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Anne Brydges

Also Known As: "Anne Brugge"
Birthplace: Abt. 1496 of, Cubberley, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Giles Brydges and Isabel Brydges (Baynham)
Wife of Vice Admiral Sir Rice Mansell
Mother of Elizabeth Mansell and Catherine Mansell
Sister of John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos; Florence Morgan; Thomas Brydges, MP; Catherine Poole; William Brydges and 1 other

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About Anne Brydges

  • 'History of Maunsell or Mansel, and of Crayford, Gabbett, Knoyle, Persse, Toler, Waller, Castletown; Waller, Prior Park; Warren, White, Winthrop, and Mansell of Guernsey (1903)
  • PHILIP MANSELL, son of John Maunsell and Cecily, his wife, was 15 years of age when he succeeded to his father's and grandfather's estates, as per Inquisition held at Swansea by Humphry Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, 13th Henry VI. About 1444, he married, first, Mabel, dau. of Griffiths Nicolas, of Newton, Co. Caermarthen, heiress of her mother, Jane, heiress of Jenkin ap Rees ap David, descended from Cadifor ap Dinawall. In the Inquisition recorded above, Philip is mentioned as the son of John, and grandson of Richard Maunsell.
  • .... his Gower estates on his sons, John, Leonard, and Jenkyn. (See Appendix, Nos. 77 and 84.)
  • He married, secondly, about this latter date, Elizabeth, dau. and heir of Sir Philip Long, Knt., and had further issue.
  • ..... Philip appears to have been the first to omit the "u" in spelling of the name. He had issue by his first wife, viz. :
    • JENKIN MANSELL.on the accession of Henry VII., in 1485, obtained a repeal of the attainder against his father and a restoration in blood and estates. At a tournament given by his cousin. Sir Rice ap Thomas, Knt., Constable and Lieutenant of Brecknock, 21st Henry VII., to celebrate the order of the Garter having been conferred on him, amongst others from Glamorgan came Jenkin Mansell, surnamed "Dewr," or "the Valiant." In this tournament he bore for motto, " Perit sine adversario virtus." — See Cambrian Register, Vol. I., page 25. In 1486 he married Edith, dau. and heir of Sir Geo. Kyme or Kene, Knt., of Well Hall, Eltham, Co. Kent, and granddaughter of Sir Wm. Kyme (who was sheriff of Kent 25 Hen. VI.). by Agnes, widow of John Tettershall, and dau. of John Chichele, Chamberlain of London, by Margery, dau. of Sir Thos. Knolles, Lord Mayor of London. Agnes was grand-neice of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury, who founded All Souls College, Oxford, and all "akin" to him became entitled to a presentation to a fellowship to that college. He had issue, viz. :
      • I. Rhys, of whom afterwards.
      • II. Hugh, married Jane, dau. and co-heir of Richard Wogan, of Kent, and had issue viz. : .....
      • III. Philip of Llandewy, married Anne, dau. of Wm. Daubridgecourt, of Hants, and had : .....
      • IV. Alice, married John Drew, of Bristol.
      • V. Anne, married David ap Rees Gwynne, of Llancayach.
      • VI. Jane, married John Gwynne ap Jenkyn ap Richard, of Llansanwr.
      • VII. Elizabeth, married Christopher Fleming.
      • ' RHYS MANSELL, Sir, Knt., the eldest son, born 25th January, 1487, received the honour of knighthood between the 17th and 27th Hen. VIII. In the latter year he was sent to Ireland at the head of a body of troops to assist the Lord Deputy in suppressing a rebellion of the Earl of Kildare. Next year he had grant for life of the site of the monastery of Margam, Co. Glamorgan, a grant for life of the office of Chamberlain of the County Palatine of Chester, and the Royalty of Avon Waters to him and to his heirs. After the dissolution of the abbeys, he got a lease of Margam, and in 1540 he purchased the whole of that property, the conveyance bearing the autograph of the King. In 1544, being concerned in an expedition against Scotland, the isles of Arran and Bute, and the castle of Rothsay, were delivered to him, and he took formal possession thereof in the name of the King of England. He died in 1559,(I) at Clerkenwell, London,where he had a mansion, and was succeeded as Chamberlain of Chester by Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby. Me married, first, on 17th May, 1511, Eleanor, dau. and sole heir of James Bassett, of Beaupre, but by her left no issue. The marriage bond
      • (I) Sir Rhys Mansell, in his will proved 1559, mentions his sons, Edward and Anthony, Dame Jane, wife of said Edward ; and Dame Mary Dorell, now married to Henry Ffoscue, late wife of said Philip, deceased ; sister Fleming, daughters Mary, Katherine Bessett, and Elizabeth Morgan, niece Mary, daughter of brother Philip ; nieces Elizabeth Howe, Elizabeth Hopkins, Margaret, wife of Rd. J. D. Morgan; Elynor, wife of Randolph Purcell ; and Katherine, wife of Rd. ap Owen. Nephews Harry, George, Thomas, Leonard, Edward, and William Maunsell, and nephews Arnyld Bassett and Wm. Fleming. Also late sister Anne Maunsell, widow, executrix of late brother Philip.
      • 'was dated 17th May, 1511, and the witnesses to it were John ap Thomas Gwillim, Richard Howell, Richard Maunsell, John Haron, Richard Thomas, Jenkin Russell, Hugh ap Hopkin, Thomas ap David ap Howell, Nicholas ap Rice. He married secondly, in 1520, Anne, dau. of Sir Giles Bruges, Knt., of Coberly, Co. Gloucester, and by her had three sons, who all died in his lifetime, and two daughters, viz. :
        • I. Catherine, married William Bassett, junior, of Beaupre, by which the Bassett estates reverted to that family.
        • II. Elizabeth, married William Morgan.
      • He married thirdly, on 19th June, 1527, Cecily, dau. of John Daubridgecourt, and had :
        • III. Edward, of whom presently.
        • IV. Philip, married Mary Dorrell, d. s. p. She married, secondly, H. ffoscue.
        • V. Anthony, married Elizabeth, dau. of John Bassett, and had issue, viz. : .....
        • VI. Mary, married Sir Thos. Southwell, Knt., of Woodrising ; and their son and heir. Sir Robert Southwell, married Elizabeth, dau. of Charles Howard, Lord High Admiral of England, and had issue.
        • EDWARD MANSELL, Sir, Knt., received honor of knighthood in 1572, and, upon the death of the Earl of Derby, was appointed Chamberlain of Chester, distinguishing himself in many services during reign of Queen Elizabeth. He married Lady Jane Somerset, youngest dau. of Henry Earl of Worcester, and had issue, viz. : .....
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Abt. 1496 of, Cubberley, Gloucestershire, England