Monday, January 29, 2007

Question from Nancie - More on Sir Francis Bryan

I am seeking information about the family line of Sir Francis Bryan. I am from his line. Is there a definitive published line? Where may I see the line? Also, is there a connection to Sir Guy de Bryan buried in Tewksbury Abbey? He fought in the Seige of Calais and lived in mid 1300's.

Thank you,
Nancie Cole Sutter


Anonymous PhD Historian said...

Have you tried the website The creator of the site is an Argentinian gentleman who is quite diligent in putting genealogies of Tudor-era figures online. He does have an entry for Sir Francis Bryan, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland in the mid-16th century. The entry covers only Bryan and his two children, but has an extensive biographical note with it. I have found his genalogies generally quite reliable. Perhaps you might contact him directly through his site for suggestions on how to pursue your research.

January 29, 2007 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a direct descendent of Sir Francis Bryan. He has an amazing history and there have been books written about him. I have seen them on amazon. Guy de Bryan is Sir Frances Bryans great great great great grandfather. They are directly connected. has our lineage that goes beyond his to his predecessors. I am sure their are others. Good Luck. You come from a great family. You can e-mail me at anytime if you need more info.

February 09, 2008 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try the book called the spear and the spindle . you can find copies on amazon

February 13, 2009 11:09 PM  
Blogger embry said...

Hi my surname is Bryan and I was wondering if I could in anyway be related to sir francis Bryan..Does anyone know how I could find out?

March 13, 2009 11:27 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

Probably the best way is to just start tracing your own family tree as best you can. Be sure to look at all the siblings of your direct ancestors and the siblings' children as well, since it is possible there are interesting relationships on those collateral lines.
And be prepared to get totally addicted to genealogy!

March 13, 2009 2:14 PM  

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