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DEBRETTS ILLUSTRATED BARONETAGE. 75 Grandchildren of the late William Broun, Esq., and son of 6th baronet : Issue of the late Peter Nicholas Broun, Esq., Colonial Sec. of Swan River, b. 17 , d. 1846 :

. 1824, Caroline, da. of James Simpson, Esq.

M'Bride, b. 18 James, b. 18 . Charles, b. 18 . Five daughters. Issue of the late Richard M'Bryde Broun, Esq., b. 1801, d. 1857 : m. ist, 1837, Anne, da. of George Leake, Esq. ; 2ndly, Charlotte, da. of Gen. Herbert : William Luke, b. 1850: is in P. and O. Co.'s Service : /. 1886, Harriet Louisa, da. of the late William Boodle, Esq., Solicitor, of Cheltenham, and has issue living, William Frederic McBryde, b. 1887. Mary McBryde Eliza. Residence, This family is descended from George Broun, who married, 15 , Jean Hay, daughter of Lord Yester, ancestor of the Marquess of Tweeddale. The dowry of the lady consisted of the famous <l Coulston Pear," which her remote ancestor, Hugo de Gifford, of Yester, a famous necromancer, who died 1267, was supposed to have invested with the extraordinary virtue of securing unfailing prosperity for the family who might possess it. This pear is still preserved at Colstoun, and even when .shorn of its superstitious surroundings, is, nevertheless, a wonderful vegetable curiosity. Sir George Broun, 2nd baronet, married Lady Elizabeth M'Kenzie, daughter of the ist Earl of Cromarty, and it is reported that during the first night after her marriage when she slept at Colstoun, she dreamed she had eatefi the pear. Her brother-in-law looked upon this as a bad omen, and expressed great fears that she would be an instrument to destroy the house of Colstoun. Be this as it may, Sir George sold the estates, and in 1718 was drowned with his family in the Tyne. BROWN, Creation 1863, of Liverpool, Lancashire. Sir WILLIAM RICHMOND BROWN, 2nd Baronet, son of Alexander Brown, Esq., el. son of ist Baronet ; b. Jan. i6th, 1840; s. his grandfather, Sir WILLIAM, 1864; formerly Hon. Col. ist Vol. Brig. Lancashire Div. R.A. ; is a J.P. for North- amptonshire (High Sheriff 1873): tn. 1862, Emily, da. of the late Gen. William Thomas Blevvett Mountsteven, and has issue. issuant out of a wreath of oak vert, holding a sinister hand proper. Seat Astrop Park, King's Sutton, Northamptonshire. Town Resi- dence 34, Chesham Place, S.W. Club Union. Est concordia fratium. There is unity among Sons living MELVILLE RICHMOND, b. Oct. isth, 1866. brothers. Frederick Richmond, b. 1868. Daughters living Ethell Richmond. Alice Richmond. Margaret Richmond. Dora Richmond. Brothers living James Clifton, b. 1841; ed. at Trin. Hall, Camb. (M.A. 1867); is a J.P. for Sussex, Hon. Col. 2nd Brig. Lancashire Div. R.A. ; sat as M.P. for Horsham (L) 1876-80: in. 1866, Amelia, da. of Charles Rowe, Esq., and has issue living, Howard Clifton, b. 1868, Edward Clifton, b. 1870, Francis Clifton, b. 1873, Douglas Clifton, b. 1879, Louisa Clifton, Mildred Clifton, Elsie Clifton, Isla Clifton. Residences, Holmbush, Horsham; 32, Ennismore Gardens, S.W. Clubs, New University, Reform, Liverpool Reform. Alexander Hargreaves, M.P., b. 1844; was Cornet sth Dragoon Guards 1864-6; is Hon. Col. ist Vol. Brig. Lancashire Div. R.A., and a J.P. for Lancashire; sat as M.P. for Wenlock (L) 1868-85, since when he has sat for Wellington Div. of Shropshire : m. 1876, Henrietta Agnes Terrell, da. of Charles R. Blandy Esq., of Madeira, and has issue living, Gordon Hargreaves Brown, b. 1880, Walter Hargreaves, b. 1881, Agnes Sara Hargreaves, Gladys Emily Hargreaves. Residence, 12, Grosvenor Gardens, S.W. Clubs, Brooks's, Reform, Palatine. Sir William Brown, ist baronet, an eminent merchant in Liverpool and New York, sat as M.P. for South Lancashire 1846-59, and was High Sheriff of Lancashire 1863. He established the mercantile firm of Brown, Shipley, and Co., Liverpool, and founded, in 1860, the Public Library and Museum in William Brown Street, Liverpool, at a cost of .42,000, and for that and other services to Liverpool he was created a baronet. BROWNE, Creation 1797, of Johnstown, Dublin. [Extinct 1890.] Sir CHARLES MANLEY BROWNE, 3rd and last Baronet. WidOW living Of 2nd Baronet LETITIA (Lady Browne-De Beauvoir), da. of the late Rev. Charles Mann (R. of Southery), of Denver Hall, Downham : in. 1867, as his second wife, Sir John Edmund Browne-De Beauvoir, 2nd Bart., who d. 1869, having assumed in 1825 by royal licence the additional surname of De Beauvoir. Residence. Browne (Cave-Browne-Cave), see Cave. Browne-De Beauvoir, see Browne.