BRAY FAMILY

William De BRAY

Born: 1178

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Ralph De BRAY


Ralph De BRAY

Born: 1204

Father: William De BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William De BRAY


William De BRAY

Born: 1230

Father: Ralph De BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Robert De BRAY


Robert De BRAY

Born: 1254

Father: William De BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. James De BRAY


James De BRAY

Born: 1280

Father: Robert De BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Anselm De BRAY


Anselm De BRAY

Born: 1304

Father: James De BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William De BRAY


William De BRAY

Born: 1328

Father: Anselm De BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas De BRAY


Thomas De BRAY

Born: 1354

Father: William De BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Dau. BRAXBY

Children:

1. William De BRAY


William De BRAY

Born: 1380

Father: Thomas De BRAY

Mother: Dau. BRAXBY

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Edmund De BRAY


Edmund De BRAY

Born: 1404, Furnace Fells, Lancashire, England

Father: William De BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Richard BRAY


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


Reginald BRAY (Sir Knight)

Died: 5 Aug 1503

Buried: Bray Chapel, Windsor Castle, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Richard BRAY

Mother: Joan TROUGHTON

Married: Catherine HUSSEY


John BRAY (Sir)

Father: Richard BRAY

Mother: Margaret SANDYS

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Margaret BRAY


Margaret BRAY

Father: John BRAY (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: William SANDYS (1º B. Sandys of the Vine)

Children:

1. Mary SANDYS

2. Elizabeth SANDYS

3. Thomas SANDYS (2º B. Sandys of the Vine)

4. Alice SANDYS

5. Margaret SANDYS


John BRAY

Acceded: Eaton Braye, Bedford

Buried: Chelsea Church

Notes: In 1542 John Sackville sold to John Selwyn of Friston, Sussex, for 6.13.4, the wardship and marriage of the heir of John Bray of Westdean, Sussex, and the custody of the manor of Westdean which was held of the elder Sackville by knight's service. It would appear that the John Bray referred to would be this John Bray, as his son Edward, "of Henfield and Selmeston, Suss. & Vachery, Surr." was active in the immediate area of Westdean, Sussex. Selmeston, Sussex lies just North of Westdean. He was also Member of Parliament for Lewes which lies to the West. Henfield lies further to the West.

Father: Richard BRAY

Mother: Joan TROUGHTON

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)

2. Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)

3. Reginald BRAY

4. Elizabeth BRAY


Elizabeth BRAY

Born: ABT 1490

Father: John BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: John NORREYS of Yattendon (Sir)


Reginald BRAY

Born: ABT 1509, Barrington, Northamptonshire, England

Died: Deceased in Steane, Northamptonshire, England

Notes: The three eldest sons died without issue. The fifth and youngest, Reginald Bray, had the estate at Steyne and Hinton settled on him.

Father: John BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Anne MONINGTON (dau. of Richard Monington)

Children:

1. Edmund BRAY

2. Reginald BRAY


Reginald BRAY

Born: ABT 1542 / 1 May 1555, Steane, Northamptonshire, England

Notes: of Steane and Hinton, Warwickshire. He wedded Anne, daughter of Thomas, Lord Vaux, and left six daughters, his co-heirs.

Father: Reginald BRAY

Mother: Anne MONINGTON

Married: Anne VAUX ABT 1578, Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England

Children:

1. Dau. BRAY

2. Dau. BRAY

3. Dau. BRAY

4. Temperance BRAY

5. Dau. BRAY

6. Dau. BRAY


Temperance BRAY

Born: BEF 6 Nov 1580, Steane, Northamptonshire, England

Died: 25 Oct 1619, Steane, Northamptonshire, England

Buried: 28 Oct 1619, Hinton, England

Notes: wedded Sir Thomas Crewe, serjeant-at-law, and had a son, John Crewe, created Lord Crewe, who purchasing the shares of the other co-heirs, obtained the whole of the estate at Stene and Hinton, which passed with his lordship's grand-daughter, in marriage, to Henry Grey, Duke of Kent, and was eventually sold to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough.

