Thursday, January 26, 2012


[Ancestral Link: Harold William Miller, son of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull, son of Anna Hyde (Hull), daughter of Uriah Hyde, son of Ezra Hyde, son of William Hyde, son of Samuel Hyde, son of William Hyde, son of Robert Hyde, son of Jane Davenport (Hyde), daughter of William Davenport, son of William Davenport, son of John Davenport, son of Robert Davenport, son of Robert Davenport, son of Alice Bramhall (Davenport).]

Bramhall Hall

Alice Baroness of Bramhall
1330 in Bramhall, Cheshire, England
Marriage 1364 to John Davenport, Stockport, Cheshire, England Age: 34
Death 1403 in Cheshire, England Age: 73
ParentsGeoffrey Bromhall 1310 – 1400
Margery Wetenhale 1310 – 1375
Spouse and ChildrenJohn Davenport 1330 – 1401
Robert Davenport 1365 – 1436

Bramhall SurnameThe name was a locational name 'of Bramhall' a small spot in County Cheshire. The name was derived from the Old English word Broomhalh. Local names usually denoted where a man held his land, and indicated where he actually lived. Early records of the name mention Bramale (without surname) listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book of 1086. Agnes de Bramel of Yorkshire, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Peter Paillon and Mary Braemel, were married at St. George's Chapel, Mayfair, London in the year 1751. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of identification for his followers, was the insignia painted on his shield and embroidered on his surcoat, the flowing and draped garment worn over the armour. The rise of surnames, according to the accepted theory, was due to the Norman Conquest of 1066 when Old English personal-names were rapidly superseded by the new christian names introduced by the Normans. Of these, only a few were really popular and in the 12th century this scarcity of christian names led to the increasing use of surnames to distinguish the numerous individuals of the same name. Some Normans had hereditary surnames before they came to England, but there is evidence that surnames would have developed in England even had there been no Norman Conquest. The development of the feudal system made it essential that the king should know exactly what service each person owed. Payments to and by the exchequer required that debtors and creditors should be particularized, and it became official that each individual acquired exact identification. from

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