BRANDON FAMILY

Robert BRANDON

Born: ABT 1410

Father: John BRANDON

Mother: ¿?

Married: Ada CALTHORPE

Children:

1. William BRANDON (Sir)


William BRANDON (Sir)

Born: 1425, St. Marys Cray, North Cray Bromley, Kent, England

Died: 1491

Notes: Marshall of Marchalsea

Father: Robert BRANDON

Mother: Ada CALTHORPE

Married: Elizabeth WINGFIELD ABT 1455

Children:

1. William BRANDON (Sir)

2. Anne BRANDON

3. Thomas BRANDON (Sir)

4. Margaret BRANDON

5. Mary BRANDON

6. Catherine BRANDON

7. Eleanor BRANDON

9. Elizabeth BRANDON

10. Margaret BRANDON

11. Robert BRANDON


Margaret BRANDON

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married: Gregory LOVELL (Sir)

Children:

1. Thomas LOVELL

2. Francis LOVELL

3. Margaret LOVELL

4. Catherine LOVELL


Mary BRANDON

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married: John RYDING


Catherine BRANDON

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married: Henry GOURNEY (son of William Gourney and Anne Heydon) BEF 4 Mar 1490/91

Children:

1. Christian GOURNEY (m. James Darnell)

2. Elizabeth GOURNEY (m. Walter Ayscough)


Eleanor BRANDON

Born: ABT 1462

Died: 1499

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married: John GLENHAM of Glemham Parva (Esq.)

Children:

1. Anne GLENHAM (m. Henry Pagrave)


Elizabeth BRANDON

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married 1: Agustin CAVENDISH ABT 1475

Children:

1. Richard CAVENDISH (Sir)

2. Edward CAVENDISH

3. Anne CAVENDISH

4. Elizabeth CAVENDISH

5. Catherine CAVENDISH

Married 2: John LEVENTHORPE BEF 4 Mar 1490/1

Children:

6. Margaret LEVENTHORPE

7. Catherine LEVENTHORPE (m.  Robert Brograve)


Margaret BRANDON

Died: BEF 1491

Notes: Hugh Manning lived in Saint Mary's Cray, Kent, which is but sex miles north of Cowdham, his ancestral home. The Visitation pedigree of the Manning family has him married to the aunt of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, that is, a daughter of Sir William Brandon. No documentary evidence of this marriage or any relationship can be found. Probably there was some more remote relationship that gave rise to the legend. If true, she would have to have been one of the two Margarets, daughters of Sir William Brandon and Elizabeth Wingfield, and there would have been a royal lineage thru the Wingfields. Hugh and his wife died early and that helps explain the lack of records for them. St. Mary's Cray, with its church dedicated to Saint Mary, lies five miles NNE of Downe, Kent. Within this church lies Hugh Manning and his wife and several more generations of this family. There is a mural monument for one of the Mannings and a fine brass memorial to Richard Manning, and his wife Rachel, he the grandson of Richard, son of Hugh.

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married: Hugh MANNING BET 1476 / 1480

Children:

1. John MANNING

2. Robert MANNING

3. Richard MANNING


Robert BRANDON

Notes: died s.p.

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married: Dau. CALTHORPE


Anne BRANDON

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married: Nicholas SIDNEY

Children:

1. William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

¿2. Dau. SIDNEY?


Thomas BRANDON (Sir)

Died: 1510

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD


William BRANDON (Sir)

Acceded: 7 Aug 1485, Milford Haven

Died: 22 Aug 1485, Battle of Bosworth, Leicestershire, England

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth WINGFIELD

Married 1: Anne MALLORY

Married 2: Elizabeth BRUYN (dau. of Sir Henry Bruyn and Elizabeth Darcy) (w. of Thomas Tyrrell)

Children:

1. Thomas BRANDON (Sir)

2. William BRANDON

3. Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk)

4. Robert BRANDON (Sir)

5. Richard BRANDON

6. Anne BRANDON


Anne BRANDON

Died: BEF 1582

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth BRUYN

Married: Gawen CAREW (Sir) AFT 28 Jan 1530/31 (marriage licence)


Thomas BRANDON (Sir)

Born: 1470, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Died: 27 Jan 1509

Notes: Knight of the Garter.

