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This tree is made up of various entries that I had from various bits - identified to the best of my ability as well as substantial parts that come to me through the kindness of Tony BROWNE. His notes were based on the work of his uncle, Michael BROWNE - for whom I am also grateful. Although a letter written by my grandmother, June Edgar BROWNE alleges that the BROWNE family connects into the Sligo BROWNEs, I have not been able to establish and prove that link. We are close in terms of names and geography, but as yet there is no slam dunk. The next big clue may lie in a view of the James M. BROWNE (1724-1799) grave marker that has a family crest on it.
I await the kindness of others who may know more than I do.
Sharon Oddie Brown, updated January 27, 2009.

Descendants of James M. Browne - 5 Generations

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JAMES M.1 BROWNE (Source: Tony Browne.) was born 1693 (Source: Tony Browne.), and died 1763 (Source: Tony Browne, Because we have no sources for the date of birth or death, I do not know how reliable they might be. .).  He married ANNE HUME (Source: Tony Browne.) 1719 (Source: Tony Browne.). 

 

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Marriage: 1719 (Source: Tony Browne.)

       

Child of JAMES BROWNE and ANNE HUME is:

2.                i.    JOHN M.2 BROWNE, b. 1724; d. Jun 1799.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN M.2 BROWNE (JAMES M.1) (Source: Tony Browne.) was born 1724 (Source: Tony Browne.), and died Jun 1799 (Source: (1) Tony Browne., (2) Old Rossory Graveyard, BROWN     Erected by James Brown in memory of his mother Jane Brown who departed this life Oct. 3rd 1763 aged 37 years. Also his 2 sons James and Chas. who died young & father John Brown died June 1799 aged 75 years.   This stone has a very fine crest but is cracked across the middle.  Jane Brown, Enniskillen, 5 February 1817  Margaret Brown, Mullaghy, 8 February 1827  Mary Brown, 74, 13 July 1827  John Brown of Ashwoods, 80, 4 April 1834  Mary Brown, Silverhill, Devenish, 85, 23 November 1835  .).  He married JANE DUNDAS (Source: Tony Browne.) 1756 (Source: Tony Browne.). 

 

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Marriage: 1756 (Source: Tony Browne.)

       

Child of JOHN BROWNE and JANE DUNDAS is:

3.                i.    JAMES M.3 BROWNE, b. 1740, Glencunny, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland; d. 1818.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  JAMES M.3 BROWNE (JOHN M.2, JAMES M.1) was born 1740 in Glencunny, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland (Source: (1) Tony Browne., (2) www.seanruad.com, Glencunny is a townland of 220 acres, Co. Fermanagh, Barony Magheraboy, Civil Parish, Rossory, PLU Enniskillen, Ulster.), and died 1818 (Source: Tony Browne.).  He married JANE PLUNKETT (Source: (1) Tony Browne., (2) Notes, NOTE: William Conyngham Plunkett of Enniskillen was an MP and First Baron Plunkett his grandson 4th Baron Plunkett was Church of Ireland Bishop in Dublin. A letter from June BROWNE indicates the connection of Jane PLUNKETT to the PLUNKETTs of Enniskillen.  NOTE: Need to look in PRONI records for further data.    A little side note of possible interest is that Katherine Plunket (1820-1932) a grand-daughter of William Conyngham Plunket, 1st Baron Plunket 1764-1854 (who I believe also hailed from Enniskillen), lived to be 111 years old, was unmarried and is still the oldest Irish person who ever lived. Her father Thomas Plunket would have been in the right generation to be sister of Jane. This is wild-eyed speculation at this point when it comes to any family connection, but who knows?.) 1782.  She was born in Fermanagh, Ireland, and died 05 Feb 1817 (Source: (1) The Enniskillen Chronicle & Erne Packet, Given the Old ROssory data, this doesn't likely fit - but I have parked it here.  The Enniskillen Chronicle & Erne Packet  January 8, 1824  Enniskillen, County Fermanagh  At Paris, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Browne, wife of James Browne, Esq. M.P. for the county of Mayo., (2) Old Rossory Graveyard, This date is here based on a hunch.).

 

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Marriage: 1782

       

Child of JAMES BROWNE and JANE PLUNKETT is:

4.                i.    WILLIAM MONTEAGLE4 BROWNE, b. 1784, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland; d. 28 Jun 1845, Rossory, Fermanagh.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  WILLIAM MONTEAGLE4 BROWNE (JAMES M.3, JOHN M.2, JAMES M.1) was born 1784 in Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland (Source: Tony Browne.), and died 28 Jun 1845 in Rossory, Fermanagh (Source: (1) Tony Browne., (2) www.seanruad.com, Rossorry:  164 acres in Co.Fermanagh, Barony Magheraboy,Civil Parish Rossory, PLU Enniskillen, Province Ulster .).  He married JANE JOHNSTONE 1800, daughter of MALCOLM JOHNSTONE and MARY DUNDAS

 

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Marriage: 1800

       

Children of WILLIAM BROWNE and JANE JOHNSTONE are:

5.                i.    JOHN5 BROWNE, b. Abt. 1803.

6.               ii.    MARY ANNE BROWNE, b. 01 Jan 1801, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.

7.              iii.    ROBERT MONTEAGLE BROWNE, b. 10 Sep 1808, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland; d. Aft. 1862, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland.

                 iv.    THOMAS BROWNE (Source: Tony Browne.), b. 25 May 1806.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

5.  JOHN5 BROWNE (WILLIAM MONTEAGLE4, JAMES M.3, JOHN M.2, JAMES M.1) (Source: Tony Browne.) was born Abt. 1803.  He married CATHERINE GRAHAM (Source: (1) 2009 Jan 21 email Bob Graham, I am giving this Catherine the last name of GRAHAM based on a hunch - the time and place are both right. The first name came from TOny BROWNE's tree.   John Brown and his wife Catherine Graham also in Glencunny had baptised    1836 b. 02-Apr bapt. 06-Apr Mary Jane BROWN     John Brown and Catherine  Graham Glencunny  1837 b. 29-Jul bapt. 23-Aug Johnston BROWN     John Brown and Catherine  Graham Glencunny  1841 b. 22-Nov bapt. 08-Dec William Thomas BROWN  John BROWN and Catherine  Graham Glencunny Farmer., (2) Tony Browne, Her first name is from Tony BROWNE's tree.). 

       

Children of JOHN BROWNE and CATHERINE GRAHAM are:

                   i.    BELL6 BROWNE (Source: Tony Browne, The birth date given was July 25, 1803. This is clearly incorrect as the parents of Bell were likely to have been born in the early 1800s. I suspect this date is the Bell of a previous generation.).

                  ii.    JANE BROWNE (Source: Tony Browne, The birth date given was Dec 22, 1805. This is clearly incorrect as the parents of Jane were likely to have been born in the early 1800s. I suspect this date is the Jane of a previous generation.).

                 iii.    JOHN BROWNE.

                 iv.    JOHNSTON BROWNE, b. 29 Jul 1834, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (Source: 2009 Jan 21 email Bob Graham, from Rossorry C of I register.).

 

More About JOHNSTON BROWNE:

Baptism: 23 Aug 1837, Rossorry Church of Ireland, Fermanagh

 

                  v.    WILLIAM THOMAS BROWNE, b. 22 Nov 1841, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (Source: 2009 Jan 21 email Bob Graham, from Rossory C of I register.).

 

More About WILLIAM THOMAS BROWNE:

Baptism: 08 Dec 1841, Rossorry Church of Ireland, Fermanagh

 

                 vi.    MARY JANE BROWNE, b. 02 Apr 1836, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (Source: 2009 Jan 21 email Bob Graham, from Rossorry C of I register.).

 

 

6.  MARY ANNE5 BROWNE (WILLIAM MONTEAGLE4, JAMES M.3, JOHN M.2, JAMES M.1) (Source: Tony Browne.) was born 01 Jan 1801 in Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.  She married JOHN THOMAS GRAHAM (Source: 2009 Jan 21 email Bob Graham, I am basing this on a hunch.  In 1836 08-Jan Thomas Graham of Killanlander, Parish Kilskeery m. Mary Anne  Brown of Glencunny  Baptisms  1836 b. 11-Oct bapt.16-Nov William Thomas Graham son of Thomas Graham and  Mary Anne Brown of Glencunny.).  He was born in of Killander, Parish Kilskeery.

       

Child of MARY BROWNE and JOHN GRAHAM is:

                   i.    WILLIAM THOMAS6 GRAHAM (Source: 2009 Jan 21 email Bob Graham, from Rossory C of I register.).

