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Somehow, although I haven't a clue how, I suspect that this line also ties into the MONTAGUE BROWNE family from England and that there is also likely a tie in to the Westport BROWNE family, otherwise known as the MONTEAGLE-BROWNEs.
Again, I seek help from wiser souls than myself.
Sharon Oddie Brown, August 4, 2004.

PS. Please excuse the amateurish formatting - time is short these days.

 

Descendants of John Browne –
Linked to BROWNEs of Janeville, Co. Down

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHN1 BROWNE  He married UNNAMED BLAKE. 

 

Notes for JOHN BROWNE:

SOURCE: P. 139 ? I seem to have lost the source for many of the entries in this family tree. Other entries that were not from this primary source will be noted.

"This family claims to be a branch of the ancient and noble line of Browne, Lords Montague."

"A landed proprietor in both England and Ireland."

     

Child of JOHN BROWNE and UNNAMED BLAKE is:

2.           i.   JOHN2 BROWNE.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN2 BROWNE (JOHN1)  He married UNNAMED HENDERSON in Fifeshire. 

 

Notes for JOHN BROWNE:

"held some important official position in the colonies.

     

Child of JOHN BROWNE and UNNAMED HENDERSON is:

3.           i.   PETER3 BROWNE, d. 1797.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  PETER3 BROWNE (JOHN2, JOHN1) died 1797.  He married ANNA CRAUFORD 1777.  She died 1816.

 

Notes for PETER BROWNE:

MD. of Westport, Co Mayo "an eminent physician .... captain of dragoons in Marlborough's army, wounded at the battle of Blenheim

     

Children of PETER BROWNE and ANNA CRAUFORD are:

              i.   ANDREW4 BROWNE.

              ii.   JAMES BROWNE.

             iii.   WILLIAM HENRY BROWNE.

4.          iv.   PETER RUTLEDGE MONTAGUE BROWNE, b. 5 March 1796; d. 1864.

             v.   BELINDA BROWNE.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  PETER RUTLEDGE MONTAGUE4 BROWNE (PETER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 5 March 1796, and died 1864.  He married MARY JANE SMYTHE 7 July 1830, daughter of THOMAS TIPPING SMYTHE. 

 

Notes for PETER RUTLEDGE MONTAGUE BROWNE:

Esq of Janeville, Co. Down, J.P. and D.L.; Capt half pay 9th foot

Captain Browne served in Spain, France, Canada and on the staff of the West Indies.

Armds: three lions passant in bond, between two double cotises, arg. a crescent for difference

Crest: and eagle displayed vert

Motto: Suivez la Raison

Seat: Janesville, near Killough, Downshire.

SOURCE: Ros Davies web site:

sublet St. Johns Point;

Magistrate

Corn mill owner in 1836

Helped rescue a floundering ship 11 Sept 1837

of South Down Militia

death notice 1864 aged 69

buried Rathmullan Parish graveyard

photo of plaque in church available

Her sources include Volume 17, East Downe & Lecale Ordinance Survey Memoirs of 1836, p 35, 36, 49, 88; Downpatrick Recorder; Lecale Miscellany Magazine 2002, p 32, 33, 34.

SOURCE: Newsclipping from Dorothy Robertson, 1954 has much on the history of Janeville

SOURCE: Ros Davies re: JANEVILLE:

2km SW of Killough; residence of Capt. P.R. Browne in 1837;  dinner to Major Browne in Denvir's Hotel , Downpatrick, prior to his departure to the Continent 28 Feb 1857 Lecale Miscellany Magazine 2002 p 32; old b/w map M17; Downpatrick Recorder

There are other references that may also tie in such as:

General BROWNE of Janesville; regular attendant at Killough Lifeboat Committee c. 1903; his ancestors had provided a lifeboat service along the coast for 100 years.Killough Church on the Lough p 90,91

Major BROWNE of Janeville; dinner in Denvir's Hotel, Downpatrick prior to departure to the continent 28 Feb 1857; witness in assault case 25 June 1853 DR* [Downpatrick Recorder]

Capt BROWNE Tullynakill - wrote a long letter to Lord Burley about his ownership of Mahee Castle c. 1400. O'Laverty's Historical Account of the Diocese of Down & Connor VI p 368

Mr. E.W. BROWNE of Janeville, on Killough Lifeboat Committee in 1898

SOURCE: Register of Royal School Armagh

Charles Hawthorne BROWNE, son of Col Montague BROWNE, 24th Foot. Was at school in 1879 & died while skating at Scotts Pond, Castledillon Road, Armagh. p 97.

SOURCE: an email from Kevin Ranaghan April 12, 2003 [filed under BROWNE] Captain BROWNE was the agent for Lord Bangor (from whom he leased Janeville). In the 1830s, he was said to have put some Catholic tenant farmers off their land at Kilbride.

Lecale Miscellany vol II (1993)

"St. John's Lighthouse, Capt. Browne, formerly of Mayo, served with the 9th East Norfolk Regiment.

 

More About PETER RUTLEDGE MONTAGUE BROWNE:

Burial: Rathmullen Parish Graveyard

     

Children of PETER BROWNE and MARY SMYTHE are:

              i.   ANDREW SMYTHE MONTAGUE5 BROWNE, b. 12 June 1836.

              ii.   WILLIAM HENRY SEYMOUR MONTAGUE BROWNE, b. 7 November 1830.

             iii.   MARY MONTAGUE BROWNE.

             iv.   BELINDA ANNA BROWNE.

             v.   EMMA MATILDA BROWNE.

 

 

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