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1638 Nicholas Brown was listed in a "catalogue of such [persons] who by the Generall Consent of the Company [were] admitted to be Inhabitants of the Is[land] now called Aqueedneck [Rhode Island]". Dated 27th of 4th month. [1]

1639 Nicholas Brown was one of twenty-nine who signed a compact on April 30 to create themselves into a "civill body politicke," at Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He signed with his mark. [2] [3]

1639 "Nicholas Brown doth dismiss himself of [missing text [4]] the Government here." at the quarter meeting ye first Thursday, 1639 (listed after the quarter meeting ye first of ye 5th month and before the 10th of ye 12th month). [5] [6]

1640 The first warranty deed was recorded in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, for 45 acres of land from Nicholas Brown to John Wood. Dated March 1. [7] [8]

1640 Nicholas Brown, of Aquidnecke [Rhode Island], receipts for all money due him for sale of land to John Wickes, which was adjacent to Mr. Samuel Hutchinson's house lot. He signed by his mark. Dated March 1. [9] [10]

1638-42 "Between the lots of Nicholas Easton and Edward Hutchinson, Sr [G-H, near the "common fence"] was the land of Nicholas Brown, which he sold to John Wickes, shown on the map. [11] [Map, Map of Providence, Rhode Island land lots, c 1640.]

1643 "Nicholas Brown, paying Charges is acqted his Indictmt." [12]

1643 "whenever there was land granted to Nicholas Browne about the towne [Portsmouth]; and otherwise disposed of, it is to him to have twentie ackers at the head of Goodman Mott's lotte, or thereabouts. [13]

1646 Nicholas Brown received twenty acres adjoining his other twenty on Feb. 4. [14] [15] [16] [17]

1649 Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, sold to John Woode, Sr., of the same place, a parcell of land, "granted to me by the towne, in Portsmouth, near Newport line." on March 1. He signed by his mark. [18] [19]

1655 Nicholas Brown was a Freeman in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. [20] [21] [22]

1656 Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, sold to Thomas Wood, of the same place, land on Feb. 6. [23]

1656 Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, bought of George Parker, twenty acres, in Portsmouth. [24]

1657-69 Nicholas Brown married Frances, widow of George Parker. Frances was named as widow Parker in 1657. Nicholas Brown's sons Abraham and Nicholas Brown both lived in Shrewsbury, New Jersey in 1665, suggesting that they were of age by then, so they would likely have been born to a previous wife. Frances Brown was named as the wife of Nicholas Brown in a 1669 deed from Joseph Parker, son of George Parker. [25] Marriage notes for George Parker and Frances.

1657 Nicholas Brown was granted, with many others, six acres of land, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on December 10. [26]

1659 Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in ye colony of providence plantation in New England, sold to Ellexander Enos [Innes], one acre of land, in Portsmouth bounded by land of Nicholas Brown and Thomas Lawton. Witnessed by Thomas Wood and William Hall. Signed with the mark of Nicholas Brown. Dated May 14. [27] [28] Mr. Innes had been a Scotch prisoner at Lynn, Massachusetts and was at Taunton in 1657. [29]

Son Nicholas Brown perhaps came of age about this time, so records for Nicholas Sr and Jr are difficult to distinguish from this time forward.

1665-1668 Nicholas Brown [Browne] of Rhode Island, perhaps this one or his son, was a member of a company of purchasers in Portsmouth and contributed to the fund for the purchase of land in Monmouth County, New Jersey: Narumsunk and Pootapek. [30] [31]

1667 Nicholas Brown of Monmouth County, New Jersey took the oath of allegiance. [32]

1670 Nicholas Brown was named as a nominated Associate for the Shrewsbury patent in Monmouth County, New Jersey. "Record ... given for amending ... nominating associates Mon[mouth?] & Shrewsbury. This is to give you notice thus showed is amending intended by the ... associates on Thursday night the 22th of this instant month, at James Grobles house ... at eight of the clock, this ... presents of every particular person, who are nominated associates, ... to declare their willimgness to ... purchasing & possessing of land comprised in the patent this morning [warning?] requiring ye speedy compliance herein. ... for those declining, or otherwise preventing the business: Christopher Almy, Eliakim Wardell, J Hanes, Richard Lippincott, William ?, Edward Pattisson, Barth West, Nich Brown, Tho Winterton ... " Dated February 15. [Photocopy] [33] [34]

c 1670 Nicholas Brown was named on lists of purchasers and payments made at Newasink, Narumsunk, Pootapick. [35] [36]

c 1672 A description of the lands of Portsmouth, Rhode Island includes "Turning through the road to the east we will stand upon the bridge, called in 1713 the New Bridge, as the west end of this road was not cut through until then. ... On the south are the grants to William James, Hugh Parsons, John Cranston, Nicholas Brown, John Room and others." [37]

