Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir Thomas BROWNE
Birth1402
Death1460
FatherSir Robert BROWNE (1371-1462)
MotherMargaret WARREN (1374-1402)
SpouseEleanor FITZALAN
Birth1428
Death1469
FatherSir Thomas FITZALAN (-1430)
Children
Birth1443, Betchworth Castle, Surrey
Death1506
Birth1440
Death1483
Notes for Sir Thomas BROWNE
Sir Thomas Browne (died 29 July 1460) was a medieval Member of Parliament and Chancellor of the Exchequer of England.

Career

Sworn to the peace in Kent in 1434. He was Justice of Peace for Kent from 1436 to 24 Dec 1450. He was Member of Parliament (MP) between 1439 and 1444 for Dover. He was High Sheriff of Kent in 1443-4, and then MP between 1445 and 1446 for Kent. He was present at Parliament in 1447 and 1449 as Under Treasurer. He was MP between 1449 and 1450 for Wallingford.

He was knighted 1449/51. During the reign of King Henry VI, his highest post was that Chancellor of the Exchequer which post he held between 1440 and 1450. He was later Justice of Peace for Surrey from 20 July 1454 till death. He was executed for treason on the gallows at Tyburn on 29 Jul 1460.

He had married Eleanor FitzAlan , daughter of Thomas FitzAlan of Betchworth Castle, Surrey.

Family

Thomas was born in 1402. He was the son and heir of Robert Browne and a nephew of Stephen Browne MP. Thomas Browne married Eleanor daughter and coheir of Thomas Fitzalan (third son of Lord Maltravers) in 1434. Eleanor later remarried, to Sir Thomas Vaughan in 1461. Thomas had seven sons and several daughters:

Sir George Browne, Knt, was M.P. Surrey. Knighted after the Battle of Tewkesbury, but attainted as a rebel and beheaded by Richard III of England in 1483.[1] His estates were confiscated, but were afterwards restored to his heirs in 1485 by Henry VII.[2]
Thomas Browne.
Robert Browne of Chilham, Kent, married Anne.
Sir Anthony Browne; Standard bearer for England.
William Browne (of Tavistock, Devon).
Leonard Browne.
Edward Browne.
Katherine Browne, married Humphrey Sackville of Buckhurst, Sussex (1426 – 24 January 1488).
Jane Browne.
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