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Beatrix Bray (Shirley)

Also Known As: "Beatrice Elrington"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wiston, West Sussex, England
Death: Died in Cranleigh, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ralph Shirley of Staunton Harold and Jane Bellingham
Wife of Sir Edward Bray of Vachery Park and Edward Elryngton of Hogston
Mother of Sir Edward Bray of Shere; Sara Hilhill Braye and Richard Elrington of Preston
Sister of Sir Richard Sherley of Wiston; Elizabeth Shirley; Jane Dawtrey; Thomas Sherley of West Grinstead and Isabel Lyster

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About Beatrix Bray

Beatrice or Beatrix, dau. of Ralph Shirley of Wiston, Suss. & Jane Bellingham, wid. of Edward Elrington of London and Udimore, Suss., 2nd wife of Sir Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Bef 1492-1558)

Children

  1. Edward
  2. Owen
  3. Beatrix

Sources

  1. LDS Ancestral File #: M1MR-26

Links

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  • Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)
  • Born: BEF 1492, Henfield and Selmeston, Suss. & Vachery, Surr.
  • Died: 1 Dec 1558
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: John BRAY
  • Mother: ¿?
  • Married 1: Elizabeth LOVELL
  • Married 2: Beatrix SHIRLEY (dau. of Ralph Shirley of Wiston and Jane Bellingham) (w. of Edward Elrington)
  • Children:
    • 1. Edward BRAY (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Owen BRAY
    • 3. Beatrix BRAY
  • Married 3: Jane BROWNE BEF May 1539
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BRAY.htm#Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)

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  • Preston Manor, Brighton
  • Preston Manor is the former manor house of the ancient Sussex village of Preston, now part .... etc.
  • Although the manor belonged to the Bishopric of Chichester, it would have been administered on their behalf by a steward or bailiff. By 1510 the bishops had given up on farming and began renting out their lands. The first tenant at Preston was Edward Elrington and his wife Beatrix Shirley. Edward died in 1515 (his tomb is in St Peter's Church)and his family, including his son Richard, stayed at Preston to farm sheep.
  • The present manor house has its origins in a simple mid-13th century stone-built building with two rooms of unequal size.[2][4] Remnants of this house, which has been dated to 1250, survive in the basement.[6][7] It faced north and measured 50 by 25 feet (15.2 m × 7.6 m). The stone walls were 2 feet (0.61 m) thick. The main hall was on the right-hand (western) side; it measured 27 by 21 feet (8.2 m × 6.4 m) and was raised slightly above the steeply sloping ground to provide space for a cellar underneath. The second room, on the left-hand (eastern) side, measured 18 by 21 feet (5.5 m × 6.4 m).[2] Both rooms had a centrally oriented chimney-stack on the south (rear) side, rising from fireplaces in the rooms to the roof.[4] Only the general layout of these rooms can now be made out; parts of two original arched doorways between the two medieval rooms, and a chamfered arched opening, are the only other 13th-century features.[2][7]
  • After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Crown took possession of the manor and the Elrington family became tenants of the Crown. The transfer was completed in 1561, at which time the property was valued at £38.12s.4d.[2] When he died with no sons in 1569, Richard Elrington left his property to his widow, who in turn left it to her son by her previous marriage to William Shirley, named Anthony. He married several years later and eventually had twelve children. Anthony's wife pre-deceased him by one year, and when he died in 1624 the manor passed to their son Thomas. In 1628 he bought the reversion of the lease of the manor from the Crown and became the first Lord of the Manor.[4] .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Manor,_Brighton