1675 Nicholas Browne of Shrewsbury and wife, [patent for?] 180 acres. [38]

1675 Thomas Clifton and daughter Patience authorized John Hance to collect balances due from Abraham Brown. Dated 14 April in Newport, Rhode Island. Thomas Clifton was an original purchaser of land in Monmouth County, New Jersey, but did not settle there. [39]
1677 Nicholas Browne, plaintif, against Christopher Allmey, deft, in an action regarding a mare. [40]

1680 Nicholas Brown was taxed 6s. 4d. [41] [42]

1688 Land purchased by Robert Fish in Portsmouth, Rhode Island was described as adjacent to land of Nicholas Brown. [43]

1693-4 Nicholas Brown paid the town treasurer 20 s. on March 15, for twelve acres of land, which he bought of the said town Feb. 23, 1693-4, lying in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. [44]

1694 The will of Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, husbandman was dated Nov. 16; proved Dec. 27, 1694, and mentioned: Eldest son, Nicholas Brown, received 5 shillings. Son, Abraham Brown, received 5 shillings. Daughter, Jane Babcock, received £10. Grand-daughter, Martha, Grand-daughter, Jane, children of son William Brown, deceased, each, £10, and a bed and blankets. Grandson, Tobias Brown, son of son William, deceased, received all his lands and houses in Rhode Island and all his "neat cattle, sheep, horsekind and hogs, carts, plows, corn, hay, pewter, brass, etc." and was named executor. He signed by his mark. [45] [46] [47] [48][Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 3, #1, Portsmouth Wills][49]

Research Notes:

A Genealogy of the Allen Family recounts several of the facts that are documented above. [50] A genealogy of the Babcock family has similar information. [51] A genealogical descent from Nocholas to Tobias has been publihsed. [52]

1633 A Nicholas Brown, Armiger., was a freeholder of Marshe, Derbyshire. [53]

1643 A Tobias Brown was appointed a juror in Portsmouth in 1643. [54] [55] Note that Tobias Brown was named as a grandson in the 1694 will of this Nicholas Brown, perhaps a namesake.

1636-38 Chad Browne, relationship unknown, was listed several times in the records of Portsmouth 1636-1638. [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] Chad Brown married Elizabeth Sharparowe in England, 11 September 1626, High Wycombe; Boston/Providence [61]. Davol-Willets 40; Winthrop-Babcock 78+; Reg. 65:84, 80:74, 102:205; Palmer (,8) 394; Brady Anc. 92; Brown (1888) 9; Brown (1929) 11; TAG 20:121; Carr (1947) 12. [62] The probate for the will of Chad Brown was dated 1668 in Providence Rhode Island. [63] Chad Brown was buried at North burial ground, Providence Rhode Island in 1665 [64]. Substantial research has been reported about Chad Brown. [65] [66]

1638-1657 A biosketch from Portsmouth reports: Nicholas Brown was made a freeman in 1638. His house lot is now known as the "Fishermans Lot" on Anthony Road. He also owned land south of Church Lane, as well as land on the southwest corner of Hedley Street. A lot of about six acres on the south side of Hedley Street, at the brook, was also granted him. In 1657 he had a grant on the west side of Jepson Lane. [Edward Homer West. History of Portsmouth, 1638-1936 (1936), no page numbers]

1661 Men of Westerly, who drew lot numbers underf 18, including Nicholas Brown and his son, were given 5 pounds and were to go and abide at Misquamocuck till November next. Dated February 22. [67]

Nicholas Brown, of Reading, Massachusetts, was the son of Edward Brown of Inkborrow, Worcestershire, England. Nicholas Brown, of Reading, Massachusetts, was a different person from Nicholas Brown of Providence, Rhode Island.

