'Bradshaw01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bradshaw of Bradshaw, Bradshaigh of Haigh
[See the note at the top of Bradshaw02. The review referred to there made no significant difference to this page except to show contradicting ancestries for the family shown on Bradshaw02.]

(1) Identified by BEB1841 as "a Saxon living at the time of the Conquest, who was reinvested in his estate by the Norman" was the following Sir John.
(2) Frustratingly, many of the father-in-laws named by BEB1841 in the upper section of this page cannot readily be connected to the information we have at present on the relevant families. This does lead to concern as to the reliability of these early generations.
Sir John Bradshaw of Bradshaw (a 1066)
m. _ Remington (dau of Sir Robert Remington of Remington)
1. Sir Robert Bradshaw
  m. _ (dau of Sir William FitzJohn, a Norman)
  A. Sir John Bradshaw (a 1113)
  m. _ Molineux (dau of Sir John Molineux of Sephton)
  i. John Bradshaw (a 1142)
  m. _ Brackenbury (dau of _ Brackenbury of Brackenbury)
  a. William Bradshaw
  m. _ Trollope (dau of Sir William Trollope of Thornley)
  (1) Sir John Bradshaw (a 1190)
  m. _ Harcourt (dau of Sir Walter Harcourt of Stanton)
  (A) Sir John Bradshaw
  m. _ Musgrave (dau of Sir Ralph Musgrave)
  (i) Thomas Bradshaw (a 1239)
m. _ Hoghton (dau of Adam Hoghton of Hoghton Tower)
  (a) Sir John Bradshaw
  m. (1282) _ Bromley (dau of Sir John Bromley of Bromley)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Bradshaw of Bradshaw (a 1339)
  BEB1841 (1841) identifies Sir Thomas as "progenitor of the Bradshaws, of Bradshaw" but then follows the line of his brother William. See here for a possible descendant, John Bradshaw of Bradshaw Hall.
  ((2)) Sir William Bradshaw, later Bradshaigh (a 1330)
  m. Mabel Norris (dau of Hugh Norris of Sutton, Haigh, etc.)
((A)) Richard Bradshaigh of Haigh
  m. _ Holcroft (dau of Sir Robert Holcroft of Holcroft)
  ((i)) Roger Bradshaigh of Haigh
  m. (c1382) _ Osbaldston (dau of John Osbaldston of Osbaldston)
  ((a)) Sir Thomas Bradshaigh of Haigh (a 1410)
  m. _ Sherburne (dau of Sir William Sherburne of Stonyhurst)
(((1))) James Bradshaigh of Haigh (a 1425) - continued below
  m. _ Prescott (dau of Sir Richard Prescott)
  (((2))) Alice Bradshaigh
  m. Sir John St. John of Bletso
  ((B)) Thomas Bradshaw ancestor of Bradshaws of Twisden
  m. _ Twisden (dau of Sir John Twisden of Twisden)
  ((3)) Sir John Bradshaw (dsp)
  m. _ Langton (dau of _ Langton of Langton)
  VCH (Lancashire, vol 3, 'Townships - Westleigh') mentions a Roger de Bradshagh who gave lands at Westleigh to his son John c1250 and identifies other sons as William (m. Mabel la Norrise, heiress of Haigh & Blackrod - see above) & Adam (perhaps ancestor of the Bradshaghs of Aspull). We suspect that Roger fits in this family but have yet to prove the connection. See here for a possible descendant of John of Westleigh.
  B. Sir George Bradshaw
  m. _ Atherston (dau of Humphry Atherston of Atherston)
  i. John Bradshaw
  a. _ Bradshaw ancestor of Bradshaws of Atherston, etc. in Warwickshire
  b. William Bradshaw
  m. _ Bouler (dau of _ Bouler of Bouler)
  (1) ?? Bradshaw
  (A) ?? Bradshaw
  This line "after four generations terminated in two daughters" as shown below.
  (i) ?? Bradshaw
  (a) Jane Bradshaw (nun)
  (b) Margaret Bradshaw
  m. Sir William Randolph



