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

Francis Browne

Male Bef 1658 - 1709  (> 51 years)


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  • Name Francis Browne 
    Born Bef 1658  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1709  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28747  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 

    Father Francis Browne,   b. Bef 1625, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1691, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Allen,   b. Bef 1640, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1701, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1656  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Browne,   d. Aft 1709, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Browne,   b. Abt 1675, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F18991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 213.
      Will of Francis Brown of Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex being sick and weak of body, dated 2 May 1708.
      Unto my loving wife Elizabeth all my land and plantation whereon I now live excepting one parcell of wood land that lyeth on the uper and westermost side of a branch called the Middle Branch which I appoint to be sold by my executors and the production thereof shall goe to pay all my debts. The remainder my loving wife Elizabeth Brown do hold dureing her naturall life and after her death if my son Daniel Brown is alive, he enjoy the land and plantation dureing his naturall life and after his death the land to descend to Ann Brown the daughter of Daniel Brown, and for want of issue to descend to her sister Elizabeth Brown and for want of issue to the children of my son Daniel Brown and Elizabeth his wife. If my son Daniel dye before his mother Elizabeth, then his present wife doe possess the land and plantation untill my grand daughter Ann Browne do attain to the age of eighteen years or day of marriage.
      Unto my granddaughter Anne Brown daughter to my son Daniel Brown one feather bed and bolster with rugg and blanketts, curtain and vallens all new, four cows, six new pewter dishes, one iron pot when she shall attain to the age of eighteen years or on the day of her marriage.
      Unto my loving wife Elizabeth one Negro man Jack during her naturall life and after her decease to my son Daniel Brown, but if the said Negro should be alive at the death of my son Daniel Brown then my granddaughter Anne doe possess the Negro.
      All the rest of my personal estate unto my loving wife Elizabeth Brown, whom I appoint with my son Daniel Brown executor and executrix.
      Francis Brown
      Wit: Robert Coleman, Thomas (T) Brown.
      11 April 1709. Proved by Robert Coleman and Thomas Brown.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 213.
      11 April 1709. Bond of Elizabeth Brown as executrix of Francis Brown. Unto James Boughan of Essex County, Gent., in behalf of the Court. For £500 sterling. Securities, Robert Coleman and Daniel Brown.
      Elizabeth (E) Brown
      Robert Coleman
      Danll. Brown
      Wit: Ja. Alderson, Abr. Ayrton.
      11 April 1709. Acknowledged.
      ===
      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692 page 147
      BROWN, FRANCIS, 10 November, 1690; 3 February, 1691.
      In the name of God Amen
      I ffrancis Brown senior in the parish of South ffarnham in the County of Rapp being very sick and weake of body butt of perfect sense and memory doe make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme ffolowing I give and bequeath my souk unto Al-mighty God that gave it me with a sure and certayne hope of a joy-full Resurrection through the merits of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body unto my mother the earth to be decently interred and for my worldly Estate in manner and form following after my just and Lawfall debts are satisfied.
      I give and bequeath unto my son ffrancis Brown after mine and my Loving wife Elizabeth decease all that necke of Land Lying on the north side of my devident of Land I now live on bounded as followeth that is to say strayt away through and mild field from the Run of the deviling branch the mill road which goes to my son Daniel goes over & for a small branch neare my ould dwelling house called by the name of the spring branch which sayd Land I give and bequeath unto my said son ffrancis to him and his heirs forever.
      I also give and bequeath unto my son Daniel Brown after my and my Loving wife Elizabeth decease all that Rest of my land I am now possessed with all my plantation and housing to him and his heires to have and to hould in fee simple for ever also itt is my will and dealer that my household goods be equally divided between my two sons ffrancis and Daniel both in quality and goodness to them and their heirs to have and to hould in fee simple for ever also it is my will and desier there be a row of orchard trees planted along ye sayd ould field to devide the above sayd Land. I also give and bequeath unto my sons ffrancis and Daniel my parcell of Land Lying on the south side of pescataway Creeke called by the name of ye wading place poynt equally between them and their heirs forever I alsoe give and bequeath unto my fower daughters Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Rebecca one shilling apeace to be payd them by my lawful executor or executrix I also give and bequeath unto Daniel Brown the son of my son Francis Brown one feather bed with the furniture belonging unto itt to him and his heirs forever after my and my "sites decease.
