Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My wife's ancestors - Fitzwilliam - Contents



Thomas Browne,
of Clongowes, Co.Kildare.
He purchased the medieval castle at Clongowes (or Clongowes Wood) in 1667.
He had issue:

  1. John Browne, born 1651.
    He mar 1685 to Mary Fitzwilliam.

    He died 27 Jan 1693, age 42 yrs [Burkes Irish, 1912].
    He was said to be bur St.Audoen's church, Dublin, and later reburied at Mainham graveyard, W of Clongowes, Co.Kildare.
    But burial not found in St.Audoen's parish records for Jan 1692-93 or Jan 1693-94. Not found either in St.Audoen's burial transcripts in [Ms 2063].
    It is probably confusion with his wife, who was bur at St.Audoen's.
    See scan of memorial at Mainham in Kildare Cemetery Records.

    Mary died 19 May 1693.
    She was bur 20 May 1693 in St.Audoen's [St.Audoen's par records].
    She is listed in St.Audoen's burial transcripts on p.102 of [Ms 2063]. Note on that page that 1794 is an error for 1694.
    She was later reburied at Mainham, Co.Kildare.
    They had issue:

    1. Stephen Fitzwilliam Browne,
      born est c.1686.
      He mar 1stly to his 1st cousin --- Fitzwilliam.
      He mar 2ndly, 1710 [Turtle Bunbury] or post-1722 [Burkes Irish, 1912] to Judith Wogan and had issue.
      He built new seat at Clongowes, Co.Kildare, 1718.
      It became known as Castlebrowne or Castlebrown.
      He died 1767.
      Clongowes was sold out of the family in 1814.
      It became the famous Clongowes Wood College, one of Ireland's oldest Catholic schools.

Burial of Mary Fitzwilliam inside the church of St.Audoen's, Dublin, on 20 May 1693.
From [St.Audoen's par records].

Clongowes, Co.Kildare

Clongowes, Co.Kildare, on 1829 to 1842 map.

Mainham graveyard, W of Clongowes, on 1887 to 1913 map.
The Wogan-Browne Mausoleum is just outside Mainham graveyard (to the S).
See modern satellite view.

Wogan-Browne Mausoleum, Mainham.
From the late Hermann Geissel.

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