BROWNE, Francis John (1754-1833), of Frampton, nr. Dorchester, Dorset

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1806

Family and Education

b. 4 Oct. 1754, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of George Browne of Frampton by his w. Mary Kingbury. m. 11 Aug. 1796, Frances, da. of Rev. John Richards of Long Bredy, Dorset, s.p. suc. fa. 1777.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Dorset 1783-4.


Browne was returned for Dorset without a contest, and in William Adam’s list is classed ‘doubtful’. He voted for parliamentary reform, 18 Apr. 1785; against Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, but with Pitt over the Regency. No speech by him before 1790 is recorded.

He died 20 or 29 Mar. 1833.1

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: - Unknown -


  • 1. Hutchins, Dorset, ii. 298; Gent. Mag. 1833, i. 46