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Families covered: Bruen of Bruen Stapleford

                               
Ormerod starts with ...
Robert le Brun of Stapleford (a 1230)
1. Thomas le Brun
2. Robert le Brun (a 1262)
  A. Emma le Brun
  m. Roger le Bruen (a 1303) @1@ below
3. Eva le Brun
  m. Philip de Streton

 

 

Before we continue with Ormerod's report, we show the first few generations shown by Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Bruen of Tarvin) which provides a different ancestry for the brothers Nicholas (who married a de Praers) & Geoffrey (who married a Warburton). Visitation starts with ...
Sir Geffrey Bruyne of Folkestapleford, Cheshire
1. Geffrey Bruyne
  m. Anne Rixton (dau/heir of Sir Raffe Rixton of Rixton)
  A. Margaret Bruyne (or 'de Brayne')
  m. Hugh Hatton of Great Aldersey
2. Hugh Bruyne
  m. Elizabeth Bromhall (dau of Sir John Bromhall)
  A. Nicholas Brune of Stapleford see @2@ below for alternative ancestry & issue
  B. Geffrey Bruyne of Tarven see @3@ below for alternative ancestry & issue
  m. _ Warburton (base dau of Geffrey Warburton of Arley)

 

 

Ormerod provides the following ancestry for the brothers Nicholas & Geoffrey.
Roger le Bruen (a 1303)
m. Emma le Brun (dau of Robert le Brun) @1@ above
1. Robert le Bruen
  A. Roger le Bruen of Bruyn Stapleford in Tarvin, Cheshire (d 1361-2)
m1. Catherine de Leigh (a 1317, dau of John de Leigh)
  i. Nicholas le Bruen of Bruen Stapleford see @2@ above for alternative ancestry
  m. Elena de Praeres (dau of Roger de Praeres, sister/heir of Henry of Duddon, m2. Richard de Mouldsworth)
  a. Roger le Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (d by 1426)
  m. (c1383) Katherine Norreys (dau of Sir John Norreys)
  (1) Thomas le Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (d by 1444)
  m. Alice Greenway (dau of Thomas Greenway of Biddulph)
  (A) James Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (d by 1447)
  m. _ Dedwode (dau/coheir of Thomas Dedwode of Chester)
(i) John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (dsp before 1509)
  m. Margaret Done (d by 1509, sister of Richard Done of Utkinton)
  (ii) James Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (d by 1514)
  m. Anne Starkie (dau of Geoffrey Starkie by Sibilla)
  (a) John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (d by 1532)
  m. Mary Otley (dau of _ Otley of Otley)
  ((1)) John Bruen of Stapleford (d by 1587) - continued below
  m1/2. Anne Done (sister of Sir John Done of Utkinton)
  m2/1. Dorothy Holford (dau of Thomas Holford of Holford)
  ((2)) Anne Bruen
  Ormerod shows that Anne m. John Chetham. Provisionally, we follow Visitation (1580) which suggests that she married ...
  m1. _ Hocknell
  m2. _ Bostock of Huxley
  ((3)) Catherine Bruen
  Ormerod shows no husband for Catherine. Provisionally, we follow Visitation (1580) which suggests that she married ...
  m. John Chetham
  ((4)) Margaret Bruen
m. Griffith Ducas or Dyvas
  ((5))+ other issue - Radclyffe/Raffe, William, James, Richard, Robert, Thomas, Mary
  (b) James Bruen
  (B) John Bruen (a 1425)
  m. Elizabeth Dedwode (dau of John Dedwode)
  (i) Alisonia Bruen
  (C) Robert Bruen (a 1425)
  b. Ellin Bruen
  ii. Geoffrey Bruen of Tarvin see @3@ above for alternative ancestry
  m. _ Warburton (base dau of Geoffrey Warburton of Arley)
  iii. Joan Bruen possibly of this generation
  m. John Holford of Holford
  m2. Lucy
  B. Robert le Bruen (a 1356)

 

 

