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Battle of Falkirk

1) (Chas. Brown Cornish-Brown, Esq., of Sandford co. Derby, took name and arms of Brown in addition, 14th Oct., 1863). 1st and 4th, or, a chev. gu. surmounted by another erminois betw. two escallops in chief of the second and in base a rose also of the second, barbed and seeded ppr., Brown; 2nd and 3rd, az. a chev. dovetailed betw. in chief two roses and in base an escallop ar., Cornish; Crests— Brown: A demi man ppr. wreathed round the temples or and gu. charged on the body with five escallops saltireways gold, and in the dexter hand a battle axe ppr.; Cornish: Upon a ragged staff or, a Cornish chough wings expanded, ppr. Motto—Deus pascit corvos.
2) (Woodsmore, co. Herts). Sa. three lions pass. betw. two bendlets ar. and as many trefoils slipped erm. Crest—A buck’s head sa. attired or, issuing from a crown paly gold. Another Crest—A griffin’s head erased sa. beaked and eared or, charged on the neek with a bar gemelle and a trefoil, as in the arms. Motto—Si sit prudentia.
3) (Pinchbeek, Holland, co. Lincoln; granted June, 1632). Ar. on a fesse wavy betw. three lions’ gambs erased bendwaya sa. armed gu. as many swans’ heads erased ppr. beaked of the third.
4) Ar. a fesse betw. three mullets, sa. Crest—A stork’s head couped at the neck, nowed ppr. betw. two wings ar.
5) or Browne – (London and Norwich). Gu. crusilly ar. on a bend erm. three eagles displ. of the first.
6) (Blackburn, co. Berwick). Sa. a dagger in bend ppr. and in chief a boar’s head erased ar. Crest—A vine tree ppr. Motto—Proemium virtutis honor.
7) (granted to James Brown, Esq., of Harchill’s Grove, co. York, and William Williams Brown, Esq., of Chapel Allerton, near Leeds, sons of James Brown, Esq. of Leeds, by Anne his wife, daughter and heir of Samuel Williams, Esq.). Ar. on a bend sa. cottised az. betw. two six-pointed mullets pierced sa. three lions ramp. of the field quartering Williams. Crest—A demi lion ramp. erased or, betw. two , elephants’ trunks, ppr. Motto—Persevera Deoque confide.
8) (Richmond Hill, co. Lancaster, bart.). Gu. a chev. or, betw. two bears’ paws erased in chief ar. and four hands conjoined in saltire in base of the second, on a chief engr. gold, an eagle displ. sa. Crest—A bear’s paw erect, and erased ar. issuant out of a wreath of oak vert and holding a sinister hand ppr. Motto—Est concordia fratrum.
9) or Broun – (Colstoun co. Haddington, bart., 1686. In 1718 Coulston went to the heiress, whose granddau. and heir was the late Marchioness of Dalhousie, and the baronetcy to the Thornydike branch). Gu. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—A lion ramp. holding in his dexter paw a fleur-de-lis or. Motto—Floreat majestas.
10) (Rev. Richard, cadet of Thornydike, 1763, who afterwards inherited the Coulston baronetcy). Gu. on a chev. ar. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, a crescent of the first betw. two mullets az. a bordure of the last. Crest—A dexter hand holding a Bible expanded ppr. Motto—Deus evehit pios.

General Sir George Brown

Gen. Sir George Brown (1790-1865)

11) (Long Itchington, Warwickshire, cadet of Colstoun, 1742). Gu. on a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, a thistle ppr., a bordure wavy of the second. Crest—An eagle reguard. holding in his dexter talon a fleur-de-lis or. Motto—Labor omnia vincit.
12) (Copenhagen, 1755). Gu. three fleurs-de-lis or, on a chief of the second three human hearts of the first. Crest: A dexter hand holding a sword all ppr. Motto—La vertu est la seule noblesse.
13) (Newhall, co. Edinburgh). Gu. on a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, a garb vert banded az. Crest—A ship in the sea firing the signal for sailing all ppr. Motto—Deus adesto.
14) (Ellieston, co. Roxburgh). Gu. on a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, a crescent of the first betw. three martlets az., a bordure wavy ar. Crest—A lion ramp. ppr. Motto—Spero.
15) (Alderman Anthony Brown, Esq., Lord Mayor of London). Per fesse indented or and gu. in base a griffin pass, of the first, a chief erm. Crest—A hawk ppr. belled or, standing on a bird’s leg erased a-la-quise, and conjoined to a wing, all gu. Motto—Nil sine causa.
16) (Peter Brown, Esq., of Woodplumpton, St. Michael, co. Lancaster). Ar. on a bend nebulee betw. two mullets of six points sa. three lions pass. of the field. Crest—A lion’s gamb erased or, fretty, and holding a mullet of six. points sa.
17) (London. Visit. London 1568). Az. a chev. betw. three escallops or, within a border engr. gu.
18) (Hingingside, descended of Fordell). The same, with the chev. invecked for diff.
19) (Bonnyton, Scotland). Or, on a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis az. a bezant. Crest—A ship under sail ppr. Motto—Caute et sedulo.

Balloch Castle

Balloch Castle

20) (Carslaith, Scotland). Or, a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis sa.
21) (Hartrigg, Scotland). Erm. on a chief az. three fleurs-de-lis ar.
22) or Broun – (Gorgymill, co. Edinburgh, now Johnstonburn, co. Haddington). Az. a fesse vaire betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar. Crest—A rose gu. slipped and barbed ppr. Motto—Armat et ornat.
23) (Midmar, co. Aberdeen; Fordell, co. Perth; Finmount, co. Fife; Greenknowe, co. Sterling. Adam Brown, who fell at the battle of Falkirk, 1298, was grandfather of Sir John, sheriff of Aberdeenshire, 1328; his son John, of Midmar, was ancestor of George, Bishop of Dunkeld, 1484-1514, who granted Fordell to his brother Richard by charter, 19 July, 1493. Major-General Sir John Brown, of Fordell, who represented the co. Perth in Parliament, d. 1651, and his estate was sequestrated. His only surviving child, by Mary, dau. and heir of Colonel Sir James Scott, cf Rossie, co. Fife, Antonia, heiress of Rossie, m. Alex Dunlop, of Dunlop, co. Ayr, and is represented by Lieut.-Col. Sir Wiluam Agnew Wallace, Bart.: the third Brown of Fordell acquired Finmont and settled it on his younger son David in 1588, by whose descendant, George Brown, this estate was sold about 1710; his younger brother, Mr. John Brown, minister of Abercom 1700-43, was great grandfather of David Brown, of Greenknowe, whose grandson is the Rev. James Cassels Brown, A.M., Hulme, Watefield, co. Chester). Arms borne by the Bishop of Dunkeld: Sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar.; Fordell, az. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or; Finmount, added a crescent sa. on the chev. for diff., which is still carried by the family, with a demi lion ppr. holding in his dexter paw a fleur-de-lis or, for Crest, and the Motto Floreat majestas.
24) (Horn and Westhorn, co. Perth and Forfar, descended of Fordell, Lyon, Beg., 1672). Az. a chev. wavy betw. three fleurs-de-lis or. George Brown, of Horn, which was in the possession of the family towards the end of the sixteenth century, d. s. p. m. about 1760.
25) (Hangingside, Scotland, 1672). Ar. a chev. invected betw. three fleurs-de-lis or.
26) (Dolphington, co. Lanark). Or, a chev. engr. betw. three fleurs-de-lis sa. Crest—A dolphin naiant ppr. Motto—Labor omnia vincit.
27) (Edinburgh, 1680: the son married the heiress of Colstoun). Az. a chev. chequy ar. and gu. between three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—A dexter hand holding forth a closed book ppr. Motto—Delectat et ornat.
28) (Balquharn, Scotland). Gu. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or.
29) (Waterhaughs, co. Ayr, 1806). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, gu. on a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, a ship sails furled sa., a bordure of the second; 2nd and 3rd, gyronny of eight wavy erm. and gu., for Campbell. Crest—A demi lion ppr. holding in his dexter paw a fleur-de-lis or. Motto—Tandem licet sero.

Lea Castle

Lea Castle

30) (Eccles, 1808). Quarterly, 1st, gu. a sword fessways betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, for Brown; 2nd, az. three fishes counter-salient ar., for Foreman; 3rd, vert, a lion ramp. ar., for Home; 4th, az. a ship under sail or, in the dexter canton a crescent of the last on a chief ar. three boars’ heads erased sa. Crest—A lion ramp. ppr. Motto—Famae studiosus honestae.
31) (Forsyth-Brown, of Whitsome-Newton, 1856). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, gu. on a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, a roundle betw. two mullets sa., for Brown; 2nd and 3rd, ar. on a chev. engr. gu. betw. two griffins segreant in chief az. armed and membered sa. and in base a fleur-de-lis of the second a garb. betw. two crescents or, for Forsyth. Crests—An eagle rising reguard. ppr., holding in his dexter talon a fleur-de-lis or, for Brown; A demi griffin az. issuant out of an antique crown or, for Forsyth. Mottoes—Labor omnia vincit, for Brown; Instaurator ruinae, for Forsyth.
32) (Sir George, G.C.B., 1860). Gu. on a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, a mural crown of the first, all within a bordure embattled of the second. Crent—An eagle displ. vert crowned with a mural crown or, and on the breast a garland of laurel of the last. Motto—Suivez moi.
33) (A. J. Dennistoun-Brown, of Balloch Castle, co. Dumbarton, 1864). Per pale gu. and az. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, on a canton ar. a bend sa. Crest—A lion ramp. ppr. holding in his dexter forepaw a cross crosslet fitchee gu., and in his sinister a fleur-de-lis or. Motto—Vitam impendere vero.
34) (Ashley, co. Edinburgh, 1866). Per chev. gu. and sa. a chev. betw. two fleurs-de-lis in chief and a cushion in base or. Crest—A lion ramp. sa. holding in his dexter fore­paw a fleur-de-lis or. Motto—Floreat majestas.

Unthank Hall

Unthank Hall

35) (Horton-place, Surrey, 1869). Az. a chev. chequy ar. and sa. betw. three fleurs-de-lis of the second. Crest—A lion ramp. gu. holding in his dexter forepaw a fleur-de-lis ar. Motto—Fortitudine et fidelitate.
36) Sa. three lions in bend betw. two bendlets ar.
37) Gu. a griffin segreant or, a chief indented erm.
38) alias Weare – Per chev. gu. and sa. three binds or. Crest—On a lure a falcon rising ppr. (also Rev. Frederick Brown, Fern Bank, co. Kent)
39) (Norton, co. Gloucester). Or, on a fesse gu. three chess rooks of the field, in chief three mallards sa.
40) (Lea Castle, co. Worcester, John Brown, Esq., of that place, high sheriff of the county in 1833). Az. on a fesse ar. betw. three martlets in chief, and the Roman fasces erect, surmounting two swords in saltire, and encircled by a chaplet in base or, three chess rooks sa. Crest—A demi eagle displ. with two heads az. charged on tho breast with the fasces, swords, and chaplet, as in the arms.
41) (Rev. Robert Brown-Borthwick, London, 1868). Az. on a chev. ar. betw. two fleurs-de-lis in chief and a mascle in base or, three cinquefoils sa. Crest—A hand ppr. holding a fleur-de-lis or. Motto—Delectat et ornat.
42) Brown-Borthwick – (Sedbury Park, co. York). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, gu. on a chev. erm. between three lions’ gambs erased and erect ar. three escallops of the field, a chief of the third charged with an eagle displ. betw. two escallops sa.; 2nd and 3rd, or, a boar ramp. sa. the whole within a border erm. Crests—1st: A lion’s gamb erased ar. armed and charged with a bar gemel gu. the paw holding two eagles’ wings conjoined sa.; 2nd: An arm embowed in armour the hand grasping a branch of laurel all ppr.
43) (Dantzic, bart. 1699, title extinct). As Horn, the chev. charged with a thistle slipped vert for diff. Crest—A dolphin naiant ppr. Motto—Virtus dedit cura servabit.
44) (Unthank Hall, Northumberland). Per pale sa. and gu. on a bend, engr. with plain double cottises betw. two escallops ar. three lions pass. guard. of the first. Crest—Two escallops or, thereon resting an eagle, displ. vert, in the beak a cross crosslet fitchee gold. Motto—Suivez raison.
45) (now Trotter, of Horton Place, Epsom). 1st and 4th, Trotter; 2nd and 3rd, Brown. Az. a chev. chequy ar. and sa. betw. three fleurs-de-lis of the second. Crest—A lion ramp. gu. armed and langued az. holding in the right paw a fleur-de-lis ar. Motto—Fortitudine et fidelitate.

sir john brown

Sir John Brown (1816-1896)

46) (Sir John Brown, Knt., of Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield, D.L., and J.P.). Ar. two barrulets betw. a mullet in chief and a representation of a Brown’s conical spiral spring (as invented by the grantee) in base sa. Crest—A lion sejant ppr. charged with two barrulets sa. and supporting with the dexter paw an escocheon ar. thereon a bee volant also ppr. Motto—Nec sorte nec fato.
47) (William Candler-Brown, Esq., of Aghenuire, Callan, co. Kilkenny: Royal license to take the arms of Brown only, and the name of Brown in addition, dated 16 July, 1857). Gu. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis erminois, a canton ar. thereon a cross crosslet sa. Crest—A demi lion ramp. gu. holding betw. the paws a fleur-de-lis as in the arms, and charged on the shoulder with a cross crosslet ar. Motto—Gaudeo.
48) (Horbling, co. Lincoln). Ar. two lions pass. in pale sa.
49) (Sir John Beown, Knt., J.P. and D.L., Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield). Ar. two barrulets between a mullet in chief and a representation of a railway conical spiral wheel in base sa. Crest—A lion sejant ppr. charged with two barrulets sa., and supporting with the dexter paw an escocheon ar. thereon a bee volant also ppr.
50) (Nonsuch House, co. Wilts; Rev. Meredith Brown of that place) Gu. a chev. erm. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—A lion’s head erased or. Motto—Forward.
51) (Thomas Brown, temp. Richard II., Fun. Ent. Ire.). Sa. a chev. betw. cranes or.
52) (Graver-Browne, Morley Hall, co. Norfolk). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, or, a bend az. a canton erm.; 2nd and 3rd, per chev. nebulee ar. and az. three tilting spears two and one points upwards counterchanged. Crests—1st: On an escallop ar. a cross moline gu. betw. four torteaux. 2nd: A demi talbot ramp. ar. pellettee holding a tilting spear erect or.
53) (Frampton, co. Dorset). Ar. on a chev. sa. betw. three herons az. as many escallops or. Crest—A hare courant or.
54) (Viscount Montagu: derived from Sir Anthony Browne, K.B. at the coronation of Richard II.; the heiress m. Poyntz). (Elsing, co. Norfolk, William Browne, of that place, jure uxoris, was second son of Sir Anthony Browne, of Cowdray, co. Sussex) Sa. three lions pass. in bend betw. two double cottises ar. Crest—An eagle displ. vert. Supporters—Two wolves ar. with each a plain collar and chain or. Motto—Suivez raison.
55) (Lord Kilmaine. See Browne of the Neale). Sa. three lions pass. in bend betw. two double cottises ar., a crescent for diff. Crest—An eagle displ. vert. Supporters— Two lions reguard. ar. ducally crowned, plain collared and chained or. Motto—Suivez raison.
56) (Marquess of Sligo). Sa. three lions pass. in bend ar. betw. two double cottises of the last. Crest—An. eagle displ. vert. Supporters—Dexter a talbot ppr., gorged with a baron’s coronet; sinister a horse ar. Motto—Suivez raison.
57) (Totteridge, co. Hertford, afterwards of Crofts, co. Lincoln: granted 24 April, 1561, by Dalton, Norroy, to Valentine Browne, Esq., of those places one of the Auditors of Her Majesty’s Exchequer, and previously Commissioner in Ireland and Scotland for Edward VI. and Mary I.). Ar. three martlets in pale sa. betw. two flaunches of the last, on each, a lion pass. of the field. Crest—A dragon’s head couped ar. betw. two wings expanded sa. guttde counterchanged.