      I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Elizabeth all the Rest of my moveable Estate that I am now possessed with to have and to hould without any Lett or molestation to her and her heirs forever I also give and bequeath unto my flower Godsons that is Joseph and John Edmondson and Ffras Brown the son of Daniell Brown senior my neighbour and ffra Graves the son of Ffras Graves deceased to every one of them one pocket bible of fine or six shillings price to be truly payd them after my decease by my Law-full executor or executrix I alsoe apoynt my Loving wife Elizabeth my sole and whole executrix of this my Last will and testament and this my Last will to cut off and disannull all fformer wills whatsoever as witness my hand and seal this 10th day of novber 1690
      signed sealed and delivered FRANCIS BROWN Seal in the presence of us JOHN FERGUSON, THO WHEELER Probst est sacrum in Cur. Com. Rappa. 3° die ffeby ano 1691
      Test Wm COLSTON Cl. Recorded 26 Feb. 1691.
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 101)
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I ELIZABETH BROWNE being sick & weake of body but of sound & perfect memory blessed and praised be Almighty God for the same doe make & ordaine this to be my last Will & Testamt. in manner & forme following, first & principally I comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hopeing through the pretious death & passion of or: blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon & forgiveness of all my sinns & a joyfull Ressurecon at the last Day as for my body I committ to the Ground to be decently & Christianly buryed att the discretion of my Exer. hereafter named and as for the worldly goods that God of his Mercy hath lent me I will & bequeath thm in manner & forme following (vizt.)
      Imprimis I give unto ROBERT MILLS the halfe part of the goods that now is att his house a Cow a Calfe and a horse & whatt tobaccoe is due to me except what is herein bequeathed, a pott, a kettle & fower pewter dishes
      Item I give unto EDMOND PAGITT SENIOR the other halfe pte: of the goods that is now att ROBERT MILLS and a Steere att my Son, FRANKE BROWNEs & one hoggshead of tobacco att BENJAMIN MATHEWS, a pott, a dripping pan, a spitt & four pewter dishes
      Item I give unto JOHN MILLS the hdd. of tobo: due to me from him
      Item I give unto my Daugher, SARAH, twelve pence
      Item I give unto my Sonn; FRANCIS BROWNE, twelve pence
      Item I give unto my Son, DANIELL BROWNE, twelve pence and of this my last Will & Testamt. I make ROBERT MILLS and EDMOND PAGETT joynt Ezers. & doe hereby utterly
      disallow revoake and annuli all & every former Testamts. Wills Legacyes bequest and Exercr. by me in any wise before this time named willed & bequeathed, Rattifying & confirming this & none other to be my last Will &Testamt. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this second day of February 1698
      Signed sealed published declared and pronounced
      as her last Will and Testament in pr:sence of us ELIZABETH BROWNE
      THO: HUCKLESCUTT
      MARY HUCKLESCOTT
      FRANCES MILLS her marke
      Prov'd in Essex County Court ye 10th day of March 1701 by the oathes of MARY MUSCOE (formerly MARY HUCKLESCOTT) &FRANCES BYROM (formerly FRANCES MILLS) witnesses hereto & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl C
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      Note:
      1686, 6Oct--ORapp DB 1686-1688, Wm & James Coghill with consent of Mary, our mother, for father, dec'd to Timothy Davis, plantation on Cockle Shell Cr. Lines: land in tenure of Seth Tinslely, Wm Hobson, Mr Gaines.
      signed: Wm & James Coghill & Mary Duxbury.
      Wit: James Salisbury & Francis Browne Jr.
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      COLE, Francis. Will. 1 July 1658. Rec. 1 October 1658.
      Wife Alice (all plantation where I now live) Daughters Frances and Mary; Francis Brown, son of Francis Brown; Mr. Roger Radford. John Burroughs, servant. Extrs. Wife and daughter Frances. Wits: Roger Radford, Edward Dale. W.B. 2, p. 54.