Robinson discusses a Nicholas Browne of Lynn and Reading, Massachusetts. [68] Robinson states that this Nicholas Browne was the son of Edward Brown of Inkborrow Worcestershire, England, and Jane Lide, daughter of Thomas Lide, that the will of this Nicholas Browne was dated and proved in 1673, and that Nicholas had children John, Edward, Joseph, Sarah, Cornelius, Josiah, and Elizabeth.

Cyrus Brown states that Nicholas Browne of Reading did not mention a son named Thomas in his will and concludes that Nicholas Browne of Reading was not the father of Thomas Browne of Lynn. [69]

1628 Jane, the wife of Edward Browne, was buried on April 17, 1628, in Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England. [70]

Parish of Inkberrow, Names of those buried in 1628 "April 17 Jane uxor Edwardi Browne"

Keith Harrison conflated Nicholas Browne of Rhode Island (will dated 1694) and Nicholas Browne of Lynn and Reading Massachusetts (will dated 1673). [71]

1660 Nicholas Browne of Reading executed a power of attorney which confirms the identity of his parents.[72]

In 1660, Mr. Browne sent his son John to England to look after certain property to which he had become heir, and furnished his son with a power of attorney, of which the following is a copy:--
"Know all men by these presents, that Nicholas Browne, of Redding, in the County of Middlesex, in the Massachusetts Colonie of New England, sonne of Jane, the daughter of Thomas Lide, which said Jane was the wife of Edward Browne, father of the said Nicholas, who lived and died in the parish of Inkburrow, in the County of Woster, in the realme of England ; the said Nicholas Browne, on the fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and sixty, stile of England, appeared before me, Robert Howard, dwelling in Boston in the Colonie aforesaid, Notary and Tubellion public by authority of the General Court of the said Colonie, admitted and sworne, and in presence of the witnesses hereafter named, the said Nicholas Browne declared and manifested that of his own accord he hath nominated, assigned, made, ordayned, constituted and appointed, and in his place and stead, by these presents, doth nominate, assign, make, ordayne, constitute and appoint his eldest sonne, John Browne, now bound for England, his true and lawful attorney, for him the said Nicholas Browne, his father, in his name and stead and to his use, to call William Rand of Inkborough aforesaid to accompt what of shops, houses and lands, that by discovery are found to be appertayning and belonging unto him the said Nicholas Browne as next heir unto the Lides, which the said Rand by former power unto him granted from the said Nicholas Browne hath recovered. Also, what monies he hath received for rents or arrearages of rent, profits and sheep rents, heretofore and of late due, arising, growing and properly belonging unto the heires of the said Lides. And the said houses, land, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever, by him the said Rand recovered as aforesaid, to enter into, and in the name of him, the said Nicholas Browne, to give possession to such tenant or tenants as he the said John Browne likes of, that will hier the same, by lease or yearly rent. Also to demand all such monies as aforesaid, received by the said Rand, allowing and paying unto him the said Rand the one half of the true vallue of the said houses and lands so recovered and the half of the said monies for the said Rand's cost, charges and paynes he hath bin at thereabout.
And as concerning the premises to doe any such act or acts as aforesaid, as if he, the said constitutor, were personally present. Ratifying, allowing and holding forever firm and stable all and whatsoever his said sonne, as his attorney shall lawfully dee or cause to be done by vertue hereof.
In witness whereof the said Nicholas Browne hath hereunto put his hand and seall the said fifth day of October, in the year 1660.
Nicholas Browne. (L.S.)
Signed &c. in presence of Robt. Howard Not. Pub.
This Deed acknowledged by the said Nicholas Browne, Oct 6, 1660.
Before me, Ri. Bellingham, Depy. Govr."

However, there are also reports that Nicholas Brown had siblings Lydia and Preserve Brown, which are names that were used in subsequent generations of this family. Is there any basis for this? A biosketch of daughter Jane Brown reports [73]:

Jane (Brown) Babcock was the daughter of Nicholas Brown (1601-11/16/1694) and Elizabeth (Leids) Brown (1605 - 11/1/1674). Nicholas Brown was from Inkburrow Parish, Worcestershire, England and Elizabeth (Leids) Brown was from Malford, Worcestershire, England. … Nicholas Brown's father's name is unknown. His mother was Sarah Leids (abt 1578 - ?) from Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England. Nicholas Brown's siblings were Ann (Brown) Hawkes (1595 - 12/4/1669), Lydia (Brown) (abt 1602 - ?), and Preserve Brown (1604-?). All of the children were born in Worcestershire, England.

Stillwell published a biosketch (including some speculations) for the family of Nicholas Brown [74]:

BROWN OF MONMOUTH COUNTY
1 NICHOLAS BROWN, was an Englishman, and a resident of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in 1638, when he was admitted an inhabitant of the Island of Aquidneck.
1639, Apr. 30. He was one of twenty-nine who joined to create themselves into a "civill body politicke," at Portsmouth.
1639. "Nicholas Browne doth dismiss himself of the Government here."
1640 to 1642. Nicholas Brown, of Aquidnecke, receipts for all money due him for sale of land to John Wickes, which was adjacent to Mr. Samuel Hutchinson's house lot. He signed by his mark.
1646, Feb. 4. He received twenty acres adjoining his other twenty.
1649, Mch. 1. Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, R. I., sold to John Wcode, Sr., of the same place, a parcell of land, "granted to me by the towne, in Portsmouth, near Newport line." He signed by his mark.
In 1655, he was a Freeman.
1656, Feb. 6. Nicholas Browne, of Portsmouth, sold to Thomas Wood, of the same place, land.
1656. Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, bought of George Parker, twenty acres, in Portsmouth.
1657, Dec. 10. Nicholas Brown was granted, with many others, six acres of land, in Portsmouth.
1659, May 14. Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, for a consideration, sold to Alexander Enos, one acre of land, in Portsmouth.
1680. He was taxed 6s. 4d.
1693-4, Mch. 15. He paid the town treasurer 20 s., for twelve acres of land, which he bought of the said town Feb. 23, 1693-4, lying in Portsmouth.
Nicholas Brown married Frances, widow of George Parker, who died 1656: she died after 1669. Whether she was the mother of his children, or whether they were by a former wife, is unknown.
1694, Nov. 16. Will of Nicholas Brown, of Portsmouth, husbandman; proved Dec. 27, 1694, mentioned:
Eldest son, Nicholas Brown, received 5 shillings.
Son, Abraham brown, received 5 shillings.
Daughter, Jane Badcock, received £10.
Grand-daughter, Martha, children of "my son William Brown," deceased, each, £10, and a bed and
Grand-daughter, Jane, blankets.
To grandson, Tobias Brown, son of son William, deceased, the residue of his estate and creates him executor. He signed by his mark.
Nicholas Brown, of Rhode Island, had among others, the following:

Issue
2 Nicholas Brown, of Shrewsbury, N. J., 1665.
3 Abrarn Brown, of Shrewsbury, N. J., 1665.
4 William Brown
5 Jane Brown

2 NICHOLAS BROWN, son of Nicholas Brown, i, was settled at Shrewsbury, N. J., in 1665. He patented and bought large tracts of land, and died seized of a large estate. He was, apparently, an Episcopalian and was liberal in his donations to that Church. Nicholas Brown married three times. It is not improbable that he went forth alone from Rhode Island and later sent for his wife, for he applied for lands for himself from 1665, and for his wife from 1666. Her given name and surname are unknown. He married, second, Katharine, daughter of William and Audry Almy, of Rhode Island, and widow of Bartholomew West. Bartholomew West had died prior to 1675, leaving her Bartholomew West, William West, John West, Stephen West, Audrey West and Ann West, who married William Woolley. Catharine Almy (West) Brown died about 1703.
Nicholas Brown married, third, in 1707, Mary, daughter of John and Mary Chambers, who was born, at Shrewsbury, 5th, 4mo., 1676, by whom he had his only child.
1673, Sept. 14. Nicholas Brown was appointed an Ensign in the Militia Company, of Shrewsbury, N. J. Annual Report of the State Historian, of New York. Colonial Series, Vol. I, 1896, p. 3S3.
1684, Mch. 24. Court of Sessions. James Ashton, foreman, and among the juryman. William Ashton, which should read Aston. This court also sat Mch. 25th and Mch. 26th, at Middletown.
Nicholas Brown, plaintiff, vs. Joseph Parker, defendant, for brand marking a mare with the letters C. A., that belonged to the said Nicholas, etc., for forty-five shillings. The defendant desires to know in what capacity the plaintiff sewes (sues) and how the property of Benjamin West's estate came to be altered. The plaintiff replies that Benjamin West, being dead, and he, the nearest relative, the right is now vested in him. John Slocum for evidence saith that the mare sewed for was a mare formerly called the difference mare and was accounted a stray, and that when the mare was about to be branded, Kathrine Brown forewarned the branding of her, but Christopr Almy told her lett the mare be branded Sister and she shall be never the farther from off from you, for I have sold a beast to John Wood in Rhoad Island and I goe there and find whither that beast hath the same eare marke that this mare hath, then if she hath tis mine otherwise not. And this evidence farther saith that he did see Joseph Parker brand the mare. Caleb Shreive to the same effect. Abraham Brown that he helped to marke a mare of the same coullor (color) & naturall markes with this mare sewed for. John Haven saith same as John Slocum.
Found for Plaintiff.
1689. Nicholas Brown was presented for selling of rum to ye Indians but nothing was proved against him therefore he had no tryall.
In 1706, Nicholas Brown deeded to the Episcopal church, the lot now occupied by Christ Church, Shrewsbury, N. J.
1711, Feb. 21. Nicholas Brown made his will; provcd June 2, 1714, in which he stated that he was of Shrewsbury; created his wife sole executrix, and mentioned his only daughter Mary. He died in 1714-15.
The widow of Nicholas Brown became, in 1716, the second wife of Ephraim, son of Thomas and Ann Potter, but had no further issue, and upon his demise, she married William Exceen. See Potter Family.

