'Grazebrook2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Grazebrook of Audnam, Grazebrook of Dallicott, Greysbrooke (Gresbrooke) of Middleton, Greysbroke of Stoke Hall, Grazebrook of Stourbridge, Grazebrook of Stourton Castle
[This page was originally named 'Grazebrook1'. It was renamed to enable a new Grazebrook1 to be used for earlier generations of the family.]

(1) BLG1858 reports that "This family derives its name from Gereburg, Greseburgh, or Geresbroc (as it is variously spelt in Domesday Book) in Yorkshire, which manor they held, with others, in fee, from the Norman conquest".
(2) The pedigree shown in BLG1952 does not fully support that shown in BLG1858, particularly for the earlier generations. We presume that BLG1952 was produced after further research and so, except as reported below, follow BLG1952 where the versions disagree.
John Gresbrooke of Stoke Hall in Middleton, Warwickshire (d by 1542)
m. Isabel (d 1554)
1. Alverey (Alured) Greysbroke of Stoke Hall, Middleton, & Wishaw (d before 07.03.1576, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Kene (dau of Thomas Kene of Sutton Coldfield by (Margaret?), dau of William Gibbons of Little Sutton by Agnes, dau of William Harman of Moor Hall & sister of John (Harman alias Vesey), Bishop of Exeter)
  A. Margaret Greysbroke (d before 23.11.1629)
  m. (before 09.1575) Henry Sewall or Shewell, Mayor of Coventry (b 1544, d 06.04.1628)
  i. Richard Sewall of Corley
  m. Mary Dugdale (bpt 07.12.1597, sister of Sir William Dugdale, Garter King of Arms)
  a.+ 9 children including Richard of Nuneaton (d by 1648)
  ii.+ other issue
  B. Anne Greysbroke
  m. Thomas Roper of Heanor
  C.+ other issue (a 1575) - Prudence, Mary
2. Robert Greysbrooke (bur 06.01.1588)
  m. Emmes or Emmot (bur 07.12.1605)
  A. Robert Greysbrooke of Middleton (d before 22.10.1595)
  m. Elizabeth
  i. John Greisbrooke or Greysbrooke of Stoke Hall, Middleton (d 1636)
  m.(c09.1602) Mary Colemore bpt 17.07.1580, dau of William Colemore or Colmore of Birmingham by Anne, dau of William Fynney of Cannock)
  a. Robert Greysbrooke of Middleton (d before 15.09.1671) this line & earlier generations supported by MGH (p158+)
  m. Deborah (bur 05.11.1686)
  (1) Deborah Greysbrooke (a 1694)
  m. (before 1668) Rev. Richard Chantrey of Hartshorne (bur 20.07.1694)
  (2) Elizabeth Greysbrooke (a 1671) possibly the Elizabeth (bur 1716) who married ...
  m. (Samuel?) West
  (A) Greisbrooke West of Middleton (bur 1749) had issue
  m. Mary (bur 03.02.1705)
  (3) Phoebe Greysbrooke (b before 05.06.1640, a 1671)
  b. Michael Grayesbrook of Middleton, later of Stourbridge (bur 17.04.1689) this line supported by MGH (p212+)
  m1. Dorothy (bur 24.01.1661-2)
  (1) John Grazebrooke (bpt 22.02.1645-6, bur 03.05.1706)
  m1. Bridget (bur 14.03.1701-2)
  (A)+ issue - Anne (b 1696), Dorothy (b 1699), Sarah (bpt 1701)
  m2. (20.05.1704) Elizabeth Hunt (bur 13.07.1727, sister of William Hunt of Chaddesley, widow of Samuel Holland or Hallen)
  (2) William Grazebrooke (b 1650, bur 06.09.1686, 3rd son)
  (A) William Grazebrooke (bpt 29.01.1686-7, bur 30.01.1710-1)
  m. (24.03.1705-6) Catherine Cartwright of Oldswinford (bur 15.05.1767, m2. William Heathcocke)
  (i) Elizabeth Grazebrooke (bpt 09.10.1708)
  m. (26.12.1731) George Scott
  (3) Joseph Grazebrook of Stourbridge (bpt 29.03.1652, bur 13.09.1728)
  m. Elizabeth (Milward?) (bur 15.12.1719, dau of Ann (Millward?))
  BLG1952 reports that Joseph & Elizabeth had 8 children: Michael, Benjamin and 6 others (unnamed). The others except for Joseph are named by BLG1858 which indicates that Benjamin was older than Michael. MGH supports the following.
