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Edward Braye, Knight

Also Known As: "Edward Bray"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Henfield and Selmeston, West Sussex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: December 01, 1558
Epsom, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Surrey, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bray, the younger and wife of John "the younger" Bray
Husband of Beatrice Braye; Beatrix Bray and Jane Braye
Ex-husband of Elizabeth Windsor
Father of Sir Edward Bray of Shere; Owen Bray and Beatrix Bray
Brother of Margaret Sandys; Edmund Bray, 1st Baron Braye; Elizabeth Norreys; Reginald Bray and John Bray

Occupation: naval and military commander
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About Sir Edward Bray, MP, of Vachery Park

Edward Braye

Sir Edward Braye (or Bray) (born by 1492–1558) was an English Royal Navy captain, Justice of the Peace, High Sheriff and MP.


He was born the son of John Braye of Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire and the younger brother of Edmund Braye. He was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1509.


He became a naval commander and was knighted in October, 1513 for his bravery at the Battle of Tournai and made captain of the Mary Rose. The following year he was made captain of the Magdaleyn of Founteraby.


He was a Justice of the Peace for Sussex from 1524 to 1540. In 1535 he purchased the Manor of Shere (including the Vachery) in Surrey from his elder brother, Sir Edmund Braye, to whom it had been bequeathed by his uncle Sir Reginald Braye. He was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for 1539 and was JP for Surrey from 1554 to his death in 1558. He represented Surrey in Parliament as Knight of the Shire twice, Oct 1553 and Apr 1554, during the reign of Queen Mary.


He was made Lieutenant of Calais Castle (1541–1552), high treasurer for the army against France in 1545 and Constable of the Tower of London in 1556.


On his death he was buried in Cranleigh church.


Bray married firstly, Elizabeth Lovell, daughter and coheir of Henry Lovell of Harting, Sussex (divorced). He married secondly, Beatrix Shirley, daughter of Ralph Shirley of Wiston, Sussex, and widow of Edward Elrington of London. He married thirdly, Jane Browne, widow of Sir Francis Poynings, and daughter of Sir Matthew Browne (d. 6 August 1557) of Betchworth, Surrey, by Frideswide Guildford, daughter of Sir Richard Guildford.[1]


Bray was succeeded by his son, Sir Edward Bray, who also became an MP.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Braye

