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Katherine Brereton (Bukely)

Also Known As: "Margred"
Birthplace: Eaton, Cheshire, England
Death: 1468 (19-28)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Bukely, Justice of Cheshire and Margaret Molyneux
Wife of Randle Brereton, of Ipstone and Malpas
Mother of Annes Brereton; Randle Brereton, III, Esq., of Ipstones; Cecily Brereton; Alswn Brereton; Philippa Brereton and 1 other
Sister of Maud Holford and Thomas Bulkeley, Esq. of Eaton
Half sister of Joan Keighley; Piers Legh, IV, Esq.; John Legh and Thomas Legh

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Katherine Brereton

See Peter Bartrum, https://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/6210/BULKELEY%201_288.png?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (March 9, 2018; Anne Brannen, curator)

See Peter Bartrum, https://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/6201/BRERETON%20OF%20MALPAS_279.png?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (March 8, 2018; Anne Brannen, curator)

  • Katherine Bulkeley1,2,3,4
  • F, #20026
  • Father William Bulkeley3
  • Katherine Bulkeley married Sir Randle Brereton, son of Randle Brereton, Esq., Sheriff of Cheshire and Alice Ipstones; They had 1 son (Randle, Esq.).2,3,4 Katherine Bulkeley was born at of Eaton, England.3
  • Family Sir Randle Brereton d. a 12 Jun 1478
  • Children
    • Randle Brereton, Esq.+2,3,4 d. 16 Jun 1536
    • Eleanor Brereton+5 b. c 1455
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6189] Unknown author, Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, Vol. II, p. 417.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 151.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 308.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 520.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 345.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p667.htm#i20026


  • Breretons of Cheshire, 1100 to 1904 A. D (1904)
  • https://archive.org/details/breretonsofchesh00brer
  • https://archive.org/stream/breretonsofchesh00brer#page/97/mode/1up
  • The founder of this branch was Sir Randle, or Ranulph, de Brerton, only son of Sir William de Brerton VI., of Brereton, by his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Done, of Utkington, Cheshire. He married Alicia, daughter and heiress of Sir William Ipstone, of Ipstone, Cheshire, and assumed the name of Sir Randle Brereton, of Ipstone, at her father's death in 1399. her mother was Maude, daughter and heiress of Sir Robert de Swinnerton, Knight, of Staffordshire. She was a veritable pluralist in husbandship: 1, widow of Sir John Savage, of Rock Savage; 2, widow of Sir Piers Leigh, the ancestor of the Leighs of Lyme; 3, widow of William de Ipstone; 4. widow of Richard Peshall. By her Sir Randle de Brerton had two sons and one daughter; 1, Randle, his heir; 2, William, the founder of the first offshoot of the Malpas branch, viz.; the Brereton family of Burros, or Burosham, Denbighshire; 3, ---, wie of her cousin, Randall Spurstow, of Spurstow.
  • https://archive.org/stream/breretonsofchesh00brer#page/98/mode/1up
  • Sir Randle de Brereton II., of Ipstone and Malpas, married Joanna, daughter of William Holford. By her he had two sons : 1, Randle Brereton, founder of the Eccleston and Wettenhall branch : 2, Owen Brereton, of Bar Hill, the ancestor of Brereton of Coddington. His second wife was Katherine, daughter of William Butheley, of Eaton, Cheshire. By her he had three sons: 1, Randle, his heir, of Ipstone and Malpas; 2, Ralph Brereton, of Iscoyd Castle, Shropshire, who had one daughter, wife of John Holford ; 3, Bartholomew Brereton, of Grafton, who had three sons : a, Bartholomew ; b, John ; c, Humphrey, of Malpas, the historian of the War of the Roses.
  • Randle Brereton III., of Ipstone, died in Burgundy, France. His wife was Emma, daughter and heiress of John Carington, of Carington. By her he had two sons and two daughters : 1, Randle, his heir; 2, Humphrey, of Malpas; 3, Ellen, wife of Nicholas Bruyn, of Tarwin, Cheshire ; 4, Eleanor, wife of Philip de Egerton, afterwards wife of Sir William de Brerton IX., of Brereton.