Issue
6 Mary Brown, born Aug. 25, 1710; married Daniel Seabrook.

3 ABRAHAM BROWN, son of Nicholas Brown, i, of Shrewsbury, N. J., in 1665.
In 1667, he was a purchaser in the Monmouth Tract.
In 1668, Abram and Nicholas Brown took oath of allegiance?
1670, Aug. 13. Peter Tilton sold to Abram Brown one share at Potapeck.
In 1692-1695, he mentions his wife Mary,* who was living as late as 1711.
He resided in Shrewsbury until 169S-99, when he removed to Manstleld, Burlington County, West Jersey.
He probably had a first wife. Catharine.
*James Steen, Esq., probably correctly maintained that this Mary was a sister to the Ephraim Potter who married Sarah, daughter of this Abraham Brown, 3; in other words father and daughter, married sister and brother.
1699, Dec. 15. Abraham Brown, Sr., of Burlington County, deeded land to his "son-in-law, Samuel Thorp," "sometimes living with his father-in-law." Mary Thropp was a witness, in 1686-7, to the marriage of Martha Brown and John Hampton.
1714. May 5. Will of Abraham Brown, of Mansfield, Burlington County, N. J.; proved
July 10, 1714, mentioned:

Wife, Mary, as "Mary my dearest beloved wife."
Son, Preserve Brown
Son, Nicholas Brown
Son, William Brown
Son, Caleb Brown
Son, Abraham Brown
Daughter, Sarah Potter
Daughter, Elizabeth Alfree
Grandson, Thomas Potter
He gave to his son, Abraham, the plantation whereon he lived.

Issue
7 Abraham Brown, Jr.; married, 1692, 29, 7mo., Leah Clayton.
8 Elizabeth Brown; married to Thomas Alfree, in 1694, by John Hance, Justice.
9 Nicholas Brown, of Freehold, in 1694, and, in 1709, of Burlington, N. J.
10 Preserve Brown
11 William Brown
12 Caleb Brown
13 Sarah Brown
14 Martha Brown, perhaps, who married, John Hampton, of Middletown, 3, 1 mo., 1686-7, At Shrewsbury.

4 WILLIAM BROWN, son of Nicholas Brown, i, married He was taxed, in 1680, at Portsmounth, R. I., 4s. 2d.

Issue
15 Martha Brown
16 Jane Brown, born 1677.
17 Tobias Brown

5 JANE BROWN, daughter of Nicholas Brown, i, died in 1719. She married James,
son of James and Sarah Babcock, of Rhode Island. He was born in 1641, and died about 1698.

Issue
18 James Babcock
19 Sarah Babcock
20 Jane Babcock
21 Mary Babcock
22 Hannah Babcock
23 Elizabeth Babcock See Austin.

7 ABRAHAM BROWN, son of Abraham Brown, 3, married, first, Leah Clayton.
Abraham Brown, aged thirty-seven, appears in the Census of Burlington County, N. J., of 1709. Leah Brown, aged forty-one, appears in the same Census.