  (A) Benjamin Grazebrooke of Gloucestershire (bpt 14.01.1680-1, d 1758?, 3rd son)

m. (21.047.1709) Anne Guthridge alias Meekes (b 1694-5, d 04.04.1765)

  BLG1952 identifies Benjamin as ancestor of the Grazebrooks of Bisley & Stroud and then mentions Benjamin of Stroud (whose 3rd son was Thomas of Dudbridge) with the implication being that that Benjamin was not this Benjamin. MGH reports that Benjamin & Anne were ancestors of the Grazebrooks of Dudbridg & Stroud (Gloucestershire) & Farbridge (Oxfordshire) "but I have not got their Pedigree". The following comes from BLG1858.
  (i) Joseph Grazebrooke (dsp)
  (ii) Benjamin Grazebrooke
  (a) Joseph Grazebrooke of Stroud & Farhill (banker)
m. _ Tomb of Coleford
  ((1)) Hesther Grazebrooke
  m. (15.02.1814) Edward Mansfield (son of the Lord Chief Justice)
  (b) Thomas Grazebrooke of Dudbridge, Gloucestershire (d 1834)
  m. (12.1778) Louisa Anna Maria Wintle (d 1850, dau/heir of Durley Wintle)
  ((1)) Durley Grazebrooke of Chertsey, Surrey (b 19.12.1779) had issue
  m. (24.05.1809) Sarah Grazebrook (d 1814, dau of Michael Grazebrook of Audnam) @@ below
  ((2)) Joseph Grazebrooke (b 15.06.1798) had issue
  m. Anne Froste
  ((3))+ other issue including Henry (b 10.12.1804, had issue)
  (c) Benjamin Grazebrooke (dsp 1837)
  m1. ??
  m2. _ Leigh (dau of Sir Egerton Leigh, Bart)
  (d) Mary Grazebrooke
  m. Henry Clarke of Stroud
  (iii) Margaret Grazebrooke
  m. _ Watts
  (iv) Mary Grazebrooke
  m. Thomas Needs
  (B) Michael Grazebrook of the Heath, Oldswinford, near Stourbridge (bpt 11.02.1687-8, 5th son)
  BLG1952 shows Michael as older than Benjamin but the dates given by MGH & BLG1858 suggest that Benjamin was the elder.
  m. (12.05.1718) Elizabeth Hunt (b c1691, bur 15.02.1771, dau of William Hunt of Brier Hills in Chaddesley-Corbett by Anne Hancox)
  (i) Michael Grazebrook of Audnam, Kingswinford, Staffordshire (b 21.06.1723, d 14.05.1766)
  m. Sarah Worrall (bpt 15.12.1722, d 07.06.1799, dau/heir of Thomas (not Richard) Worrall of Stourton & Austcliffe in Wolverley by Mary, dau/heir of James Hart by Theodosia)
  (a) Thomas Worrall Grazebrook of Stourton Castle, Staffordshire (bpt 11.08.1756, d 09.08.1816)
  m. (14.11.1805) Elizabeth Wilkes (b 1771-2, d 18.06.1837, dau/heir of Robert Wilkes of Dallicott House)
  ((1)) Thomas Worrall Smith Grazebrook of Dallicott House (b 06.11.1809, d unm 01.08.1846, of Lincoln's Inn)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Grazebrook of Dallicott House (b 29.01.1808, d 22/28.09.1862)
  m. (20.05.1841) George MacKenzie Kettle of Bladon Castle (b c1809, d 13.10.1887)
  (b) Michael Grazebrook of Audnam (b 07.03.1758, bur 11.06.1826)
  m. (21.12.1785) Mary Anne Needs (d 14.09.1846, dau/coheir of Thomas Needs of London by Mary, dau of Benjamin Grazebrook of Bisley)
  ((1)) Michael Grazebrook of Audnam, later of Dallicott & Stourton (b 06.06.1788, d 24.04.1854) had issue
  m. (28.05.1821) Elizabeth Walliss Phillipps (b 1786-7, d 12.05.1833, dau/heir of John Phillips of Deritend (or The Old Square, Birmingham))
((2)) Henry Grazebrook of Liverpool (b 31.08.1792, d 14.06.1872, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (15.04.1816) Isabella Senior (b c1793, d 21.12.1863, dau of Joshua Senior of Sandyford near Glasgow)
  ((3)) George Grazebrook of Pedmore, Worcestershire (b 21.07.1796, d 02.01.1877, 6th son) had issue
  m. Jane Smallman (d 24.07.1888, dau of Joseph Smallman of Stourbridge by Elizabeth)
