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Sir John Brereton

Also Known As: "John Brereton"
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Death: Died
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Son of William Brereton, 1st Baron Brereton of Leighlin and Margaret Savage
Husband of Anne Brereton
Father of William Brereton, 2nd Baron Brereton of Leighlin and Jane Brereton
Brother of Mary O'Brien

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About Sir John Brereton

  • Sir John Brereton1
  • M, #151494, b. circa 1591, d. 23 December 1629
  • Last Edited=20 Jul 2005
  • Sir John Brereton was born circa 1591.1 He was the son of William Brereton, 1st Baron Brereton of Leighlin and Margaret Savage.1 He married Anne Fitton, daughter of Sir Edward Fitton, 1st Bt..1 He died on 23 December 1629.1
  • Children of Sir John Brereton and Anne Fitton
    • 1.Jane Brereton+2
    • 2.Mary Brereton3
    • 3.William Brereton, 2nd Baron Brereton of Leighlin+1 b. 28 Feb 1611, d. c Apr 1664
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 300. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 301.
  • 3.[S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 110. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p15150.htm#i151494

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  • William Brereton, 1st Baron Brereton (1550 – 1 October 1631) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1622. He was created a peer in the Peerage of Ireland in 1624 as Baron Brereton.
  • Brereton was the son of Sir William Brereton of Brereton, Cheshire and was baptised on 6 February 1550. He was about nine when his father died in 1559 and he succeeded to the extensive family estates. He was educated at Oxford University and was awarded BA in 1568. He was admitted at Lincoln's Inn in 1569. From 1573 he was JP for Cheshire and was High Sheriff of Cheshire from 1581 to 1582. In 1586 he built a mansion at Brereton which was similar to Rocksavage, the house of his father-in-law Sir John Savage. He was knighted in 1588. He was commissioner for musters in 1595 and in 1596.[1]
  • In 1597, Brereton was elected Member of Parliament for Cheshire. He was elected MP for Cheshire again in 1614 and in 1621.[1] He had an estate near Old Leighlin, for which he and his heirs were absentee landlords. He was created Baron Brereton of Leighlin in the County of Carlow on 11 May 1624.[2] Brereton died at the age of about 80 and was buried at Brereton.[1]
  • Brereton married Margaret Savage, daughter of Sir John Savage of Rocksavage, Cheshire. They had four sons and four daughters.[1] Most of them died young two who survived to marry were:
    • Mary, on 18 July 1608 married Henry, Lord Inchiquin (died 1645), son of Dermod O'Brien, 5th Baron Inchiquin
    • John (Sir), of Brereton (born 25 March, 1591), heir apparent, married Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Fitton of Gawsworth, and dying in the lifetime of his father, left by her (who married secondly, Sir Gilbert Gerard), three sons and two daughters:[2]
      • William (1611–1664), successor to his grandfather as 2nd baron.
      • John (1624 – 22 October, 1656)
      • Edward.
      • Mary, married Sir Michael Hutchinson
      • Jane (died 1648) — the eventual heiress of the family — married, around 1646, Sir Robert Holte. Their son was Sir Charles Holte.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Brereton,_1st_Baron_Brereton

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  • William Brereton, 2nd Baron Brereton (28 February 1611 – April 1664) was an English landowner and politician. He supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War and sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1664.
  • Brereton was the son of Sir John Brereton (the 4th son and heir apparent to his grandfather Sir William Brereton, 1st Baron Brereton) of Brereton Hall and Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Fitton. He was baptised on 8 March 1611 in Gawsworth, Cheshire, England.
  • His father having died in 1629 Sir William succeeded his grandfather as 2nd Baron Brereton of Leighlin on 1 October 1631. He held no military commission during the Civil War but was an active Commissioner of Array and garrisoned Brereton. He was captured at the surrender of Biddulph House in Staffordshire. His estates were sequestrated and valued at an income of £1,400 p.a. he compounded his estate for £2,538 18s. and was forced to see land to pay the fine.[1]
  • After the Restoration Sir William was Member of Parliament for Cheshire between 1661 and 1664.[1] He died in April 1664 and was buried on 21 April 1664 in Brereton, Cheshire, England.
  • Brereton married Lady Elizabeth Goring, daughter of George Goring, 1st Earl of Norwich and Mary Neville. They had 10 children including a son William.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Brereton,_2nd_Baron_Brereton

