BROMLEY FAMILY

Benedict De BROMLEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1170, King's Bromley, Staffordshire, England

Died: ABT 1225

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Geoffrey De BROMLEY


Geoffrey De BROMLEY

Born: BEF 1212, King's Bromley, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1272, King's Bromley, Staffordshire, England

Father: Benedict De BROMLEY (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Phillipa BAGOT

Chilren:

1. Robert De BROMLEY

2. Richard De BROMLEY


Richard De BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1238, Bromley, Cheshire, England

Died: ABT 1297, Bromley, Cheshire, England

Father: Geoffrey De BROMLEY

Mother: Phillipa BAGOT

Married:

Children:

1. Ranulph De BROMLEY


Ranulph De BROMLEY

Born: 1268

Died: 1330

Father: Richard De BROMLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Richard De BROMLEY

2. Roger De BROMLEY

3.

4. Walter De BROMLEY


Richard De BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1290

Died: 1360

Father: Ranulph De BROMLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Walter De BROMLEY

2. William De BROMLEY of Badinton

3. Roger De BROMLEY of Barkesford


Walter De BROMLEY

Father: Richard De BROMLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Lettice BROMLEY


Lettice BROMLEY

Father: Walter De BROMLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: John COLMONDELEY of Chorley


Roger De BROMLEY of Barkesford

Notes: Ancestor to the Bromleys of Barfkesford.

Father: Richard De BROMLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Lettice CHOLMONDELEY (dau. of Hugh Cholmondeley and Isabel Harcourt)


John De BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1294

Father: Ranulph De BROMLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William BROMLEY


William BROMLEY

Born: ABT 

Died:

Father:

Mother: ¿?

Married: Amabilla De CHETELTON (dau. of Mathew De Chetelton and Joan Clifton) (w. of John De Lascy) 1345

Children:

1. Richard BROMLEY

2.


Richard BROMLEY

Born:

Died:

Father: William BROMLEY

Mother: Amabilla De CHETELTON

Married: Agnes PRAERS (dau. of William Praers and Lettice Wittenhall) ABT 1369

Children:

1. John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)


John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)

Born:  Baddington, Cheshire, England

Died: , France

Notes: aka Bromlegh, Bromleh.

Father: Richard BROMLEY

Mother: Agnes PRAERS

Married: Margery MASSEY (dau. of John Massey and Alice Worsley) 1385

Children:

1. William BROMLEY of Badington


William BROMLEY of Badington

Born: ABT 

Died: ABT 

Notes: William had previously been betrothed to Agnes Mainwaring, but Agnes died before the marriage and he married her sister Margery

Father: John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)

Mother: Margery MASSEY

Married: Margery MAINWARING (b. 1392 - d. 1436) (dau. of Randall Mainwaring and Margery Venables) (m.2 John Needham)

Children:

1. John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)

2. Margaret BROMLEY


Margaret BROMLEY

Died: 1454, Baddington, Cheshire, England

Father: William BROMLEY of Badington

Mother: Margery MAINWARING

Married: William HEXSTALL (Sir) (son of Richard Hexstall and Anne Grovehurst) 1425, East Peckham, Kent, England

Children:

1. Margaret HECKSTALL (m.1 William Wettenhall - m.2 Sir Henry Ferrers)

2. Joan HEXTALL


John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)

Born: ABTBaddington, Nantwich, Cheshire, England

Died: 1488, Baddington, Cheshire, England

Father: William BROMLEY of Badington

Mother: Margery MAINWARING

Married 1: Joan HEXSTALL (dau. of Richard Hexstall and Anne Grovehurst) (b. 1413 - d. 1453)

Children:

1. Isabel BROMLEY

2. Margaret BROMLEY

3. Margery BROMLEY

Married 2: Martha WOODVILLE

Associated with: ¿?

Children:

4. Thomas BROMLEY


Isabel BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1437, Baddington, Cheshire, England

Died: 1489, Cranage, Congleton, Cheshire, England

Father: John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)

Mother: Joan HEXSTALL

Married: William NEEDHAM (Sir) (b. 1450 - d. 1498) (son of Thomas Needham and Maud Brereton)

Children:

1. Robert NEEDHAM (Sir) (b. 1476 - d. 4 Jun 1556) (m. Agnes Mainwaring)

2. Margaret NEEDHAM (m. 1 Thomas Whittington - m.2 Thomas Milbourne)

3. William NEEDHAM (b. 1495 - d. 23 Mar 1545) (m. Isabel ?)


Margaret BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1438, Baddington, Cheshire, England

