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Families covered: Brograve of Beckenham, Brograve of Wappenham

Betham reports that "This family, in old deeds, wrote themselves Burgrave, and sometimes Boroughgrave, though afterwards, for the more easy pronunciation, their name was softened into Brograve."
Sir Roger Brograve of Warwickshire (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307) succeeded by ....
1. Edmund Brograve
  A. Edmund Brograve
  m. Agnes Ryton (dau of Thomas Ryton)
i. John Brograve
  John is the first mentioned by the Visitations and BEB1841. BEB1841 reports that the baronets descended from the above Sir Roger Brograve. The descent shown above is given by Betham.
  m. Elizabeth Littlebury (dau of Sir William Littlebury or Litlebery of Lincolnshire by Elizabeth St. Cleere)
  a. William Brograve of Kelseys in Beckenham, Kent (a 1479)
  m. Elizabeth Alphew (dau of John Alphew of Boar Place (Bouplace))
  (1) John Brograve in Kent
m. Anne Fogge (dau of Sir John Fogge of Repton)
  (A) William Brograve of Wappenham, Northamptonshire
  m. Margaret Gooderidge (dau of John Gooderidge of Cheltenham, widow of _ Rowley)
  (i) Nicholas Brograve of Wappenham (3rd son)
The following is supported by Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, 'Brograve of Wapenham and Gayton').
  m. Jane Barker (dau of John Barker of Colsis or Coulsis)
  (a) Reginald Brograve of Wappenham (b c1560, d 1640)
  m1. (06.11.1586) Alice Bedell (bpt 02.10.1566, dau of Thomas Bedell of Wootton)
  ((1)) John Brograve of Wappenham (b c1600, d1660)
  m. Rachel Sears of Buckingham (b c1593, bur 12.04.1687, widow of William Bosworth)
  ((A)) Rowland Brograve of Wappenham (b 1620, bur 14.02.1707-8)
m. Arden Dod (dau of Charles Dod of Lea)
  ((i)) Arden Brograve (a 1708)
  m. (after 1681) _ Vaughan
  ((ii)) Mary Brograve (a 1708)
  m. (after 1681) John King
  ((iii))+ other issue (a 1682) - Charles (b c1652), Catherine, Helen
  ((B)) John Brograve of Gayton, Northamptonshire (b 1634, a 1708)
  m. (c11.1662) Emme Harby (b c1641, d 16.02.1682, dau of Edward Harby of Adston)
  ((i))+ issue - Edward (bpt 06.05.1667, bur 01.06.1677), John (bpt 16.03.1669-70, a 1682), Henry (bpt 24.04.1673, a 1682), Francis (bpt 20.01.1674-5, bur 01.05.1675), Thomas (bpt 26.03.1680, bur 15.12.1680), Emme (b c1664, a 1682), Elizabeth (bpt 22.01.1665-69,a 1682), Rachel (bpt 24.12.1668, a 1682), Mary (bpt 16.03.1675-6, a 1682), Hesther (bpt 22.04.1678, a 1682)
  ((2)) Roland Brograve of Rolleston, Staffordshire
((A)) Lettice Brograve (d unm)
  ((B)) Mary Brograve
  m. Thomas Brograve of Beckenham
  ((3)) Anne Brograve
  m. William Ireland
  ((4)) Mary Brograve
  m. _ Ward of Middleton Cheney
  ((5))+ other issue - Robert (b c1592), Henry of London (dsp c1640), Thomas of Rolleston (d c1650)
  m2. Lettice Ford (dau of John Ford of Harwell)
  ((8)) Edward Brograve of Wappenham (d c1642)
  m. (19.09.1632) Lydia or Lettice Frewen (dau of ?? Frewen of Brackley)
  ((A))+ issue - Francis, Lettice (bpt 17.05.1633), several daughters
  (b) Jerome (Hierome) Brograve of Westminster & Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, Lincolnshire (a 1608)
  The following is supported by Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1906, 'Brograve of Kirkby-cum-Osgodby').
  m. Christian Denham (dau of John Denham)
  ((1)) Pauncefoot Brograve of London
  m. Eleanor Reve (dau of John Reeve of Buckinghamshire)
  ((A))+ issue (dsp) - Isaac, Mary
  ((2)) Robert Brograve
  (c) Jane Brograve (dsp)
  m. Vincent Fulnetby of Nottinghamshire
  (d)+ other issue - Robert in Northumberland, Richard (dsp)
(ii) Jane Brograve
  m. Myles Gray of Louth
  (iii) Anne Brograve
  m. William Billesby or Blesby of London
  (iv) Elizabeth Brograve
m. William Browne of Lincolnshire
  (v)+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas, John
  (2) Robert Brograve 'of Buckingham (Beckenham)'
  m. Catherine Leventhorpe
  (A) Margaret Brograve
  m. Robert Bridges
  (B) Anne Brograve
  BEB1841 & Betham show Anne as m. Thomas Hammond of Ratwell (Rotwell) but Vivian (Cornwall, p135), which better identifies her mother, suggests that her husband was ...
  m. John Hammond of Pritwell
  (3) Nicholas Brograve of Beckingham (Beckenham) (5th son)
  m. _ Becher
  (4)+ other issue - Edward, Richard, George, Henry, Edmund

Main source(s): Visitation (Walter Metcalfe 1887, Northamptonshire, 1618-9, 'Brograve of Wappenham'), Visitation (Hertfordshire, 1634, 'Brograve of Braughin' (in Appendix 2)) with a little input/support from BEB1841 ('Brograve of Hamells'), 'Baronetage of England' (William Betham, vol 4 (1804), '407. Brograve of Worsted, Norfolk', p242+) with further input/support as reported above
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