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Families covered: Brooke Lord Cobham

(1) Commoners describes the arms of this family as "Gu. on a chevron, arg. a lion rampant, sa. crowned or, armed and langued of the first".
(2) Thought to be connected to the Brokes of Leighton shown on Brooke01 was ...
William de la Brooke in Somerset
1. Henry de la Brooke of the Brooke near Ilchester
  m. Nicholas Gonvile (dau of Bryan Gonvile)
  A. Henry de la Brooke (a temp Edward II who r. 1307-1327)
  i. John de la Brooke (d 1347)
  m. Joan Madston (dau of Sir John Madston)
  a. Sir Thomas Brooke (d 1339 (sb 1399?))
  m. Constance Mackenfield
  (1) Sir Thomas Brooke (d 1413)
  m. Joan Hanham (dau/coheir of Simon Hanham (not Hannap) of Gloucestershire, widow of Robert Cheddar of Bristol)
  (A) Sir Thomas Brooke of Brooke (d 1439, MP for Somerset) - continued below
  m. Joan Braybroke (dau of Sir Reginald Braybroke by Joane de la Pole, Baroness Cobham)



Sir Thomas Brooke of Brooke (d 1439, MP for Somerset) - continued above
m. Joan Braybroke (dau of Sir Reginald Braybroke by Joane de la Pole, Baroness Cobham)
1. Edward Brooke, 6th Lord Cobham (d 06.06.1464)
  m. Elizabeth Tuchet (dau of James Tuchet, Lord Audley)
A. John Brooke, 7th Lord Cobham (b c1444, d 09.03.1511-2)
  m1. Eleanor Austell of Suffolk (dsp)
  m2. Margaret Nevill (d 30.09.1506, dau of Edward Nevill, Lord Abergavenny)
  i. Thomas Brooke, 8th Lord Cobham (d 19.07.1529)
  m1. Dorothy Heydon (dau of Sir Henry Heydon of Baconsthorpe)
  a. George Brooke, 9th Lord Cobham (b c1497, d 29.09.1558, 2nd son)
  m. (before 1526) Anne Braye (d 01.11.1558. dau of Edmund Braye, 1st Lord)
(1) William Brooke, 10th Lord Cobham (b 01.11.1527, d 06.03.1596/7)
  m1. Dorothy Nevill (d 22.09.1559, dau of George Nevill, Lord Abergavenny )
  (A) Mary or Frances Brooke
  m1. Thomas Coppinger of Kent
m2. Edmund (Edward) Beecher
  m2. (25.02.1559/60) Frances Newton (d 17.10.1592, dau of Sir John Newton or Cradock by Margaret Poyntz)
  (B) Maximilian Brooke (b 04.12.1560, dvp unm 05.12.1583)
  (C) Henry Brooke, 11th Lord Cobham (b 12.11.1564, dsp 24.01.1618/9)
  Henry was attainted in 1603, and his honours forfeited, "for complicity in the Raleigh conspiracy".
  m. (mcrt 27.05.1601) Frances Howard (b before 1572, bur 11.07.1628, dau of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham)
(D) George Brooke (bur 05.12.1603, prebendary of York)
  m. (1599) Elizabeth Burgh (dau of Thomas Burgh, 5th Lord of Gainsborough)
  The following comes mainly from BP1934 (Burgh). Through this marriage came claims for the baronies of Strabolgi (Strathbogie) and Burgh.
(i) Sir William Brooke of Sterborough & Cooling 'of East Malling' (bpt 01.12.1601, d 20.09.1643)
  m1. Pembroke Lennard (dau of Henry Lennard, Lord Dacre)
  (a) Pembroke Brooke (bpt 01.10.1626, d 10.06.1683)
  m. Sir Mathew Tomlinson (d 05.11.1681)
  m2. (before 1642) Penelope Hill (bur 12.07.1694, dau of Sir Moyses Hill of Hillsborough)
  (b) Hill Brooke (d 14.05.1704)
  m. (c12.1657) Sir William Boothby, 1st Bart of Broadlow Ash (d 24.03.1706-7)
Hill was heiress of the barony of Cobham and co-heir of the baronies of Strabogli and Burgh. Those baronies were successfully claimed in the early 20th century by 3 of their descendants, one for each barony.
