BROOKE FAMILY

William De BROC

Born: ABT 1180, Le Brook, Ilchester, Somerset, England

Died: 1231, Le Brook, Ilchester, Somerset, England

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Henry De La BROOKE

Henry De La BROOKE

Born: ABT 1220, Le Brook, Ilchester, Somerset, England / ABT 1264/1268, The Brooke, Near Hehaster, England

Died: AFT 1257

Father: William De BROC

Mother: ¿?

Married: Nichola De GONVILLE (b. ABT 1225) ABT 1259, England

Children:

1. Henry De La BROOKE


Henry De La BROOKE

Born: ABT 1260, Le Brook, Ilchester, Somerset, England / ABT 1290, England

Died: 1324, Le Brook, Ilchester, Somerset, England

Father: Henry De La BROOKE

Mother: Nichola De GONVILLE

Married: Elizabeth ?

Children:

1. John BROOKE


John BROOKE

Born: ABT 1290, Le Brook, Ilchester, Somerset, England / ABT 1316, Doncaster, County York, England

Died: ABT 1347/8, Doncaster, County York, England

Father: Henry De La BROOKE

Mother: Elizabeth ?

Married: Joan (MADSTON) BRADSTONE (b. 1290/1318 - d. 1347) ABT 1319

Children:

1. Thomas BROOKE


Thomas BROOKE

Born: ABT 1320, Le Brook, Juxtaivelchester, Somerset, England / ABT 1342, Doncaster, County York, England

Died: 1368, Doncaster, County York, England

Father: John BROOKE

Mother: Joan (MADSTON) BRADSTONE

Married: Constance MARKENFIELD

Children:

1. Thomas BROOKE (Sheriff of Somerset)


Thomas BROOKE (Sheriff of Somerset)

Born: ABT 1356 / BEF 1368, Brooke, Somerset, & Holdrich Devon, England/ Doncaster, County York, England

Died: 23 Jan 1416 / BET Jan 1417/18, Doncaster, County York, England

Notes: High Sheriff of Somerset.

Father: Thomas BROOKE

Mother: Constance MARKENFIELD

Married: Johanna HANAP (b. 1370 - d. 10 Apr 1437) ABT 1390, England

Children:

1. Thomas BROOKE

2. Michael BROOKE


Thomas BROOKE

Born: 1391, Brooke, Somerset, & Holdrich Devon, England

Died: 12 Aug 1438/39, Thorncombe, Devon, England

Buried: 1439, Thorncombe, Devon, England

Notes: invested as a Knight between 1416 and 1421. Member of Parliament for Somerset in 1417; from 1421 to 1422 and 1427.

Father: Thomas BROOKE (Sheriff of Somerset)

Mother: Johanna HANAP

Married: Joan BRAYBROOKE (b. AFT 1395 - d. 25 Nov 1442) (dau. of Reginald Braybrooke and Joan De la Pole) ABT 1409/20 Feb 1410, Cooling Castle, Cobham, England

Children:

1. Edward BROOKE (1° B. Cobham)

2. Reginald BROOKE

3. Hugh BROOKE

4. Thomas BROOKE

5. John BROOKE

6. Robert BROOKE

7. Margaret BROOKE

8. Christian BROOKE

9. Peter BROOKE

10. Henry BROOKE

11. Christopher BROOKE (b. ABT 1428)

12. Joan (Isabel) BROOKE

13. Elizabeth BROOKE

14. Morgan BROOKE


John BROOKE

Born: ABT 1418, Somersetshire, England

Father: Thomas BROOKE

Mother: Joan BRAYBROOKE

Married: Margaret ? ABT 1436, Somersetshire, England


Joan (Isabel) BROOKE

Born: 1428

Father: Thomas BROOKE

Mother: Joan BRAYBROOKE

Married: John CARRANT


Elizabeth BROOKE

Born: 1429

Father: Thomas BROOKE

Mother: Joan BRAYBROOKE

Married: John SEYMOUR (St. Maur) 1450

Children:

1. Thomas St. MAUR (Sir)


Reginald BROOKE

Born: ABT 1414, Aspall-Stoneham, Suffolk, England

Died: 1482

Father: Thomas BROOKE

Mother: Joan BRAYBROOKE

Married: Anne EVERTON

Children:

1. Elizabeth BROOKE

2. Edward BROOKE


Elizabeth BROOKE

Born: ABT 1446, Suffolk, England

Father: Reginald BROOKE

Mother: Anne EVERTON

Married: Francis PEYTON 1490, Suffolk, England

Children:

1. Christopher PEYTON (Sir) (m. Joan Mildmay)

2. Margaret PEYTON


Hugh BROOKE

Born: ABT 1421, Bristol, Gloucester, England

Father: Thomas BROOKE

Mother: Joan BRAYBROOKE

Married: Petronel ? ABT 1445, Bristol, Gloucester, England

Children:

1. Thomas (Brooks) BROOKE


Thomas (Brooks) BROOKE

Born: ABT 1450, Bristol, Gloucester, England

Father: Hugh BROOKE

Mother: Petronel ?

Married: Anne SPERT ABT 1468

Children:

1. John BROOKE


John BROOKE

Born: ABT 1448, Bristol, Gloucester, England

Died: 25 Dec 1522

Buried: Redcliffe Church, Gloucester, England

Father: Thomas (Brooks) BROOKE

Mother: Anne SPERT

Married: Joan AMERICK (b. ABT 1452 - d. 29 Sep 1538) (dau. of Richard Americk) BEF 31 Aug 1490

Children:

1. Joan BROOKE

2. Thomas BROOKE

3. Lucia BROOKE

4. Arthur BROOKE

5. David BROOKE of Horton (Sir Knight)


David BROOKE of Horton (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1497, Bristol and Horton, Coberley, Gloucestershire, England

Died: 1559

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John BROOKE

Mother: Joan AMERICK

Married 1: Catherine BRYDGES ABT 1517, Coberley, Gloucestershire, England

Married 2: Margaret BUTLER (B. North of Kirtling)


Edward BROOKE (1° B. Cobham)

Born: ABT 1411, Brooke, Somersetshire, England

Died: 6 Jun 1464 / BEF 8 Nov 1464/1469, Cobham, Kent, England

Notes: 6º B. Cobham of Olditch. Succeeded to the title in 1442. Staunch Yorkist. He fought in the Battle of St. Albans on 23 May 1455. He fought in the Battle of Northampton on 10 Jul 1460.

Father: Thomas BROOKE

Mother: Joan BRAYBROOKE

Married: Elizabeth TOUCHET (B. Cobham) BEF 13 Jan 1433, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England / ABT 1447, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. John BROOKE (2° B. Cobham)

2. Elizabeth BROOKE

3. Mary BROOKE


Elizabeth BROOKE

Born: ABT 1445

Died: ABT 1525

Father: Edward BROOKE (1° B. Cobham)

Mother: Elizabeth TOUCHET (B. Cobham)

Married: Robert TANFIELD of Gayton (Esq.) (b. ABT 1441) (son of Robert Tanfield of Gayton and Dau. Lovell)

Children:

1. Robert TANFIELD (b. ABT 1461) (m. Catherine Neville)


Mary BROOKE

Born: ABT 1451, Cobham, Kent, England

Father: Edward BROOKE (1° B. Cobham)

Mother: Elizabeth TOUCHET (B. Cobham)

Married: Nicholas ASSHETON ABT 1470, Cobham, Kent, England


John BROOKE (2° B. Cobham)

