BROWNE, Richard II (c.1628-84), of Lincoln's Inn and Debden Hall, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
Available from Boydell and Brewer



Family and Education

b. c.1628, 1st s. of Richard Browne I. educ. L. Inn 1646, called 1653, assoc. bencher 1661. m. by 1656, Frances (d.1684), da. of Edward Atkyns of Hensington, Oxon., 2s. (1 d.v.p.) 1da. Kntd. 30 May 1660; suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 24 Sept. 1669.1

Offices Held

Common serjeant, London 1661-71; commr. for oyer and terminer, London 1661, assessment, Essex 1677-80.2


Browne, a lawyer, achieved neither professional nor political eminence. He was returned for Wycombe on his father’s interest at the general election of 1660, largely in order to keep the republican intelligencer Thomas Scott out of the House. There was a double return, decided in his favour on 5 May. He was knighted with his