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William Branch (Braunche), Member of Parliament, Mayor

Also Known As: "Braunche"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: February 03, 1601 (76)
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Abingdon, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Branch and Elizabeth Branch
Husband of Elizabeth Branch and Katherine Branch
Father of Thomas Branch; Elizabeth Branch; Richard Branch; Mary Wright; Anne Fowler and 6 others
Brother of Thomas Branch; Amy Branch; John Branch; Mary Branch/Braunche; Margery Branch and 2 others

Occupation: Woolen Draper, 30 May 1558 Burgess, member of Parliament in 1593, Head of Christ Hospital, Mayor, Member of Parliament
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About William Branch, Member of Parliament, Mayor

Mayor and Master of the Holy Cross Fraternity Hospital, Abingdon, England

William Branch/Braunche married Katherine Jennings in 1556 at St. Helen's, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.


William Branch owned the Bull Inn in Littlebury. He had inherited it from his brother, Thomas. His will was proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury on April 24, 1602.

William Branch/Braunche

William, the most important member of the family to live in Abingdon and the one whose life is most abundantly documented. He appears to have married twice, in 1553, August 2, to Elizabeth, daughter of John Waltham, as recorded in St. Helen's registers, by whom he does not appear to have had issue but of whose burial about 1555/6, no trace has been found. Will married secondly, about 1556 to Katherine, daughter of Thomas Jennings, a prominent burgess of Abingdon and his wife, Alice, daughter of Richard Bright of Cuham, just across the river from Abingdon, and by her had eleven children.

William's steady rise to prominence and a high position of local authority is amply attested by the very numerous references to him found in the borough records, and the records of Christ's Hospital. In 1555 the town of Abingdon was incorporated a borough by charter from Philip and Mary and although, not named as an officer or principal burgess, William soon joined the ranks of the town's governing body as one of the twelve principal burgesses. On the death of Richard Large, one of the original nominated principal burgesses early in 1558, William Branche was duly elected in his stead on May 30, by the rest of the Corporation, and tooke a Corporal oathe for the observation of all laudable costomes as others have done before him, and paid the customary entrance fine of 40 shillings. From that date, his progress is steady. He served four times as Mayor of the town, in 1563, 1564, 1572, 1582-83 and from May to September 1588 to complete the term of William Kysbie who died in office.

In 1593, William was elected Member of Parliament for the borough(if elected is the right word for the appointment of their representative by the handful of men who made up the Corporation) and took part in the deliberations held at Westminster between February 19 and April 10.

The Fraternity of the Holy Cross, with which the first three generations of Branches were connected, was succeeded in 1553 by Christ's Hospital, which was founded as a body corporate under a Master and eleven Governors, established by royal charter, obtained largely as a result of the effort of Sir John Mason, a native of Abingdon and first Master of the Hospital for life. The new hospital, (not it should be added, a hospital in the medical sense, but a hospitium, a place for the giving of help to the poor and needy, in the medieval sense); succeeded to all such properties of the old Fraternity as had not been granted away by the Crown since 1547 and to the secular and alms-giving duties, formerly performed by the brethren and sister of the Holy Cross. The Master and Governors resumed control of the Long alley almshouses and their inmates, carried on the maintenance of the road and bridge across the river, a duty of which they were relieved only in 1928, when the Co. Councils of Berkshire and Oxfordshire took them over as a public responsibility, were authorized to give relief to any poor or needy inhabitants of the town, and were empowered to give aid to the former monastic grammar school, if there were sufficient funds at their disposal to do so.

In the same year that he became a principal burgess of the borough and thus closely connected with municipal government, Wm. Braunche was elected a Governor of Christ's Hospital and so began a connection with charitable work in the town, which lasted until his death in 1602. He served as Master, an office of no less honor and dignity than that of mayor of the borough from 1572 - 1594, and was elected treasurer in 1595 - 1596. The services which Wm. rendered to his native town in so many diverse ways over such a long period of years make it abundantly clear that he was a man of considerable importance, authority and dignity in Abingdon, and certainly the most notable of his line.

