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

John Browne

Male Abt 1612 - 1657  (~ 45 years)

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  • Name John Browne 
    Birth Abt 1612  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1657  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30381  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Virginia Browne 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F19697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ursula MNU Browne,   b. 1616, Berwick Upon Tweed, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 4 May 1662, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 46 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1636  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Thomas Browne,   b. Bef 1645, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1665, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 22 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F14993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

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      Old Rappahannock Deeds, 1656-1664, Part I: 133 - 135:
      At a county court for Northampton 23 Sep 1657 . . . Present Lt. Coll. Edw. DUGLAS, Capt. Francis POTT, Mr. William KENDALL, Mr. Llellvyne [Llewellyn?] BERWOOD, Mr. John TILNEY. This day Mr. William SMART did exhibit to the Court a Generall Discharge for land signed by Mrs. Ursula BROWNE Widdow & Exx. of her late Husband Mr. John BROWNE deced bearing date the 29th of May 1656 whereby it appearth that all agreemts. & Bargaines for land between the said Mr. John BROWNE and the said Mr. William SMART with the consent of the said Widdowe Mrs. Ursula BROWNE are made void & totally disannuled for the said Mr. SMART his land at Rappahanock & the said Mr. John BROWNE his land at Accomack als Northampton County in Virga. & upon the request of the said Mr. William SMART the aforesaid Genll. Discharge for & in Relacon of the said land are ordered to be recorded. Test. Edm. MATHEWS Cl Cur Com. Recordat undecimo die Aprill (ibid., Page 134) This Bill bindeth me Allex. FLEMING of the County of Rappahannock . . . to pay or cause to be paid unto Mr. John NUTHALL of London, Merchat for the use of Mr. Robert INGRAM or his heirs of St. Ives in Huntington Sheire Baker the full & just sum of 6,400 pds. . . . tobo . . . to be paid at the now dwelling plantacon of Allex. FLEMING in the Freshes of Rappahannock. 10th day of Nov next . . . year 1660 . . . for better security I Allexander FLEMING with consent of my loveing wife Ursula FLEMING do bind our land & plantacon we now live on withall the houseing thereunto & upon belonging being a parcell of land bought of Mr. William SMART by my said wife Ursula FLEMING & re(missing) up into the hands possession of Allex. FLEMING . . . by me Ursula FLEMING for ever We the said Allexander FLEMING & Ursula FLEMING . . . unto Mr. John NUTHALL for the use of Mr. Robert INGRAM or his assignes for the full terme of 99 years . . . . that is to say all my part as to dower . . . we sett our hands & seals jointly this 11th day of August 1659 in presence of John [his mark] HUSS, John COOPER. s/ Allex. FLEMING, Ursula [V] FLEMING

      ibid., 134 - 135:

      I John NUTHALL of Accomack gent. Atto. of Mr. Robert INGRAM of St. Ives in Hungtington sheir do constitute & appoint my loveing Friend Mr. John HALL of Rappahannock Merchant my true & lawful Attorny . . . to arrest & implead to judgment Mr. Allexander FLEMING of the County of Rappahanock late [sic] husband of Ursula FLEMING the Widdow of Mr. John BROWNE of Accomack & Exex. to her said deced Husband Mr. John BROWNE of the County of Accomack for a debt due by Specialty under both their hands to the said Ingram & upon composition with said FLEMING I do hereby authorize my said attorney to resigne to & possess the said FLEMING with a parcell of land being formerly bound over by the said Mr. FLEMING & Ursula his Wife for the said Debt for the terme of 99 years according to said Bill . . . 22nd of February 1660.
      /s/ John NUTHALL; Wits: Edmond DOBSON, Silvester [ST] THATCHER. Recordat the 23 of Apr 1661 p me Wa. GRANGER Cl Cur Rappa. (Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deeds & Wills, Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, Virginia)
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 128 - 129
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men that I ROBT. INGRAM Father & Sole Exr. of the Last Will &Testament of JOSEPH INGRAM late in the parts beyond the Seas Batchellor deced as by his last Will & Testament dated the Sixth day of October in the year One thousand Six hundred fifty & one more at large doth apear also by the Letters of Admr, the two & twentieth day of September One thousand Six hundred fifty three Signed R. SAN--ey GEO. POTTS & is sealed with the scale of the Court for probat of Wills & granting administracons in RED WAX under appended as more at large may also appear have made and by these presents in my stead put JOHN NUTWELL of LONDON Merchant my true & lawful Attorney in my name to my use to recover & receive of URSLATT BROWN Widdow & Exr of the Last Will & Testament of JOHN BROWN her Husband deceased or of whatever persons as of right shall appertain or of their severall heirs or goods effects accons & credits whatsoever of money goods wares merchandizes lands houses plantacons servants slaves bonds bills bills of exchange and all other things whatsoever as the said URSLEY BROWNE & JOHN BROWNE or such other persons are owing & indebted under any of the hands Custody or prossession in any ways belonging unto the said JOSEPH INGRAM deced & now unto me the said ROBERT INGRAM in the quality aforesaid & of the recoverys & receits to give acquittances due form & if need be of the premises to appear in any Court of Justice there to sue arrest attach condem & out of prison to deliver & generally in & concerning the premises to do all things I myself in the quality aforesaid might do being personally present with power to substitute one or more attorneys & in the quallity aforesaid do promise to hold also firme & vallied all & whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully due about the premises In Witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & seale dated the thirtieth day of the month of August in the year One thousand Six hundred fifty & eight
      in presence of GRIFFETH LLOYD, ROBERT INGRAM
      On this day the second of September 1660 appeared before me ye underwritten Notary & witnesses Mr. THOMAS JOHNSON of ST. IVES COUNTY of HUNTINGTON Yeoman att present from the said Town of St. Ives for LONDON who declared unto me the said Notary that he was present when the above written ROBERT INGRAM did sigene seale & deliver as his act & deed the foregoing Lre of Attorney & that the Worll. GRIFFITH LLOYD who hath likewise subscribed with him as a witness to the said Lre of Attorney is a Justice of the Peace in the said Town of ST, IVES & a person of good name creditt & renown. In Testimony of the truth hereof the said THOMAS JOHNSON hath subscribed this the day & year as above
      in presence of JOES DANIELL Notary Pub: THOMAS JOHNSON

