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Edmund Braye

Also Known As: "Braye"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Eaton Bray, Central Bedfordshire, England
Death: October 18, 1539 (50-59)
Chelsea, London, Greater London, England
Place of Burial: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bray, the younger and wife of John "the younger" Bray
Husband of Baroness Jane Braye
Father of Anne Braye; Edmund Braye; Frideswide Hart; John Braye; Dorothy Knollys (Bray), Baroness Knollys of Greys and 4 others
Brother of Margaret Sandys; Sir Edward Bray, MP, of Vachery Park; Elizabeth Norreys; Reginald Bray and John Bray

Occupation: Member of Parliament, 1530
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About Edmund Bray, 1st Baron Braye

Edmund Braye, 1st Baron Braye

Edmund Braye (or Bray), 1st Baron Braye (ca. 1484-18 October 1539), was an English peer.

Edmund Braye was the son of John Braye of Eaton Bray in Bedfordshire and the older brother of Sir Edward Braye.

He served as High Sheriff of Bedfordshire for 1514 and of Sussex and Surrey in 1522. He was knighted in 1513 and in 1529 he was summoned to the House of Lords as Baron Braye, of Eaton Bray in the County of Bedford.

Lord Braye married Jane (died on 24 Oct 1558), daughter of Sir Richard Halliwell or Hallighwell or Halywell of Holwell by Jane Norbury. He died in October 1539 and was succeeded in the barony by his son John. Lady Braye died in 1558. His eldest daughter Anne married George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham (c1497 - 29 Sept 1558) before 1526.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Braye,_1st_Baron_Braye

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  • Sir Edmund Bray, 1st Lord Bray, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Surrey, & Sussex1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • M, #72364, b. circa 1480, d. 18 October 1539
  • Father John Bray2,3,6 b. c 1455
  • Sir Edmund Bray, 1st Lord Bray, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Surrey, & Sussex was born circa 1480 at of Eaton Bray, Haynes, & Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England.2 A settlement for the marriage Sir Edmund Bray, 1st Lord Bray, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Surrey, & Sussex and Jane Halywell was made on 21 February 1497; They had 1 son (Sir John, 2nd Lord Bray) and 10 daughters (including Jane; Anne, wife of George Brooke, Lord Cobham; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Ralph Verney, of Sir Richard Catesby, of William Clarke, Esq., & of Henry Philipps, Gent; Frideswide, wife of Sir Percival Hart; Mary, wife Sir Robert Peckham; Dorothy, wife of Edmund Brydges, Lord Chandlos, & of Sir William, Lord Knolles of Greys, Viscount, Wallingford, Earl of Banbury; Ellen; & Frances, wife of Thomas Lyfield, Esq.).9,10,2,3,5,6,8 Sir Edmund Bray, 1st Lord Bray, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Surrey, & Sussex died on 18 October 1539 at Chelsea, Middlesex, England; Buried there.2,3,6 His estate was probated on 12 March 1541.3,6
  • Family Jane Halywell b. c 1481, d. 24 Oct 1558
  • Children
    • Anne Bray+9,10,2 b. c 1509, d. 1 Nov 1558
    • Elizabeth Bray+11,3,4,5,6,7,8 b. c 1513
    • Dorothy Bray+2 b. c 1530, d. 31 Oct 1605
    • Frances Bray+12,3,6 b. c 1535, d. 27 May 1592
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 287-288.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 549.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 266.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 398.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 278.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 253-254.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 427.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 278.
  • 9.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 288.
  • 10.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. III, p. 347-348.
  • 11.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 739.
  • 12.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 549-550.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2408.htm#i72364

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  • Edmund Bray, 1st Lord Braye1
  • M, #17357, b. circa 1484, d. 18 October 1539
  • Last Edited=5 Feb 2011
  • Edmund Bray, 1st Lord Braye was born circa 1484.2 He was the son of John Bray.1 He married Jane Halliwell, daughter of Sir Richard Halliwell and Jane Norbury, before 21 March 1500/1.1,3 He died on 18 October 1539.1 He was buried at Chelsea, London, England.1 His will was probated on 12 March 1540.1
  • He was invested as a Knight on 13 October 1513.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Bedfordshire from 1514 to 1515.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Sussex in 1522.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Surrey in 1522.1 He was created 1st Lord Braye [England by writ] on 9 August 1529.1 His last will was dated 18 October 1539.
  • Children of Edmund Bray, 1st Lord Braye and Jane Halliwell
    • 1.Anne Bray+4 d. 1 Nov 1558
    • 2.Elizabeth Bray+4 b. c 1513, d. 1573
    • 3.Frideswide Bray+4 b. c 1516
    • 4.Mary Bray4 b. c 1518, d. 1569
    • 5.Frances Bray+4 b. 1522, d. 27 May 1592
    • 6.John Bray, 2nd Lord Braye b. c 1523, d. 19 Nov 1557
    • 7.Dorothy Bray+5 b. c 1530, d. 31 Oct 1605
  • 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 287. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 492. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 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 109. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  • 4.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 288.
  • 5.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 401.
  • From: http://thepeerage.com/p1736.htm#i17357

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  • Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)
  • Born: 1484, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England
  • Acceded: 4 Dec 1529
  • Died: 18 Oct 1539
  • Buried: Chelsea Church
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: John BRAY
  • Mother: ¿?
  • Married: Jane HALLIGHWELL (b. ABT 1480 - d. 24 Oct 1558) ( dau. of Richard Halywell of Harberton, Esq., and Anne Norbury) (m.2 Sir Urian Brereton) ABT 1499, Holwell, Bedfordshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)
    • 2. Elizabeth BRAY
    • 3. John BRAY (2º B. Bray)
    • 4. Dorothy BRAY (B. Chandos of Sudeley)
    • 5. Mary BRAY
    • 6. Frideswide BRAY (b. ABT 1516)
    • 7. Frances BRAY (b. 1522 - d. 27 May 1592)
    • 8. Dau. BRAY
    • 9. Dau. BRAY
    • 10. Dau. BRAY
    • 11. Dau. BRAY
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BRAY.htm#Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)

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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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Edmund Bray, 1st Baron Braye's Timeline

1484
1484
Eaton Bray, Central Bedfordshire, England
1501
March 21, 1501
Eaton, Bedfordshire, , England
1504
1504
Plymouth, Devon, England
1513
1513
Tring, Hertfordshire, England
1516
1516
London, Middlesex, England
1522
1522
Stoke D'Abernon, Surry, England
1523
1523
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, , England
1530
1530
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, , England
1539
October 18, 1539
Age 55
London, Greater London, England