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  • ID: I12849
  • Name: Henry V de BRAILSFORD & Grendon, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1310 in Brailesford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
  • Death: AFT 1356 in Grindon, Leek, Staffordshire, England 1
  • Note:
    The following is excerpted from a post to SGM, 14 Apr 2003, by Gordon Kirkemo:

    From: "Gordon & Jane Kirkemo" (kirkemo AT
    Subject: A Brailsford line and Stretton question
    Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.medieval
    Date: 2003-04-14 19:51:38 PST

    IX. HENRY V. On October 21, 1344, Henry de Brailsford was made a collector of the subsidies and in August, 1345, was re-appointed with Giles de Meynell to the same office. (C. FineR. V, 393, 435). In September, 1349, an agreement was made between Henry and Isabel widow of Henry de Kniveton, concerning the ward and marriage of John, son and heir of Henry de Kniveton. (Rad. Char. 287). In April, 1356, Henry de Brailsford granted to William de Brailsford, near Tupton, and Agnes his wife a messuage and half a bovate in Brailsford. This grant was witnessed by John de Brailsford and others. (J. 409). In 1359 a William de Brailsford was one of the bailiffs of Derby. (ib. 983). In 1349 Henry attested a charter of Margery, widow of William Knotting of Ashover; (ib. 124), and in 1252 witnessed the charter of Walter f. Walter de Rideware granting the manor of Boyleston to John Cockayne of Ashbourne. (ib. 107). In February, 1353, John Bozoun, lord of Edensor, granted and released to Isabel, the widow of Henry de Brailsford of Burnaston, a rent of six shillings from lands which were William del Borwes' in Burnaston. (ib. 522). It is possible that this Henry of Burnaston may have been the ancestor of the Ralph de Brailsford who was a collector of the subsidies in Derbyshire in 1379 (C. Fines, ix, 149), and of the Henry de Brailsford who held two fees in Blore and Grendon in 1398 of Thomas, earl of Stafford. (I.P.M. 22 Ric. II, 249b). Ralph de Brailsford was a knight of the Shire for Derbyshire in 1380, 1382 and 1383. (R. Lit. Claus. Ric. II, 355; Vol. 2, 34, 290, 414).

    It has not been possible to fix the date of Henry's death but he was succeeded at Brailsford by John Basset of Cheadle who married Henry's daughter and heir, Johanna, as his second wife. From the précis of a suit given in the Genealogist (Vol. xvii, 22, 23), we learn that at Easter, 1424, Henry de Kniveton sued Ralph Shirley of Brailsford, the younger, for breaking into his close at Bradley. The pedigrees of both the Brailsfords and Knivetons are given. Johanna is shewn as the daughter of Henry, grand-daughter of Ralph and great-grand-daughter of Henry de Brailsford, living in 1286. Her husband is described as John Basset, the father of Thomas Basset and the grandfather of Johanna Basset, the daughter and heir of Thomas. Johanna Basset's husband must have been a Shirley for Johanna's heir was given as Ralph Shirley, a minor in ward to Ralph Shirley and Beatrice, wife of Hugh Shirley. Cox (I, 449), states that Henry de Brailsford's only daughter married a Basset of Drayton and had by him three daughters one of whom married a Shirley, another a Curzon of Keddleston and the third a Kniveton. This is not correct. The Staffordshire Visitation of 1583 shows Johanna, daughter and heir of Henry de Brailsford, as the wife of John Basset of Cheadle, mother of Thomas Basset and grandmother of Johanna Basset, Thomas's heir, married to Ralph de Shirley. (S. Coll. III, ii, 48). This Ralph was a collector of the Fifteenths in Leicester in January, 1420, and was Sheriff of Notts. and Derbyshire in the same year. (C. Fine, XIV, 316, 358). His son Ralph Shirley was a minor in 1424 but was returned in 1431 as holding half a fee in Brailsford. (F. Sids. 24). In May, 1486, John Shirley died holding the manors of Shirley, Brailsford and Hoon in Derbyshire; Staunton Harold, Ratcliffe on Wreath and Long Whatton, Leics.; and Newton Regis, Warwickshire. (I.P.M. Vol. i, No. 89). John was followed by his son Ralph who, in January, 1500, was executor of the will of William Ashby. In November, 1497, a William Basset died holding with his wife Johanna six acres in Hollington of Ralph Shirley as of his manor of Brailsford. (I.P.M. II, No. 23).

    Father: Ralph de BRAILSFORD , Sheriff of Derby, Sir b: ABT 1285 in Brailesford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
    Mother: Margery b: ABT 1287

    Marriage 1 Jane AUDLEY , Heiress of Blore & Grendon b: ABT 1320 in Blore, Leek, Staffordshire, England
      1. Has Children Joan Heiress de BRAILSFORD & Grendon b: ABT 1348 in Brailesford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

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        Page: Gordon Kirkemo, 14 Apr 2003
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