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Lydia (Wadsworth) Browne (1736 - 1805)

Lydia Browne formerly Wadsworth
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 68 in Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States of Americamap
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Lydia Wadsworth was born on 18 Oct 1736, in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts Bay. She was the daughter of Ichabod Wadsworth and Margaret Marshall.[1]

In 1745, her mother, Margaret was appointed to be her guardian.[2]

Lydia Wadsworth married Thomas Browne. They had two children:

  • Abigail Browne McLellan (1763–1810)
  • Elizabeth Browne Lewis (1767–1804)

Lydia Browne died on 13 October 1805 at the age of 68 and was buried at Stroudwater Burying Ground Sec B, Row 17, Plot 3 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA.[3]

Lydia is mentioned in her father's Will. More importantly, her brother, Benjamin, mentions her in his 1781 Will as follows: "I give to my three sisters Surviving Children, viz, Mary Alden & Hannah Chipman & Lydia Browens".


  1. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, Page 182.
  2. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1745-1749 and 1836-1849 vol 10-10A > image 19 of 611; State Archives, Boston.
  3. Find A Grave Memorial no. 115846805, Lydia Wadsworth Howard Browne (accessed 2 Oct 2020).
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 September 2019), memorial page for Lydia Wadsworth Howard Browne (18 Oct 1736–13 Oct 1805), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115846805, citing Stroudwater Burying Ground, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Scott Leonard (contributor 47229103)
  • Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund Boston, Massachusetts: Stanhope Press, 1911.

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Wadsworth-1746 and Wadsworth-5 appear to represent the same person because: parents in biography on Wadsworth-5 are attached to Wadwworth-1746
posted by Robin Lee

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