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  • Peerage of England, genealogical, biographical, and historical (1812) Vol. IV.
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  • .... They derive their descent from SASUALLO or SEWALLUS de Etingdon, whose name (says Dugdale, in his Antiquities of Warwickshire), argues him to be of the old English stock ; which Se-
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  • wallis resided at Nether-Etingdon, in com. Warwick, about the reign of king Edward the Confessor : which place had been the seat of his ancestors, as there is reason to believe, for many generations before. After the Conquest, the lordship of Etingdon was given to Henry Earl of Ferrars, in Normandy, who was one of the principal adventurers with the Norman Duke William, and was held under him by this Sewallus ; to whose posterity, .... etc. He died about 1085. It appears by Kenilworth Register, that he built and endowed the church of Etingdon.
  • FULCHER, his only child, succeeded him; and died about 1105, leaving issue, 1. Sewallus. 2. Henry, from whom the Shirleys of Ireton, Co. Derby, who took the name of Ireton. 3. Fulcher, twice married, but died S. P. 4. Nicholas. 5. Robert.
  • SEWALLUS died about 1129 ; leaving by his first wife, Matilda, daughter of Ridel, of Halaughton, Co. Derb. 1. Henry. 2. Ful-
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  • cher,(d) who held four Knights fees ; but died S. P. 3. Hugh, a priest. 4. Ralph. 5. Richard. Having translated his seat from Etingdon to Shirley, in Derbyshire, he was the first of that family that called himself de Shirley.
  • HENRY, eldest son, held five Knights fees in Derbyshire, of Robert de Ferrers, Earl of Derby, and died about 1165. He gave the lordship of Ivanbrook to the Monks of Bildewas ; and was a witness to the foundation Charter of Merevalle Abbey. He left issue by Joanna, daughter and heir of John de Clinton,(e) of Effex,
  • SEWALLIS, his son and heir, who, in 1167, acknowledged himself to hold of William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby, those nine Knights fees which Henry, his father, and his uncle, some time held of Earl Robert, grandfather to the said Earl. (f)He married Isabel, daughter and coheir of Robert Meynell, of Langley Meynell, Co. Derb. by whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John de Walton, son of Simon Bishop of Norwich : and a son and heir,
  • Sir JAMES DE SHIRLEY, who was a Knight, and had freewarren granted to him in all his demesnes at Shirley in 1247, and at Etingdon in 1255. He married Agnes de Walton, daughter of Simon de Walton, Bishop of Norwich, and had issue by her Sir Ralph, his successor.(g) He died about 1278.
  • Which Sir RALPH de Shirley, in 7 Edw. I. held the manor of Eatendon(h) aforesaid, in com. Warwick, of Edmund Earl of Lancaster, the King's brother, by the service of two Knights fees. In 9 Edw. I. he was of full age. In 28 Edw. I he had the custody of the counties of Salop and Stafford, with the castle of Shrewsbury, committed to his charge ; and was Sheriff of the counties of Derby and Nottingham, in the 27th, 28th, and 30th of Edw. I. In 1301, he was summoned to attend the King at Berwick upon Tweed, on Midsummer-day, well-appointed with horse and arms, to march against the Scots. In 3 Edward II. he was constituted
    • (d) Of Ednesour, co. Derb.
    • (c) Ever since the marriage with the heiress of Clinton, the family have taken her arms ; viz. Paly of six, Or, and Arg. a quarter of Bretaigny ; the family of Clinton, being allied to the Dukes of Bretaigny.
    • (f) See Lib. Nig. Scacc. under Derbyshire,
    • (g) Nichols gives also three younger sons ; James, Simon, and Henry, a priest, parson of St. George, co. Norf.
    • (h) He held also the manor of Barnham, co. Suff. near Thetford, by gift of his grandfather, Bishop Simon Walton.
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  • one of the Justices in the county of Warwick for the gaol-delivery ; .... etc.
  • He married (i)Margaret, daughter, and one of the coheirs of Walter de Waldeshief, of Fairfield, co. Derby, cupbearer to Edward II. and dying in 1327, 20 Edward II. left issue
  • THOMAS,(k) his son and heir, said to be "the great founder of the family of the Shirleys, famous in his time for his valour, and for the many services, &c. rendered to the Kings of England against the French." A Commissioner for assessing and collecting a fifteenth and tenth, granted in 11 Edw. III. and in the 12th, appointed to collect the scutage due to the king for the Scotch expedition. In 14 Edw. III. he served as one of the Knights in parliament for the county of Warwick. This Sir Thomas Shirley died(l) in 36 Edw. II. 1362.
  • He married Isabel, daughter of Ralph, son and heir of Ralph Lord Basset, of Drayton, and sister and sole heir to her brother Ralph, the last Lord Basset of that line, who died 13 Richard II. without issue ; having by deed, dated Jan. 26th, 13 Richard II. named Sir Hugh Shirley, son of this Sir Thomas, by his sister Isabel, to be his nephew and right heir: thereby leaving him heir to his whole inheritance, on condition that he assumed his surname of Basset, and his arms, leaving his own ; but should he refuse to comply with that condition, then the whole estate to go to the earl of Stafford, on the same terms, who was descended from Margaret Basset, great aunt to the said Lord Basset ; and should that Earl refuse to comply with the above condition, then the estates to go to the other relations mentioned in the will ; but expressly on condition that they assumed the name and arms of
    • (i) Dugdale's Antiq. of Warwicksh. p. 466.
    • (k) Nichols mentions an elder brother, Ralph de Shirley, by a former wife, who died S. P.
    • (l) He was noted also for the liberal donations of lands and rents by himself and his wife, to the College of St. Mary, at the Newark, in Leicester, &c.
    • (m) He and his Lady were interred in the Chapel of the Duke of Lancaster's College, called Newark. See Nichols, I, 399. III. 708.
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  • Basset.(n) But neither Sir Hugh Shirley, nor the Earl of Stafford, complied with the conditions of the will, but contended for the estate ; which dispute was not finally settled till the reign of Henry VI. when the estates of the Barons Basset of Drayton, were divided between them. Colston Basset, in com. Nott. &c.
    • (n) This marriage with the heiress of Lord Basset, of Drayton, deserves some remarks. The Lady's legitimacy has latterly been doubted, in defiance of what seems decisive proof, for reasons which appear extremely weak, or rather no reasons at all. .... etc.
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  • being allotted to Shirley ; and Drayton Basset, com. Staff. &c. to Stafford. His widow remarried Sir Gerard Braybroke, Knt.
  • But to return : HUGH Shirley, son and heir of Sir Thomas, by Isabel Basset, succeeded his father ; and was, as before mentioned, by the will of the late Lord Basset his uncle, acknowledged by him to be his nephew and right heir ; in 7 Rich II. he confirmed the manors of Shirley and Hoone, in com. Derby, and that of Etingdon, in com. Warwick, to his mother Isabel, then the wife of Sir Gerard Braybroke, Knt. these manors having been assigned to be for her dower by Sir Thomas Shirley, his father. This Sir Hugh was made Chief Warden of Higham Ferrers Park, by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster ; and in 22 Rich. II. constituted Constable of Donnington-Castle, by Henry of Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, afterward King Henry IV. On March 27th, 1400, being then a Knight, he was made Grand Falconer to King Henry IV. for the Kingdom of Ireland. He was killed at the battle of Shrewsbury,(o) on the part of King Henry IV. being one of those who was habited as the King, and taken for him by the opposite party. By Beatrix his wife, sister and heir to John de Braose, or de Breus, of West-Neston (now called Wiston), in Sussex, heir male of the ancient family of that name, Barons of Brember, in Sussex, and of Brecknock, Abergavenny, and Gower, in Wales, he had issue three daughters ; Isabel, wife of Sir John Cokayne, of Ashbourne ; Elizabeth ; and Nichola ; also
  • RALPH, his son and heir, then twelve years of age ; who, in 5 Henry V. was retained to serve that King in person in his army in Guyen, with six men at arms, and eighteen archers ; and the next year, with eight men at arms, and sixteen archers, and was about that time knighted ; for in 8 Henry V. being then Sheriff of the counties of Nottingham and Derby, he was then styled a Knight. He was one of the chief Commanders under King Henry V. at the battle of Agincourt, as appears by an ancient Roll in the office of Arms ; and was often a great actor in the subsequent Wars of the said King Henry V. in France ; as is evidently proved by diverse instruments of accord made between the said King and Sir Ralph Shirley ; in one of which, dated 1416, after agreement had for the number and pay of his soldiers, &c. the King granted to him all the prisoners that he or his soldiers should take, only reserving to himself, the French King, his
