BROWNE, Robert III (by 1504-68/69), of Colchester, Essex.
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Family and Education
b. by 1504, s. of Robert Browne of Colchester by Joan. m. Agnes, at least 1da.1
Serjeant-at-mace, Colchester 1525, alderman 1537, bailiff 1546-7, 1548-9, Mar. 1551, 1556-7, 1560-1.2
Robert Browne followed both his father’s trade of grocer and his career in the service of the town. The two were conjoined as bailiffs in 1548 but the father probably died in the following year. The Robert Browne who had served on the jury of presentment for the trial of the abbot of Colchester in 1539 was probably the father.3
Browne is known to have been Catholic in religion. Under Mary