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Richard Browne was born 1575 in Hawkedon, Suffolk, England to Robert Browne (1549-1629) and Lydia Sayers (1556-1611) and died 10 April 1662 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes.


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Watertown Founders Monument

Watertown Founders Monument

He is listed on Watertown Founders Monument, commemorating the first settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts. The town was first known as Saltonstall Plantation, one of the earliest of the Massachusetts Bay Colony settlements. Founded in early 1630 by a group of settlers led by Richard Saltonstall and George Phillips, it was officially incorporated that same year. The alternate spelling "Waterton" is seen in some early documents.



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