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  • BRAY, Sir Edward (by 1492-1558), of Henfield and Selmeston, Suss. and the Vachery, Shere, Surr.
  • b. by 1492, 2nd s. of John Bray of Eaton Bray, Beds. educ. M. Temple, adm. 1509. m. (1) Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Henry Lovell of Harting, Suss. div.; (2) by 1518, Beatrix, da. of Ralph Shirley of Wiston, Suss. wid. of Edward Elrington of London and Udimore, Suss., 2s. inc. Edward† 1da.; (3) by May 1539, Jane, da. of Sir Matthew Browne† of Betchworth, Surr., wid. of Sir Francis Poynings. Kntd. 13 or 14 Oct. 1513.2
  • Offices Held
    • Capt. Mary Rose 1513, Magdaleyn of Founteraby 1514; j.p. Suss. 1524-40, Surr. 1554-d.; commr. subsidy, Suss. 1523, 1524, tenths of spiritualities, Surr. 1535, musters, Surr. 1539; sheriff, Surr. and Suss. 1538-9; lt. Calais castle 1541-52; high treasurer, the army against France 1545; constable, the Tower 1556-7.3
  • Edward Bray could not hope to emulate his uncle Sir Reginald Bray in the political field, but in his youth he cut a figure as a naval and military commander. His name was entered in the Middle Temple register for 1509, although he had attended lectures in the previous Christmas vacation, which he was allowed to count as his first. His attendance at the inn was hardly more than a recognition of his family’s importance, for he had no ambitions as a lawyer.4
  • In May 1513 Thomas Howard, the lord admiral, appointed Bray captain of his flagship Mary Rose; the importance of this command implies some previous naval experience, perhaps in the attack upon Brest earlier in the year, when Howard’s brother Sir Edward, then lord admiral, had been killed. Bray did not go with Howard in the autumn to the northern marches, but instead he served in France where his valour at Tournai earned him a knighthood. In the following year he helped patrol the Channel while Lord Bergavenny moved his forces to the defence of Guisnes, and he joined the admiral for the attack upon Normandy. There followed eight years of uneasy peace, until in August 1522 Bray accompanied the admiral to Calais for a campaign through Picardy. His continuing association with Howard, who in 1524 succeeded to the dukedom of Norfolk, eventually in 1541 brought him a lieutenancy at Calais, where he was to remain for nine years. During the campaigns of the 1540s his services were frequently called upon: he organized the transport for the army, operated a spy network and himself commanded a company. In November 1544, when the 13th Lord Grey of Wilton was appointed captain of the army in Calais and Guisnes, it was to Bray and Sir John Wallop that he was advised to turn for direction ‘in any great enterprise’. In the following year Bray was appointed treasurer of the army, and early in 1546 he commanded Guisnes town and castle in the temporary absence of Lord Grey. Bray’s services in France ended in 1552, when he exchanged his lieutenancy of Calais castle for the constableship of the Tower in reversion. His military prowess was remembered in 1557, when the council at Calais advised Queen Mary to put him in charge of Guisnes during Grey’s further absence in England, but it is not known whether he took up the appointment.5
  • When not involved in military or naval campaigning Bray took part in the administration of Sussex and Surrey. Between 1523 and 1541 he was a justice of the peace in Sussex, and also served on local commissions in that county and in Surrey. He held property in both counties. Sir Reginald Bray had left the reversion of his lands in Sussex to those of his nephews who married his wards Elizabeth and Agnes Lovell. Sir Edward Bray married Elizabeth, but they were later divorced and both remarried; although it is not clear how far Bray benefited under his uncle’s will, in 1524 he was assessed at £100 in lands at Henfield. As Sir Edward Bray ‘of Selmeston’, near Lewes, he bought a manor from Sir John Gage in 1532, and in the following year the Duke of Richmond’s accounts show Bray as lessee of the demesne lands at Newhaven. In 1535 Bray’s brother Edmund sold him the manors of the Vachery, Cranleigh and Baynards, a valuable nucleus of estates in south-west Surrey. After the Dissolution he bought one ex-monastic manor in Surrey and two others in east Sussex, and in 1545 he offered to supply wood under contract to the city of London. This was also the year in which he acquired the reversion of the Staffordshire lordship of Madeley, previously owned by his third wife’s late husband: this he reluctantly sold to a London merchant in 1547, although William, Lord Paget, had asked that he might purchase part of it.6
  • In what appears to have been his first experience of Parliament Bray sat for Lewes, a borough amenable to the influence of the Duke of Norfolk. Bray was then living near the town, and this may have helped him at the election of 1529 as much as his kinship with Sir Richard Shirley, one of the knights for Sussex on this occasion, or his business links with Sir John Gage, the other knight of the shire. At the same time his brother Edmund was summoned to the Lords as 1st Lord Bray. It is probable that he sat again in 1536, when the King asked for reelection of the previous Members. Three years later he was barred from election in either Surrey or Sussex by his office of sheriff, but he may have procured a place in the Parliament of 1539 for a constituency elsewhere. His duties at Calais in the following decade prevented his reappearance in the House until the 1550s.
  • After his return from Calais, Bray settled in Surrey and acted in local government only in that county. He was in favour under Northumberland. The Council instructed the commissioners for the sale of crown lands to ensure that he acquired lands from them to the value of £80 a year, and in September 1552 he purchased numerous pockets of chantry land scattered in various counties, which he presumably resold at a profit. Bray nevertheless avoided implication as a partisan of Northumberland in the succession crisis, and after Mary’s accession he was returned as senior knight of the shire for Surrey in October 1553. That he was not an enthusiast for the restoration of Catholicism is shown by his inclusion among the Members of this Parliament who ‘stood for the true religion’, that is, Protestantism, but his loyalty to the Queen was affirmed at the time of Wyatt’s rebellion. As master of the Ordnance under the Earl of Pembroke, Bray commanded a force in London with Sir Henry Jerningham which routed a band of rebels at Charing Cross: he received a reward of 200 marks from the Queen and £20 from the City. In the Parliament which followed the rebellion Bray sat as junior knight of the shire for Surrey, the senior seat being occupied by Sir Anthony Browne. It was to be his last appearance in the Commons, perhaps because of the political embarrassment caused him by his nephew John, 2nd Lord Bray, who was implicated in the Dudley conspiracy and spent nearly a year in the Tower.7
  • Bray made his will on 16 Aug. 1558 and died on the following 1 Dec. He appointed as executors his wife and his brother-in-law George Browne, and as supervisor John Caryll. He asked to be buried in Cranleigh church, of which he was patron, and bequeathed the bulk of his lands to his wife, with the proviso that if his elder son Edward interfered with her possession she was to have all his lands in fee simple. Edward Bray was to receive a manor at Ewhurst in Surrey on condition that he discharged a debt of £60, for which he had already received money only to spend it elsewhere. Bray’s mistrust of his son was justified: for many years after his death Edward Bray, who fell progressively into debt, disputed the terms of the will.8
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/bray-sir-edward-1492-1558