It is from his long connection with the management of the affairs of Christ's Hospital that the most tangible personal remains of William's life, which still survive, have come down to us. These are the four items, printed as appendixes to this article, written in his own hand in the cartulary of Christ's Hospital, still preserved in the Hall of the Hospital at Abingdon. The notes and verses on Sir John Mason and the establishment of Christ's Hospital and the list of the last Masters of the Fraternity of the Holy Cross have been mentioned already. The fourth item is an eye-witness account of the re-interment of the remains of Geoffrey Barbour, the Bristol merchant of Welsh descent so closely linked with the early history of the Fraternity of the Holy Cross and the building of the bridge from Abingdon to Cuham across the Thames, in St. Helen's Church, near St. Katherine's aisle, after the suppression of the monastery at Abingdon in which Barbour was first buried. this account is followed by a short eulogy in verse.

William, together with his brother Thomas, was undoubtedly educated at the old medieval grammar school in Stert Street. They were contemporaries of among others, John Roysse, who re-established the old school under the control of the Corporation in 1563, a few months before William's first tenure of the office of mayor.

By trade, William was a woollen draper and occasional references to the exercise of his trade are to be found in the borough records, as for example, when he was paid twenty shillings by the chamberlain of the town in 1560 for the gown and livery, purchased for Robert Andrewes, the town's sergeant-at-mace. He lived and carried on his trade in a house and shop in Littlebury Lane, now Bury Street, which he held on lease from the Corporation, and also leased a small wooded copse in the neighboring parish of Sunningwell called Bagley Close. He also owned as the result of the bequest of his brother Thomas' will, the Bull Inn in Littlebury Lane and in 1585, in company with a number of his prominent fellow burgesses is mentioned as carrying on the trade of malting.

William's wife Katherine died in 1597 and was buried in St. Helen's Church on August 25. William survived her some four and half years, dying, full of years and honor, February 1601/2. He was buried in St. Helen's Church in February when his family paid two shillings for the tolling of the knell with the great Belle at his funeral and six shillings and eight pence for his grave.

Almost a year before his death, Wm. had given all his property to his eldest son, Thomas, reserving to himself only one room in his house, his keep, and a small annual sum of money. These facts are disclosed by William's will, which was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on April 24, 1602. But the precise details of the property and goods involved are not known as the original of this deed of gift is not now extant. Comprised in the deed would no doubt be the Bull Inn, which at a later date, was to be the cause of dissension and litigation. (See Christopher Branch l).

Of his generation, only William Braunche, by his wife Katherine Jennings, had issue whose story can be traced and which is germane to the subject of this article.

Reference Material:

Genealogies of Virginia Families From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biographym, Volume l, by Adams-Chiles; with an introduction by, John Frederick Dorman. Indexed by Thomas L. Hollowak.

Published by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1981.

Branchiana--Being a partial account of The Branch Family in Virginia, by James Branch Cabell. Printed by Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia.

Branch of Abingdon--Being a partial account of the ancestry of Christopher Branch of "Arrowhattocks" and "Kingsland" in Henrico County, and the founder of the Branch family in Virginia, by James Branch Cabell. Printed by William Ellis Jones' Sons, Inc. Richmond, Virginia.

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William Branch [Parents] was born in 1532 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England. He died on 7 Feb 1602 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England. He married 1 Katherine Jennings about 1556.

Other marriages: Elizabeth Waltham.

Katherine Jennings [Parents] was born about 1540. She died on 28 Aug 1597 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England. She married 1 William Branch about 1556.

They had the following children:

M i Thomas Branch

F ii Elizabeth Branch was born about 1558. She died about 1566.

F iii Mary Branch

M iv Richard Branch 1 was born on 16 Sep 1560 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England. He died about 1602 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England.

F v Ann Branch

F vi Eleanor Branch was born on 20 Oct 1564.

M vii Lionel Branch

F viii Martha Branch

F ix Barbara Branch was born on 10 Jul 1569.

M x William Branch was born in 1578. William graduated at New College at Oxford on 13 Oct 1598 in Oxford, England.

[Branch of Abington] Also there is the provision in the will of William Branch, senior, "for his better maintenance at Oxford" made in 1601 to prove that this was the same William Branch.

Nothing is known concerning his descendants if he, indeed, left any. To the present compiler at least the wording of his father's will, already cited, would suggest that the younger William Branch had married his cousin Frances Smith before 1602; and that a result of this marriage may quite possibly have been the Martha Branch mentioned in the will of Robert Payne.

Also he may conceivably have been the William Branch who died at Frilford, in Berkshire, in 1606, as previously recorded.