    • (o) The Spirits of valiant Shirley, Stafford, Blount, are in my arms." Prince of Wales's Speech in Shakespeare's Henry IV.
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  • adversary; the Dauphin, his son ; and all other Kings, his adversary's assistants, giving to him only the third part of the ransom of the captive Kings, by him or his soldiers taken. To this Sir Ralph, the feoffees of Ralph Lord Basset, released all their right to the estates he claimed as heir to that Barony. In 1432, he resided at Radcliffe upon Soar ; and died at his government and charge in France, about 1443. His body was brought to England, and buried in the Collegiate Church of the Newark, at Leicester. His second wife was Alice, daughter of Sir John Cokayne, Knt. who died 1466, without issue.
  • By his first wife, Joan, daughter and heir of Thomas Basset, of Brailsford, co. Derb. he had a daughter, Beatrix, wife of John Brome, of Badesley Clinton, co. Warw. and
  • RALPH, who was Constable of Melbourn Castle, and of the castle in the Peak of Derbyshire : and died in 1466, "seised of many goodly manors, fair possessions, and large territories in the several counties of Leicester, Derby, Warwick, and Nottingham." He was buried in the church of Brailesford, where his tomb still remains.
  • His first wife was Margaret, daughter and sole heir of John de Staunton, of Staunton Harald, in Leicestershire (whereby he obtained that estate, still the chief seat of the family), by Joan, daughter and coheir of Sir Ralph Meynell, of Langley Meynell (with which family a former match of Shirley has been already, mentioned). By this marriage he had issue John, his son and heir, hereafter mentioned.
  • His second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Blount, Knt. and sister to Walter Blount, Lord Montjoy ; by whom he had Ralph Shirley, Esquire of the Body to King Henry VII. ancestor to the Shirleys of Wiston, of Sussex ; of whom an account will be given in an accompanying note, this branch having been of considerable eminence.(p)
  • His third wife was Lucia, daughter of Sir John Aston, of
    • (p) Ralph Shirley, by his second wife, Elizabeth Blount, sister to Walter Lord Mountjoy, had issue Sir Ralph Shirley, of Wiston, who, by Jane, daughter of Thomas Bellingham, of Lymster, in Sussex, Esq. had four daughters ; Jane, wife of John Dawtrey, of Petworth, in Sussex ; Elizabeth, wife of John Lee, of Fitleworth, co. Sussex ; Beatrix, wife of Edward Eldrington, of Hoggeston, and afterwards of Sir Edward Bray, of Vachery, Surrey, died 1582 ; and Isabel, wife of John Dawtrey, of Hampton ; also, 1. Sir Richard, 2. Thomas Shirley, of West Grinsted, who died 1606; leaving by Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Marmaduke Gorges, of Gloucestershire, Cecilie, daughter and coheir, aet. 19, 1606, wife of Sir George Snelling, of Postlade, Sussex.
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  • Atherton, Knt, widow, first, of Sir John Byron, of Clayton and Colwich ; and, secondly, of Sir Barton Entwissel, Knt. Viscount of Brykbeke, in Normandy. She died in Feb. 1481 ; and lies buried at Braylesford.
  • John, son and heir, married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Hugh Willoughby of Wollaton, co. Notts, and dying 1485, left issue,
  • RALPH, twenty-six years old, who, for his valour in the battle of Stoke, in com. Nott. June 16th, 1487, was made a Banneret ; to which battle (q)he brought forces to the King's aid, when the Earl of Lincoln was slain. In 7 Henry VII. he was retained to serve the King in his wars beyond sea for one year ; and died on Jan. 6th, 1516-7, at his manor house of Staunton-Harold ; and was interred in Geronden Abbey. By his last will and testament,(r) which bears date four days before his death, writing himself Sir Rauf Shirley, of Staunton-Harold, in com. Leic. Knt. he orders his body to be buried at the discretion of his executors. He bequeaths to Jane his wife, his manors of Shirley and Brailesford, with the lands, rents, and services, as also other lands, in full of her jointure and dower, for term of her life ; and his manor of Barnham, to the monastery of Geronden, for the term of fifty years.
    • Sir Ralph, the eldest son by his second wife, daughter of Sir Richard Guildeforde, had four daughters ; but by his first wife, Anne, daughter of John Shelley, of Michelgrove, he had Elizabeth, wife of John Michell, of Staunton ; Anne, wife of Richard Fernwold ; Cecely, married to John Leedes ; Alice, married to Thomas Chandler, of Lyndfield. John ; Edward ; and
    • William Shirly, of Wiston, son and heir, who died May 29th, 1551 ; leaving by Mary, daughter of Thomas Isley, Esq. of Sundridge, Kent, Anthony Shirley, a younger son, of Preston, in Sussex ; whose great grandson, Sir Anthony, was created a Baronet, 1665 (and left a granddaughter, Anne, married to Robert Western, of London, merchant), and
    • Sir Thomas Shirley, of Wiston, son and heir, Treasurer for the Wars in the Low Countries, from which he was removed 1597. (See Birch's Elizabeth, I. 455, and Sydney Papers, II.28, 31, 33.) By Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Kempe, he left issue several daughters, and three sons ;
      • 1. Sir Thomas.
      • 2. Sir Anthony, born 1563 ; a great traveller, died in Spain about 1636. See Fuller's Worthies, Sussex, 107. Hakluyt, Purchas, &c.
      • 3. Sir Robert, equally famous with his brother. See a whole-length print of him in Harding's Cabinet, &c. &c. He married Teresia, a relation of the great Sophy.
    • Sir Thomas married Frances, sister of Sir Thomas Vavasor, Knt. and left issue
    • Sir Thomas Shirley, M. D. who suffered much for his loyalty, and had the estate at Wiston torn from him by Sir John Fagg, Bart. See Topogr, IV. 335, 336.
    • .... etc.
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  • It also appears by his will, that he had five brothers; and that he was possessed of the manors of Staunton-Harold, Rakedale, and Willowes, Burton, Long-Whatton, Ratclyff, Dunton, Esterleyke, Sutton-Bonyngton, and Newton-Regis ; he bequeaths all his household furniture, plate, &c. to his wife and his son Francis, to be divided equally between them; and ordains executors, his cousin, Sir Richard Sackvil (to whom he bequeaths a cross of gold, hanging at his chain) : his brother, Robert Hasylryg (husband to Elizabeth, his sister) ; Sir James Smith, his priest ; and Thomas Herbert.
  • He married four wives,(s) but had no issue by his first and third; and by his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to Thomas Walsh, of Wanlip, in Leicestershire, had only a daughter, Anne, heir to her mother, married to Sir Thomas Pultney, of Misterton, in com. Leic. Knt. ancestor to the late Earl of Bath. By his last wife, Jane, daughter to Sir Robert Sheffield, Knt. ancestor to the late Duke of Buckingham, he had Francis, his son and heir, before mentioned.
  • Which FRANCIS was (t)Sheriff of the counties of Warwick and Leicester, in 4 Philip and Mary; and having lived(u) to an advanced age, famous for his charity and hospitality, died on July 27th, 1571 , and was buried in the church of Breedon on the Hill, in Leicestershire, where a monument was erected to the memory of him, and Dorothy his wife, who survived him but a short time; as appears by her last will and testament,(x) bearing date August 9th, 1571, and the probate thereof May 16th following. She was daughter of Sir John Gifford, of Chillington, in Staffordshire, Knt. and married to her first husband, John Congreve, Esq; but had issue by the said Francis Shirley, three sons ; John Shirley, Esq. hereafter mentioned; Edward, who died young; and Ralph : also three daughters ; Cassandra, married to Walter Powtrell, of West-Hallum, in com. Derb. Esq. ; Elizabeth, to Thomas Cotton, of Conington, in Huntingdonshire, Esq. father by her to the famous Sir Robert Cotton, Knt. and Bart, the great collector of the records now reposited in the British Museum; and Anne, to John Brook, of Madeley, in Shropshire, esq.
  • JOHN Shirley, eldest son and heir apparent, died A. D. 1570, in
    • (s) His second wife was Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Vernon, of Haddon, whom he married 1496 ; and his third, Anne, daughter of Thomas Warner, Esq.
    • (t) Fuller's Worthies. (u) Ex inscript. tumul.
    • (x) Ex Regist. Daper. qu. 16. Collect, T. Meller, Gent.

