Sir William Brandon

1425–4 March 1491 (Age 66)
St Mary Cray, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When Sir William Brandon was born in 1425, in St Mary Cray, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Brandon, was 20 and his mother, Ada Calthrope, was 10. He married Lady Elizabeth Wingfield in January 1462, in England. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 11 daughters. In 1425, at the age of 66, his occupation is listed as knight marshal of marshalsea. He died on 4 March 1491, in Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 66, and was buried in Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Sir William Brandon
1425–1491
Lady Elizabeth Wingfield
1433–1497
Marriage: January 1462
Thomas Brandon
1435–1510
Anne Brandon
1436–1481
Lady Margaret Eleanor Brandon
1436–1491
Eleanor Brandon
1455–1480
Catherine Branton
1455–1508
Robert Branton Brandlinge
1460–1552
Mary Branton
1476–
Margaret A Brandon
1440–1500
Sir Thomas Knight Brandon
1445–1510
Sir Knight William Bosworth
1448–1485
Sir William Brandon
1452–1485
Lady Anne Brandon
1454–1508
Sir William Brandon
1455–1485
Sir Robert Branton
1455–1524
Elizabeth Brandon
1456–1500
Mary Brandon
1458–1480
Elizabeth Branton
1458–1496
Margaret Eleanor Brandon Lady
1462–1498
Thomas Brandon
1464–1510
Robert Brandon
1470–1524
Charles Brandon
1484–1545

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
January 1462
England
children

(21)

    Male1435–1510Male

    Anne Brandon

    Female1436–1481Female

    Lady Margaret Eleanor Brandon

    Female1436–1491Female

    Margaret A Brandon

    Female1440–1500Female

    Sir Thomas Knight Brandon

    Male1445–1510Male

+16 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Brandon

    Male1405–1438Male

    Ada Calthrope

    Female1415–1439Female

siblings

(1)

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Brandon, in County Durham, Northumbria, Norfolk, Suffolk, Warwickshire, and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brōm ‘broom’, ‘gorse’ + dūn ‘hill’. One in Lincolnshire, however, may be named with the Brant river, on which it stands; Ekwall derives the river name from Old English brant ‘steep’, presumably with reference to its steep banks.2 Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Breandáin ‘son of Breandán’.3 French: from the Old French oblique case of the personal name Brand, of Germanic origin ( see Brand 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915
  • London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
  • Norfolk, England, Transcripts of Church of England Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers, 1600-1935

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