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Henry Brunker (abt. 1510 - 1568)

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Henry Brunker aka Brounker
Born about in Melksham, Wiltshiremap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Wiltshire, Englandmap
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By Steve Hunt

Henry was recorded in the visitations of Wiltshire in 1565 and 1623. The 1565 visitation records that Henry first married Elizabeth Braybrooke, daughter of James Braybrooke of Abingdon, Berkshire. They has two children, Jone and Elizabeth. Henry subsequently married Ursula Yate, daughter of John Yate of Lyford, Berks. They had five children: William, Henry, Suzan, Ann and Ellinore.

Henry is noted in the will of his brother in law, John Smyth, of Corsham, WIltshire, in 1538.

Henry Brouncker of Melksham is recorded as the Sheriff of Wiltshire for 1558.


  • Visitation of Wiltshire 1565. Published by William Pollard & Co. 1897. Edited by Metcalfe W.C.
  • Wiltshire Visitation Pedigrees 1623. With additional pedigrees and arms collected by Thomas Lyte of Lyte's Cary, Co. Somerset 1628. The Publications of the Harleian Society. Vol LV and LVI. Edited by GD Squibb. 1954.
  • Will of John Smyth. Clothier of Corsham. 1538. PROB 11/27/357. National Archives.
  • List of Sheriffs of WIltshire - Wikipedia.

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On October 23, 2015 at 09:50GMT Steve Hunt wrote:

Brouncker-3 and Brunker-1 appear to represent the same person because: there are various surname spellings for this family including Brunker/Bruncker, Brounker/Brouncker. The visitation of 1565 is probably the best source of information on Henry's immediate family members. Regards.

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