Born: 10 Dec 1447, Cowling, Kent, England

Died: 9 Mar 1511/12

Buried: 9 Mar 1511, Colegiate Church, Cobham, Kent, England

Notes: 7th Ld Cobham. Of Weycroft, Devon and Cooling, Kent. Succeeded to the title on 19 Aug 1472. From 1491 to 1492 he was in an expedition to Flanders with King Henry VII. He fought in the Cornish insurrection at Blackheath on 24 Jun 1497, with Lord Abergavenny. There exists reasonably strong evidence of a special relationship between Thomas Phelips and the Brooke-Cobham family, seated at Cooling, Kent. The Brooke family has West Country origins and, if Thomas Phelips had been the administator or surveyor of at least some of the Booke-Cobham estates, his migration from Kent to Somerset is easily explained. Such a relationship would also explain the presence of Brooke estate documents among the Phelips family papers in the Somerset County Record Office. Further, such an influencial connection, could explain his rise in rank form yeoman in 1460 to gentleman by 1466 and his appointment to the office of Escheator fro Somerset & Dorset in 1471 and 1478. [Ref.: Ibid, p. 3-4}. Further evidence of a relationship derives from a lease extant in the Kent County Record Office in which John, Lord Cobham leased his manor of Brooke Montacute to "Jane Phillip , widow." [ Ref.: Ibid p. 3, citing Kent County Record Office ref. U601 T202].

Father: Edward BROOKE (1° B. Cobham)

Mother: Elizabeth TOUCHET (B. Cobham)

Married 1: Margaret NEVILLE (B. Cobham)

Children:

1. Thomas BROOKE (3° B. Cobham)

2. Mary BROOKE

3. Edward BROOKE (Sir)

4. Richard BROOKE

5. Alelye BROOKE

6. Edward BROOKE

7. Peter BROOKE

8. Faith BROOKE

9. George BROOKE

10. Dorothy BROOKE

Married 2: Eleanor AUSTELL (B. Cobham) AFT Sep 1506


Mary BROOKE

Father: John BROOKE (2° B. Cobham)

Mother: Margaret NEVILLE (B. Cobham)

Married: Robert BLAGGE 1506

Children:

1. George BLAGGE (Sir) (b. 1512)


Dorothy BROOKE

Father: John BROOKE (2° B. Cobham)

Mother: Margaret NEVILLE (B. Cobham)

Married: Robert ISAACK


Edward BROOKE (Sir)

Notes: Left an annuity in his brother's (Lord Cobham) will

Father: John BROOKE (2° B. Cobham)

Mother: Margaret NEVILLE (B. Cobham)


George BROOKE

Born: ABT 1469, Cobham, Kent, England

Father: John BROOKE (2° B. Cobham)

Mother: Margaret NEVILLE (B. Cobham)

Married: Eleanor (Elizabeth) PECHE ABT 1499

Children:

1. John BROOKE (b. 1497)

2. Elizabeth BROOKE

3. Mary BROOKE (b. ABT 1502, Cobham, Kent, England)

4. Faith BROOKE (b. ABT 1504, Cobham, Kent, England)

5. Dorothy BROOKE (b. ABT 1506, Cobham, Kent, England)

6. Edward BROOKE (Sir Knight)


Elizabeth BROOKE

Born: ABT 1500, Cobham, Kent, England

Father: George BROOKE

Mother: Eleanor (Elizabeth) PECHE

Married: Son ROYDON ABT 1518


Edward BROOKE (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1513, Denton, Kent, England

Died: 1 Jun 1612

Father: George BROOKE

Mother: Eleanor (Elizabeth) PECHE


Thomas BROOKE (3° B. Cobham)

Born: ABT 1465 / 1467, Cowling, Kent, England

Died: 19 Jul 1529

Buried: 19 Jul 1529, Cobham, Kent, England

Notes: 8° Baron Cobham. Fought in the Siege of Tournay in 1513. He fought in the Battle of the Spurs on 18 Aug 1513. He was invested as a Knight Banneret in 1514. He succeeded to the title on 23 Nov 1514. In 1520 he was at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. In 1521 he was one of the twelve Barons for the trial of the Duke of Buckingham.

Father: John BROOKE (2° B. Cobham)

Mother: Margaret NEVILLE (B. Cobham)

Married 1: Dorothy HEYDON (B. Cobham) ABT 1494

Children:

1. Son BROOKE

2. Elizabeth BROOKE

3. George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

4. Margaret BROOKE

5. Thomas BROOKE

6. William BROOKE

7. John BROOKE

8. Fayth BROOKE

9. Phillippa BROOKE

10. Son BROOKE

11. Son BROOKE

12. Son BROOKE

13. Son BROOKE

Married 2: Dorothy SOUTHWELL (B. Cobham)

Married 3: Elizabeth HART (B. Cobham) (d. AFT 1551)


