'Brocas2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Brocas of Alton, Brocas of Beaurepaire, Brocas of Horton, Pexall (Pexsall) of Beaurepaire

William Brocas of Beaurepaire & Denton (Yorkshire), Sheriff of Hampshire (d 1456)
Visitation (Hampshire. 1622-34) shows just 1 wife for William, Joane (mother of William). Visitation (1686) supports Burrows in showing that he married Sibella (mother of William) then Joane (mother of Bernard).
m1. Sibilla
1. William Brocas of Beaurepaire, Sheriff of Berkshire & Oxfordshire (d 22.04.1484)
  m1. Agnes Beckingham (d 1469-70, dau of Thomas Beckingham, relict of John Dabridgecourt of Stratfieldsaye)
  A. John Brocas of Beaurepaire, Sheriff of Hampshire (d 02.05.1492)
  m1. Anne Langford (dau of Edward Langford or Longford)
  i. William Brocas of Beaurepaire (d 07.07.1506)
  m. Mary Griffin (dau of John Griffin of Braybrook, sister of Sir Nicholas, m2. John Touchet, Lord Audley)
  a. Anne Brocas (b 1494, dsp 1514)
m. (c1513) George Warham
  b. Edith Brocas (b 1497, d 1517)
  The following is partly supported by Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, 'Pexsall').
  m. (c1513) Ralph Pexall or Pexsall or Pecksall of Beaurepaire, Sheriff of Devonshire (d c1540, m2. (sp) Joane, widow of William Fulford, m3. Anne, dau of Richard Fitzwilliams of Laughton (brother of Sir Thomas of Aldwarke))
  (1) John Pexall (d infant)
  (2) Sir Richard Pexall of Beaurepaire, Sheriff of Hampshire (d 10.10.1571)
  m1. Eleanor Paulett (d 1558, dau of William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester)
  (A) Anne Pexall (d 01.04.1591)
  m. Bernard Brocas of Horton & Beaurepaire @@ below
  (B) Margery Pexall
  m1. Oliver Beckett (of the Middle Temple)
  m2. Francis Cotton of Hampshire
  (C) Elizabeth Pexall
  m. John Jobson of Munckwith (Monkwith) (son/heir of Sir Francis)
  (D) Barbara Pexall
  m. Anthony Bridges of Sheford
  m2. Eleanor Cotgrave (dau of John Cotgrave of Cheshire, m2. Sir John Savage (probably not his son Edward))
ii. Edward Brocas (a 1530, d unm)
  iii. John Brocas
  a. Edith Brocas
  m. George Brydiman of Tingrith or Tingrave, Bedfordshire
  The following comes from Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1634, Brydiman of Tingirth).
  (1) Edmond Brydiman of Tingrave
  m. Margaret Waller (dau of Sir Walter Waller of Groomsbridge)
(A) Mary Brydiman
  m. John Cade (son/heir of Sir William of King's Langley)
  (2) Charles Brydiman of Tingrave
  m. Margaret Giles of Huntingdonshire
  (3) Edmond Brydiman
  iv. Margaret Brocas
  m. _ Langford
  m2. Anne Rogers (d 06.02.1517, dau of John Rogers of Freefolk, m2. ?? St. Marten)
  v. Margery Brocas
  m1. Richard Copley
m2. Michael Denys of Pucklechurch
  vi. Joan Brocas (dsp)
  m1. Christopher Morgan
  m2. _ Waffer
  vii. Elizabeth Brocas
m1. Nicholas Sambourne (d before 27.06.1506)
  m2. William Yong
  viii.+ 2 sons (d young)
  B. Elizabeth Brocas
  m. Richard Moore of Burghfield
  C. Agatha Brocas
  m2. Margaret (dsp 1471)
  m3. Joan Aderley or Hatherle (dsp 1487, widow of the Lord Mayor of London)
m2. (c1420) Joan Sandys (dau of Sir Walter Sandys of Sherborne Coudray)
2. Bernard Brocas of Sherborne Coudray (aka The Vyne) amd Bromley (dvpsp 20.05.1488)
  m. Philippa (a 1491)
3. Isabel Borcas
  m. John Stokys
4.+ other daughters (a 1453)



