d3: 1 Vol. ditto. --- The MS. collections of O'Luinin, before referred to, contain the following account of this family. --- "The genealogies of the Brownes of Ely, or Ballyrancain, in the County of Wexford, and partly of the Brownes of Galway, Limerick and Waterford." Christopher and Richard Browne, were the sonds of Sir Mathew Browne, of Mullrancain, by his first wife, Anne the daughter of Sir John Redmond, who resided near Bag and Bun in the County of Wesford. --- By his second wife, Cardula, daughter of Sir John Hore of Shankill, near Dungarvan, he had issue, 6 sons. --- 1, John, who went for Connaught, and settled himself at the Neale, where he married Mor ny Maille, daughter and heiress of Donal O'Maille, Lord of Umhaille in the County of Mayo, whose issue still remain, and are called Brunach na heille. --- 3, Walter, who went to the County of Limerick, and settled in Kilpeacan, near Limerick; he married Catherine, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John FitzGerald, knight of the Glen. --- 4, Edward Browne, who settled at Killeneaden? near Waterford, and married Anne Power, daughter and heiress of John Power. ---- 5, Sir David Browne, who settled near Galway, and married Bevann ny Flahertie, daughter of Morough O'Flahertie, of West Connaught, "from whom is descended Sir Dominick Drowne, whose issue now inherit a considerable estate, in and about Galway and in the County of Mayo." --- Then follows, "the true lineal descent, with and exact account of the genealogy of Sir Mathew Browne's ancestors, with all the intermarriages, since the first of the family came to Ireland, in 1169, all which was rescued from oblivion, by the Rev. Father in God, by Divine Providence, John Browne, bishop of Ferns, and sent to him to Sir Patrick Linegar, to be inserted in his books of antiquity, amongst the rest of the nobility of Ireland." Notwithstanding all this parade, it is certain that the acount given of John the second son of Sir Mathew Browne, is incorrect. The many noble and distinguished houses of the name in Mayo, viz. Westport, the Neale, Brownestown, Brownehall, Breafy, and Turin-Castle, (whose progenitors settled there in the reign of Queen Elizabeth) are of English descent, and no way connected in their origin, with the Brownes of Galway.