Anthony-Maria Browne, 2nd Viscount Montagu

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Anthony-Maria Browne
Cowdray Ruins.jpg
The ruins of Cowdray House
Spouse(s) Jane Sackville
Francis Browne
Anthony Browne
Francis Browne, 3rd Viscount Montagu
Mary Browne
Katherine Browne
Mary Browne (again)
Frances Browne
Anne Browne
Lucy Browne
Noble family Browne
Father Anthony Browne
Mother Mary Dormer
Born 1574
Died 23 October 1629
Buried Midhurst, Sussex

Anthony-Maria Browne (1574 – 23 October, 1629) was an English peer during the Tudor and Stuart period.

He was born in 1574, the son of Anthony Browne (22 July 1552 – 29 June 1592),[1] eldest son of Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu, and Mary Dormer. He became the Second Viscount Montagu at the age of 18 on the death of his grandfather in 1592,[2] from whom he inherited an estate worth between £3600 and £5400 per annum.[3]

In 1591 Browne married Jane Sackville, daughter of Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, and by her had issue:[4]

Anthony-Maria Browne was arrested in connection with the Gunpowder Plot and spent about a year in the Tower of London.

He wrote a book on how to manage a nobleman's household entitled "A Booke of Orders and Rules".[5]

He died on 23 October 1629 and is buried in Midhurst Church.


  1. ^ Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd ed., vol. III, pp. 228-9.
  2. ^ Cokayne, G. E. Complete Peerage Reprinted Gloucester 2000 Vol. IX, p. 100
  3. ^ Elzinga 2004; Scott 1854, p. 173.
  4. ^ Questier 2006, p. 522; Richardson I 2011, p. 45; Scott 1854, p. 173.
  5. ^ Scott 1854, p. 173.


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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Anthony Browne
Viscount Montagu
Succeeded by
Francis Browne