BROWNE, alias BEVILL, Thomas (by 1521-96), of Halsdon, nr. Cookbury and Langtree, Devon.
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Family and Education
Escheator, Devon 1562-3; feodary, Cornw. by 1564-75 or later; coroner, Devon by 1570.2
Thomas Browne claimed gentle birth but he may have been illegitimate as he alone of his family used an alias. A grounding in the law would have been of value to his career in local administration and he was perhaps the Thomas Browne admitted to Lincoln’s Inn in 1536. His inheritance under the will of John Brow