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  • BRERETON, William, 2nd Baron Brereton of Laghlin [I] (1611-64), of Brereton Hall, Cheshire.
  • b. 28 Feb. 1611, 1st s. of Sir John Brereton (d.1629) of Brereton Hall by Anne, da. of Sir Edward Fitton, 2nd Bt., of Gawsworth. m. Lady Elizabeth Goring, da. of Sir George Goring†, 1st Earl of Norwich, 4s. (1 d.v.p.) 6 da. suc. gdfa. Sir William Brereton†, 1st Baron Brereton, 1 Oct. 1631.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/brereton-william-1611-64

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  • GERARD, Gilbert II (d.1687), of Fiskerton, Lincs. and Pall Mall, Westminster.
  • 1st s. of Radcliffe Gerard of Barton, Lancs. by Jennet, illegit. da. of Devereux Barrett of Tenby, Pemb. m. (1) c.1646, Mary, da. of Sir John Brereton of Brereton Hall, Cheshire, wid. of Sir Michael Hutchinson, gent. pens., of Westminster, 2s. 2da.; (2) by 1660, Mary (bur. 5 Dec. 1680), da. of John Cosin, dean of Peterborough 1640, bp. of Durham Dec. 1660-72, 3s. (1 d.v.p.) 2da. suc. fa. c.1662; cr. Bt. 17 Nov. 1666.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/gerard-gilbert-ii-1687

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  • HOLTE, Sir Robert, 2nd Bt. (c.1625-79), of Aston, Warws.
  • b. c.1625, 1st s. of Edward Holte (d.1643) of Aston, groom of the bedchamber to Charles I, by Elizabeth, da. of John King, bp. of London 1611-21. m. (1) 23 May 1648 (with £4,000), Jane (d.1649), da. of Sir John Brereton of Brereton, Cheshire, 1s.; (2) Mary (bur. 18 June 1679), da. of Sir Thomas Smith of Hatherton, Cheshire, wid. of George Cotton of Combermere, Cheshire, 4s. 3da. suc. gdfa. Dec. 1654.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/holte-sir-robert-1625-79

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  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire (1978)
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    • BRERETON--BARON BRERETON.
  • RALPH DE BRERETON (son of William de Brereton, and grandson of William de Brereton,) was father (besides a 2nd son, Gilbert, and a dau., Isolda, wife of Gilbert de Stoke,) of an elder son and heir.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, living temp. JOHN and HENRY III., who m. Margery, dau. of Randle de Thornton, and had a son, RALPH, and a dau., wife of Thurstan de Smethwick. The former
  • SIR RALPH BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, had two sons, WILLIAM (SIR), and Gilbert, father of Henry and Sibella, wife of William de Bouths. The elder son,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., m. the dau. of his guardian. Sir Richard de Sandbach, Knt., and was father of
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., who m. Roesia, dau. of Ralph de Vernon, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, m. Margery, dau. of Richard de Bosley, and d. in his father's lifetime, leaving issue,
      • 1 WILLIAM (SIR), of whom presently,
      • 2 John. .... etc.
    • II. John, .... etc.
  • Sir William was s. by his grandson,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, living 49th EDWARD III., who m. 1st, Ellen, dau. of Philip, and sister and finally heiress of David Egerton, of Egerton, and by her had a son and successor,
    • WILLIAM.
  • He m. 2ndly, Margaret, dau. of --- Done, of Utkinton, and widow of John Davenport, and by her had a son and two daus., .... etc.
  • The eldest son,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, m. 1st, in 1386, Angella, dau. of Hugh Venables, and by her had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, d. before his father, having m. Alice, sister and heiress of Richard Corbett, of Leighton, and by her (who m. 2ndly, John Stretley, Esq.,) had issue,
      • 1 WILLIAM (SIR), successor to his grandfather,
      • 2 Ralph. .... etc.
    • II. Hugh. .... etc.
  • Sir William m. 2ndly, Elena, dau. of Sir William Massy, of Tatton, Knt., and by her, who m. 2ndly, Sir Gilbert Halsall, Knt., had a son,
    • Thomas, in holy orders, rector of Brereton, 1433.
  • Sir William d. 4th HENRY VI., and was c. by his grandson.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., who m. Philippa, dau. of Sir Hugh, and sister of Thomas Hulse, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, m. Katherine, dau. of Sir John Byron, and d. s. p.
    • II. ANDREW (SIR), of whom presently.
    • III. John .... etc.
  • The eldest surviving son,
  • SIR ANDREW BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., m. Agnes, dau. of Robert Legh, of Adlington, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM (SIR), his heir.
    • II. John .... etc.
  • The eldest son and heir,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt.; chief justice and lord high marshal of Ireland, m. 1st, Alice, dau. of Sir John Savage, Knt., of Clifton, and by her had a son,
    • I. WILLIAM, who m. Anne, dau. of Sir William Booth, of Dunham, and predeceasing his father, left issue,
      • 1 WILLIAM (SIR), successor to his grandfather.
      • 2 Andrew, .... etc.
  • The chief justice m. 2ndly, Eleanor, dau. of Sir Ralph Brereton, of Ipstones, co. Stafford, and widow of --- Egerton, and by her had issue,
    • I. John .... etc.
  • Sir William, who was buried at Kilkenny, in Ireland, 4 February, 1541, was s. by his grandson,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, Knt., of Brereton, who m. Jane,
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  • eldest dau. of Sir Peter Warburton, by Elizabeth Wynynton, his wife, and by her (who m. 2ndly, Sir Lawrence Smith, of Hough), had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM (SIR), his heir.
    • I. Mary. .... etc.
  • Sir William, who was buried at Brereton, 4 September, 1559, was s. by his son,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., bapt. 6 February, 1550, who built the Hall of Brereton in 1586, and was created Baron Brereton, of Leighlin, co. Carlow, 11 May, 1624. His lordship m. Margaret, dau. of Sir John Savage, Knt., by Elizabeth his wife, dau. of the Earl of Rutland, and by her (who d. 7 April, 1597,) had issue, besides other children, who d. young,
    • I. John (Sir), of Brereton, b. 25 March, 1591, m. Anne. Dau. of Sir Edward Fitton, of awsworth, and dying in the lifetime of his father, left by her (who m. 2ndly, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Knt.) three sons and two daus., viz.,
      • 1 WILLIAM, successor to his grandfather as 2nd baron.
      • 2 John, b. 1624, d. 22 October, 1656.
      • 3 Edward.
      • 1 Mary, wife of Sir Michael Hutchinson.
      • 2 JANE (eventual heiress of the family), m. about 1646, to Sir Robert Holte, Bart., and d. 1648, leaving a son,
        • SIR CHARLES HOLTE, Bart., who m. Anne, eldest dau. and co=heiress of sir John Cloberry, of Bradstone, co. Devon, and had with other issue, a son and successor,
          • SIR CLOBERRY HOLTE, Bart., .... etc.
    • I. Mary, m. 13 July, 1608, to Henry, Lord Inchiquin.
  • Lord Brereton d. in 1631, and was s. by his grandson,
  • WILLIAM BRERETON, 2nd Lord Brereton, b. 28 February 1611, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of George, Lord Goring, Earl of Norwich, and by her (who d. in 1687) had, besides five daus., Anne, Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, and Frances, of of whom d. unm., other issue, .... etc.

