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Families covered: Bruges (Brugge) of Cubberley (Coberley), Bridges of Shefford, Brydges of Avington, Brydges of Keinsham (Keynsham), Brugge of Solers

BE1883 reports that this family is "supposed to have sprung from the old Counts de Rethel, in the province of Champagne". Collins suggests that it took its name from the castle of Brugge in Shropshire and may have descended from Arnulf de Montgomery, younger son of Roger, Earl of Shrewsbury, which Earl had held Brugge Castle.
Sir Simon de Brugge
1. Sir Simon de Brugge
  m. _ Walwyn
  This generation is omitted by various sources, possibly correctly (though we will not redo this page to exclude this generation until we have seen the matter addressed properly). We suspect that there may have been confusion over the generations as there is another Simon (m. _ Walwyn) several generations later, with confusion on their son James.
  A. John de Brugge of Solers, Herefordshire (a 1322)
  m. Sara
i. Sir Baldwin de Brugge of Solers
  Baldwin's wife is identified in Visitation (Essex, 1612, Bridges/Bruges) as Alice Kingsmeade but she was probably wife of his son Simon. Several other sources (including Collins) identify her as Isabel (or Elizabeth), dau/coheir of Sir Piers Grandison or Granson, son of William by Sibil, dau/coheir of John, Lord Tregoz. That appears to be Lord Grandison who is reported by TCP (Grandison) to have dsp with no mention of any daughter. We hold back from linking his wife properly to that family and provisionally follow BE1883 in identifying his wife just as ...
  m. Isabel
  a. Thomas Brugge or Bruges of Haresfield and Matson (d 07.04.1408)
  m. Alice Berkeley (b before 1380, d 12.05.1414, dau of Thomas Berkeley of Cubberley & Stoke Archer by Margaret Chandos)
  (1) Sir Giles Bruges of Cubberley or Coberley, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b 21.12.1396, d 13.04.1467)
  m. Katherine Clifford (dau of James Clifford of Frampton)
(A) Thomas Bruges of Cubberley or Coberley (d 30.01.1492/3)
  m. Florence Darell (dau of William Darell of Littlecote)
  (i) Sir Giles Bruges of Cubberley or Coberley (d 01.12.1511)
  m. Isabel Baynham (dau of Thomas Baynham)
  (a) Sir John Bruges or Brydges, 1st Lord Chandos of Sudeley (b 09.03.1491/2, d 12/.04.1557)
  m. Elizabeth Grey (d 29.12.1559, dau of Edmund Grey, Lord Grey of Wilton)
(b) Thomas Brydges of Cornbury and Keinsham Abbey, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, then of Berkshire and Oxfordshire (d 14.11.1559)
  m. Anne Sidenham (dau of John Sidenham of Orchard)
  ((1)) Henry Brydges of Keinsham
  m. Anne Hungerford (dau of John Hungerford of Down Ampney)
  ((A)) Thomas (Edward?) Brydges of Keinsham
  m. Philippa Speke (dau of Sir George Speke)
((i)) Sir Thomas Brydges of Keinsham
  m. Anne or Frances Rodney (dau of Sir Edward Rodney of Stoke Rodney)
  ((a)) Harry Brydges of Keinsham or Keynsham
  m1. Diana Holles (dau of John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare)
  (((1))) Arabelle Brydges
  m. John Mitchell of Kingston Russel
  m2. _ Freeman
  (((2)))+ 2 daughters
((b)) George Rodney Brydges of Avington
  m. Anne Maria Brudenell (dau of Robert Brudenell, 2nd Earl of Cardigan)
  (((1))) George Rodney Brydges of Avington and Keinsham (dsp after 1750, MP)
  ((ii)) Philippa Brydges
  m. Henry Guise of Winterbourne (Major)
  ((2)) Ellen or Elizabeth Brydges
  m. John Ashfield
  ((3)) Mary Brydges probably of this generation
m1. Rowland Arnold of Highnam
  m2. Sir Thomas Chatterton of Lydiard
  (c) Ursula Brydges
  m. John Sydenham of Brimpton
  (d) Florence Brydges
  m. Sir William Morgan of South Wales
  (e) Catherine Brydges
m. Leonard (probably not Richard) Poole of Gloucestershire
  (f) Anne Brydges
  m. Sir Richard Mansel
  (ii) Henry Bruges of Newberry
  m. _ Hungerford (dau of John Hungerford)
  (a) Sir Richard Bruges or Bridges of Shefford (Shifford) & Ludgershall
  m. Jane Spencer (dau of Sir William Spencer of Wormleighton)
  ((1)) Anthony Bridges of Great Shefford
((A)) Eleanor Bridges (dsp)
  m. Sir George Browne (of Montague family)
  ((2)) Edmund Bridges of Bradley
  (b) Joan Bruges
  m. John Gifford of Itchel House
  (iii) Elizabeth Bruges (d 1535)
  m1. William Cassey
  m2. Walter Rowdon
(iv) Elice (Alice) Bruges
  m. Thomas Chichely of Wimpole
  (v) Eleanor Bruges
  m. Sir Thomas Pauncefoot
  (vi)+ other issue (d unm) - Joan, Anne
  (B) Cicily Bruges
  m1. Thomas Gates
  m2. John Wellesborne
  (2) Edward Bruges of Lone (d 1436)
  (A) Isabel Bruges (coheir)
  m. John Throckmorton (d 1436)
  b. Sir John de Brugge of Solers & Standon, Sheriff of Herefordshire then Gloucestershire (a 1420)
  c. Simon de Brugge of the Leys
  B. James Brugge
  James is not mentioned by Collins or Visitation (Essex, 1612, Bridges/Bruges) or Visitation (Worcestershire, 1569, Bridges) but is mentioned by Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623, Bridges) (alongside John, possibly of this generation) and, clearly as of this generation, by one part of Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623 Miscellaneous, Bridges) (alongside all of his apparent siblings). We suspect that there has been confusion between the generations. Provisionally we place James some generations later (here).
  C.+ other issue - Hugh, Giles, Walter, Eleanor

Main source(s): BE1883 (Brydges of Chandos), TCP (Chaundos), Collins (1741, Brydges, Duke of Chandos)
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