Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameJoan _____ 40
Birth Datesay 1510
Burial Date7 Apr 1573
Burial PlaceSawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
Will Date31 Mar 1563
Will PlaceSawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
Misc. Notes
See under her husband William Browne for further details. Smith345 provides a transcript of her will.
Birth Datesay 1505
Will Date5 Jan 1565[/6]
Will PlaceSawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
Burial Date25 Jan 1565/6
Burial PlaceSawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
Misc. Notes
According to Smith,344 “William and Joan Brown were married and their children born before the commencement of the Sawbridgeworth registers, but their probate records describe their children and leave hints of more distant relatives. It is possible that William’s eldest brother was Thomas, since William remembered Thomas’ son, John, herhaps the ‘heir male,’ in his 1565 will. It is equally possible that the Thomas in question was William’s own son and the John was William’s eldest grandson.” Smith includes a transcript of William Browne’s will here, and continues (p. 170): “In her will eight years later, Joan did not mention three of William’s sons, William, Thomas and Nicholas, leading to speculation that they might not have been her children. She did mention John and Laurence, and gave them duties but no legacies.” Following a transcription of Joan’s will, Smith concludes (p. 171): “These two wills indicate a comfortable household and hint at occupation for William, perhaps carried on by son Nicholas. The ‘shoppe bord’ could have been a table in their place of business, but we really have no indication that that business might have been.”
Marr Datesay 1530
ChildrenWilliam (1531->1565)
 Annis (1533->1573)
 Thomas (1535->1565)
 John (1537->1573)
 Laurence (1539->1573)
 Alice (1541->1573)
 Nicholas (1543->1565)
 Margaret (1545->1573)
 Edmund (~1547-)
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