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  • Nooks and corners of Lancashire and Cheshire: A wayfarer's notes in the ... By James Croston
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=KgsNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA297&lpg=PA297&dq=Matilda+de+Arderne+Legh&source=bl&ots=pwMh6fdCn0&sig=pX7bZGFCtY563O3X2fzJ_DhuQrU&hl=en&ei=K1v9S5SkJ4qmM_C00N4H&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CCoQ6AEwCDhQ#v=onepage&q=Matilda%20de%20Arderne%20Legh&f=false
  • Pg.119
  • Edward Fitton died 15 February, 1510-11, leaving, with other
  • Pg.120
  • issue, a son John, who succeeded as heir, and who, as appears by the inquisition taken after his father's death, was then 40 years of age. He had married, in 1498, Ellen, daughter of Sir Andrew Brereton, the representative of a family that had been seated at Brereton from the time of William Rufus. By her he had, with other issue, a son Edward, who succeeded at his death, which occurred on the Sunday after St. Valentine's Day, 1525. ....
  • Pg.126
  • Lady Ann Fitton survived her husband many years. Her will bears date January 31, 1643-4, but the date of probate has not been ascertained. In it she bequeaths several small legacies to her granchildren and other, appoints her daughter, Mrs. Lettice Cole, sole executrix, and her two granchildren, William, Lord Brereton, and Charles Gerard, supervisors. She died 26th March, 1644, and was buried at Gawsworth.
  • Pg.128
  • .... Immediately after the death of Sir Edward Fitton, Penelope, Anne, Jane, and Frances, his four sisters-- married respectively to Sir Charles Gerard, Knight; Sir John Brereton, Knight; Thomas Minshull, Esquire; and Henry Mainwaring, Esquire-- entered upon possession of the estates; but, .... etc.

