Edward Brown

Edward Brown (1616 - 1678)

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Edward Brown
Born in Sussex, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Calvert, Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 May 2016 | Last significant change: 18 Nov 2018
19:53: Gerald Jones edited the Biography for Edward Brown. (Edit profile.) [Thank Gerald for this]
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Edward Brown migrated from England to Maryland, Colonial America.
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Edward Brown was born in England.

Edward Brown was born about 1616 in Sussex, England.

Edward Brown is the earliest Brown ancestor who came to the New World. He settled Saint Mary's in Maryland in March of 1633. As Maryland quickly grew, Edward Brown moved up the Chesapeake and settled Kent Island. His final move and settlement on Easter Neck with a tract of land on Lankford's Bay, a branch of Chester river. Edward married Mary, the daughter of Morgan Williams, a Welshman. This is where the name Morgan comes into the Brown family. Edward Brown was born about 1616 in Sussex, England. He married Mary, the daughter of Morgan Williams, a Welshman, from whence came the name of Morgan, so common in the family, and for which they are remarked generally wherever they are known, and also for a number of physicians which the family has produced. Edward Brown had three sons, Morgan, Edward and Thomas. The last died in his infancy. Edward married and had four children, John, Matthew, Mary and Rachel. John married and had four children, Edward, Thomas, William and Matthew. Matthew also married and had four children, whose names are unknown. Mary married Ringgold, and had five children, Thomas, William, Sarah, Mary and Rachel. Rachel married Wells and had two sons, John and Morgan. [1]

Research Notes

"The following interesting and valuable family history was written, under the above title, by Dr. Morgan Brown, in his family Bible, now in the possession of the widow of his grandson, William L. Brown, from which it was transcribed by the courtesy of her son, the late Dr. William L. Brown.The author. Dr. Morgan Brown, came to Tennessee from South Carolina in 1795, and was one of the leading citizens of Montgomery County from that time until his removal from the state in 1808. He laid out a town on the south bank of Cumberland river, at the mouth of Deason's creek, which was established by the legislature in 1796, under the name of Palmyra. Through his influence Congress made Palmyra a port of entry in 1797, then the only port of entry in the West. At this time Knoxville was his nearest postoffice. Palmyra was a port of entry for only two years, when it was deprived of that distinction in favor of Cincinnati. About 1802 he built a furnace some three and a half miles from the mouth of Yellow creek, which is believed to have been the first "iron works" operated in Montgomery County. He was chairman of the Montgomery County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions from 1800 till he moved to Kentucky in 1808. The writer docs not know at what time he returned to Tennessee. He died in Davidson County, Tennessee, in 1840, at the advanced age of 82 years. He was a man of strong convictions and resolute purpose. He writes with great clearness, as well as force and vigor, and outside of his family history and genealogy, his sketch of the Revolutionary period in North Carolina is a valuable contribution to the history of that great struggle. Unfortunately he docs not bring his memoirs down beyond the early years of the Revolutionary War." Queene Anne's County MD The Brown Family. Edward Brown sailed from England in the month of November, 1632, with about two hundred gentlemen of considerable fortune and rank, with their adherents, chiefly Roman Catholics; and after a prosperous voyage landed in Maryland near the mouth of the Potomac river, at a place which C. Calvert, their leader, purchased of the Indians and called Saint Marys, and where they settled themselves in the month of March,1633. The very liberal terms of settlement allowed by Lord Baltimore, and an entire freedom from religious persecution or embarrassment, induced a rapid immigration, and the settlements soon began to extend up the Chesapeake. Kent Island and the neighborhood of Annapolis were the second and third places settled after Saint Marys. Kent Island first drew Edward Brown's attention, and there he settled and remained some time, but afterwards obtaining a grant of lands on Easter Neck, he removed to that place, where he finally settled for life. He also secured a tract of land on Lankford's Bay, a branch of Chester river, about four miles above the mouth of it. It is a beautiful situation on the south side of this small bay, in the fork of the river between two projecting points of land. It is a tradition in the family that when he surveyed it, it was a dangerous time of Indians, and as the surveyors went by water, they marked a tree on one point, and rowing direct for the other they counted every stroke of the oar so much distance; they marked a tree on the other point and so finished the survey. Edward Brown married Mary, the daughter of Morgan Williams, a Welshman, from whence came the name of Morgan, so common in the family, and for which they are remarked generally wherever they are known, and also for a number of physicians which the family has produced. Edward Brown had three sons, Morgan, Edward and Thomas. The last died in his infancy. Edward married and had four children, John, Matthew, Mary and Rachel. John married and had four children, Edward, Thomas, William and Matthew. Matthew also married and had four children, whose names are unknown. Mary married Ringgold, and had five children, Thomas, William, Sarah, Mary and Rachel. Rachel married Wells and had two sons, John and Morgan. Morgan Brown, the first of that name, and son of the first Edward, on the death of his father inherited the land on Lankford's Bay and Chester river; and there he made a settlement. (Narrative continues at link) [1]

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Edward BROWN, b. 1586, Inkburrow, England. [2]

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Generation One 1. JOHN1 BROWNE was born in 1514[36] in Spexhall, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom[36], and died between 1533 and April 1546[1] in Horley, Surrey, England[1]. He married MRS. JANE BROWNE, who was born about 1502. [3]

Sources

  1. http://www.robertwilbanks.com/genealogy/brown/earlybrown.html
  • MORGAN A. BROWN

Family History and Genealogy. [4]



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On 12 Dec 2017 at 10:36 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Gerald, I will remove the England Category on this profile, as it is a top level category and Sussex is narrower. However, it would be preferable if you could also consider whether the Sussex category is useful, as it is a top level category as well and we are trying to move profiles off the county categories as you and I have discussed before. Thanks so much!

On 21 Nov 2017 at 09:18 GMT Martin Allen wrote:

I can see no suggestion in your sources that he was born in Middlesex. Is there any proof of this? If not, I'd suggest he be moved to somewhere in Sussex.



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