'Grazebrook1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Greysbrooke of Greysbrooke (Gresbroke of Gresbroke), Greysbrooke (Gresbroke or Greisbrooke) of Shenston

(1) We name the page with Grazebrook rather than Gresebroke (or similar) because that is the spelling used in modern times. BLG1858 ('Grazebrook of Audnam and formerly of Greysbrooke Hall'), which supports Grazebrook2 (which was the original Grazebrook1), reports that "This family derives its name from Gereburg, Greseburgh, or Geresbroc (as it is variously spelt in Domesday Book) in Yorkshire, which manor they held, with others, in fee, from the Norman conquest".
(2) MGH starts with the following Thomas "a younger son, (who) left the paternal estates in Yorkshire and settled at Shenston". We hope to find something on the senior line of this family in due course although, as Gresbrok Hall passed into the following family after just a few generations, it seems that that senior line did not last much longer.
Bartholomew de Gresebroke of Shenston, Staffordshire (a 1204, d before 1268)
m. Edith (a 1275)
1. Adam de Gresbroke of Shenston (dsp bfore 01.1294)
2. Robert de Gresebroke of Shenston (d before 1305)
  A. Robert de Gresebrooke of Shenston & Gresbrok Hall (a 1321)
  i. Sir Robert de Gresbroke of Gresbrok Hall & Shenston (a 1345)
a. William de Gresbroke of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (a 1348)
  (1) John de Gresbroke of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (a 1383)
  (A) John de Gresbroke of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (a 1407, d before 1413)
  (i) John de Gresbroke or Gresebroke of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (a 1445)
  (a) John Gresebrooke of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (a 1506)
  MGH reports that John had 2 sons, both named John and notes as follows: "Two brothers with the same Christian name are of frequent occurrence for 300 years before and perhaps 100 years or more after this date, but I am able to give the following curious proof that there were two brothers John Gresbroke in 1506." MGH then uses references to "Senior" and "Junior" to support that claim.
  ((1)) John Greysbroke of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (d 1541) - continued below
  ((2)) John Gresbrooke of Middleton (d by 1542, 2nd of the name)
  m. Isabel (d 1554)
  (2) William de Gresbroke (a 1340)
  b. John de Gresbroke (a 1348)



John Greysbroke of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (d 1541) - continued above
1. John Gresbrooke of Gresbrok Hall & Shenston (d before 23.03.1546-7)
  m._ Rugeley (a 1546, daughter or sister of Rowland Rugeley)
  A. Robert Gresbroke of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (d 1570)
  m. _ Clayton?
  i. Robert Gresbroke or Gresbrook of Gresbroke Hall & Shenston (b c1537, d 1611, 2nd son)
  m. Margery (a 1613)
  a. Alice Greisbrooke
  m. (31.07.1592) James Hodgkinson
  (1) John Hodgkinson
  b.+ other issue (dvp)
  ii. Rowland Gresebrooke of Shenston (a 05.1635)
m. (04.1598) Sibilla Yardley (dau of Raphaell Yardley of Alvecott)
  a. Robert Greisbrooke of Maxtoke, Litte Packington, Gresysbrook Hall & Shenston (bur 26.05.1681)
  m. (03.11.1629) Sarah Race (bur 14.08.1703, dau of Thomas Race of Little Packington)
  (1) Robert Greysbrooke of Greysbrooke Hall & Shenston (bur 24.12.1718)
  m. (08.07.1672) Jemima Elizabeth Grace (b c1647, d 19.09.1723 (sb 10.09.1724?) dau of Rev. William Grace of Shenston by Johanna Wolley)
  (A) Robert Greisbrooke of Greysbrooke Hall & Shenston (bpt 01.09.1674, dsp before 05.09.1728)
  m1. (1716) Mary or Margaret Grosvenor of Codsall
  m2. Sarah
  (B) Jemima Greisbrooke (bpt 10.02.1685, a 07.1728)
  m. (1711?) William Winterton
  (i)+ issue (a 1728) - 2 sons + 1 daughter
  (C) Sarah Greisbrooke (bpt 27.12.1693)
  m1. (19.01.1720) Thomas Cramp of Longdon (a 08.1728)
  (i) Greisbrooke Cramp, last of Grebrok Hall & Shenston, later of Cowerne, Herefordshire
  m. _ Darlaston of Elford
  (ii)+ other issue - Sarah, Jemima, Quima
  m2. (19.02.1729) John Lea of Shenston
(v)+ other issue - Dorothy, Jane, Elizabeth
  (D)+ other issue - Elizabeth (bpt 22.11.1676, bur 1729), Joan (bpt 23.11.1679, a 02.1705)
  (2) Margery Greysbrooke
  m. (28.08.1682) John Walton of Bagington
  (3)+ other issue - Elizabeth (bpt 05.02.1636), Susanna (bpt 01.03.1656)
  b. Elizabeth (Isabella) Gresebrooke (bpt 02.10.1608)
  m1. William Bard of North Kelsey
  m2. Henry Byrom of Byrom (d Edge Hill 23.10.1642, Major)
  c.+ other issue - Grace (bpt 07.11.1597), Amy/Anne (bpt 08.09.1605), Penelope (bpt 02.10.1608)
  One of these daughters married ...
  m. _ Chamberlayne of Oxfordshire
  iii.+ other issue - John (a 1562, disinherited), William (a 1569), Elizabeth, Ellen, Margaret
  One of the daughters, who were all unmarried in 1569, married ...
  m. _ Silvester of Shenston
  a. Roger Silvester (a 1635)

Main source(s): MGH (NS3 vol 3 (1900), 'Pedigree of the Family of Grazebrook since they settled in Staffordshire', p117+)
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