Flower identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, two bends sable, a crescent for difference". St. George identifies them as "Argent, two bends between two martlets, sable". Dugdale identifies them as "Argent, two bendlets between as many martlets, sable".
James Bradshaigh of Haigh (a 1425) - continued above
m. _ Prescott (dau of Sir Richard Prescott)
1. William Bradshaigh of Haigh (a 1483) the first mentioned by Flower & St. George
  A. James Bradshaigh of Haigh (d 1505-6)
  m. Jane Standish? Flower & St. George show Jane, dau of Rauf Standishe of Standishe
  i. William Bradshaigh of Haigh (3rd son)
  m. Maud Standish (dau of Sir Christopher Standish of Duxbury)
a. Roger Bradshaigh of Haigh
  m. Jane Standish (dau of Ralph Standish of Standish) Flower & St. George show Jane, dau of Alexander Standishe of Standishe
  BEB1841 identifies the marriage date of Roger and Jane as 1567 but this is surely an error, perhaps for 1507.
  (1) James Bradshaigh of Haigh 'of Northenden'
  m1. Jane Hoghton (dau of Thomas Hoghton of Hoghton Tower)
(A) Robert Bradshaigh of Haigh (d 1640-1) the first mentioned by Dugdale
  m. Anne Anderton (dau of Christopher Anderton of Lostock)
  (i) James Bradshaigh (dvp 1631)
  m. Anne Norris (dau of Sir William Norris of Speak)
  (a) Sir Roger Bradshaigh, 1st Bart of Haigh (b 1627, d 31.03.1684, 3rd son)
  m. (1647) Elizabeth Pennington (dau of William Pennington of Moncaster)
  ((1)) Sir Roger Bradshaigh, 2nd Bart of Haigh (b c1651, d 17.06.1687)
  m. (07.04.1673) Mary Murray (b 1653-4, d 01.12.1713, dau of Henry Murray)
  ((A)) Sir Roger Bradshaigh, 3rd Bart of Haigh (d 25.02.1746)
  m. Rachel Guise (dau of Sir John Guise, Bart of Ellmore)
  ((i)) Sir Roger Bradshaigh, 4th Bart of Haigh (dsp)
m. (04.1731) Dorothy Bellingham (dau of William Bellingham of Levens)
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Bradshaigh
  m. John Edwin (son of Sir Humphrey)
  ((iii))+ other issue - Charles, John, Richard, Rachel
  ((B)) Thomas Bradshaigh (rector of Stradford and Langham, 6th son) had issue
  m. Mary Stephens (dau of Robert Stephens of Ardley Week)
  ((C)) Elizabeth Bradshaigh
  m1. Job Yates
  m2. Gabriel, Marquis Du Quesne
((D))+ other issue - Hemry (d 1710, Major), James (d young), William (d 1725, Captain), Richard (d young)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Bradshaigh (b c1651, d 29.02.1732)
  m. Thomas Preston of Holker (b 1646, d 31.01.1696)
  ((3))+ other issue (d young) - William, James, Richard, Anne, Catherine
  (b) Anne Bradshaigh
  m. (1649) Thomas Culceth of Culceth
  (c)+ other issue - William (d young), Roger (d young), Eleanor (nun)
(ii) Sir William Bradshaigh (d c1650, 5th son)
  m1. (sp) Dorothy of Southamptonshire, Lady Butler
  m2. Margaret Englefield (dau of Sir Francis Englefield of Berkshire)
  (a) William Bradshaigh (b c1647)
  m. Troath Kennet (dau of John Kennet of Cockshaw)
  ((1))+ 2 daughters
(iii) Jane Bradshaigh
  m. Nicholas Blundell of Crosby
  (iv) Dorothy Bradshaigh
  m. Hamlet Massey of Rixton
  (v) Frances Bradshaigh (d 1667)
  m. (24.03.1631) Edward Scarisbrick of Scarisbrick
  (i)+ other issue - Thomas (d young), Richard (a 1647), Edward,Thomas, Roger, Peter (a 1647), Christopher (a 1647), Elizabeth (nun), Anne (nun), Ellen (nun)
  (B) Jane Bradshaigh
  m. Richard Ermine of London
  (C)+ other issue - John, Catherine (d unm)
  m2. (1582) Dorothy Tatton (dau of Robert Tatton of Wettenshaw)
  (E) Alexander Bradshaigh
  m. Dorothy Jennings (dau of William Jennings of Derbyshire)
(F) Mabell Bradshaigh
  m. Robert Goddard of Hargrave
  (G) Anne Bradshaigh
  m. Richard Royle of Hargrave = Reginald Ryle of Highgreave (bur 06.1658)
  (H)+ other issue - William (dsp), Maud (d young)
  (2) Anne Bradshaigh (d 22.10.1599)
  m1. Thomas (not Roger) Grosvenor of Eaton (d 1579)
  m2. William Radclyffe of The Conduit (bur 02.03.1607/8)
  (3) Mary Bradshaigh
  m. Ralph (not Robert) Berkenhead of Cheshire
  (4) Ellen Bradshaigh
  m. Ralph Houghton of Kirklees
  (5)+ other issue - Edward ('the deaf'), Richard (dsp), Thomas (dsp), Roger, Miles (dsp), John (dsp), Mabel (d young), Alice (d young)
  ii. Custance (Constance) Bradshawe
  m. Henry Charnocke of Charnocke
  iii.+ other issue (dsp) - Sir Roger, Sir Ralph, Thomas (cleric), Elizabeth
  B. William Bradshaw of Wendover (d 1537) possibly of this generation
  m. Alice Gurney
  C. Elizabeth Bradshaigh probably of this generation
  m. Christopher Standish of Duxbury

Main source(s): BEB1841 ('Bradshaigh of Haigh') with some support for the lower section from Visitation (Flower, Lancashire, 1567, 'Bradshaw of the Haw', p88), Visitation (St. George, Lancashire, 1613, 'Bradshaw', p57), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664, 'Bradshagh of the Hagh')
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