Phillippa BROOKE

Born: 1520

Father: Thomas BROOKE (3° B. Cobham)

Mother: Dorothy HEYDON (B. Cobham)

Married: William CALVERLEY (son of Walter Calverley and Anne Danby)

Children:

1. Henry CALVERLEY


Elizabeth BROOKE

Born: 1503

Died: AFT 1550 / ABT Aug 1560

Buried: Tower of London

Notes: early in her marriage with Thomas Wyatt, marital difficulties arose. He repudiated her as an adulteress, although there is no record linking her with any specific man. For fifteen years or so, he continued to support her, but then refused to do so any longer and sent her to live with her brother, Lord Cobham. This was around 1537, the year in which Lord Cobham attempted to force Wyatt to continue his support. He refused. It wasn't until 1541, when Wyatt was arrested and his properties confiscated, that the Brooke family was able to force a reconciliation as a condition for Wyatt’s pardon. They were forced by Henry VIII to reconcile. In early 1542, more than a year before Wyatt’s death, Lady Wyatt's name crops up in Spanish dispatches as one of three ladies in whom Henry VIII was said to be interested as a possible sixth wife. The Spanish Ambassador wrote that the lady for whom the Kingshowed the greatest regard was a sister of Lord Cobham, whom Wyatt, some time ago, divorced for adultery. She is a pretty young creature, with wit enough to do as badly as the others if she were to try”. Some authors believe the Ambassador was mistaken in his identification. Another Elizabeth Brooke, Lord Cobham’s daughter,  was definitely at court the following year. She would have been nearly sixteen in Jan 1542 and in later years was accounted one of the most beautiful women of her time. Elizabeth Brooke’s second husband, Sir Edward Warner, Lord Lieutenant of the Tower, lived through the political and religious upheavals of the reigns of Henry VIII, Mary I, Edward VI and died in the reign of Elizabeth I.  He was a court official whose fortunes changed depending on the faction that held power at the time. He was imprisoned in the tower during Henry VIII’s reign. In 1549 Warner acted as Marshall of the Field during the suppression of the peasant’s revolt in Norfolk that was known as Kett’s Rebellion. In 1554 he was implicated in the rebellion of his step son, Sir Thomas Wyatt. Eventually, however, the family fortunes were restored and under Elizabeth Tudor, Warner reclaimed to his post at the Tower of London. In 1561 was an inquisitor of Catherine Grey as Lieutenant of the Tower. Elizabeth died in the Tower in Aug 1560 and was buried within its precincts.

Father: Thomas BROOKE (3° B. Cobham)

Mother: Dorothy HEYDON (B. Cobham)

Married 1: Thomas "The Elder" WYATT (Sir) 1520 Divorced

Children:

1. Thomas "The Younger" WYATT (Sir)

2. Anne WYATT

Married 2: Edward WARNER (Sir) (d. 1565)

Children:

3. Edward WARNER


Margaret BROOKE

Father: Thomas BROOKE (3° B. Cobham)

Mother: Dorothy HEYDON (B. Cobham)

Married: John FOGGE (Sir)


Fayth BROOKE

Father: Thomas BROOKE (3° B. Cobham)

Mother: Dorothy HEYDON (B. Cobham)

Married: William OKENDON


Thomas BROOKE

Died: 1547

Notes: a servant of Archibishop Cranmer's and married Cranmer's niece, whose second (or third?) husband was Anthony Vaughan. Left £300 in his father's will. Executor of his father's will with Chris Hales, "attorney general to the King's Grace" and with his father's third wife, Elizabeth Hart.

