BRAY, Thomas II, of Sutton in Chiswick, Mdx.
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Family and Education
Very little is known about this obscure figure, although, according to Lysons, members of the Bray family were living in the Chiswick area of Middlesex from the mid 14th century onwards, and Thomas himself was at some point lord of the manor of Sutton in Chiswick.1 This property eventually passed by descent to his grandson, Baldwin, who conveyed it to trustees in 1469. Bray himself first appears in 1380, when he witnessed two deeds at Acton in Middlesex. He again acted as a witness in May 1385, this time at Chiswick, but, save for his one return to Parliament as shire knight in 1391, no further evidence survives about his career.2