Charles Browne

???? - 1795


  1. Owner of Swansea estate at least 1790 until his death in 1795. Although given as of Great Britain in the Accounts Produce, Browne appears to have been resident at the time he made his will. The will of Charles Browne dated 04/05/1795, witnessed by men giving 'Swansea' as their address, and proved 03/08/1795 at London, was very simple, making his wife Lucy Browne his universal legatee. Although the identification remains tentative, this appears to be Charles Browne of Marchwiel Hall, the will of whose widow Lucy was proved in 1832, and the same man as Charles Browne of Reigate who was the heir of William Patrick Browne in 1789. Mrs Lucy Browne sold Marchwiel Hall in 1801 to another Jamaica slave-owner, Samuel Riley (q.v.).

  2. Charles Browne of Brownes Lodge in Reigate, Surrey, was one of the executors of William Peat of Jamaica, will written on his passage to Jamaica in 1791. William Peat died on a visit to Marchwiel Hall in December 1792.


  1. PROB 11/1264/109; Chester Courant 01/01/1793.

  2. PROB 11/1236/71.

We are grateful to Lyndall Keller for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Estates (6)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1790 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Joint owner
1795 [EA] - → Previous owner
1790 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner
1795 [EA] - → Previous owner
1790 [EA] - 1796 [LA] → Owner
1790 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Legatee → Testator
Notes →
Reportedly Charles Browne of Reigate received an estate worth nearly £200,000 from William Patrick Browne...
Deceased Husband → Widow
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship not yet fully...
Executor → Testator

Addresses (2)

Browne's Lodge, Reigate, Surrey, London, England
Marchwiel Hall, Denbighshire, North Wales, Wales