Died: 1469

Father: John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)

Mother: Joan HEXSTALL

Married: Thomas STANLEY (Sir)

Children:

1. Margaret STANLEY


Margery BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1450, Baddington, Cheshire, England

Father: John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)

Mother: Joan HEXSTALL

Married: John HARPUR (Sir)

Children:

1. Elizabeth HARPUR (m. William Leigh)


Thomas BROMLEY

Born: ABT 

Died: ABT 

Father: John BROMLEY of Badington (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Jane PARKER

Children:

1. John BROMLEY (Monk at Sheen)

2. Richard BROMLEY

3. Robert BROMLEY

4. Thomas BROMLEY

5. Roger BROMLEY (Priest)

6. Margaret BROMLEY (Nun at Syon)

7. William BROMLEY of Nantwich


Margaret BROMLEY (Nun at Syon)

Died: BEF 1518

Notes: nun at Syon.

Father: Thomas BROMLEY

Mother: Joan PARKER


William BROMLEY of Nantwich

Born: 1500

Died: AFT 

Notes: related to the well-known legal family, is described in the visitations of Shropshire and Cheshire as comptroller to Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby. Since the Earl exercised considerable influence in Liverpool, usually nominating one Member, it must have been this William Bromley who sat four times for Liverpool and not any of his namesakes, notably William Bromley of Stoke in Shropshire, brother of Sir Thomas Bromley, the chief justice of the common pleas. It was also presumably he who in July 1546 received a 21-year lease of escheated lands in Cheshire. In Jan 1553 a grant of lands to the earl included Cheshire lands in the tenure of William Bromley.

The only known feature of Bromley’s parliamentary career is his inclusion among the Members of the Parliament of Nov 1554 who were prosecuted in the following Easter term for having been absent from the House without licence when a roll-call was taken early in Jan 1555. The information against him was not followed by any further process, a circumstance which might imply that Bromley was absent on other than political or religious grounds, unless the silence which descends on Bromley at this point signifies his early death. He appears to have made no will and he is not mentioned in that of his master the earl, who died in 1572. If Bromley died during the reign of Mary (perhaps soon enough after his prosecution to explain its discontinuance) he would not have lived to see any of his children married, his eldest son William to a daughter of Edward Underhill and his third son Roger to a daughter of Sir John Harington of Exton. Such seemingly reformist affiliations are offset by the recollection that Bromley’s elder brother John was a Carthusian monk at Sheen and his sister Margaret a Bridgettine nun at Syon. See: https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/bromley-william-1525-55-or-later.

Father: Thomas BROMLEY

Mother: Jane PARKER

Married: Margaret ALEXANDER (dau. of Nicholas Alexander of Dover)

Children:

1. Roger BROMLEY

2. William BROMLEY

3. Margaret BROMLEY

4. Robert BROMLEY

5.

6.


Roger BROMLEY

Father: William BROMLEY of Nantwich

Mother: Margaret ALEXANDER

Married: Catherine HARRINGTON


William BROMLEY

Father: William BROMLEY of Nantwich

Mother: Margaret ALEXANDER

Married: Ellen UNDERHILL (dau. of Edward Underhill and Joan Perrins)


Margaret BROMLEY

Father: William BROMLEY of Nantwich

Mother: Margaret ALEXANDER

Married: John MASTERSON


Robert BROMLEY

Father: William BROMLEY of Nantwich

Mother: Margaret ALEXANDER

Married: Ellen MAINWARING


Catherine BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1560

Died: 5 Sep 1592

Father: William BROMLEY of Nantwich

Mother: Margaret ALEXANDER

Married: Gabriel WETTENHALL (son of Thomas Wettenhall and Margery Masterson)

Children:

1. William WETTENHALL

2. Margaret WETTENHALL


Ellen BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1549

Died: 3 Sep 1598

Father: William BROMLEY of Nantwich

Mother: Margaret ALEXANDER

Married: Geoffrey MINSHULL (son of Edward Minshull and Margaret Mainwaring)

Children:

1. John MINSHULL (b. ABT 1570 - d. 26 Oct 1638) (m. Ellen Mainwaring)


John BROMLEY

Born: 1346

Father: William BROMLEY

Mother: Amabilla De CHETELTON

Married: Agnes TRENTHAM (dau. of John Trentham)

Children:

1. Walter BROMLEY


Walter BROMLEY

Born: 1381

Father:

Mother: Agnes TRENTHAM

Married: Joan DELVES (dau. of Richard Delves)

Children:

1. Roger BROMLEY


Roger BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1415

Father: Walter BROMLEY

Mother: Joan DELVES

Married: Jane MITLEY (dau. and heir. of Richard De Mitley and Ellen Hawkeston)

Children:

1.