 

 

7.  ROBERT MONTEAGLE5 BROWNE (WILLIAM MONTEAGLE4, JAMES M.3, JOHN M.2, JAMES M.1) (Source: Tony Browne, The birth date I have from Tony whose records came from Desmond BROWNE is: 15 Aug 1803. It may be that the intial source for this date was in error. I have substituted the date from Clyde WILLIAMS.  Tony Browne's records show that he died on March 1843 - but most of his children were born after this date.  .) was born 10 Sep 1808 in Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland (Source: Clyde Williams email - July 14, 2007, I have an original copy of the 1861 Census prepared by Robert Brown(e) (to have been completed on Sunday 7 April). In it he spells the surnames of the whole family as Brown, without the "e". He also spells his daughter Rebecca as Rebecka. In the Census he gives his age as 54 years, which ties in with a birth date I have of 10 September 1808. You refer to his wife as Margaret Macourt. He refers to her as Mary (McCourt), age 37 years in 1861, which puts her year of birth as 1824/5.), and died Aft. 1862 in Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland (Source: 1952 letter from June BROWN, "My grandfather Robert Browne came to Belfast, Ulster to reside & died a young man, broken in spirits and health sue to heavy financial losses. Glencunny had passed into other hands." 1952 letter from June BROWNE.).  He married MARGARET MACOURT (Source: Tony Browne, The name given in the sources that Tony has gives a last name of: Macourt. Clyde WILLIAMS gives the name as McCOURT, which I am using until otherwise informed.  NOTE: Tony Browne's files show her birth as 1830. This is unlikely since she would have been 12 years old at the birth of her first child.) Mar 1842 in Letterbreen, Drumbeorg, Parish of Cleenish, Fermanagh, daughter of JOHN MACOURT and ELIZABETH HOWE.  She was born Bet. 1824 - 1825 in Ashdown, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland (Source: Clyde Williams email - July 14, 2007, see entry on Robert BROWNE.), and died 1886 in Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland.

 

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Marriage: Mar 1842, Letterbreen, Drumbeorg, Parish of Cleenish, Fermanagh

       

Children of ROBERT BROWNE and MARGARET MACOURT are:

                   i.    WILLIAM6 BROWNE, b. 24 Dec 1842; m. SOPHIA.

                  ii.    ELIZA JANE BROWNE, b. 28 Jan 1844, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.

                 iii.    MARY ANNE BROWNE, b. 04 May 1846, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland; m. JOHN HOWE; b. Springfields, Dromore.

                 iv.    JOHN MONTEAGLE BROWNE (Source: (1) 1911 Census, Residents of house number 6 in Tullycarnon (Ardglass, Down). Farmer., (2) Notes, They lived in a house called "The White Lodge" near Coney Island. In the obit of his eldest son, he is described as living at Ringfad, Ardglass, Co. Down. His granddaughter, Dorothy Robertson, thinks that they had two residences for years, the other being in Knock, but they then moved full time to Ardglass.    John Monteagle Browne owned a drapery business. The last person known to be running it was Hugh Martin in the 1950s. He sold it and a few years later there was an "accident" and it burned down. There is some talk that the "accident" was part of the "troubles". It was rebuilt and is now a clothing store in Ardglass called C.W. Wills. Back when Browne ran it, people came from the surrounding areas to have their clothes made up. The bolts of cloth were displayed on the ground floor and the tailors and seamstresses worked upstairs.     In the marriage notice of his daughter, Jeannie Edgar, he is described as resident at: Tullycarnan, Ardglass and Knock, Co. Down.    Ardglass means Green Heights.  LDS 0101607  SOURCE: Tony BROWNE - Notes for JOHN MONTEAGLE BROWNE:  Once lived at 234 Crumlin Road, Belfast, Ireland.  Occupation listed as "Draper."  Moved his family to Tullycarnen, near Ardglass (a port on the Irish Sea), in County Down, Ireland.  Another Irish town of importance in the Browne family is Glencullen, south of Dublin.  Earlier members of the Browne family were born there.    Notes written by his [John Monteagle's] grandson Michael Browne:  "Christened at Rossorry Parish Church Jan 28, 1849.  Died age 70 years at Tullycarnon, near Ardglass, N. Ireland and buried with wife in Ardglass Parish Church Feb 21, 1919.  Church of Ireland.  John M. Browne left County Fermanagh for Belfast, Ulster, circa 1870 and had linen manufacturing and farming interests around there, living at Knock before his wife got left Tullycarnon, near the city of Mourne in 1895 when they all resided there.   His parents home, Glencullen in County Fermanagh was the Browne family home for quite a few generations, 40 miles from Sligo."  NOTE: Rossorry is in Fermanagh.    The family home burned down when his children were young SOURCE: Letter from Jeanne BROWNE, Feb 18, 1952 - "Our home was burned to the ground when we were children. All the family jewels and records a complete loss." This is unlikely to have been the Crumlin Street address as there is family shown living in it after they vacated. The last year that Brown, J, draper is shown to be resident at 234 Crumlin Rd. is 1895 (SOURCE: Belfast & Ulster Directory, 1895).     Roselands Belfast - see transcription of letter from BROWNE, Raymond.), b. 01 Jan 1849, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland (Source: Tony Browne.); d. 18 Feb 1919, Tullycarnen, Co. Down, Ireland (Source: 1901 Census, John Monteagle BROWNE's occupation is given as Farmer. The house had a stable, a harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn, a potato house and a shed for a total of 11 outhouses. The house was stone, brick or concrete with a roof of slate, iron or tile. There were 5-6 rooms (this would seem to indicate the addition happened after the census - likely when the family fully relocated from Belfast) and there were six windows in the front of the house (this might help to establish where the addition starts). There were only John & Susannah included as residents in 1901, which buttresses the notion that the grown children were all living elsewhere.); m. SUSANNA M. EDGAR, 23 Sep 1874, St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Ireland (Source: Tony Browne.); b. 30 Mar 1847, Tullycarnen, Co. Down, Ireland (Source: Tony Browne, NOTE: This may not be true. The 1901 Census indicates that she was born in Belfast. I will need to ask Tony about his sources (probably Desmond BROWNE).); d. 28 Oct 1921, Tullycarnen, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

