BROMLEY, Francis (c.1556-91), of Hodnet, 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

b. c.1556, 1st s. of George Bromley, and bro. of Edward. educ. Shrewsbury 1565; matric. Magdalen Coll. Oxf. 1575, aged 19; I. Temple 1577. m. 1581, Joyce, 3rd da. of Edward Leighton of Wattlesborough. suc. fa. 1589.

Offices Held

J.p. Salop from 1583.


Bromley secured the county seat in 1584 through the influence of his father who had held it in the two previous Parliaments. As knight for Shropshire he was appointed to the subsidy committee on 24 Feb. 1585. On 11 Mar. he was licensed to depart from the Parliament to attend the assizes. On his father’s death he inherited lands in Hodnet, Wistanswick, Allerton and elsewhere in Shropshire. He also came into a part of his mother’s estate at Hallon, near Bridgnorth. He died in 1591.

Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxviii), 78; Trans. Salop Arch. Soc. (ser. 2), i. 13-14; VCH Worcs. iii. 173; D’Ewes, 365; Lansd. 43, anon. jnl. f. 171; E150/855/4; HMC 15th Rep. X, 22; C142/232/62; CSP Dom. 1591-4; p. 126.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.