William Browne was born circa 1625 in Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Peter Browne (bef1600-1633) and Martha Weighte (1589-1630) and died 7 April 1694 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Mary Murdock (1625-1694) 1649 in Massachusetts.

Research Notes

On 16 July 1649 he married Mary Murdock. He settled first at Plymouth and was listed in 1643 as able to bear arms. At a town meeting there on 10 December 1646 it was voted that those who did not attend town meetings should pay 12 pence and William Brown was a signer.

He married Mary Murdock (1625-1694) and they had at least 5 children: Mary Brown (unmarried?) (1650-1693), George Brown (1651-1721) married Mrs. Mulford and Mrs. Knowles, William Brown (1654-1685) married Susannah Harding (1675-1769), Samuel Brown Sr (1656-1691) married Martha Harding (1662-1692), and John Brown (1658-1730)


Offspring of William Browne and Mary Murdock (1625-1694)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Brown (1650-1693)
George Brown (1651-1721)
William Brown (1654-1685)
Samuel Brown (1656-1691)
John Brown (1658-1730)



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