John Bruen, Esq.

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John Bruen, Esq., son of John Bruyn and Mary Oteley, was born about 1509, being 23 at his father's I.P.M. in 1532.1 He died 14 May 1587,1 and was buried at Bruen-Stapleford, Tarwin, Cheshire, England.2,3

John married (1) Anne Done, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), say 1557;4,3 he married (2) Dorothy Holford, daughter of Thomas Holford, Esq. and Jane Booth, say 1560.5,4,3

In 1 Mary (about 1553), he had a pardon under the seal of England from Queen Mary.2,1

Family 1

Anne Done d. bef. 1560
  • John Bruen3

Family 2

Dorothy Holford
  • Nicholas Bruen3
  • Thomas Bruen3
  • James Bruen3
  • Richard Bruen3
  • George Bruen3
  • William Bruen3
  • Jane Bruen3
  • Anne Bruen3
  • Mary Bruen3
  • Elizabeth Bruen3
  • Margaret Bruen3
  • Katherine Bruen3
  • Robert Bruen3
  • John Bruen, Esq.+3 b. abt. 1560, d. 18 Jan 1625/26
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  1. [S2189] George Ormerod and Thomas Helsby, History of the County Palatine and City of Chester: Compiled from Original Evidences…: Incorporated with a Republication of King's Hale Royal, and Leycester's Cheshire Antiquities, 3 vols., 2nd ed., revised and enlarged (London, England: George Routledge and Sons, 1882), 2:320, further cited as Ormerod & Helsby, History of Chester.
  2. [S27] C. H. Cory, Lineal Ancestors of Susan (Kitchell) Mulford, Mother of Mrs Susan (Mulford) Cory, Vol IV, Pt 1 ([New Jersey]: s.p., 1937), 117, further cited as Cory, Ancestry of Susan Kitchell.
  3. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Five volumes (Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 1:585 (Bruen 16), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  4. [S98] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Ancestry of Obadiah and Mary Bruen," The American Genealogist 26 (Jan 1950): 12-25, further cited as Jacobus, "Obadiah and Mary Bruen."
  5. [S520] Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700… ., 8th ed. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 33-39, further cited as Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed.