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Elizabeth Browne [Gromebridge], daughter of Ralph Groombridge and Joan Groombridge [Richardson]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
c 1622
Born
 
 
19th Jul 1640
Married
William Browne; Archdeaconry of Lewes Marriage Licence for William Browne of Withyham and Elizabeth Gromebridge of Rotherfield
Lewes Marriage Registers
 
1640/41
Birth of a son
Richard in the Parish of Withyham, Sussex
Withyham Parish Registers
 
1642 to 1655
Birth of a son
Ralph
 
 
1642 to 1655
Birth of a son
William
 
 
1642 to 1655
Birth of a son
Thomas
 
 
1642 to 1655
Birth of a daughter
Sara
 
 
1642 to 1655
Birth of a daughter
Joan
 
 
7th Jan 1683
Will
Groombridge Documents
 

The will of Elizabeth Groombridge widow Browne of Withyham, 1683

date written: 7th January 1683
place: Withiham in County of Sussex
executor: son William Browne
presence of : Thomas Maynard
mark of: Anne Devanish

The maintenance and bringing up of her son Richard Browne

The sum of twenty pounds is to be put out to 'such person, persons as my loving friends Thomas Maynard of Hamsell and Henry Weller of Eridge Green see fit', to provide interest with which to provide for the maintenance of son Richard Browne.
After the death of Richard, any remainder is to be divided equally among her sons William and Ralph Browne and her daughter Joan Packham. Meanwhile the interest amounting to twenty shillings a year is to be paid to Richard Browne on the feast days of ' St Michael the Archangel' and of the 'Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Maria'.
Richard is to receive as well ' my border chest, featherbed …… curtains, vallance, blanketts, pillows, bolsters, all that belongs thereunto, and three pairs of sheets marked with the letter R.'
Elizabeth's daughter Joane Packham is to bring Richard up. If Richard survives Joane, then his brother William Browne will take over the responsibility.

Legacies

Son William Browne: five shillings each to his four children
Son Thomas Browne: five shillings to him, and five shillings each to his two children
Daughter Joan Packham: fourteen pounds six months after the death of her mother and five shillings each to her four children
Daughter Sara Fidge: the wife of Richard Fidge. She is to receive twenty pounds which represents the remainder of the fifty pounds for when she married. This should be paid when her father-in-law has paid the one hundred and twenty pounds estate he vouched for their marriage.
Grandchild Ann Greenwood: five pounds on her marriage day
Daughters Joan Packham and Sara Fidge are to receive too: 'two best suites of wearing apparell, woollen and linnen'. All the rest of the apparell is to be divided among daughters Joan Packham and Sara Fidge and daughter-in-law Katherine, the wife of son William Browne, and Ann Greenwood, grandchild and daughter of Richard Greenwood.
Son Ralph: twenty pounds in two portions i.e. ten pounds after three months from the testatrix's death and another ten pounds two years after. He is also to receive 'my great iron pott with the brand iron thereto belonging, brewing tubb and my……tubb; two of my drinking vessells and my two keelers(?), brass furnace; iron potte, ………two paires of my lowe sheets and one paire of my……sheets and two tableclothes and two towells, my table and foreme and my joynd chest and my boarder box and my iron ……and three pieces of pewter.

 
Feb 1684
Died
In the Parish of Withyham, Sussex; widow
Withyham Burial Registers
 
20th Feb 1684
Buried
At St. Michael's Church in the Parish of Withyham, Sussex
Withyham Burial Registers

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Brown, Broune, Broun, Browne, Browner family records
Groombridge, Gromebridge, Groombridg, Grombridge, Groomebridge, Groomsbridge, Grombreg, Grombrege, Grombredge, Grumbredge, Grumbridge, Gromrege family records
The ancestral pedigree of Elizabeth Browne [Gromebridge]
  
 Ralph Groombridgem: 11th Dec 1615 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexJoan Richardson 
 b: c 1595 Rotherfield, Sussex  b: c 1595 Rotherfield, Sussex
  
    
 Ralph Margaret Elizabeth 
 b: c 1618 b: c 1620 b: c 1622
d: February 1684 Withyham, Sussex, widow
bur: 20th Feb 1684 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 
          
Parental
record
   
   
   
 William Brownem: 19th Jul 1640
Archdeaconry of Lewes Marriage Licence for William Browne of Withyham and Elizabeth Gromebridge of Rotherfield
Elizabeth Gromebridge 
 b: c 1620
d: March 1674 Withyham, Sussex
bur: 10th Mar 1674 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  b: c 1622
d: February 1684 Withyham, Sussex, widow
bur: 20th Feb 1684 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  
       
 Richard William Thomas Ralph Joan Sara 
 b: 1640/41 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 21st Mar 1640/41 St. Michael's Church, son of William Browne
d: August 1714 Withyham, Sussex
bur: 28th Aug 1714 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1642 to 1655
d: February 1697 Withyham, Sussex
bur: 16th Feb 1697 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1642 to 1655
d: July 1710 Withyham, Sussex
bur: 11th Jul 1710 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1642 to 1655
d: March 1733 Withyham, Sussex
bur: 11th Mar 1733 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1642 to 1655 b: 1642 to 1655 
                  
Family
record

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