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  • The visitation of the county of Leicester in the year 1619 (1870)
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    • Shirley. - Pg.25-27
  • Sewall son of Fulcher originall auncest'r of this family of Shirley. = ; ch: Henry, Fulcher
    • Fulcher 2 son of Sewall.
    • Henry son of Sewall held 5 knights fees in Darbish. of Rob't Ferrers Lord of Titburye. ; ch: Sewall
      • Sewall son of Henry held 9 knights fees of Wm. Erle Ferrers in the dayes of K. H. 2. = ch: Henry
        • Henry son of Sewall surnamed of Etingdon wher he first founded a Chauntrye in K. Johns tyme. ; ch: Sewall, Henry
          • Henry 2 sonne of Henry.
          • Sewall son of Henry of Etingdo' confirmed the Donation of his father made to the Chauntry of Etingdon' 27 H. 3. ; ch: Jeames (m. Agnes of Walton) Shirley
            • Jeames sonne of Sewall surnamed Shirley, lived Ao. 15. E. 1. = Agnes Da. of Symon of Walton after Bishop of Norwich. ; ch: Sr Raphe (m. Margt. Waldeshef) Shirley.
              • Sr Raphe Shirley Kt. Lo. of the manner of Shirley. = Margt. Da. & coh. of Will'm Waldeshef of Boyleston. ; ch: Sr Tho. (m. Isabel Basset) Shirley
                • Sr Tho. Shirley Kt. son of Sir Raphe. = Isabell sisster to Rafe Lo. Basset of Drayton. ; ch: Sr Hugh (m. Beatrix Brewes) Shirley.
                • Sr Hugh Shirley of Shirley Kt. he was M'r of the Falcons to K. H. 4 & was slayne in his parte at ye battell of Shrewberie Ao 4 H. 4. = Beatrix sister & sole hey. to Sir John Brewes Kt. ; ch: Isabella (m. John Cockaine), Elizab., Nicholas, Sr Raphe (m. Johanna Basset & Alice _ ) Shirley
                  • Sr Raphe Shirley kt. high Shreife of the County of Nott' & Derby Ao 9 H. 5 ob. ultra mare. = Johanna first wife Da. & sole hey. of Tho. Basset of Brailesford. ; ch: Beatrix (m. John Brome), Raphe (m. Margt. Staunton & Elizab. Blount) Shirley; = Alice uxor 2.
                    • Raphe Shirley Esq. whose 3 wife was Lucy Da. of John Ashton & wydow of Sir Ric. Birom. = Margt. first wife sist'r & hey. to Tho. Staunton of Stanton Harald in Lesto'sh.; ch: (Pg.26 John (m. Elinor Willoughby) Shirley.) ; = Elizab. 2 wife Da. of Sir Tho. Blount and sister to Walter Lord Montioy. ; ch: (Pg.26 Raphe (m. Jane Bellingham), Elizab., Alice, Sanche, Anne, Marg't Shirley)
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                      • John Shirley of Shirley & Staunto' in Com. Leycest'. = Elinor, Da. of Sr Hugh Willoughby of Woollerton in Com. Nott. ; ch: Sr Raphe (m. Jane Sheffeild) Shirley
                        • Sr Raphe Shirley of Sherley & Stanton in Leicest' had 4 wives. = Jane Da. of Sr Rob't Sheffeild Kt. 4 wife after maried to Wm Hastings. ; ch: Francis (m. Dorothy Gifford) Shirley
                          • Francis Shirley of Shirley & Stanton Harold Com' Leicest'. = Dorothy Da. of John Gifford of Chillingto' in Staffordsh. wydow of John Congrave. ; ch: John (m. Jane Lovet) Shirley
                            • John Shirley of Shirley Leyc. = Jane Da. & sole hey. of Tho. Lovet of Astwell in Com. Northamp. ; ch: George (m. Fran. Berkley & Dorothie of Wroughton) Shirley
                              • George Shirley of Shirley & Stanton in Com' Ley. Living 1585 ob. 27 April 1622. = Fran. Da. of Hen. Lord Berkley. ; ch: Henricus (m. Dorothia Devereux), Tho. (m. Maria Harper), Georgius, Johannes, Maria Shirley.
                                • Henricus Shirley mil. Baronettus fil. et haer. sup'stes 1622. = Dorothia filia 2 Rob'ti Devereux Comitis Essexiae. ; ch: Leticia (filia unica aetatis circa quinq' annor' 1622)
                                • Tho. Shirley 2 fil. miles duxit Maria' filiam Tho. Harper de Rushall in Com. Staff. Ar.
                      • Raphe Shirley of Wistenston in Sussex Esq. for ye body to K. H. 7. = Jane Da. of Tho. Bellengham of Lemister in Sussex. ; ch: Isabell (m. John Dawney of Hampton), Beatrix (m. Edw. Eldrington of Hogsto'.), Sr Richard (m. Anne Shelley & Elizab. Guilford), Tho. (m. Eliz. da. of Marmaduke of Gloucester), Jane (m. John Dauney of Petworth in Sussex), Eliz. (m. John Lee of Fitleworthie in Sussex) Shirley.
                        • Sr Richard Shirley was Lo. of ye mannor of Wistneston in Sussex ob. 34. H. 8. = Anne Da. of John Shelley of Michelgrove in Sussex first wife. ; ch: Will'm (m. Mary Isley), John, Edward, Cicely (m. John Ledes), Anne (m. Ric. Fernwold), Elizab. (m. John Michell), Alice (m. Tho. Chanceler) Shirley.
                        • Tho. Shirley of West Grinsted in Sussex 2 son mar. Eliz. Da. & coh. of Marmaduke of Gloucestersh.
                          • Will'm Shirley of Wisteneston in Com' Sussex. = Mary Da. of Tho. Isley of Sundridge in Kt. Esq. ; ch: (Pg.27 Sr Thomas (m. Anne Kempe) Shirley)

