BROMLEY, Edward (1563-1626), of Shifnall Grange and Bridgnorth, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

bap. 15 Oct. 1565, 2nd s. of George Bromley of Hallon in Worfield by Joan, da. and h. of John Waverton of Worfield; bro. of Francis. educ. Shrewsbury 1577; I. Temple 1580, called 1590. m. Margaret, da. and h. of Nicholas Lowe of Enville, Staffs., s.p. Kntd. temp. Jas. I.

Offices Held

J.p. Salop by 1596; bencher, I. Temple 1603; recorder, Much Wenlock 1607; surveyor south parts, duchy of Lancaster 1608; serjeant-at-law 1610; baron of the Exchequer 1610; justice of assize, co. Dur. 1617; recorder, Bridgnorth by 1626.


A nephew of Lord Chancellor Bromley and a cousin and namesake of the chancellor’s fourth son (implicated in the Essex rising), Bromley was well placed both in legal circles at Westminster and in the society of his own county, where, on the death of his father in 1589, he acquired some land. He came into Parliament for Bridgnorth, where his father was recorder, and continued to sit for the borough until his elevation to the bench, making no mark on the proceedings of the House. Described by the letter-writer John Chamberlain on 23 Jan. 1610 as ‘one Bromley an obscure lawyer of the Inner Temple’, he died 2 June 1626.

Trans. Salop Arch. Soc. (ser. 2), v. 225; (ser. 4), iv. 187; v. 50; Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxviii.), 78; W. R. Williams, Lancaster Official Lists, 64; Foss, Judges, vi. passim; APC, 1616-17, p. 379; HMC 10th Rep. IV, 422, 432; VCH Worcs. iii. 173; Chamberlain Letters ed. McClure, i. 296; PCC 128 Hele.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.