The following five children appear in this same Census and are their issue:

24 Abram Brown, aged fifteen.
25 Alice Brown, aged thirteen.
26 John Brown. aged eleven.
27 Rachel Brown, aged seven.
28 Zebulon Brown, aged four.

The following two items are from the same Census:

Richard Brown, aged twenty-six years.
Mary Brown, aged twenty-eight years.

Richard Brown was the executor of Preserve Brown, who died 5 mo., 22, 1760.

1696-7, Jan. 25. Abraham Brown, of Shrewsbury, conveyed land to his son, Abraham Brown, of Mansfield. Next day, Jan. 26, 1696-7, Abraham Brown and wife Leah, of Mansfield, sold this land.

1709, 5 mo., 6. Abraham Brown was granted a certificate of removal to the Burlington Meeting, by the Chesterfield Meeting.

Abraham Brown, 7, married, second, i mo., 7, 1 711, Hannah Adams. Thomas and Mary French were witnesses. Chesterfield Meeting Records.

9 NICHOLAS BROWN, son of Abraham Brown, 3, was of Freehold, N. J., in 1604, and, in 1709 of Burlington, and of Manahocking prior to 17 14. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Abiah Edwards, as per will of her father, Jan. 17, 17 14.
Nicholas Brown, made his will Jan. 3, 1723-4; proved Feb. 2, 1724, when he was of Manahockin, in Monmouth County, yeoman. He mentioned:
Wife, Elizabeth
Son, Abraham Brown
Son, Joseph Brown
"loving daughter not yet 19 years."
Legacy to Benjamin Cook when twenty-one years of age.
Executors: His brother, Preserve Brown, and his sons, Abram and Joseph Brown.
Witnesses: John Pottcr, Caleb Brown, Jr., Thomas Tims.

Issue
29 Abraham Brown
30 Joseph Brown
31 Mary Brown, named in the will of her grandfather, Abiah Edwards, Jan. 17, 1714-15.

1719. Hugh Jackson bought from his "loving brother-in-law," Nicholas Brown, formerly of Monmouth Co. but now of Burlington Co., land in Monmouth Co., then in the occupancy of the said Hugh Jackson. (Salter). [This appears to be an error. Salter reports somewhat differing accounts in sketches of the Brown, the Jackson, and the Potter families. I suspect that Salter miss-represented the deed in his sketch of the Jackson family, which Stillwell subsequently cited. [75] [76] [77] [78] Transcriptions of these two deeds are available. [79] [80]]

1729. Hugh Jackson was the brother-in-law of Nicholas Potter. This relationship was through his having married Mercy, a sister of Nicholas Potter, both being children of Ephraim Potter. The relationship of Hugh Jackson, this same man, to Nicholas Brown of Burlington Co. is not so easy to establish, and I am led to infer that the solution of it lies in a possible marriage of Nicholas Brown's father, Abraham Brown, to the widowed mother of Hugh Jackson. This supposition would change the expression of relationship from "brother-in-law" to stepbrother. This deduction is further sustained by the fact that Abraham Brown, 3, had two wives.

10 PRESERVE BROWN, son of Abraham Brown, 3, died 5 mo., 22, 1760.

Issue
32 Lydia Brown; married, as his second wife, Isaac Ivins and had

Issue
Diadamia Ivins, born i mo., 22, 1734; died 1813; married, April, 1753, John, son of Joseph and Sarah (Foulke) Thorne, born 3 mo., 4, 1730; died Aug. 22, 1807.
33 Preserve Brown, Jr.

11 WILLIAM BROWN, son of Abraham Brown, 3.
1699, Sept. 17. Abraham Brown, Sr., and wife MIary, conveyed to their son, William, all of Mansfield, land, bought of William Leeds and his wife, Dorothy.

13 SARAH BROWN, daughter of Abraham Brown, 3, born 5 mo., 20, 1669; died 9 mo., 6, 1715; married, circ. 1688-9, Ephraim Potter. He died 12 mo., 21, 1717.
For issue see Potter Family.

29 ABRAHAM BROWN, son of Nicholas Brown, 9, married Susannah Richardson, by license dated July 26, 1749.
Issue

47 Joseph Brown, born in Chesterfield, Burlington County, N. J.

East Jersey Records at Perth Amboy.
"D." page 60. Phebe Page, a Quaker, affirmed that she saw Abraham Browvn married to Susannah Richardson, by whom they had a son born which was called Joseph Brown, which she knoweth by reason she nursing the said Susannah Brown with the said Joseph Brown, and hath been acquainted with him ever since. Dated March 30 1772. "D." page 60. Hannah Woodward, a Quaker, affirmed that she was present and acted as midwife when Joseph Brown son of Abraham Brown was born of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. Dated March 30 1772.