Father: Thomas BROOKE (3° B. Cobham)

Mother: Dorothy HEYDON (B. Cobham)

Married: Susan CRANMER CLARKE

Children:

1. Edward BROOKE

2. Cranmer BROOKE de Ashford


Cranmer BROOKE de Ashford

Father: Thomas BROOKE

Mother: Susan CRANMER CLARKE

Married: Abell FOGG

Children:

1. William BROOKE de Hartlipp

2. Arthur BROOKE


Arthur BROOKE

Died: 1563

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Cranmer BROOKE de Ashford

Mother: Abell FOGG


William BROOKE de Hartlipp

Notes: These family relationships are also confirmed in a pedigree on page 16 in Harleian Society's The Visitation of Kent, 1619. The pedigree includes the Cobham coat of arms ('Gules, on a chevron argent a lion rampant sable, ducally crowned or') and shows 'Thomas Brooke, fil 2dus Tho. fil. Joh'is Baronis de Cobham' married to 'Susanna, filia ... Cramner [sic], vidua Glearke'. According to the pedigree, Thomas Brooke and Susan Cramner [sic] had two sons -- 'Cramner [sic] Brooke de Ashford', who married 'Abell filia Joh'is Fogg Militis', and 'Edwardus Brooke'. The pedigree shows no descendants of 'Edwardus Brooke'. However, it shows a son of Cranmer Brooke and his wife Abell Fogg: 'Willielmus Brooke de Hartlipp, Ar. hodiernus escanter comit' Cantii.', who married 'Jana filia et cohaeres Joh'is Tenacre de Boughton subtus de Blene'. They had a daughter 'Maria', with whom the pedigree ends in the year 1619. At the end of the pedigree are the words 'Ex fidei confessione istius W. Brooke', indicating that it was William Brooke, son of Cranmer Brooke, who provided the heralds with the information contained in this pedigree.

Father: Cranmer BROOKE de Ashford

Mother: Abell FOGG

Married: Jane TENACRE (dau. and coherir of John Tenacre de Boughton)

Children:

1. Maria BROOKE (d. 1619)


George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

Born: ABT 1497, Cowling, Kent, England

Died: 29 Sep 1558, Cobham Hall, Cobham, Kent, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas BROOKE (3° B. Cobham)

Mother: Dorothy HEYDON (B. Cobham)

Married: Anne BRAY (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)


Elizabeth BROOKE (M. Northampton)

Born: 25 Jun 1526

Died: 2 Apr 1565

Notes: See her Biography

Father: George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

Mother: Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)

Married: William PARR (1° M. Northampton) Jan 1547/8, England


Catherine BROOKE

Born: ABT 1527, Cobham, Kent, England

Notes: in late 1545, her mother left her in the care of a wet nurse at Ospring and journeyed to Calais to join her father, living there in the Lord Deputy's house for the next five years. Unmarried and living at Cobham Hall in 1559 when she served as chief mourner at 4 Oct funeral of her sister-in-law, Dorothy Neville, Lady Cobham. When, by the early 1590s, her husband fled to the King of Spain, Catherine continued to receive £30/year from Lord Cobham. BEF 30 Apr 1604, she remarried, taking as her second husband a Bellamy who died before 13 Feb 1613/4, when her daughter Frances referred to her as a widow in her will. David McKeen in "A Memory of Honour: the life of William Brooke, Lord Cobham", theorizes that she was the Catherine Bellamy who made her will at Acton on 26 Oct 1617 and was buried there on 31 Oct 1617.

Father: George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

Mother: Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)

Married 1: John JERNINGHAM

Children:

1. Catherine JERNINGHAM

2. Frances JERNINGHAM

3. Elizabeth JERNINGHAM

4. Henry JERNINGHAM (d. young)

5. Margaret JERNINGHAM

Married 2: Son BELLAMY (d. BEF 13 Feb 1613/4) AFT 1592


Thomas BROOKE

Born: 1533

Died: 1578

Notes: Implicated with his father and brothers in Wyatt`s rebellion. Feb 19th 1554, Thomas Cobham and little Edward Wyatt were sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Father: George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

Mother: Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)


Henry BROOKE (Sir)

Born: 1526 / 5 Feb 1538, Cobham, Kent, England

Died: 1565 / 13 Jan 1592, Heckington, Lincolnshire, England

Father: George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

Mother: Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)

¿Married 1: Mary PARR?