Sir Richard Brown, 1st Baronet

Sir Richard Brown, 1st Baronet

58) (Earl of Kenmare). Ar. three martlets in pale sa. betw. two flaunches of the last on each a lion pass. guard. of the first. Crest—A dragon’s head couped ar. betw. two wings expanded sa. guttee counterchanged. Supporters—Two lynxes ar. guttee de poix, both plain collared and chained or. Motto—Loyal en tout.
59) (Hospital, co. Limerick. The Funeral Entry of Sir Thomas Browne, knt., of Hospitall, who died in 1640, records that he was third son of Sir Valentine Browne, Knt., of Crofts, co. Lincoln, by Thomasine, his second wife, sister of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of England temp. Queen Elizabeth. His descendants were the Brownes of the Hospital, who terminated in an heiress, Helen, dau. of Thomas Browne, of Hospital, who m. her kinsman, Nicholas, second discount Kenmare, the representative of the senior line of the same family). Ar. three martlets in pale sa. betw. two flaunches of the last, each charged with a lion pass. of the field, a martlet for diff.
60) (bart., Westminster; created 11 March, 1732). Gu. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—A demi lion ramp. gu. holding in the dexter paw a fleur-de-lis, as in the arms. Motto—Gaudeo.
61) (Weymouth, co. Dorset). Sa. three lions pass. betw. two bendlets ar. in the sinister chief point a trefoil of the last. Crest—A griffin’s head erased sa. beaked or.
62) (Suffolk). Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs. ar. on a chief of the last an eagle displ. sa. membered or, all within a bordure az. Crest—A lion’s gamb erased and erect gu. holding a ring ar.
63) (Norwich, confirmed to Robert Browne, 20 Oct., 1581, by Cooke, Clarenceux). Sa. three cranes ar. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet a crane’s claw all ppr.
64) (granted, to Sir Hugh Browne, by Camden, Clarenceux, 26 June, 1604). Ar. three bars sa. on a canton or, a tiger’s head erased of the second. Crest—Out of a mural coronet or, a tiger’s head sa.
65) (Clare, exemplified in 1866 to Windham Brady, Esq., 17th Foot, second son of the late Luke Brady, Esq., of Brookville, co. Clare, on his changing his name by royal licence from Brady to Browne). Ar. on a bend engr. betw. two double cottises plain sa. three eagles displ. with two heads of the first, in the sinister chief point a pellet. Crest—An eagle displ. with two heads per pale ar. and sa., the dexter wing charged with a pellet and the sinister with a plate. Motto—Nec timeo nec sperno. See Supplement.
66) (granted in 1815 to Major-Gen. Sir George Sackville Browne, K.C.B., grandson of Edward Browne, Mayor of Cork). Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs, erect and erased or, on a chief gemelle ar. an eagle displ. sa. Crest—On an eastern crown or, an eagle displ. with two heads sa. Motto—Hoc age.
67) (Ireland, confirmed, 1614, to Stephen Browne, of Ballyrennell, co. Down, brother of John Browne, of Bradley, co. Derby). Erm. on a fess embattled counter embattled sa. three escallops ar. Crest—Out of a mural crown gu. a stork’s head and neck erm. beaked az.
68) (Ireland; Fun. Ent., 1673). Ar. a pellet betw. two bendlets sa., quartering Wentworth.
69) (Dublin. From Fun. Ent. of Alderman EdwaRd GoUgh, of Dublin, d. 1631, whose first wife was Margaret, dau. of William Browne, Sheriff of Dublin). Per pale ar. and or, an eagle displ. with two heads sa.

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Count George von Brown (1698-1792)

70) (Dublin. Fun. Ent. of Michael Browne, d. 1632, at one time Sheriff of Dublin). Ar. an eagle displ. with two heads sa. charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped of the field.
71) (High Sheriff of Dublin, d. 1652, Fun. Ent. Ire.). Erm. a chief gu.
72) (Thomas Browne, Esq., Dublin, Fun. Ent. Ire. 1665) Sa. A chev. betw. three storks ar.
73) (Johnston, co. Dublin, bart.). Sa. three lions pass. in bend, betw. two double cottises ar. a mullet for diff. Crest—An eagle displ. vert. Motto—Conduct is fate.
74) (Kishock, co. Dublin, created a Baronet of Ireland, 20 March, 1621; from the Fun. Ent. of Sir Sylvester Browne, 2nd bart., and of Margaret, wife of Garratt Young, of Dublin, and dau. of Sir Richard Browne, 1st bart. d. 1624). Per pale ar. and sa. an eagle displ. with two heads charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped all counterchanged.
75) (Sir Richard Browne, of Dnblin). Per pale ar. and sa. an eagle displ. with two heads counterchanged.
76) (Galway, temp. Queen Elizabeth, Michael Kirwan, of Galway, m. Mary, dan. of John Brown, and sister of Sir Dominic Brown, Knt.). Ar. on a bend cottised sa. three lions pass. of the first.
77) (co. Galway, Smith’s Ordinary). Or, an eagle displ. with two necks sa. Crest—Two eagles’ heads couped conjoined sa.
78) (Galway, from the Fun. Ent. of Margaret, wife of Sir Peter French, of Galway, Knt., and dau. of Alderman Geoffrey Browne, of same place, d. 1631). Ar. an eagle displ. sa.
79) (Kilskeagh, co. Galway). Ar. an eagle displ. sa. Crest—A griffin’s head erased sa. Motto—Fortiter et fideliter.
80) (Coolarn, Annaghmore, Newtown, Ardskea, Cooloo, and Moyne, co. Galway). Ar. an eagle displ. with two heads sa. Crest—A griffin’s head erased ar. Motto—Fortiter et fideliter
81) (Lord Oranmore, Castle MacGarrett, co. Mayo, and Carrabrowne, co. Galway). Barry of eight or and az. an eagle displ. with two heads sa. surrounded by an orle of martlets gu. quartering Monck and Prendergast. Crest of Browne—A griffin’s head erased ppr. Supporters—Dexter, a knight in chain armour ppr. holding in the exterior hand a battle-axe, and on the other arm a shield gu. charged with two lions pass. guard, or; sinister, alike knight, the armour covered by a surcoat ar., and hanging from the sinister arm a shield ar., charged with an eagle as in the arms.Motto—Fortiter et fideliter. (These were the armorial bearings assigned to Rt. Hon. Dominick Browne, M.P., of Castle MacGarrett, on his being created a Peer of Ireland in 1836. The present Lord Oranmore, as the husband of Christiana Guthrie, is obliged, by a provision in the entail of the Guthrie estates, to use, bear and constantly retain the surname, arms, and designation of Guthrie of the Mount, as his proper and only surname, arms, and designation. See Guthrie).
82) (Naas, co. Kildare. John Browne, Esq., of the Nasse, d. 18 Dec. 1680, Fun. Ent. Ire.). Gu. a chev. erm. betw. three lions’ gambs erased and erect ar.
83) (Brownestown, co. Kildare, and Backweston, co. Dublin: Fun. Ent. of Patrick Browne, of Irishtown, co. Dublin, d. 1625, 2nd son of John Brown, of Carlow, who was 2nd son of Patrick Browne, of Backweston). Per pale ar. and sa. an eagle displ. with two heads, charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped all counterchanged, a mullet gu. for diff.

Aughentaine Castle

Aughentaine Castle

84) (John Browne, Esq., of Castle Browne, co. Kildare, temp. Charles I.). Sa. a chev. betw. three cranes ar. Crest—A tiger az. maned, tufted, and armed or. Motto—Qui non ciconia tigris.
85) (Camus and Clanmorris, co. Limerick, an Anglo-Norman family). (allowed to Count George Browne, of the Holy Roman Empire, General-in-Chief in Russia, Governor-General of Livonia, Knight of St. Anne, &c., son of George Browne, Esq., of Camus, co. Limerick, by Honora, dau. of Edmond de Lacy, Esq., of Rathcahill, same co., and grandson of Thomas Browne, Esq., of Camus, who certified his pedigree to Preston, Ulster, 1638). (allowed 1724 to Ulysses Browne, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, and George Browne, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, afterwards Field-Marshal in the Austrian service, Knight of St. Anne, &c., the two eldest sons of George Browne, of the Spanish service, and grandson of Ulick or Ulysses Browne, a younger son of William Browne, Esq., of Camus). Per pale ar. and sa. an eagle displ. with two heads armed and beaked gu. Crest—An armed arm holding a sword ppr. Motto—Fidem servabo genusque.
86) (Rathbane, co. Limerick, granted 1851 to Rev. Peter William Browne, of Rathbone, Incumbent of Blackrod, Bolton, Lancaster). Ar. three lions pass. gu. betw. two bendlets sa. Crest—Rising from a marquis’s coronet ppr. an eagle displ. gu. winged and membered or. Motto—Suivez raison.
87) (The Neale, co. Mayo, Baronet of Nova Scotia, allowed by Hawkins, Ulster, 1777, and registered in the Lyon Office, Edinburgh). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Browne; sa. three lions pass. in bend betw. two double cottises ar. 2nd and 3rd, Dodwell. Ar. two bars per pale indented gu. and az. in chief three hurts. Crest—An eagle displ. vert. Mottoes—Munit haec altera vincit, suivez raison. Supporters —Dexter, a unicorn ar. horned, maned, tufted, and ducally gorged or; sinister, a savage man ppr. wreathed about the head and loins vert.
88) (Aughentaine Castle, co. Tyrone). Erm. a chev. az. betw. two fleurs-de-lis in chief and a cinquefoil in base sa. Crest: An eagle displ. with two heads vert charged on each wing with a fleur-de-lis or. Motto—Suivez raison.
89) (Braeffey, Raheens, and Ellistown, co. Mayo). (Browne Hall, co. Mayo). Sa. three lions pass. in bend betw. two double cottises ar. Crest—An eagle displ. vert. Motto—Suivez raison.
90) (Knox-Browne, exemplified to Hervey Browne, Esq., younger, of Aughentaine Castle, co. Tyrone, late Capt. 12th Lancers, on assuming the additional prefix surname and arms of Knox). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, erm. a chev. az. betw. two fleurs-de-lis in chief and a cinquefoil in base sa., for Browne; 2nd and 3rd, gu. within a bordure engr a falcon with wings expanded or, charged on the breast with & pheon sa. on a canton of the second a fess chequy ar. and az., for Knox. Crests—1st: An eagle displ. with two heads vert, charged on each wing with a fleur-de-lis or, for Browne; 2nd: A falcon on a perch close ppr. charged on the breast with a pheon sa., for Knox. Motto—Suivez raison: and on a scroll over the second crest, Moveo et proficio.
91) (Mulrankin, co. Wexford), Ar. an eagle displ. with two heads sa. armed and beaked gu. Crest—A stag’s head erased ar. attired or, guttee de sang.
92) (allowed 1724, to Edward Browne, then domiciled in France, son of Andrew Browne, the 5th son of Edward Browne, Mayor of Waterford, 1698, descended from Browne, of Clanmorris). Ar. an eagle displ. sa. membered gu., a crescent for diff.
93) (Fun. Ent., Ulster’s office). Ar. on a pile gu. three martlets of the field.
94) (from the Fun. Ent. of William Browne, Deputy Receiver under the Vice-Treasurer of the Revenue in Ireland, d. 1623). Gu. two chevronels ar. betw. three escallops or.
95) (Fun. Ent., Ulster’s office, 1673). Ar. a pellet betw. two bendlets sa.
96) (Everton, near Liverpool). Erm. a chev. engr. az. betw. two fleurs-de-lis in chief, and in base a cinquefoil sa. Crest—An eagle displ. with two heads per pale az. and gu. wings or, each wing charged with a fleur-de-lis sa.

Browne Hall

Browne Hall

97) (Ludlow, co. Salop, confirmed 1614, Camden’s Grants). Erm. on a fess embattled counter-embattled sa. three escallops ar. Crest—Out of a mural crown gu. a stork’s head and neck couped erm. beaked az. Also: Greenford, co. Middlesex, 1614(?)
98) (Orthwaite Hall, and Woodhall, in the parish of Caldbeckw and Tallantire Hall, co. Cumberland). Ar. three martlets in pale sa. betw. two flaunches of the second, each charged with a lion pass. or. Crest—A griffin’s head vert, betw. two wings. Motto—Traducere aevum leniter.
99) (Bronwylfa, near St. Asaph). Sa. three lions pass. in bend ar. betw. two double cottises of the last. Crest—An eagle displ. vert. Motto—Spectemur agendo.

100) (Bucks). Sa. a chev. betw. three cranes ar. Crest—A tiger az. maned, tufted, and armed or.
101) (Nether-Legh, co. Chester). Ar. two bendlets betw. as many mullets sa.
102) (Chester, claims to have anciently held lands in that co. by knight’s service of a silver horseshoe to the Sovereign when he passed over the land: represented by Rev. George Osborne Browne, M.A., vicar of Shire Oaks, co. Notts, and chaplain to the Earl of Lucan). Sa. a lion ramp. ar. over all a bendlet compony or and az. Crest—A demi lion ramp. ar. Motto—In te Deus speravi.
103) (Cheshire). Ar. a lion ramp. sa. a bend gobonated gu. and of the first.
104) (Cheshire). Ar. an eagle displ. sa.
105) (Bodmin, Cornwall, used by Geo. Browne, of Bodmin, Attorney, in the middle of the last century. Quartered by Collins). Or, three garbs az.
106) (Marsh Hall, co. Derby, 1582). Ar. on a chev. gu. three roses of the field. Crest—A lion ramp. ar. ducally crowned or, supporting a tilting spear ppr. headed of the first.
107) (Writtle, co. Essex). Same Arms. Crest—A breast­plate or, leathered ga. buckled gold issuant above a plume of feathers ar. and gu.
108) (Snelston, co. Derby). Sa three lions pass. in bend betw. two cottises ar. in chief a trefoil slipped erm. Crest—A griffin’s head erased vert, cured, beaked and collared or, charged on the neck with a trefoil slipped erm.
109) (Derby). Sa. betw. two cottises a lion pass. ar. in the sinister chief a trefoil, slipped erm.
110) (Devonshire). Gu. a chev. erm. cottised or, betw. three escallops of the third. Crest—A demi man sa. wreathed about the temples, holding in the dexter hand a hammer or.