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth BRUYN

Married 1: Anne FIENNES (M. Berkeley) 1493, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Married 2: Elizabeth DYNHAM (B. Fitzwaryn) (b. 1449 - d. 19 Oct 1516) (dau. of John Dynham and Joan Arches) (w. of Fulke Bourchier, 2º B. Fitzwarin)


Robert BRANDON (Sir)

Born: 1470

Died: Nov 1524

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth BRUYN

Married 1: Anne ? (d. 1494)

Married 2: Catherine ZOUCHE


William BRANDON

Born: 1476

Died: 1497

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth BRUYN

Married: ¿Dau. SIDNEY?


Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk)

Born: 1484

Acceded: 1 Feb 1514

Died: 22 Aug 1545, Guildford Palace, Surrey, England

Buried: St. George's Chapel, Windor Castle, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: William BRANDON (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth BRUYN

Married 1: Anne BROWNE AFT 25 Sep 1505

Married 2: Margaret NEVILLE BEF 7 Feb 1506 ANNULMENT 1507

Married 3: Anne BROWNE ABT 1508

Children:

1. Anne BRANDON (B. Grey of Powis)

2. Mary BRANDON (B. Monteagle)

Married 4: Elizabeth GREY (5° B. Lisle) Bey May 1523 ANNULMENT

Married 5: Mary TUDOR (Queen of France/D. Suffolk) 3 Mar 1515, Paris, France

Children:

3. Henry BRANDON (1° E. Lincoln) (b. 11 Mar 1515)

4. Frances BRANDON (D. Suffolk)

5. Eleanor BRANDON (C. Cumberland)

Married 6: Catherine WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby of Eresby/D. Suffolk) 7 Sep 1534

Children:

6. Henry BRANDON (2° D. Suffolk)

7. Charles BRANDON (3° D. Suffolk)


Anne BRANDON (B. Grey of Powis)

Born: ABT 1507

Died: Jan 1557/8

Notes: in 1514, Brandon secured a place for Anne, aged about seven, at the court of Margaret of Savoy. She remained there for nearly two years. While she was abroad, her father married Mary Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister. When Anne returned to England, she lived with them at Westhorpe Hall. To ensure the legitimacy of Brandon’s children by Mary Tudor, a papal bull was secured from Pope Clement VII to confirm that the divorce from Margaret Neville was valid. This also settled the question of Anne's legitimacy. In 1531, Anne married Edward Grey, baron Grey of Powis. It was not a happy marriage and by 1537 Anne had left her husband for a lover, Randle Haworth or Hansworth, and Grey had taken a mistress, Jane Orwell. In that year, her father attempted to force Lord Powis to support Anne. With Lord Cromwell’s help, he succeeded in obtaining an annuity of £100 for her, but in 1540, Powis petitioned the Privy Council to punish Anne for adultery and also claimed that she was conspiring with Hansworth to murder him. No official action seems to have been taken against her, and she remained with her lover, which may be why she was left out of her father’s will. At some point between 1545 and 1551, Anne entered into a "corrupt understanding" with John Beaumont, a judge in Chancery, whereby she obtained lands with forged documents (supposedly generated by her late father) and then sold those lands to Beaumont. This defrauded her half sister Frances's husband, Henry Grey, Marquis of Dorset. The scheme came to light in 1552 and Beaumont was arrested, but Anne does not seem to have been punished. By then, Lord Powis was dead and she had married Hansworth. She had also written her will, dated 29 Oct 1551, although she was not to die until early 1558. She was buried on 13 Jan of that year, either in Westminster Abbey or in the adjoining St. Margaret's Church.

Father: Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk)

Mother: Anne BROWNE

Married 1: Edward GREY (3° B. Grey of Powis) 1531, Suffolk, England

Married 2: Randle HANSWORTH


Mary BRANDON (B. Monteagle)

Born: ABT 1510

Died: ABT 1542

Notes: in the 1530s, Mary was almost constantly at court. In 1538, Mounteagle complained of misbehavior on his wife’s part to Thomas Cromwell but nothing seems to have come of the allegations. Mary was a favorite lady in waiting to Jane Seymour.