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  • BRAY, Sir Edward (by 1492-1558), of Henfield and Selmeston, Suss. and the Vachery, Shere, Surr.
  • b. by 1492, 2nd s. of John Bray of Eaton Bray, Beds. educ. M. Temple, adm. 1509. m. (1) Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Henry Lovell of Harting, Suss. div.; (2) by 1518, Beatrix, da. of Ralph Shirley of Wiston, Suss. wid. of Edward Elrington of London and Udimore, Suss., 2s. inc. Edward† 1da.; (3) by May 1539, Jane, da. of Sir Matthew Browne† of Betchworth, Surr., wid. of Sir Francis Poynings. Kntd. 13 or 14 Oct. 1513.2
  • Offices Held
    • Capt. Mary Rose 1513, Magdaleyn of Founteraby 1514; j.p. Suss. 1524-40, Surr. 1554-d.; commr. subsidy, Suss. 1523, 1524, tenths of spiritualities, Surr. 1535, musters, Surr. 1539; sheriff, Surr. and Suss. 1538-9; lt. Calais castle 1541-52; high treasurer, the army against France 1545; constable, the Tower 1556-7.3
  • Edward Bray could not hope to emulate his uncle Sir Reginald Bray in the political field, but in his youth he cut a figure as a naval and military commander. His name was entered in the Middle Temple register for 1509, although he had attended lectures in the previous Christmas vacation, which he was allowed to count as his first. His attendance at the inn was hardly more than a recognition of his family’s importance, for he had no ambitions as a lawyer.4
  • In May 1513 Thomas Howard, the lord admiral, appointed Bray captain of his flagship Mary Rose; the importance of this command implies some previous naval experience, perhaps in the attack upon Brest earlier in the year, when Howard’s brother Sir Edward, then lord admiral, had been killed. Bray did not go with Howard in the autumn to the northern marches, but instead he served in France where his valour at Tournai earned him a knighthood. In the following year he helped patrol the Channel while Lord Bergavenny moved his forces to the defence of Guisnes, and he joined the admiral for the attack upon Normandy. There followed eight years of uneasy peace, until in August 1522 Bray accompanied the admiral to Calais for a campaign through Picardy. His continuing association with Howard, who in 1524 succeeded to the dukedom of Norfolk, eventually in 1541 brought him a lieutenancy at Calais, where he was to remain for nine years. During the campaigns of the 1540s his services were frequently called upon: he organized the transport for the army, operated a spy network and himself commanded a company. In November 1544, when the 13th Lord Grey of Wilton was appointed captain of the army in Calais and Guisnes, it was to Bray and Sir John Wallop that he was advised to turn for direction ‘in any great enterprise’. In the following year Bray was appointed treasurer of the army, and early in 1546 he commanded Guisnes town and castle in the temporary absence of Lord Grey. Bray’s services in France ended in 1552, when he exchanged his lieutenancy of Calais castle for the constableship of the Tower in reversion. His military prowess was remembered in 1557, when the council at Calais advised Queen Mary to put him in charge of Guisnes during Grey’s further absence in England, but it is not known whether he took up the appointment.5
  • When not involved in military or naval campaigning Bray took part in the administration of Sussex and Surrey. Between 1523 and 1541 he was a justice of the peace in Sussex, and also served on local commissions in that county and in Surrey. He held property in both counties. Sir Reginald Bray had left the reversion of his lands in Sussex to those of his nephews who married his wards Elizabeth and Agnes Lovell. Sir Edward Bray married Elizabeth, but they were later divorced and both remarried; although it is not clear how far Bray benefited under his uncle’s will, in 1524 he was assessed at £100 in lands at Henfield. As Sir Edward Bray ‘of Selmeston’, near Lewes, he bought a manor from Sir John Gage in 1532, and in the following year the Duke of Richmond’s accounts show Bray as lessee of the demesne lands at Newhaven. In 1535 Bray’s brother Edmund sold him the manors of the Vachery, Cranleigh and Baynards, a valuable nucleus of estates in south-west Surrey. After the Dissolution he bought one ex-monastic manor in Surrey and two others in east Sussex, and in 1545 he offered to supply wood under contract to the city of London. This was also the year in which he acquired the reversion of the Staffordshire lordship of Madeley, previously owned by his third wife’s late husband: this he reluctantly sold to a London merchant in 1547, although William, Lord Paget, had asked that he might purchase part of it.6
  • In what appears to have been his first experience of Parliament Bray sat for Lewes, a borough amenable to the influence of the Duke of Norfolk. Bray was then living near the town, and this may have helped him at the election of 1529 as much as his kinship with Sir Richard Shirley, one of the knights for Sussex on this occasion, or his business links with Sir John Gage, the other knight of the shire. At the same time his brother Edmund was summoned to the Lords as 1st Lord Bray. It is probable that he sat again in 1536, when the King asked for reelection of the previous Members. Three years later he was barred from election in either Surrey or Sussex by his office of sheriff, but he may have procured a place in the Parliament of 1539 for a constituency elsewhere. His duties at Calais in the following decade prevented his reappearance in the House until the 1550s.
  • After his return from Calais, Bray settled in Surrey and acted in local government only in that county. He was in favour under Northumberland. The Council instructed the commissioners for the sale of crown lands to ensure that he acquired lands from them to the value of £80 a year, and in September 1552 he purchased numerous pockets of chantry land scattered in various counties, which he presumably resold at a profit. Bray nevertheless avoided implication as a partisan of Northumberland in the succession crisis, and after Mary’s accession he was returned as senior knight of the shire for Surrey in October 1553. That he was not an enthusiast for the restoration of Catholicism is shown by his inclusion among the Members of this Parliament who ‘stood for the true religion’, that is, Protestantism, but his loyalty to the Queen was affirmed at the time of Wyatt’s rebellion. As master of the Ordnance under the Earl of Pembroke, Bray commanded a force in London with Sir Henry Jerningham which routed a band of rebels at Charing Cross: he received a reward of 200 marks from the Queen and £20 from the City. In the Parliament which followed the rebellion Bray sat as junior knight of the shire for Surrey, the senior seat being occupied by Sir Anthony Browne. It was to be his last appearance in the Commons, perhaps because of the political embarrassment caused him by his nephew John, 2nd Lord Bray, who was implicated in the Dudley conspiracy and spent nearly a year in the Tower.7
  • Bray made his will on 16 Aug. 1558 and died on the following 1 Dec. He appointed as executors his wife and his brother-in-law George Browne, and as supervisor John Caryll. He asked to be buried in Cranleigh church, of which he was patron, and bequeathed the bulk of his lands to his wife, with the proviso that if his elder son Edward interfered with her possession she was to have all his lands in fee simple. Edward Bray was to receive a manor at Ewhurst in Surrey on condition that he discharged a debt of £60, for which he had already received money only to spend it elsewhere. Bray’s mistrust of his son was justified: for many years after his death Edward Bray, who fell progressively into debt, disputed the terms of the will.8
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/bray-sir-edward-1492-1558