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  • Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)
  • Born: BEF 1492, Henfield and Selmeston, Suss. & Vachery, Surr.
  • Died: 1 Dec 1558
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: John BRAY
  • Mother: ¿?
  • Married 1: Elizabeth LOVELL
  • Married 2: Beatrix SHIRLEY (dau. of Ralph Shirley of Wiston and Jane Bellingham) (w. of Edward Elrington)
  • Children:
    • 1. Edward BRAY (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Owen BRAY
    • 3. Beatrix BRAY
  • Married 3: Jane BROWNE BEF May 1539
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BRAY.htm#Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)

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  • Peerage of England, genealogical, biographical, and historical (1812) Vol. IV.
  • https://archive.org/details/peerageofengland04colluoft
  • https://archive.org/stream/peerageofengland04colluoft#page/93/mode/1up
  • RALPH, who was Constable of Melbourn Castle, and of the castle in the Peak of Derbyshire : and died in 1466, "seised of many goodly manors, fair possessions, and large territories in the several counties of Leicester, Derby, Warwick, and Nottingham." He was buried in the church of Brailesford, where his tomb still remains.
  • His first wife was Margaret, daughter and sole heir of John de Staunton, of Staunton Harald, in Leicestershire (whereby he obtained that estate, still the chief seat of the family), by Joan, daughter and coheir of Sir Ralph Meynell, of Langley Meynell (with which family a former match of Shirley has been already, mentioned). By this marriage he had issue John, his son and heir, hereafter mentioned.
  • His second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Blount, Knt. and sister to Walter Blount, Lord Montjoy ; by whom he had Ralph Shirley, Esquire of the Body to King Henry VII. ancestor to the Shirleys of Wiston, of Sussex ; of whom an account will be given in an accompanying note, this branch having been of considerable eminence.(p)
  • His third wife was Lucia, daughter of Sir John Aston, of
    • (p) Ralph Shirley, by his second wife, Elizabeth Blount, sister to Walter Lord Mountjoy, had issue Sir Ralph Shirley, of Wiston, who, by Jane, daughter of Thomas Bellingham, of Lymster, in Sussex, Esq. had four daughters ; Jane, wife of John Dawtrey, of Petworth, in Sussex ; Elizabeth, wife of John Lee, of Fitleworth, co. Sussex ; Beatrix, wife of Edward Eldrington, of Hoggeston, and afterwards of Sir Edward Bray, of Vachery, Surrey, died 1582 ; and Isabel, wife of John Dawtrey, of Hampton ; also, 1. Sir Richard, 2. Thomas Shirley, of West Grinsted, who died 1606; leaving by Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Marmaduke Gorges, of Gloucestershire, Cecilie, daughter and coheir, aet. 19, 1606, wife of Sir George Snelling, of Postlade, Sussex.
    • .... etc.

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  • BRAY, Sir Edward (c.1519-81), of Shere, Surr.
  • b. c.1519, 1st s. of Sir Edward Bray†, by his 2nd w. Beatrice, da. of Ralph Shirley of Wiston, Suss., wid. of Edward Elrington of London and Udimore, Suss. m. (1) bef. Oct. 1542, Mary (d. bef. June 1547), da. of Simon Elrington, 1s. d.v.p.; (2) Elizabeth (d.1560), da. of William Roper† of Eltham, wid. of John Stevenson, 1s.; (3) Magdalene (d.1563), ?da. of Sir Thomas Cotton of Oxenhoath, Kent, s.p.; (4) Mary, 3da. suc. fa. 1558. Kntd. 1560.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/bray-sir-edward-1519-81