John Bruen of Stapleford (d by 1587) - continued above
m1/2. Anne or Joanna Done (sister of Sir John Done of Utkinton)
1. John Bruen (d infant)
m2/1. Dorothy Holford (dau of Thomas Holford of Holford)
2. John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (d 18.01.1625-6)
  m1. Elizabeth Hardware (b 1552, bur 18.01.1596, dau of Henry Hardware of Chester, widow of John Cowper of Chester)
  A. John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (b c1583, d 06.1647)
  m. Judith Amyas (dau of John Amyas of Stotisdon)
  i. Jonathan Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (b c1610, d 11.09.1676)
m1. Mary Tilston (d 15.05.1651/bur 01.05.1631, dau of John Tilston of Huxley)
  a. Tilston Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (b c1641, d 1684)
  Ormerod shows only Tilston's marriage to Margaret Polley but Vistiation (1663) suggests that he also married Lucy Haughton. He has also been identified as married to Margaret Joliffe.
  m. Margaret Polley (dau of Thomas Polley of Coston)
(1) John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (b c1658, d 12.01.1696)
  m. Mary (bur 03.08.1697) possibly sb Honora here??
  (A)+ issue (dsp) - Francis (bur 04.10.1693), John (bpt 29.07.1694, bur 09.12.1694), Elizabeth (bpt 18.06.1696)
  (2)+ other issue - Thomas (bur 03.07.1667), Thomas (bur 11.11.1678), Hannah (bpt 06.12.1671, bur 08.04.1681)
  m2. (24.07.1678) Lucy Haughton (d 27.10.1689, dau of Sir Richard Haughton (Hoghton), Bart)
  Probably of this generation, but not mentioned by Ormerod so her mother is uncertain, was ...
  (5) Sarah Bruen
  m. Ralph Assheton of Downham & Cuerdale (b 1666)
  b. Jonathan Bruen of Bruen Stapleford (bpt 20.12.1643?, d 17.06.1713)
  (1) Margaret Bruen (dspms)
  m. (10.08.1714) John White
  c.+ other issue - Robert, John (bur 22.07.1637)
m2. Mary Barnston (dau of William Barnston of Churton)
  e. Mary Bruen
  m. (12.05.1670) John Langford of Trevallyn
  The following comes from Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 3, p446).
  (1) Judith Langford (bpt 03.04.1687)
  m. (c1721) Philip Fernyhough of Chester (m2. Elizabeth, dau of William Upton of Ingmere)
  (A) Dorothy Fernyhough (b c1722, d 1802)
  m. (21.05.1761) Thomas Oliver of Christleton
  (2)+ other issue - Richard (bpt 06.1672), Jonathan (bpt 1679, dsp), George (dsp before 1721), Mary (bpt 22.04.1674, dsp), Elizabeth (bpt 1677, dsp), Dorothy (bpt 09.02.1685, dsp before 1721)
  f.+ other issue - William (bpt 15.11.1655), William (bpt 28.12.1659, d 03.10.1660), John (bpt 04.1662, bur 20.05.1662), James (bpt 08.1662), George (bpt 09.11.1664), Dorothy (bpt 07.04.1657, bur 20.01.1660), Sarah (bpt 15.09.1660, bur 17.09.1660)
  ii.+ other issue - John, Sarah (d 03.12.1657), Mary
B. Calvin Bruen of Chester (bpt 07.01.1591, 3rd/4th son)
  Ormerod shows that Calvin dsp but Visitation (1613) shows that he had the following family ...
  m. Elizabeth Littler (dau of Ralph Littler of Wallescote)
  i.+ issue - John, Samuel
  C. Anne Bruen (bpt 15.11.1585, bur 29.12.1605)
  m1. Edward Puleston of Alington
  m2. Robert Santby (?) of Burton
  D. Elizabeth Bruen (bpt 28.05.1589)
  m. Thomas (sb George?) Maynwaring of Calveley
  E.+ other issue - James (bpt 07.06.1586), Henry (bpt 26.11.1588, dsp), Besa (bpt 24.02.1593, dsp), Nathaniel (bpt 23.07.1597, bur 13.08.1597)
  Ormerod identifies John's 2nd wife as Anne, dau of John Fox. Visitation (1613) identifies her as Anne, dau of John Jone of Liverpool, but the Harleian editor also shows her name (in brackets) as ...
m2. Anne Fox (dau of William Fox of Rodes)
  I.+ other issue - Jonathan (Samuel?) (bpt 06.01.1605, bur 13.01.1605), Obadiah (bpt 25.12.1606), Joseph (bpt 04.03.1614), Katherine (bpt 04.02.1601), Abigail (bpt 03.04.1603, bur 26.04.1603), Margaret (bpt 08.12.1616), 3 others
  m3. Margaret Allen (dau of John Allen of Chester)
  R.+ other issue - Joseph (d young), Mary
3. Elizabeth Bruen (bpt 23.04.1570)
  m. _ Rogerson (per Ormerod) or Parkinson (per Visitation 1613)
4. Margaret Bruen (bpt 26.08.1571)
  m1. _ Lancaster 'of Raynhill? Margaret probably also married ...
  m2. Thomas Gillibrand (d c1620, rector of Warrington)
5. Jane Bruen (bpt 28.11.1577)
  m. _ Johnston (per Ormerod) or Rogerson (per Visitation 1613)
6. Katherine Bruen (bpt 13.02.1579, d c1601)
  m. William Brettargh of Brettargh Hall (Bretterche of Breterch)
7. Jone Bruen mentioned only by Visitaotn (1613), confusion with Jane?
  m. _ Jackson
8.+ other issue - Nicholas, James, Thomas, Richard (bpt 17.07.1567), George, William (bpt 16.02.1574), Robert (bpt 07.1576), Mary, Anne (bpt 16.06.1563)

Main source(s): Ormerod (Cheshire, vol II, 'Bruen, of Bruen Stapleford') with some support from Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Bruyn of Stapleford), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Bruen of Stapleford), Visitation (Cheshire, 1663, Bruin of Stapleford)
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