Married 2: Anne SUTTON ABT 1566

Children:

1. Phillipa BROOKE

2. Anne BROOKE

3. Maximilian BROOKE (b. ABT 1573)

4. Calisthenes BROOKE

5. John BROOKE (1º B. Cobham)


Phillippa BROOKE

Buried: 28 Sep 1613, Stockeston, Leicestershire, England

Notes: married to Walter Calverley, whose wardship and marriage were controlled by Philippa’s relatives. The family seat was Calverley Hall in Yorkshire. Calverley was a gambler and a drunkard, deeply in debt by 23 Apr 1605 when, in a drunken rage (or a fit of insane jealousy over a Vavasour of Weston), he killed his two oldest sons with a knife and then stabbed Philippa. Fortunately her steel corset deflected the blow. Leaving her for dead, he rode toward Norton, where the youngest boy lodged with his wet nurse, intending to kill him, too, but he was pursued and captured when his horse stumbled and threw him. The next day, in his examination before justices of the peace, he claimed that his wife had been unfaithful to him, that the children were not his, and that he had been in danger “sundry times” of being murdered by Philippa. It is obvious he was not believed. He was pressed to death at York Castle for his crimes. The tragedy inspired a ballad, two tracts, and two plays, The Yorkshire Tragedy (1608) and The Miseries of Enforced Marriage (1607). Calverley Hall is supposed to have a blood stain on the floor that cannot be cleaned and Walter is also said to haunt the area, galloping about on a headless horse. Philippa later married Sir Thomas Burton.

Father: Henry BROOKE (Sir)

Mother: Anne SUTTON

Married 1: Walter CALVERLEY (b. 1575 - d. 5 Aug 1605)

Children:

1. William CALVERLEY (b. 1601 - d. 23 Apr 1605)

2. Walter CALVERLEY (b. 1603 - d. 23 Apr 1605)

3. Henry CALVERLEY (b. 1605)

Married 2: Thomas BURTON of Stockerston (d. Aug 1655) (son of John Burton and Anne Digby)

Children:

4. Elizabeth BURTON (m. Hugh Burnaby)

5. Anne BURTON (m. Sir Abel Barker, 1º Bt.)


Anne BROOKE

Born: ABT 1570, Heckington, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Henry BROOKE (Sir)

Mother: Anne SUTTON

Married: Edward HERON

Children:

1. Theodosia HERON (b. 1603 - d. AFT 1674) (m. Edward Molyneux)

Calisthenes BROOKE

Born: ABT 1580, Cobham, Kent, England

Buried: 30 Nov 1658, Brayton, Yorkshire, England

Father: Henry BROOKE (Sir)

Mother: Anne SUTTON

Married: Anne REMINGTON ABT 1619

Children:

1. Catherine BROOKE

2. Humphrey BROOKE

3. Anne BROOKE

4. Frances BROOKE

5. Gabriel BROOKE

6. Alice BROOKE


John BROOKE (1º B. Cobham)

Born: ABT 1582, Heckington, Lincolnshire, England

Died: ABT May 1660

Buried: 20 May 1660, Wakerley, Northamptonshire, England

Notes: invested as a Knight in Jan 1611/2. Member of Parliament for Gatton in 1614. Member of Parliament for Oxford Borough from 1621 to 1622. Member of Parliament for Great Bedwin in 1625. Member of Parliament for Appleby between 1640 and 1643. He was created 1st Baron Cobham on 3 Jan 1644/5. He lived at Heckington, Lincolnshire, England. Died circa May 1660, without surviving issue. On his death, his title became extinct.

Father: Henry BROOKE (Sir)

Mother: Anne SUTTON

Married 1: Anne LISTER BEF 21 Jan 1608/9

Married 2: Frances BAMFIELD (dau. of Sir William Bamfield) BEF Oct 1636


Mary BROOKE (B. Abergavenny)

Born: ABT 1525, Cobham, Kent, England

Died: AFT 1535, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, England

Father: George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

Mother: Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)

Married: George NEVILLE (3° B. Abergavenny) ABT 1534, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales


William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Born: ABT 1526 / 1 Nov 1527, Cobham, Kent, England

Died: 6 Mar 1596/7

Buried: 5 Apr 1597, Cobham, Kent, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

Mother: Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)

Married 1: Dorothy NEVILLE 4 Jun 1535 / 1550, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Children:

