Sir William Brownlow, 1st Baronet

Sir William Brownlow, 1st Baronet (c. 1595–1666)[1] of Humby in Lincolnshire, was an English politician and barrister.

Arms of Brownlow: Or, an escutcheon within an orle of martlets sable


He was the second son of Richard Brownlow (1553-1638) of Belton in Lincolnshire, which manor he purchased, Chief Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, by his wife Katharine Page, a daughter of John Page[2] of Wembley in Middlesex. His elder brother was Sir John Brownlow, 1st Baronet (c.1595-1679) of Belton,[2] who was created a baronet "of Belton" one day before himself.


He was educated at St Mary Hall, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1610 or 1611.[citation needed] In 1617 Brownlow was called to the bar by the Inner Temple.[citation needed] Despite having been created by King Charles I a baronet, "of Humby, in the County of Lincoln", on 27 June 1641,[3] one day after the baronetcy of his elder brother, he became a Parliamentarian during the Civil War.[citation needed] From 1653 he sat in the Long Parliament for Lincolnshire.[citation needed]

Marriage and childrenEdit

In about 1624 he married Elizabeth Duncombe, daughter of William Duncombe, and had by her a daughter and a son:


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 6 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke (ed.). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 90.
  3. ^ Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson (ed.). The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. III. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 303.
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Humby)
Succeeded by
Richard Brownlow