Browne, James (1616-1685) (DNB00)
BROWNE or BROWN, JAMES (1616–1685), theologian, son of a father of the same names, of Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, matriculated at Oxford as a student of Oriel in 1634, and took his B.A. degree in 1638. He then left the university, and is said to have become a chaplain in the parliamentarian army and to have been an eager disputant. On the Restoration he conformed. He wrote:
- 'Antichrist in Spirit,' a work answered by George Fox in his 'Great Mystery of the Great Whore,' pp. 259, 260, where the author's name is spelt Brown.
- 'Scripture Redemption freed from Men's Restrictions,' 1673, and printed with it.
- 'The Substance of several Conferences and Disputes … about the Death of our Redeemer.'
[Wood's Athenæ Ozon. (ed. Bliss), iv. 604 Fox's Great Mystery (ed. 1669), 259.]