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Christopher BROWNE I
Grace PINCHBECK
Agnes BEDINGFIELD
Husband:  Christopher BROWNE I
Birth:  1450, Stamford, LIN
Death:  1516, Hawkedon, SFK
Office:  Sheriff of Rutland, 1492, 1500, 1509
Military Service:  supported Edward IV against Warwick, awarded coat of arms by Edward for that service in 1480
Military Service:  assisted Henry VII at Bosworth Field in 1485
Father:  John BROWNE IV
Mother:  Agnes __?__
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Grace PINCHBECK
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Agnes BEDINGFIELD
Birth:  1485, of Co. Norfolk
Children with Grace PINCHBECK born in Stamford, LIN:
1.  Frances BROWNE, b. ca. 1470s married and had issue, but line soon daughtered out
Children with Agnes BEDINGFIELD born in Stamford, LIN:
2.  Edmund BROWNE, b. 1480
3.  Christopher BROWNE II, b. 1484
et al.
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom, ENG, England, LIN, Lincs, Lincolnshire, SFK, Suffolk, RUT, Rutland, NFK, Norfolk

Sources:

1.  Sir John Bernard Burke.  1996.  "Burke's American Families with British Ancestry." Pages 2529-3022 from Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry (1939, Burke's Peerage, London).  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD:
p. 2586
BROWNE formerly OF TOLETHORPE MANOR and STAMFORD

ROLLIN BROWNE, of New York, N.Y...

JOHN BROWNE [IV], of Stamford... had, by his wife Agnes, with other issue, an elder son, 

CHRISTOPHER BROWNE, of Stamford, Lincoln, and Tolethorpe, Co. Rutland, Sheriff of Rutland 1492, 1500 and 1509.  He supported Edward IV against Warwick, and, in 1480, was granted arms by that monarch, and later assisted Henry VII, fighting with him at Bosworth Field in 1485, for which services Henry VIII issued a patent 6 July, 1527, to his eldest son, Francis, authorizing him to appear with his head covered in the presence of the King.  He m. 1st, Grace, dau. and heir of John Pinchbeck, and by her had an only son.

1.  Francis, to whom the patent mentioned above was granted, the grandfather of Rev. Robert Browne, known as the "Reformer," who organized the 1st Separatist Church in England, at Norwich, in 1530.  His heirs became extinct in the male line.

He m. 2ndly, Agnes Bedingfield, of Co. Norfolk, and by her had further issue, of whom,

2.  Edmund, m. Joan, dau. by his 2nd wife, of David Cecil, of Stamford, the grandfather of Sir William Cecil (Lord Burleigh), the famous minister of Queen Elizabeth.

3.  CHRISTOPHER, of whom presently.

The third son,
CHRISTOPHER BROWNE...

2.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com). 

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