'Bray02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bray of Barrington, Bray of Cobham, Bray of Shere
[Part of the upper section was previously within Bray01 but was moved here to facilitate expansion.]

                               
Sir Edward Bray of Vachery Park & Shere, Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex (d 01.12.1558)
m1. (div) Elizabeth Lovell (dau of Henry Lovell of Lorting)
m2. Beatrix Shirley (dau of Raffe Shirley, widow of Elderton)
1. Sir Edward Bray of Shere (d 1581)
  m1. Mary Elrington (dau of Simon Elrington of Northampton)
A. Reginald Bray of the Inner Temple (a 1557, dvpsp)
  m2. Elizabeth Roper (dau of William Roper of Eltham)
  B. Reginald Bray of Shere (bpt 01.05.1555)
  m. Elizabeth Covert (dau of Richard Covert of Hascomb)
i. Edward Bray of Shere (b 1577)
  m(1). Jane Covert (dau of Edward Covert of Toynham)
  a. Edward Bray of Shere (bpt 10.09.1609)
  m. Susanna Heath (dau of William Heath of Pedinghoe)
  (1) Edward Bray of Shere (bpt 18.10.1640, d 1714)
  m. Frances Randyll (dau of Vincent Randyll of Chilworth)
  (A) Edward Bray of Shere (bpt 04.01.1687, d 1740)
  m. (1727) Ann Duncomb (dau of Rev. George Duncomb)
  (i) Rev. George Bray of Shere (d unm 01.03.1803)
  (ii) William Bray of Shere (bpt 07.11.1736, d 21.12.1832, antiquarian and local historian)
  m. Mary Stevens (dau of Henry Stevens)
  (a) Edward Bray (b 31.01.1768, dvp 1814)
  m. Mary Anne Catherine Malthus (dau of Daniel Malthus of Albury)
  ((1)) Edward Bray of Shere (b 20.07.1793, dsp 20.01.1866)
  ((2)) Reginald Bray of Shere (b 26.01.1797, d 09.08.1879) had issue
  m. (21.11.1836) Frances Longman (d 15.02.1888, dau of Thomas N. Longman)
((3)) Henrietta Mary Bray
  m. Augustus Warren
  ((4))+ other issue - William (vicar in Shirfield), Louisa (d 1862), Catherine Elizabeth (d 1877)
  (b)+ other issue (d unm) - Mary, Catherine, Amelia Caroline
  b. Jane Bray possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Anthony Duncomb
  m3. Magdalene (or Mary) Cotton (d 1563, dau of Sir Thomas Cotton of Kent)
  BLG1886 reports that Sir Edward had no children by Magdalene but had the following daughters by a 4th marriage, the wife being called Mary. BLG1952 shows no 4th marriage but has Magdalene as the mother of the following daughters. Visitation (Kent, 1574, Cotton) appears to show the connection, calling his wife Mary.
  C. Mary Bray
  m. Sir George Chowne of Wrotham
D. Magdalen Bray
  m. George Bowes of Biddick
  E. Frances Bray
  m. George Gastrell
2. Owen Bray of Cobham, Surrey
  m. Ann Banester (dau of John Banester of Cobham, Baron of the Exchequer)
  A. Edward Bray of Cobham
  m. Susan Doyley (dau of Robert (not John) Doyley of Merton)
  i. Owen Bray of Cobham (a 1623)
  m. Sence Blackwell (dau of William Blackwell of London)
  a.+ issue (a 1623) - Edward (b c1608), Owen, Reignald, Peregrine, Anne, Susan
  ii. Susah Bray
  m1. Humffrey Laward
  m2. _ Milson of Berkshire
  iii. Anne Bray
  m. Perce Edmonds of Couse Castle, Isle of Wight (Captain)
  iv.+ other issue - John, Frances, Dorothy
B. John Bray (dsp)
  C. Jane Bray
  m. _ Rudson of London
  D. Mary Bray
  m. _ Wharton of Yorkshire
  E. Dorothy Bray
  m. Thomas Stampe of Berkshire
  F. Frances Bray
  m. John Lathom (Captain)
  G. Anne Bray
  m. Thomas Dolman of Shaa, Berkshire
3. Bridget or Beatrix Bray
  m. Thomas Elrington (b c1520, d 1566)
m3. Jane Brown (dau of Sir Matthew Brown)

 

 

Reginald Bray of Barrington
m. Anne Monington (dau of Richard Monington) name given by 'TUDOR'; Visitation (Sussex, 1634, Bray) gives her family name as Monings
BLG1886 (Bray of Shere) identifies Reginald as of Barrington (Gloucestershire) and as ancestors of the Brays of that place. Visitation (Oxfordshire) starts its entry on the family with the following Edmund who is shown by 'TUDOR' to be Reginald & Anne's son.
1. Edmund Bray of Barrington
  m. Agnes Harmon (dau of Edmund Harmond of Taynton) name given by 'TUDOR'
  A. Edmund or Edward Bray (d by 1593?)
  m. Dorothy Tracy (bur 05.03.1612, dau of Sir John Tracy of Tuddington)
  i. Sir Gyles Bray of Barrington (a 1634)
  m. Anne Chitwood (dau of Sir Richard Chitwood of Warkworth)
  a. Reginald Bray (a 1634)
  m. (by 1634) Martha Humble (dau of Peter Humble of Gooshays)
  b. Jane Bray
  m. Res Jones of Astall
  c.+ other issue - Edmond, Mary
  B. John Bray of Fyfield, Oxfordshire (a 1634, 3rd son)
  m. Mary Palmer (dau of Robert Palmer of Dunnington)
  i. Mary Bray
  m. Alexander Reddy of Burford
  ii. Anne Bray
  m. Herbert Wepon of London
  iii. Anne Bray
m. John Doyley of Atherbury
  iv. Ursulah Bray
  m. Henry Hester of Stowwood
  v.+ other issue - Edmond, Gyles, Anthony, Dorothy
  C. Anne Bray probably of this generation
  m. Edward Ayleworth of Ayleworth
The following connection is given by 'TUDOR'.
2. Reginald Bray of Steane (Stene) 'of Hinton', Northamptonshire
  m. Anne Vaux (dau of Thomas Vaux, 2nd Lord of Harrowden)
  A. Temperance Bray
  m. Sir Thomas Crewe of Stene (d 01.02.1633-4)
  B. Alice Bray probably of this generation
  m1. Nicholas Evelegh of Bovey Tracey Park (b 27.06.1562, dsp 06.03.1618)
  m2. (18.03.1619) Elize Hele of Brixton
  C. Margery Bray (5th dau) probably of this generation
  m. Francis Ingoldsby (bur 20.01.1599)
  D.+ 3 daughters

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 (Bray of Shere), BLG1952 (Bray of Shere), Visitation (Surrey, 1530+1572+1623, Bray)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Oxfordshire, 1566+1574+1634, Bray of Fifield) with input from 'TUDOR' as reported above
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