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Sir Francis Bryan

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Sir Francis Bryan

Birth
Cheddington, Aylesbury Vale District, Buckinghamshire, England
Death
2 Feb 1550 (aged 59)
Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Burial
Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Memorial ID
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Sir Francis Bryan, was born June 1490 in Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England the son of Sir Thomas and Lady Margaret Bourchier Bryan. He married in 1548 in Burkinghamshire, Lady Joan Fitzgerald the daughter of James FitzMaurice and Amy O'Brian FitzGerald.

From Pg 203-04 Chalmers' General Biographical Dictionarry:
Bryan, Sir Francis, an English poet and Warrior, was born of a genteel family, educated ast Oxford, and afterwards spent some time traveling abroad. In 1522, he attended, in a military capacity, the Earl of Surrey on his expiditon to the coast ot Britany, and commanded the troops in the attack of the town of Morlaix, which he took and burnt. For this service her was Knighted on the spot by the Earl, which Tanner says took place in Germany, 1532, instead of Britany, 1522. In 1528 he was in Spain, but in what service is doubtful. In 1529 he was the ambassador to France, and the following year to Rome on account to the King's divorce. He had also been there in 1522, in the same capacity, when Cardinal Wolsey's election to the holy see was in agitation. In 1533 he was on of those sent by Henry to be witnesses to the interview between the Pope and the King of France at Marseilles. He was gentleman of the Privy chamber to Henry VIII and to his successor Edward VI, in the beginning of whose reign he marched with the protector against the Scots, and after the battle of Muselbough in 1547, in which he commanded the light horse with great bravery, he was made Baronet. In 1549 he was appointed chief governor of Ireland, by the title of Lord Chief Justice, and there he married the Countess of Ormond. He appeared to had died in 1550, and was buried at Waterford. He was nephew to John Bourchier, Lord Berners, the translator of Froissart.
He translated from the French of Alaygri, "A Dispraise of the life of a Courtier," which Alygri had translated from the Castilian language, in which it was originally written by Guevara, London, 1548, 8vo. Several of the "poems of uncertain authors," printed with those of Surrey and Wyatt, are supposed to have been his production.. He left also in MS, letters written from Rome concerning the King's divorce, and various letters of State, which Ant, Wood says he had seen. Dodd accuses Sir Francis Bryan of having administeed to the extravagant pleasurers of Henry VIII, but perhaps he was not more culpable in this respect than Henry's other courtiers and it is his favor that he retained confidence of the succeeding government.
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Bryan ... who knows how great a grace
In writing is to counsel man the right.
To thee ... that trots still up and down
And never rests, but running day and night
From realm to realm, from city, street and town,
Why dost thou wear thy body to the bones?

Known children:
1. Sir Francis Bryan, II born 11 Jun 1549 Md Lady Ann Smith Died Gloucester County, Virginia Colony.

2. Elizabeth Bryan abt 1550-

Sir Francis Bryan, was born June 1490 in Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England the son of Sir Thomas and Lady Margaret Bourchier Bryan. He married in 1548 in Burkinghamshire, Lady Joan Fitzgerald the daughter of James FitzMaurice and Amy O'Brian FitzGerald.

From Pg 203-04 Chalmers' General Biographical Dictionarry:
Bryan, Sir Francis, an English poet and Warrior, was born of a genteel family, educated ast Oxford, and afterwards spent some time traveling abroad. In 1522, he attended, in a military capacity, the Earl of Surrey on his expiditon to the coast ot Britany, and commanded the troops in the attack of the town of Morlaix, which he took and burnt. For this service her was Knighted on the spot by the Earl, which Tanner says took place in Germany, 1532, instead of Britany, 1522. In 1528 he was in Spain, but in what service is doubtful. In 1529 he was the ambassador to France, and the following year to Rome on account to the King's divorce. He had also been there in 1522, in the same capacity, when Cardinal Wolsey's election to the holy see was in agitation. In 1533 he was on of those sent by Henry to be witnesses to the interview between the Pope and the King of France at Marseilles. He was gentleman of the Privy chamber to Henry VIII and to his successor Edward VI, in the beginning of whose reign he marched with the protector against the Scots, and after the battle of Muselbough in 1547, in which he commanded the light horse with great bravery, he was made Baronet. In 1549 he was appointed chief governor of Ireland, by the title of Lord Chief Justice, and there he married the Countess of Ormond. He appeared to had died in 1550, and was buried at Waterford. He was nephew to John Bourchier, Lord Berners, the translator of Froissart.
He translated from the French of Alaygri, "A Dispraise of the life of a Courtier," which Alygri had translated from the Castilian language, in which it was originally written by Guevara, London, 1548, 8vo. Several of the "poems of uncertain authors," printed with those of Surrey and Wyatt, are supposed to have been his production.. He left also in MS, letters written from Rome concerning the King's divorce, and various letters of State, which Ant, Wood says he had seen. Dodd accuses Sir Francis Bryan of having administeed to the extravagant pleasurers of Henry VIII, but perhaps he was not more culpable in this respect than Henry's other courtiers and it is his favor that he retained confidence of the succeeding government.
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Bryan ... who knows how great a grace
In writing is to counsel man the right.
To thee ... that trots still up and down
And never rests, but running day and night
From realm to realm, from city, street and town,
Why dost thou wear thy body to the bones?

Known children:
1. Sir Francis Bryan, II born 11 Jun 1549 Md Lady Ann Smith Died Gloucester County, Virginia Colony.

2. Elizabeth Bryan abt 1550-


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