Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Abraham Browne

Male Bef 1680 - Aft 1723  (> 45 years)


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  • Name Abraham Browne 
    Birth Bef 1680  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1723  St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I123521  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Daniel Browne,   b. Bef 1660, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Sep 1708, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane MNU Browne,   b. Bef 1664   d. 20 Sep 1727, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Bef 1680  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Browne,   b. Bef 1684   d. Aft 1723, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Unknown Browne,   b. Bef 1716, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F50539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 148.
      Will of Daniell Brown of Essex County, being very sick and weake of body, dated 18 Jan. 1707.
      To my eldest son Abraham Brown my old plantation through the old field bounding upon the line of Daniel Brown Junr. by the old mill path on the side of the dividing branch ... side of the middle branch near unto Mr. Thomas Edmondson's old field dividing the land of my son Henry Brown and Abraham Brown.
      Unto my son Henry Brown my now dwelling plantation and all of my land lying between the dividing branch and the middle branch.
      Unto my son Francis Brown all the remainder of my land lying on the upper side of the middle branch.
      Unto my daughter Sarah Boughan land beginning at the bridge and so up the branch to a spring in Thomas Wood's old field ... to a dividing corner tree of Francis Brown Senr. ... to the middle branch.
      Unto my son Abraham Brown one shilling.
      Unto my daughter Sarah Boughan one shilling.
      Unto my son Henry Brown one cowe when he comes to the years of 21.
      Unto my son Francis Brown one cowe when he comes to the years of 21.
      Unto my daughter Mary Brown three cowes, upon her wedding day, and a young mare the same day.
      All the remainder unto my loving wife Jane Brown and at her decease unto my two daughters Jane and Elizabeth Brown, and appoint her my sole executrix.
      Daniell Brown
      Wit: Henry (H) Broune, Jean (J) Broune, Alexander Younger.
      10 7ber [Sept.] 1708. Proved by Hen. Brown, Jane Brown and Allexander Younger.
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 254-56
      9-10 Nov. 1718.: Peter Treble, cooper, and Richard Holt, planter, both of Southpharnam Parish, Essex
      County, to Abraham Browne of same, carpenter. Lease and release; for: £50. 150 acres, plantation and land...on which Richard Holt now liveth, which formerly was exchanged by Peter Treble with Richard Holt by deed 8 April 1707 .... on the main swamp of Piscattaway Creek above the land of Richd Holt, deceased ... path that formerly went from the Widow Burnettls, deceased .. to Charles Burnett, likewise deceasead ... line of John Burnett, deceased ... Charles Burnett is branch ...
      Peter (P) Treble
      Richard (RH) Holt
      Wit: Jos. Baker, John Meader Junr., Wm. Yates
      16 Dec. 1718., Acknowledged by Peter Treble and Richd Holt
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 186-191
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARY BROWN the Wife of ABRAHAM BROWN of Essex doe hereby appoint my Loving friend Mr. THOMAS BRYANT my Lawful Attorney to acknowledge my Right of Dower to a parcell of land sold by my husband to JOHN PETTE In Witness this 21st day of May 1723.
      In presence of THOS BARBER Mary Brown
      GEORGE RADFORD SENR., DAVID SCOTT
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 18th June 1723
      This Power of Attorney is admitted to record.
      THIS INDENTURE made the twentieth /twenty first day of May in the year 1723 Between ABRAHAM BROWN of Southfarnham Parish in County of Essex Carpenter of one part & JOHN PETTE [Pettus] of Parish & County aforesaid Planter Witnesseth that sd Abraham Brown for sum of Four thousand & Eight hundred pounds of Good sound merchantable Tobacco in Cask & Ten pounds Sterl money of England to him paid by these presents doth grant unto said John Pette his heirs forever in his actual possession by virtue of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession all that Plantation & tract of land containing 150 acres being the land and plantation on which one RICHARD HOLT sometime dwelt was formerly exchanged by one PETER TREBLE with the said Richard Holt as by Deed bearing date the 8th day of April 1707 which said Peter Treble & Richard Holt sold unto said Abraham Brown as by Deeds on or about the Tenth day of November in the year 1718 which said lands are bounded at the begining by a marked white oak standing by a branch and so running up a gully to a markt gum I. thence to a markt hickory by the PATHS side that formerly went from WIDOW BURNETs deced to CHARLES BURNETs likewise deced and so along the said Path till it meets with a markd red oak standing in the line of JOHN BURNETT also deced thence along the lines of the Main Swamp of Piscataway then along the said Swamp to a branch called CHARLES BURNETTs Branch & so up the said Branch to the place where it first began
      In presence of THOS. BARBER, Abraham Brown
      DAV ID SCOTT
      At a Court held for Essex County the 18th June 23
      This Lease & Release of Land is admitted to record
      Also the same day Came into Court Mary Brown Wife of the said Abraham Brown by Thomas Bryant her Attorney & relinquished her right of Dower which is also admitted to record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I Abraham Brown of Essex County Carpenter do owe & stand justly indebted unto John Pette in sum of Twenty pounds Sterl. money of England & nine thousand & Six hundred pounds of good Sound & merchantable Tobo, on demand this 21st day of May 1723
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if John Pette his heirs & every of them shall for ever henceforth quietly have all that 150 acres of land & every part & parcell thereof men coned to be bargained & sold by above bounded Abraham Brown to John Pette & kept harmless from all manner of troubles & incumbrances whatsoevr. then this obligation to be void or else to be & remain in full force.