  ((4)) John Worrall Grazebrook (b 09.05.1804, d 19.02.1878, 8th son) had issue
  m. (1826) Annie Senior (d 24.02.1879, dau of Joshua Senior of Glasgow)
  ((5)) Sarah Grazebrook (b 03.03.1787, d 1814)
  m. (24.05.1809) Durley Grazebrook of Chertsey (d 25.03.1866, son of Thomas of Dudbridge) @@ above
  ((6)) Elizabeth Grazebrook (b 26.03.1801, d 23.01.1875)
  m. (05.10.1830) Ferdinando Smith of Halesowen Grange (d 20.07.1841, Lt. Colonel)
((7)) Matilda Grazebrook (b 11.03.1806, d 31.03.1889)
  m. (15.10.1839) Richard Brettell of Finstall (d 23.08.1848, cousin)
  ((8))+ other issue (d unm) - William of Summerhill then Park Hall (b 31.03.1791, d 30.03.1789), Thomas Needs (b 05.04.1794, d 27.05.1794), Frederick (b 21.05.1795, d 20.10.1795), Charles (b 23.11.1802, d 03.12.1863), Charlotte (b 16.10.1789, d 01.08.1868), Mary Ann of Park Hall (b 10.07.1798, d 14.01.1889)
  (c) Mary Grazebrook (b 28.12.1755)
  m. (18.03.1786) Richard Brettell of Finstall
  (d) Elizabeth Grazebrook (b 05.06/07.05.1759, d 11.1808)
  m. (07.08.1780) John Addenbrooke Homfray, later Addenbrooke of Wollaston Hall
  (e)+ other issue - Susanna (b 1762, d 1768), Sarah (b 1762, d 1768)
  (ii) Anne Grazebrook (b 04.04.1719)
  m. _ Ashley
  (iii) Sarah Grazebrook (b 31.03.1733, d 13.03.1797)
  m. (10.09.1766) Benjamin Littlewood of Amblecote (d 16.10.1807)
  (iv)+ other issue - Elizabeth (b 23.10.1725, bur 13.07.1727), Susannah (b 24.01.1730-1, a 1766)
  (C) Paul Grazebrooke (bpt 17.02.1691-2, bur 29.09.1734)
  m. (26.04.1718) Elizabeth Edwards (bur 07.12.1751, au of William Edwards, widow)
  (i)+ issue - Joseph (bur 1728), Elizabeth (bpt 27.03.1720), Ann (bpt 02.02.1732)
  (D) Dorothy Grazebrooke (bpt 01.02.1686)
  m. (22.08.1718) John Tilley
(E)+ other issue - Joseph (a 1692, d young?), Samuel (bpt 11.05.1679, bur 20.08.1743), Edward (bpt 04.04.1682), John (a 1692), Anne (bpt 24.05.1684), Sarah (bpt 05.07.1690)
  (3)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 01.07.1648), Michael (bpt 31.05.1658, bur 14.03.1658-9), Joan (bpt 21.05.1643), Meriall (bpt 05.07.1656), Dorothy (bpt 27.08.1660, bur 03.09.1699)
  m2. (sp) Anne (bur 20/29.07.1670)
  c.+ other issue - John (dsp before 14.07.1640), George (a 1640), Hosea (bur 12.07.1671), 2 others (d infant)
  B. Hugh Greysbrooke of Hints, Staffordshire (bur 26.11.1617)
  m. (07.10.1576) Margaret Sagar (bur 28.12.1617, dau/coheir of Laurence Sagar of Stanley)
  i. Elizabeth Greysbrooke (bpt 19.05.1586, d 02.1628)
  m. (17.11.1603) Edmund (not Edward) Fox of Birmingham (d 01.1640)
3. Henry Greysbroke of Birmingham (bur 28.04.1557)
  m. Elizabeth (a 1558)
  A. Richard Greisbrooke or Greysbroooke of Meriden, Warwickshire (dsp before 06.11.1623)
  B. Nicholas Greysbroke (bpt 13.01.1556, d by 1621)
  i. Margaret Greysbroke
  m. _ Haddon
  a. John Haddon
  ii. Alice Greysbroke
  C. Dorothy Greysbroke (d before 20.01.1620)
  m. Richard Flavell of Meriden
  D. Winifred Greysbroke (bpt 13.01.1556)
4. Margaret Greysbroke
  m. _ Shurrocke
5. Elizabeth Greysbroke
  m. _ Hylley
6.+ other issue - John (dsp(vp?)), Hugh (a 1575)

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Grazebrook of Stourton Castle'), MGH (NS3 vol 3 (1900), 'Pedigree of the Family of Grazebrook since they settled in Staffordshire', p158+ & p212+) with some input/support from BLG1858 ('Grazebrook of Audnam and formerly of Greysbrooke Hall')
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