Orthwaite Hall

Orthwaite Hall

111) (Devonshire). Gu. a chev. erm. couple closed or, betw. three escallops of the second.
112) (Devonshire). Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs erect and erased within a bordure ar.
113) (Devonshire). Ar. on a chev. betw. three sinister hands couped sa. as many spears’ heads of the field.
114) (Godmanstow, co. Dorset). Ar. on a chev. sa. betw. three cranes az. as many escallops or. Crest—On a mount vert, a hare courant ar.
115) (Beaconsfield, co. Bucks, Visit. London, 1568). Ar. a chev. betw. three cranes sa. Crest—An heraldic tiger az. tufted or.
116) (Bishop Auckland, co. Durham). Sa. three mullets ar. Crest—A sword in pale, embrued ppr.
117) (Weald Hall, co. Essex, of which was Sir Weston Browne, temp. Henry VIII. The chief and crest are augmentations granted for valour at Grenada, temp. Ferdinand and Isabella). Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs erect and erased ar. on a chief of the second an eagle displ. sa. armed and crowned or. Crest—An eagle of Sicily displ. with two heads sa.
118) (Browne’s Hill, co. Carlow). Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs, erect and erased ar., a bordure of the second, on a chief of the same an eagle displ. sa. armed and crowned or, quartering Clayton; ar. a cross engr. sa. betw. four torteaux. Crest—An eagle displ. with two heads sa. Motto—Fortiter et fideliter.
119) (Essex). Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs erect and erased ar. a chief and bordure of the second.
120) (Essex). Gu. a chev. erm. betw. three lions’ gambs erased ar.
121) (Essex). Ar. a chev. cottised gu. betw. three lions ramp. sa.
122) (Essex). Sa. a bend erm. on a chief ar. three torteaux.
123) (Harwood, co. Hereford). Ar. on a chev. betw. three mullets pierced sa. as many escallops of the first. Crest—A demi griffin vert, winged and legged or.
124) (Walcott, co. Northampton). Az. three escallops or, a border indented gu.
125) (Islington). Or, on a chev. engr. barry wavy of eight ar. and az. betw. three cranes of the last. Crest—A crane az. beaked and legged or, the crown of the head gu. in the beak an ear of wheat gold.
126) (Canterbury, co. Kent). Sa. three tigers pass, in bend betw. two double cottises ar.
127) (Canterbury, co. Kent). Ar. a bend sa. on a canton az. a fleur-de-lis of the field.
128) (Horton-Kenby, co. Kent). Az. a chev. betw. three escallops or.
129) (Brenchly, co. Kent). Gu. a griffin pass. or, a chief of the second. Crest—A vulture ppr. wings endorsed, displuming a mallard’s wings.
130) (Deptford, co. Kent). Or, a chief sa.
131) (Kent). Sa. three lions pass. in bend betw. two cottises ar. in chief a griffin’s head erased of the second.
132) (Kent). Sa. betw. two bendlets engr. three lions pass. ar.
133) (Kent). Per pale indented ar. and or, a chev. betw. three escallops gu.
134) (Kent). Ar. on a fesse embattled counter embattled sa. three escallops of the first.
135) (Kent and London). Ar. on a chev. betw. three demi griffins, erased gu. as many towers triple towered of the first.
136) (Lancashire). Ar. on a bend double cottised sa. three spread eagles of the first. Crest—An eagle displ. ar. on the wings two bars sa.
137) (Winslow, co. Leicester). Or, a saltire engr. az betw. four butterflies volant gu. Crest—A boar’s head erased sa. pierced through the neck with a broken spear or, headed ar.
138) (Hungry Bentley, co. Derby). Same Arms, field erm. Crest—Out of a mural crown gu. a stork’s head erm.
139) (granted 1659). Or, on a bend gu. cottised sa. three mullets of the first. Crest—A mullet sa. betw. two stags’ horns of the same.
140) (Leicestershire). Gu. a bend fusilly ar. in the sinister corner a martlet or.
141) (Lincolnshire). Ar. two lions pass. sa.
142) (Lord Mayor of London, 1438 and 1448). Ar. two chev. sa. on a canton erm. an annulet of the second.
143) (Lord Mayor of London, 1480, ancestor of the Brownes of Walcot). Az. a chev. betw. three escallops, within a bordure engr. or.
144) (Lord Mayor of London, 1507). Per pale indented or and ar. a chev. betw. three escallops gu.
145) (Lord Mayor of London, 1513). The same as 1480, the bordure engr. gu.
146) (Lord Mayor of London, 1661). Ar. on a chev. betw. three griffins’ heads erased gu. as many castles of the first.
147) or Brown (Burton Hall, Kingskerswell, as borne by Hercules E. Brown, Esq., of that place). Arms same as the preceding. Crest—A griffin’s head, as in the arms. Motto—Probitas veritas honos.
148) (London, granted 28 Feb. 1615). Gu. on a chev. betw. three leopards’ heads cabossed ar. as many escallops az. Crest—A cubit arm vested gu., turned up ar. holding in the hand ppr. a sword erect of the last, hilted or, entiled with a leopard’s head of the second.
149) (Isaac Hawkins Browne, Esq.). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, erm. on a fesse embattled counter embattled sa. three escallops or, for Browne; 2nd and 3rd, or, on a chev. betw. three roses az. as many escallops of the first on a chief pale gu. and sa. a dragon pass. with wings addorsed erm. for Hawkins. Crest—Out of a mural coronet gu. a crane’s head erased erm. charged on the neck with an escallop az. Motto—Verum atque decens.

King Khenry VIII letter

King Henry VIII letter mention Sir Weston Browne

150) (London). Sa. a lion ramp. ar. a bend gobony gu. and of the second within a bordure of the last. Crest—A bee­hive beset with bees diversely volant ppr. Motto—Virtus et industria.
151) (London). Az. a griffin pass. or, a chief indented per fesse of the second and erm.
152) (London). Gu. a griffin pass. or, a chief indented per fesse erm. and of the second.
153) (London). Gu. a chev. betw. three escallops or.
154) (London). Sa. a chev. embattled betw. three swans ar.
155) Ar. two chev. sa. in chief an annulet of the second.
156) (London). Ar. two chev. sa. on a canton erm. an annulet of the second.
157) (London, descended from Angus, in Scotland). Az. on a chev. wavy betw. three fleurs-de-lis or, a thistle slipped vert.
158) (London). Az. a chev. betw. three escallops or.
159) (London and Herefordshire). Per pale ar. and or, a chev. betw. three escallops gu.
160) (Mathew Browne, London: his dau. Margaret, was wife of John Hackett, Esq., of Kil Edmond, co. Tipperary, who died 1639, Fun. Ent. Ire.). Erm. on a fesse embattled counter embattled sa. three escallops ar.
161) (Stepney, Middlesex, and Dorsetshire, Visit. Middlesex, 1663). Sa. on a chev. betw. three storks ar. as many escallops of the field. Crest—A tiger pass. ppr.
162) (Middlesex). Ar. three bucks trippant ppr. Crest—A buck’s head erased ppr. attired or.
163) (Bromhall, co. Norfolk). Erm. a chief indented gu.
164) (borne by Richard Charles Browne, Esq., J.P., Elsing Hall, co. Norfolk, and exemplified, 27 Feb. 1845, to Richard Eaton, Rector of Elsing, co. Norfolk, [eldest son and heir of Richard Eaton, afterwards Richard Browne, late Rector of Elsing aforesaid, by Frances, his wife, only surviving child and heir of Thomas Berney, Esq., late of King’s Lynn, in the co. of Norfolk, who, in compliance with an injunction contained in the last will and testament of Mary Greene, late of Elsing aforesaid, widow and relict of Thomas Greene, Esq., of the same place, and dau. and heir of Thomas Browne, Esq., Lord of the Manor of Elsing aforesaid, assumed the surname and arms of Browne only). Sa. three lions pass. in bend betw. two double cottises ar. Crest—An eagle displ. vert. Motto—Suivez raison.
165) (Diss co. Norfolk, granted by Barker, Garter, 1594). Per chev. or and az. in chief three estoiles of the last, in base a cockatrice (another, a wyvern) of the first. Crest—An arm erect vested bendy or and az. the hand ppr. holding a fetterlock gu.
166) (Norfolk). Ar. two pellets in bend betw. as many bendlets sa.
167) (Walsingham, co. Norfolk, granted to Thomas Browne, 1632, hy St. George, Clarenceux). Erm. a chief or. Crest—On a chapeau a crane. Motto—Pictate.
168) (Porland, co. Norfolk, granted by Camden, Clarenceux, 1612). Sa. three cross crosslets fitchee or, in chief, two in base, points meeting betw. three fleurs-de-lis, all or. Crest—On a mount vert three anchor stocks sa. two in saltiro and one in pale through a crown ar.
169) (Walcot, co. Northampton). Az. a chev. or, betw. three escallops of the second.
170) (Newark, co. Nottingham). Per bend gu. and sa. three leopards’ heads or, on a chev. engr. ar. as many escallops az. Crest—A cock-pheasant az. combed and beaked gu. gorged with a plain collar or.
171) (Nottinghamshire). Per pale gu. and or, on a chev. engr. per pale ar. and az. three escallops betw. as many leopards’ heads all counterchanged.
172) (Oxfordshire). Ar. a chev. engr. betw. three brooms sa.
173) (Shropshire). Erm. on a fesse crenellee sa. three escallops ar. Crest—Out of a mural crown gu. a stork’s head erm.
174) (Staffordshire). Or, on a chev. gu. betw. three cranes az. as many trefoils slipped ar.
175) (Leyson, co. Suffolk, granted 1430). Per bend ar. and sa. three mascles in bend counterchanged. Crest—A demi stork with wings expanded ppr. the neck nowed.
176) (Suffolk). Per pale sa. and ar. three mascles counterchanged.
177) (Suffolk and Lincoln, 1860). Sa. three mallets ar. two and one.
178) (Warwickshire). Ar. on a bend betw. two cottises az. three water bougets or.
179) (Westminster). Gu. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—A demi lion holding in the dexter paw a fleur-de-lis or.
180) (Monkton Farleigh, Wilts, originally of Chapel Allerton, co. York). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, erm. a chev. or, cottised betw. three roses gu., for Browne; 2nd, ar. a lion pass. reguard. sa., for Smyth; 3rd, az. on a bend ar. three gillyflowers ppr., for Wade. Crest—A demi eagle displ. or, surmounted by two palm branches in saltier ppr. Motto—Suivez raison.

Isaac Hawkins Browne

Isaac Hawkins Browne

181) (Yorkshire). Ar. on a bend cottised sa. three lions ramp. of the field.
182) (John Browne, Serjeant Painter to Henry VIII.). Ar. on a fesse embattled and counter embattled, sa. three escallops of the first, on a canton quarterly gu. and az. a leopard’s head or. Crest—A stork’s head, holding in the beak an acorn, slipped vert fructed or, betw. two wing’s expanded az. each charged with an escallop of the second.
183) Erm. two bars sa. on a chief of the last three caltraps or. Crest—An arm couped at the elbow and erect vested az. cuff erm. holding in the hand ppr. a caltrap or.
184) Gu. on a chev. ar. betw. three cinquefoils erm. as many hurts. Crest—An eagle’s head erased ar. in the mouth an arrow ppr.
185) Ar. two bends sa. betw. as many mullets of the last. Crest—A lion sejant sa. resting the dexter paw on a shield ar. charged with a mullet of the first.
186) Ar. on a chev. betw. three mullets pierced sa. as many escallops of the first. Crest—A demi griffin vert, wings elevated or.
187) Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs ar. within a bordure erm. Crest—A bear’s paw couped and erect or, grasping a falchion ar.
188) (The Woodlands, co. Salop, descended from Ralph Browne, living at Caughley, same co., temp. George I.). Sa. three lions pass. in bend betw. two double cottises ar. a trefoil for diff.
189) (Wylde-Browne, Caughley Hall, in the parish of Harrow, co. Salop: Ralph Browne-Wylde took the name of Browne pursuant to the will of Jane, widow of Edward Browne, of Caughley, by Act of Parliament, 28 George III., 1788). Sa. within two bendlets or, betw. as many martlets ar. three lions pass. guard. of the second. Crest—A griffin’s head erased per pale gu. and sa. gorged with a collar or, charged with two trefoils slipped vert.
190) Or, on a chev. betw. three cranes az. a bezant. Crest—A crane’s head and neck erased az. ducally gorged or, holding in the beak a bezant.
191) Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs erect and erased, within a bordure ar. on a chief of the last an eagle displ. sa. Crest—A lion’s gamb. erased and erect gu. holding a wing ar.
192) (Bishops Cannings, co. Wilts). Erm. a chev. cotised or, betw. three roses gu. Motto—Suivez raison.
193) Sa. on a chief three lions pass. betw. two bendlets engr. ar. Crest—A griffin’s head erased or.
194) Ar. a fesse betw. three mallets sa. Crest—A stork’s head couped at the neck, nowed ppr. betw. two wings ar.
195) Sa. two mullets ar. Crest—A sword erect embrued at the point gu.
196) Gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs erect and erased, within a bordure ar. on a chief of the last an eagle displ. sa.
197) Ar. on a bend az. three escallops or.
198) Sa. three lions pass. betw. two bare gemelles ar. a crescent or.
199) Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three roses az. stalks slipped and barbed vert.
200) Per fesse indented ar. and or, a chev. betw. three escallops gu.
201) Gu. a saltire vaire betw. four caltraps or.
202) Ar. a chev. sa. fretty or, betw. three roses gu. slipped vert.
203) Erm. on a chief ar. three torteaux.
204) Erm. a chief indented per pale gu. and or.
205) Or, a chev. engr. barry wavy of six ar. and az.
206) Per bend lozengy counterchanged ar. and sa.
207) Sa. a lion ramp. ar. pellettee.
208) Az. a lion ramp. or.
209) Az. a lion ramp. guttee de sang.
210) Per bend sa. and ar. three mascles counterchanged.
211) Quarterly, gu. and az. a leopard’s face or.
212) Ar. a chev. betw. three cranes gu.
213) Erm. a chief per pale indented or and gu.
214) Erm. on a bend gu. three lions ramp. or.