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  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank; but univested with heritable honours (1835) Vol. III
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera03burk
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera03burk#page/244/mode/1up
  • JOHN BRAY, esq. who was buried in the chancel of the church at Chelsea, m. ____ , and had, with a daughter, the wife of Sir John Norris, three sons,
    • I. EDMUND (Sir), who inherited a large portion of his uncle Sir Reginald Bray's property, which was confirmed under a deed of settlement, made between himself and Sir William Sandys and his wife Dame Margery Sandys, in adjustment of a dispute between the parties regarding the lands of the deceased. This Edmund was about the age of eighteen at the death of Sir Reginald, who had acted as his guardian and took care of his education. He m. Jane,(f) daughter and heir of Richard Halywell, esq, and had JOHN, his heir, with several daughters. In the 6th of HENRY VIII. (1515) he was sheriff of the county of Bedford, and was summoned to parliament as BARON BRAY, of Eaton-Bray, in that county, on the 3rd November, 21st of the same monarch. (See Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerage.)
    • II. EDWARD (Sir), of whom presently.
    • (*) .... etc.
    • (f) Sir Reginald Bray purchased the wardship of this young lady, that she might become the wife of his nephew, as appears by deed dated 12th February, 1497, made between the said Sir Reginald and Sir John Norbury, her grandfather, in contemplation of "a marriage to be had between Edmund Bray, son of John Bray, brother of the same Sir Reginald, and Jane Halywell, daughter and heir presumptive of Richard Halywell, esq. cousin and heir apparent of Sir John Norbury, (that is to say), daughter of Anne, who was the daughter of the said Sir John Norbury." In consideration of three hundred marks paid by Sir Reginald, Sir John settled immense estates upon his said heir, in the counties of Warwick, Worcester, Surrey, and Hants.
    • III. REGINALD, who m. Anne, daughter and heiress of Richard Monington, esq. of Barrington, in Gloucestershire, and had, with four other sons,(*)
      • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera03burk#page/245/mode/1up
  • The second son of John Bray,
  • SIR EDWARD BRAY, knt. of Vachery Park, in Cranley, Surrey, was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in the 30th of HENRY VIII. and represented the former county in the two parliaments of Queen Mary. Sir Edward, who appears to have been bred a soldier, was one of the knights appointed to accompany King HENRY to Calais to meet the French monarch ; and he is stated to have been Master of the Ordnance in the time of Queen MARY, and to have marched at the head of some troops to Charing-cross to attack Wyatt in the insurrection which he had fomented against her majesty. He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Henry Lovell, esq. of Sussex, but by that lady, from whom he was divorced, and who espoused, secondly, Sir Anthony Windsor, he had no issue. He wedded, secondly, Beatrice, daughter of R. Shirley, esq. of Wiston, in Sussex, and had two sons and one daughter, viz.
    • I. EDWARD (Sir), his heir.
    • II. Owen, of Chobham, in Surrey, who m. Ann, daughter and heir of John Danister, esq. one of the Barons of the Exchequer, and had issue, .... etc.
    • I. Beatrice, m. to Thomas Elrington, esq.
  • Sir Edward survived his second wife, and married, thirdly, Jane, daughter of Sir Matthew Browne, of Betchworth Castle, in the parish of Dorking, but had no more issue. He died in 1558, and by his will, dated in that year, directed that his body should be buried in the parish church of Cranley, and that all the poor folks .... etc. What remained of Sir Edward Bray's great estates at the decease of his widow, devolved on his son,
  • SIR EDWARD BRAY, knt. M.P. for Helston in the 13th ELIZABETH, who m. first, Mary, daughter of Simon Elrington, esq. of Northampton, and had by her an only son, Reginald, described as heir-apparent, and of the Inner Temple in 1557, being then of age, who appears to have died issueless. Sir Edward wedded, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of William Roper, esq. of Eltham, in Kent, by Margaret, his wife, daughter of
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera03burk#page/246/mode/1up
  • Sir Thomas More, and had another son, also named REGINALD. He m. thirdly, Magdalene, daughter of Sir Thomas Cotton, of Kent, by whom, who died in 1563, he had no issue : and fourthly, a lady named Mary, by whom (who wedded, secondly, Sir Edmund Tylney, master of the revels to Queen ELIZABETH) he had three daughters,
    • I. .... etc.
  • Sir Edward, who sold a great part of his possessions, including the manor of Hawnes, Houghton Regis, Kempson, and Eaton Bray, in the counties of Berks and Buckingham, died in 1581, was buried at Shere, and s. by his son,
  • Reginald Bray, esq. of Shere, baptized there 1st May, 1555, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Covert, .... etc.

