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  • Beatrix Brome (1414 - 1483)
    'Beatrix Shirley1,2 'F, d. 10 July 1483 Father Sir Ralph Shirley, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire1,3 b. 23 Apr 1391, d. c 1443 Mother Joan Basset1,3 b. c 1390, d. b 14 May 1419 ' Beatri...
  • Constance Ferrers (b. - 1551)
    To see pictures of Baddeslely Clinton, the birthplace of Constance (Broome) Ferrers, go to the Media section.
  • Isabel Marrow (c.1468 - 1520)
  • Isabell Denton (1436 - 1470)
    Isabel Brome1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 F, #63910, b. circa 1440, d. after 1540 Father John Brome, Esq.1,2,3,4,10,11,12,8,13 b. c 1415, d. c 2 Nov 1469 Mother Beatrix Shirley1,2,3,10,11,12,13 d. 10 Jul 148...
  • Sir John Brome, Kt. (1410 - 1468)
    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 Cl...

About the Brome surname


From Stirnet's "Brome1" page (membership required to view without interruption): "(1) It seems that, at least until modern times, 'Brome' and 'Broome' were virtually interchangeable. There is a village called Brome in Suffolk and one called Broome in Norfolk. It appears that there were Brome or Broome Halls in (at least) Norfolk. Shropshire (Salop) & Warwickshire. It is not known if the families which founded those halls shared a common root and gave their names to the hall, or if they took their family names from different places of same/similar name, or (what is perhaps most likely) it was a combination thereof. Commoners starts its article on the family covered by the lower section below with the following: "The very ancient and eminent family of Brome lineally derives from the Earls of Anjou, who took the surname of Brome or Broome, after their pilgrimage to the holy land; Fulk, Earl of Anjou, having worn a sprig of the Broome plant, as the symbol of humility." Fulk's son Geoffrey was known as 'Plantagenet' in recognition of that symbol (see Plantagenet1).

other versions of this surname

family of Norfolk (and Suffolk? and Surrey?)

family of Shropshire

cadet branch of Shropshire family in Hertfordshire and Kent

family of Warwickshire and Oxfordshire