John Mackerell and Anne Browne

John Mackerell was born in 1643 in Norwich, Norfolk, England to parents John Mackerell (1618-1659) and Abigaile Anton (1620-1695).

St Johns, Lakenham, Norwich, Norfolk

At the age of 26 years John married Anne Browne  on 24 August 1669 at the church of St John, Lakenham in Norwich, a mile south of the city centre of Norwich.

Anne Browne was born 31 December 1746 in Lakenham, to parents Elias Brown (1605-1660) and Ann Vout (1619-1710).

Elias was a clockmaker and goldsmith working in Norwich from 1633 to 1660.  He also served as Sheriff of Norwich.

Elias’s daughter Ann Browne was baptised on 6 January 1647 at St Peters Mancroft in Norwich.

St Johns Lakenham marriage register

John and Anne had eleven children, and all were baptised at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich –

  1. Ann b 1670 d 1681 Norwich
  2. Elizabeth b 1671 d 1719 Norwich married Rev Peter Finch, 8 children.
  3. Mary b 1672 Norwich
  4. John b 1673 Norwich
  5. Peter b 1675 d 1697 Norwich
  6. Charles b 1677 d 1728 Norwich married Mary Demee, 9 children. Will 1728.
  7. Benjamin b 1679 d 1679 Norwich
  8. Sarah b 1681 marr Thomas Bayly, 3 children.
  9. Anne b 1682 married William Slater, 3 children.
  10. Benjamin b 1685 d 1738
  11. Elias b d 1686


A plaque in the church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich records the burial of Benjamin 1679 and Anne 1681, children of John Mackerell and his wife Anne. British History Online.