F xi Katherine Branch was born on 21 Aug 1582.

Source: http://us029844.home.mindspring.com/pafg220.htm#6027


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  1. ID: I06412
  2. Name: William* Braunche
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: AFT. 1524 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England
  5. Death: 7 FEB 1601/02 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England
  6. Burial: 7 FEB 1601/02 North Asile, St. Helen's Church Abdingdon, Berkshire, England
  7. Occupation: 30 MAY 1558 Burgess, member of Parliament in 1593
  8. Event: Relationship 11th Great Grandparent - Branch Line
  9. Event: Relationship 14th Great Grandparent - Blythe Line
  10. Note:

Will proved 24 April 1602, Burial 7 Feb 1601 (sic.) in St Helen's church, North or Jesus aisle. William was a woolen draper.

Their Children:

(1) Thomas of Abdingdon,Christened 29 July 1557 Abdingdon, married 21 May 1583 (Register of St. Helen"s Church) Margaret Coxwell Thomas died Feb. 1603 and was buried 2 Feb.,1603 in St. Helen's church

(2) Anne b. 1562, Christened 19 Sept. 1562 Abdingdon, married Mr Fowler and others. No Issue.

(3) Elizabeth b. about 1569 in Abdingdon and d. 1565

(4) Richard b. 1560. Christened 16 September 1560 and died about 1602

(5) Mary b. 1561 married John Wright and left issue.

(6) Eleanor Christened 20 Oct.,1564 Abdingdon. Never Married

(7) Barbara Christened 10 July 1569 Abdingdon

(8) Lionel b. about 1572 Christened 18 Aug. 1566 (sic) Abdingdon, married Valentia Sparke 8 July 1596 London England

(9) Martha b. 1 March 1578 married Robert Payne 9 Dec 1625 She was buried 9 Dec., 1625

(10) William b. 1579 Abdingdon. He matriculated in New College on Oct.13,1958 and graduated in 1562 and proceeded to his Master's degree on Jan. 31,1905/6. After graduation he disappears and no further trace of him is found.

The second son, William, from whom the Virginia branch of the family descends, was buried February 2, 1601-2. On May 30, 1558, he was a burgess. He served as mayor of Abingdon in 1588. He was a member of Parliament in 1593. In 1553 Christs Hospital succeeded the Fraternity of the Holy, William Braunche was a governor of Christs Hospital. In 1572, 1574, 1581, and 1593 he was a master there. In 1595-6, he was a treasurer of Christs Hospital. There are documents in his own handwriting preserved today at the Hall of the Hospital at Abingdon. His Hospital affiliation was community work, he was woolen draper by trade. He was willed, by his brother, Thomas, the Red Bull Inn in Littlebury Lane, Abingdon. He married, first, on August 2, 1553, Elizabeth Waltham, daughter of John Waltham. They had no children. He married, second, Katherine Jennings, daughter of Thomas and Alice Brighby Jennings. She died and was buried August 25, 1597 in St. Helens Church.

Father: Richard Braunche b: about 1503 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

Mother: Elizabeth Beauforest b: 1507 in Cornwall, England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Waltham, 2 AUG 1553 in England

Marriage 2 Catherine Jennings b: about 1535 in Cornwall, England

Married: 1556 in St Helen's, Abdingdon, Berkshire County, England

Children

1. Has Children Thomas Braunche b: JUL 1557 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

2. Has No Children Elizabeth Braunche b: ABT. 1559 in Abington, Berkshire, England

3. Has No Children Richard Braunche b: 6 SEP 1560 in Abingdon, Berkshire, England

4. Has No Children Mary Braunche b: ABT. 1561

5. Has No Children Ann Braunche b: 19 SEP 1562

6. Has No Children Eleanor Braunche b: 20 OCT 1564 in Abington, Berkshire, England

7. Has Children Lionel* Braunche b: 18 AUG 1566 in Abington, Berkshire, England

8. Has No Children Barbara Braunche b: ABT. 1569

9. Has Children Martha Branch b: ABT. 1570 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

10. Has No Children William Braunche b: ABT. 1579 in Abington, Berkshire, England

11. Has No Children Katherine Braunche b: ABT. 1582 in Abington, Berkshire, England


William Branch/Braunche married Katherine Jennings in 1556 at St. Helen's, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.


William Branch owned the Bull Inn in Littlebury. He had inherited it from his brother, Thomas. His will was proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury on April 24, 1602.

William Branch/Braunche

William, the most important member of the family to live in Abingdon and the one whose life is most abundantly documented. He appears to have married twice, in 1553, August 2, to Elizabeth, daughter of John Waltham, as recorded in St. Helen's registers, by whom he does not appear to have had issue but of whose burial about 1555/6, no trace has been found. Will married secondly, about 1556 to Katherine, daughter of Thomas Jennings, a prominent burgess of Abingdon and his wife, Alice, daughter of Richard Bright of Cuham, just across the river from Abingdon, and by her had eleven children.

William's steady rise to prominence and a high position of local authority is amply attested by the very numerous references to him found in the borough records, and the records of Christ's Hospital. In 1555 the town of Abingdon was incorporated a borough by charter from Philip and Mary and although, not named as an officer or principal burgess, William soon joined the ranks of the town's governing body as one of the twelve principal burgesses. On the death of Richard Large, one of the original nominated principal burgesses early in 1558, William Branche was duly elected in his stead on May 30, by the rest of the Corporation, and tooke a Corporal oathe for the observation of all laudable costomes as others have done before him, and paid the customary entrance fine of 40 shillings. From that date, his progress is steady. He served four times as Mayor of the town, in 1563, 1564, 1572, 1582-83 and from May to September 1588 to complete the term of William Kysbie who died in office.

In 1593, William was elected Member of Parliament for the borough (if elected is the right word for the appointment of their representative by the handful of men who made up the Corporation) and took part in the deliberations held at Westminster between February 19 and April 10.

The Fraternity of the Holy Cross, with which the first three generations of Branches were connected, was succeeded in 1553 by Christ's Hospital, which was founded as a body corporate under a Master and eleven Governors, established by royal charter, obtained largely as a result of the effort of Sir John Mason, a native of Abingdon and first Master of the Hospital for life. The new hospital,( not it should be added, a hospital in the medical sense, but a hospitium, a place for the giving of help to the poor and needy, in the medieval sense); succeeded to all such properties of the old Fraternity as had not been granted away by the Crown since 1547 and to the secular and alms-giving duties, formerly performed by the brethren and sister of the Holy Cross. The Master and Governors resumed control of the Long alley almshouses and their inmates, carried on the maintenance of the road and bridge across the river, a duty of which they were relieved only in 1928, when the Co. Councils of Berkshire and Oxfordshire took them over as a public responsibility, were authorized to give relief to any poor or needy inhabitants of the town, and were empowered to give aid to the former monastic grammar school, if there were sufficient funds at their disposal to do so.

In the same year that he became a principal burgess of the borough and thus closely connected with municipal government, Wm. Braunche was elected a Governor of Christ's Hospital and so began a connection with charitable work in the town, which lasted until his death in 1602. He served as Master, an office of no less honor and dignity than that of mayor of the borough from 1572 - 1594, and was elected treasurer in 1595-6. The services which Wm. rendered to his native town in so many diverse ways over such a long period of years make it abundantly clear that he was a man of considerable importance, authority and dignity in Abingdon, and certainly the most notable of his line.

It is from his long connection with the management of the affairs of Christ's Hospital that the most tangible personal remains of William's life, which still survive, have come down to us. These are the four items, printed as appendixes to this article, written in his own hand in the cartulary of Christ's Hospital, still preserved in the Hall of the Hospital at Abingdon. The notes and verses on Sir John Mason and the establishment of Christ's Hospital and the list of the last Masters of the Fraternity of the Holy Cross have been mentioned already. The fourth item is an eye-witness account of the re-interment of the remains of Geoffrey Barbour, the Bristol merchant of Welsh descent so closely linked with the early history of the Fraternity of the Holy Cross and the building of the bridge from Abingdon to Cuham across the Thames, in St. Helen's Church, near St. Katherine's aisle, after the suppression of the monastery at Abingdon in which Barbour was first buried. this account is followed by a short eulogy in verse.

William, together with his brother Thomas, was undoubtedly educated at the old medieval grammar school in Stert Street. They were contemporaries of among others, Johy Roysse, who re-established the old school under the control of the Corporation in 1563, a few months before William's first tenure of the office of mayor.

