'Brydges05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bruges of Dymocke, Bridges of Eastington, Bridges of Lee (Leys), Brugge of Solers

There has clearly been much confusion between the following John and Simon (shown below) who may or may not have been brothers. BE1883 (Brydges of Chandos) mentions both, reporting that John had an only dau/heir Joan (m. Sir John Baskervile of Erdisley) and that his younger brother Simon (of the Leys) "left a numerous posterity" including Sir John, Lord Mayor of London in 1520-1. [Visitation (Herefordshire, 1569, Baskervile) identifies the wife of Sir John Baskervile as a "doughter to Symon abruges". For that connection, see below.] Collins mentions only John, identifying him as ancestor of Lord Mayor Sir John. Visitation (Essex, 1558, Bridges/Bruges) shows both with Simon (older than John) as ancestor of the Lord Mayor but Visitation (Essex, 1612, Bridges/Bruges) omits Simon and shows John as ancestor of the Lord Mayor. Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623 (Miscellaneous), Bridges) & Visitation (Worcestershire, 1569, BRidges) both show both John & Simon with John being the elder and ancestor of the Lord Mayor. Provisionally, we follow that last approach.
Sir John de Brugge of Solers & Standon, Sheriff of Herefordshire then Gloucestershire (a 1420)
m. _ St. Myles (coheir) named in Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623 (Miscellaneous), Bridges)
1. Richard Bruges of Solers
  A. daughter
  m. Thomas Blunt of Brend near Bromyard
2. Thomas Bruges
  m. Alice Hackett (dau of Hugh Hackett)
A. Thomas Bruges of Dymocke, Gloucestershire
  Visitation (Worcestershire, 1634, Bridges) confuses the issue by showing this Thomas as son of Sir Baldwin of Bridge Sollers, apparently missing out 2 generations.
  m. Maud Henborow (dau/heir of Thomas Henborow or Henborough of Dymoke)
  i. William Bruges or Bridges of Dymocke & Eastington (Worcestershire)
  m. Alice Eastington (dau of William Eastington of Eastington)
  a. Giles Bridges of Eastington
  m. Margaret Nanfan (dau of John Nanfan or Naffan of Morton (Bruchmorton or Birtsmorton) by dau of Thomas Cornwell)
  (1) John Bridges of Eastington (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Moreton (dau of Sir Robert Moreton or Morton)
(2)+ other issue - Henry, Mary, Alice
  b.+ other issue - John, William, Edmond, Thomas
  ii. Sir John Bruges or Bridges or Brugge, Lord Mayor of London (a 1520)
  m. Agnes Ayloffe (dau of Thomas Ayloffe or Ayleff of Essex)
  a. Giles Bridges
  (1) Anthony Bridges
  (A) Thomas Bridges
  b. Winifred Brugge or Bridges (d 1586)
  m1. Sir Richard Sackvill (d 1566)
  m2. (before 14.05.1571, sp) John (not William) Pawlett, Lord St. John, Marquess of Winchester (d 1572)
c. Elizabeth or Ursula Brugge or Bridges
  m. John Garraway of London
  (1) Elyanor Garraway
  m. Edward Barnard of Flaxley
  (A)+ issue - Agnes, Winifred
  iii. Edward Bruges or Bridges
  m. Margaret Hert (dau of John Hert)
  a. George Bruges or Bridges of London
  m. _ White (dau/heir of Sir Thomas White of London)
  (1) Robert Bruges or Bridges (dsp)
  (2) Mary Bruges or Bridges
  m. John Trevor (d 15.07.1589)
  b. Anne Bruges or Bridges
  m. Robert Alford ## possibly here? ##
  c.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Keuergam (sic)
iv. Thomas Bruges or Bridges
  Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623 (Miscellaneous), Bridges) suggests that Thomas dsp but notes that some sources show that he was father of Rowland father of Elizabeth & Anne. A Thomas with that family appears below (at 1/B in lower section).
  v. Rowland Bruges or Bridges (6th son)
  m. _ Kellam
  a. Elizabeth Bruges or Bridges
  m. Valentyn Clarke
  (1) Sir Rowland Clarke
  (A) Ferdinando Clarke
  vi. Edmond Bridges of London (youngest son)
  a. Isabel Bridges (coheir) probably of this generation
  m. John Calley of Letherdean (d 1515)
  vii.+ other issue - Walter (dsp), Foulke
3. John Bruges or Bridges
  A. Thomas Brigges of Dymock, Gloucestershire



Simon de Brugge of the Leys
See the note at the top of the page.
m. _ Kingsmeade (possibly Alice, dau/heir of Sir Symond de Kingsmeade)
1. Thomas Bridges of Lee
  m. _ Hanborne (dau/heir of _ Hanborne by _ Bodnam)
  A. Simon Bridges of Lee
  m. _ Walwyn
  We suspect that there has been confusion between the generations for some sources report the following James to be son of Simon (by _ Walwyn) several generations earlier. Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623 (Miscellaneous), Bridges) shows them twice, some generations apart. Provisionally, we set James as of the next generation. The following is supported by Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623, Bridges (MS 1041)) & Visitation (Herefordshire, 1569, Bridges).
  i. James Bridges of Lee
  m. _ Wood (dau of _ Wood of Twinnye or Twynye or Twyneo or Twiniho
  a. Henry Bruges
  m. Sybill Bromwich
  (1) James Bruges
  m. Jane Tomkins (dau of James Tomkins)
  (A) issue - James, John, William, Margery, Catherine, Mary
  (2) Anne Bruges
  m. John Reede or Reade
(3) Joan Bruges
  m. William White or Whithe or Whythe or Wiche of Norton
  (4) other issue - Rowland, Thomas, John, William, Simon, John
  b. Walter Bruges
  m. Catherine Starkey of Cheshire
  (1) James Bruges
  m. Margaret Monington (dau of John Monington)
  (A) Walter Bruges
  (2)+ other issue - Richard, Robert, John, Alice, Katherine
  B. Thomas Bridges
  i. Rowland Bridges
  a.+ issue - Elizabeth, Anne
2. Simon Bridges (dsp)
3. Johanna de Brugge fits here?
  As noted above, BE1883 suggests that Johanna was daughter rather than niece of John, shown above as brother of Simon.
  m. Sir John Baskerville of Erdisley

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Worcestershire, 1569, Bridges (extended by the Harleian editor)), Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623 (Miscellaneous), Bridges)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623 (Miscellaneous), Bridges) with support as noted above
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