Name: William BROCAS , of Beaurepaire, Esq
Birth: 1417 in Beaurepaire Manor, Sherborne St. John, Hampshire, England
Sheriff of Northamptonshire.
The English Manor Rolls Collection, at Harvard University, according to its online index under Beaurepaire Manor, shows a William Brocas, Esq, Lord of Beaurepaire, as son of William, with a date of 1456. Although I cannot view the actual roll, I take the roll as some type of transaction associated with the transferance of Beaurepaire from father to son at the father's death in 1456.
I originally had this William as father of Elizabeth who married Richard Moore. Chronologically Elizabeth could be an early child of this William, or a late child of the elder William by his 2nd wife.
The ancestry I originally had for William, based on a Visitation of Berkshire of 1686 (which was, according to notes contained within the visitation, flawed because many of the records were destroyed, thus making the task of piecing together the genealogy difficult) was (ahnentafel format):
1. William (1417-1476)
2. Bernard Brocas, b. 1380.
3. Joan Banbury, b. 1385.
4. Bernard (1357-1399/1400) visitation states (1348-1400)
5. Mary de Roches (same ancestry as current, but I orginally had her b. c1360)
6. Gilbert Banbury of Holliborne, Kent.
8. Bernard Brocas, b. 1324.
9. Agnes Vavsour, b. 1334.
This was based on the Visitation of Berkshire, which was flawed, later research based on the IPMs is as I have now changed with the elder Bernard marrying both (1) Agnes Vavasour & (2) Mary de Roches & (3) Katherine Plaunk. This apparently has documentation to back it up, as opposed to the visitation. There was no mention of Joan Sandys or Joan Midleton in the Visitation.
Father: William BROCAS , of Beaurepaire, Sir b: ABT 1379 in Beaurepaire Manor, Sherborne St. John, Hampshire, England
Mother: Joan SANDYS , Heiress of The Vyne & Preston b: ABT 1401 in The Vyne Manor, Sherborne St. John, Hampshire, England
Joane b: ABT 1420 in England