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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 48-49
      THIS INDENTURE made this Second day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty three in the tenth year of the Reigne of Our Sovereigne Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith, &c. Between ROBERT KING of the County of Spotsylvania in the Parish of Saint George of one party and ABRAHAM BROWN of ESSEX County in Southfarnham Parish the other party; Witnesseth that in consideration of the sume of ten pounds sterling money of Great Brittain unto ROBERT KING by ABRAHAM BROWN in hand paid, the receipt whereof ROBERT KING doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto ABRAHAM BROWN his heirs one hundred acres of land situate in Parish of Saint George in the County of Spotsylvania on the South side the RIVER PO, being part of a devident of land belonging to ROBERT KING and begining at a corner Stake of JOHN FOSTER's land between a white Oak red Oak and Hiccory on the East side a small Branch, thence down the Branch its severall courses to JOHN FOSTER's corner on the River Bank being two white Oaks, thence up the RIVER PO its severall courses to a corner white Oak and Maple on the RIVER PO and at the mouth of a small Branch, thence up the Branch its severall courses to two corner white Oaks standing on the West side of the Branch, thence South sixty five degrees East one hundred and twenty six poles to a corner red Oak standing on a Ridge, thence North eight degrees East ninety poles to a small Hiccory standing in JOHN FOSTER's line, thence along the said JOHN FOSTER's line to the begining, the said hundred acres of land houses and all other the premises hereby granted with every of the appurtenances unto ABRAHAM BROWN his heirs, the said ABRAHAM BROWN his heirs paying the rent and performing the services which shall hereafter from time to time become due and payable for an in respect of the premises to Our Sovereigne Lord the King his heirs and ROBERT KING his heirs the land and premises with appurtenances unto ABRAHAM BROWN his heirs against the claim of every person will warrent and for ever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof ROBERT KING hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
      JOHN FOSTER ROBERT KING
      JOHN HUSKEY
      Att a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 2d day of July 1723 ROBERT KING presented and acknowledged this his Deed of Lease to ABRAHAM BROWN„ likewise SAMUELL MOORE by virtue of MARY KING's Power of Attorney to him made acknowledged her Right of Dower of the said land, which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      Memorandum: That upon the Fourth day of April Anno Dom 1723, quiett and peaceable possession of the land and premises within mentioned was by ROBERT KING delivered by turf and twigg to ABRAHAM BROWN to have and to hold the same to him his heirs according to the true intent and meaning of the within
      Indenture
      In presence of
      JOHN FOSTER ROBERT KING
      JOHN HUSKEY
      Att a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 2d day of July 1723
      ROBERT KING acknowledged the Livery and Seizin of the above Deed to ABRAHAM BROWN which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 227-228
      THIS INDENTURE made this first day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven in the fourteenth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King, Defender of the faith &c., Between ABRAHAM BROWN of County of Spotsylvania in the Parish of Saint George of the one part and LARANCE FRANKLYN of the abovesaid County and Parish of other part; Witnesseth that in consideration of two hundred and acres of land unto ABRAHAM BROWN by said LARANCE FRANKLYN the said ABRAHAM BROWN have and by these presents doth for and in exchange of one hundred acres of land being the plantation where ABRAHAM BROWN now lives scituate in County of Spotsylvania in Saint George Parish on the South side of the RIVER PO being part of a devident of land which formerly belonged to ROBERT KING and Beginning att a corner Stake in JOHN FOSTER's land between a white and red Oak and Hickory on East side a small Branch, thence down the Branch its several courses to JOHN FOSTER's corner on the River bank being two white Oaks, thence up the RIVER PO its severall courses to a corner white Oak and Maple standing on the River bank att the mouth of a small Branch, thence up the Branch its severall courses to two corner white Oaks standing on the West side of the Branch, thence South sixty five degrees East one hundred and twenty six poles to a corner red Oak standing on a Ridge, thence North eight degrees East ninety poles to a small Hickory standing in JOHN FOSTER's line, thence along JOHN FOSTER's line to the Beginning, the hundred acres of land and houses and profitts unto LARANCE FRANLYN his heirs yielding the rent and performing the services which shall hereafter from time to time become due and payable for and in respect to the premises to Our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and ABRAHAM BROWN for himself his heirs the premises granted in exchange with appurtenances unto LARANCE FRANKLYN his heirs will warrent and defend, In Witness whereof ABRAHAM BROWN to this present Indenture hath sett his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      DANIEL BROWNE, SENR. ABRAHAM BROWN
      THOMAS BENSON
      JOHN FOSTER
      Memorandum; That upon the first day of May full quiett and peaceable possession of the land and premises within mentioned was by ABRAHAM BROWN delivered by Turf and Twigg to LARANCE FRANKLYN to have and to hold the same to him his heirs according to the true intent and meaning of the within Indenture
      In presence of
      Test DANIEL BROWNE, SENR. ABRAHAM BROWN
      THOMAS BENSON
      JOHN FOSTER
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 6th day of June Anno Dom: 1727 ABRAHAM BROWN acknowledged this his Deed for land unto LARANCE FRANKLYN, likewise acknowledged the Livery and Seizen of the above Deed to the said LARANCE FRANKLYN which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur

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