'Brooke06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Brooke of Blakeland, Brooke of Church Stretton, Brooke of Comberford, Brooke of Madeley

Richard Brooke of Cloreby or Cloreley
m. _ Banester (dau of _ Banester of Hadonhall or Hadnoll or Hadnall)
1. Thomas Brooke
  m. _ Hill of Beckington
  A. Richard Brooke
  m. Emma Morffe (dau of Richard Morffe of Bridgnorth and/or Morffe)
i. Richard Brooke
  m. Margery Lee (dau/heir of John Lee of Stanton & Langley)
  a. Thomas Brooke
  m. Margaret Spicer (dau of Richard Spicer of Charley or Clareley or Claverley)
  (1) John Brooke of Boventon or Beventon, Suffolk
  m. _ Butler (dau of _ Butler of Bewsey)
  (A) John Brooke (2nd son)
  Visitation (Shropshire) follows the line of John's younger brother Francis (and his cousin Thomas). It is an assumption (with no foundation other than that his brother Francis was also 'of Blakeland') that this was the John Brooke of Blakeland (in Bobington parish, Staffordshire) who is the first mentioned by Visitation (Staffordshire, 1614+1663-4, Brooke of Blakeland) which provides the following.
  m. Alice or Eleanor Brooke (dau of Thomas Brooke of Norton)
(i) Thomas Brooke of Blakeland (d 1646)
  m. Joyce Spittles (dau of John Spittles of Envill)
  (a) Edward Brooke of Blakeland (b c1626, a 04.1663)
  m. Mary Leigh (dau of John Leigh in London)
  ((1))+ issue (a 04.1663) - Richard (b 1652-3), Edward, Walter, Mary, Sarah
  (b) William Brooke (a 1663)
(c) Lucie Brooke
  m. Richard Windle of Envill
  (B) Francis Brooke of Blakeland, Staffordshire (5th son)
  m. Elizabeth Banester (dau of Robert Banester of Lacon)
  (i) Edward Brooke of Church Stretton, Salop
  m. Frances Leighton (dau of Richard Leighton of Cotes in Bushbery)
  (a) Edward Brooke of Church Stretton (a 1623)
  m. Elizabeth Higgins (dau/heir of Richard Higgins of Alstretton)
  ((1))+ issue - Frances, Elizabeth, Susanna, Cecilia
  (ii) Robert Brooke
  (iii) Joyce Brooke
  m. Edward Acton of Acton Scott
  (C) Margaret Brooke
  m. _ Whitwick
  (D) daughter
  m. _ Brooke of Rowton
(E)+ other issue - Ralph, Griffin, Michael
  (2) Sahaer Brooke
  m. Elianora Bruyn (dau/heir of John Bruyn)
  (A) Thomas Brooke
  m. Margaret Grosvenor (dau of Humphrey Grosvenor of Farncotte)
  (i) Sir Robert Brooke, 1st of Madeley (d 06.09.1558, Speaker, Chief Justice)
m1. Anne Waring (dau/heir of Nicholas Waring of Salop (son of Thomas (by Joane, dau of David Gam) son of Symon by Agnes, dau of John Betton) by Jane, dau of James Fynch by Elizabeth, dau of Richard Whitfield of Essex by Mary, dau of Robert Bramspach of Essex)
  (a) John Brooke of Madeley (b c1538, d 1598)
  m. Anna Shirley (d 19.09.1608, dau of Francis Shirley of Stanton)
  ((1)) Sir Basil Brooke of Madeley (d 1646) - continued below
  m1. Etheldreda (Audrey) Brudenell (dau of Sir Edmund Brudenell of Dene)
m2. Frances Mordaunt (dau of Henry, Lord Mordaunt, sister of John, Earl of Peterborough, widow of Sir Thomas Neville)
  ((2)) Francis Brooke of Cotton, Salop
  m. Elizabeth Roe (dau of William Roe or Hoo, relict of Robert Eyton of Eyton)
  ((A))+ issue - John, Johanna, Maria
  ((3)) Dorothy Brooke
  m. Hugh Starkey of Darley
  ((4)) Priscilla Brooke
  m. Robert Middlemore of Edgbaston (d 1632)
  ((5)) Milbridga Brooke
  m. Robert Barnfeild of Worcestershire
  (b) Mary Brooke
  m. Thomas Leveson of Wolverhampton (d 1595)
  (c)+ other issue - Adam, Walter
  m2. Dorothy Gattacre (dau of William Gattacre)
  (e) Thomas Brooke
  m. Elizabeth
  (f) Richard Brooke
  ((1)) Walter Brooke
  (g) Mary Brooke
  m. _ Lutley
  (h) Anna Brooke
  m. _ Drewell
  (i) Martha Brooke
  m. Christopher Digon
  (j) Katherine Brooke
  m. Richard Weaver
  (k)+ other issue - Edward, Alan, Ralph, Emma/Eunice (dsp)
  (ii) Elizabeth Brooke
  m. Richard Harvy



Sir Basil Brooke of Madeley (d 1646) - continued above
m1. Etheldreda (Audrey) Brudenell (dau of Sir Edmund Brudenell of Dene 'by Etheldreda, dau of Thomas Ferneley'))
1. Thomas Brooke of Madeley (d 1675)
Visitation ends with this generation. The following comes from VCH (Shropshire, vol 11, Madeley - Manor and other estates) and comerfordfamily.blogspot.com. However, whilst VCH suggests that Madeley passed from this Thomas (d 1675) to his grandson Basil, who dsp 1699, and then to Basil's cousin Comberford Brooke of Comberford, the comerfordfamily site shows Comberford as son of Thomas, the son/heir of Sir Basil who was executed in 1646. Noting the dates when this Thomas's sisters were married, we suspect that the Thomas who married Anne Comberford was not son but grandson of Sir Basil and so show the succession as follows:
  A. ?? Brooke
  i. Basil Brooke of Madeley (dsp 1699)
  B. Thomas Brooke 'of Wolverhampton & Comberford' (b c1655)
  m. (14.04.1675) Anne Comberford (b c1656, dau/coheir of Robert Comberford of Comberford by Catherine)
i. Comberford Brooke of Madeley & Comberford (b c1675, d 1710-1, Captain)
  m. Rose Austen (dau of Sir John Austen, 2nd Bart of Bexley)
  a. Basil Brooke of Comberford & Madeley (d 1727) who may have been the Basil who married ...
  m. Winifrid Browne (dau of George Browne)
  b. Catherine Brooke (d 1737)
  m. John Unett Smitheman of Little Wenlock (d 1744)
  c. Rose Brooke (d 1763)
  m. (1733) John Giffard 'of Madeley'
ii. Catherine Brooke
  iii. Mary Brooke
  m. Sherrington Grosvenor of Tamworth
  a. Sherrington Grosvenor of Holt, later in Langley (a 1771)
  m. Rose Austen (niece of Rose Austen)
2. Anne Brooke
  m. William Fitzherbert (b c1612, d 1662, great-grandson of Chief Justice Sir Anthony)
3. Mary Brooke
  m. Thomas More (great-great-grandson of Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas)
4. Dorothy Brooke
  m. (1622) Joseph Glasebrooke of Madeley
5.+ other issue - Agatha, Catherine
m2. Frances Mordaunt (dau of Henry, Lord Mordaunt, sister of John, Earl of Peterborough, widow of Sir Thomas Neville)
7. Frances Brooke apparently of this generation, of this marriage
  m. (1656) Richard Fermor of Tusmore (d 1684)

Main source(s): Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Brooke of Madeley, Claverley, Church Stretton, etc.) with, for the lower section, input as reported above
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