03.10.1740) Mary Tilson
  ((1)) Mary Chowne (bpt 22.10.1741, dsp 04.06.1811)
  m. (24.11.1796) Hans Maurice, Count de Brahl (Bruhl)
  ((2))+ other issue - James Edward (bpt 20.03.144/5, dvp unm), William Henry (bpt 24.01.1746/7, bur 05.04.1747)
  (b) Phebe Chowne (a 1782)
  (c) Mary Chowne
  m. (24.07.1777) Basil Monteith
  (ii) Elizabeth Chowne (bpt 14.12.1671)
  m. Thomas Andrews of London
  (ii)+ other issue - Henry (bpt 19.12.163, bur 19.06.1675), Anne (bpt 05.04.1670, bur 10.06.1676), Mary (bpt 17.08.1675, d young), Barbara (d young)
  (B) Henry Chowne (bpt 17.10.1644, d before 28.09.1667)
  m. (c0 1.1665-6) Elizabeth Hayward of Egham (m2. John Wilshire)
  (C) Bray Chowne of St. Matthew (d 29.02.1679-80, grocer) had issue
  m. (c06.1673) Mary (relict of _ Shelley)
  (i) Thomas Chowne
  (ii) Barbara Chowne
  m. (c10.1697) Roger Hill
  (D) Richard Chowne (d before 04.1694, goldsmith, 7th son)
  m. (14.10.1680) Mary Mason
  (E) Anne Chowne
  m. (c11.1670) Richard Roberts of Thorpe Longton
  (F)+ other issue - Edward (d 12.03.1671-2), Francis, George
  (4) Edward Chowne of Kingston Bowsey, Sussex (bur 19.05.1689)
  m. (17.05.1638) Mary Falconer (bur 17.11.1688, dau of William Falconer or Falkner of Hurstmonceux)
  (A) Nicholas Chowne of St. Saviour's (bur 14.05.1696) had issue
  m. (c08.1674) Elizabeth Cox
  (i)+ 4 children
  (B) Rachel Chowne
  m. _ Dawson
(C)+ other issue (a 1662) - Edward (b c1641), Thomas, William, John, Rachel (bur 10.01.1640/1), Elizabeth
  (5) Bray Chowne (bur 17.04.1688, 7th son)
  m1. (13.04.1647) Anne Middleton (d 03.10.1669, dau of Thomas Middleton)
  m2. (10.12.1670) Elizabeth (bur 23.01.1689/90, dau/widow of _ Middleton)
  (6) Barbara Chowne
  m. Edward Campion of Witham
  (7) Elizabeth Chowne (bur 25.06.1669)
  m. (15.05.1638) John Lockerson of Ewhurst (bur 24.03.1670/1)
  (8)+ other issue - Thomas (d before 1638), Arthur in London (d before 1651), John, Nicholas (d before 1651), Richard (bpt 10.12.1626), Rachel (d before 1651)
  b.+ other issue (dsp) - Edward, Samwell, Nevill, Edmond, George
  iv. Nicholas Chowne
  a. John Chowne
  v. Jane (or Anne) Chowne
  m. Sir John Puckering (Lord Keeper of the Great Seal)
  vi.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Susan

Main source(s): Visitation (Sussex, 1634, 'Chowne'), Visitation (Sussex, 1662, 'Chowne of Horsham and Kingston Bowsey'), 'The Genealogist' (NS, vol 24, 1908, 'The Chownes of Alfriston, co. Sussex', p73+, with thanks to a regular contributor (CV, 02.04.23) for bringing this to our attention) with input as reported above
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