'Bruen02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bruen of Oak Park, Bruen of Tarvin

Geoffrey Bruen of Tarvin, Cheshire
m. ?? Warburton (base dau of Geoffrey Warburton of Arley)
Visitation (1580) inserts an additional generation here, an unnamed Bruen who was father of Philip by _ Prestland. Visitation (1613) omits that generation but the Harleian editor adds a note which suggests that a Bruen of around this generation did marry a Prestland.
1. Philip Bruen of Tarvin
  m. Elizabeth Done (dau of Sir John Done of Utkinton)
A. Nicholas Bruen of Tarvin
  m. Elizabeth Brereton (dau of Randle Brereton of Malpas)
  i. John Bruen of Tarvin
  m. Margaret Massey (dau of John Massey of Puddington (Pottington))
  a. John Bruen of Tarvin
  m(1). Constance Birkenhead (dau of Ralph Birkenhead of Crowton)
Ormerod suggests that, because Constance was not mentioned in her father's will, it is likely that she dsp so that the undermentioned Richard was probably his father's son by a 2nd marriage. However, Ormerod also notes that, "according to Vincent", Constance was mother of Richard. Visitation (1613) shows Constance as only wifeand mother of ...
  (1) Richard Bruen of Tarvin
  m1. Catherine Prestland (dau/heir of _ Prestland of Guilden Sutton)
  (A) Ralphe Bruen of Tarvin
  m(1). Catherine Clyve (d by 1539, dau of James Clyve of Huxley by Katherine, dau of Thomas Styche)
  Ormerod reports that, "according to Vincent", Catherine was mother of Piers. However, Ormerod mentions that he "appears from the Inq. after her death to have been issue of another marriage." Visitation (1613) shows Constance as only wife of Raffe and mother of ...
  (i) Piers Bruen of Tarvin
  m. Anne Bird (dau of Robert Bird of Hulfield, widow of Hamon Hockenhull of Duddon, m3. Robert Whitney of Colle)
(a) Ralph Bruen of Tarvin (a 1566)
  m. Elizabeth Massey (dau of Richard Massey of Aldford)
  ((1)) Ralph Bruen of Tarvin (2nd son) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Litler (dau of Richard Litler or Litteler of Wallerscott)
((2)) Eleanor Bruen
  m. Ralph Litler of Wallerscott
  ((A)) Anne Litler
  m. Robert Aldersey (son of Thomas)
  ((B))+ other issue - Raffe, John
  ((3))+ other issue - William (bpt 01.09.1563, d young), Henry (bpt 04.06.1573), Randulph (bpt 24.02.1575), John (bpt 24.05.1579), Jane
  m2. Katherine Styche (dau of Thomas Styche of Styche, widow of James Cliff)
  (2) Isabella Bruen possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Gerard of Crewood (d 1499-1500)
  b. Ellen Bruen probably of this generation
  m. Henry Legh (d c1466)
  ii. Ellen Bruen probably of this generation
  m. Sir Geoffrey Warburton of Warburton (d 1448)



BIFR1976 starts with the following James, brother of Henry of Dublin, and reports that he is "said to have come from Tarvin, Cheshire, (and that he) went to Ireland with Cromwell's Army and settled at Abbeyboyle, co Roscommon".
James Bruen (a 11.1700)
1. Moses Bruen of Boyle, co. Roscommon (d 1757)
  A. Henry Bruen of Oak Park, co. Carlow (Colonel)
  m. (16.10.1787) Dorothea Henrietta Knox (dau of Francis Knox of Rappa Castle)
  i. Henry Bruen of Oak Park, co. Carlow (d 1852, Colonel) had issue
  m. (1822) Anne Wandesforde Kavanagh (d 1850, dau of Thomas Kavanagh of Borris House)
  ii. John Bruen of Coolbawn, co. Wexford (dsp 1828)
  iii. Francis Bruen of Coolbawn (dsp 15.12.1867)
  m. (1823) Catherine Anne Nugent (d 12.10.1864, dau of 7th Earl of Westmeath)
  iv. Maria Bruen
  m. Richard Longfield (d 1819, son/heir of Col. Mountifort of Castle Mary)
  v. Margaret Bruen
  m. (09.06.1819) Francis Ruttledge of Bloomfield (rector & prebendary of Kilmaine)
  vi. Harriet Bruen
  m. George Edward Vernon (d 16.03.1870, rector of Carlow, son of Henry)
  B. Bridget Bruen
  m. John Stafford of Gillstown
  C. Mary Bruen
  m. John Knott
  D. Margaret Bruen
  m. _ Fleming
  E.+ other issue - Moses, Elinor Catherine (d unm 1798), Elizabeth

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Ormerod (Cheshire, vol II, 'Bruen, of Tarvin') with some support from Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Bruyn of Tarvin), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Bruen of Tarvin)
(2) For lower section : BIFR1976 (Bruen)
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