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Ann (Bourne) Brownell (1606 - 1666)

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Ann Brownell formerly Bourne
Born in St. Michael's Parish, Cornhill, London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in St. Benet, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
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Categories: Portsmouth, Rhode Island | George Brownell Lot, Portsmouth, Rhode Island.


Anne Bourne (aka Bourn) was baptized on 15 February 1606/7 at St. Michael's, Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England, the daughter of Richard Bourne and Judith Cowper. [1]

Anne Bourne married Thomas Brownell, son of Robert Brownell and Mary Wilson, on 20 March 1637 at St Bennet's, Paul's Warf, London, England. Anne Bourne and Thomas Brownell immigrated in 1638.

Children of Anne Bourne and Thomas Brownell are:

  • Mary Brownell b. 8 Dec 1639, d. 12 Jan 1738/39, married Robert Hazard
  • Sarah Brownell b. 1642, d. 16 Sep 1676, married Gideon Freeborn on June 1, 1658
  • Martha Brownell b. 1 May 1643, d. 15 Feb 1743/44, married 1) Jeremiah Wall, in 1658 and 2) Charles Dyer
  • George B. Brownell b. May 1646, d. 20 Apr 1718, married Susannah Pearce on December 4, 1673
  • Ann Brownell b. 2 Apr 1647, d. 21 Apr 1747
  • William Brownell+ b. 1648, d. b 1 Aug 1715, married Sarah Smiton
  • Thomas Brownell b. 1650, d. 18 May 1732, married Mary Pearce
  • Robert Brownell b. 1652, d. 12 Jul 1728, married Mary (Ladd?)
  • Susanna Brownell b. 2 Jun 1655

Thomas Brownell met an untimely death on Sep. 24, 1664 and was buried in the George Brownell Lot, in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. Anne (Bourne/Bourn) Brownell died Oct. 24, 1666, in Portsmouth and was buried with him.

According to her Find A Grave Memorial, Ann is the daughter of Thomas Bourne and Elizabeth Martha Rouse. The administrator of the memorial refers to "extensive information about Thomas and his wife Anne Bourne at this web site: The memorial gives this additional information: "Note: According to grussell2005 - Stone is no longer visable. Since Thomas and Anne both died before Aquidneck Island had a stone carver, it isn't likely that their graves were ever marked with an inscribed stone (not to say that one could have been emplaced at a later date). More importantly, no inventory of Portsmouth historical cemeteries (dating back over 100 years) cite a listing for Thomas and Anne, hence my statement below. This is not to say that they are not buried in PO005, just to say there is no evidence one way or another. The original land holdings of Thomas do encompass the cemetery, but I don't believe that allows any positive conclusions other than they are probably buried somewhere on the property. [2]


  1. The Brownell chronicle : the lives and times of the Brownell family, by Bill Brownell, Lion Publications, Los Angeles, Vol. 1 no. 2 (1994)
  2. Ann Bourne on Find-A-Grave: Memorial #24314253 Retrieved ~~~~~.

See also:

Source S1104
Call Number: CS71.R52
Title: Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth
Author: Richardson, Ruth Ellsworth
Publication: Private Publisher, 1974
Abbreviation: Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth
Note: History and genealogy of the Richardson and Ellsworth families of Massachusetts
Source Media Type: Book
Source S149
Title: World Family Tree, CD Rom Disk
Author: Family Tree Maker
Abbreviation: World Family Tree, CD Rom Disk
Note: NS412443
Source Media Type: Manuscript
Source S16
Call Number: RI929.2 All
Title: The Allen Families and 83 Connected Families
Author: Devere Allen
Publication: Wilton, Connecticut, January 1947
Abbreviation: The Allen Families and 83 Connected Families
Note: NS325583
Source Media Type: Manuscript

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On 19 May 2016 at 02:02 GMT Kenneth Shelton wrote:

Bourne-36 and Bourne-885 appear to represent the same person because: The profiles are the same.

On 30 Mar 2016 at 14:34 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

She needs the {pgm} tag.

On 30 Dec 2014 at 19:53 GMT Cheryl Hammond wrote:

UNKNOWN-202350 and Bourne-36 appear to represent the same person because: I adopted the Ann Unknown profile so that we can merge it away/clean it up. The only data entered for her is that she was the wife of Thomas Brownell (243, whom I've already proposed to merge into Ann Bourne's husband Brownell-14). Thanks!

On 9 Apr 2014 at 11:49 GMT Amy (Hubley) Hubley-Morris wrote:

9th Great Grandmother of Amy Hubley-Morris

Ann is 14 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 18 degrees from Robynne Lozier, 12 degrees from Pocahontas Rolfe and 15 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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