  (c) Margaret Brooke (dsp 06.01.1666/7)
  m. (25.05.1665) Sir John Denham (d 1669, poet)
  p. James Stuart, Duke of York (later King James II)
  (d) Frances Brooke (d 1690)
  m1. (before 05.1665) Sir Thomas Whitmore of Bridgenorth & Buddwas (bur 21.05.1682)
  m2. Matthew Harvey of Twickenham (dsp bur 19.01.1693-4)
  (ii)+ other issue - Frances, Elizabeth
(E) Sir William Brooke (d 1597)
  (F) Elizabeth Brooke (d 24.01.1596-7)
  m. (31.08.1589) Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (b 01.06.1563, d 24.05.1612)
  (G) Frances Brooke (d before 24.04.1623)
  m1. (1580) John Stourton, 9th Lord (b 01.1552-3, dsp 13.10.1588)
  m2. (after 1591) Sir Edward Moore of Odiham and Worth (d 1623)
  (H) Margaret Brooke
  m. Sir Thomas Sondes
  One of their descendants was created Baron then Viscount Cobham.
  (2) George Brooke who married ...
  m. Christiana Duke (dau of Richard Duke of Poerhayes)
  (A)+ issue including Peter (bpt 20.10.1565)
(3) Sir Henry Brooke of Cobham (b 05.02.1537-8, d c1591, 7th son)
  m. Anne Sutton (d 01.1611-2, dau of Sir Henry Sutton of Notts)
  (A) Sir John Brooke of Heckington, Lord Cobham (bur 20.05.1660)
  m1. (before 21.01.1608/9) Anne (probably bur 23.02.1625)
  m2. (before 10.1636) Frances Bamfield (bur 1676, dau of Sir William Bamfield)
  (i) George Brooke (b 11.10.1636, dvp)
  (B) Anne Brooke apparently of this generation
  m. Sir Edward Heron of Cressey Hall (a 1648)
  (C) Philippa Brooke possibly a sister of John, Lord Cobham
  m1. Walter Calverley of Calverley
  m2. Sir Thomas Burton, 1st Bart of Stockerston (d 1655)
  (4) Elizabeth Brooke (b 1526, d 1565)
m. (01.1547-8, sp) William Parr, Marquess of Northampton (d 28.10.1571)
  (5) Katherine Brooke
  m1. John Jerningham
  m2. _ Bellamy
  (6)+ 5/7 sons and 2 daughters
  b. Sir Thomas Brook(e) (younger son)
  m. Susan Cranmer (dau of John Cranmer, widow of ?? Glearke)
The following comes from CountyGen (Kent, Berry, 1830, p45).
  (1) Cramner Brook of Ashford
  m. Abell Fogg (dau of Sir John Fogg)
  (A) William Brook of Hartlipp (a 1619, escheator of Kent)
  m. Jane Tenacre (dau/coheir of John Tenacre of Boughton-under-Blene)
  (i) Mary Brook
  (2) Sir Edward Brook
  c. Elizabeth Brooke (d 1560) probably of this generation
m1. Sir Thomas Wyatt of Allington Castle (d 1541)
  m2. Sir Edward Warner of Polsteadhall & Plumstead (d 1565)
  d.+ 8/10 children including John (dsp), William (dsp),
  m2. Dorothy Southwell (dsp, widow)
  m3. (sp) Elizabeth Hart (a 03.1552)
  ii. Mary Brooke (d 1543-4)
  Mentioned in Douglas Richardson's 'Magna Carta Ancestry' (p13) as of this generation.
  m1. Robert Blagge of Broke Montacute (d 13.09.1522, Baron of the Exchequer)
  m2. John Barrett of Belhouse (d 1526)
  m3. Sir Richard Walden of Erith (d 25.03.1536)
  B. Elizabeth Brooke probably of this generation
  m. Sir Robert Tanfield
2. Reginald Brooke of Aspall, Suffolk
  m. Anne Everton
3. Elizabeth Brooke possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. John Seymour

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (added 15.09.08) : Commoners (vol I, 'Brooke of Ufford Place', p336+)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 10.02.05) : BP1934 (Cobham), BE1883 (Brooke of Cobham), TCP (Cobham)
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