2. Nicholas BROMLEY of Mitley


Nicholas BROMLEY of Mitley

Father: Roger BROMLEY

Mother: Jane MITLEY

Married: Agnes HULSE (dau. and heir. of William Hulse)

Children:

1. Thomas BROMLEY of Norbury


Thomas BROMLEY of Norbury

Father: Nicholas BROMLEY of Mitley

Mother: Agnes HULSE

Married: Dau. HULSE

Children:

1. Thomas BROMLEY of Norbury


Thomas BROMLEY of Norbury

Father: Thomas BROMLEY of Norbury

Mother: Dau. HULSE

Married: Elizabeth WILBURGHAM

Children:

1. William BROMLEY of Norbury


William BROMLEY of Norbury

Father: Thomas BROMLEY of Norbury

Mother: Elizabeth WILBURGHAM

Married: Elizabeth HUNTINGDON

Children:

1. Hugh BROMLEY of Norbury


Hugh BROMLEY of Norbury

Father: William BROMLEY of Norbury

Mother: Elizabeth HUNTINGDON

Married: Alice EGERTON (dau. and heir. of Thomas Egerton and Dau. Bressy) 1562

Children:

1. Hugh BROMLEY of Norbury


Hugh BROMLEY of Norbury

Died: 1628

Father: Hugh BROMLEY of Norbury

Mother: Alice EGERTON

Married 1: Anne BRADSHAW (w. of Richard Lochard)

Married 2: Anne MASSYE (dau. of David Massye of Broxton)

Children:

1. Thomas BROMLEY

2. Dorothy BROMLEY

3. Alice BROMLEY


Roger BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1440

Father: Roger BROMLEY

Mother: Jane MITLEY

Married: Anne BORROW (dau. of David Borrow and Cecily Rathbone)

Children:

1. William BROMLEY

2.


Roger BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1470

Died: AFT 1505

Father:

Mother: Anne BORROW

Married: Jane JENNINGS (dau. of Thomas Jennings and Eleanor Jay)

Children:

1. Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chief Justice)

2. Roger BROMLEY

3. William BROMLEY

4. Catherine BROMLEY


Catherine BROMLEY

Born: ABT  Ashley, Staffordshire, England

Father:

Mother: Jane JENNINGS

Married: John LYSTER (Esq.)

Children:

1. Leonard LYSTER


Roger BROMLEY

Born: ABT  Ashley, Staffordshire, England

Father:

Mother: Jane JENNINGS

Married: Joan ?

Children:

1.


Joan BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1548, Ashley, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1604, Ashley, Staffordshire, England

Married: Edward SUTTON 2 Nov 1566, Ashley, Stafford, England

Children:

1. Edward SUTTON


Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chief Justice)

Born: ABT 1500

Died: 15 May 1555

Buried: St. Andrew, Wroxeter, Shropshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father:

Mother: Jane JENNINGS

Married 1: Elizabeth DODD (dau. of John Dodd of Cloverley)

Married 2: Isabel LYSTER

Children:

1. Margaret BROMLEY


Margaret BROMLEY

Born: 1521

Died: 10 Aug 1598

Father: Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chief Justice)

Mother: Isabel LYSTER

Married: Richard NEWPORT (Sir) (son of Thomas Newport and Anne Corbet)

Children:

1. Francis NEWPORT (Sir) (b. Feb 1557 – d. 15 Mar 1623) (m. Beatrix Lacon)

2. Magdalen NEWPORT (b. 1558 - d. Jun 1627) (m.1 Richard Herbert - m.2 Sir John Danvers)

3. Andrew NEWPORT (b. Jul 1562 – d. Apr 1611) (unm.)

4. Mary NEWPORT (m.1 William Gratwood - m.2 Ralph Sneyd)

5. Isabel NEWPORT (m. Sir Charles Fox of Bromfield)

6. Elizabeth NEWPORT (m.1 Francis Lawley of Spoonhill - m.2 Sir Thomas Lawley of Wenlock)


William BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1460

Died: 1504

Father:

Mother: Anne BORROW

Married: Beatrice HILL (b. 1472 - d. 1495) (dau.of Humphrey Hill and Agnes Bird)

Children:

