BROGDEN (BRAGDAN, BROCKENDEN), Edward (by 1527-57), of Worcester.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Mar. 1553
Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1527, 2nd s. of Thomas Brogden of Worcester by Eleanor. m. Dorothy, da. of Humphrey Goldston of Bridgnorth, Salop, issue.1

Offices Held

Member of the Forty-Eight, Worcester 1551-d., auditor 1551-2, 1555-6.2


Edward Brogden’s father was a clothier who died in 1528 or 1529 leaving £20 each to his three sons and one daughter, and two houses, the only property mentioned in his will, to the eldest son Richard. The second son Edward may have followed some calling other than trade: among his kinsfolk were John Brogden, minister of Thelsford, Warwickshire, and John Cartelege alias Rawlins, a notary public.

On both occasions when Edward Brogden attended Parliament he and his fellow-Member received payment for their expenses at the statutory rate of 2s. a day from the date they set out until the day of their return, for 36 days from 27 Feb. to 3 Apr. in 1553, and for 80 days from 6 Nov. 1554 to 24 Jan. 1555. In Easter term 1555, however, Brogden was informed against in the King’s bench for being absent from the House when it had been called earlier in the year. Since there was no further process, it is to be inferred that he was away only at the call and not of settled purpose.3

Brogden died in the autumn of 1557. In his will of 18 Aug. of that year (of which only a fragment remains) he mentioned his children without naming them and appointed John Callowhill as his executor. The parties to a bond to administer his goods, dated 7 Oct. 1557, were his widow Dorothy, his brother-in-law John Goldston and a clothier of Worcester, Christopher Brat.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: M. K. Dale


  • 1. Date of birth estimated from fa.’s will, PCC 12 Jankyn; Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxviii), 203.
  • 2. Worcester Guildhall, audit of accts. 1540-1600; CPR, 1554-5, p. 81.
  • 3. Worcester Guildhall, chamber order bk. 1540-1601, ff. 46, 54; KB29/188, rot. 48.
  • 4. Worcs. RO 008. 7/C. 1557.