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Families covered: Brock (Brocke) of Upton

Ormerod identifies the arms of this family as "Gules, on a chief Argent, a lion passant, Gules". Earwalker starts with 2 brothers, shown as sons of ...
_ Brock
1/2. Robert Brock (Archdeacon of Middlesex, Chapltin to Henry VIII)
2/1. William Brock of Upton, Cheshire
  m. _ Swinton of Knitsford
  A. John Brock of Upton (a 1530) the first mentioned by Ormerod
m(1). Parnel Vaudrey (dau of Thomas Vaudrey or Vawdrey of Riddings)
  i. Robert Brock of Upton (d 30.12.1603)
  m1. Jane Cotgreave (bur 30.01.1573-4, dau/coheir of John Cotgreave of Edmunds Cotton)
  a. John Brock of Upton (dsp before 1594)
  m. Anne Gamull (a 1637, dau of Edmund Gamull of Chester, m2. Edward Holand of Denton)
  b. Robert Brock of Upton (d 30.11.1603) this generation (Robert and his brothers) omitted by Ormerod
m. Avise George (a 1603, dau/heir of Joshua George of George Hall)
  (1) William Brocke (b c1591, d 04.04.1640, of the Inner Temple)
  m. Anne Mohun (d 17.06.1660, dau/coheir of Robert Mohun of Baynton)
  (A) William Brock of Upton (b 1622, bur 13.05.1671)
  m1. Elizabeth Brerewood (bur 21.05.1662, dau of Sir Robert Brerewood of Chester, judge)
  (i) William Brock of Upton (b c1643, d 10.01.1715/6)
Ormerod shows this William as m1. Katherine Gregg and his step-mother (his father's 2nd wife) as Susanna Hockenhull. Provisionally, we follow Earwalker which shows them the other way round.
  m1. Ssuannah Hockenhull (bur 02.02.1699-1700, dau of Joseph Hockenhull of Shotwick)
  The following comes from Earwalker. Ormerod appears to confuse the next 2 generations, for example showing the William who m. Elizabeth Hurleston as brother rather than father of the Elizabeth who m. John Ergerton.
  (a) William Brock of Upton, Sheriff of Cheshire (b 1675-6, d 10.08.1734)
  m. Elizabeth Hurleston (bur 08.11.1735, dau of John Hurleston of Picton)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Brock (d 19.07.1756)
  m. (19.04.1721) John Egerton of Broxton and/or Oulton (bpt 16.03.1696-7, bur 25.05. 1770)
  ((2))+ other issue (d unm) - William (b c1696, dvpsp bur 26.03.1715), Thomas (b c1700, bur 20.05.1707), Susannah (bur 31.03.1766), Anne (bur 26.04.1758), Margaert (bur 30.05.1753)
  (b) Elizabeth Brock (bpt 08.03.1680-1)
m1. (05.12.1700) William Hurleston
  m2. (before 1713) John Wilson of Chester
  (c) Susannah Brock (bpt 08.06.1682)
  m. (18.01.1699-1700) William Delves of Bowden
  (d)+ other issue - Thomas (d 1715), John (bur 15.02.1725-6), Joseph (bpt 03.10.1678, bur 05.06.1705), Edward (bpt 13.11.1679, bur 23.05.1713)
  m2. (04.06.1700) Rachel (bur 14.05.1715, widow of _ Williams)
  (ii) Margaret Brock (bpt 23.07.1656)
  m. (20.05.1673) Singleton Birkenhead of Backford (b 1636, d 1694)
  (iii)+ other issue - John (bpt 18.02.1645-6, bur 17.02.1725-6), Randle (bpt 05.01.1657-8), Anne, Elizabeth (bur 25.02.1658-9)
m2. (14.05.1667) Katherine Gregg (bur 01.04.1695, dau/heir of Edward Gregg of Bradley-in-Appleton)
  (B) John Brock of Nantwich (bpt 12.06.1628, bur 14.09.1696, 4th son) had issue
  m. Anne Mainwaring (bur 06.12.1666, dau of William Mainwaring of Nantwich)
  (C) Melior Brock
  m. J. Brassey of Brassey Green
  (D) Anne Brock
  m. John Johnson (alderman of Chester)
  (E) Avise (Amice) Brock
  m. Edward Gregg of Bradley
  (F) Barbara Brock (bpt 23.07.1624)
  m. William Barnet
  (G) Katherine Brock
m. Robert Fletcher of Chester
  (H)+ other issue - William (bur 05.05.1655?), Robert (bur 22.03.1645-6), Eleanor (bpt 26.02.1623-4, bur 01.07.1637), child (bur 02.06.1649), Eleanor (bur 28.03.1670)
  (2) Katherine Brocke
  m. Thomas Ashton of Penketh
  (3)+ other issue - Edward (bpt 26.07.1598), Elizabeth (bpt 24.05.1597), Anne (bpt 19.11.1599)
  c. William Brock (a 1594, 1603)
  d. Edward Brock (d 03.10.1639)
  partner unknown
  (1) William Brock (bur 1630)
  d. Catherine Brocke possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Gregge of Bradley (a 1613)
  m2. Elizabeth Gamul (dau of Edmund (not Edward) Gamul of Chester
  ii.+ other issue - John, Jane

Main source(s): 'The history of the church and parish of St. Mary-on-the-Hill' (J.P. Earwalker (edited by Rupert Morris, 1898), 'Brock of Upton', p279+), Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 2, 'Brock of Upton', p444)
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