1. Joan BROMLEY

2. George BROMLEY of Hodnet

3. Dorothy BROMLEY

4. Elizabeth BROMLEY

5. Thomas BROMLEY


Joan BROMLEY

Born: 1474

Father: William BROMLEY

Mother: Beatrice HILL

Married: Richard SANDFORD of the Lee, Edgton and Alselde (son of William Sandford and Sybil Springseaux)

Children:

1. George SANDFORD of the Lee, Edgton and Alselde (d. 24 Oct 1585) (m. Anne Otteley)


Dorothy BROMLEY

Born: 1501, Metley, Staffordshire, England

Father: William BROMLEY

Mother: Beatrice HILL

Married: William LEIGHTON


Elizabeth BROMLEY

Born: 1497, Metley, Staffordshire, England

Father: William BROMLEY

Mother: Beatrice HILL

Married: Rowland JENNINGS of Walliborne Hall (dau. of Thomas Jennings and Eleanor Jay)

Children:

1. Eleanor JENNINGS

2. Thomas JENNINGS (m. Catherine Otteley)

3. William JENNINGS


George BROMLEY of Hodnet

Born: 1495

Died: 7 Jul 1533

Father: William BROMLEY

Mother: Beatrice HILL

Married 1: Jane LACON (b. 1507 - d. 1600) (dau. of Thomas Lacon and Maria Corbet) (m.2 William Egerton)

Children:

1. George BROMLEY (Sir)

2. Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)


Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)

Born: 1530, Rodd Castle and Hodnet, nr. Oswestry, Salop

Died: 12 Apr 1587

Buried: Westminster Abbey

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: George BROMLEY of Hodnet

Mother: Jane LACON

Married: Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Children:

1. Muriel BROMLEY

2. Henry BROMLEY (Sir)

3. Edward BROMLEY

4. Thomas BROMLEY

5. Gerard BROMLEY

6. Elizabeth BROMLEY

7. Anne BROMLEY

8. Jane BROMLEY

9. Joan BROMLEY


Jane BROMLEY

Born: 1566

Died: 20 Dec 1655

Father: Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)

Mother: Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Married: Thomas DUNHAM (son of Ralph Dunham, Esq., and Elizabeth Wentworth)

Children:

1. Robert DUNHAM


Muriel BROMLEY

Born: 1560

Died: 1630

Notes: married to John Lyttleton or Littleton, a Papist and conspirator in Essex’s Rebellion who died in prison. He had been condemned to death and his estates forfeited but Murielbegged the estate” of King James and managed to pay fines totally £25,000. This took her thirty years, during which time she raised her children at Hagley, Worcestershire.

Father: Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)

Mother: Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Married: John LITTLETON of Frankley (b. 1563 - d. Jul 1601) (son of Gilbert Lyttleton and Elizabeth Conningsby)

Children:

1. Thomas LITTLETON (b. 1596 - d. 22 Feb 1651)

2. Anne LITTLETON (d. 6 Feb 1624)

3. Bridget LITTLETON (m. Robert Tracy, 2nd Viscount Tracy)

4. Joan LITTLETON (b. 1593 - d. 18 Apr 1652) (m. Sherrington Talbot)

5. Edward LITTLETON

6. John LITTLETON


Elizabeth BROMLEY

Born: 1566

Died: 1600

Father: Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)

Mother: Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Married: Oliver CROMWELL (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. Henry CROMWELL

2. Thomas CROMWELL

3. John CROMWELL of Upwood

4. William CROMWELL

5. Elizabeth CROMWELL

6. Catherine CROMWELL

7. Joan CROMWELL

8. Jane CROMWELL

9. Oliver CROMWELL


Anne BROMLEY

Born: 1562

Died: 1624

Father: Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)

Mother: Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Married: Richard CORBETT (son of Reginald Corbet and Alice Gratewood)

Children:

1. John CORBETT (m. Anne Mainwaring)

2. Jane CORBETT (m. George Vernon)


Joan BROMLEY

Born: 1562

Died: 1636

Father: Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)

Mother: Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Married: Edward GREVILLE

Children:

1. John GREVILLE

2. Mary GREVILLE


Thomas BROMLEY

Died: 1617

Father: Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)

Mother: Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Married: Mary VINER

Children:

1. Anne BROMLEY (m. Oliver Chivers)


Henry BROMLEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1556, Holt Castle, Worcestershire, England

Died: 15 May 1615, Shrarwardine, Shropshire, England

Buried: Holt Castle, Worcestershire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas BROMLEY (Lord Chancellor of England)

Mother: Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Married 1: Elizabeth PELHAM

Children:

