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ID: I9357
Name: Thomas **** BROWNING
Given Name: Thomas ****
Suffix: Sr.
Name: The Immigrant
Given Name: The Immigrant
Sex: M
Birth: Abt 1620 in Gloucestershire, England
Death: Jul 1674 in England
_UID: B111D1A953844D7D8A04B0CB7681BBE98146
Change Date: 29 Jan 2011 at 10:32
Came to the Colonies soon after Cromwell assumed control in England. Returned to England after the Monarchy was restored.

It has been reported that Thomas was found in records of Rappahannock Co., VA. as early as 1652, but apparently went back to England for his family, and returned there before his death. Records at the Maryland State Archives show Thomas and Hester with their 2 children John & Hester , who came to America about 1656/1657: Thomas Browning, wife Hester or Esther and children, John and Hester, enter Lancaster Co, VA, which was formed in 1651 from York/Northumberland [the part that became Essex Co, VA, in 1692]. This was probably Thomas Browning who acquired 450 acres of land at the head of Hoskins Creek in 1657. Location of this land is five or six miles southeast of what is now the Town of Tappahannock. It is probable that the Brownings arrived several years earlier than 1653 due to the lengthy of time involved in the process of selecting, surveying, and patenting or purchasing land. [Marion Nell Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, 1934, p. 477, had on 9 Apr 1664, land adjoining that of Thomas Browning on the S. & at the head of Hoskins Cr., beg. on the run side at the uppermost extant. Ibid., Thomas Meader, Orphan, 450 acres, Lancaster Co, 9 Apr 1664, p. 478, S. side of the head of Hoskins Cr., beg. near an Indian path. Granted to Thomas Browning 30 Nov 1657, assigned to John Cooke, who assigned to Thomas Meader, decd, & given by will to above named patentee.]
1663: Thomas Browning and his wife, Hester, sell their Essex land and move to Maryland accompanied by their son John. The elder Brownings purchased property from Abraham Morgan in Baltimore County (later Cecil County) that year in Nov.[Robert W. Barnes, Baltimore Co, Families, Baltimore: GPC Co, Inc, 1989. p. 78] It appears that Hester, daughter of Thomas and Hester Browning, married or was deceased prior to her family's entry into Maryland. It is clear that she did not accompany her parents to Maryland. At some point before 1674, Thomas and Hester Browning leave Maryland, probably returning to Gloucestershire, England, although some associations may be established with the Barbados and Jamaica. Thomas' estate settlement is not recorded even by inference in Maryland except for the notice cited under his son, John.

Marriage 1 Hester (Esther) (Mrs. Thomas) **** BROWNING b: Abt 1620 in England
Married: 1638 in England
Change Date: 29 Jan 2011
Has Children John **** BROWNING b: Abt 1640 in England
Has No Children Hester BROWNING b: Abt 1648 in England
Has Children Thomas BROWNING b: Abt 1650 in Nomini Forest, Westmorland Co., VA.
The cited information was sourced from Website / URL published on February 7th, 2011 <> The author/originator was Darlene Berchtold.
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