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  • Sir Edward Braye (or Bray) (born by 1492–1558) was an English Royal Navy captain, Justice of the Peace, High Sheriff and MP.
  • He was born the son of John Braye of Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire and the younger brother of Edmund Braye. He was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1509.
  • He became a naval commander and was knighted in October, 1513 for his bravery at the Battle of Tournai and made captain of the Mary Rose. The following year he was made captain of the Magdaleyn of Founteraby.
  • He was a Justice of the Peace for Sussex from 1524 to 1540. In 1535 he purchased the Manor of Shere (including the Vachery) in Surrey from his elder brother, Sir Edmund Braye, to whom it had been bequeathed by his uncle Sir Reginald Braye. He was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for 1539 and was JP for Surrey from 1554 to his death in 1558. He represented Surrey in Parliament as Knight of the Shire twice, Oct 1553 and Apr 1554, during the reign of Queen Mary.
  • He was made Lieutenant of Calais Castle (1541–1552), high treasurer for the army against France in 1545 and Constable of the Tower of London in 1556.
  • On his death he was buried in Cranleigh church.
  • Bray married firstly, Elizabeth Lovell, daughter and coheir of Henry Lovell of Harting, Sussex (divorced). He married secondly, Beatrix Shirley, daughter of Ralph Shirley of Wiston, Sussex, and widow of Edward Elrington of London. He married thirdly, Jane Browne, widow of Sir Francis Poynings, and daughter of Sir Matthew Browne (d. 6 August 1557) of Betchworth, Surrey, by Frideswide Guildford, daughter of Sir Richard Guildford.[1]
  • Bray was succeeded by his son, Sir Edward Bray, who also became an MP.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Braye

