|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1662|
John Browne and his wife Dorothy came from London on the Elizabeth in 1635. (Hotten 68) He was first at Plymouth, then at Taunton by 1643, and finally at Rehoboth by 1647.
He should not be confused with another John Brown (of Watertown,MA), who also had a wife named Dorothy.
Among Plymouth's early residents, who varied widely in social standing, John Browne came with a great deal of respectability. Almost immediately upon his arrival in the New World, he was appointed Assistant to the governor of Plymouth Colony and went on to serve in a number of prestigious leadership positions. His full biography can be found in Anderson's Great Migration series, Vol I , pp.420-429.
Children: James Brown, John Brown Jr, and Mary Brown Willet.
His will was dated Apr 7,1662, and proved Apr 19,1662. He died less than two weeks after the death of his son John Browne Jr. In John Sr's will are mentioned wife Dorothy, son James, daughter Mary(wife of Thomas Willett), and grandchildren John Browne, Joseph Browne, Nathaniel Browne, Lydia Brown, and Hannah[sic - Anna] Brown. Also mentioned is a granddaughter Martha Saffin, wife of John Saffin. John Browne Sr was a very wealthy man, evidenced by the fact that he left one grandson alone over 700 acres of land.
Dorothy Browne (1584 - 1674)
Mary Brown Willett (____ - 1669)*
John Brown (____ - 1662)*
James Brown (1623 - 1710)*
Ancient Little Neck Cemetery
Rhode Island, USA
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Superkentman
Record added: Apr 29, 2007
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