 

Notes for JOHN MONTEAGLE BROWNE:

 

 More About JOHN MONTEAGLE BROWNE:

Burial: 21 Feb 1919, St. Nicholas Parish Church, Church of Ireland, Ardglass, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

 

Notes for SUSANNA M. EDGAR:

Her family was Church of England.

SOURCE LDS 0101608 Vol 1 p307  Died at age 74, Downpatrick was recorded as place of record (therefore given that we know the date of death & age at death, her birth date is likely 1847).

SOURCE: Tony BROWNE - The Edgars were reportedly from West Meath County, Ireland

The family home burned down when her children were young SOURCE: Letter from Jeanne BROWNE, Feb 18, 1952 - "Our home was burned to the ground when we were children. All the family jewels and records a complete loss."

SOURCE: Letter from Raymond BROWNE 2Sept2004 Susannah was quoted as saying, "Oh! I was never happier than I was when I was pregnant." (to the considerable annoyance of Ethel who suffered greatly from morning-sickness.)

 

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Marriage: 23 Sep 1874, St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Ireland (Source: Tony Browne.)

 

                  v.    GEORGE BROWNE, b. 03 Nov 1850, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.

                 vi.    CATHERINE BROWNE (Source: Clyde Williams email - July 14, 2007, I have a certificate, signed by a Canon Pratt on 18 June 1928, of an extract in the Register of Rossory Parish Church. This is for Catherine, daughter of Robert Browne, with an "e", and Mary McCourt, not Macourt. My father, Henry Alfred Williams (born 4 October 1901, died 24 September 1972) often referred to Aunt Kate who died 27 January 1938.), b. 11 May 1853, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland; d. 27 Jan 1938.

                vii.    ROBERT BROWNE, b. 23 Mar 1856, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland; d. 1924, Sidcup, Co. Kent.

               viii.    REBECCA BROWNE, b. 09 Jan 1859, Glencunny, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.

                 ix.    MARGARET BROWNE, b. 08 May 1863; d. 30 Sep 1917 (Source: Clyde Williams email - July 14, 2007, Margaret Brown(e) born 8 May 1863 and who died on 30 September 1917. She married my paternal grandfather, Thomas Williams, on 20 February 1889. In the Certified copy of an Entry of Marriage, Margaret is referred to, very informally, as Maggie Browne, with an "e", of Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast  .); m. THOMAS WILLIAMS, 20 Feb 1889, Probably Belfast.

 

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Marriage: 20 Feb 1889, Probably Belfast

 

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