33 PRESERVE BROWN, son of Preserve Brown, 10, died 5 mo., 22, 1760; married, first, 8 mo., 15, 1724, Mary, daughter of Richard French, as per Chesterfield Records. She died 6 mo., 18, 1746, and he married, second, 8 mo., 21, 1747, Mary, daughter of John and Joanna (Murfin) Sykes.

Issue by first wife
48 Preserve Brown, born 6 mo., 26, 1729.
49 Richard Brown, born 11 mo., 10, 1732; married Sarah Taylor.
50 William Brown, born 1 mo., 3, 1740-1; married Rebecca Jones.
51 Abiah Brown, born 9 mo., 28, 1743; married Margaret Munro.
52 Sarah Brown, born 10 mo., 12, 1737; died 6 mo., 2, 1811; married, 11 mo., 11, 1756, at Chesterfield, Joseph Scholey.
53 Mary Brown, born 3 mo., 10, 1735; married, at Chesterfield, 8 mo., 12, 1756, John, son of John and Mary (Doughty) Jones.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
Abraham Brown and Asher Brown: Act to authorize them to erect and maintain a Milldam and other water works across the North Branch of Ancocas Creek, in townships of Northhampton and New Hanover, at Fork Bridge, Burlington County, about 1783.
Nicholas Brown and Sarah Rogers plead guilty to fornication and bastardy in Monmouth County Quarter Sessions.

Marriages Recorded at Freehold.
1795, Jan. 12. Mary Brown to Nathan Cramer.
1797, Apl. 17. Samuel Brown to Betsey Forrester.
1797, July 12. Catrine Brown to Kenneth Hankinson.
1800 Apl. 23. William Brown to Susannah Owens.
1802, Mch. 25. Abner Brown to Hannah Burdsail.
1802, May 4. Caleb Brown to Sarah Smith.
1S03, Sep. 1. Nancy Brown to Samuel Malsby.
1810, Feb. I0. Mary Brown to Ephraim Predmore.
1810, Mch. 16. Samuel Brown to Rachel Grey.
1811, Mch. 23. Elizabeth Brown to John Crane.
1811, Sep. 28. Mary Brown to Thomas Clevenger, both of Upper Freehold.

Among the wills on record at Freehold, for Monmouth Co., there is that of Samuel Brown, of Stafford township; made Oct. 11, 1836, proved Feb. 26, 1830. In it he speaks of his wife Rebecca: (she was the daughter of James Chamberlain). And he refers to his children as son Abraham; daughter Mahala Clevenger; sons Abraham and Isaac C, to whom he gave all the land that was left to my wife by her father; and sons Caleb and Samuel. To his three sons Abner, William and Jacob he left one dollar each.
And from the records of the Orphans Court, Monmouth Co., for the January Term 1840, there was obtained the following abstract: Application of Job Falkinburgh, who claims under Samuel and Abner Brown, two of the children of Rebecca Brown, deceased, for a division of the Real Estate, stating that the heirs are Abner, Samuel, Jacob, William, Isaac, Caleb, Abraham Brown, and Mahala Clevenger the wife of Elias, and Rebecca, Eliza Ann, Rachel, Joshua, Caleb and John Wesley the children of John Wesley, deceased.


Footnotes:

[1] Howard M Chapin, Documentary History of Rhode Island, Vol. 2 (1919), 117, [InternetArchive].

[2] A. Perry and Clarence. S. Brigham, editors, The early records of the town of Portsmouth (1901), 1, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive], [InternetArchive].

[3] John Russell Bartlett, Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, Vol. 1, 1636-1663 (1856), 70, [InternetArchive].

[4] Howard M Chapin, Documentary History of Rhode Island, Vol. 2 (1919), 64, [InternetArchive].

[5] A. Perry and Clarence. S. Brigham, editors, The early records of the town of Portsmouth (1901), 7, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive], [InternetArchive].

[6] John Russell Bartlett, Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, Vol. 1, 1636-1663 (1856), 73, [InternetArchive].

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