Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
from L&M Companion(d. 1663). Naval officer. He served under the Commonwealth, and afterwards held only one command (that of the Rosebush). He married a sister of Sir William Batten and like him had a house at Walthamstow.
His wife: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/5732/
BROWNE, John,—commanded the Rosebush in the year 1660, by commission from the duke of York, as lord high admiral; but we have not been able to obtain any farther account of him.
---Biographia navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.
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