|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1556|
|Death: ||May 15, 1615|
"Sir Henry Bromley was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Bromley and Elizabeth Fortescue (daughter of Sir Adrian Fortescue). Sir Thomas was Lord Chancellor (appointed in 1579) and had presided over the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1586. On his death in 1587, Sir Henry inherited all his father's lands except the family seat at Holt Castle which was held by Sir Thomas' widow for her life.
Sir Henry rose through the statesman ranks, eventually becoming Sheriff of Worcester. In Feb 1601 he was implicated for his involvement with the Essex Rebellion, and his lands, including Holt Castle, were forfeited, but upon the accession of James I, these were returned to him, and he proceeded to show James his full loyalty.
Married 1: Elizabeth PELHAM
Married 2: Anne SCOTT
1. Thomas BROMLEY (Sir Knight)
Married 3: Elizabeth VERNEY
Married 4: Anne BESWICKE"
Buried: Holt Castle, Worcestershire, England
"Sir Henry Bromley married four times, lastly to Anne Beswicke who erected a monument in the chancel of Holt Church to her husband. He died in 1615 and was succeeded by his son Thomas from his second marriage. Thomas, who was knighted, died in 1629 leaving the estates to his son Henry who was also Sheriff of Worcestershire, and took the Royalist side in the Civil War."
Thomas Bromley (1530 - 1587)
Elizabeth Fortescue Bromley (1530 - 1600)
Henry Bromley (1556 - 1615)
Elizabeth Bromley Cromwell (1566 - 1603)*
Specifically: Holt Castle, Worcestershire, England
Created by: janicet
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91823208
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