Father: Reginald BRAY

Mother: Anne VAUX

Married: Thomas CREWE (Sir) (son of John Crewe and Alice Mainwaring) ABT 1599, Steane, Northamptonshire, England

Children:

1. John CREWE (1º B. Crewe) (m. Jermina Waldegrave)

2. Anne CREWE

3. Thomas CREWE

4. Nathaniel CREWE

5. Patience CREWE

6. Temperance CREWE

7. Silence CREWE

8. Salathiel CREWE

9. Prudence CREWE


Edmund BRAY

Father: Reginald BRAY

Mother: Anne MONINGTON

Married: Agnes HARMON (dau. of Edmund Harmond of Taynton)

Children:

1. Edmund BRAY

2. Silvester BRAY of Fifield

3. John BRAY of Fifield


Edmund BRAY

Father: Edmund BRAY

Mother: Agnes HARMON

Married: Dorothy Anne TRACY (dau. of Sir John Tracy of Todington) (m.2 Edward Conway, 1º V. Conway)

Children:

1. Giles BRAY of Barrington (Sir Knight)


Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)

Born: BEF 1492, Henfield and Selmeston, Suss. & Vachery, Surr.

Died: 1 Dec 1558

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: Elizabeth LOVELL

Married 2: Beatrix SHIRLEY (dau. of Ralph Shirley of Wiston and Jane Bellingham) (w. of Edward Elrington)

Children:

1. Edward BRAY (Sir Knight)

2. Owen BRAY

3. Beatrix BRAY

Married 3: Jane BROWNE BEF May 1539


Beatrix BRAY

Father: Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)

Mother: Beatrix SHIRLEY

Married: Thomas ELRINGTON (b. ABT 1520 - d. 1566)(See his biography) BEF 1549

Children:

1. Edward ELRINGTON

2. Son ELRINGTON

3. Dau. ELRINGTON

4. Dau. ELRINGTON

5. Dau. ELRINGTON


Owen BRAY

Father: Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)

Mother: Beatrix SHIRLEY

Married: Anne DANISTER

Children:

1. John BRAY

2. Edward BRAY


Edward BRAY

Father: Owen BRAY

Mother: Anne DANISTER

Married: Susan DOYLEY

Children:

1. Owen BRAY


Edward BRAY (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1519

Died: 7 May 1581, Shere, Surrey, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Edward BRAY of Vachery Park (Sir Knight)

Mother: Beatrix SHIRLEY

Married 1: Mary ELRINGTON (d. BEF Jun 1547) (dau. of Simon Elrington) BEF Oct 1542

Children:

1. Reginald BRAY

Married 2: Elizabeth ROPER (d. 1560) (dau. of William Roper of Eltham and Margaret More)

Children:

2. Edward BRAY

3. Reginald BRAY

4. Elizabeth BRAY

5. William BRAY

Married 3: Magdalene COTTON (d. 1563) (dau. of Sir Thomas Cotton of Oxenhoath)

Married 4: Mary ?

Children:

6. Magdalen BRAY

7. Frances BRAY

8. Margaret BRAY


Elizabeth BRAY

Father: Edward BRAY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth ROPER

Married: George CHOWNE


Margaret BRAY

Born: ABT 2 Apr 1566

Buried: 10 Sep 1621, Biddie Waterville, Durham, England

Father: Edward BRAY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary ?

Married: George BOWES of Biddie Waterville (d. BEF 1606) (son of George Bowes of Streatlam and Dorothy Mallory) ABT 1590, Durham, England

Children:

1. George BOWES of Bradley (m. Mary Delaval)


Reginald BRAY

Born: ABT 1555

Father: Edward BRAY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth ROPER

Married: Elizabeth COVERT (dau. of Richard Covert of Hascombe)

Children:

1. Edward BRAY

2. Francis BRAY

3. Richard BRAY (b. Aug 1588)

4. Anne BRAY


Anne BRAY

Born: 1591

Father: Reginald BRAY

Mother: Elizabeth COVERT

Married: Son CORNEWALL

Children:

1. Son CORNEWALL

2. Son CORNEWALL

3. Son CORNEWALL

Edward BRAY

Born: 1577

Father: Reginald BRAY

Mother: Elizabeth COVERT

Married 1: Jane COVERT (d. 1618) (dau. of Edward Covert)

Children:

1. Edward BRAY

2. Elizabeth BRAY

3. Timothea BRAY

4. Magdalene BRAY

5. Robert BRAY

6. Jane BRAY

Married 2: Dau. COMBER

Children:

