'Breres1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Breres of Bolland, Bryers (or Breres) of Chorley, Breres of Hamerton, Breres of Leeds, Bryers (or Breres) of Walton

Thoresby identifies the arms of this family as "Ermine on a Canton, Gules, a Falcon Volant Or".
Olive Breres of Hamerton Hall in Bolland
m. Ann Sutherd of Samlesbury
1. John Breres of Hamerton Hall in Bolland
  m. Elizabeth Lister (dau of William Lister of Midhope then Thornton by Ann, dau of Roger Midhope of Midhope)
  A. Olive Breres of Hamerton
m. Frances Tempest (dau of Henry Tempest by Isabel (natural dau of Sir Ingram Percy, son of Henry Earl of Northumberland), sister of Sir Stephen Tempest of Broughton
  i. Laurence Breres of Hamerton
  m. Katharine Dudley (dau of Thomas Dudley of Tenworth, sister/heir of Edmund & Christopher)
  a. Olive Breres of Hamerton then Leeds
  m. Ann Fetherston (d 1706, dau of Rev. Christopher Fetherston of Bentham, son of Alexander of Fetherston Haugh)
  (1) Laurence Breres of Leeds (a 1712)
  m. Elizabeth Robinson (dau of Arthur Robinson, son of Sir Arthur of Digbton)
  (A)+ issue (d by 1712) - John, Isabella, Frances



Richard St. George starts with John of Chorley, father of Lawrance & Henry by dau/heir of _ Garston of Walton by dau/heir of _ Crosse by dau/coheir of Roger Walton of Walton. Dugdale, who does not mention Chorley at all, shows Lawrence only, not Henry, identifying his parents as ...
Roger Bryers (or Breres) of (Chorley &) Walton, Lancashire
m. Blanch Crosse (dau/heir of Richard Crosse of Liverpool (sister of Margaret who m. ?? Garston)
1. Lawrence Bryers (or Breres) of Walton
  m. Elizabeth Gillibrand (dau of ?? Gillibrand of Chorley)
A. Roger Bryers of Walton
  m. Anne Harrington (dau of ?? Harrington of Hyton)
  i. Lawrence Bryers of Walton (d c1613)
  m. Elizabeth Molineux (dau of Richard Molineux of Hawkley)
a. Roger Bryers of Walton (b c1604, a 03.1664)
  m1. Margery Fazakerley (dau of Robert Fazakerley of Walton)
  (1) Lawrence Bryers (dsp c1662)
  m. Mary Clifton (dau of St. Cuthbert Clifton of Litham, widow of William Latham of Mosborrow)
  (2) Robert Bryers (b c1632, a 03.1664)
  m. Mary Molineux (dau of John Molineux of Newhall)
  m2. Alice Holme of Maghull
  b.+ other issue - Lawrence in Liverpool, Thomas, Robert
  ii.+ other issue - Edward, Robert
  B. John Bryers of Adlington, Lancashire
  C. Andrew Bryers (or Breres) of the Isle of Wight
  i.+ issue - William, Richard, John
2. Henry Bryers (or Breres) of Chorley
  m. _ Bowlinge of Chorley
  A. Alexander Breres of Chorley
  m. Ellyn Gellybrand (dau of Thomas Gellybrand of Chorley) duplication with above?
  i. John Breres of Marton (3rd son)
  m. Catherine Shawe (dau of Thomas Shawe of Carnock)
  ii. Edmond Breres of Brockhall
  m. Eliza Tyldesley (dau of Thomas Tyldesley (Attorney General of Lancashire)
  a.+ issue - Alexander (b c1601), Thomas, Edward, Tyldesley, Fleetwood, Ann
  iii.+ other issue - Henry of Preston, Thomas of Bolton

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'Ducatus Leodiensis' (Ralph Thoresby, 1715, p71)
(2) For lower section (originally uploaded 08.10.13 to BZmisc18) : Visitation (Richard St. George, Lancashire, 1613, Breres', MS1437, #94+96), Visitation (William Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, 'Bryers of Walton')
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