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John Brome

Birthplace: Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, England
Death: November 05, 1468 (57-58)
Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, England (assassination)
Place of Burial: Farringdon Without, London, Greater London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brome, of Brome and Joan Brome
Husband of Beatrix Brome
Father of Isabell Denton; Elizabeth Brome; Jocosa Brome; Nicholas Brome, Esq.; Jane Brome and 3 others
Brother of Joan Burdett and William Brome, of Halton

Occupation: under treasurer of England, Under Treasurer of England
Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy,Vol. C...
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About Sir John Brome, Kt.

  • John Brome, Esq.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • M, #30981, b. circa 1415, d. circa 2 November 1469
  • Father John Brome2,4,7 b. c 1380
  • Mother Joan Rody2,4,7
  • John Brome, Esq. was born circa 1415 at of Baddesley Clinton, Lapworth Hall in Lapworth, & Warwick, Warwickshire, England.2 He married Beatrix Shirley, daughter of Sir Ralph Shirley, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire and Joan Basset, circa 1439; They had 3 sons (Thomas; Nicholas, Esq; & John) and 4 daughters (Isabel, wife of Philip Purefoy, Esq., & ofJohn Denton, Gent; Elizabeth; Agnes; & Joyce, Prioress of Wroxall Abbey).2,9,4,5,7,8 John Brome, Esq. died circa 2 November 1469; Assassinated. Buried at Whitefriars, London.2,4,7
  • Family Beatrix Shirley d. 10 Jul 1483
  • Children
    • Isabel Brome+2,10,11,3,4,12,13,6,7 b. c 1440, d. a 1540
    • Nicholas Brome, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Warwickshire & Leicestershire+2,4,7 b. c 1450, d. 10 Oct 1516
  • Citations
  • 1.[S9531] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. IV, p. 605.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 391.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 268-269.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 380.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 27.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 120-121.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 269.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 626.
  • 9.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 652.
  • 10.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 599.
  • 11.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 95.
  • 12.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 54.
  • 13.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 474.
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  • BROME (BROWN), John (d.c.1436), of Warwick and Lapworth, Warws.
  • s. of Robert Brown† of Warwick. m. ?(1) Joan, da. of Thomas Rody of Baddesley Clinton, Warws.;1 (2) bef. 1408, Margery, ?1s. John†.
  • Brome or Brown was descended from a family of tanners who lived in the suburbs of Warwick to the south of the Avon bridge in a house which long retained the name of ‘Brome’s Place’. His father was a lawyer, MP for Warwick in 1366, 1368 and 1384 (Nov.), and steward of the Warwickshire estates of the lord of the borough, Thomas, earl of Warwick, from before 1383 certainly until the earl’s arrest in July 1397 and perhaps longer.2 Since the early 14th century the Bromes had owned property (later known as Broom Hall) at Lapworth, a few miles from Warwick, and John himself is known to have been in possession of land there by 1398. Some of his holdings may have come to him through marriage: when, in 1408, he and his second wife, Margery, made a settlement of lands in Lapworth, Henley-in-Arden and elsewhere in the neighbourhood, they stipulated that although after Margery’s death some of the properties should be used to endow a chantry in Lapworth parish church, the remainder should pass to her daughter, Elizabeth. By separate transactions in 1405 and 1414 Brome released to John Catesby† and others his interest in certain holdings in Lapworth previously held by his father as a trustee.3
  • Brome may have been a lawyer like his father, although he is known to have had an interest in the local cloth industry. It is possible that he owed his first election to Parliament (in 1397) to his father’s position ....
  • It is difficult to ascertain when this John Brome’s career ended and that of John Brome the younger (presumably his son) began. Certainly it was the latter who sat for Warwick in 1429, 1432 and 1433 (he being described as ‘junior’ on the returns), who took the oath not to maintain those who broke the peace in 1434, and also served on important commissions to raise loans for the Crown in 1436. And it was probably the younger John, too, who was described as ‘gentleman of Warwick’ in 1429 when he stood surety at the Exchequer, and who in 1432 obtained an Exchequer lease of the manor of Nuthurst (Warwickshire). The elder John Brome evidently died before 1436, when John Audley of Packwood (grandson of John’s wife Margery) released his rights to lands near Lapworth to John the younger.5
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Baddesley Clinton From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1438, John Brome, Under-Treasurer of England, bought the manor, which passed to his son, Nicholas. Nicholas was responsible for the extensive rebuilding of the nearby parish church dedicated to Saint Michael, done as penance for killing the parish priest, a murder reputed to have taken place in the great house itself. The house from this period was equipped with gun-ports, and possibly a drawbridge. When Nicholas Brome died in 1517, the house passed to his daughter, who married Sir Edward Ferrers (High Sheriff of Warwickshire) in 1500. The house remained in the ownership of the Ferrers family until 1940 when it was purchased by Thomas Walker, a relative of the family who changed his name to Ferrers. His son, who inherited it in 1970, sold the estate in 1980 to the National Trust, who now manage it.

Birth: 1410 Baddesley Clinton Warwick District Warwickshire, England Death: Nov., 1468, England

John Brome, Esquire, Under Treasurer of England.

Son of John Brome of Warwick, lawyer and MP, Under Sheriff of Warwick and Jane, daughter of Thomas Rody.

Husband of Beatrice Shirley, daughter of Sir Ralph and Joan Basset, direct descendant of King Henry II of England by one of his mistresses, Ida.

They had the following children: Thomas b abt 1438 Nicholas, Esquire Jane, wife of John Gregory Isabel, wife of Robert John Denton

His step mother, Margery's grandson, John Audley of Packwood released his right of land near Lapworth to John in 1436. In 1438, John bought the 13th century manor of Baddesley Clinton in Warwick.

John was assassinated and buried at Whitefriars, London, and the manor was passed to his son, Nicholas. While assisting at Mass at the church of the White Friars in London, he was called out to the porch of the church and stabbed to death by John Herthill in a dispute over a mortgage; when offered payment earlier by Herthill, Brome had kept the land.

"Before he departed the world having time to make his Will, he used this expression, that he forgave his son Thomas, who smiled when he saw him run through by Herthill in the White Friers Church Porch."

In 1471 Nicholas Brome avenged his father by killing Herthill, for which crime he was ordered to find a priest to say mass daily for two years in the church of Baddesley Clinton for the souls of both victims, and to pay to the widow Elizabeth Herthill 33s. 4d.

He was buried on 5 Nov 1468 in White Friers Church. His widow died in 1483 and was buried at the parish church, St Michael's, at Baddesley Clinton.

Family links:

 Beatrice Shirley Brome (____ - 1483)

 Nicholas Brome (1450 - 1517)*

Inscription: Lo! Here lies as dust the body of John Brome, a noble and learned man, skilled in the law of the Realm, a child of genius, witness the County of Warwick, who fell by the sword in this church, slain at the time of the mass by the hands of wicked men. He was buried in the tomb November 5, 1468. Kindly father, it is better for him to have eternal rest.

Burial: Whitefriars Carmelite Monastery London City of London Greater London, England

Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens Record added: Jan 12, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 103449573

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Baddesley, Clinton, Warwickshire, England
November 5, 1468
Age 58
Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, England