7. Grace BRAY


Francis BRAY

Born: ABT 1578

Father: Reginald BRAY

Mother: Elizabeth COVERT

Married: Alice BRAMPTON

Children:

1. Edmund BRAY (b. 1624 - d. 1667) (m. Tryphena Risley)


Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)

Born: 1484, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England

Acceded: 4 Dec 1529

Died: 18 Oct 1539

Buried: Chelsea Church

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Jane HALLIGHWELL (b. ABT 1480 - d. 24 Oct 1558) ( dau. of Richard Halywell of Harberton, Esq., and Anne Norbury) (m.2 Sir Urian Brereton) ABT 1499, Holwell, Bedfordshire, England

Children:

1. Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)

2. Elizabeth BRAY

3. John BRAY (2º B. Bray)

4. Dorothy BRAY (B. Chandos of Sudeley)

5. Mary BRAY

6. Frideswide BRAY (b. ABT 1516)

7. Frances BRAY (b. 1522 - d. 27 May 1592)

8. Dau. BRAY

9. Dau. BRAY

10. Dau. BRAY

11. Dau. BRAY


Elizabeth BRAY

Born: 1513

Died: 1573

Father: Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)

Mother: Jane HALLIGHWELL

Married 1: Ralph VERNEY (Sir) 1528/9, Hertford, England

Children:

1. Edmund VERNEY (Sir)

2. Edmund VERNEY

3. Anne VERNEY

4. Frances VERNEY (b. ABT 1529 - d. 1543)

5. John VERNEY

6. Jane VERNEY

7. Francis VERNEY

8. Ralph VERNEY

9. Urian VERNEY

10. Richard VERNEY

Married 2: Richard CATESBY (Sir) AFT 1536 / ABT 1548, Eaton, Bedfordshire, England

Children:

1. Anne CATESBY

Married 3: William CLARCK

Married 4: Henry PHILLIPS


Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)

Born: ABT 1500, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England

Died: 1 Nov 1558, Cobham, Kent, England

Notes: around 1517, well before her father was created a baron in 1529, she married George Brooke. Barbara Harris in her work names Anne, Lady Cobham as one of Anne Boleyn’s first accusers but M. St. Clare Byrne argues that Lady Lisle’s man in London, John Husee, would not have referred to a noblewoman as “Nan Cobham” and therefore he must have meant some other person, probably someone lower on the social ladder. Lady Cobham was one of Queen Jane Seymour's ladies. In late 1545 she journeyed to Calais to join her husband, living there in the Lord Deputy's house for the next five years. There is an effigy on her tomb in Cobham Church, dated 1561. The Latin inscription put there by her oldest son, William, translates, in part, as follows: "Here Anna lies, a lady chaste and fair, Blest with her children's love and husband's care. . . .'Twas in the last sad year of Mary's reign That first the husband, then the wife, was ta'en.".

Father: Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)

Mother: Jane HALLIGHWELL

Married: George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham) ABT 1517

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROOKE (M. Northampton)

2. William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

3. George BROOKE

4. Henry BROOKE (Sir)

5. Catherine BROOKE

6. Thomas BROOKE

7. Mary BROOKE (B. Abergavenny)

8. Dorothy BROOKE (b. 1518)

9. Anne BROOKE

10. John BROOKE (b. 1535 - d. 1594)

11. Edmund BROOKE (b. 1540)


Dorothy BRAY (B. Chandos of Sudeley)

Born: 1530, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England

Died: 31 Oct 1605, Minety, Wiltshire, England

Buried: Rotherfield Greys, Oxon

Notes: was either the youngest daughter or the fifth of six daughters of Edmund, 1st baron Bray. She was at court as a maid of honor to Anne of Cleves in 1540 and then served Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. She embarked upon a brief, passionate love affair with William Parr, brother of the future queen c.1541, but it was well over by 1543, when his interest had shifted to Dorothy’s niece, her sister Anne’s daughter Elizabeth Brooke. Dorothy married Edmund Brydges, 2nd baron Chandos. In 1574, Queen Elizabeth visited Lady Chandos at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire. In 1588 she was living in Essex House in London and had 220 books in her bedchamber there. Dorothy’s second husband was a younger man, Sir William Knollys. She was known among courtiers as “old lady Chandos” and at the time her husband fell in love with one of the Queen's maids of honor, Mary Fitton, Dorothy was living with him in a house adjoining the royal tilt yard. Dorothy's daughters, Eleanor and Catherine, and her granddaughters, Frances and Elizabeth Brydges, were also maids of honor. The portrait “Duchess of Chandos” attributed to John Bettes the Younger, 1578, could be Dorothy Bray, although the sitter looks very young for someone who would be around fifty-four years old at the time. Dorothy's effigy appears with her second husband in the church at Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire.