Father: Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk)

Mother: Anne BROWNE

Married: Thomas STANLEY (2° B. Monteagle)

Children:

1. William STANLEY (3° B. Mounteagle)

2. Francis STANLEY

3. Elizabeth STANLEY

4. George STANLEY

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Sketch of "the lady Mounteagle"

by Hans Holbein the Younger


Frances BRANDON (D. Suffolk)

Born: 16 Jul 1517, Bishop's Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England

Died: 20 Nov 1559, Chaterhouse, Sheen, Surrey, England

Buried: Westminster Abbey, London, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk)

Mother: Mary TUDOR (Queen of France/D. Suffolk)

Married 1: Henry GREY (1° D. Suffolk) Mar/May 1533, Suffolk Place, Southwark, London, Middlesex, England

Children:

1. Son GREY

2. Dau. GREY

3. Jane GREY (Queen of England)

4. Catherine GREY

5. Mary GREY

Married 2: Adrian STOKES (Master of Horse) (b. 1532 - 30 Nov 1586) (m.2 Anne Carew) 9 Mar 1554

Children:

6. Elizabeth STOKES (b. 20 Nov 1554 - d. same day)

7. Elizabeth STOKES (b. 16 Jul 1555, Knebworth, Herts. - d. 7 Feb 1556)

8. Son STOKES


Eleanor BRANDON (C. Cumberland)

Born: 1519

Died: 1547

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk)

Mother: Mary TUDOR (Queen of France/D. Suffolk)

Married: Henry CLIFFORD (2° E. Cumberland)

Children:

1. Margaret CLIFFORD (C. Derby)

2. Charles CLIFFORD


Henry BRANDON (2° D. Suffolk)

Born: 18 Sep 1535, Barbican, London, Middlesex, England

Acceded: 1545

Died: 14 Jul 1551, Bishop's Palace, Buckden, Huntington, England

Buried: Bishop's Palace, Buckden, Huntington, England

Notes: Died of Sweating Sickness.

Father: Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk)

Mother: Catherine WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby of Eresby/D. Suffolk)

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Henry Brandon, second Duke of Suffolk

Royal Collection at Windsor © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Charles BRANDON (3° D. Suffolk)

Born: 1537

Acceded: 1551

Died: 14 Jul 1551, Bishop's Palace, Buckden, Huntington, England

Buried: Bishop's Palace, Buckden, Huntington, England

Notes: Died of the Sweating Sickness, 30 minutes after his elder brother.

Father: Charles BRANDON (1° D. Suffolk)

Mother: Catherine WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby of Eresby/D. Suffolk)

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Charles Brandon, third Duke of Suffolk

Royal Collection at Windsor © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II



Robert BRANDON

Died: 30 May 1591

Notes: the queen’s jeweler.

Married 1: Catherine BARBER 13 Jun 1548, Saint Mary Woolnoth, London, London, England

Children:

1. Alice BRANDON

2. Mary BRANDON

3. Edward BRANDON

Married 2: Elizabeth OSBORNE

Children:

4. Lucy BRANDON


Lucy BRANDON

Died: 1652

Father: Robert BRANDON

Mother: Elizabeth OSBORNE

Married: Richard REYNELL (Sir) (See his Biography)

Children:

1. Jane REYNELL (m. Sir William Waller)


Alice BRANDON

Born: 1556

Died: BEF 1608

Notes: sometimes said to be either the niece or the grandniece of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. She is the subject of one of most appealing miniatures of her husband. Shortly after their marriage, they traveled to France in the entourage of Sir Amyas Paulet, the English ambassador. Hilliard, probably on Queen Elizabeth's orders, entered the service of François, duc d’Alençon. Although her husband may have returned at a later date, Alice was back in London by May 1578, when their first child, Daniel, was baptised. By 1579, the Hilliards lived in a house in Gutter Lane, off Cheapside in London, where Hilliard also had his studio. Hilliard does not seem to have been reliable in money matters. When Alice’s father died, he made no mention of his son-in-law or grandchildren in his will, instead stipulating that the allowance he left to Alice be administered by the Goldsmith’s Company. Although there was an Alice Hillyard buried at St. Margaret's Westminster on May 16, 1611, this was probably not Alice Brandon. Hilliard is known to have had a second wife and records show a Nicholas Hilliard marrying Susan Gysard at St. Mary at Hill on 3 Aug 1608, placing Alice's death before that date.

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Alice Brandon

by Nicholas Hilliard, 1578

(Victoria & Albert Museum)

Father: Robert BRANDON

Mother: Catherine BARBER

Married: Nicholas HILLIARD (See his Biography) 15 Jul 1576

Children:

1. Daniel HILLIARD

2. Elizabeth HILLIARD (b. 1579)

3. Francis HILLIARD (b. 1580)

4. Laurence HILLIARD (b. 1582 - d. 1648)

5. Lettice HILLIARD (b. 1583)

6. Penelope HILLIARD (b. 1586)

7. Robert HILLIARD (b. 1588)


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