Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 -1683)

Sir Richard Browne was the only son of Christopher Browne of Sayes Court, Deptford and Thomasine Gonson. He served both Charles I and Charles II as Resident at the Court of France, and was created a baronet in 1649 by Charles II. His only daughter married the diarist John Evelyn who was his executor and residuary legatee. The library was sold at Christie's 22 23 June 1977 by order of the Evelyn trustees. The catalogue contains a full account of the bookstamps used by Sir Richard and his son in law John Evelyn, admirably illustrated.

Seat / Residence(s): Sayes Court, Kent
Library Auction Details: Christies (Evelyn sale) (22-23 June 1977)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 1) Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Arms Quarterly 1. A chief (Browne, augmentation of honour) 2. A griffin passant and a chief (Browne) 3. A fret with nine roundels on the crossings within a bordure (Trussell) 4. Quarterly per fess indented a crescent for difference (Fitzwarine) in fess point the hand of Ulster
Motto: Domino potiora
Supporters: An eagle displayed
Dimensions (height x width): 31mm x 26mm
Quarterings: 1. A chief (Browne, augmentation of honour) 2. A griffin passant and a chief (Browne) 3. A fret with nine roundels on the crossings within a bordure (Trussell) 4. Quarterly per fess indented a crescent for difference (Fitzwarine) in fess point the hand of Ulster
Heraldic Charges: chief, Heraldic Charges: fret, Heraldic Charges: griffin passant, Heraldic Charges: per fess indented, Heraldic Charges: roundels (9)
Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 2) Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 2)
Dimensions (height x width): 12mm x 12mm
Monogram: E B
Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 3)
Arms: A chief
Supporters: An eagle displayed
Dimensions (height x width): 18mm x 13mm
Heraldic Charges: chief
Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 4) Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 4)
Dimensions (height x width): 10mm x 11mm
Monogram: E B
Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 5)
Arms: A chief
Supporters: An eagle displayed
Dimensions (height x width): 13mm x 12mm
Heraldic Charges: chief
Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 6)
Dimensions (height x width): 8mm x 8mm
Monogram: E B
Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 7)
Arms: A chief
Supporters: An eagle displayed
Dimensions (height x width): 8mm x 6mm
Heraldic Charges: chief
Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 10)
Dimensions (height x width): 12mm x 9mm
Monogram: E B
Title: Browne, Richard, Sir, Baronet (1605 - 1683) (Stamp 8)
Dimensions (height x width):
Monogram: E B