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

Robert Browne

Male Bef 1680 - 1728  (> 48 years)


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  • Name Robert Browne 
    Born Bef 1680 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 May 1728  St. James Parish, 'Wrighton' Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I063322  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 

    Family Mary Tindall,   b. Abt 1684, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1728, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1700/01  St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mariah Browne,   b. 12 Sep 1702, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Browne,   b. 20 Sep 1705, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Browne,   b. 9 May 1708, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Robert Browne,   b. 16 Apr 1712, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Abel Browne,   b. Aft 1713, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F30149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Side-lights on Maryland History By Hester Dorsey Richardson

      ROBERT BROWNE "OF WRIGHTON"

      Contemporary with Robert Browne, son of Abel, High Sheriff of Anne Arundel County, was Robert Brown "of Wrighton," Anne Arundel County, who according to St. James' Parish Register, Anne Arundel County, married Mary Tindall on January 27, 1700.

      The birth of their children follow, and by comparing these with the record of the births of the children of Robert Browne and Catherine Cheney, recorded in All Hallow's Parish Register, given in the preceding sketch, it will be clear that there were two Robert Brownes living in Anne Arundel County from 1700 to 1728, in which year Robert Browne "of Wrighton" died.

      St. James' Parish Register, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, copied at Maryland Historical Society.

      Page 314. "Robert Brown and Mary Tindall were married January 27, 1700."

      Page 319. "Mariah, daughter of Robert and Mary Brown was B. September 12, 1702."

      Page 330. "John, son of Robert and Mary Brown his wife B. September 20, 1705."

      Page 334. "Thomas, son of Robert Brown and Mary his wife, B. May 9, 1708."

      Page 351. "Robert Brown, son of Robert Brown and Mary his wife, B. April 16, 1712."

      The following deeds throw light on the identity of Robert Brown and Mary, his wife: Anne Arundel County, Deeds I B, No. 2, p. 248, October 21, 1715, Robert Browne of Anne Arundel County, planter, and Mary, his wife, daughter and heir apparent of Thomas Tindale, late of the said County, deceased, for 36 sterling sold to Dr. William Lock of the same County a tract of land called Dinah Fords Beverdam, lying on Herring Creek. Witnessed by Charles Carroll, William Holland; Signed by Robert Brown and Mary Brown.

      Liber C W, No. 1, 1719-1722, Anne Arundel County Deeds, September 25,1719. Robert Brown of Anne Arundel County, bought from Jeremiah Chapman a tract of land called Wrighton, surveyed for Ishmael Wright Witnessed by William Lock, Samuel Chambers, Jeremiah Belt.

      The will of Robert Brown, husband of Mary Tindall is recorded in Wills, Liber C C 2, folio 536, Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland.

      Robert Brown of Anne Arundel County, will dated July 26, 1727, proved May 22, 1728.
      Witnesses: Samuel Chew of Maidstone, Mary Osborn, Thomas Owen,
      Devised: "I give to my wife, Mary Brown all my part of the tract of land whereon I now live for life, land called Righton and at her death the land to descend to my five sons, viz: John, Robert, Joseph, Abel and Benjamin Brown, to them and their heirs forever with the Proviso that the brothers shall not sell the land except to each other." All personal estate given to wife Mary Brown, to her and heirs forever. Wife Mary sole executrix.

      The above shows that Robert Brown "of Wrighton" died in the year 1728, while Robert, the son of Abel, with Catherine, his wife, were living in the year 1737, as shown by the birth of one of their children; also his will, proved in 1769, naming the same children, then married, proves absolutely, that there were two men of the same name, with different wives and children, figuring in Anne Arundel County.

      From the data herein set forth it is now possible to differentiate the several Browne lines in Anne Arundel County, but as both of these Robert Brownes had sons named Abel Browne, it is quite possible for the amateur to fall into error in the later lines of descent, unless great care is taken. A full knowledge of all records, however, will keep the lines well defined, now that the tangles of their beginnings have been unravelled
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      Early Bermuda Wills
      Browne, Abell

      will dated 1698
      will proved September 7 1702

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN this - Day of - in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninety eight according to the Computation of the Church of England I Abell Brown of Annarundle County in the province of Maryland Gent being of perfect memory and rememberance praised be God doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say

      Imprimus I bequeath my Soul unto the hand of Almighty God my maker that has through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ, my only Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and as for my body to be decently Buried and Interred according to the discression of my ececutor. hereafter

