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William Brandon

Male Abt 1425 - 1491  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name William Brandon  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1425  of Henham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 9 Apr 1491 and 17 Nov 1491  [3
    Person ID I13615  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2018 

    Family Elizabeth Wingfield,   d. 28 Apr 1497 
    Married Bef Jan 1462  [3
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor Brandon,   d. Aft 1496
    +2. William Brandon,   d. 22 Aug 1485, Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 May 2019 
    Family ID F8529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Marshal of the King's Bench; servant of the King's Household; Burgess (M.P.) for Shoreham; knight of the shire for Suffolk.

      He was a retainer and close advisor of John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk. He was knighted in 1471 at the battle of Tewkesbury. He was present at the 1483 coronation of Richard III, but his sons William and Thomas joined Buckingham's rebellion in the same year, and some of his lands were seized by the Crown. He secured a pardon in 1484, but subsequently found himself out of favor; he took sanctuary in Gloucester until the battle of Bosworth.

      He may have been a son of Robert Brandon (d. ~1438), collector of customs at King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, son of John Brandon, merchant of and collector of customs at King's Lynn.

      William Brandon and Elizabeth Wingfield were great-grandparents of Lady Jane Grey:

      William Brandon = Elizabeth Wingfield
      William Brandon = Elizabeth Bruyn
      Charles Brandon = Mary Tudor
      Frances Brandon = Henry Grey
      Jane Grey (d. 1554)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1587] The Visitation of Norfolk in the Year 1563, ed. Rev. G. H. Dashwood. Norwich, Norfolk: Miller and Leavins, 1878.

    2. [S2174] G. Andrews Moriarty, "The Parentage and Ancestry of Dr. Richard Palgrave of Charlestown, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 102:87, 1948.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.