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Robert Clayton Browne 1836 - 1906.

Carlow Sentinel.

December 1906.

Death of Robert Clayton Browne, Esquire.

With deep regret we announce the death of Mr Robert Clayton Browne, which occurred on Friday 14th December 1906, at his temporary residence, Green Ville, near this town.

The deceased gentleman, who was unmarried, was born 3rd May, 1838, and was the third and youngest son of the late Robert Clayton Browne, Esquire, D.L., of Browne's Hill, Carlow, by Harriette-Agusta, third daughter of the late Hans Hamilton, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Carlow, and for many years Member of Parliament for County Dublin.

Owing to delicate health Robert did not at any time take an active part in the public affairs of his native county, but was a zealous and earnest friend of every philanthropic and charitable movement, and a generous supporter of the Church of Ireland at and after its disestablishment.

Kind hearted and generous in disposition he enjoyed the love and esteem of a large circle of relatives and friends by whom, as well as by the general community, his death, which occurred after a long illness, borne with patient resignation, is deeply deplored.

On Tuesday the interment took place in the family burial ground in Killeshin. The remains were enclosed in a suite of lead-lined coffins, were brought into Carlow Church, where the first portion of the solemn burial service was read by the Very Rev. Dean Finlay and the Ven. Archdeacon Hatchell.

After the special Lesson, the Hymn "Lead Gently Light" was sung, and as the coffin was borne out of the church, the Dead March was played.

The chief mourners were Mr William Browne-Clayton, D.L., brother; Major Browne-Clayton, Mr D.R. Pack-Beresford, D.L., Mr Reynell Pack-Beresford and Mr Hugh Pack-Beresford, nephews.