Caughley Hall

Caughley Hall

215) Sa. three lions pass. betw. two bendlets engr. ar.
216) Sa. a lion saliant within a bordure ar. depressed with a baton gobonated or, and gu.
217) Sa. a chev. erm. betw. three leopards’ heads within a bordure or.
218) Quarterly, az. and gu. four leopards’ heads or.
219) Quarterly, or and sa. four leopards’ heads counterchanged.
220) Sa. three square hammers ar. Crest—A pewit ar. in her nest or.
221) Az. three woodbine leaves ar.
222) Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three roses gu. seeded az. stalked and leaved vert.
223) Gu. at the four corners of an escutcheon ar. as many fleurs-de-lis of the last.
224) Ar. a chev. sa. betw. three roses az. stalked, slipped, and barbed vert.
225) Per pale gu. and sa. three leopards’ heads or.
226) (Woolmers, and Camfield Place, co. Hertford; Thomas Browne, Esq., Norroy King of Arms, and by patent 18 May, 1761, Garter King of Arms, descended from Edward Browne, Esq., of Compton-juxta-Ashburne, co. Derby, supposed to have been a descendant of Sir Anthony Browne, K.G.). Sa. three lions pass. betw. two bendlets ar. and as many trefoils slipped erm. Crest—1st, Browne, a griffin’s head erased sa. beaked and eared or, charged on the neck with a bar gemel ar. and a trefoil as in the arms; 2nd, Nedham, a buck’s head sa. attired or, issuing from a crown gold pallisado. The second Crest is borne as a memorial of the marriage of Thomas Browne, Garter, with Martha, dau. and co-heir of George Nedham, Esq., of Wymondley Priory, Herts. Their son, Rev. William Browne, of Camfield Place, m. 1791, Anne, eldest dau. of Sir FitzWilliam Barrington, Bart., and left at his death in 1819, an only son, William Browne, Esq., of Camfield Place, who to. 1815, Anna Maria, dau. of Theophilus Salwey, Esq., of the Lodge, and d. 1828, leaving issue. Motto: Si sit prudentia.
227) (Newgrove, co. Clare; exemplified to Thomas Browne Brady, Esq., upon his assuming, by royal licence, 1877, the surname of Browne instead of that of Brady, in compliance with the testamentary injunction of his grand-uncle, Thomas Browne, Esq., of Newgrove). Ar. on a bend engr. double cottised plain sa. three eagles displ. with two heads of the field, in the sinister chief point a pellet. Crest—An eagle diapl. with two heads per pale ar. and sa. the dexter wing charged with a pellet, and the sinister with a plate. Motto—Nec timeo nec sperno.
228) (Hawkins-Browne, Badger, co. Salop). Quarterly, 1st and 4th erm. on a fesse embattled, counter-embattled sa. three escallops erm., for Browne; 2nd and 3rd, or, on a chev. betw. three cinquefoils az. as many escallops of the field on a chief per pale gu. and sa. a griffin passant erm. Crest—On a mural coronet a stork’s head erased erm. charged with an escallop az. Motto—Verum atqae decens.
229) (page 133). The correct blazon of the arms granted, 1815, to Major Gen. Sir George Sackville Browne, K.C.B., is gu. a chev. betw. three lions’ gambs erect and erased or, on a chief crenellee ar. an eagle displ. sa.

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Brown Coat of Arms and Family Crest

Longformacus House

Longformacus House

Meaning, Origin, Etymology 
The surname of Brown is of English, Scottish and Irish origins and is derived generally from a nationalistic or tribal nickname referring to a persons color of hair or their complexion.  Although it can also refer to someone who habitually wore brown clothing such as a monk or cleric. It can sometimes be found as a personal name or byname in the older records. There are forms of this surname within every language and culture just few examples are: English: Browne, Irish: De Bhrún, Ní Bhrún, Scottish: Broun, Czech: Hnědý, Dutch: Bruin, De Bruyn, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish: Brun, Bruun, Estonian: Pruun, French: Lebrun, LeBrun, Le Brun, Brun, Brunet, German: Braun, Greek: Braoun, Hungarian: Barna, Italian: Bruna, Bruno, Bruni, LaBruna, La Bruna, LoBruno, Lithuanian: Rudas, Slovak: Hnedý, Spanish: Marrón.  Towns and geographic features with colour-related names are very frequent. In the United Kingdom there are 7 towns that contain Brown such as Brown Candover and Brownston. In the United States there are approximately 27 towns that contain Brown and in Australia there are mountains called Browne and Brown. A very common name in Scotland, of more than one origin. (1) Brun is a common personal name in Old English charters, e.g. Brun, c. 970, Brun bydel (‘beadle’), c. 1000 (Kemble, Codex Diplomaticus, 981, 1353), etc. The name is from an old adjective meaning ‘brown dark red,’ Old English and OHG. brun ON. brunn. The adjective was also borrowed from OHG. into old French and is the source of the French surname Le Brun. A family of this name were the possessors of several estates in Cumberland shortly after the Norman Conquest.  Some of the more notable incidents and uses of this surname are Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas in 1954 which ruled a landmark decision in the United states Supreme Court that marked the beginnings of Segregation in the United States. Brownies are the name of fairies in Scotland and Eire, and in the English speaking world it is a descriptive term for the youngest group of girl guides which obtain their name from their uniform. Many Browns have been incredible inventors with such inventions as the armour plate, hoisting and conveying machines, Browning submachine gun and numerous other firearms and the gyroscopic compass and aeroplane speed indicator.

Spelling Variations
Bronson, Browne, Braun, Braune, Bruhn, Brun, Brune (German), Bruno, Brunetti (Italian), Brown, Broun, Brun

Arncliffe Hall

Arncliffe Hall

Early Marriage Records for Brown 
Henry Brown married Isabell Turpin on January 22, 1541 in Monk, Frystone, York, England
Edwarde Brown married Elsabeth Chamberlayn on June 9, 1544 in Rye, Sussex, England
John Brown married Marget Sadler on May 4, 1544 in Saint Michael Bassishaw, London, England
Simon Brown married Mrgere on November 27, 1544 in Howden, York, England
John Brown married Jone Bradforde on February 3, 1545 in Dymock, Gloucester, England
Johan Brown married William Collman on October 15, 1546 in St. Marys, Watford, Hertford, England
Rychard Brown married Alse Hill on January 26, 1548 in St. Marys, Watford, Hertford, England
Allecsander Brown married Johane Gardener on May 20, 1549 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England
Rosa Brown married Thomas Gilman on December 1551 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England
Christian Brown married John Steward on January 17, 1552 in Auckland Saint Andrew, Durham, England
Julyan Brown married John Hobbyns on October 7, 1554 in Clifford Chambers, Warwick, England
Robert Brown married Johane Turner on June 22, 1556 in Shobrooke, Devon, England
John Brown married Johan on May 4, 1558 in Brixham, Devon, England
John Brown married Elsabethe Dagnall on June 3, 1559 in Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England
Raff Brown married Isabell Adams on May 22, 1559 in Cley-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, England
Alice Brown married Willm. Mason on April 1559 in Saint Edmund, Dudley, Worcester, England
John Brown married Kessander Collyns on May 14, 1560 in Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England
Amy Brown married Edmd. B Ye on April 16, 1560 in Shelton, Norfolk, England
Christopher Brown married Eliz. Foster on April 22, 1562 in Saint Mary Madalene, Bermondsey, London, England
Jarram Brown married Alice Pardy on September 5, 1564 in Clifford chambers, Warwick, England
John Brown married Agnes Amery on July 2, 1564 in Kevedon Near Colchester, Essex, England
Robert Brown married Mary Gardiner in 1564 in Saint Andrews, Hertford, England
Anne Brown married Andrew Wayland on October 19, 1565 in St. Marys, Watford, Hertford, England
Richard Brown married Denis Marshall on January 27, 1566 in Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England
Edward Brown married Jane Thomas on December 1, 1567 in Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England
Margreta Brown married Jacobus Watson on April 24, 1568 in Holbeach, Lincoln, England
Margerye Brown married Frances Cosen on December 6, 1568 in Cranbrook, Kent, England
Anthonie Brown married Jane Holme on August 7, 1569 in St. Andrew, Penrith, Cumberland, England
Thomas Brown married Agnes Joye on December 4, 1569 in All Saints, Hastings, Sussex, England
Willia Brown married Jennet Harrison on October 29, 1570 in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England
Lydia Brown married Thomas Parson on June 28, 1641 in Windsor, Connecticut
Richard Brown married Elizabeth Badger on February 16, 1648 in Newbury, Massachusetts
William Brown married Mary Murdock on July 16, 1649 in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Mary Brown married John Lewis on April 10, 1650 in Malden, Massachusetts
Mary Brown married John Moses on May 18, 1653 in Windsor, Connecticut
Sarah Brown married William Scant on January 29, 1654 in Braintree, Massachusetts
Jesabell Brown married Anthony Hoskins on July 16, 1656 in Windsor, Connecticut
Thomas Brown married Martha Eaton on October 7, 1656 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Peter Brown married Mary Gillet on July 15, 1658 in Windsor, Connecticut
Mary Brown (widow) married Henry Walker on September 26, 1662 in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Cornelius Brown married Sarah Lamson on March 6, 1664 in Reading, Massachusetts
Josiah Brown married Mary Fellows on November 23, 1666 in Redding, Connecticut
Joshua Brown married Sarah Sawyer on January 15, 1669 in Newbury, Massachusetts
Anna Brown married Hezekiah Willett on January 7, 1675 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Lydia Brown married William Parker on September 6, 1676 in Saybrook, Connecticut
Elizabeth Brown married James Kidder on September 23, 1678 in Billerica, Massachusetts
James Brown Jr. married Margaret Denison on June 5, 1678 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Joseph Brown married Hannah Fitch on November 10, 1680 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Sarah Brown married Joseph Moore on August 29, 1681 in Windsor, Connecticut
Joana Brown married Daniel Harris in 1682 in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Samuel Brown married Martha Harding on February 19, 1682 in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Martha Brown married John Hamton on January 3, 1687 in Middletown, New Jersey
Mary Brown married Edward Saunders in 1687 in Middlesex Co., Virginia
Agnes Brown married Anthony Morris on August 26, 1689 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaia
Dorothy Brown married James Kent Jr. on November 12, 1690 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Mehitable Brown married John Townsend on April 23, 1690 in Lynn, Massachusetts

James Brown Esq.

James Brown Esq.

Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name  ranks 197th in popularity worldwide as of the 2014 Census and approximately 2,625,860 people carry the  surname worldwide. The name ranks particularly high in the following six states:  Texas, California, Georgia, Florida, New York, and Maryland. It ranks highest in the following countries:  United States (1,756,746), England (283,740), Canada (108,883), Australia (91,228), Jamaica (68,620), Nigeria (57,128).

Early Bearers of Surname
Brun, Brunus in 1066
Conan filius Brun in 1209
Richard Brun, le Brun le mercer in 1111–38
William le Brun in 1169
William Brun 1182–1205
Hugh Bron in 1274
Agnes Broun in 1296
John le Browne in 1318
John Brown of Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1312
Saint Bruno of Cologne (1030–1101), founder of the Carthusian Order.
Hugh le Brun, Suffolk, 1273. Hundred Rolls.
Robert le Brun, Buckinghamshire, ibid.
Johanna la Brune, Oxfordshire, ibid.
Robert Broun, Somerset, 1 Edward III: Kiiby’s Quest.
Willelmus Broune, et uxor, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
Gamel fil Brun, c. Henry I: Estates and Families of Cumberland, Cumberland.
Brun Ednth, Salop, 1273. Hundred Rolls.
Matilda relicta Brun, Oxfordshire, ibid.
Brune relicta Johannis, Cambridgeshire, ibid.
Reginald III Brun. Rotuli Curiae Regis.
Gamel, son of Brun came into possession of Bothel (now Boode) in the time of Henry I (1100—1135).
Gilchrist, son of Bruun witnessed a charter by R. son of Dunegal to the Hospital of S. Peter of York c. 1136
Patric Brun witnessed resignation of land of Weremundebi and Anant between 1194—1214
Ricardus Brun witnessed a charter by Ebrardus de Penkathleht
Robert Brune witnessed a gift of land to the Hospital of Soltre c. 1250—1266 (Soltre, p. 32). Richard Broun, witness in Irvine, 1260
Richard Brun was an assizer in Elgin, of which place he was an inhabitant in 1261.
William Brun, who witnessed a charter of Donald, earl of Mar, of the lands of Dorlaw or Dronlaw c. 1279—1294
William Brun, witness in Dundee, 1281
Joannes Broun who had a grant of the thanage of Formerteine (Fermartyn) who was sheriff of Aberdeen, 1331—1332
William “dictus Brune del Borumore” (the Boroughmuir of Edinburgh) 1332
Ricardus Bron de Otterston attested the marches of Kyrknes and Louchor, 1395
Patrick Broun was burgess of Edinburgh, 1405
John Brown, clerk and notary public there, 1426
Broun of Hartrie near Biggar is said to have been settled there from about the end of the fourteenth century
Broun of Colstounclaim descent from and bear the arms of the ancient royal house of France three fieur-de-lys.

Memorial of Louisa Anne Browne

Memorial of Louisa Anne Browne

History, Genealogy & Ancestry 
CONSTABLE, COL. CHARLES BROWN OF WALLACE CRAIGIE, FORFARSHIRE
Eldest son of the late – Brown, Esq., by a daughter of the late – Constable, Esq., of Wallace Craigie, whose name he has assumed; born 1790; is married, and has issue.  Is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Forfar, and a Lieut-Col. retired, of H.M. Indian Army. – Wallace Craigie, Forfarshire.

BROWN, THE RIGHT HON. SIR GEORGE, K.C.B., K.H. (CR. 1852).
Son of the late George Brown, Esq., of Linkwood, near Elgin, N.B., some time Provost of Elgin; born 1790; married 1831 Mary the daughter of Hugh Macdonell, Esq., Consul-General at Algiers.  Educated at the Royal Military Coll., Great Marlow; is a Magistrate for Co. Elgin; a General in the Army , and Col. of the 2nd battalion of the Rifle Brigade; was Adutant-General 1850-3; was 2nd in command in the Crimea 1854-5, and was wounded at Inkermann; served in the Peninsular war and at Copenhagen; appointed to command the Forces at Dublin 1860. – Bishopmill, near Elgin, N.B.; United Service Club, S.W.

BROWN, SIR WILLIAM, BART., OF RICHMOND HILL, LANCASHIRE (CR. 1863)
Eldest son of the late Alexander Brown, Esq., of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, by Grace, dau. of ohn Davison, Esq., of Ballmena; born 1784; married 1810 Sarah, the daughter of Andrew Gihon, Esq. of Ballymema, Co. Antrim.  Is a Magistrate for the Borough of Lancaster, and a J.P. and D.L. for Lancashire (High Sheriff 1863); Hon. Col. of 1st Bridgae Lancashire Artillery Volunteers; a Merchant, senior partner in the house of Brown, Shipley, & Co., Liverpool; formerly an Alderman of Liverpool; was M.P. for S. Lancashire 1846-59 – Richmond Hill, near Liverpool.  Heir, his grandson William Richmond (Lieut.-Col. 1st Brigade Lancashire Artillery Volunteers), son of Alexander Brown, Esq., M.A. (who died 1849), by his cousin Sarah Benedict, daughter of James Brown, Esq., of New York; born 1840.