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  • Brereton, Baron (I, 1624 - 1722)
  • William [Brereton], 1st Baron Brereton
  • son and heir of Sir William Brereton, of Brereton Hall, co. Chester, by his wife Jane Warburton, dau. of Sir Peter Warburton, of Warburton, co. Chester (by his wife Elizabeth Winnington, dau. of Richard Winnington, of Winnington, co. Chester), son and heir of Sir John Warburton, of Warburton, co. Chester, by his wife Jane Stanley, dau. of Sir William Stanley KG, of Holt, Wrexham, Chamberlain to King Henry VII (by his second wife Elizabeth Hopton, dau. of Thomas Hopton, of Hopton), brother of Thomas [Stanley], 1st Earl of Derby, and 2nd son of Thomas [Stanley], 1st Baron Stanley
  • bapt. 6 Feb 1550
  • mar. Margaret Savage (b. 1549; d. 7 Apr 1597; bur. at Brereton, co. Chester), dau. of Sir John Savage, of Rocksavage, co. Chester, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Manners, 5th dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Manners], 1st Earl of Rutland
  • children
    • 1. Hon Sir John Brereton (dvp. 23 Dec 1629), mar. Anne Fitton (mar. (2) Sir Gilbert Gerard, Governor or Worcester), 5th dau. of Sir Edward Fitton, 1st Bt., of Gawsworth, co. Chester, by his wife Ann Barret, dau. and cohrss. of James Barret, of South Wales, and had issue:
      • 1a. William Brereton, later 2nd Baron Brereton
      • 2a. John Brereton (b. 1624; d. 22 Oct 1656)
      • 3a. Edward Brereton (d. unm.)
      • 1a. Mary Brereton, mar. (1) Sir Michael Hutchinson, and (2) 1643 as his first wife Sir Gilbert Gerard, 1st Bt., of Fiskerton, co. Lincoln, and Bratterton, co. York, and had issue by her second husband
      • 2a. Jane Brereton (d. 1648; bur. in St Clement Danes, co. Middlesex), mar. 23 May 1648 as his first wife Sir Robert Holte, 2nd Bt. MP, of Aston, co. Warwick, and had issue
    • 2. Hon Mary Brereton (bapt. 28 Dec 1580; dspm. betw. 21 Apr and 2 May 1640), mar. 13 Jul 1608 Henry [O'Brien], 4th Earl of Thomond, and had issue
  • died 1 Oct 1631 (bur. at Brereton, co. Chester)
  • created 11 May 1624 Baron Brereton, of Laghlin in the County of Carlow
  • suc. by grandson
  • note built "the Hall" at Brereton about 1586; knighted at Flushing by the Earl of Leicester 1588
  • William [Brereton], 2nd Baron Brereton
  • born 28 Feb 1611
  • mar. Lady Elizabeth Goring (bur. at Brereton, co. Chester, 5 Dec 1687), 1st dau. of George [Goring], 1st Earl of Norwich, by his wife Hon Mary Nevill, 2nd dau. of Edward [Nevill], 8th or 1st Baron Bergavenny
  • children
    • 1. Hon William Brereton, later 3rd Baron Brereton
    • 1. Hon Elizabeth Brereton, adminstratrix of her nephew the 5th Baron Brereton 1722 (d. before 14 Mar 1723/4)
  • bur. 21 Apr 1664 (bur. at Brereton, co. Chester)
  • suc. by son
  • note Member of Parliament for Cheshire 1661-64
  • From: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/ - SEARCH SITE FOR Brereton

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  • Macclesfield, Earl of (E, 1679 - 1702)
  • 4a. Sir Gilbert Gerard, Governor of Worcester Castle (dvp.), mar. Anne Brereton (widow of Hon Sir John Brereton, only surv. son and heir ap. of William [Brereton], 1st Baron Brereton), sister and cohrss. of Sir Edward Fitton, 2nd Bt., and 5th dau. of Sir Edward Fitton, 1st Bt., of Gawsworth, co. Chester, by his wife Anne Barret, dau. and cohrss. of James Barret
  • From: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/macclesfield1679.htm?zoom_highlight=BRERETON -SEARCH SITE FOR Brereton

