'Brodnax1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Brodnax (Brodnex or Broadnax) of Godmersham

Robert Brodnax (b temp Henry V who r. 1413-1422)
m. Alicie Scappe
1. Robert Brodnax of Hythe, Kent (d 1487)
  m. Julian
  A. John Brodnax
  m. Margaret
  i. William Brodnax of Burmash (d 1527)
  m. Agnes
  a. Robert Brodnax of Cheriton
  m. Joan Knight (b c1543, bur 1592)
  (1)+ 6 sons + 8 daughters
  b. Thomas Brodnax (Broadnax or Brodnex) of Godmersham, Kent (d 1602)
  Thomas is the first mentioned by Visitation but that shows only his marriage to Juliana and one son, Thomas.
  m1. _ Gilbert
  (1) John Brodnax of Godmersham
  m. Rebeca Leeds
(A)+ issue - Margaret, Elizabeth, Jervice
  (2) Robert Brodnax of New Romney (d 1605)
  m1. Joan (d 1592)
  m2. Ursula
  (A) Elizabeth Brodnax
  m. Ralph Knight
  (B)+ other issue - Robert, William, Thomas, John, Richard, Henry
m2. Juliana or Anne Brockman (sister of William Brockman of Birchborow in Newington)
  (3) Thomas Brodnax (Brodnex) of Godmersham
  m1. (sp) Katherine Southland (dau/coheir of John Southland of New Romney)
  m2. Elizabeth Tayler (dau of John Tayler of Wilsborough (Willesbrough))
  (A) Thomas Brodnax (Brodnex) of Godmersham (d 1667)
  m. Jane James (dau of William James of Ightham)
(i) Sir William Brodnax of Godmersham (d 1673)
  m. (1656) Mary Digges (dau of Thomas Digges of Chilham)
  (a) William Brodnax of Godmersham (d 1726)
m1. Mary Coppin
  ((1)) William Brodnax (d infant)
  m2. Anne May (dau of Christopher May)
  ((2)) Thomas Brodnax or Brodnax of Godmersham, later May, later Knight of Chawton (d 1781)
  The following is supported by BLG1952 ('Knight of Chawton').
  m. (1729) Jane Monk (dau/coheir of William Monk of Buckingham by Hannah, dau of Stephen Stringer of Goudhurst by Jane Austen)
  ((A)) Thomas Knight of Chawton & Godmersham (b 1735, dsp 1794)
  m. Catherine Knatchbull (dau of Wadham Knatchbull of Durham)
  Godmersham & Chawton passed to Thomas's kinsman Edward Austen who assumed the name Knight.
  ((B))+ other issue - Jane, Elizabeth, Sarah, others (d infant - Thomas, Thomas, William May, Henry, Anne, Barbara)
((3)) Anne Brodnax
  m. Jacob Sawbridge of Canterbury
  (ii) Robert Brodnax (4th son)
  m. _ Gibbon(s)
  (iii) Jane Brodnax
  m. (1651) Thomas Papillon of London
  (iv) Elizabeth Brodnax
  m. Thomas Turner of Canterbury
  (v)+ other issue - Thomas, Robert (d infant), Henry, Roger, Sarah (d infant?), Sarah
  (B)+ other issue - William, Henry
  (4) Robert Brodnax (b 05.11.1615, d 22.02.1673)
  m. (08.08.1643) Elizabeth Curteis (b 1618-9, d 26.04.1644)
  (A) Katherine Brodnax
  (5) John Brodnax
  m. Dorothy
  (A)+ issue - Thomas, John, William, Robert, Elizabeth, Martha
  (6) Elizabeth Brodnax
  m. Daniel White of Winchelsea
  (7) Sarah Brodnax
m. Sir John Howell
  (8) Mary Brodnax
  m. John Knowler
  (9) Martha Brodnax
  m. William Wotton
  (10)+ other issue - William (d young), Susan/Susanna
  c. Margaret Brodnax
  m. Robert Jenkin
  d. Mildred Brodnax
  m. Alexander Rayner
  e. Elizabeth Brodnax
  m. John Chapman
  f. Joan Brodnax
m. William Pysing
  g. Anne Brodnax
  m. George May
  h. Jane Brodnax
  m. Nicholas Pemble
  i. Susan Brodnax
  m. _ Lambe
  j. Sarah Brodnax
  m. William Curteis ## see here ##
  k.+ other issue including Henry (d infant?), Henry, John, William
  ii.+ other issue - Winifred, Joan, Martha
  B. Cecilia Brodnax
  C. Margaret Brodnax
  m. John Horne

Main source(s): CountyGen (Kent, Berry, 1830, p126+) with a little input/support from Visitation (Kent, 1619, 'Brodnax'), Visitation (Armytage (1906), Kent, 1663, 'Brodnex of Godmersham') and as reported above
[Part of the above was initially uploaded to a temporary page on 20.10.14.]
Back to top of page