BROWN, CAPT. CHARLES, OF AMWELL BURY, HERTS.
Eldest son of the late Col. Charles Brown, of Amwell Bury (who was A.D.C. to the Duke of Wellington), by Annie, daughter of Lake, Esq., of St. Margaret’s, Herts; born 1800; married 1829 Mary the daughter of Wansley, Esq., of Hoddeden, Herts, and has, with other issue, A son in the Army born 1830.  Capt. Brown is Lord of the Manor of Amwell.-Amwell Bury, near Ware, Herts.

BROWN, MAJOR DAVID OF PARK MIDLOTHIAN
Son of the late-Brown, Esq., of Park; is a Magistrate for Counties Berwick and Roxburgh. Preston Ldoge Corstorphine, near Edinburgh, N.B.

BROWN, DAVID WARDLAW, ESQ., OF LONGFORMACUS HOUSE, BERWICKSHIRE.
Son of the late Brown, Esq., is a J.P. and D.L. for Co. Berwick – Longformacus House, near Dunse, Berwickshire.

BROWN, THE REV. DIXON, OF UNTHANK HALL, NORTHUMBERLAND.
Second son of the late Robert Brown, Esq., of Streatham, Surrey, by Isabella Grace, daughter of John Walker, Esq., of North Shields; born 1826 succeeded 1859 married 1860 Georgina Elizabeth the daughter of Col. Ferrars Loftus, late Grenadier Guards, and has, with other issue, Dixon Loftus born 1861.  Mr. Brown who was educate at Rugby and Exeter Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1848, M.A. 1852), and ordained Deacon 1849, Priest 1850, is a Magistrate for Northumberland, and was Rector of Howick, in that county, 1854-60. Unthank Hall, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

BROWN, DOUGLAS, ESQ., OF ARNCLIFFE HALL, YORKSHIRE.
Eldest son of the late Jonathan Brown, Esq., of Jamaica, by his 3rd wife Margaret, daughter of David McHaffie, Esq., and of Margaret, sister of Sir Wiliam douglas, Bart.; born 1820; married 1853 Georgina Helen, the younger daughter and co-heir of the late William Mauleverer, Esq., of Arncliffe Hall, co. York and has issue, William born 1854.  Mr. Brown, who was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and Trinity Coll., Cambridge (B.A. 1843, M.A. 1846), called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn 1847, and went the Norfolk Circuit; is a Magistrate for the N. Riding of Yorkshire – Arncliffe Hall, near Northallerton, Yorkshire; Oxford and Cambridge Club, S.W.; 15, Hertford Street, Mayfair, W.

BROWN, GEORGE GILPIN, ESQ., OF SEDBURY PARK, YORKSHIRE.  
son of the late – Brown, Esq.; is a J.P. and D.L. for the N. Riding of Yorkshire. – Sedbury Park, near Richmond, Yorkshire.

BROWN, HENRY, ESQ., OF STRATFIELD TURGIS, HANTS.
Son of the late – Brown, Esq.; is a J.P. and D.L. for Herts; was formerly a Capt. in the Militia – Stratfield Turgis, near Hartford Bridge, Hants.

BROWN, HENRY LANGFORD, ESQ., OF BARTON HALL, DEVONSHIRE.
Eldest son of the late Henry Langford Brown, Esq., of Barton Hall, by Mary the daughter of J. Steptoe, Esq., of Wiltshire; born 1832; succeeded 1857.  Educated at Rugby; is Lord of the Manors of Kingskerswell and Daccombe, Devon – Barton Hall, Kingskerswell, near Newton Abbott, Devonshire. Heir Pres., his brother Hercules Edwin, a Lieut. 72nd Highlanders born 1822 married 1863 Edith Clementine the daughter of the Rev. T.G.P. Atwood, of Froxfield, Wilts.

BROWN, HUGH HORATION, ESQ., OF NEW HALL, MIDLOTHIAN, AND CARLOPS, PEEBLESSHIRE.  
Eldest son of the late Robert Brown, Esq., of New Hall and Carlops, by Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander Kerr, Esq.; born 1800 succeeded 1834; married 1853 Gulielmina Forbes, daughter of Col. Ranaldson Macdonell, of Glengarry and Clanranald, and has, with other issue, Horation Robert Forbes born 1854.  Mr. Brown who was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and was called to the Scottish Bar 1822, is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Edinburgh. – New Hall, near Edinburgh; New Club, Edinburgh.

BROWN, JAMES, ESQ., OF ROSSINGTON, YORKSHIRE.
Only son of the late James Brown Esq., Merchant, of Leeds, by Charlotte, 3rd daughter of Matthew Rhodes, Esq., of Campfield, near Leeds; born 1814.  Educated at Trinity Coll., Cambridge; is a J.P. and D.L. for Co. York (High Sheriff 1852), and Patron of 1 living; has been M.P. for Malton since 1857. – Rossington, near Doncaster; Harehills Grove, near Leeds; Brooks Boodle’s and Travellers’ Clubs, S.W.; 48, Brook Street, W.

BROWN, JAMES, ESQ., OF LOCHTON, PERTSHIRE.
Son of the late – Brown, Esq., of Lochton; is a Magistrate for cos. Forfar and Perth. – Lochton House, near Inchture, Perthshire.

BROWN, JOHN, ESQ OF CLONBOY, CO. CLARE.
Eldest son of the late John Brown, Esq., of Clonboy (formerly Capt. in the Limerick Militia), by Constance, daughter of Lieut-Col. William Odell, M.P., of the Grove, co. Limerick; born 1802; succeeded 1833; married 1826 Mary Charlotte, daughter of Thomas Lidwell, Esq., and has issue Robert Lidwell, a Magistrate for co. Clare, born 1837 married 1862 Margaret, the daughter of the late Col. Cradock, of Hartforth Hall, co. York. Mr. Brown is a Magistrate for cos. Clare and Limerick – Clonboy, near O’Brien’s Bridge, co. Clare; Limerick Club; The Crescent, Limerick.

BROWN, JOHN, ESQ., OF KINGSTON BLOUNT, OXFORDSHIRE.
Eldest son of the late Thomas Brown, Esq., of the Indian Civil Service, by Rhoda, daughter of Lieut-Col. Samuel Browne of Horseman’s Place, Dartford, Kent, Lieut-Col. of the 4th Dragoons; born 1793; married 1821 Mary Elizabeth, only child of the late Richard Clerke, Esq., of Kingston Blount, and of Mary, the daughter of Thomas, 1st Lord Foley, and has issue, Arthur Henry Clerke, J.P. and D.L. for Oxon born 1826; married 1851 Sophia the eldest daughter of Lieut-Col. John William Fane, M.P., of Wormsley.

BROWN OF ARNCLIFFE HALL
Brown, Douglas, Esq. of Arneliffe Hall, co. York, Q.C., J.P. and D.L., born April 9, 1820 married September 13, 1853 Georgina Helen the 2nd daughter of William Mauleverer, Esq. of Arncliffe Hall and has issue 1) William born 1854.  2) Douglas Philip born May 11, 1864. 3) robert Abercrombie born October 2, 1865. 4) Helen Georgina. 5) Margaret Douglas 6) Constance Beatrice.
Lineage ~ Jonathan Brown, Esq., son of John Brown and Margaret Fell his wife, married June 1819 Margaret McHaffie, by whom (who died 1852) he had issue 1) Douglas his heir, now of Arncliffe.  2) John Gordon married Janet McCulloch, and had issue, Christina Robson married Andrew Jameson, a Scotch Advocate; Janet McCulloch; Ann Agnes. 3) Francis married 1st Eliza Tracy by whom he had issue; and 2nd Charlotte Leroy.  4) David Philip, Major 7th Hussars; married Frances Dorothea, the daughter of Francis Synge Hutchinson, Esq., and sister of Sir Edward Synge Hutchinson, 4th bart. of Castle sallagh, and had issue Edward Douglas; Augustus; Margaret Ada; Nina; Ethel Therese.  Mr. Jonathan Brown died 1823. Seat~Arncliffe Hall, Northallerton, co. York. Town Residence~Marloes Road, Kensington.

BROWN OF KINGSTON BLOUNT
Brown, Arthur Henry Clerke, Esq. of Kingston Blount, co. Oxford, J.P. and D.L. born 1826; succeeded 1870; married July 29, 1851, Sophia the only daughter of John William Fane, Esq. of Wormsley, co. Oxford, by Catherine his 1st wife the daughter of Sir Benjamin Hobhouse, Bart, and has, with other issue, Henry Clerke born 1852.  Mr. Brown is son of the late John Brown, Esq. of Kingston Blount, Oxfordshire, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1852, by Mary Elizabeth his wife (married 1821), only child of Richard Clarke, Esq. of Kingston Blount and is grandson of Thomas Brown, Esq., H.E.I.C.C.S., by Rhoda his wife the daughter of Col. Samuel Browne. Seat~Kingston Blount, Tetsworth.

BROWN OF ROSSINGTON
The late James Brown, Esq. of Rossington and Copgrove, co. York, J.P. and D.L., M.P. for Malton, born April 12, 1814, High Sheriff 1852 died unmarried at 43, Upper Grosvenor Street, London, April 19, 1877, when his estates passed to his surviving sister, Mrs. Thomas Shifener, and to the sons of his two deceased sisters, to Richard James Streatfeild, Esq. of the Rocks, Sussex and William James Scarlett, Esq., of Gigha, N.B.
Lineage~ James Brown, Esq. an eminent Merchant at Leeds married October 17, 1785, Anne, the only daughter and heiress of Samuel Williams, Esq. of the same place, and had two sons, namely, 1) James his heir.  2) William Williams, of Allerton Hall, near Leeds, a Banker in Leeds and London, J.P. and D.L., West Riding of Yorkshire born February 10, 1788; married November 23, 1812, Margaret Brockden, only child of Isaac Duncan of Philadelphia in the United States and by her (who died May 23, 1820) had one son and two daughters. i) Samuel James of Leeds, J.P. and D.L. born October 25, 1814; married June 1, 1841, Jacobina Maria Sophia the eldest daughter of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Bart. and has issue.  ii) Ann Williams married Thomas Benyon, Esq. of Gledhow Hall, near Leeds and died February 18, 1852. iii) Margaret Duncan married February 10, 1812, Lieut-Col. Dunn, Royal Artillery. Mr. Brown died 1813 and was succeeded by his elder son, James Brown, Esq. of Harchills Grove, near Leeds. J.P. and D.L. West Riding of Yorkshire, born September 25, 1786; married June 10, 1811, Charlotte the 3rd daughter of Matthew Rhodes, Esq. of Camp Field, near Leeds, and had issue, 1) James, of Trinity College, Cambridge, late of Rossington and Copgrove.  2) Charlotte Anne married June 11, 1833, Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild, Esq. of the Rocks, in sussex, and died April 1858, leaving issue. 3) Mary married August 3, 1841, Thomas Shiffner, Esq. of Westergate, Sussex (who died June 19, 1873), youngest son of Sir George Shiffner, Bart. 4) Anne Rhodes Williams married September 14, 1837, James Williams Scarlett, Esq. of Copped Hal, near Totteridge, only surviving son of Sir William A. Scarlett, Knight late Chief Justice of Jamaica, and died December 25, 1868, leaving issue. Arms~Arg. on a bend sa. cotised az. between two mullets of six points pierced sa., three lions rampant of the field; quartering Williams.  Crest~A demi-lion rampant or, between two elephants’ trunks ppr. Motto~ Perservera Deoque confide. Seats~ Rossington, near Bawtry, and Copgrove, near Boroughbridge.

BROWN OF TOSTOCK PLACE
Brown, Walter Thomas, Esq. of Tostock Place, and Brent Eleigh, Suffolk, eldest son of the late George James Edward Brown, Esq. of Tostock Place, by Catherine Mary his wife (married May 30, 1854), the 5th daughter of William Mills, Esq. of Saxham Hall, Suffolk, born 1855 married 1877, Caroline the eldest daughter of Rev. Charles Terry, M.A., Exeter Coll. Oxford.  Seats~ Tostock Place, Bury St. Edmund; and Brent Eleigh Hall, Bildestone.

Mellington Hall

Mellington Hall

BROWN OF UNTHANK HALL
Brown, Rev. Dixon of Unthank Hall, Northumberland, J.P., M.A., born August 17, 1826; married July 5, 1860, Georgina Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Ferrers Loftus, and has issue, 1) Dixon Loftus born May 13, 1861.  2) Lionel Dixon born February 14, 1865. 3) Alfred Dixon born June 22, 1867. 4) Grace Maria. 5) Georgina Maud. 6) Ethel. 7) Marcia Constance Emmeline. 8) Mabel.
Lineage~ Dixon Brown, Esq. of Unthank Hall, J.P. and D.L., born July 19, 1776; eldest son of William Brown, Esq., by Margaret his wife, daughter of William Dixon, Esq. of Hawkwell, assumed the name and arms of Dixon, at the decease of Col. Dixon, Royal Artillery, and in compliance, with the testamentary injunction of William Dixon, Esq. of Gower Street, Bedford Square.  He served the office of Sheriff for Newcastle 1802, and was High Sheriff of Northumberland 1827. He married November 28, 1816, Elizabeth, the eldest daugher of William Smith, Esq. of Togston, but died without issue March 1839, and was succeeded in his estates by his nephew, Rev. Dixon Brown, now of Unthank Hall, who is son of the late Robert Brown, Esq. of Streatham, Surrey, and grandson of William Brown, Esq. of Long Benton.  Besides the present Rev. Dixon Brown, Mr. Robert Brown left by his wife Isabella Grace, daughter of John Walker, Esq. of North Shields, two other sons and two daughters. 1) Robert Brown of Little Houghton, Capt. Northumberland Light Infantry Militia, married 1861, Fanny, the daughter of the late Henry Bell, Esq. 2) Ralph Brown of Newcastle-on-Tyne married 1858 Emily Marian Forbes the daughter of R. Westmacott, Esq. 3) Julia Alice married 1848 Rev. F.R. Kite of Kenilworth, who is deceased.  4) Jane married 1850 Rev. Charles Davis of Calcutta, deceased. Arms~ Per pale sa. and gu. on a bend engrailed with plain double cotises between two escallops arg. three lions passant guardant of the first. Crest~ Two escallops or, thereon resting an eagle displayed vert in the beak a cross-crosslet fitchee gold. Motto~ Suivez raison. Seat~ Unthank Hall, Haltwhistle.

