Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir Anthony BROWNE
Birth1443, Betchworth Castle, Surrey
Death1506
FatherSir Thomas BROWNE (1402-1460)
MotherEleanor FITZALAN (1428-1469)
SpouseLady Lucy NEVILLE
Children
Birth1500
Death1565
Birth1500
Death1548
Notes for Sir Anthony BROWNE
Standard Bearer for England

Sir Anthony Browne (29 June 1443, Surrey - 19 November 1506, Calais, Normandy, France) was the son of Sir Thomas Browne, Sheriff of Kent and his wife Eleanor FitzAlan, the daughter of Sir Thomas FitzAlan of Beechwood at Betchworth. He was born at Betchworth Castle, Surrey, England. He was a relative of the Browne family of Betchworth in Surrey.

Marriage

He married Lady Lucy Neville, daughter of John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu and Isabel Ingaldesthorpe, and widow of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam.

Wife's political activity

Lucy was an unswerving supporter of the House of York and in the reign of Henry VII was noted as one who "loves not the King" and was actively promoting the rival claim of her cousin Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk. [2]This, combined with her husband's possession of a crucial fortress, was a constant worry to supporters of Henry VII: John Flamanck's report of a secret conversation between several officials in Calais in 1504, on the likely sequel if the King should die, referred to the risk that she would seize Calais and hold it in Suffolk's name.[3] The heavy fine imposed on her in 1507, although the pretext was her late husband's neglect of duty, was very likely a warning by the Crown not to meddle in politics. [4]She appears to have heeded the warning and lived peacefully until 1534.
Offices

During the reign of King Henry VII, he was Standard Bearer of England, Governor of Queenborough Castle, and Constable of Calais.

He died at Calais.
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