Christopher Browne, Esq., of Stamford & Tolethorpe

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Christopher Browne, Esq.

Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1516 (54-64)
of, Stamford, Lincolnshire , England
Place of Burial: Hawkedon, Suffolk, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of John Browne, IV, of Stamford and Agnes Browne
Husband of Grace Browne; Agnes Browne and Elizabeth Browne
Father of Francis Browne; Edmund Browne; Anne Gomley; George Browne; Agnes Browne and 3 others
Brother of Agnes Warren; Edward Browne; Elizabeth (Browne) Brown and John Browne, of Stamford

Occupation: Sheriff of Rutland, 1492, 1500, 1509
Managed by: Linda Sue
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About Christopher Browne, Esq., of Stamford & Tolethorpe

Christopher Browne was born about 1457 of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England / East Anglia and died 1516 in Norfolk, England.

He was the son of John Browne (died before 1470) by his wife Agnes.


  1. Grace Pinchbeck
  2. about 1483 Agnes Bedingfield about 1483. She was born about 1475.
  3. Elizabeth

Children of 1st wife

  1. 19 i. Francis6 Browne [Christopher's eldest son].

Children of 2nd wife

  • + 12 i. Christopher6 Browne, born in England; died 1538.
  • 13 ii. Edmond Browne. He married Joan Cecil. Notes for Edmond Browne: from Burke's "American Families with British Ancestry," 1983, General Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, p. 2586: 'Edmond, m. Joan, dau. by his 2nd wife, of David Cecil, of Stamford, the grandfather of Sir William Cecil (Lord Burleigh), the famous minister of Queen Elizabeth.'
  • 14 iii. Robert Browne.
  • 15 iv. Anne Browne. She married Mr. Gomley.
  • 16 v. George Browne.
  • 17 vi. Katherine Browne.
  • 18 vii. Agnes Browne.


Taken from

Bond's "Genealogies...":

'Christopher Browne, of Stamford, and of Tolethorpe, County Rutland, married (first) Grace, [from this marriage=Francis], daughter and heir of John Pinchbeck, County Lincoln, Esquire, endowed 20th Edward IV; married (second) Agnes, daughter of ***Bedingfield, County Norfolk. This third wife was Elizabeth."
'Christopher Browne, of Stamford, Lincoln, and Tolethorpe, Co. Rutland, Sheriff of Rutland 1492, 1500, 1509. He supported Edward IV against Warwick, and in 1480 was granted arms by that monarch, and later assisted Henry VII, fighting with him at Bosworth Field in 1485, for which services Henry VIII issued a patent 6 July, 1527 to his eldest son Francis, authoring him to appear with his head covered in the presence of the King.'

Will 1518


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Christopher Browne, Esq., of Stamford & Tolethorpe's Timeline

Stamford, Lincolnshire, England (United Kingdom)
Hawkedon, Suffolk, England
of, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Stamford Lincolnshire, England
Stamford Lincolnshire, England
Stamford Lincolnshire, England
Stamford Lincolnshire, England
Stanford, Lincolnshire, England