1. Dorothy BROOKE (Maid of Honour)

2. Frances BROOKE

Married 2: Frances NEWTON (B. Cobham) (b. 1539 - d. 17 Oct 1592) (dau. of Sir John Newton of Hawtrey and Margaret Poyntz) 25 Feb 1559/60, Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Children:

3. Maximilian BROOKE

4. Frances BROOKE (B. Stourton of Stourton)

5. Elizabeth BROOKE (C. Salisbury)

6. Henry BROOKE (6° B. Cobham)

7. William BROOKE (b. 11 Dec 1565)

8. Margaret BROOKE

9. George BROOKE


Dorothy BROOKE (Maid of Honour)

Died: 1624

Buried: Welford Church, near Hamstead Marshall, Berkshire, England

Notes: Some sources, as Kate Emerson, says that Dorothy Brooke "of Bristol" was not one of the daughters of Lord Cobham, although she was a maid of honor to Queen Elizabeth, which argues for some connection to those at court. She is listed as being in the Queen's service in 1565-8. She married Thomas Parry of Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire. From 1601-1605, Parry was the English ambassador in France. In Jul 1610, he was named as custodian of Arabella Stuart at Lambeth, following her unsanctioned marriage to William Seymour. What role Dorothy played in these assignments is unknown, but she outlived her husband by eight years and was buried in Welford Church, Berkshire.

Father: William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Mother: Dorothy NEVILLE

¿Married: Robert HONYWOOD (Esq.) 3 Jul 1569, St. Gregory by St. Paul, London, Middlesex, England?

Married: Thomas PARRY (Sir) (b. 1544 - d. 30 May 1616) (son of Sir Thomas Parry and Anne Reade)


Frances BROOKE

Born: ABT 1555

Father: William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Mother: Dorothy NEVILLE

Married: Thomas COPPINGER

Children:

1. William COPPINGER

2. Francis COPPINGER (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1585, St. Giles in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England - d. AFT 15 Oct 1626) (m. Frances Borough)


Maximilian BROOKE

Born: 4 Dec 1560, Cobham, Kent, England

Christened: 6 Dec 1560, Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Died: Napoles, Italy

Buried: Napoles, Italy

Notes: Unmarried.

Father: William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Mother: Frances NEWTON (B. Cobham)


Frances BROOKE (B. Stourton of Stourton)

Born: 1 Jan 1562, Cobham, Kent, England

Notes: Twin with Elizabeth.

Father: William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Mother: Frances NEWTON (B. Cobham)

Married 1: John STOURTON (9º B. Stourton of Stourton) ABT 1580

Married 2: Edward MOORE


Elizabeth BROOKE (C. Salisbury)

Born: 1 Jan 1562, Cobham, Kent, England

Died: 24 Jun 1596/7

Buried: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Notes: Twin with Frances.

Father: William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Mother: Frances NEWTON (B. Cobham)

Married: Robert CECIL (1° E. Salisbury) 31 Aug 1589

Children:

1. Frances CECIL (C. Cumberland)

2. Catherine CECIL

3. William CECIL (2º E. Salisbury)


Henry BROOKE (6° B. Cobham)

Born: 22 Nov 1564, Cobham Hall, Cobham, Kent, England

Died: 24 Jan 1618/9, Tower of London, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. 8th Lord Cobham. Member of Parliament for Kent from 1588 to 1589. Member of Parliament for Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire in 1593. Warden of the Cinque Ports between 1597 and Jul 1603. He was invested as a Knight of the Order of the Bath. Implicated together with his brother George Brooke; Markham; Watson and Sir Walter Raleigh in the Bye Plot, probably in an attempt to obtain the Cobham estates for the Duke of Lennox. Joined in the plot in support of Lady Arabella Stuart's claim to the throne, known as "the Treason of Maine". Condemned to death, his achievements as K.G. were taken down and kicked out of the west doors of St. George's Chapel, 16 Feb 1604. He was not executed but remained a prisoner in the Tower until his death. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Father: William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Mother: Frances NEWTON (B. Cobham)

Married: Frances HOWARD (C. Kildare/B. Cobham) contract 27 May 1601


Margaret BROOKE

Born: ABT 1566

Father: William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Mother: Frances NEWTON (B. Cobham)

