Individual Details

James Brown

(1623 - October 29, 1710)

James Brown was born in England and arrived in Plymouth Colony with his family about 1632. The Browns were not on the Mayflower but knew the group from Leyden and quickly connected with the pilgrims in Plymouth. James was able to bear arms and was an elected assistant- to the governor or judge. His will written in 1694 names his wife and children, siblings and friends


Birth1623England, United Kingdom
Civil1643able to bear arms - Plymouth, British America
Marriage1655Plymouth, British America - Lydia Howland
Civil1665Town services: elected assistant - Swansea, British America
WillOctober 25, 1694Swansea, British America
DeathOctober 29, 1710Swansea, British America
ProbateJanuary 11, 1711Swansea, British America
BurialEast Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


SpouseLydia Howland (1633 - 1711)
ChildJames Brown (1655 - 1718)
FatherJohn Brown (1585 - 1662)
MotherDorothy Unknown Brown (1594 - 1674)