Sir William, Lord of Brereton
- Born: 14 Feb 1348-1349, Egerton, Cheshire, England 696,713
- Baptized: 1348-1349, Malpas, Chesire, England 713
- Marriage: Anyill de Venables of Kinderton in 1386 in Audley, Staffordshire, England 696,713
- Died: Bef 31 Aug 1426, Egerton, Cheshire, England 713
Noted events in his life were:
Died of "honourable" wounds
Background Information. 696
In 1386, Sir William Brereton, son of William and Ellena, married Anylla, daughter of Sir William Venables, a descendant of Gilberts de Venables, first baron of Cheshire, and grantee of the first Brereton estate, three hundred years before.
By a second marriage, to Elena, daughter of Sir William Massey of Tatton Hall, in 1426, the Brereton holdings were among the greatest estates of England, including the manors of Malpas and Picton, with lands in Woodhull, Cronton, Charlton and Norwich.
~Brereton, a Family History, pg. 14-15
Background Information. 713
Sir William de Brerton, lord of Brerton, born at Eggerton in the Feast of St. Valtine, 23 Edward 3, and baptized at Malpas. He was a night in 1385, and his Orbit per Inquisition took place in 4 Henry VI. He married twice, first to Anyll, daughter of Hugh Venables, baron of Kinderdon. They were married at Audley, 1386. His second wife was Elena, daughter of Sir William Mascy of Taton, knight, remarried to Sir Gilbert de Halsall, Knight.
Children of Sir William and his second wife, Elena Mascy, as given by Ormerod:
Thomas de Brerton, rector of Brereton, 1433, heir of his mother.
Children of Sir William and Anyll Venables, as given by Ormerod:
William de Brerton, living 11 Henry IV, died before his father at Harfeur, married to Alice, sister and heiress of Richard Corbet of Heghton in the barony of Caus, remarried to John Stretely, 37 Henry VI.
Nicholas de Brerton, living 2 Henry V
Hugh de Brerton, living 2 Henry V
Matthew de Brerton, living 2 Henry V
John de Brerton, living 2 Henry V
Henry de Brerton, who with his son, Roger, is recorded 15 Edward IV
Elizabeth de Brerton, married to Sir John Savage, son of John Savage and Matilda Synnerton
Margery de Brerton, married to Richard Patten, alias Wanflete
~Ormerod's History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. III, p.88, "Brereton and Holt of Brereton"
William, married Anyill de Venables of Kinderton, daughter of Sir Hugh de Venables 8th Baron of Kinderton and Agatha de Vernon of Shipbrook, in 1386 in Audley, Staffordshire, England 696,713 (Anyill de Venables of Kinderton was born about 1366 in Kinderton, Chester, England.)