BROWNSOVER, a chapelry, in the parish of Clifton, union of Rugby, Rugby division of the hundred of Knightlow, N. division of the county of Warwick, 2 miles (N. by E.) from Rugby; containing 90 inhabitants. In the 13th of Edward I., John de Bosco claimed and was allowed a court leet here; and in the 11th of Edward IV., Thomas Bellers released all his lands in this manor to Richard Boughton, with whose descendants it continued for several generations. It afterwards passed with a female heir to Sir Egerton Leigh. The chapelry is situated on an eminence near the confluence of the Avon and Swift rivers, and on the road from Rugby to Lutterworth; and comprises by measurement 853 acres. The chapel is dedicated to St. Michael. The great tithes belong to Rugby grammar school, founded by Lawrence Sheriff, who was born here.