BROWN-GREAVES OF WOODTHORPE HALL. 
Brown-Greaves, Richard Edward, Esq. of Woodthorpe, co. York, and Wyville, Herefordshire, born April1 15, 1838 served in India with H.M. 57th regt., is now Capt. in the Shropshire Militia; succeeded his father August 21, 1876, and assumed the additional name of Greaves by royal license 1877 in compliance with a testamentary injunction; married January 8, 1863, Adela, youngest daughter of the late James Freme, Esq. of Wrentnall, Salop, descended from the ancient family of Freme, of Upper and Nether Lypiatt, Gloucestershire, and has issue, 1) Ulric Freme Edward Bower born October 14, 1855. 2) Muriel Sarah born January 29, 1869.  3) Hope Adela born February 7, 1872.
Lineage~ John Brown , Esq. of Sheffield, son of James Brown, Esq. of Cracow, in Craven, co. York, by his wife Nancy, the daughter of James Fawcett, Esq. of Bainbridge, Wensleydale, co. York, married Mary the daughter of of Robert Bower, Esq. of Wormhill and Tideswell, co. Derby, descended, it is stated, from Sir Thurstan de Bower, temp. Richard II, whose tomb in Tideswell Church was restored by the late Mr. Bower Brown.  He died December 28, 1851, leaving a son, John Bower Brown, Esq. of Woodthorpe Hall, co. York, J.P. for the West Riding, Barrister-at-Law, of the Middle Temple, London born August 1, 1802, married September 7, 1836, Mary Ann the daughter of William Greaves, Esq. of Sheffield, of the old Derbyshire family, and had issue, 1) Richard Edward, now of Woodthorpe Hall. 2) Edith Maria married 1st John Stevens Pratt, Esq., and 2nd October 24, 1878, H. French Banham, Esq., M.A., M.B. Seats~ Woodthorpe Hall, near Sheffield; Wyville House, Ross, Herefordshire.

BROWN OF CLONBOY.
Brown, Robert Lidwill, Esq. of Clonboy, co. Clare, born August 8, 1837; married January 1862, Margaret the daughter of Col. Cradock of Hartforth Hall, Richmond, Yorkshire, and has issue 1) Ernest George born August 7, 1864  2) Richard Cradock born November 3, 1868. 3) Harry Lidwill born December 16, 1873. 4) Isma Frances Lidwill. 5) Constance Meta. 6) Esther Marion 7) Jackalien.
Lineage~ John Brown an officer of Dragoons, severely wounded at Worcester, fled to Ireland and settled at Dungannon, co. Tyrone, where he died. temp. Charles II.  By Alice his wife he left a son, William Brown, Esq. born at Belfast, 1658, Lieut. and Adjutant of Col. St. John’s regt. of foot, served with distinction at Derry and Aughrim.  He settled 1719 at Bridgetown (then called Redfield), co. Clare, and died February 28, 1725-26, leaving by Elizabeth his wife, the daughter of Edward Rock, Esq. of Evesham a numerous family of which the eldest son, The Ven. John Brown, Archdeacon and Chancellor of Limerick, J.P., born January 24, 1684; married August 6, 1717, Anne the eldest daughter of John vincent, Esq., Alderman of Limerick, and was succeeded by his son, John Brown of Danesfort and Mount Brown, co. Limerick, born April 3, 1724 married 1752, Meliora the daughter and co-heir of Col. the Hon. Henry Southwell, the 2nd son of Thomas 1st Viscount Southwell, and had issue two sons, 1) Henry his heir.  2) John Southwell, who inherited Mount Brown 3) Anne married Robert Peppard, Esq. of Cappagh, co. Limerick 4) Phoebe married 1st John Finch, Esq. a younger son of 2nd George Hewson, Esq. 5) Frances married Michael Cantillon Hefferman, Esq. of co. Limerick. The eldest son and heir, Henry Brown, Esq. of Danesfort and of Clonboy, co. Clare, and at one period of Rich Hill born August 26, 1754; married 1782, Sarah the daughter and heiress of Richard Pierce, Esq. of Lisnagry, co. Limerick (of a family originally from Wilts and Berkshire), by Mary his wife, daughter of Col. William Harrison, of Ballycarrane, co. Waterford, and had issue, 1) John of Clonboy. 2) Henry married and had issue.  3) Edward married and had issue. 4) Pierce married and had issue. 5) William married Miss Fitzgerald. 6) Francis, of Mount Southwell married Anne the daughter of James Hill, Esq. of Graig and has issue, Henry Southwell and Mary married October 6, 1837, James Hill, Esq. of Graig, co. Cork. 7) Meliora married Thomas Odell, Esq. of Odellville, co. Limerick. 8) Sarah married – Sharman, Esq. 9) Anna married 1st – Griffin, Esq. and 2nd – Casson, Esq. 10) Catherine married – Laurenson, Esq. Mr. Brown died 1836. His eldest son, John Brown, Esq. of Bridgetown (Clonboy), Capt. Limerick Militia married 1801, Constance the 2nd daughter of Col. William Odell of The Grove, co. Limerick (M.P. for co. Limerick for thirty years, and a Lord of the Treasury), by Aphra his wife the daughter of John Crone, Esq. of Byblow, co. Cork.  Mr. Brown died in the lifetime of his father January 1833, leaving issue, 1) John, late of Clonboy. 2) William married Mildred the daughter of Thomas Odell, Esq. and died leaving one daughter Mildred married 1856, Charles Sandes, Esq. of Carrigafoyle, co. Kerry. 3) Henry married Sarah the daughter of Major Thomas Odell and died leaving issue. 4) Thomas Anthony Southwell married 1836, Isma Cowley, the 4th daughter of Thomas Lidwill, Esq. of Clonmore, and Cormackstown co. Tipperary by Mary his wfie the eldest daughter of Robert Atkins, Esq. of Firville, and died having had issue, i) John M.D. married January 3, 1866, Nanny the daughter of John Peppard, Esq. of Cappagh; ii) Thomas married Matilda the daughter of Robert Lidwill, Esq. and died January 1877 iii) Robert Lidwill born May 29, 1842, married September 10, 1866, Louisa Catherine the eldest daughter of the late James Stanley, Esq. of The Grange, Armagh, and has issue, thomas Anthony Stanley born June 15, 1867; Stanley, born September 1868; Robert William born January 15, 1871; Ismenia born January 5, 1873; Mildred born October 8, 1874; Maud Lidwill born November 26, 1876.  5) Richard Pierce, deceased. 6) Aphra married 1st James Fisher, Esq.; and 2nd William Seanian, Esq. Barrister-at-Law and is deceased. 7) Sarah married march 1, 1834, Hugh Scanlan, Esq. 8) Frances married Rev. Richard Maunsell, of Millford, Co. Limerick. 9) Phoebe married William Odell, Esq. Surgeon-Major, Army Medical Department, deceased. 10) Emily married Matthew Scanlan, Esq. both deceased. John Brown, Esq. (eldest son of John, of Bridgetown) succeeded his grandfather at Clonboy. He was born January 23, 1802 married August 25, 1826, Mary, eldest daughter of Thomas Lidwill, Esq. of Clonmore and Cormackstown, co. Tipperary by Mary his wife the daughter of Robert Atkins, Esq. of Firville, co. Cork and had issue, 1) John born September 19, 1827 married 1854 Harriet Vercker the daughter of John Westropp, Esq. 2) Robert Lidwill now of Clonboy. 3) William born October 13, 1839. 4) George born March 25, 1811. 5) Mary Atkins married 1860 Thomas Stannard McAdam, Esq. 6) Isma Helen married 1855, Capt. Richard Cradock, 17th regt. 7) Constance Margaret married 1860 Thomas George Mawe, Esq. 1st West India regt. Mr. Brown who was J.P., died December 6, 1870.  Arms~ Gu., on a chevron between three fleurs-de-lis or, a thistle ppr. Crest~ An eagle displayed vert. Motto~ Virtus dedit, cura servabit. Seat~ Clonboy, O’Briens bridge, co. Clare.

BROWN OF MOUNT BROWN
Brown, Edward John Vesey Southwell, Esq. of Mount Brown, co. Limerick, J.P., Lieut.-Col. late 60th Rifles born December 6, 1818, Rose Augusta the 4th daughter of Admiral Sir William Parker, Bart., G.C.B.
Lineage~ John Southwell Brown, Esq. of Mount Brown co. Limerick born March 31, 1763 the 2nd surviving son of John Brown, Esq. of Redfield, co. Clare, and of Mount Brown, co. Limerick, by Meliora Southwell his wife married March 11, 1795 Mary the daughter of Nathaniel Gordon, Esq. of Whitehill, co. Lanark and by her (who died December 6, 1812) had issue, 1) John Southwell, his heir.  2) Nathaniel Gordon born April 22, 1795 died 1796. 3) Henry born April 19, 1797. 4) Vincent born June 23, 1809 married Mary Darley the daughter of – Coghian, Esq. 5) Laura married 1825 George Hewson, Esq. of Castle Hewson, co. Limerick. 6) Meliora married 1826 Alexander Elliott, Esq. of Tanavaller. 7) Mary Anne married 1825 Major Charles Carthew. 8) Elizabeth Catherine. 9) Catherine died unmarried 1822.  The eldest son, John Southwell Browne, Esq. of Mount Browne an Officer in the 10th Hussars born March 9, 1794; married July 22, 1817, Margaret Anne the 2nd daughter of Major-Gen. Agmondisham Vesey of Hampton Court, Middlesex, and by her (who died January 13, 1853) had issue, 1) Edward John Vesey, his heir. 2) John, Lieut. 25th Bombay Native Infantry, born July 3, 1823, accidentally killed in India, July 1841. 3) Vesey Agmondisham born June 3, 1824 married 1855 Mary Edith the daughter of rev. Edward Massingberd.  4) Henry Francis born October 3, 1824 married 1848, Maria the daughter of Frederick Smith, Esq. of Moulmain, and by her (who died 1853) has a daughter Sophia. 5) Thomas Anthony Southwell born January 2, 1826, Major 55th regt; married January 16, 1856, Laura Lysaght Mary, the daughter of George Hewson, Esq. of Castle Hewson, co. Limerick, and has issue. 6) Sidney Reynett born July 22, 1831 married September 1858 Mary the daughter of William Cox, Esq. of Ballynoe, co. Limerick. 7) Mary Gordon. Arms~ Same as Brown of Clonboy.  Seat~ Mount Brown, Rathkeale, co. Limerick.

BROWN-MORISON OF FINDERLIE AND WEST ERROL AND COUPAR GRANGE.
Brown-Morison, John Brown, Esq. of Finderlie Lodge, co. Knross and West Errol and Coupar Grange, co. Perth, J.P. and D.L. born January 22, 1840; married September 20, 1864, Eve Magdalen, daughter of George Waugh, Esq. of Queensborough Terrace, London and has issue, 1) Guy Edward born March 4, 1867.  2) Maud died 1865 3) Muriel
Lineage~ At the end of the 16th century, Peter Broun, of Balquarhan, co. Stirling, acquired the lands of Finderlie, and from his is said to have descended John Broun, styled of Craigo Myine, who died about 1675, and was succeeded by his son John Broun, also styled of Craigo Myine, who had two sons, the younger of whom succeeded to Craigo Myine, and is represented by James Brown, Esq. of Orchard, Co. Lanark.  The elder son, John Broun, became of Finderlie. He married 1711, Janet Stevenson, of Cocklaw, Fyfe and was succeeded by his eldest son, Ebenezer Brown, Esq. of Finderlie who married the daughter of Thomson of Seggie, Co. Kinross, and was father of John Brown, Esq. who succeeded to Finderlie and also to Brockley, which his father had acquired by purchase. He married Anne the daughter of Beveridge of Wester Balado, and was succeeded at his decease, 1830 by his son, Rev. James Brown, of Finderlie who married 1838, Mary Neill the daughter of Rev. Dr. Hay and left at his decease 1846, an only son, the present John Brown-Morison, Esq. of Finderlie.  Arms~ Quarterly: 1st and 4th, arg. a fess sa. between three Moors’ heads couped ppr. banded or. for Morison: 2nd and 3rd gu. a chevron between three fleurs-de-lis arg., for Brown.

BROWNE OF BRONWYLFA
Browne, Henry Ralph, Esq. of Bronwylfa, co. Flint, Col. 20th regt., born December 29, 1828, married November 15, 1852, Frances Mary Anne the daughter of Admiral Parsons, and has issue, 1)  Thomas Henry born July 25, 1857. 2) Harriette Mary. 3) Beatrice 4) Frances Henrietta.
Lineage ~ George Browne, Esq., Imperial and Tuscan Consul at Liverpool, son of George Browne, Esq. late of Passage, co. Cork, and Mary his wife the daughter of John Cotter, Esq., married 1786, Felicity, the daughter of Benedict Park Wagner, Esq. of North Hall, near Wigan, co. Lancaster Imperial and Tuscan Consul General in Liverpool, by his wife Elizabeth Haydock, of Rivington, in the same shire and had issue, 1) Thomas Henry his heir  2) George Baxter, Lieut.-Col. in the army, late on of the Commissioners of Police in Ireland married 1st Harriet Anne the eldest daughter of the late Martin Whish, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Excise; and 2nd, Mrs. Patterson, widow of James Patterson, and daughter of Rev. C. Irwin. 3) Felicia Dorothea born September 25, 1793 married 1812, Capt. Hemans, of the 4th regt. of Infantry. This lady was the celebrated Poetess.  She died May 16, 1835, and was buried at St. Anne’s, Dublin. 4) Harriet Mary married Rev. W.H. Owen, Vicar of the Cathedral Church of St. Asaph; and died March 1858. The eldest son, Lieut-Gen. Sir Thomas Henry Browne, K.C.H., of Bronwylfa, co. Flint born September 8, 1787, was Col. of the 80th Foot and Military Knight Commander of the Guelphic Order. This distinguished Officer served at the siege of Copenhagen, in America, at the capture of Martinique, and in Portugal, Spain, and France; he was present at the battles of Salamanea, Vittoria, the Pyrenees, Nive, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse.  He married March 13, 1828, Elizabeth the daughter of the Rev. Ralph H. Brandling, of Gosforth House, near Newcastle-on-Tyne; died March 1855 and left issue, 1) Henry Ralph now of Bronwylfa 2) Ralph Charles late 71st regt. born February 18, 1830; married Caroline the daughter of Arthur Carthew, Esq. and has a son, Ralph Henry and a daughter Mary Elizabeth. Arms~ Sa. three lions passant in bend between two double cotises arg. Crest~ An eagle displayed vert. Motto~ Spectemur agendo. Seat~ Bronwylfa, near St. Asaph, co. Flint.

BROWNE OF CALLALY CASTLE
Browne, Henry, Esq. of Callaly Castle, Northumberland, purchased in 1877 the Callaly estate from the family of Clavering.  Seat~ Callaly Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland.

