John Browne (Parliamentarian)

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John Browne (1582 – 16 May 1659) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1653. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.

Browne was the son of John Browne of Frampton, Dorset. He matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, on 13 October 1598, aged 16. He was a student of the Middle Temple in 1599. In 1621, he was elected Member of Parliament for Bridport. He was re-elected MP for Bridport in 1628 but his election was declared void on 12 April. In June 1641 he was elected MP for Dorset in the Long Parliament and sat until 1653, surviving Pride's Purge in 1648. He was a commissioner on the trial of the King in 1649, but did not act.[1]

Browne died at the age of 78.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir William Bampfield
John Jeffrey
Member of Parliament for Bridport
With: John Strode
Succeeded by
William Muschamp
Robert Browne
Preceded by
Sir John Strode
Sir Richard Strode
Member of Parliament for Bridport
Succeeded by
Thomas Pawlet
Bampfield Chafin
Preceded by
Lord Digby
Richard Rogers
Member of Parliament for Dorset
With: Richard Rogers 1641–1642
Sir Thomas Trenchard 1645–1648
Succeeded by
William Sydenham
John Bingham