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  • ID: I12334
  • Name: Bernard BROCAS , of Beaurepaire, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1362 in Beaurepaire Manor, Sherborne St. John, Hampshire, England
  • Birth: ABT 1350 in Denton, Yorkshire West Riding, England 2
  • Death: 28 JAN 1399/00 in Beheaded at Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England 3
  • Note:
    The following information was copied from the Westminster Abbey website:

    People Buried or Commemorated - Sir Bernard Brocas (Bernard's father, see notes under him]

    . . . his [Bernard's] son, a knight of the same Christian name was carver to his said Majesty [Richard II]. The son was one of the conspirators against king Henry the Fourth at Oxford & was afterwards taken & executed at Cirencester in Gloucestershire, and he himself having raised a considerable force on the same side, advanced to Reading in Berkshire which place refusing him admittance, he burnt a part of it and made the rest his quarters, till on the retreat of the conspirators forces into Oxfordshire, Sir Bernardís dispersing, he, with many of his adherents became an easy prey to the townsmen of Reading, who executed several on the spot, but sent Sir Bernard to London where he was beheaded on Tower hill in January 1400.

    [http://www.westminster-abbey.org/library/burial/brocas.htm]

    Note: The Westminster Abbey inscription has Bernard as son of his father's 2nd wife Mary de Roches, but some people (notably Rosie Bevan) disagree with this on chronological grounds, saying that Bernard, b. 1361, is unlikely to be father of William b. 1379. It is, however, possible to be father at 18. Rosie Bevan cannot explain how William inherited the Roche Court property if he wasn't the son of Mary; also since Agnes le Vavasour apparently kept most of her dower properties, William didn't inherit much from Agnes. Since Agnes had her affair with Henry de Langfield well before her divorce in 1360, possibly Bernard was having some sort of relationship with Mary de Roches prior to his divorce becoming final with Agnes, which could mean that their son Bernard was born before, or very soon after, their marriage date.

    However I have also put a tentative ancestry in for Agnes le Vavsour as well, so one can take their pick as to which wife was mother of William.




    Father: Bernard BROCAS , of Beaurepaire, Sir b: 1327 in Clewer, Windsor, Berkshire, England
    Mother: Mary de ROCHES , Heiress of Roche Court b: ABT 1335 in Roche Court, Fareham, Hampshire, England

    Marriage 1 Joan de MIDLETON b: ABT 1362 in Middleton, Yorkshire West Riding, England
      Children
      1. Has Children William BROCAS , of Beaurepaire, Sir b: ABT 1379 in Beaurepaire Manor, Sherborne St. John, Hampshire, England

      Sources:
      1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Page: Henry Sutliff, 26 May 1998
      2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Page: Rosie Bevan, 24 May 2001
      3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Page: Rosie Bevan, 24 May 2001
        Text: 1400
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