Browne,  Reverend William

Browne, Reverend William

Male 1534 - 1613  (79 years)

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  • Name Browne, William  [1
    Title Reverend 
    Born 1 Feb 1534  Horley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 170977864 
    Title Vicar of Horley 
    Died 14 Nov 1613  Horley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 16 Nov 1613  Horley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St. Bartholomew's Churchyard
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    Father Browne, John,   b. 1514, Spexhall, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1546, East Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Joane,   b. Abt 1502, West Hoathly, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1573, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1523  Horley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elsick, Magdalene,   b. 1538, Horley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1604, Horley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1560  Horley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Browne, Joseph,   b. 1562, Harley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1633, Rusper, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1534 - Horley, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1560 - Horley, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1613 - Horley, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Nov 1613 - Horley, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Browne, William Memorial
    Browne, William Memorial

    Family Crest
    Browne Family Crest
    Browne Family Crest
    Brown Family Crest
    Brown Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • Extracts from a letter to William Browne, Vicar of Horley, from John Pryce, the preacher, containing 15 charges against him: 'you did not understand your text'; 'you made a brag of definition of love and brought forth the contrary'; 'you spoke against them that did not obey the magistrates and you an open foolish and contemptuous breaker of the law and a seducer of others thereunto'; 'that you thunder and abuse God's word to none effect' etc.

      The Father of Reverend Joseph Browne, clerk and pastor of the parish of Rusper, and of Reverend Benjamin Browne of the parish of Ifleld, both parishes in co. Sussex, was the Reverend William Browne, who for over fifty years was pastor of the parish Church in Horley, co. Surrey, Eng. Queen Mary's death occurred in 1558, and although Mr. Browne's incumbency of the parish dates only from June 26, 1561, under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth, and in the third year of her reign, yet his early years were contemporary with the life and reign of Queen Mary. He died Nov. 14, 1615.

      In the History of Surrey, by Manning and Bray, three folio volumes, published in London. 1809, is a very full description and history of this old Church in Horley, where the aged pastor and his two wives were buried. The first incumbent of this Church, Walter de Stoteford, was instituted Jan. 21, 1283.

      In vol. 2, p. S02, appears a copy of an inscription in Latin, Including a family chart also in Latin, as it appeared on a Sussex black marble stone against the north wall of the Chancel:

      MEMORI E SACRUM OVURL' BROWN" PASTOR HU'8 KCL'E P'SPACIUM QUINQUAGINT' ANNORUM OBIIT 14° MOVRMBR18 1615, MAGDALENE UXOR EJUS PRIMA EXPIRAVIT SEPTLMO SEPTEMB' 1604, ET MAKGAKETA SPOU8A ULTIMA CECIDIT 17° IT.IIK. 1611.

      Reverend William Browne, born in England, in February 1534, died in Horley, Surrey, England, 14 Nov 1613, aged seventy-nine years and eight months. Her married first, about 1560, Magdalen ______, who was buried in Horley, 7 Sept 1604. He married secondly, Margaret _____, who was buried there, 17 Feb 1611-12.

      Reverend William Browne was Vicar of Horley from 1563 to 1613. He was probably that William Browne who matriculated a pensioner from Pembroke College in March 1546. (Alumni Cantabrigiensis.)

      The Register of Horley, between 1578 and 1645, cites but three Browne burials:
      •1604 Madlyn Browne the Wife [of] Wm Browne was buryed the 7 September
      •1611-12 Margaret Browne Wife of William Browne was buried the 17 of February
      •1613 Mr William Browne clerke Vicar of Horley having lived there the space of fiftie years being of the age of fourescore years lacking foure monthes departed this mortall life and fourtenth day of November and was buryed the 16th of the same month.

  • Sources 
    1. [S565] Surrey, England, Church of England Burials.
      Record for Mr William Brooner