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  • BRAY, Sir Edward (c.1519-81), of Shere, Surr.
  • b. c.1519, 1st s. of Sir Edward Bray†, by his 2nd w. Beatrice, da. of Ralph Shirley of Wiston, Suss., wid. of Edward Elrington of London and Udimore, Suss. m. (1) bef. Oct. 1542, Mary (d. bef. June 1547), da. of Simon Elrington, 1s. d.v.p.; (2) Elizabeth (d.1560), da. of William Roper† of Eltham, wid. of John Stevenson, 1s.; (3) Magdalene (d.1563), ?da. of Sir Thomas Cotton of Oxenhoath, Kent, s.p.; (4) Mary, 3da. suc. fa. 1558. Kntd. 1560.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/bray-sir-edward-1519-81

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  • 'Shirley1'
  • Sasuallo or Sewallus of Ettington, etc. (d c1085)
    • 1. Fulcher of Ettington, etc. (d c1105)
      • A. Henry ancestor of Shirley of Ireton and families named Ireton
      • B. Sewallis of Shirley (d c1129)
      • Sewallis and the next few generations may well have been known as 'de Ettington' rather than 'de Shirley'.
      • m. Matilda (dau of Ridel of Halaughton)
        • i. Henry de Shirley (d c1165)
        • m. Joanna (dau of John de Clinton of Essex)
          • a. Sewallis de Shirley (a 1167)
          • m. Isabel Meynell (dau of Robert Meynell of Langley Meynell)
          • Visitation adds 2 intervening generations here: Henry then Sewall, apparently younger son of Henry (the other son being another Henry) and father of ...
            • (1) Sir James de Shirley and Ettington (d c1278)
            • m. Agnes de Walton (dau of Simon de Walton, Bishop of Norwich)
              • (A) Sir Ralph de Shirley, Sheriff of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (d 1327)
              • m. Margaret (dau of Walter de Waldeshief of Fairfield)
                • (i) Sir Thomas Shirley
                • m. Isabel Basset (sister of Ralph Basset, Lord of Drayton)
                  • (a) Sir Hugh Shirley (d Shrewsbury 1403, grand falconer)
                  • m. Beatrix de Braose (sister of John de Braose of West Neston)
                    • ((1)) Sir Ralph Shirley, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (a 1422)
                    • m1. Joan Basset (dau of Thomas Basset of Braylesford)
                      • ((A)) Ralph Shirley of Ettington, Shirley and Staunton (constable of Melbourne Castle)
                      • m1. Margaret Staunton (dau of John de Staunton of Staunton Harold)
                        • ((i)) John Shirley of Ettington, etc. (d 1485)
                        • m. Eleanor Willoughby (dau of Sir Hugh Willoughby of Wollaton)
                          • ((a)) Sir Ralph Shirley of Ettington, Shirley and Staunton (d 1517)
                          • m1. Elizabeth Walsh (dau of Thomas Walsh of Wanlep)
                          • m2. Jane Sheffield (dau of Sir Robert Sheffield)
                      • m2. Elizabeth Blount (dau of Sir Thomas (not John) Blount)
                        • ((ii)) Ralph Shirley of Westneston (Wiston) - continued below
                        • m. Jane Belingham (dau of Thomas Belingham of Lemyster)
                        • ((iii))+ other issue - Elizabeth, Alice, Sauch. (sic), Ann, Margaret
                      • m3. Lucia Aston or Assheton (dau of Sir John Assheton of Atherton)
                      • ((B)) Beatrix Shirley
                      • m. John Brome of Bedesley Clynton
                    • m2. Alis Blunt
                    • ((2)) Isabel Shirley
                    • m. Sir Gey Cockend (John Cokayne) of Ashburne
                    • ((3))+ other issue - Elizabeth, Nichola
                • (ii) Isabel Shirley
                • m. Geffrey Lee Burgylond of Weston (sic)
            • (2) Elizabeth de Shirley
            • m. John de Walton (son of Simon, Bishop of Norwich)
        • ii.+ other issue - Fulcher (dsp), Hugh (priest), Ralph, Richard
      • C.+ other issue - Fulcher (dsp), Nicholas, Robert
  • Ralph Shirley of Westneston (Wiston) - continued above
  • Visitation shows this Ralph as married also to Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Blount, with a note (apparently provided The Harleian's Society's editor) saying that she was "added, but in a like hand". On the basis that this looks like a repetition of his mother (whose marriage to his father is mentioned in BP1934) we ignore this.
  • m. Jane Belingham (dau of Thomas Belingham of Lemyster)
    • 1. Sir Richard Shirley of Westneston or Wiston (d 1543-4)
    • m1. Ann Shelley (dau of John Shelley of Michelgrove)
      • A. William Shirley of Westneston or Wiston
      • m. Mary Isley (dau of Thomas Isley or Issley of Kent)
        • i. Sir Thomas Shirley of Westneston or Wiston (a 1585)
        • A web site gives Sir Thomas's dates as 1542-10.1612 and reports that he also married a Frances Vernon (probably of the family of Hodnet) who was mother of Sir Anthony. Visitation reports only one wife ...
        • m. Anne Kempe (dau of Sir Thomas Kempe of Wye by Catherine Chenye)
          • a. Sir Thomas Shirley of Wiston (b 1564, d c1620)
          • m. Frances Vavasor (dau of Sir Thomas Vavasor)
          • Visitation merely names Thomas and his wife. A web site confirms he inherited Wiston, gives his dates, and reports that he was father of ...
            • (1) Henry Shirley (dramatist, younger son)
          • b. Sir Anthony Shirley ## note probable duplication below
          • m. Barbara Walsingham (dau of Sir Thomas Walsingham)
          • c. Robert Shirley
          • d. Mary Shirley
          • m. Sir John Croftes of Suffolk
          • e. Elizabeth Shirley
          • m. Edward Onslow
          • f. Margery Shirley
          • m. Pexsall Brocas
          • g. Jane Shirley
          • m. John Shirley of Isefeild (b 1569, d 1631)
          • h. Anne Shirley (b 23.12.1573)
          • m. (c1590) Sir John Tracy of Toddington, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, 1st Viscount of Rathcoole (d before 14.02.1648)
          • i. Cecily Shirley (bur 31.07.1662)
          • m. (25.11.1596) Thomas West, 3rd Lord De La Warr (b 09.07.1557, d 07.06.1618)
        • ii. Anthony Shirley ## note probable duplication above
        • m. Barbara Walsingham (dau of Sir Thomas Walsingham)
          • a. Thomas Shirley of Preston, Sussex (d 02.1636-7)
          • The folllowing is supported by Visitation (Susse, 1662, Shirley of Preston) with input also from BEB1841 (Shirley of Preston).
          • m1. (13.06.1598) Jane Essex (bur 03.11.1599, dau of Thomas Essex of Lamburne, sister of Sir William)
            • (1) Thomas Shirley of Preston (bpt 31.03.1599, bur 20.05.1654)
            • m. Elizabeth Stapley (dau of Drew Stapley of London)
              • (A) Sir Anthony Shirley, 1st Bart of Preston (b 05.07.1624, bur 22.06.1683)
              • m. Anne Onslow (dau of Sir Richard Onslow of West Clandon)
                • (i) Sir Richard Shirley, 2nd Bart of Preston (b c1654, bur 30.03.1692)
                • m. (13.03.1676-7) Judith Bateman (bur 04.06.1729, dau of Joas Bateman of London, sister of Sir James, m2. Sir Henry Hatsell)
                  • (a) Sir Richard Shirley, 3rd Bart of Preston (d unm 1705)
                  • (b) Anne Shirley
                  • m. Thomas Western of Rivenhall
                  • (c)+ other issue - Anthony (dsp?), Judith, Mary
                • (ii) Elizabeth Shirley (bpt 17.11.1651)
                • m. (c03.1676-7) William Boys of Hawkhurst
              • (B)+ other issue - Elisabeth, Mary, Abbigale, Jane, Francis(es?)
          • m2. (1606) Grace Stapley (bpt 06.12.1586) dau of Anthony Stapley of Framfield)
            • (2) Anthony Shirley
          • m3.(02.02.1614-5) Elizabeth Stoner (bur 25.01.1630, dau of John Stoner, widow of Thomas Stephens)
            • (3) Abbigale Shirley
          • b. Judith Shirley
          • m. Sir Henry Mallory
          • c. Elizabeth Shirley
          • m. Sir Samwell Smyth
          • d. Sarah Shirley
          • m. Edward Godman of Etehale
          • e.+ other issue - Anthony (dsp), Richard, Walsingham, Edward, Henry
      • B. Ciseley Shirley
      • m. John Ledys
      • C. Ann Shirley
      • m. Richard Fernwold
      • D. Elizabeth Shirley
      • m. John Mychell of Stammerham
      • E. Alys Shirley
      • m. Thomas Chaunceler of Lyndford
      • F.+ other issue - John, Edward (dsp)
    • m2. Elizabeth Gifford (dau of Sir Richard Gifford)
    • 2. Thomas Shirley of West Grinstead
    • m. Elizabeth Gorges (dau/coheir of Marmaduke Gorges alias Russell of Gloucestershire)
      • A. Francis Shirley of West Grinstead reported by a web site to have been Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex (a 1574)
      • m. _ Blount (dau of Richard Blount)
        • i. Thomas Shirley of West Grinstead (b c1555, a 1577)
        • m. _ Carell
          • a. Scissely Shirley
          • m. Sir George Snelling of West Grinsted or Grinstead
          • b. Barbara Shirley
          • m1. Sir Thomas Thornhurst
          • m2. Anthony St. Leger
      • B.+ other issue - Isabel, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Joan
    • 3. Jane Shirley
    • m1. John Daney (sb Dawtrey) of Petworth
    • m2. Sir Richard Lister (d 14.03.1553)
    • 4. Elizabeth Shirley
    • m. John Lee of Little Worth
    • 5. Beatrix Shirley
    • m. Edward Eldrington of Hogston
    • 6. Isabel Shirley
    • m. John Dawney of Hampton
  • Main source(s):
  • (1) For upper section : BP1934 (Ferrers), Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Shirley)
  • (2) For lower section : Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Shirley)
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/ss4as/shirley1.php#con2