BROWNE OF DOXFORD HALL
Browne, Alexander, Esq. of Doxford Hall, Chathell, Northumberland, J.P., late Major Northumberland Militia born November 17, 1812 married September 13, 1842 Helena Gwynifred the daughter of William Forman Esq. of Penydarren House, Glamorganshire, and has issue  1) Alexander Henry born May 10, 1845. 2) Frederick Bryan born March 22, 1853. 3) Charles Edmund born November 7, 1858. 4) Edward Thomas born February 1, 1861. 5) Mary Anne. 6) Helena Elizabeth 7) Isabella. 8) Jane Collingwood. 9) Frances Gwynifred. 10) Amy Emma.  Major Browne is son of the late Rev. Alexander Browne, of Branton, Northumberland, and Susan Fairman his wife, and grandson of Dr. Browne. He has four sisters, Frances; Mary; Jane; Julia-Susan. Seat~ Doxford Hal, Chathell, Northumberland.

BROWNE OF ELSING HALL.
Browne, Richard Charles, Esq. of Elsing Hall, Norfolk, J.P. born April 4, 1830 succeeded his father 1851.
Lineage ~ This family, seated at Elsing for upwards of three hundred years, descends from Sir Anthony Browne, K.G., one of the executors of the will of Henry VIII., and represents the eldest co-heir of the ancient barony of Hastings.  The present Mr. Browne’s grandfather, The Rev. Richard Eaton, Rector of Elsing, assumed the surname and arms of Browne on acquiring the Elsing estates. He married about 1785, Frances the only child and heir of Thomas Berney, Esq. of King’s Lynn, and dying May 11, 1821 was succeeded by his son, The Rev. Richard Browne, who took by Royal License February 27, 1845, the surname and arms of Browne of Elsing.  He married October 30, 1827, Caroline Susan the daughter of John Morcon, Esq. of Swaffham, Norfolk and had issue, 1) Richard Charles, present proprietor. 2) William Berney born 1832 died 1836. 3) George (Rev.) born July 22, 1838 died August 1868. 4) Caroline Francis. 5) Catherine Louisa married June 1866, John Clarendon Hyde, Esq., son of Dr. Hyde. Mr. Browne died October 11, 1851 and was succeeded by his eldest son, the present Richard Charles Browne, of Elsing Hall.  Arms~ Sa. three lions in bend between two double cotises arg. Crest~ An eagle displayed vert. Motto~ Suivez raison. Seat~ Elsing Hall, East Dereham, Norfolk.

Salperton Hall

Salperton Hall

BROWNE OF HIGHAM HALL 
Browne, Mary Anne Lloyd of Higham Hall, co. Leicester resident at Stouts Hill, co. Gloucester, 2nd daughter of Thomas John Lloyd Baker, Esq. Hardwicke Court, co. Gloucester by Mary Sharpe his wife the niece of Granville Sharpe married 1832, Col. Benjamin Browne, formerly of the 9th Lancers, afterwards Lieut.-Col. Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and by him (who died 1853) has issue, 1) William Lloyd of the 5th Lancers married May 19, 1863, Charlotte Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Gen. James Orde and Lady Elizabeth his wife.  2) Charles Orde, R. Horse Artillery. 3) B. Chapman. 4) Annabella Maria. Residence~ Stouts Hill, Uley, near Dursley, Gloucestershire.

BROWNE OF MELLINGTON HALL.
Browne, Thomas Browne, Esq. of Mellinton Hall, co. Montgomery, J.P. and D.L., and one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools born December 25, 1805; married August 18, 1828, Marianna Kyffin, the eldest daughter of Major Arthur Rowley Heyland (killed in command of the 40th regt. at Waterloo), and has issue surviving, five sons and three daughters.  Mr. Browne assumed by royal license September 1822 the surname of Browne in lieu of his patronymic Jones, under the will of his maternal uncle, Col. Browne of Mellington whose family had been seated there about a century and a half. He is the eldest son, by Mary his 1st wife the youngest daughter of Col. Browne, of Mellington Hall, of the late Pryce Jones, Esq. of Cyfronwydd, Welshpool, the eldest son of Matthew Jones succeeded to Cyfronwydd as heir-at-law to John Price, Esq., in whose family that estate had been for a very long period.  Mr. Browne has three brothers and two sisters; of the former, Robert Davies (the 3rd surviving son of the late Pryce Jones, but the eldest son by his 2nd wife) has taken the surname of Pryce, and is now in possession of Cyfronwydd. Arms~ Gu. a chevron between three lions’ gambs erect and erased arg; on a chief of the second an eagle displayed sa. armed and crowned or. Crest~ An eagle displayed with two heads sa. Motto~ Nitor in Adversum. Seat~ Mellington Hall, Churchstoke, co. Montgomery.

BROWNE OF MORLEY HALL
Graver Browne, John Bathurst, Esq. of Morley Hall, Norfolk, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1873; succeeded his father August 1861; married 1871, Frances Julia the 2nd daughter of Sir Henry Josias Stracey, Bart., and has issue.
Lineage ~ John Turner Graver-Browne, Esq. of Morley Hall, Norfolk, J.P., son of George Graver, Esq. of Wymondham, Norfolk, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Richard Dwing Esq. or Carbrooke, succeeded to the estates at the decease of his godfather John Browne, Esq. of Tacolnestone, Norfolk 1813, and assumed the additional surname of Browne.  He married Frances the daughter (by Frances his wife, the youngest daughter of John Mackenzie, Esq. of Strathgarne, Ross-shire) of the late Ven. Henry Bathurst, Archdeacon of Norwich, sister of Col. Bathurst. 3rd Fusilier Guards, and grand daughter of Bishop Bathurst and by this lady had issue 1) John Bathurst, now of Morley Hall. 2) Frances Henrietta.  3) Anna 4) Cecilia 5) Grace Emily 6) Laura Adeline. Arms and Crests~ Browne and Graver. Motto~ Sur esperance. Seat~ Morley Hall, near Wymondham, Norfolk.

BROWNE OF SALPERTON
Browne, Thomas Beale, Esq. of Salperton, co. Gloucester, and Crotta, co. Kerry, J.P. and D.L. for Gloucestershire and High Sheriff same co. 1858, born November 6, 1810 married August 12, 1840, Mary Eliza 2nd daughter of George James Sulivan, Esq. of Wilmington, near Ryde and has issue, 1) John born May 8, 1841 married September 12, 1867, Charlotte Sophia the only daughter of the late John H. Cancellor, Esq. of Barnes; died February 15, 1874 leaving issue. Desmond John Edward born July 4, 1870; Norah; Mary.  2) Thomas Beale born October 7, 1848 died May 18, 1872. e) George Beale born August 24, 1850 married January 2, 1877 Ellen the eldest daughter of Richard Rogers Coxwell Rogers, Esq., D.L. of Dowdeswell Court, co. Gloucester. 4) Mary Eliza Ellen married September 10, 1874, Capt. Francis-Lamb Phiip, Scots Greys, and has issue.
Lineage ~ The family of Browne of Gloucestershire is of considerable antiquity.  Richard Browne of Norton Court, co. Glouceser and his four brothers were made co-heirs in their father’s estates: William at Hasfield; Thomas at Corse; John at Cumberland in Turley died 1656 (who by Jane his wife, daughter of Giles Driver, Esq. of Rindcomb, had John, died 1681; Henry died 1688; Charles died 1722) and Henry, at New Hall, Cheasley.  Richard Browne, Esq. of Norton Court born 1604 married Anne Etheridge died March 26, 1636 (his monument is in Norton Church) and left issue, 1) Richard born 1629 of Brownville, Richmond in America died unmarried. 2) John his successor. 3) Henry born 1635. The 2nd son, John Browne, Esq. of Norton court born 1631 married Anne Gates a widow she died January 7, 1718 aged 69 (her monument is in Coberley Church) leaving issue 1) George Montague of Gloucester born 1666.  He alienated Norton and removed to America where he succeeded to his uncle Richard’s estates of Brownville, in Richmond; married Miss Olivant of the Catawaba. John, son to Antony born 1735, joined the English forces in 1756, but was afterwards at Bunker’s Hill 1775, and at the capture of Lord Cornwallis 1781. His issue ceased in John, his great-grandson. 2) John (Rev.) of Salperton Park. The 2nd son, Rev. John Browne of Salperton Park, Rector of Coberley, born December 1, 1668; married Elizabeth, co-heiress of Bourne of Windlebury, Oxford and by her (who died December 24, 1766, aged 88) left  a son, Thomas and a daughter Martha married Sir Howe Hicks, Bart., of Witcombe Park. Thomas Browne, Esq. of Salperton Park the only son, born 1713 was married thrice and died 1788 leaving John, his successor Thomas born 1739 died unmarried 1761 and Mary wife to E. Sampson, Esq. of Henbury. The eldest son, John Browne, Esq. of Salperton Park born 1736; married 1771, Mary the daughter and heiress of John Beale, Esq. of Temple Guiting, and died leaving John of Salperton; Thomas Beale, born December 1, 1776 died unmarried January 12, 1794; and Mary who married William Gore Langton, Esq. of Newton Park, M.P. for Somerset and had issue, the eldest son, John Browne, Esq. of Salperton Park, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1801, born August 25, 1773 married November 2, 1793, Martha Susannah the daughter of Rev. John Pettat, Rector of Stonehouse, by Martha his wife the eldest daughter of Sir Howe Hicks, Bart., and by her, who died 1843 had issue surviving, 1) John Beale born November 4, 1794 died unmarried 1823.  2) Thomas Beale now of Salperton. 3) Henrietta Jane married February 1826, William Beach, Esq. of Oakley Hall, Hants and died August 11, 1831 leaving issue. 4) Frances Susannah. 5) Caroline Anne married to her cousin Rev. Charles Richard Pettat, Rector of Ash Hants. Mr. Brown died March 1850. Arms~ 1st and 4th, or, on a fess gu. three chess rooks of the field, in chief three martlets sa.,, for Browne; 2nd and 3rd, sa., on a chevron between three griffins’ heads erased or, collared arg., as many estoiles gu., for Beale; quartering also Bourne of Windlebury and Robbins. Crest~ 1st Browne, a demi-eagle double headed displayed sa., charged on the breast with a leopard’s face or; wnd, Beale, a unicorn’s head erased arg. semee of estoiles gu. Motto~ Sperat in Deo. Seat~ Salperton Park, Andoversford, co. Gloucester.

Chad Brown Farm

Farm of Chad Brown

Early American Immigration and New World Settlers

Brown Settlers in United States in the 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th Centuries
Edmund Brown, who arrived in New England in 1637
Chad Brown, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1638
Debora Brown, who landed in Virginia in 1647
Hester Brown, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
In Brown, who landed in Virginia in 1653
Ellinor Brown, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
Duksell Brown, who landed in Virginia in 1701
Bridgett Brown, who landed in Virginia in 1713
Ellen Brown, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
Christ Brown, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
Godlip Brown, who landed in New York in 1801
Biddy Brown, aged 38, who landed in America in 1803
Barbara Brown, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1804
Widow Brown, aged 60, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804
Hamilton Brown, aged 35, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804
Edward Alfonso Brown, who arrived in Alabama in 1918
Fred Edgerton Brown, who arrived in Alabama in 1925
Hannah M Brown, who arrived in Alabama in 1927

Brown Settlers in Canada in the 18th, 19th & 20th Centuries
Mr. Brown, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
Danl Brown, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
David Brown, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
Edward Brown, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
Francis Brown, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
William Brown, aged 20, who arrived in Canada in 1811
William Brown, aged 20, who landed in Canada in 1811
William Brown, who arrived in Canada in 1820
Andrew Brown, who arrived in Canada in 1821
William Brown, aged 16, who arrived in Canada in 1823
H Brown, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Brown Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
David Brown, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the “Ann” on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
John Brown, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the “Ann” on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
Mary Brown, Irish convict from Dublin, who was transported aboard the “Alexander” on November 4, 1815, settling in New South Wales, Australia
James Brown, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the “Almorah” on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
John Brown, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the “Almorah” on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia

Brown Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Alfred N Brown, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
W F Brown, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
David Brown, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
Abraham Brown, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
Andrew Brown, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora

Mottoes 
Accipe quantum vis. Take as much as you wish.
Annat et ornat. For defence and ornament.
Caute et sedulo. Cautiously and carefully.
Delectat et ornat. It is both pleasing and ornamental.
Est concordia fratrum. Harmony becomes brothers.
Famae studiosus honestce. Desirous of honourable fame.
Floreat majestas. Let majesty flourish.
Fortiter et fideliter. Boldly and faithfully.
Fortitudine et fidelitate. By fortitude and fidelity.
Gaudeo. I rejoice.
Gradatim vincimus. We conquer by degrees.
Labor omnia vincit. Perseverance overcomes all difficulties.
Loyal en tout. Loyal in everything.
Nil sine causa. Nothing without a cause.
Pamuu sufficit. Little sufliceth.
Persevera Deoque confido. Persevere and trust in God.
Pietate. By piety.
Praemium, virtus, honor. Reward, virtue, honour.
Radii omnia lustrant. His rays illuminate all things.
Si sit prudentia. (Juv. Sat. vii. ver. 20.) If there be prudence.
Spectemur agendo. Let us be viewed by our actions.
Suivez raison. Follow reason.
Sunt sna prremia laudi. His rewards are his praise.
Sur esperance. Upon hope.
Traducere cevum leniter. To reform the age mildly.

solomon brown

Sgt .Solomon Brown (1756-1837)

