William Henry Browne

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William Henry Browne

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William Henry Browne (1800-1877), Church of England clergyman, was born at Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, the eldest son of Henry Browne, barrister of Ballinvoher. He was educated at Charleville school and at Trinity College, Dublin, (B.A., 1822). He first studied medicine but turned to theology. In 1824 he was ordained deacon, appointed curate of Whitechurch, and priested. In 1828 he obtained the degree of LL.D., and, under the sign manual of George IV, was appointed colonial chaplain on 27 February; he sailed from Cork in the Coronet and arrived in Hobart Town in October. For more information see : http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/browne-william-henry-1837


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