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Daniel Browning and Elizabeth Furness

HUSBAND:
Daniel Browning.
Born about 1588; son of William Browning and Dorothy Vernon. (S1).

He was christened on 10 December 1588. (S1).

He married Elizabeth Furness (widow Palmer) on 9 February 1612 in St. Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, England. (S1,S2).

His Will: (brackets indicate words not deciphered).
"In the name of God Amen. The (xxvth) day of July in the first yere of the Raigne of our Soveraigne lord Charles by the Grace of God King of England, Ffraunce and Ireland and of Scotland of the faith (etc.?) Anno dom one thousand sixe hundred twenty five I Danyell Browning of London Clothworker being of good and perfect mind and Remembrance praised bee allmightie god doe make and ordayne this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following Ffirst and before all things I comend my Soule into the hands of allmightie god hopeing by the meritts and precious blood of shednig of my Savior and only Redeemer Jesus Christ to have remission and pardon of all my sinnes and to bee receaved into his blessed kingdome among his elect Item I commit my Body to the Earth to bee buried in decent Buryall at the direction of my Executrix and Overseers hereafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Daniel (**it appears to read Daniel as opposed to Samuel, which is a recording error (or a transcription one on my part)) Browning sixe hundred pounds to bee employed to the best use and profitt of my said sonne until he shall accomplish the age of Twenty one yeares and then to bee payd him by my said Executors with the said profitts and [] thereof. Item if it soe happen that Elizabeth Browning my wife to bee [] with child, bee it with sonne or daughter and that it bee borne and live Till he or she shall come to the age of Twenty one yeares that then my said Executors should pay unto him or her the some of fower hundred pounds with the profitts and [] that shall arise thereof Item if my sonne Samuell shall depart this life before he come to the age of Twenty one years That then the said sixe hundred pounds bequeathed unto him To be payd and given unto the said child that my wife is now (conceaved) withall, at the tyme and age aforesaid Item if the said child wth [] my wife is now (conceaved) withall shall depart this life before it come to the age aforesaid that then the said fower hundred pounds To bee given unto my sonne Samuell at the tyme and age aforesaid being then living Item my will and desire is that my sonne Samuell and child that hereafter maye and shall be borne to be brought up by my said wife and she to have the (displosing) and bringing upp of them in godly learning and education with all other necessaries for theire due maintenance untill the said child or children shall accomplish theire ages as aforesaid shee being allowed Thirty pounds per anno if there bee two children or ffifteene pounds per anno if there for one out of the profitt increase of the one Thousand pounds Item my will and meaning is that if my said child or children shall departe this life before they shall accomplish the age aforesaid or that I dye without any issue and having not child Then I will and bequeath that within one yere after the decease of my said child or children that then Elizabeth Browning my loveing wife and Edmund Trench of London merchant whom I make and ordayne to be my Executors shall paye or cause to bee payd unto my Brother Michaell Browning five pounds per anno soe long as it shall please god to lett him live And to Brother Malachy Browning five pounds per anno for Twentie yeres if he shall live soe long Item I give unto Sarah Browning and Anne Browning my sisters five pounds apiece per annum for theire naturall lives and the Survivor of them to have the ten pounds [][] pounds to bee begin within one yeare after the decease of my said child or children Item I give unto Will Browning the sonne of my Brother Michaell Browning five pounds per anno or seaven yeares after the decease of my said child or children Item I give unto my (cosin) Edmond (Ffranke)
Ten pounds to bee payed within sixe moneths after the decease of my said child or children Item I give unto ten silenced ministers Twenty shillings apeece Item I give five pounds to bee given unto the poore at the discretion of my said Executors Item I give unto my ffather Will Browning and to my mother Dorothy Browning and to my ffather in law Ralph Ffurnesse and mother Rebecca Ffurnesse to each of them five poundes to bee bestowed [] Item I give to each of my Brothers and Sisters three pounds apeece to buy mourning withall Item I will that Will Browning the Sonne of Michaell Browning should have give towards his [] five pounds per anno for five yeares to bee payd fifty shillings every five months and to begin within sixe months after my decease Item for my man Isaac Sheppard and my maids I leave them to ye discretion of my Executors to give as they shall thinke fitting with residue of my Goods Chattles and whatsoever not hereby given and bequeathed after my funerall discharged my legacies and debts payd I give & bequeath unto my loveing wife Elizabeth Browning and Samuell Browning my Sonne whom I make my dull and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament And as for Edmond Trench merchant I have I have left his downe alsoe Executor But yet as a friend in trust, in case my wife should die, before she had or could administer and prove this my will That then the said Edmond Trench should prove and administer for the good of my sonne Samuell and for his paynes and care in the peformance thereof I will that he hath payd him the some of fifty pounds wthin one whole year after the decease of mee and my said wife And Thomas Sheppard of London Merchant and Henry Withers of London [] I desire them to bee Overseers of this my said Will And I doe intreat them to see the Same executed and performed according to my true intent and meaning before and alsoe hereafter declared and according to my trust [] in them and for theire paynes and care herein to bee taken I give to each of them five pounds apeece for to laye out in mourning and alsoe ten pounds apeece to be payd them within one yeare after my decease Item my will and desire is that if it shall please god to take mee and my wife out of this present world wthin five months after the writing hereof And that my sonne Samuell Browning should bee then living That then the aforesaid Edmond Trench if he bee then living to have the keeping and bringing up and the [] of him in his education untill the aforesaid age of xxi yeares And that he should bee allowed Twenty pounds per anno for and towards his said bringing upp being my desire that he maie bee well educated Alsoe my will is that if my said wife should bee taken out of this life wthin sixe months after my decease That then what estate shall come to my said wife shee to dispose and give awaie thereof but two hundred pounds to whom and where she pleaseth and for the remainder whatsoever it shall bee to come unto my said sonne Samuell Browning Item my will and desire is that if soe bee it should please god that my said child or children should not live to the age and tyme aforesaid That then the Said Edmund Trench should have one hundred pounds within sixe months after theire deaths And my desire is that one hundred pounds to bee given unto some good & holy uses as the said Edmund Trench and my Overseers shall thinke best And my desire is that one hundred pounds bee payd unto the [Worshipfull??] (Comp) to bee lent out unto ten poore worke men of the Said (Comp) to each of them ten pounds apeece for three yeres for nothing takeinge good Security for the repaying of it agayne at the end of three yeares And Soe to bee continued the like unto others forever and to the end of that this, that this may bee honestly and well performed my will and desire is that fifty pounds should bee alsoe payd and give unto the sayd (Comp) of Clothworkers, to to be [] out in [] for the use of the said (Comp) [][] All these moneys to bee payd and given wthin two yeares after the death of my said child or children Item my desire is that Thomas Sheppard and Henry Withers my Overseers to have xx pounds a peece more for theire care and paynes And for the residue of my estate that belongeth unto my child or children they departing theire lives before the age of sixteene yeares That then my desire and will is to have it equally devided betweene Michaell Browning my Brother and Sarah Browning and Ann Browning my Sisters if they shall bee then liveing if any one should bee dead as Brother Michaell then to Brother Malachy Browning if any of my Sisters or both to bee dead then to theire children and Will Browning the Sonne of Michaell Browning my Brother to bee equally devided And my desire is that there be not contention nor strife by any whom I have given anything, neither by themselves nor by any other for them either wth my Executors or Overseers whereby to molest or trouble either of them Yf any will or shall then my will is that whatsoever I have here given unto he or shee shall bee made [] voyd and of noe effect For I doe presume that neither my Executors nor Overseers will doe anything anything contrary to my will & meaning herein Sett downe and expressed doubting but they will with a good conscience doe all things for the best according to my true intent and meaning And I doe hereby renounce revoke [] all former wills and Testaments by mee heretofore made either noncupative or in writing In witnes I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seale this fift of August one thousand sixe hundred Twenty five Daniell Browninge [][][] conteyning three sheets of paper [] wth the Testators owne hand unto each of which he hath subscribed his name was by him Sealed and delivered for and as his last will and Testament in the [] of us Richard Barnard Georg ffaireclough Alexander Baynam John [][] to Tho Smith []" (S1).