By trade, William was a woollen draper and occasional references to the exercise of his trade are to be found in the borough records, as for example, when he was paid twenty shillings by the chamberlain of the town in 1560 for the gown and livery, purchased for Robert Andrewes, the town's sergeant-at-mace. He lived and carried on his trade in a house and shop in Littlebury Lane, now Bury Street, which he held on lease from the Corporation, and also leased a small wooded copse in the neighboring parish of Sunningwell called Bagley Close. He also owned as the result of the bequest of his brother Thomas' will, the Bull Inn in Littlebury Lane and in 1585, in company with a number of his prominent fellow burgesses is mentioned as carrying on the trade of malting.

William's wife Katherine died in 1597 and was buried in St. Helen's Church on August 25. William survived her some four and half years, dying, full of years and honor, Feb. 1601/2. He was buried in St. Helen's Church on Feb. &, when his family paid two shillings for the tolling of the knell with the great Belle at his funeral and six shillings and eight pence for his grave.

Almost a year before his death, Wm. had given all his property to his eldest son, Thomas, reserving to himself only one room in his house, his keep, and a small annual sum of money. These facts are disclosed by William's will, which was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on April 24, 1602. But the precise details of the property and goods involved are not known as the original of this deed of gift is not now extant. Comprised in the deed would no doubt be the Bull Inn, which at a later date, was to be the cause of dissension and litigation. (See Christopher Branch l).

Of his generation, only William Braunche, by his wife Katherine Jennings, had issue whose story can be traced and which is germane to the subject of this article.

Reference Material:

Genealogies of Virginia Families From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biographym, Volume l, by Adams-Chiles; with an introduction by, John Frederick Dorman. Indexed by Thomas L. Hollowak.

Published by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1981.

Branchiana--Being a partial account of The Branch Family in Virginia, by James Branch Cabell. Printed by Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, VA.

Branch of Abingdon--Being a partial account of the ancestry of Christopher Branch of "Arrowhattocks" and "Kingsland" in Henrico Co. and the founder of the Branch family in Virginia, by James Branch Cabell. Printed by William Ellis Jones' Sons, Inc. Richmond, VA

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gloriawes... -------------------- William Branch [Parents] was born in 1532 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England. He died on 7 Feb 1602 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England. He married 1 Katherine Jennings about 1556.

Other marriages:

Waltham, Elizabeth

Katherine Jennings [Parents] was born about 1540. She died on 28 Aug 1597 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England. She married 1 William Branch about 1556.

They had the following children:

M i. Thomas Branch

F ii. Elizabeth Branch was born about 1558. She died about 1566.

F iii. Mary Branch

M iv. Richard Branch 1 was born on 16 Sep 1560 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England. He died about 1602 in Abingdon, Berkshire,England.

F v. Ann Branch

F vi. Eleanor Branch was born on 20 Oct 1564.

M vii. Lionel Branch

F viii. Martha Branch

F ix. Barbara Branch was born on 10 Jul 1569.

M x. William Branch was born in 1578. Graduated New College at Oxford 13 Oct 1598, Oxford, England.

[Branch of Abington] Also there is the provision in the will of William Branch, senior, "for his better maintenance at Oxford" made in 1601 to prove that this was the same William Branch.

Nothing is known concerning his descendants if he, indeed, left any. To the present compiler at least the wording of his father's will, already cited, would suggest that the younger William Branch had married his cousin Frances Smith before 1602; and that a result of this marriage may quite possibly have been the Martha Branch mentioned in the will of Robert Payne.

Also he may conceivably have been the William Branch who died at Frilford, in Berkshire, in 1606, as previously recorded.

F xi Katherine Branch was born on 21 Aug 1582.

Source: http://us029844.home.mindspring.com/pafg220.htm#6027 -------------------- http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mckinzie1...

ID: I06412

   

Name: William Braunche

   

Sex: M

   

Birth: AFT. 1524 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

   

Death: 7 FEB 1601/02 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

Burial: 7 FEB 1601/02 North Asile, St. Helen's Church Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

   

Occupation: 30 MAY 1558 Burgess, member of Parliament in 1593

   

Event: Relationship 11th Great Grandparent - Branch Line

   

Event: Relationship 14th Great Grandparent - Blythe Line

   

Note: Will proved 24 April 1602, Burial 7 Feb 1601 (sic.) in St Helen's church, North or Jesus aisle. William was a woolen draper.