Father: Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)

Mother: Jane HALLIGHWELL

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“Duchess of Chandos” 

attributed to John Bettes the Younger, 1578

Married: Edmund BRYDGES (2° B. Chandos of Sudeley) ABT 1544, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England

Children:

1. Eleanor BRYDGES

2. Giles BRYDGES (3° B. Chandos of Sudeley)

3. William BRYDGES (4º B. Chandos of Sudeley)

4. Catherine BRYDGES (B. Sandys of the Vyne)

5. Charles BRYDGES

6. Richard BRYDGES

7. Henry BRYDGES (b. ABT 1557)

8. Anthony BRYDGES

9. Cecily BRYDGES (b. ABT 1560)

Married 2: William KNOLLYS (1º E. Banbury) AFT Mar 1573


Mary BRAY

Born: 1518

Died: 1569

Father: Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)

Mother: Jane HALLIGHWELL

Married: Robert PECKHAM (Sir) (d. 1569) (son of Edmund Peckham)


John BRAY (2º B. Bray)

Born: ABT 1520

Died: 18 Nov 1557

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Edmund BRAY (1º B. Bray)

Mother: Jane HALLIGHWELL

Married: Anne TALBOT (B. Bray / B. Wharton) Jun 1542



Richard BRAY

Died: 1559, Ewell, Surrey, England

Married: Joan SAUNDERS

Children:

1. John BRAY

2. Saunders BRAY


John BRAY

Born: 4 Aug 1534, London, England

Died: 6 Dec 1615, London, England

Father: Richard BRAY

Mother: Joan SAUNDERS

Married 1: Joan JENYNS

Children:

1. Anna BRAY

Married 2: Margaret HASLONDE

Children:

2. Mary BRAY

3. Thomas BRAY

4. Margaret BRAY

5. Lawrence BRAY

6. Joan BRAY

7. Henry BRAY

8. John BRAY


Anna BRAY

Born: 1556, Hareby, Lincolnshire, England

Father: John BRAY

Mother: Joan JENYNS

Married: John WIGHT of Hareby

Children:

1. Robert WIGHT (b. ABT 1578)


Mary BRAY

Born: 24 Dec 1564, London, England

Father: John BRAY

Mother: Margaret HASLONDE

Married: Thomas WHITNEY (b. 14 Jul 1560 - d. 14 Apr 1637) (son of Robert Whitney and Elizabeth Morgan) 12 May 1583, St Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Children:

1. Margaret WHITNEY

2. Thomas WHITNEY

3. Henry WHITNEY

4. Arnwaye WHITNEY

5. John WHITNEY (b. 1589) (m. Eleanor Bray)

6. Nowell WHITNEY

7. Francis WHITNEY

8. Mary WHITNEY

9. Robert WHITNEY


Thomas BRAY

Born: 1575

Father: John BRAY

Mother: Margaret HASLONDE

Married:

Children:

1. Eleanor BRAY (b. 1603 - d. 11 May 1659) (m. John Whitney)



Frances BRAY

Born: ABT 1540

Died: ABT 1580

Father: Edmund BRAY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Thomas FETTIPLACE ABT 1565

Children:

1. Robert FETTIPLACE (b. ABT 1566)

2. Charles FETTIPLACE (b. ABT 1568)

3. Frances FETTIPLACE

4. Mary FETTIPLACE

5. Arabella FETTIPLACE



Eleanor BRAY

Born: ABT 1590

Married: John FETTIPLACE (Sir)

Children:

1. Giles FETTIPLACE (b. ABT 1632 - d. 13 Nov 1702) (m. Mary Purnell)

2. Anne FETTIPLACE (b. ABT 1636)

3. Edmund FETTIPLACE (b. ABT 1638)

4. George FETTIPLACE (b. ABT 1634) (m. Rebecca ?)


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