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Hugh Brooke

Also Known As: "Hugh Brook"
Birthplace: Redcliffe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Bristol, Gloucestershire, , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Brooke ,MP, Baron Cobham and Joan Brooke, 5th Baroness of Cobham
Husband of Petronel Brooke (Unknown)
Brother of Elizabeth St Maur; Edward Brooke, 6th Baron Cobham; Reginald Brooke, MP; Thomas Brooke; Margaret Brooke and 8 others

Managed by: Kira Rachele Jay
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About Hugh Brooke

  • 'Hugh Brooke
  • 'M, b. circa 1421
  • Father Sir Thomas Brooke, Sheriff of Devonshire b. c 1392, d. 12 Aug 1439
  • Mother Joan Braybrooke b. c 1396, d. 25 Nov 1442
  • ' Hugh Brooke was born circa 1421 at of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He married Petronel circa 1448 at England.
  • 'Family Petronel b. c 1425
  • Child
    • ◦Thomas Brooks+ b. c 1450
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  • Proceedings ([n.d.])
  • VI.— Thomas de Brook. He is included by Pole among "the men of best worth in Devon," during the reigns of Rich. II, Henry IV, and Henry V (1377-1413), and styles him Sir Thomas Brooke, de Holditch, Knt. In him we reach the most important member of the family while resident in the west, owing in large measure to his marriage with the wealthy widow of Robert Chedder, which gave him considerable influence in the counties of Somerset and Devon.
  • Sir Thomas Brook married Johanna, second daughter and coheiress of Simon Hanap, or Hanham, of Gloucestershire (according to Hutchins so denominated from a place of that name, situate a short distance east of Bristol) and widow of Robert Chedder, Mayor of that city in 1360-1, who died 1382-4 ; and by whom she had four sons. She held in dower extensive landed possessions, and several advowsons, in Somerset, Gloucester, and Dorset, which passed at her death to Thomas Chedder, her only surviving son by this marriage. This family of Chedder will be further referred to.*
  • The death of Sir Thomas, according to the inscription on the brass is placed as occurring on the 23rd January, 1419, 5 Henry I V ; but the year is probably an error, as the probate of his will was granted 5th February, 1417-8.
    • VII.— Sir Thomas Brook, the son of Sir Thomas Brook and the Lady Johanna, was born about 1391, he being twenty- six years of age at the death of his father, 23rd January, 1417-8. He was Knight of the Shire for Dorset, 1 Henry V (1413-4) : for the county of Somerset, 8 Henry V (1420-1),
    • and 1 and 5 Henry VI (1422-3 and 1426-7), and was knighted between 1416 and 1422.
    • His marriage with Joan, only surviving child and sole heiress of Joan de la Pole, Lady of Cobham, by her second husband Sir Reginald Braybroke, took place in 1409-10, and she proved a prolific mother, bringing him ten sons and four daughters. Of the sons (1) Edward, eldest son and heir was summoned to Parliament as a Baron by writs from 13th January, 1444-5 (23 Henry VI), to 28th February, 1462-3 (2 Edw. IV), as Edward Broke de Cobham, Chivalier.' He was a strong adherent of the House of York, and as previously related, had his mansion at Olditch sacked by the Lancastrian Earl of Ormond ; was present at the first battle of St. Alban's, 23rd May, 1455 ; took part in the solemn procession to St. Paul's, London ; and commanded the left wing of the Yorkshire men at the battle of Northampton, 10th July, 1460, He married Elizabeth, daughter of James Touchet, Lord Audley, and died in 1464. (2) Reginald, was of Aspall, in Suffolk, with descent still in existence. '(3) Hugh : he married Petronel .... and his descendants settled in Somerset'. John, his son, Sergeant-at-law to Henry VIII, married a daughter of Mericke, of Bristol, and had three sons : Thomas, married Joan Speke, and had issue ; Hugh, of Long Ashton ; Arthur, whose son Edward, was of Barrow-Gumey, and he had issue Hugh, who married Dorothy Preston, of Glastonbury, ; Thomas, also of Glastonbury Abbey (1623), who married Rebecca, daughter and co-heir of John Wyke, of Ninehead, ; and Sir Davy or David Brook, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Knighted 1 Mary (1553), who married Catherine, sister of John Bridges, Lord Chandois — this descent is given in the Somerset Visitation for 1623. (4) Thomas; (5) John; (6) Robert ; (7) Peter ; (8) Christopher ; (9) Henry ; (10) Morgan ; all died without issue. Of the daughters: (1) Margaret; (2) Christian, died without issue; (3) Joan, or query Isabel, married John Carrant ; (4) Elizabeth, John St, Maure, whose
    • daughter Joan married John Blewitt, of Holcombe-Rogus, whose son Nicholas, ob. 22nd August, 1523.
    • Although his wife styled herself Lady of Cobham, her husband was never summoned to Parliament as a Baron — the title remaining in abeyance thirty-two years, from 22nd March, 1413, temp. Sir John Oldcastle, until Sir Thomas Brook's son, Sir Edward Brook, had summons, 13th January, 1445. He survived his mother seven years, his mother-in-law five years only, and died in 1429. A continuation of the descent of Brook, will be given.
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Redcliffe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Brooke, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Bristol, Gloucestershire, , England