Welcome to the Robert Browne Foundation
The Robert Browne Foundation is a US Charity set up to create a lasting memorial to a man whose impact on American history is not only momentous, but largely unknown.
An Englishman, born in Tudor times and the son of a nobleman, Robert Browne devoted his life to his ideology of separating the Church from the State to create a better world for the common man. Jailed 32 times during his lifetime and risking his life on many occasions, he inspired a movement which ultimately led to 102 men, women and children boarding The Mayflower in 1620 and crossing the Atlantic. The rest, as we say, is history.
In order to ensure that his great man is not overlooked we aim to open up part of his ancestral home, (The Lilford Estate), so visitors can learn about this long forgotten heritage. Our program includes the opening of a museum, a 70 acre woodland trail (walked by Browne himself) leading to the remains of Browne's Church, along with a picnic site on Browne's Island where visitors can view Lilford Hall and the park. We are also working with education on both sides of the Atlantic in order that Robert Browne's place in history is recognised.