      I give and bequeath unto my dear & well beloved only son Robert Brown and to the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten all my Lands tenements and Hereditaments Lying or being in the Province of Maryland or elsewhere (to say) all that tract or parcell of Land called and known by the name of Harwood situate lying and being in or near Toad River in Annarundle County which is Laid out by Survey to contain one hundred and fifty acres to be the same more or less But if my said son Robert Brown shall dye without heir or heirs of his body Lawfully begotten then it is my will and desire that Samuel and James Brown the sons of my Brother James Brown who dwelt in the Island of Bermuda may have the aforsaid Tract of Land called Harwood to them and their heirs male or female forever Equally to be divided into two parts that is one Moyety to Samuel Browne and his heirs and the other Moyety to the Said James Brown and his heirs and for want of heirs male then to female or heir or her heirs Lineally descended to the eldest Living heir or heirs of that my said Brother James his family or issue and heirs I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Browne his Heirs and assigns forever all my tract or parcell of Land called Abells Lott Situate and Being in Baltimore County near Bush River in the aforsaid province of Maryland containing by survey three hundred acres more or less and be it further known by this my Last will and Testament that I doe also declare that those Negroes that were mine and are now and these four years and upward last past have been the proper goods chattell and Eatate of my abovenamed Son and heir Robert Brown that is one Negroe man named Roger and Negro woman called Betty and female Girl called Anne and one boy called Jimmy and one called Jack called one Mary anotherHenry in all they are seven Negroes. It is my will and desire that all my debt which is right and conforme I owe and shall att the time of my decease stand justly indebted to any person whatsoever or whomsoever be well and fully paid by my Executor hereafter named and also by him any funerall charges to be defrayed disbursed and paid as for all other my personal Estate Good Chattells & Land which hath pleased Almighty God my Heavenly Father to bestow upon me in this world I freely clearly and absolutely give and bequeath unto my said son Robert that is all my personal Estate that shall be found in this province of Maryland or elsewhere after debts and funerall charges defrayed of aforesaid the Remainder to go to my Said Son Robert Brown his heirs Executors Issue and assigns and to his or their only proper use and possession by him to be disposed of as to him shall seeme good and requisite after my decease and my will and desire is that if my said Son Robert shall or doe dye the death Before he has married or before he becometh of Lawfull age and dispose of aforesaid Estate Lawfully which I have here given and bequest to him or if he should suddenly be taken away out of this mortal life without wife issue or will which God in his great mercy forbid that then all and singular the before mentioned personall and real Estate to my Said son Robert bequeathed shall fall goe and be to and for the proper use and behoof of my above named Brother his children Samll and James Brown and their issue or issues of that family as above meant and expressed on Lineall descent and it is my will and desire that my son Robert should marry before he cometh att Lawfull age and should hane noo issue by his Said Wife during his Nonage and Should dye and depart this world Before he is of ripe years to dispose of his land before bequeathed that shall not hinder his Said wife or at such time any he hath, from her pieceable Enjoyment of the said personall Estate before given neither from her Lawfull Dowery in the beforementioned Lands and Land and during her naturall life any thing in this my Last Will and Testament to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding and I doe hereby ordain make nominate Constitute and appoint my aforesaid well beloved only son Robert to be my whole and Sole heir and Executor of this my Last will and Testament and to pay my just debts and funerall Charges defray and imedeatly after my decease the aforesaid given Lands and premises into his hands, possession and management to take and without any removall or change of property to be made the same to have hold profit and enjoy and according to his discression the same to husband and manage to his and for his own use property and Interest and advantage at his will and pleasure except what is before excepted and if any person whatsoever or whomsoever shall for any Lawfull cause have the said Estate appraised before my Said Executor comes at age have my said Executor paying the debts shall have the said goods and chattels of the Said Estate returned to him at the rate appraised at and Remember: that in or belonging to my proper Estate at my death now at my door go those Negroes I have or have had for Severall years Left past Lastly all former wills or testaments whether verball or in writing I doe by these presents make null and voyd and doe ratify and confirm this to be my Last will and Testament in manner and form as aforsd

      IN WITTNESS wheref I have personally Set my hand and affixed my Seal the day and year above written Abell Browne (Seal)

      Signed Sealed and delivered to be the Last will and Testament of him the abovementioned Abell Browne and by the Said Abell Browne so declared to be in the presence of us Wm Cocker dcd

      Robert X Ward his mark JamesParnell dcd

      September 7 1702 Came before me Robert Ward and made oath that he did make his Mark to his will as written of my hand Jno Graham

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      Prince George's County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Near Brook Landing, West side of Patuxent River

      Twiford, 961 Acres
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Robert, et al 1706 Unpatented Certificate 368 0 0 MSA S 1596-4376

      Twiford, Robert Brown, Etal, 961 Acres 1706/03 Unpatented Certificate 368 4 0 MSA S 1226-383
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      Twiford (Part of), 143 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Astin, William 1710 Patent Record DD 5, p. 624 0 0 MSA S 1596-4377

      Twiford (Part of), 143 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Astin, William 1710 Patent Record DD 5, p. 624 0 0 MSA S 1596-4378

      Twiford (Part of), 143 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Astin, William 1710 Patent Record PL 3, p. 104 0 0 MSA S 1596-4379

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