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  • Sir Matthew Browne, Sheriff of Surrey & Sussex1,2,3,4,5,6
  • M, #89694, b. 1473, d. 6 August 1557
  • Father Sir George Browne, Sheriff of Kent, Burgess of Guildford & Canterbury1,7,8 b. 1440, d. 4 Dec 1483
  • Mother Elizabeth Paston1,7,8 b. 1 Jul 1429, d. 1 Feb 1488
  • Sir Matthew Browne, Sheriff of Surrey & Sussex was born in 1473 at of West Betchworth in Dorking & Barking, Surrey, England.1,5 He married Frideswide Guilford, daughter of Sir Richard Guildford, Chamberlain of the Exchequer, Master of the Ordinance; Controller of the Household and Anne Pimpe, circa 1498 at England; They had 8 sons (Henry, Esq; George, Esq; Edward; Richard; Edward; Walter; Leonard; & Owen) and 6 daughters (Emme, wife of Mr. Stewkley & (Mr.) Vaughan; Mary, wife of Richard Tame; Anne, wife of Thomas Dannett; Jane, wife of Sir Francis Poynings, & of Sir Edward Bray; Agnes; & Elizabeth, wife of John Poyntz, Gent.).1,2,3,4,5,6 Sir Matthew Browne, Sheriff of Surrey & Sussex died on 6 August 1557.1,2,5 His estate was probated on 7 September 1557.2,5
  • Family Frideswide Guilford b. c 1475
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Browne9,2,3,4,5,6 b. c 1499, d. b 1 May 1544
    • Henry Browne, Esq.+1,2,5 b. c 1505
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 161.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 341.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 287.
  • 4.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 545.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 581-582.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 292.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 340.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 581.
  • 9.[S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 637.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2985.htm#i89694

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  • SUMMARY: The document below is the copy in the Cecil Papers of the will, dated 7 October 1558, of Anne (nee Bray) Cobham (c.1510–1558), eldest daughter of Edmund Bray (d. 18 October 1539), 1st Lord Bray, son and heir of John Bray of Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire. The testator’s father was heir as well to much of the property of his childless uncle, Sir Reginald Bray (c.1440 – 5 August 1503), Treasurer to Henry VII.
  • Sir Edmund Bray’s younger brother, Sir Edward Bray (d.1558), married firstly, Elizabeth Lovell, daughter and coheir of Henry Lovell, esquire, of Sussex; secondly, Beatrice Shirley, daughter of Ralph Shirley, esquire, of Wiston, Sussex; and thirdly, Jane (nee Browne), widow of Sir Francis Poynings, and daughter of Sir Matthew Browne (d. 6 August 1557) of Betchworth Castle, Surrey, by Frideswide Guildford.
  • See McKeen, David, A Memory of Honour; The Life of William Brooke, Lord Cobham, (Salzburg: Universitat Salzburg, 1986), 2 vols., p. 7; the ODNB entry for Sir Reginald Bray; the will of Edmund Bray, dated 18 October 1539 and proved 12 March 1541, TNA PROB 11/28/429; Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry, 2nd ed., 2011, Vol. I, p. 413; and Burke, John, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, (London: Henry Colburn, 1836), Vol. III, pp. 244-5:
  • http://books.google.ca/books?id=qf4GAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA244&lpg=PA244&dq=%22sir+John+Norbury%22&source=bl&ots=3q6-F1OkCC&sig=Llf8u4x4UF7xDXbd6AL9Rvv3OQk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yXhNU7fwIcHXyAH3iIHgDA&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22sir%20John%20Norbury%22&f=false
  • From: http://www.oxford-shakespeare.com/CecilPapers/CP_198-110.pdf

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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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1492
1492
West Sussex, England
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Kent, UK
1558
December 1, 1558
Age 66
Epsom, Surrey, England
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