Their Children:

(1)Thomas of Abdingdon,Christened 29 July 1557 Abdingdon m.21 May 1583 (Register of St. Helen"s Church) Margaret Coxwell Thomas died Feb. 1603 and was buried 2 Feb.,1603 in St. Helen's church

(2) Anne b. 1562, Christened 19 Sept. 1562 Abdingdon She married Mr Fowler and others. No Issue.

(3)Elizabeth b. about 1569 in abdingdon and d. 1565

(4) Richard b 1560. Christened 16 Sept, 1560 and Died abt 1602

(5) Mary b 1561 m John Wright and left issue.

(6) Eleanor Christened 20 Oct.,1564 Abdingdon. Never Married

(7) Barbara Christened 10 July 1569 Abdingdon

(8) Lionel b about 1572 Christened 18 Aug. 1566 (sic) Abdingdon. M Valentia Sparke 8 July 1596 London England;

(9) Martha b 1 March 1578 married Robert Payne 9 Dec 1625 She was buried 9 Dec., 1625

(10) William b. 1579 Abdingdon He matriculated in New College on Oct.13,1958 and graduated in 1562 and proceded to his Master's degree on Jan. 31,1905/6. After graduation he disappears and no further trace of him is found.

The second son, William, from whom the Virginia branch of the family descends, was buried February 2, 1601-2. On May 30, 1558, he was a burgess. He served as mayor of Abingdon in 1588. He was a member of Parliament in 1593. In 1553 Christs Hospital succeeded the Fraternity of the Holy William Braunche was a governor of Christs Hospital. In 1572, 1574, 1581, and 1593 he was a master there. In 1595-6, he was a treasurer of Christs Hospital. There are documents in his own handwriting preserved today at the Hall of the Hospital at Abingdon. His Hospital affiliation was community work, he was woolen draper by trade. He was willed, by his brother, Thomas, the Red Bull Inn in Littlebury Lane, Abingdon. He married, first, on August 2, 1553, Elizabeth Waltham, daughter of John Waltham. They had no children. He married, second, Katherine Jennings, daughter of Thomas and Alice Brighby Jennings. She died and was buried August 25, 1597 in St. Helens Church.

Father: Richard Braunche b: ABT. 1503 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

Mother: Elizabeth Beauforest b: 1507 in Cornwall, England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Waltham

Married: 2 AUG 1553 in England

Marriage 2 Catherine* Jennings b: ABT. 1535 in Cornwall, England

Married: 1556 in St Helen's, Abdingdon, Berkshire County, England

Children

1. Has Children Thomas Braunche b: JUL 1557 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

2. Has No Children Elizabeth Braunche b: ABT. 1559 in Abington, Berkshire, England

3. Has No Children Richard Braunche b: 6 SEP 1560 in Abingdon, Berkshire, England

4. Has No Children Mary Braunche b: ABT. 1561

5. Has No Children Ann Braunche b: 19 SEP 1562

6. Has No Children Eleanor Braunche b: 20 OCT 1564 in Abington, Berkshire, England

7. Has Children Lionel Braunche b: 18 AUG 1566 in Abington, Berkshire, England

8. Has No Children Barbara Braunche b: ABT. 1569

9. Has Children Martha Branch b: ABT. 1570 in Abdingdon, Berkshire, England

10. Has No Children William Braunche b: ABT. 1579 in Abington, Berkshire, England

11. Has No Children Katherine Braunche b: ABT. 1582 in Abington, Berkshire, England


Governor of Fraternity of the Holy Cross Christ Hospital (1557)

Elected as principal burgess 1558

Mayor in Abington, Berkshire, England (1563,1564,1572,1582-3,1588)

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William Branch, Member of Parliament, Mayor's Timeline

1524
June 1, 1524
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
1557
July 29, 1557
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
1557
Age 32
Abingdon, Berkshire, England; Occupation: Governer of the Fraternity of the Holy Cross (Christ's Hospital)
1557
Age 32
Abingdon, Berkshire, England; Occupation: Governer of the Fraternity of the Holy Cross (Christ's Hospital)
1557
Age 32
Governer of the Fraternity of the Holy Cross (Christ's Hospital)
1557
Age 32
Governer of the Fraternity of the Holy Cross (Christ's Hospital)
1558
May 30, 1558
Age 34
Burgess, member of Parliament in 1593
May 30, 1558
Age 34
England; Occupation: Burgess
May 30, 1558
Age 34
Burgess