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  • Brereton; a family history (1919)
  • https://archive.org/details/breretonfamilyhi00brerrich
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  • About 1176, Ralph de Brereton, a grand-son of the first Ralph, is witness in a grant of Marton to Richard de Davenport.
  • About 1194, William de Brereton, son of this last Ralph, received a deed at the time of his marriage to Margery, daughter of Randle de Torhaunt, eight witnesses signing the contract. This William was knighted by Henry III in 1208, the beginning of honors held in the Brereton family for over five hundred years.
  • In 1216, Sir Ralph de Brereton, son of William, granted land to "Brereton" church, as shown by parish records still in existence.
  • About 1232, this Sir Ralph received payment of "half a salt works" for some public services done in Cheshire.
  • During the year 1250, Sir William Brere-
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  • ton was witness to legal documents in Chester. In 1307, another William Brereton was witness to four deeds still on file there. The same year, William le Brereton, Kt, was witness to deeds of sale in Chester.
  • Sir William Brereton, Kt., son and heir of Ralph, married a daughter of Sir Richard de Sandbach, in fulfillment of a contract made with William de Venables.
  • About 1275, Sir William Brereton married Roesia, daughter of Ralph de Vernon. This wedding united the Breretons with the Vernons of "Haddon Hall," so well described by Majors in the novel "Dorothy Vernon." This Sir William later gave one hundred marks for the marriage of their daughter Margery to Thomas de Davenport in 1301. He was knighted by Edward III in 1321.
  • In 1342, Sir William and his wife, Roesia, united in a deed of lands in Brereton parish. Roesia must have believed in "woman's rights" and had her name put in the deeds. This Sir William received indulgences from the Pope for services rendered in
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  • the Crusades to the Holy Sepulchre, about 1350. .... etc.
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  • Returning to the records, we find that William de Brereton, son of the previous Sir William, died before his father, leaving a son of the same name.
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  • In 1354, Sir William Brereton, heir to his grandfather, married Ellena, daughter of David de Egerton, a descendant of the Norman barons; by this alliance the Brereton estates were greatly extended, placing their social standing among the best in England.
  • In 1386, Sir William Brereton, son of the above, married Anylla, daughter of Sir William Venables, a descendant of Gilbert de Venables, first baron of Cheshire, and grantee of the first Brereton estate, three hundred years before. By a second marriage, to Elena, daughter of Sir William Massey of Tatton Hall, in 1426, the Brereton holdings were among the great estates of England, including the manors of Malpas and Picton, with lands in Woodhull, Crouton, Charlton, and Norwich.
  • William de Brereton, son of the above, married Alice, sister and heiress of Sir Richard Corbett of Leighton ; this William died during the life of his father. About this time the "de" was dropped from English names, as it was simply a descriptive
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  • term and never a title, nor represented any special honor.
  • In 1409, a record says that King Henry removed the Mayor of Chester and placed Sir William Brereton in charge as military governor.
  • William Brereton, on the death of his grandfather, in 1435, was found heir to the vast estates of Brereton, and also the estates of his step-mother, in Tilston and Herthull, as recorded in 1438. He was knighted in 1485. His son, William Brereton, died issueless, breaking the line of descent, the succession passing to his nephew, son of Sir Andrew Brereton, in 1507.
  • On December 7, 1496, a deed was recorded to Ralph Brereton, brother of Sir Randle Brereton of Malpas. This Sir Randle was Chamberlain and Knight of the Bedchamber to Henry VII and Henry VIII. His son, John Brereton, about 1534, started the Norfolk branch of Breretons, from which many noted families have sprung.
  • In 1507, Sir William Brereton held vast
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  • estates, and also had control of the appointment of clergymen to churches at Brereton, Malpas, Tilston, and St. John's.
  • As a side-light on court life of the period, there is a record of one Sir William Brereton of Malpas, whom Henry VIII suspected of being too familiar with the Queen, Anne Boleyn. He was confined in the tower of London, and later the King gave orders to "muzzle the bear," meaning to take his head off; so Sir William died May 17,1536, and two days later the Queen, mother of Queen Elizabeth, was beheaded. There is a legend that ever since that event the bear on the Brereton arms has been muzzled, but in free America we have left the bear free also.
  • In 1537, the wealthy Nunnery of Chester was dissolved, and its property confiscated by the King, as part of the policy of the "reformation." In 1541, these buildings and grounds were granted to "Urian Brereton, the elder, and his son, free of taxes," for favors done the King. For a century this place was used as a manorial residence by the Breretons, but was destroyed in 1646 by
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  • Cromwell's army, led by Sir William Brereton.
  • Sir William Brereton, grandson of the Lord High Marshal of Ireland, 1540, was married to Jane, daughter of Sir Peter Warburton of Arley.
  • Sir William Brereton, born in 1550, married Margaret, granddaughter of the Earl of Rutland, being the same family, and about the time Dorothy Vernon married into the Rutland family. This Sir William built Brereton Hall in 1586, the cornerstone of which is said to have been laid by Queen Elizabeth. He was created "Lord Brereton of Leighlin" in Ireland, May 11, 1624.
  • John, eldest son of Lord Brereton, died in his father's lifetime, leaving a son, William, the second Lord Brereton, who succeeded his grandfather in 1631 ; but having sided with the King against Parliament, lost most of his estates, suffering great financial and social reverses.

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February 25, 1591
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February 28, 1611
Age 20
Yorkshire, England
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