  • Pedigrees Made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613 (1879) Vol. XVIII.
  • https://archive.org/details/recordsociety58recouoft
  • https://archive.org/stream/recordsociety58recouoft#page/38/mode/1up
    • Brereton, of Chester. Chart Pg.38-39
  • Ranulphs Brereton mortus ante 28 H. 8. = ch: Ranolphs (m. Jona Holford) de Brereton Junior.
  • Ranulphs de Brereton Junior miles 24 H. 6 [1445-6]. = Jona filia Willmi Holford. *; ch: Ranulphs (m. Katherina Bulkley) de Brereton.
  • Ranulphs de Brereton a0 7 E. 4 [1467-8]. = Katherina filia Willmi de Bulkley.*; ch: Randolphs (m. Alienora Dutton) Brereton.
  • Randolphs Brereton [of Ipstones, Shocklach & Malpas, knt. banneret] qui a0 15 fund ante domin. = Alienora filia [Piers] Dutton de Hatton.; ch: Roger, Richardus, Sir Urian, Johannes, Robertus, (Pg.39 Ranulphus (m. Isabel Boteler), Willims, Pertrus Brereton or Bruerton.
    • * The names of these wives are misplaced. See Ormerod, Hist. Chesh., vol. ii., p. 686.
  • https://archive.org/stream/recordsociety58recouoft#page/39/mode/1up
  • Ranulphus Brereton miles = Isabel da. of Thomas Boteler de Bewsey 2 vx: ch: Ranolphus (m. Maria Griffith) Brereton.


  • The history of the county palatine and city of Chester: .... Vol. II.
  • https://archive.org/details/historyofcountyp02orme
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofcountyp02orme#page/377/mode/1up
  • RANDLE BRERETON, of Malpas, younger son of sir William Brereton of Brereton, kt. by Margaret, daughter of Henry Done of Utkinton. = ALICE, daughter and heiress of Wm. Ipstones of Ipstones.; ch: RANDLE (m. JOANNA Holford & KATHERINE Bulkeley), WILLIAM, . . . . (m. . . . . Spurstow) BRERETON.
  • RANDLE BRERETON, of Ipstones. = ch: RANDLE (of Eccleston), OWEN (of Barrel, or Bar Hill) BRERETON; = 1. JOANNA, daughter of Wm. Holford.; = 2. KATHERINE, dau. to Wm. Bulkeley, of Eaton., ch: RANDLE (m. EMMA Carington), RALPH, BARTHOLOMEW BRERETON.
    • RANDLE BRERETON, of Eccleston and Wetenhall.
    • OWEN BRERETON, of Barrel, or Bar Hill, ancestor of Brereton of Cuddington.
    • RANDLE BRERETON of Ipstones, died in Burgundy. = EMMA, daughter and heiress of John Carington, of Carington, sister to Hamlet and Thomas., ch: SIR RANDLE (m. ELEANOR Dutton), HUMPHREY, ELLEN (m. Nicholas Bruyn), ELEANOR (m. Philip de Egerton) BRERETON.
    • RALPH BRERETON, of Iscoyd, second son. = ; ch: MARGARET (m. John Holford) BRERETON.


  • 'Brereton03'
  • Randle Brereton of Malpas
  • m. Alice Ipstones (dau of William de Ipstones)
    • 1. Randle Brereton of Ipstones & Malpas
    • m. Katherine Bulkeley (dau of William Bulkeley of Eaton)
      • A. Randle (Randoll) Brereton
      • m. Emma (heir of John Carington of Carington)
        • i. .... etc.
    • partner(s) unknown
      • B. Randle Brereton of Eccleston
      • C. Owen Brereton ancestor of Breretons of Coddington
    • 2. William Brereton of Burres, Denbighshire
    • m. _ Wyld (dau/heir of _ Wyld of Burres)
      • A. .... etc.
    • 3. Elizabeth Brereton possibly of this generation
    • m. Nicholas Bruen of Tarvin
  • Main source(s): BEB1841 (Brereton of Honford (both main & supplement)), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580 & 1663, Brereton of Malpas) with support/input as reported above
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/bb4fz/brereton03.php


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Malpas, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Eaton, Cheshire, England
Cheshire, England
Age 24