Sir John Bruley, of Waterstock

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Sir John Bruley, of Waterstock

Also Known As: "Bruley"
Birthplace: Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1410 (30-40)
Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bruley, MP and Agnes de Bruley
Husband of Maud Bruley
Father of Joane Mauntell
Brother of Anita Bruley and Isabell Bruley

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About Sir John Bruley, of Waterstock

The family of Bruley, originating at White Ladies Aston in Worcestershire (where it retained land), acquired property at Waterstock in the late 13th century. William Bruley, who belonged to a cadet branch, made good his claim to the family holdings through marriage to a relation, Agnes Bruley, whose title to them was stronger than his own. Thereafter, he was untroubled in possession of Waterstock and the other properties, save by a lawsuit brought in 1409. In addition, he and his wife held land in Little Milton and Little Rycote, nearby.

During the 1390s Bruley was also closely involved in the affairs of the family of Quatremayn: before his neighbour Thomas Quatremayn of Rycote died in 1398, he gave his manor in Great Milton in trust to Bruley, to hold on behalf of his widow, and it may be assumed that the marriage of Bruley’s son, John, to Quatremayn’s daughter, Maud, had already taken place.

[William] Bruley, last recorded in December 1419, may be presumed to have been still alive in March 1423, when John Danvers* of Calthorpe, who had married his grand daughter and heir Joan, presented to the living at Waterstock not by virtue of his wife’s inheritance but rather by her grandfather’s gift. Bruley’s landed holdings were all to pass in due course to Danvers and his sons.

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Sir John Bruley, of Waterstock's Timeline

Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
April 3, 1406
Cothrop, Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Age 35
Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)