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Subject: Re: Mary Browne, widow of Lord John Grey, of Pirgo,Essex and her alleged 2n...
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:27:00 EDT
This Anthony Browne is of the South Weald, Essex family, and nothing to do
with the Viscounts Montague family
In a message dated 18/07/2008 15:45:19 GMT Standard Time,
Dear SImon ~
Checking the National Archives catalogue just now, I didn't find the
lawsuit dated 1616, involving Lady Mary Grey, widow of Lord Joihn Grey
and Henry Capell, Esq., which you mentioned was cited in Warrand's
Hertfordshire Families (1907). The existence of the 1616 lawsuit,
however, proves my belief that Lady Grey did not die in 1614, as
stated without evidence in the article on the Capell family in Trans.
Essex Arch. Soc. n.s. 9 (1906): 243–272.
Regardless, I did find another lawsuit dated post-1588 which involves
a certain Anthony Browne, Esquire, and the Capell family. In the
lawsuit, Anthony Browne claimed a manor in Essex "by devise."
Possibly this lawsuit is of interest to you.
Scope and content
Anthony Browne esquire v Sir John Peter Henry Capell, Gamaliel Capell
and Nicholas Waldegrave. Claim by devise. The manor of South Weald
with a free warren or free chase; the parsonage of South Weald and the
manor of Costhall alias Costed Hall; the fair and markets of
Brentwood; the manor of Calcotts alias Caldecotts and a messuage in
Brook Street, which lately was the free chapel there, and certain
lands containing 100 acres, commonly called the Spittle Lands or
Chauntry Lands, and 36s. 3d. rent thereto belonging, and divers other
lands, late the possessions of Sir Anthony Browne, late one of the
justices of the common pleas; all which are situate in South Weald,
Shenfield, Duddinghurst, Brentwood, Brooke Street, Navestock, Keldon,
Gyngrave, Much Warley, Little Warley, Upminster and Clavering or
Short title: Browne v Capell etc.
Covering dates Between 1558 and 1603
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
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