20576. William Browne was born about 1505. He was buried on Jan 25 1565/66 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. He was married to Joan (Johan) about 1530. Browne Ancestry in England

The Browne-Cramphorne ancestry in England is based on the material presented in The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908: Part I The Ancestry of Warren
Francis Kempton 1817-1879, by Dean Crawford Smith and edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn (Boston, 1996), pages 168-196. This work contains much additional
supporting material, and additional details on many family members.

William and Joan Browne

William BROWNE - b. about 1505; bur. Jan. 25, 1565/6, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. His will, dated Jan. 5, 1565/66, names all of his known children, and his wife 'Johan.' Married about

Joan - b. about 1510; bur. Apr. 7, 1573, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. In her will dated Mar. 31, 1572/3 and proved May 5, 1573, she calls herself 'Johan Browne late the wife of Willm
Browne decessed,' and names as sons Edmund, John and Laurence, and as daughters Margaret, Annis and Alice. She does not name James, William, Thomas and Nicholas.


1.James - b. about 1530. He is the first named son in his father's will, granted 'one cowe
to be delyvered imedyatly after my deceasse.' He is not further mentioned.

2.William - b. about 1531/2. Named in father's 1565 will. Married Jul. 5, 1562, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, to Ales BARSLEY. Daughter: Alice.

3.Annis - b. about 1533. Named in mother's 1573 will.

4.Thomas - b. about 1535; bur. possibly Mar. 11, 1616/7, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Named in father's 1565 will. Possibly the Thomas BROWNE who was married Sep. 8, 1567,
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, to Margery.

5.John - b. about 1537; bur. possibly Sep. 18, 1624, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Named in mother's 1573 will.

6.Laurence - b. about 1539. Named in mother's 1573 will.

7.Alice - b. about 1541. Named in mother's 1573 will.

8.Nicholas - b. about 1543; bur. possibly Jun. 19, 1620, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Named in father's 1565 will. Possibly the Nicholas BROWNE who was married Jan. 21, 1582/3, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, to Elizabeth (bur. Jun. 5, 1585, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

9.Margaret - b. about 1545. Named in mother's 1573 will.

10.Edmund - b. about 1547; bur Jan. 21, 1638/9, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

20577. Joan (Johan). Children were:

child10288 i. Edmund Browne.

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