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 359-361
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come, I FRANCIS BROWNE SENR. of the Parish of Farnham in the County of Rappa: send Greeting. Now know yee that I the sd FRANCIS BROWNE for diverse good considerations me thereunto moving but more especially for a Man Servant to me in hand paid have granted unto my Son, DANLL. BROWNE, of the aforesd. Parish of Farnham in the County of Rappa: all my right and possession of a parcell of land conteyning Three hundred acers which I have in and to a Tract of land lying in Rappa: aforesd, being part of a greater Divident which land boundeth as followeth: Beginning at a Corner white Oake and so to a Poplar Westerly bounding upon my Son, FRANCIS BROWNs, land, standing nigh the dividing branch side from the sd Poplar to a white Oake running to a red Oake standing in a vally keeping along a Swamp to a Beech and from thence Southerly along a line of marked trees to my old corner white Oake by an Easterly line to a corner white Oake standing in my old line and nigh the KINGS HIGH ROAD and from thence Northerly to the head of the DIVIDING BRANCH and so down the sd Branch to the place where it began, To have and to hold the aforesd Three hundred acers of land to him the sd DANLL. BROWNE his heires with all profitts and privilidges with all woods and waters in as ample manner as it is granted me the sd FRANCIS BROWNE by Patent, engaging myself the sd DANIELL BROWNE shall quietly and peaceably have the aforesd land without the molestation of any persons whatsoever, the sd DANLL. BROWNE paying to our Sovereigne Lord the King yearly when demanded the rents accrusing In Testimonie of the true performance hereof I have put my hand and seale this twenty seventh day of May in the yeare One thousand Eighty and seven
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      HEN: TANDY ,TUNR., FRAN: BROWNE
      JOHN DAVIES Clr,
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 1 die Junii 1687 et record 15th die
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 390-391
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I FRAN: BROWNE of the Parish of Farnham in the County of Rappa: SENR. send Greeting. Know yee that I the sd FRANCIS BROWNE SENR. for diverse good causes me there to moveing but more especially for the Fatherly love and affection which I have and beare unto my Son, FRAN: BROWNE, of the aforesd. County and Parish do by these presents confirm unto my sd Son, FRAN: BROWNE, all my right and possession which I have to part of a tract of land and divident of land being in the County and Parish aforesd. being part of the land which I now live on being by estimation Two hundred acers more or less and bounded as followeth Beginning at a corner white Oake standing by or nigh a branch called the DEVIDING BRANCH and so running up the sd Branch for bredth to another corner white Oake and from thence by a line of marked trees Westerly to a marked red Oake standing at the head of a small branch and so runing alonge the sd Branch to a marked Beach at the mouth of the sd Branch and from thence by a line of marked trees to a corner Hickory standing on a hill side at the side of a Branch and so by another line to a corner white Oake and from thence to the place it began To have and to hold the aforesd. Two hundred acers of land to him the sd FRANCIS BROWNE and his heires forever as in as full manner as it is granted to me by Patent, engaging myselfe the said FRANCIS BROWNE JUNR, shall peacably and quietly occupie every part of the aforesd land according to the bounds without molestation of any persons that may lay claime thereof the sd FRANCIS BROWNE and his heires paying every yeare the Kings rents and further I do oblige myselfe to acknowledge this Sale in Rappa: Court, for the true performance whereof I bind myselfe to the aforesd FRANCIS BROWNE JUNR. In Testimony whereof I have affixed my hand and seale this 3d of Octobr. in the year of our Lord 1687 Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      JOHN WATERS, FRANCIS BROWNE
      WM: JOHNSON
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 2 die Februarii 1687/8 record 13th die
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 64)
      At Court 10th of March 1692/3
      - Ordered that RICHARD TAYLER by Surveyr: of the High Wayes in the precinctsFRANCIS BROWNE was formerly surveyr: of, And that he clear all ye Roads which ye said BROWNE use to cleare
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 72)
      At a Court held for Essex County April ye 11th Ano 1693
      - FRANCIS BROWNE being subpena'd as an evidence in the difference between RICHARD FRYER Plt. & HENRY PICKETT Defendt. and attending two dayes, this Court have therefore ordered that he be paid for ye same according to Law by ye sd FRYER with costs als Exo.
