About William de Brereton, VII
Born: 14 Feb 1348-1349, Egerton, Cheshire, England 696,713 Baptized: 1348-1349, Malpas, Chesire, England 713 Marriage: Anyill de Venables of Kinderton in 1386 in Audley, Staffordshire, England 696,713 Died: Bef 31 Aug 1426, Egerton, Cheshire, England 713
Noted events in his life were:
• Death. 696,713 Died of "honourable" wounds
• Background Information. 696 In 1386, Sir William Brereton, son of William and Ellena, married Anylla, daughter of Sir William Venables, a descendant of Gilberts 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 greatest estates of England, including the manors of Malpas and Picton, with lands in Woodhull, Cronton, Charlton and Norwich. ~Brereton, a Family History, pg. 14-15
• Background Information. 713 Sir William de Brerton, lord of Brerton, born at Eggerton in the Feast of St. Valtine, 23 Edward 3, and baptized at Malpas. He was a night in 1385, and his Orbit per Inquisition took place in 4 Henry VI. He married twice, first to Anyll, daughter of Hugh Venables, baron of Kinderdon. They were married at Audley, 1386. His second wife was Elena, daughter of Sir William Mascy of Taton, knight, remarried to Sir Gilbert de Halsall, Knight.
Children of Sir William and his second wife, Elena Mascy, as given by Ormerod: • Thomas de Brerton, rector of Brereton, 1433, heir of his mother.
Children of Sir William and Anyll Venables, as given by Ormerod:
• William de Brerton, living 11 Henry IV, died before his father at Harfeur, married to Alice, sister and heiress of Richard Corbet of Heghton in the barony of Caus, remarried to John Stretely, 37 Henry VI. • Nicholas de Brerton, living 2 Henry V • Hugh de Brerton, living 2 Henry V • Matthew de Brerton, living 2 Henry V • John de Brerton, living 2 Henry V Henry de Brerton, who with his son, Roger, is recorded 15 Edward IV • Elizabeth de Brerton, married to Sir John Savage, son of John Savage and Matilda Synnerton • Margery de Brerton, married to Richard Patten, alias Wanflete
~Ormerod's History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. III, p.88, "Brereton and Holt of Brereton"
- 'Sir William Brereton1,2
- 'M, #19970, b. circa 1363, d. 1425
- Father Sir William Brereton d. bt 1381 - 1382
- Mother Ellen Egerton d. a 1379
- ' Sir William Brereton Governor of Caen, Normandy. He was born circa 1363 at of Kinderton & Brereton, Cheshire, England.3 He married Anyll Venables, daughter of Hugh Venables, Baron of Kinderton Manor and Margery Cotton, in 1386 at Audlem, Cheshire, England.2 Sir William Brereton married Elena Massey, daughter of Sir William Massey, circa 1412.3 Sir William Brereton died in 1425.
- 'Family 1 Anyll Venables
- Eleanor Brereton+4,2 b. c 1388
- Sir William Brereton+ b. c 1389, d. 1415
- Hugh Brereton b. c 1392
- Matthew Brereton b. c 1395
- Margery Brereton b. c 1400
- Margaret Brereton+ b. c 1402
- 'Family 2 Elena Massey b. c 1392, d. c 1445
- Thomas Brereton, Rector of Brereton b. c 1420
- 1.[S6167] Unknown author, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Ormerod, 1819, p. 51; The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 41; Magna Charta by Wurts, p. 1005.
- 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 491.
- 3.[S10297] Unknown author, History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, by George Omerod, 1819., p. 51.
- 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 638.
- From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p665.htm#i19970
- 'Sir William Brereton1
- 'M, #353711, b. 14 February 1349, d. 10 January 1426
- Last Edited=27 Apr 2009
- ' Sir William Brereton was born on 14 February 1349.1 He was the son of Sir William Brereton and Margaret Done.2 He married, firstly, Anilla Venables, daughter of Sir Hugh Venables.1 He died on 10 January 1426 at age 76.1
- ' He lived at Brereton, Cheshire, England.1
- 'Child of Sir William Brereton and Anilla Venables
- 1.unknown Brereton+
- 1.[S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke's Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976), page 166. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.
- 2.[S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke's Irish Family Records.
- From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p35372.htm#i353711
- Stirnet - 'Brereton01'
- (i) William Brereton (dvp)
- m. Margery Bosley (dau of Richard de Bosley)
- (a) Sir William Brereton of Brereton (a 1376)
- m1. Ellen Egerton (dau of Philip Egerton (of Malpas))
- ' ((1)) Sir William Brereton of Brereton (b 14.02.1349, d 10.1.1426)
- ' m1. (1386) Angella or Anilla or Emily Venables (dau of Hugh Venables)
- ((A)) William Brereton (dvp)
- m. Alice Corbett (sister of Richard Corbett of Leighton) .... etc.
- ((B)) Elizabeth Brereton
- m. Sir John Savage
- ((C)) Margery Brereton
- m. Richard Paten, later Wanflet of Wanflet
- ((D))+ other issue - Hugh, Matthew
- ((2))+) 2 sons mentioned by BIFR1976
- m2. Margaret Done (dau of ?? Done of Utkinton, widow of John Davenport)
- BE1883 shows Margaret as mother of Randle but Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Brereton of Brereton) suggests that his mother was Hellin (of) Mallpas.
- BIFR1976 (Brereton) supports the view that Randle was son of Margaret.
- ((4)) Randle Brereton of Malpas
- m. Alice Ipstones (dau of William de Ipstones)
- ((5)) Elizabeth Brereton
- m. William de Cholmondely of Cholmondely (d 1375)
- ((6)) daughter
- m. (Richard William) Spurstow of Spurstow
- Etc. ...
The Brereton family tree begins in 1175 with William de Brereton. His family had arrived from France with William the Conqueror, and that William was named after him as a tribute - it was to become a recurring name within the family. Later, another unfortunate William Brereton, along with four companions, was arrested and sent to the Tower of London charged with high treason as lovers of Anne Boleyn . Despite protestations of innocence, they were sentenced to death and beheaded on Tower Hill in 1536. The Brereton family exerted power and influence over Cheshire with holdings in Handforth, Malpas, Cheadle and at their country seat at Brereton Hall. It was a Sir William Brereton who also headed parliamentarian forces at the Battle of Middlewich and the siege of Nantwich in the English Civil Wars. The Brereton's established Handforth Hall when they became lords of the manor of the Bosden area in the early 1500s. One Sir Richard Brereton was the last owner of Tatton Park before the Egerton family took it over.
Sir William de Brereton's Timeline
February 14, 1347
Egerton, Cheshire, England
Malpas, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Utkinton, Cheshire, England
Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Audley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Brereton, Cheshire, England, (Present UK)