He died in 1626. (S1).

Will proved 3 February 1626. (S1).

WIFE:
Elizabeth Furness.
Born in 1593 in England; daughter of Ralph Furness and Rebecca Blennerhassett. (S2).

She was christened on 20 September 1593 at St. Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, England. (S2).

She married (1) Daniel Browning on 9 February 1612 in St. Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, England. (S2).

She married (2) John Palmer after 1625. (S2). Named in the wills of her grandfather, William Blennerhassett, both husbands, and her father. (S2).

She died in 1635. (S2).

Her Will:
"Memorandum that I Elizabeth Palmer widdow dwelling in in Whites Alley in Colman Streete being now in perfect memory doe will and bequeath to Master Cardwell Ffarington marchante dwelling in Coleman Street all my estate and children desiring him to see them brought up and to have a (care) of them Also my will is that he shall (receive?) all the revenues of their portions from the Chamber of London and all [] towards their maintenance and soe I make him my sole Executor of this my last will Also I desire Mr. Edward Hopkins marchante dwelling in Coleman Street to be the Overseer of this my will And in case Mr Farrington dye then I (entrust) him to be an assistant to Mrs. Farrington in the care of my three children Sealed and delivered the twenty seventh day of January one thousand six hundred thirtie fower in the presence of Mr. Mathew Gilbert Agnes Gilbert her marke Elizabeth Palmer." (S2).

Her own will was proved in 1635. (S2).

CHILDREN of Daniel Browning and Elizabeth Furness:
  1. Nathaniel Browning.
  2. Daniel Browning.
  3. Samuel Browning.
  4. Rebecca Browning.
  5. Sarah Browning.
  6. Nathaniel Browning.


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