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 147
      Essex County Court 11th of December 1693
      - FRANCIS BROWNE being by the Sheriff subpena'd to serve as a Grand Juryman & refuseing to take ye oath relateing thereto is fin'd Three hundred pounds of tobo: & ordered that he pay the same according to Law with costs
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 148
      Essex County Court 11th of December 1693
      FRANCIS BROWNE now appearing according to an order of last Court to answer ye informacon made against him by GEO: PARKE, Sub Sheriff of this County, for his Contempt for not appearing on a Jury intr: JAMES FULLERTON Plt. & JNO. PRICE Defendt., and shewing good & sufficient reasons to this Court for his failure therein, is discharged from the same
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 131)
      TO ALL TO WHOM these pr:sents shall come I FRANCIS BROWNE of ye Parish of Farnam in ye County of Essex send greeting in or: Lord God everlasting, Now know yee that I the said FRANCIS BROWNE for diverse good causes & considerations but more especially for the Fatherly love & affection which I have & bare unto my Sonn DANIELL BROWNE of ye aforesd. County & Parrish give unto my sd Son, DANIELL BROWNE all my right & possession which I have to pal t a tract and Devidont of land lying & being in ye County & Pish: aforesd, & being part & parcel of the land which I now live on which was made over by my Father, FRANCIS BROWNE deced, unto me the abovesd. FRANCIS BROWNE by Deed and pte. of ye abovesd. land by Will being by Estimacon One hundred & fifty acres (more or less) & bounded as followeth beginning at a Corner white Oake standing in the forke of a branch by the Plantation of EDWD. FREEMAN deced & from thence by a lyne of marked trees Easterly to a corner white Oake standing by ye branch side neare ye mouth of ye sd branch which is comonly called by ye name of FRANCIS BROWNE his Spring Branch & soe up the sd branch to the corner Lines and from thence by a line of marked trees in ye old feild Southerly to a corner Hickory standing at the head of a branch called by the name of ye WHITE OAK SPRING BRANCH, from thence Easterly through the old feild by a lyne of trees to a corner Ash standing by a branch side at ye goeing over from DANLL. BROWNE SENIOURs to the old Plantation comonly called by the name of ye DIVIDING BRANCH, from thence downe ye sd banch to a corner white Oake standing by ye branch side, soe from thence over the sd branch by a line of marked trees Westerly to a corner red Oake standing by DANIELL BROWNE SENR. Plantation on a level & from thence Northerly to a marked white Oak standing at the head of a branch called by the name of the WHITE MARSH, from thence downe ye sd branch to the place first begone, To have & to hold the aforesd One hundred & fifty acres of land to him the sd DANLL. BROWNE & his heires forever in as full maner as it is granted to me the said FRANCIS BROWNE engageing my selfe my heires that ye sd DANIELL BROWNE shall quietly occupy every part of ye aforesd. land according to the bounds without molestation of any persons that may lay any claim,: thereof, the said DANLL. BROWNE his heires paying yearely the Queenes Rents In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Ninth day of Febry: in the
      yeare of our Lord 1702/3
      Signed sealed and delivered in the pr:sents of us
      SAMLL. COATES FRANCIS BROWNE
      WM WOODFORD
      WILLIAM COLE
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Febry; 1702 & truely recorded
      === called "Brother"
      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 55
      Thomas Munday Will:
      To eldest son Thomas Munday and his heirs my new plantation at the Upper part of my land bounded beginning at a Spanish oak at the Spring belonging to the sd Plantacon and so runing Down the branch of the sd Spring untill you come unto the maine branch thence up that branch which John Graves his Spring is in to my Westermost Line thence along my sd line to my corner tree being a Spanish oak thence along east or thereabouts to my next corner tree and thence along till you come to the white oak Swamp thence up the sd Swamp to a marked white oak upon the head of the sd White oak swamp thence along the Eastermost side of the sd plantacon to the first mentioned Spanish oak to him as aforsd.
