Samuel Browne (MP for Rutland)

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Samuel Browne (c. 1634–1691) was an English landowner and MP.


Samuel Browne was the son of John Brown of Stocken Hall, Stretton in the county of Rutland and a nephew of Samuel Browne (d. 1668).[1] He was admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1650,[2][1] and he succeeded his father c.1639.[3]

He was appointed a militia commissioner by the Rump Parliament in 1659, and was M.P. for Rutland in the Convention Parliament of 1660, (his more famous and influential uncle was also a member of that parliament, member for the constituency of Bedfordshire).[1]

He served as deputy lieutenant for Rutland from 1671 to 1682 and from 1690 until his death and was appointed Sheriff of Rutland for 1676-77.[4]


He married Anne (the daughter of John Tighe of Calceby, Lincolnshire) before 1655. They had a son who died before him and four daughters who survived him.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Henning 1983, p. 735.
  2. ^ "Browne, Samuel (BRWN650S)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Henning 1983, p. 735 cites Vis. Rutland (Harl. Soc. lxxiii), 35-36; PCC 77 Vere.
  4. ^ Helms & Cruickshanks 1983.
  5. ^ Henning 1983, p. 735 cites VCH Rutland, i. 200-1, ii. 145-8; PCC 77 Vere.


  • Helms, M. W.; Cruickshanks, Eveline (1983), "Browne (Brown), Samuel II", in Henning, B.D., The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, History of Parliament Online 
  • Henning, Basil Duke (1983), The House of Commons, 1660-1690, Boydell & Brewer, p. 735, ISBN 978-0-436-19274-6