Grantees 
ANGELL, late Brown, Benedict John, of Waxlow House, Hayes ; [? and] Studley, CO. Wilts. ; and Binfield, co. Berks. Match, 18 Aug. 1800,* Vol. XXI, fol. 215.
BROWN TO ARMSTRONG, Thomas, of Hampsh., 1773, Vol. XII, fol. 275.
BROWN„ Sir William Augustus, Bart., of Westminster, London. (Match with Brice), 1784, Vol. XV, fol. 381.
BROWN (late Maxwell), Lieut.-Gen. Edward Maxwell, Hanover Square, London, 17 . . ., Vol. XVI, fol. 203.
BROWN, James, of Stoke Newington, co. Middx. Quarterly Arms. (Match), 31 Mar. 1789, Vol. XVII, fol. 185. (Genealogist, “l, p. 220.)
BROWN TO ANGELLl, Benedict John, of Berks., co. Middx., and Wilts., 180 . ., Vol. XXI, fol. 245.
BROWN, late Candler, Edward, Combe Hill, co. Somerset, and London, 1804, Vol. XXir, fol. 288. BROWN, George, of Stockton, co. Durham, and Deighton and Thornaby, eo. York, 1805, Vol. XXIII, fol. 163. See 185 . ., Vol. LI, f.d. 23
BROWN„ Thomas, of Woolsmore, co. Hertf., 1761. (Edmondson.)
BROWN„ (. .) Ralph Wylde, of Canghley Hall, Shropsh., 1788, Vol. XVI, fol. 319.
BROWN (late Robison), William, of Everton, Walton-on-the-Hill, co. Lane, 180. ., Vol. XXV, fol. 449.
BROWN {see Bilke), of Honiton, co. Devon, 181 . ., Vol. XXVIII, fol. 43.
BROWN„ James, of Harehill Grove, Leeds, co. York. (Match with Rhodes ?), 18 . . ., Vol. XXX, fol. 270.
GRAVER-BROWNE, John Turner, of Morley Hall, co. Norf., 1815, Vol. XXVIII, fol. 320.
BROWN TO DIXON, of Long Benton, co. Northumberland, 1825, Vol. XXXV, fol. 266 (died s. P., 1859).
BROWN AFTER HELSHAM, Edward, of Comb Hill, co. Somerset, and Agheniuve, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, 1826, Vol. XXXVI, fol. 63.
BROWN AFTER CANDLER, William, of Comb Hill, co. Somerset, and Agheniuve, Callan    , CO. Kilkenny, 16 July 1857, Vol. LII, fol. 238.
BROWN (and Duncan), William W. (s. of James), of Leeds, Chapel Allerton, aud Hare Hills Grove, co. York, 18 . . .,* Vol. XXXIX, fol. 207.
BROWN, John, of Lea Castle, Wolverleigh, co. Wore, aud The Cottage, Manchester, 183 . ., Vol. XXXIX, fol. 243.
BROWN BEFORE WESTHEAD, Joshna Proctor, of co. Wore, and Chester Terrace, Regent’s Park, London, 18 . . ., Vol. XLIX, fol. 281.
BROWN, Sir William, Bart, [of Liverpool, co. Lane], s. of Alexander, of co. Lauc, and Baltimore, U.S.A., 18:^, . ., Vol. XLH, fol. 211 [Bart. 24 Jan. 1863].
BROWN late “MAYOR”’ (? Peter), of Wood PIumpton, St. Michael, co. Lauc, 184 . ., Vol. XLV, fol. 299.
BROWN, . . . ., of Ebbw Vale, Bedwelty, co. Jlonnionth, 185 . ., Vol. L, fol. 438.
BROWN AFTER GILPIN, George, of Sedbury, Gilling, co. York, and Stockton, CO. Durham, 185 . ., Vol. LI, fol. 23″.
BROWN„ after Cornish, Charles Brown, of Sandford, co. Devon, 1863, Vol. LV, fol. 134.
BROWN TO DREWITT, Thomas, of Jarrow, co. Durham; Colerne, Wilts.; and New Grove, Stepney, 1867, Vol. LVI, fol. 311.
BROWN Sir John, Knt., of Endcliffe, Sheffield, co. York, 186 . ., Vol. LVII, fol. 25. (Berry’s Snppl.)
BROWN TO TROTTER  [William], . . . ., wife of, [only dan. of George] Welbank, of Horton Place, Epsom, co. Surrey, and Penshurst, co. Kent [Brown and Trotter quarterly, 1868 ?], 1869, Vol. LVII, fol. 98.
BROWN BEFORE GREAVES, Richard Edward, of Woodthorpe Hall, co. York (for Greaves), 1877, Vol. LIX, fol. 346.
BROWN, Alfred, of Durban, Natal, 1896,* Vol. LXIX, fol. 166.
BROWN„ . . . ., C.B., of Dowlands, Hordle, Hampsh. {sec Ficklin), 1889, Vol. LXV, fol. 60.
BROWN„ Sir William Roger, of Highfield, Hilperton, Wilts., 1888, Vol. LXIV, fol. 261.
BROWN„ Mrs. Haigh, of Westfield Terrace, Wakefield, co. York, 1887,’* Vol. LXIV, fol. 118.
BROWN„ Robert, of Hull, co. York (see Dauntesey), 18 . . ., Vol. LX, fol. 137.
BROWN„ Sir Charles Gage, K.C.M.G. [1897], s. of Charles, Comm. R.X., of Portsmouth, 189 . ., Vol. LXXI, fol
BROWNE, Thomas, of London, merchant (s. of Philip, late of Norwich), to descendants of his father Philip, 6 May, 1724, Vol. VII, fol. 491 ; Add. MS. 14.830, fol. 127. [Crisp, Fragm. Genea., XIII, p. 19.]
BROWNE„ Thomas, late Lancaster Herald, since Norroy King of Arms, of Snelston, CO. Derby, and co. Hertf., and to his brothers Henry and John, s. John, s. William, aud a different crest, of Woolsmire, co. Hertf., 1761, Vol. X, fol. 394 {see Berry and Berry’s Suppl.).
BROWNE,, Isaac Hawkins (Preb. of Lichfield), of Badger, Shropsh., and of Lincoln’s Inn, aud to the descendants of his grandfather William, M.P., 14 May 1779, Vol. XIV, fol. 129 {see Berry). [Misc. G. et II., New S., Ill, p. 4L]
BROWNE BEFORE WYLDE, Ralph, of Shropsh. (Barrow Match.) 1788, Vol. XVI, fol. 319.
BROWNE, late E.vton (B.A.), Richard, of co. Norf., 1798, Vol. XX, fol. 227.
BROWNE„ late Eaton, Rev. Richard, of Elsing, co. Norf., 27 Feb. 1845, Vol. XLVII, fol. 306, and 179 . ., Vol. XX, fol. 227 {see Burke, p. 135).
BROWNE BEFORE MILL, George Gaeni, of Bath, and Cariii(;on, West Indies, 180 . ., Vol. XXII, fol. 298.
BROWNE AFTER GRAVER, John Turner (a minor), of Wymondham, co. Norf., aud Tacolnestone [?], 181 . ., Vol. XXVIII, fol. 320.
BROWNE, Wade (s. of Wade), of Moortowu, aud Trinity Coll., Camb., and Leeds, CO. York, 1823, Vol. XXXIV, fol. 180.
BROWNE (late Jones), Thomas B., of Melliugtou Hall, co. Montgomery, 182 . ., Vol. XXXIV, fol. 182.
BROWNE, now Phillips, nafnial sons of !Maj.-Gen., of Hanipsh., ], William Edward, Gov. of Penaii<r: 2, Major-Gen. Sir Charles, Knt., of LvmUinrsf, Hampsli., 182 . .. Vol. XXXV, tV)ls. 295, 297.
BROWNE TO DR. BEAUVOIR. Bart., Irelan.l, 182 . ., Vol. XXXVI, fol. 270.
BROWNE (GRANT) BEFORE SHERIDAN,, K. B., of Frampton, co. Dorset. Browne ami Grant fpuirterly, 1836, Vol. Xl.I, fol. 226.
BROWNE BEFORE CAVE,brothers Sir John Kobert, Bart., eo. Derby ami Warw. ; William Asteley, co. Derby ami Warw. ; Thomas .and Wilmot, co. Derby and Warw. ; Kev” Edward Sacheverell, co. Staff, and Warw., 183 . ., Vol. XI.III, fol. 306.
BROWNE AFTER STATLES, Richard Thomas, of Lannton, co. Oxf., and Norwood, CO. Surrey, 184 . ., Vol. XLVI, fol. 270.
BROWNE, William James (and Mary Dixon his wife), of Hampton Wick, co. Middx. ; Ilford, Wilts. ; and Port Gawlor, Sonth Anslralia, Vol. LIT, fol. 363.
BROWNE„ John, of Boston, eo. Line. (1728-40), 28 June 1733, Vol. VIII, fol. 168.
BROWNE„ Mrs. Dn Monlin, 188 . ., Vol. LXIII, fol. 1.57.
BROWNE„ John, of Salperton, eo. Glouc, 17 . . ., Vol. XIV, fol. 79, and for Jilary Beale his wife, of Temple Guitini;-, quartering KoBnixs, [2 Mar. 1779] Vol. XIV, fol. 181 [? 80].

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Barnum Brown (1873–1963), American paleontologist
Bob Brown (comics), comic book artist
Bobbi Brown (born 1957), makeup artist and entrepreneur
Charlotte Blake Brown (1846 – 1904), pioneering American doctor
Christy Brown (1932–1981), Irish author, painter and poet
David Brown (entrepreneur) (1904–1993), English entrepreneur
David K. Brown (1928–2008), British naval architect and author
David Robertson Brown (1869–1946), Canadian architect
Dexter Brown (born 1942), British painter
Ernest William Brown (1866–1938), English mathematician and astronomer
Ethel Isadore Brown (1872–1944) American painter
Ford Madox Brown (1821–1893), English painter
George Brown (1650–1730), Scots arithmetician and inventor
George Harold Brown (1908–1987), American research engineer
George R. Brown (1898–1983), American entrepreneur
Georgia Louise Harris Brown (1918–1999), American architect
Gerald E. Brown (1926–2013), American theoretical physicist
Gerald W. Brown, American whistleblower
Hallie Quinn Brown (1849-1949), African-American educator, writer, activist
Harold P. Brown (1869–1932), inventor, anti-alternating current activist
Helen Brown (1917–1986), New Zealand artist
Henry Kirke Brown (1814–1886), American sculptor
Herbert C. Brown (1912–2004) Nobel Prize chemist
Howard Brown (Halifax Bank) (born c. 1966), spokesman for Halifax bank in the U.K.
Howard Junior Brown (1924–1975), physician, public health official, and gay-rights activist
Jason Derek Brown (born 1969), suspected murderer listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list
Jeannette Brown (born 1934), American organic medicinal chemist, historian, and author
John A. Brown, Jr. (died 1997), an American murderer executed in Louisiana for the murder of Omer Laughlin
John Brown (abolitionist) (1800–1859), American abolitionist
John Brown (architect) (1805–1876), English architect in the 19th century
John Brown (doctor) (1735–1788), Scottish physician
John Brown (industrialist) (1816–1896), inventor of a process for rolling armour-plate
John Brown (physician) (1810–1882), Scottish physician and essayist
John Campbell Brown (born 1947), Scottish Royal Astronomer
John George Brown (1831–1913), American painter born Durham, England
John Ronald Brown (1922–2010), unlicensed United States sex-change operation surgeon
John W. Brown (labor leader) (1867–1941), a Canadian-born labour leader in the United States
Judith K. Brown, American phytopathologist
Justin Brown (aquanaut) (born circa 1982), American aquanaut
Lancelot “Capability” Brown (1716–1783), English landscape gardener
Laurie Halsey Brown, American artist
Lowell S. Brown (born 1934), American physicist
Lyn Mikel Brown (born 1956), American academic, author, feminist, and youth activist
Martin Brown (artist) (born 1959), illustrator of children’s books
Michael E. Brown (born 1965), astronomer
Michael Glyn Brown (1957–2013), American surgeon
Michael Stuart Brown (born 1941), American geneticist
Moses Brown (1738–1836), American inventor
Mr Brown, the code name used by Peter Macari during his extortion of 500,000 dollars from Qantas in March 1971.
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah (1957–2008), born David Paul Brown, convicted kidnapper and child sexual assaulter
Neave Brown (1929–2018), American-born British architect
Nixzmary Brown (1998–2006), American murder victim from Brooklyn, New York
Nyuju Stumpy Brown (1924–2011), Australian painter
Oliver Brown (American activist) (1918–1961), plaintiff of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case concerning school segregation
Olympia Brown (1835–1926), American women’s suffragist
Rachel Fuller Brown (1898–1980), American scientist
Ralph Brown (sculptor) (1928–2013), British sculptor
Robert Brown (Scottish botanist from Montrose) (1773–1858), botanist
Robert Hanbury Brown (1916–2002), British astronomer and physicist
Roger Brown (psychologist) (1925–1997), American social psychologist
Roy Brown Jr. (1916–2013), American car designer and engineer
Samuel Brown (Royal Navy officer) (1774–1852), British civil engineer
Thomas Brown (engineer) (1772–1850), English surveyor, engineer, businessman, and landowner
Thomas Brown (naturalist) (1785–1862), English naturalist
Thomas Townsend Brown (1905–1985), American inventor
William Brown (bridge designer) (1928–2005), British bridge designer

American Revolution Veterans

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Absalom Brown, Vermont, Rank of Private
Brian Brown, Connecticut, Rank of 2nd Lieutenant
Christian Brown, New York, Rank of Corporal
Davis Brown, Virginia, Rank of Sergeant
Eleazer Brown, Connecticut, Rank of Quarter Guard
Hemon Brown, Vermont, Rank of Private
Ichabod Brown, Rhode Island, Rank of Sergeant
James Brown, North Carolina, Rank of Drum and Fife
Jedediah Brown, Connecticut, Rank of Captain
John Brown, New Hampshire, Rank of PR
Josiah Brown, New Hampshire, Rank of Drummer
Movel Brown, Virginia, Rank of Private
Nathaniel Brown, New Jersey, Rank of Captain
Nicholas Brown, New Hampshire, Rank of Drummer
Patrick Brown, Virginia, Rank of Quarter Major
Prentice Brown, New York, Rank of 5th Lieutenant
Richard Brown, New Hampshire, Rank of 2nd Major
Robert Brown, Virginia, Rank of Fifer
Samuel Brown, New York, Rank of A Mate
Silvanus Brown, Connecticut, Rank of Captain
Solomon Brown, Vermont, Rank of Corporal
Sterling Brown, Virginia, Rank of Private
Thomas Brown, Virginia, Rank of Adjutant
Timothy Brown, New Jersey, Rank of Fifer
Waldo Brown, Connecticut, Rank of Fife
Wanasor Brown, Connecticut, Rank of Captain
William Brown, Virginia, Rank of Corporal
Zebulon Brown, Connecticut, Rank of Pickeet Guard 21

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Civil War Veterans 
Abraham Brown, 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Confederate, Missouri
Belfry Brown, 30th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union, Kentucky
Charles Brown, 13th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Union, Michigan
Daniel Brown, 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Edward Brown, 69th Regiment, New York State Militia, Union, New York
Frank Brown, 29th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
George Brown, 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Confederate, North Carolina
Henry Brown, Fuller’s Company, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Isaac Brown, 121st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Jacob Brown, 1st Regiment, Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Confederate, Louisiana
Kendrick Brown, 13th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, Union, New York
Lewis Brown, 77th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Major Brown, 16th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate, Virginia
Nelson Brown, Unassigned Kansas Volunteers, Union, Kansas
Otto Brown, 1st Regiment, Maryland Cavalry, Union, Maryland
Philip Brown, 165th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Rice Brown, 11th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Samuel Brown, 6th Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Confederate, Texas
Thomas Brown, 179th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Upton Brown, 19th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Vincent Brown, 17th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
William Brown, 9th Battalion, Georgia Artillery, Confederate, Georgia
Xaver Brown, 26th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Yeargin Brown, 1st Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Confederate, North Carolina
Zach Brown, 11th Regiment, Florida Infantry, Confederate, Florida

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