Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet

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John Brownlow married Alice Sherard in 1676.

Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet (26 June 1659 – 16 July 1697) was an English Member of Parliament.


Belton House

Brownlow was the eldest surviving son[1] of Sir Richard Brownlow, 2nd Baronet of Humby, and Elizabeth Freke. He was educated at Westminster School. He succeeded his father as third Baronet of Humby in 1668 and in 1679 he inherited the Belton estates from his great-uncle Sir John Brownlow, 1st Baronet of Belton. He built the present Belton House between 1685 and 1687, creating new gardens and lakes. [2]

In 1686 he was treasurer of the Marshalsea and in 1688 appointed as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire. In 1689 he was elected to the House of Commons for Grantham, a seat he held until his premature death in 1697.


Brownlow married Alice, daughter of Richard Sherard, in 1676. He committed suicide in July 1697 after suffering from severe gout, aged only 38, without surviving male issue. He was succeeded in his title by his younger brother William Brownlow, who received Belton House on condition that John's wife Alice retained possession during her lifetime (she died in 1721). It would later pass to William's son John Brownlow, 1st Viscount Tyrconnel.

His remaining estate was divided among his daughters: [3]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Harrington
John Thorold
Member of Parliament for Grantham
With: Sir Willam Ellys, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir William Ellys, Bt
Sir John Thorold, Bt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Richard Brownlow
(of Humby)
Succeeded by
William Brownlow