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  • 'Bray01'
  • William, Sr de Bray (a 1066) succeeded by ...
    • 1. Sir Robert de Bray (ranger of Sancy Forest, Northamptonshire)
      • A. Auncell de Bray mentioned by Visitation
        • i. John de Bray
      • B. Sir James de Bray (a temp Richard I who r. 1189-1199)
        • i. Anselm de Bray
          • a. William de Bray
            • (1) Thomas de Bray
            • m1. ??
              • (A) John Bray
                • (i) Thomas Bray (dsp)
            • m(2). Alice Braxby or Braveby
              • (B) William Bray
                • (i) Edmond Bray
                  • (a) Sir Richard Bray (a 1463, PC or physician)
                  • Visitation shows all Sir Richard's children by a Grace Troughton but BLG1886, BP1934 & BE1883 all show his marriages as follows.
                  • m1. Margaret Sandes (dau of John (sb. William?) Sandes of Furness Fell)
                    • ((1)) Sir John Bray
                      • ((A)) Margery Bray (d 03.1538/9)
                      • m. William Sandys, 1st Lord of The Vyne (b c1470, d 12.1540)
                  • m2. Joan shown by some sites as Joan Troughton
                    • ((2)) Sir Reginald Bray (dsp, Treasurer to King Henry VII)
                    • ((3)) John (not Richard) Bray of Eaton Braye
                      • ((A)) Edmund Bray or Braye, 1st Lord (b c1484, d 18.10.1539)
                      • m. Jane Hallighwell (d 24.10.1558, dau of Sir Richard Hallighwell or Halywell of Holwell by Jane Norbury)
                        • ((i)) John Braye, 2nd Lord (b c1523, dsp 19.11.1557)
                        • m. Anne Talbot (d 03.02.1584, dau of Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury)
                        • ((ii)) Anne Braye (d 01.11.1558)
                        • m. (before 1526) George Brooke, 9th Lord Cobham (b c1497, d 29.09.1558)
                        • ((iii)) Elizabeth Braye (d 1573)
                        • m1. Sir Ralph Verney of Pendley and Middle Claydon (d 1546)
                        • A descendant from this marriage succesfully claimed the barony in 1839.
                        • m2. Sir Richard Catesby of Legers Ashby
                        • m3. William Clark
                        • m4. Henry Phillips
                        • ((iv)) Frideswide Braye
                        • m. Sir Percival Hart of Lullingstone
                        • ((v)) Mary Braye (d 1569)
                        • m. Sir Robert Peckham
                        • ((vi)) Dorothy Braye (b c1530, d 31.10.1605)
                        • m. (c1548) Edmund Brydges, 2nd Lord Chandos of Sudeley (b before 1522, d 11.03.1572/3)
                        • ((vii)) Frances Braye (d 1592)
                        • m. Thomas Lyfield of Stoke d'Auberon
                          • ((a)) Jane Lyfield
                          • m. Sir Thomas Vincent of Bernack and Stoke D'Abernon (d 14.12.1613)
                        • ((vii)) Jane Braye (d young)
                      • ((B)) Sir Edward Bray of Vachery Park and Shere, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex (d 01.12.1558)
                      • m1. (div) Elizabeth Lovell (dau of Henry Lovell of Lorting)
                      • m2. Beatrix Shirley (dau of Raffe Shirley, widow of Elderton)
                      • m3. Jane Brown (dau of Sir Matthew Brown)
                      • ((C)) Reginald Bray of Barrington
                      • m. Anne Monington (dau of Richard Monington)
                      • ((D)) Elizabeth Bray
                      • m. Sir John Norris
                    • ((4)) Lucy Bray
                    • m1. Richard Andrews (of Frisfolke), Hampshire
                      • ((A)) Richard Andrews
                      • m. Katherin Welsh (dau of Thomas Welsh, Baron of the Exchequer)
                        • ((i))+ issue - Katherine, Constance
                    • m2. Roger Walwyn
                    • ((5)) Joane Bray
                    • m. Isack ap Rhys
                  • (b) Edmond Bray
              • (C)+ other issue - Alice, Joane
  • Main source(s): BLG1886 (Bray of Shere) with input from BP1934 (Braye), TCP (Braye) and support from BE1883 (Braye), Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Bray)
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/bb4fz/bray01.php

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Beatrix Bray's Timeline

1480
1480
Wiston, West Sussex, England
1519
1519
Age 39
1527
1527
Age 47
1532
1532
Age 52
Cranleigh, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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The City of Brighton and Hove, England, United Kingdom
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