1. Thomas BROMLEY (Sir Knight)

2. Mary BROMLEY

3. Dau. BROMLEY

4. Dau. BROMLEY

5. Dau. BROMLEY

Married 2: Elizabeth VERNEY 26 Nov 1591

Children:

6. Son BROMLEY

Married 3: Anne SCOTT (dau. of Sir Thomas Scott of Scot's Hall, and Elizabeth Baker) (w. of Richard Knatchbull of Mersham-Hatch) 28 Jun 1593

Children:

7. Henry BROMLEY

8. Son BROMLEY

9. Son BROMLEY

Married 4: Anne BESWICKE (d. 1 Jan 1629) (dau. of William Beswicke of London) (w. of William Offley) 7 Jun 1604


George BROMLEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1525

Died: 2 Mar 1589

Buried: St Peter's, Worfield, Shropshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: George BROMLEY of Hodnet

Mother: Jane LACON

Married: Joan WAVERTON (dau. of John Waverton and Alice Baker)

Children:

1. Francis BROMLEY (MP)

2. Edward BROMLEY (Sir)

3. Margaret BROMLEY

4. Mary BROMLEY

5. Richard BROMLEY

6. Susan BROMLEY

7. George BROMLEY

8. John BROMLEY


Richard BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1560, Condover, Shropshire, England

Died: 1603

Father: George BROMLEY (Sir)

Mother: Joan WAVERTON

Married: Jane STEPHENS

Children:

1. William BROMLEY

Margaret BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1565

Died: 1616, Combermere, Cheshire, England

Father: George BROMLEY (Sir)

Mother: Joan WAVERTON

Married: Francis WOLRYCHE (son of William Wolriche and Dorothy Poyner)

Children:

1. Thomas WOLRYCHE (1° Bt. of Dudmaston)


Mary BROMLEY

Born: 21 Jul 1566, Worfield, Shropshire, England

Died: ABT 1647, Comberbach, Cheshire, England

Father: George BROMLEY (Sir)

Mother: Joan WAVERTON

Married: George COTTON (son of Richard Cotton and Mary Mainwaring) 20 Apr 1585, Worfield, Shropshire, England

Children:

1. Thomas COTTON (Esq.) (b. 4 Apr 1599 - d. 1646) (m.1 Frances Needham - m.2 Elizabeth Calverley)

2. Elizabeth COTTON

3. Martha COTTON

4. Dorothy COTTON

5. Frances COTTON

6. Judith COTTON

7. Anne COTTON

8. Grace COTTON

9. Joyce COTTON

10. Margaret COTTON


Susan BROMLEY

Father: George BROMLEY (Sir)

Mother: Joan WAVERTON

Married: Roger PULLESTON (Sir) (son of Roger Pulleston and Margaret Hanmer)


Francis BROMLEY (MP)

Born: 1556

Died: 1591

Notes: secured the county seat in 1584 through the influence of his father, who had held it in the two previous Parliaments. As knight for Shropshire he was appointed to the subsidy committee on 24 Feb 1585. On 11 Mar he was licensed to depart from the Parliament to attend the assizes. On his father’s death he inherited lands in Hodnet, Wistanswick, Allerton and elsewhere in Shropshire. He also came into a part of his mother’s estate at Hallon, near Bridgnorth.

Father: George BROMLEY (Sir)

Mother: Joan WAVERTON

Married: Joyce LEIGHTON (dau. of Sir Edward Leighton and Anne Dayrrell)


Edward BROMLEY (Sir)

Born: 1563

Died: 2 Jun 1626

Notes: well placed both in legal circles at Westminster and in the society of his own county, where, on the death of his father in 1589, he acquired some land. He came into Parliament for Bridgnorth, where his father was recorder, and continued to sit for the borough until his elevation to the bench, making no mark on the proceedings of the House. Described by the letter-writer John Chamberlain on 23 Jan 1610 as ‘one Bromley an obscure lawyer of the Inner Temple’.

Father: George BROMLEY (Sir)

Mother: Joan WAVERTON

Married: Margaret LOWE (bur. 23 Mar 1657) (dau. and heir. of Nicholas Lowe of Enville) 18 Apr 1593



Dau. BROMLEY

Born: ABT 1169, Weston, Staffordshire, England

Married: John De WESTON (Sir)

Children:

1. Hugh De WESTON (Sir)

2. John De WESTON (b. ABT 1196)

3. Henry De WESTON (b. ABT 1197)

4. Nicholas De WESTON (b. ABT 1200)

5. William De WESTON (b. ABT 1202)

6. Agnes De WESTON


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