Dating Beatrice Hill

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Beatrice Hill, wife of William Bromley is a real person who lived in the 1400s, named by a number of old sources as part of pedigrees.  What pedigrees are often sparse on is dates.  More recent genealogies found on geni and ancestry are full of dates which is convenient-- when they match.  But the dates that have become associated with Beatrice on her own profile are a generation later than the dates associated with her as the child of her parents.  Either they're right, and there are really two different Beatrices, or they're wrong, and given the weakness of the sources of the dates, I'm inclined to go with the latter.

It would be lovely to find a real date of birth or baptism in an old record, but ANY real dates associated with Beatrice or her close relatives from which better estimates could be made would be helpful.  Thanks in advance for anyone willing to take the plunge!
WikiTree profile: Beatrice Bromley
asked in Genealogy Help by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (230k points)
LOL Jack, I saw this title and wondered whether you planned to take her to dinner, or a movie, or both.
Well, yes, Anne, but first I have to find out how old she is!

1 Answer

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Looking at this Bromley pedigree

Beatrice's son was Sheriff in 1522.  If she was born in 1474 he'd have to be a young sheriff.

But perhaps he was, because his heir Sir George wasn't born until about 1525-26.

Sir George is here

with a bit more about his father - Recorder of Shrewsbury early in the reign of Henry VIII.

If you can find any university admission or Inner Temple info for George sr, it might prove that his mother Beatrice must have been born earlier.


answered by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (395k points)
edited by RJ Horace

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