1st Viscount Brouncker of Lyons. Born the son of Sir Henry Brouncker and Ann Parker. He attended St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, taking a degree in 1606. He was invested as a Knight in December 1615. He held the office of Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Charles I and held the office of Vice-Chamberlain to the Prince of Wales. He married Winifred Leigh about 1645 and with her had two sons, including the mathematician also named William Brouncker. He was created 1st Baron Brouncker of Newcastle in September 1645 and was created 1st Viscount Brouncker of Lyons, an Irish peerage, in September 1645. He died at about age 60 and was buried on November 20, 1645 at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
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