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William Browne (b. Abt. 1625, d. Bef. July 03, 1705)William Browne was born Abt. 1625 in Four Mile Tree, Southwark, Surrey, England, and died Bef. July 03, 1705 in Surry County, Virginia.He married Mary Browne, daughter of Henry Thomas Browne and Ann Flood.
Notes for William Browne:
William was a justice of the Surry County, Virginia court from 1668 to 1705.He was County Sherriff in 1674 and 1687 and a Burgess of the County in 1676-77, 1679, and 1681-82. He was Lt. Col. of the Militia 1679-87.
Col. William Browne paid quit rents on 2,510 in 1704.The tract spanned his estate, Four Mile Tree that came to him from his wife.
William prepared his will 4 December 1704.Here is an abstract:
To granddaughter Jane Jordan Negro girl and other bequests.
To granddaughter Mary Sowerby, the wife of Francis Sowerby, and to her children that shall be born, Negroes. If no heirs to Wm. Browne, son of Wm. and Jane Browne.
To daughter Ann Flood, wife of Walter Flood, fifty pounds.
To daughter Priscilla Blunt, the wife of Thomas Blunt, five pounds.
To son Henry Browne, 20 shillings.
To grandson John Flood, five pounds.
To other grandchildren, Walter Flood, Fortune Flood, Mary Flood, Wm. Browne, Jane Browne, Mary Jordan the younger, and William Blunt 40 shillings apiece.
And whereas I have made agreement with Robt. Grice for a plantation where he now lives containing about 270 acres for which plantation I am to have 8000 pounds tobo. and Robt. Grice to have 8 years to pay and hereafter named Exer. to make acknowledgment of it to said Robt. Grice, paying tobo. above mentioned.
The land where Sion Hill lived and hath built a mill contained in my patent of a tract of land on the south side of Blackwater. My wish that Exer. make a new survey of said land to said Sion Hillhaving already made satisfaction for the same.
Rest of estate to son William Browne, and make him Exer. and whereas my son, William Browne, is now gone for England and it is uncertain how it may please God to deal with him and that he may die before he returns to possess estateGod forbid, if he should dieto my son Wm. Browne all my land I have at Blackwater.
To grandson Henry Browne piece of land in James City now in occupation of John Child.
Daughter Jane Browne, wife of William Browne, ten pounds.
To granddaughter Jane Browne, wife of William Browne, daughter of William and Jane Browne, eighty pounds when 18 or married.
Grandsons William and Henry Browne, sons of Wm. and Jane Browne.
Nothing is known of William's ancestry.
William died by 3 Jul 1705 when they recorded his will in court.
More About William Browne:
Record Change: February 11, 2004
Children of William Browne and Mary Browne are:
- +Mary Brown, b. 1657, Southmark, Surry, Virginia, d. 1718, Surry County, Virginia.