Bernard Brocas of Alton & Bradley (d 1423)
There is confusion between the generations of Bernards. We tried to follow the text within Burrows's book but found that difficult, ending up relying on a pedigree given later in the book. That pedigree confused this compiler by omitting the reported marriage of this Bernard with Emmeline Sands who is clearly referred to in the main text and who is shown by Visitation (Hampshire) as mother of William and the next Bernard. This contradiction, along with a concern about Bernard's wife Johanna Banbury, appears to have been resolved by the book's 'Corrigenda' but we have been left a little nervous!
m1. Sibella Croke or Crook of London
1. Bernard Brocas of Horton (Buckinghamshire), Sheriff of Hampshire (d 20.12.1459) this generation omitted by Visitation
  m. Emmeline Erwyn (a 1466)
  A. Bernard Brocas of Horton (d unm 1464)
  B. Bernard Brocas of Horton (d 1502, 2nd of the name, youngest son?)
  m. Anne Morell (dau/heir of John Morell of Dunstable)
  i. John Brocas of Horton (d 1518)
m. Elizabeth Marshall (dau of William Marshall of Dunstable)
  a. Robert Brocas of Horton (d 1558)
  m. Dorothy Ruthall (dau of Richard Ruthall of Moulsho or Mulshoe, brother of Thomas, Bishop of Durham)
  (1) Bernard Brocas of Horton & Beaurepaire (d 31.03.1589)
m. Anne Pexall (d 01.04.1591, dau of Richard Pexall or Pexsall) @@ above
  (A) Sir Pexall Brocas of Beaurepaire (b c1563, d 13.08.1630)
  m. Margaret Shirley (d 1648, dau of Sir Thomas Shirley of Wiston)
(i) Sir Thomas Brocas of Beaurepaire (b c1593, d 17.12.1663)
  m. Elizabeth Wingfield (dau of Sir Robert Wingfield of Upton, nephew of Lord Burleigh)
  (a) Robert Brocas of Beaurepaire (dvp 1643)
  m. Jane Bodley (dau of Sir John Bodley of Stretham, m2. John Thorner)
  ((1)) Jane Brocas (b 1641)
  m1. (1661) Sir William Gardiner, Bart of Roche Court (bur 23.06.1691)
  m2. (1691) David Morris of Lambeth
((2))+ other issue - Bernard (b 1639, d unm 1650), Robert (b 1640, d infant)
  (b) Thomas Brocas (dvp bur 13.09.1650, Captain)
  m. Mary Catelyn (b c1620, d 11.02.1692, dau of Philip Catelyn of Wolverton Hall)
  ((1)) Thomas Brocas of Beaurepaire (b 1649-50, d 1715-6, 4th son)
  m1. _ Johnson
m2. Mary Webb (b c1660, d 1708, dau/heir of Edmund Webb of North Lydiard)
  ((A)) Thomas Brocas of Beaurepaire (b c1680, d 1750)
  m. Mary Sandys of Worcester (d 1775)
  ((i)) Bernard Brocas of Beaurepaire (dspl 1777)
  m1. _ Reeve of Arbourfield (dsp)
m2. Harriet Hunter (dsp 1819, dau of Henry Hunter of Beech Hill by Eleanor Bosanquet)
  partner unknown (_ Austin ??)
  ((a)) Bernard Austin, later Brocas (a 1794)
  m. Sarah Anne Redhead
  (((1))) Bernard Brocas of Beaurepaire (d 1839) had issue
  m1. Ann Paynton Pigott (dsp)
  m2. Sophia Barker of Fairford (d 1872)
  (((2)))+ other issue - Algred (had issue), Frederick (d unm), Lionel (d unm), Harriet (d unm)
  ((B))+ other issue - Mary Wingfield (b 25.10.1687, d 02.12.1705), Anne (b 01.05.1692, d 12.06.1711)
  ((2))+ other issue (d young?) - Thomas, Robert, Pexall
  (c) Richard Brocas (a 1666, younger son)
  m. Elizabeth
  ((1)) Richard Brocas of Corhampton (d 1695, Rev.)
  ((A)) Sir Richard Brocas, Lord Mayor of London (d 1737)
  m. Phoebe Heneage
  (d) Elizabeth Brocas (d 1666)
  m. Thomas Walden
  (e)+ other issue - William (d young), Oliver of Roche Court (d unm 1661), Bernard (d young), Henry, John (dsp), Prudence (b 1617, d unm 21.11.1661)
(B) Frances Brocas
  m. Thomas Cheney or Cheyne of Braminger or Braninger
  (C) Anne Brocas
  m. Henry Percy (son/heir of Christopher of Manston)
  (D) Mary Brocas
  m. Edmund Brocket
  (2) William Brocas of Thedingworth, Leicestershire (d 1601)
  The following is supported by VCH (Leicestershire, vol 5: Gartree Hundred, Theddingworth).
  m. (1577) Elizabeth Dexter (d 1621, dau/coheir of Thomas Dexter or Dextar of Thedingworth (who d 1574))
  (A) Elizabeth Brocas
m. Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Bart of Conington (d 06.05.1631, antiquary)
  (B) Mary Brocas (d unm 03.12.1654)
  (C) Frances Brocas (d 1657)
  m1. Thomas Leigh of Gloucestershire
  m2. Edward Haselrig (Haselrigg) of Thedingworth or Arthingworth (d 1604)
  m3. Francis Staresmore of Frolesworth
  (D) Susan (Susanna) Brocas
  m. Francis Catesby of Hardmead
  (3) Frances Brocas (b c1540, d 1629)
  m. Sir John Bale of Carleton Curlieu & Sadington (d 1621)
(4) Margaret Brocas (b 1558)
  b. Mary Brocas
  m. William Hawtrey of Chakers or Checkers
  ii. German Brocas of Dunstable
  B. Agnes Brocas shown by Visitation as daughter of Sibilla Croke
  m. John Malter or Master
  C.+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas, John shown by Visitation as sons of Sibilla Croke
2. William Brocas of Alton & Bradley (dsp before 1484)
  William is shown by Visitation (Hampshire, 1686) as of this generation, probably older than Bernard, and dsp. In the text, Burrows shows him as younger brother of the Bernard whose will was dated 1502 and confirms that he dsp, contradicting any suggestion that he was ancestor of a De Brocas family in France. In the pedigree (which we presume took into account the Corrigenda), William is shown as of this generation.
  m. Agnes (d 20.07.1484, sister of Bartholomew Willerdon or Willesden, m2. Robert atte More)
m2. Johanna Banbury (d before 1458, dau/heir of Gilbert Banbury of Haliborne or Hollibourne by Sibbell)
3. Richard Brocas (a 1461)
4. Sibilla Brocas (a 1461)
  m. Edward Rithe of Alton
m3. Emmeline Sands (dau of Sir Walter Sands, widow of ?? Grewend of Bedington)

Main source(s): as on Brocas1 plus Visitation (Hampshire, 1686, Brocas of Beaurepaire)
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