Married: Thomas SANDS (Sir Knight) 1584

Children:

1. Frances SANDS (m. Sir John Levenson)


George BROOKE

Born: 17 Apr 1568/31 Jul 1569, Cobham, Kent, England

Died: 5 Dec 1603, Winchester, Hampshire, England

Buried: 5 Dec 1603, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England

Notes: matriculated at King's College, Cambridge University, in 1580 and graduated in 1586 with a Master of Arts (M.A.). He held the office of Prebendary of York. Implicated together with his brother Henry, Lord Cobham; Markham; Watson and Sir Walter Raleigh in the Bye Plot, he was arrested in Jul 1603 and sent to the Tower. In 1604 he was attainted. Executed. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Father: William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)

Mother: Frances NEWTON (B. Cobham)

Married: Elizabeth BOROUGH

Children:

1. William BROOKE (7° B. Cobham)

2. Frances BROOKE (b. ABT 1603, Cobham, Kent, England)

3. Elizabeth BROOKE (b. ABT 1605, Cobham, Kent, England)


William BROOKE (7° B. Cobham)

Born: 1597/1598, Cowling, Kent, England

Christened: 1 Dec 1601, Surrey, England

Died: 20 Sep 1643, Newbury, Berkshire, England

Notes: in 1609 he was restored in blood but not to the barony of Cobham. He succeeded to the title in 1619, although the barony was still subject to the attainder of his uncle. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath on 1 Feb 1625/6. Member of Parliament for Rochester from 1628 to 1629. Fought in the Battle of Newbury on 20 Sep 1643 and died from wounds received in action. On his death, the barony of Cobham (already under attainder) fell into abeyance between his four daugthers and coheirs.

Father: George BROOKE

Mother: Elizabeth BOROUGH

Married 1: Pembroke LENNARD

Children:

1. Pembroke BROOKE

Married 2: Penelope HILL (b. ABT 1602, Hillsborough, Down, Ireland - bur. 12 Jul 1694, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England) (dau. of Moyses Hill and Alice MacDonnell)

Children:

2. Hill BROOKE

3. Frances BROOKE

4. Margaret BROOKE


Pembroke BROOKE

Born: ABT 1621, Surrey, England

Died 10 Jun 1683

Father: William BROOKE (7° B. Cobham)

Mother: Pembroke LENNARD

Married: Matthew THOMLINSON ABT 1640


Hill BROOKE

Born: ABT 1638, Cobham & Cowling Park, Kent, England

Died: 11 May 1704

Buried: 14 May 1704

Father: William BROOKE (7° B. Cobham)

Mother: Penelope HILL

Married 1: William BOOTHBY (Sir) 6 Apr 1657

Married 2: Son WILMOT

Married 3: Edward RUFFEL


Frances BROOKE

Born: ABT 1641, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England

Died: 1690

Buried: 15 May 1690, Twickenham, Middlesex, England

Father: William BROOKE (7° B. Cobham)

Mother: Penelope HILL

Married 1: Thomas WHITMORE (Sir Knight) ABT 1664

Children:

1. Elizabeth WHITMORE

2. Frances WHITMORE

3. Dorothy WHITMORE

Married 2: Matthew HARVEY ABT 1684


Margaret BROOKE

Born: 1647, Cowling, Kent, England

Died: 6 Jan 1666

Buried: 9 Jan 1666/1667, St. Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Father: William BROOKE (7° B. Cobham)

Mother: Penelope HILL

Married 1: John DENHAM (Sir) 25 May 1665

Married 2: JAMES II STUART (King of England)


George BROOKE

Born: 27 Jan 1533

Died: AFT 1569

Father: George BROOKE (4° B. Cobham)

Mother: Anne BRAY (B. Cobham)

Married: Christina DUKE BEF 1558

Children:

1. John BROOKE (8° B. Cobham)


John BROOKE (8° B. Cobham)

Died: 1651

Notes: A Royalist supporter who had the Barony of Cobham conferred upon him by Charles I in 1645. He died without issue.

Father: George BROOKE

Mother: Christina DUKE



Elizabeth BROOKE

Born: ABT 1544

Married: Henry HUNGERFORD


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