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=342&last=&g_p=P3&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Browne, John.
      Publication 13 June 1655.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Brown.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1262 acres l000 acres part thereof Easterly on the Seaboard side, Northerly upon the Southermost branch of a small creek called Robins creek the residue at the Seaboard side as aforesd. near the river of Mathepungo.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, Page 342 (Reel 2).
      http://www.payn.org/geneaology/masspayne.shtml .
      The records also mentions Cyprian THOROUGHGOOD. In "Cavaliers and Pioneers", vol. 1 by NUGENT, there is a land patent to Adam THOROUGHGOOD in 1635. In the patent, It names the ship "John & Dorothy" of which both Thomas and John PAYNE were involved, as being one of the ships in his convoy transporting him to Virginia. Aboard the ship, among many others, were John WITHERS- servant of John PAYNE and John REYNOLDS who is named in the will of Thomas PAINE of St. Mary's County, Maryland Remember too that Nicholas PAYNE was a crew member aboard the DOVE under the CALVERTS, who owned the ship. Also aboard was Samuel LAWSON.
      An Elizabeth LAWSON married Robert PAYNE (Alias DAVIES) in abt. 1666
      according to "PAYNES of Virginia". She was the daughter of Epaphroditus and Elizabeth nee MADESTARD LAWSON of Nansemond County, Virginia. Elizabeth married
      2) William CLAPHAM and 3) Alexander FLEMMING. Again- all names found within our Network of merchant mariners.

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      John Browns had originally been from the Eastern Shore wherein 1642 he had patented 200 acres of land. According to Whitelaw in Virginia's Eastern Shore, Page 438, under the tract of land designated N78, "In 1646 Patent reissued and anew one for 100
      acres adjacent also granted to Browns. 1650A Consolidated patent to Rim for 350 acres to include the above SO acres of new land. This patent was released later in the year. 1656 Browns (wife Ursula) left this Land "upon which I nowe dwelt" to his son Thomas, but recommended that it be sold for the benefit of that son. He also had sons John (eldest) and Stephen and daughters Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth. To his son John he left a 1,200 acres plantation on the seaside (T192). However, after writing his will and before his death, Browns had exchanged both planiations for land across the bay." This entry is followed by slengthy court order admitting his will to probate. "Shortly after this court proceeding, Mrs. Ursula Browns and William Smart recorded an agreement canceling the exchange of lands, so that the son Thomas Browns received this N78 land after all."

      After Browne's death, his widow Ursula married Alexander Flemming. Alexander later married Elizabeth Madehard (or Madestard), the former wife of Epaphraditus Lawson by whom she was the mother of Elizabeth Lawson who married Robert Payne (alias Davies) in 1666. In Robert Payne's will, he left Elizabeth (Madehard) a mare. Elizabeth had also been the wife of William Clapham by whom she was the mother of William (b. 1653), who married Mary, daughter of Silvester and Margaret Thacher, the later wife of Warwick Cammock, whom Robert Payne made a supervisor of his will. Mary Thacher's sister, Elizabeth, was the wife of John Deane, who m2. Jane, sister of Anne Walker, wife of John Payne, Jr.

      Capt. Francis Pott mentioned above was the husband of Susanna Baker, the widow of Thomas Eyre'117'Thomas Eyre may well have been a son of Dr. Simon Eyre and Dorothy Payne, sister of William Payne of Boston and Ipswich, Mass. The reasoning for this conclusion is that Susanna Baker married as her Yd husband, Col. William Kendall,. Kendall was the man William Payne of Boston named as his "loving friend" and attorneyto collect a debt from Col. Edmund Scarburgh. As previous related, Kendall's daug'oter, Mary, had married Hancock Lee, the brother of Richard Lee II, friend of William Payne, son of John Payne. Hancock Lee's 2"a wife, it should also be considered, had been Sarah a granddaughter of the Pilgrim Isaac Allerton. Sarah Allerton's brother, Willoughby Allerton, married Sarah Taverner, former wife of Capt. Raleigh Travers, whose tobacco warehouse John Payne had been ordered to appraise in 1654. Raleigh and Sarah Travers had dau&er Elizabeth whose 2" husband, John Carter, was the son of Maj. John Carter and Sarah Ludlow of Lancaster County. Maj. Carter had married as his 2r`d wife, Eleanor Eltonhead, a sister of William Eltonhead and Jane Gerard

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