Browne, Joseph, Dd

Browne, Joseph, D.D.

an English divine and educator, was born at a place called the Tongue, in Watermillock, Cumberland, in 1700, and educated at Barton School, and at Queen's College, Oxford, where he took the degree of A.M., November 4, 1724, and was chosen one of the chaplains of the college. In April 1831, he was made a fellow of his college, and became a tutor of great eminence. He became rector of Bramshot, in Hampshire, May 1, 1746, and professor of natural philosophy in the university in 1747. While residing at Bramshot he was made chancellor and canon-residentiary of Hereford. In 1756 Dr. Browne was chosen provost of Queen's College, and in 1759 vice- chancellor of the university; in which offices he remained until disabled by a stroke of the palsy, March 25, 1765. He died June 17, 1767. His only publication was an edition of Cardinal Barberini's Latin Poems (1726). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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