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Thomas Bryan, II

Also Known As: "Thomas Brien", "Thomas Brian", "Thomas Bryant", "Thomas Brienne", "Thomas de Bryan"
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Cheddington, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: January 30, 1517 (52)
Cheddington, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England
Place of Burial: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Bryan, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and Margaret Bryan
Husband of Lady Margaret Bryan
Father of Sir Francis Bryan I "The Vicar of Hell", Lord Chief Justice of Ireland; Elizabeth Carew, Lady Carew; John Bryan; Thomas Bryan and Margaret Guildford
Brother of Joan Bryan,; Elizabeth de Bryan and Edmund Bryan, II

Occupation: courtier, knight
Managed by: Ann Margrethe Nilsen
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About Sir Thomas Bryan, II, Kt.

Sir Thomas Bryan II was knighted by Henry VII in 1497, and he died in 1517

Thomas Bryan (courtier)

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Thomas Bryan was an English courtier during the reign of Henry VIII. His wife, Margaret Bryan was governess to the King's four acknowledged children, Mary, Elizabeth, Edward and his illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset. She impressed the King so much, he made her Baroness Bryan in her own right. They had three children, Margaret, Francis and Elizabeth .

Francis was a close friend of the King's and of his brother-in-law, Nicholas Carew. As Baroness Bryan was the half-sister of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and the mother of the King's mistress Mary Boleyn and his second wife Anne Boleyn, fortunes imroved for the Bryan family during the 1520s and early 1530s. But it was not only Thomas Bryan's nieces by marriage who attracted the King, but his daughter, Elizabeth Carew, also. Elizabeth was linked to Henry from 1514 and was said to have been given jewels by Henry VIII that technically belonged to the queen, Katherine of Aragon.

Thomas Bryan III was knighted by Henry VII in 1497, was 'knight of the body' at the opening of Henry VIII's reign, and repeatedly served on the commission of the peace for Buckinghamshire, where the family property was settled.

Was knighted by King Henry VII in 1497.

His wife was a sister of John, Lord Berners and daughter of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and his wife Elizabeth Tylney. Throught this marriage the Bryans claim decent, on the distaff side, from the houses of Bourchier, Bohun, and Plantagenet.

M, #179939, d. before 1517

Last Edited=14 Jan 2006

    Sir Thomas Bryan married Margaret Bourchier, daughter of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth Tylney.1 He died before 1517.1
    Sir Thomas Bryan lived at Chedington, Buckinghamshire, England.1


[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 363. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.


'The Knights of England. A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, page 40 -'

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Sir Thomas Bryan, II, Kt.'s Timeline

June 1, 1464
Cheddington, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England
June 1, 1490
Age 26
Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Age 30
Beddington, Surrey, , England
Age 43
Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England
January 30, 1517
Age 52
Cheddington, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England