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Thomas 5th lord Chaundos Brydges (Brugges), Esquire

Also Known As: "Thomas Bruges", "Thomas Brugge", "Thomas Brydges", "Brydges", "Bridges", "Sir", "Esq", "Knight", "5th Lord Chaundos"
Birthplace: Coberley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Cobberley, Gloucestershire, , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Giles Brugge, 4th Lord Chaundros and Catherine Brugges
Husband of Florence (Darrell) Brugge
Father of Thomas Brydges; Anne Brydges; Elizabeth Burges, c. 1459; Sir Giles Brydges; Alice Chichley and 5 others
Half brother of Joan Perrot

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Thomas Brugge, 5th Baron Chandos

Born in Coberley, Gloucestershire, England[citation needed] to Giles Brugge, 4th Baron Chandos and Catherine Clifford. Thomas married first Margaret Banaster from which there was no issue. He remarried in 1458 Florence the daughter of William Darrell of Littlecote House in Wiltshire by his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Calston. Thomas and Florence had at least eight children:

  • 1.Elizabeth Brugge (born c. 1459 – 26 January 1535) married (1) William Cassey (2) Walter Rowdon. There is a commemorative memorial brass plaque on the floor of Eldersfield Church.
  • 2.Alice Brugge (born c. 1460) married Thomas William Chicheley
  • 3.Giles Brugge, 6th Baron Chandos (c. 1462/63 – 1 December 1511) married Isabel Baynham
  • 4.Eleanor Brugge (born c. 1463) married Thomas Pauncefoot as his third wife.
  • 5.Henry Brugge (born c. 1464), Esq of Newbury in Berkshire. Henry 'Bruges' made a will dated 06/12/1537 - probated in London on 29/01/1538. His wife, at the time of his decease was Margery Buckerd, the widow of Nicholas Bedford. Henry mentions in his will his step-son, Robert Bedford, and his cousin, Anne the daughter of Constantine Darrell. Henry was succeeded by his son Sir Richard Brydges (Bruges or Bridges) of Great Shefford in Berkshire and Ludgershall in Wiltshire. Henry had a daughter Joan who married firstly John Giffard of Itchell Manor at Crondall in Hampshire and secondly William Thornhill of Thornhill in Dorset; Joane died 1557 at Thornhill. In 1520 and 1530 Henry Bruges was High Sheriff of Berkshire.
  • 6.Jane Brugge (born c. 1469)
  • 7.Thomas Brugge (born c. 1471)
  • 8.Anne Brugge (Bruges or Brydges, born c. 1473) married (1) William Reade (d.10 August 1508) of Deerhurst, Gloucestershire and (2) Henry Pole [Poole]. William and Anne had son and heir William Reade of Boddington.



  • Thomas Brugge, Esq.1,2,3
  • M, #24023, b. circa 1427, d. 30 January 1490
  • Father Giles Brugge b. 21 Dec 1386, d. 13 Apr 1467
  • Mother Katherine Clifford b. c 1401
  • Thomas Brugge, Esq. was born circa 1427 at of Cubberley, Gloucestershire, England; Age 40 in 1467. He married Florence Darrell, daughter of Sir William Darrell, Sheriff of Wiltshire and Elizabeth Calston, circa 1458 at of Littlecote, Wiltshire, England. Thomas Brugge, Esq. died on 30 January 1490.
  • Family Florence Darrell b. c 1437
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Brugge b. c 1459
    • Sir Giles Brugge, Sheriff of Gloucestershire+ b. bt 1462 - 1463, d. 1 Dec 1511
    • Eleanor Brugge2,3 b. c 1463
    • Henry Brydges, Esq., Sheriff of Berkshire & Oxfordshire+ b. c 1465, d. c 1538
    • Alice Brugge b. c 1467
    • Jane Brugge b. c 1469
    • John Brugge b. c 1471
    • Anne Brugge b. c 1473
  • Citations
  • 1.[S7589] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. III, p. 151/2; Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 39; Wallop Family, p. 148.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 390-391.
  • 3.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 416-417.
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  • Thomas Brugge, 5th Lord Chaundos1
  • M, #215652, b. before 1427, d. 30 January 1492/93
  • Last Edited=10 Jan 2007
  • Thomas Brugge, 5th Lord Chaundos was born before 1427.1 He was the son of Giles Brugge, 4th Lord Chaundos and Katherine Clifford.1 He married Florence Darrell, daughter of William Darrell and Elizabeth Calstone.2 He died on 30 January 1492/93.2
  • He was Knight of the Shire for Gloucestershire in 1460.2 He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Chaundos [E., 1337] on 13 April 1467, de jure.1 He was Knight of the Shire for Herefordshire in 1472.2
  • Child of Thomas Brugge, 5th Lord Chaundos and Florence Darrell
    • 1.Sir Giles Brugge, 6th Lord Chaundos+2 b. b 1462, d. 1 Dec 1511
  • 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 III, page 151. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 152.
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  • Thomas BRUGGE (Esq.)
  • Born: 1427, Coberley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Died: 30 Jan 1492/93
  • Buried: Feb 1493
  • Father: Giles BRUGGE
  • Mother: Catherine CLIFFORD
  • Married 1: Margaret BANASTER
  • Married 2: Florence DARREL (b. ABT 1425 - d. 1506) ABT 1458, Littlecote, Wiltshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth BRUGGE
    • 2. Alice BRUGGE
    • 3. Giles BRUGGE (Sheriff of Gloucester)
    • 4. Eleanor BRUGGE
    • 5. Jane BRUGGE
    • 6. Thomas BRUGGE (b. ABT 1471)
    • 7. Anne BRUGGE
    • 8. Henry BRUGGE
  • From: BRUGGE (Esq.)1



  • Giles Brugge[1] of Cubberley, 6th Baron Chandos (c. 1462 – 1 December 1511) born in Cubberley, Gloucester, England. The son of Thomas Brugge, 5th Baron Chandos, and Florence Darrell. Giles took part in the Battle of Blackheath[2] on 22 June 1497 from which he was knighted for valour. He married Isabel Baynham, daughter of Thomas Baynham and Alice Walwyn. He held the office of High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 1499.[a]
  • The children of Giles and Isabel included:[b]
    • 1.Sir John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos of Sudeley (9 March 1491/2 – 12 April 1557) married Elizabeth Grey
    • 2.Thomas Brydges of Cornbury and Keinsham Abbey, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, then of Berkshire and Oxfordshire (died 14 November 1559)
    • 3.William Brugge (mentioned in his will). Inherited his father's lands in Brakenborowe and Horton. He is probably the William Bridges brother of Sir John Bridges who married about 1538 Anne the daughter of William Barker of Chiswick. The legality of this marriage was challenged by Symone Cornethwaite who was living with Lord Russell.
    • 4.Catherine Brugge (d.1556) who married (1) Leonard Poole (d.1538) of Saperton who was gentleman usher to the king and (2) Sir David Brooke of Horton (d.1559)
  • Notes
  • a. ^ Sir John appears as Sir John Bruges, Knight, Lord Chandos of Sudeley in his will (Public Records Office – prob 11/39). The family name originated as Brugge but the Latin or anglicized version Bruges was used. For some reason members of the family at various points in history took derivatives such as Brydges or Bridges or less commonly Burges. Despite having adopted a variant, the name Bruges randomly appears in several branches of the family. Giles Brugge and his father Thomas also used the variant Bruges. When the name Bruges is found, the ancestry is invariably common.
  • b. ^ Florence Brydges is also a daughter of Giles and Isabell born 1493 So is Anne Brugge, Ursula Brydges and Richard Brydges. 8 Children in all.
  • 1. ^ The spelling of the last name in this instance appears as Brugge more frequently in history, but then changes with his son John to Brydges. see: Lundy 2010, Sir Giles Brugge, 6th Lord Chaundos or Jorge, from Argentina 2012, Thomas Brydges (Sir Knight)
  • 2. ^ Burke 1866, p. 83
  • From:,_6th_Baron_Chandos


Thomas Brugge, 5th Lord Chaundos was born before 1427. He married Florence Darrell, daughter of William Darrell and Elizabeth Calstone. He died on 30 January 1492/93. He was the son of Giles Brugge, 4th Lord Chaundos and Katherine Clifford . He was Knight of the Shire for Gloucestershire in 1460. He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Chaundos [E., 1337] on 13 April 1467, de jure. He was Knight of the Shire for Herefordshire in 1472.



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Coberley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Coberley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Age 21
Of, Coberley, Gloucestershire, England
Age 25
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Age 31
Of, Littlecote, Wiltshire, England
Age 32
Of, Coberley, Gloucestershire, England
Age 33
Of, Brydges Sollors, Herefordshire, England
Age 35
Cubberley, Gloucestershire, England
Age 36
Of, Coberley, Gloucestershire, England
Age 38
Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom