Warrington has the following: He had been gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Charles I, and resident in France for that monarch. He was created a baronet 1st Sepember 1649, and died 10th February 1683. Much is said of him in the diary of John Evelyn, who married his only child and heir; and thus became possessor of Sayes Court.
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Sir Richard Browne.
Browne (at the Restoration) returned unnoticed and empty-handed...undermined by the lack of recognition for his selfish service. Despite his efforts to pass the role to Evelyn, Browne was reappointed a clerk to the Privy Council, the post he had bought for £1,500 almost 20 years before.
(John Evelyn by Gillian Darley)
BROWNE, Sir RICHARD (1605-1683), diplomatist; educated at Merton College, Oxford; travelled in France; clerk of the council, 1641-72; resident at the French court for Charles I and Charles II, 1641-60; provided in Paris a chapel for Anglican services, a home for Anglican divines, and a cemetery for protestants; created baronet, 1649; returned to England, 1660.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
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John Evelyn's Diary – he and Mary Browne Evelyn live at Saye's Court, Deptford.
After John Evelyn settled at Sir Richard Brown’s home, Sayes Court, Deptford, during the time of Cromwell, he kept up a constant correspondence with his father-in-law, the King's envoy at Paris.
Although Evelyn's Royalist connection must have been known to Cromwell, it does not appear he met with any interruption from the government in London. Evelyn remained an Anglican and a Royalist throughout the Interregnum, but he also managed to have intimate friends amongst those connected closely with Cromwell; and to this we may attribute his being able to avoid taking the Covenant, which he says he never took.
John Evelyn even visited Paris during the exile years, and he and Mary Brown were married in the Chapel Sir Richard maintained for the use of the Court there.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.