      To son Thomas Munday two mares and a Colt he having the same now in his own possession.
      To son Thomas Munday two cows he having the same now in his possession.
      To son Thomas Munday "two Cows and two Calves as also a Steer of seven years old to be delivered unto the sd Thomas Munday as soon as he Shall go to house keeping.
      To son Thomas Munday a new fether bed and furniture.
      To son Thomas Munday Six large Pewter Dishes & Six large Pewter plates to be delivered unto him the sd Thomas Munday as soon as he Shall go to house keeping.
      To son Thomas Munday an Iron pot a Middlesize pot holsters pistolls and sword the sd pot as soon as he shall go to housekeeping but the holsters pistolls and sword to be Delivered up to the sd Thomas Munday Immediately after my Decease.
      To Eldest Thomas Munday [sic] one irish boy named Thomas to be delivered unto the sd Thomas Munday Immediately after my decease. The said Thomas Munday John Munday or any of my sons to whom I have bequeathed my Lands may have Lawfull power and authority to convey and Dispose of any part or parcell of their Lands by me bequeathed each one to another from brother to brother in Case of necessity or convenience but not to convey or Dispose of any part or parcell of the aforesd bequeathed Lands to any person or persons whatsoever but from brother to brother as aforesd.
      Eldest Son Thomas Munday and Loveing wife Sarah to be executor and executrix, and they should give good security for my Childrens Estate While they shall attaine to lawfull age.
      "desire that my Loveing brother Francis Brown see that this my last will and Testament be justly and honestly performed".
      Wit: Signed Tho Munday
      Edmund Pagett
      Ephriam Pagett
      Francis Pagett
      Proved on 10 August 1703.

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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 127-131
      THIS INDENTURE made the 18th day of July in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty Between JOSEPH MAN of the Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex of one part and JOHN FARGESSON and JOHN CROXTON both of the Parish and County aforesd of the other part Witnesseth that the sd JOS. MAN for the sum of Thirty four pounds Current money of Virginia doth grant to them the said JOHN FARGESSON and JOHN CROXTON their heirs and assigns for ever all the right which is or shall hereafter become due to sd JOSEPH MAN to a certain parcell of land in the Parish and County aforesaid containing Sixty Eight acres of land being part of a tract formerly belonging to FRANCIS BROWN deceasd. and bounded begining at a Corner red Oak and white Oak standing by the side of the Main Branch called the MIDDLE BRANCH being the Corner between the sd JOSEPH MAN and JOHN FARGESSON from thence along the dividing line to two corner Maples and Gum standing in the Mouth of a Small Branch being the Corner between the said JOSEPH MAN, JOHN FARGESSON and JOHN CROXTON from thence along the divideing line between sd JOSEPH MAN and JOHN CROXTON to a Corner Hickory from thence along the divideing line between sd JOSEPH MAN and FRANCIS BROWN to a Corner red Oak and Poplar standing by the side of the Main Branch called the MIDDLE BRANCH being the Corner between sd JOSEPH MAN and FRANCIS BROWN from thence downthe sd Branch to the place where it began and all houses, building, Water & appurtenaces to the same belonging and all the Estate right of the sd JOSEPH MAN to the same To Have and To Hold the sd land unto JOHN FARGESSON and JOHN CROXTON their heirs and assigns for ever. In Witness whereof JOSEPH MAN hath set his hand and Seal
      in presence of us THOMAS BARKER, JOS: MAN
      THOMAS YOUNGER, ANN CROXTON MARY MAN
      At a Court held fur Essex County on the 21st day of July 1730
      JOSEPH MANN acknowledged his Deed Indented with the livery and Seizen thereon endorsed to JOHN FARGUSON to JOHN CROXTON which on their motion are admitted to record Also the same day MARY MANN came into Court & freely relinquished her right of Dower in the land convey'd by this Deed from her Husband to JOHN FARGUSON & JOHN
      CROXTON which is admitted to record

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