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Sir William BROWNE
Dame Margaret STOKE
Husband:  William BROWNE
Birth:  1410, of Stamford, LIN
Death:  14 Apr 1489
Disposition:  buried All Saints' Church south chapel cemetery, Stamford, LIN
Occupation:  wool merchant
Office:  Lord Mayor and Merchant of the Staple of Calais, France
Office:  Alderman of Stamford; Sheriff of Rutland
Achievement:  funded the steeple of All Saints' Church, Stamford, LIN
Achievement:  founded 1485, Browne's Hospital, Stamford, LIN
Father:  John BROWN III
Mother:  Margery __?__
Marriage:
Wife:  Margaret STOKE / STOKKE / STOKES / STOCK, Heiress of Warmington Manor
Birth:  of Warmington, NTH
Death:  28 Oct 1489
Disposition:  buried All Saints' Church south chapel cemetery, Stamford, LIN
Father:  John STOKE
Mother:  Agnes __?__ ( -1465)
Child:
1.  Elizabeth BROWN, b. ca. 1441; d. 1511; m. Sir John ELMES, Kt. (c1430s-1491)
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom, ENG, England, LIN, Lincs, Lincolnshire, RUT, Rutland, NTH, Northants, Northamptonshire

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

JOHN BROWNE [III], of Stamford... issue by his wife, Margery,

1.  William, of Stamford, Alderman, 1435, 1444, 1449, 1460, 1466, 1470, Sheriff of Co. Rutland 1467, 1475, 1483, 1486, and probably of Co. Lincoln in 1478, built the steeple of All Saints Church and founded Browne's Hospital in Stamford, an institution which is still flourishing, m. Margaret, dau. of John Stoke, of Warmington, and d. 1489, leaving issue, an only dau.

2.  William Browne (Mayor of the Calais Staple) (online at Wikipedia).

3.  Biography of William Browne Esq (online at lilfordhall.com).

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