James Bruyn

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James Bruyn, son of James Bruyn and (…) Dedwode, was born between 1444 and 1446 as his older brother John was 2 at their father's IPM in 1445.1 He died about 1514, the date of his I.P.M (5 Hen. VIII).2

James married Anne Starkey, daughter of Geoffrey Starkey and Sybilla la Dutton, about 1478.3,1

"As his brother John, the rightful heir, and his wife had no chidren, the following arrangement was made:
John covenants with Sybilla, wife of Geoffrey Starkie, that James Bruyn, brother, shall marry Anne, daughter of Geoffrey Starke; and by other deeds of the same year he enffeoffs his brother James, husband of Anne, with his lands in Bruen-Stapleford, Burton, Wymbalds, Trafford, etc.

"Anne, through her mother was a descendant of the Duttons, an ancient family of English nobility, descended from Rollo, who in 901 AD conquered Normandy.

"Ann and James had eleven children."3,1


Anne Starkey
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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), 2:319, further cited as Ormerod & Helsby, History of Chester.
  2. [S2189] Ormerod & Helsby, History of Chester, 2:322.
  3. [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.