Elizabeth Brocton

1430–1489 (Age 59)
Stanton Long, Shropshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Brocton was born in 1430, in Stanton Long, Shropshire, England, her father, William Brocton, was 19 and her mother, Jane Newcomb, was 18. She married Sir William Hayward ll in 1444. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She died in 1489, in her hometown, at the age of 59.

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Sir William Hayward ll
Elizabeth Brocton
Marriage: 1444
William Hayward III
John Hayward
Robert Hayward
Richard Hayward
Thomas Hayward

Spouse and Children

Brockton, Stanton Long, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (1)

1455 · Wars of the Roses

Age 25

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Browston in Suffolk, recorded in Domesday Book as Brockestuna, from the Old English personal name Brocc (from Old English brocc ‘badger’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, or from Broxton in Cheshire, an obscure name, possibly from Old English burgæsn ‘burial place’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Broxten, a variant of Broxtermann ( see Broxterman ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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