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Richard Bray, Kt.

Also Known As: "Brache", "Braye", "Physician of King Henry VI"
Birthplace: Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England
Death: circa 1489 (50-67)
Worcestershire, England
Place of Burial: Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmond Bray, of Eaton; Sir Edmund de Bray; (Given Name Unknown) Bray (Birth Surname Unknown) and Lady Beatrice de Bray
Husband of Lady Margaretha Bray; Margaret Bray and Joan (Johanna or Grace) Troughton
Father of Joanna Frye; John Bray, the younger; Sir Reginald Bray and Joan Bray

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About Sir Richard Bray, Kt.

  • Sir Richard Bray1
  • M, b. circa 1430
  • Father Edmond Bray
  • Sir Richard Bray was born circa 1430 at of Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England. He married Margaret Sandys, daughter of William Sandys and (Miss) Bohun, circa 1454 at of Bedfordshire, England. Sir Richard Bray married Grace Troughton circa 1490.
  • Family 1 Margaret Sandys b. c 1433
  • Child
    • John Bray+ b. c 1455
  • Family 2 Grace Troughton
  • Child
    • Joan Bray+ b. c 1492
  • Citations
  • 1.[S9539] Unknown author, The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 34.
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  • Sir Richard Bray1
  • M, #149201
  • Last Edited=8 Jul 2005
  • Sir Richard Bray married, firstly, Margaret Sandes, daughter of John Sandes. He married, secondly, Joan (?).
  • Child of Sir Richard Bray and Margaret Sandes
    • 1.Sir John Bray+1
  • Children of Sir Richard Bray and Joan (?)
    • 1.John Bray+2
    • 2.Sir Reynold Bray2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 491. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 287. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
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  • Richard BRAY
  • Born: 1430, Furnace Fells, Lancashire, England
  • Buried: Worcester Cathedral
  • Notes: Is said by some to have been of the privy council to Henry VI; by others he is called the King's Physician; the former is the more probable, as he was buried in Worcester cathedral. He had two wives; by the first, Margaret, dau. of John Sandys, esq. of Furnes Felles, in Lancashire, he had an only son.
  • Father: Edmund De BRAY
  • Mother: ¿?
  • Married 1: Margaret SANDYS
  • Children:
    • 1. John BRAY (Sir)
  • Married 2: Joan TROUGHTON
  • Children:
    • 2. Reginald BRAY (Sir Knight)
    • 3. John BRAY
  • From: BRAY1


  • Collections for a history of Staffordshire (1880)
  • (6) (Sir) Reynold Bray (K.B., K.G.), M.P. Newcastle 1477-8, Southampton 1491-2, in 1495-6, and probably at other times, for these or other places.
  • Born c. 1440 ; son of Richard Bray of Worcester, Surgeon, by Jane (Troughton). He was receiver general and steward to Sir Henry Stafford, younger son of the first Duke of Buckingham, from about 1465. Sir Henry married (1457/60) Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, mother . . . .
  • Will of Sir Reynold Bray, Kt., dated 4 August 1502, proved 1503. To be buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. He leaves much money for masses, for completing St. George's Chapel, for the Friary at Guildford where his mother Joan lies buried ; masses for his father Richard Bray ; his wife Katherine was still alive. His manors, Southmorton and Staunden, Berks, Southherting and Rogate, Sussex, and Chelheath, Middlesex, he leaves to his wife for life, reversion to his younger nephews (Edward and Reynold Bray). His brother John Bray (the younger) appears to have been dead, leaving three sons, the eldest being Edmund (afterwards Baron of Eaton-Bray), all under 21. The two younger of these three are to marry Elizabeth and Agnes,
  • daughters of Henry Lovett, wards of Sir Reynold's, if they are to inherit the manors. His manor of Fryfolk, Hants, to his nephew Richard Andrews and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of John Rogers. Other relatives whom he remembers are, niece Margery wife of Sir William Sandys, Kt. (afterwards Lord Sandes of the Vine), and nephew Robert the son of his sister Jane Isaak, and Jane Robert's wife, daughter of John Ottvy, who has L21 a year. He also leaves 40 m. a year for the Dean and Canons of St. George's to endow a perpetual charity for old men and old women.


  • Sir Reginald Bray KG (c. 1440 – 24 June 1503) was the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster under Henry VII, English courtier, and architect of the Henry VII Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey.
  • Sir Reginald was born in Worcester in around 1440, the second son of Sir Richard Bray and educated at the Royal Grammar School Worcester. He was created a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Henry VII, and, later, a Knight of the Garter. He also became Treasurer and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1496 he was created Steward of the University of Oxford. .... etc.
  • Bray died without issue on 5 August 1503, and was buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor.[5] Bray had a brother of the whole blood, John Bray, and an elder half brother, also named John Bray. After litigation, Reginald Bray's estates were divided between his nephew, Edmund Bray, eldest son of his brother of the whole blood, John Bray, and William Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, who had married Margery Bray, the daughter of Bray's elder brother of the half blood, John Bray.[5]
  • Bray married, about 1475, Katherine Hussey (d.1506),[6] the younger of the two daughters and coheirs of Nicholas Hussey of Calais, by whom he had no issue.
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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)
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Sir Richard Bray, Kt.'s Timeline

Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England
Cornwall, England
Age 59
Worcestershire, England
Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom