~1500, John born in Hampshire, England, s/o 118824. John Brune & 118825. Anne Tichborne.
4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.
1512, John inherited the Rowner manor from his granduncle William Brune. [Hampshire is in the middle-south of England on the coast and includes the Isle of Wight. Rowner is NW of the city of Portsmouth.]
12/8/1520, John Brune.—Livery of lands as s. and h. of John Brune. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V19, Pt2, 1905.
1524, John leased Grange farm [~696 acres in Dorset] from the abbey of Quarr.
1539, John heir to his father, who was heir to his nephew Thomas Brune, s/o his brother William, who was married to Catherine Ringbourne, heir of her grandmother Agnes Esturmy, coheiress of Sir William Sturmy of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire. (S) Parochial and Family Hist. of the Deanery of Trigg Manor, V2, Maclean, P216.
2/24/1540, John Bruyn. Livery of lands as uncle and heir of Thos. Bruyn, deceased, viz., brother of Will. Bruyn, deceased, father of the said Thomas. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V15, 1896.
4/20/1547, “Bond 1) Sir John Wallope, knight. 2) John Brune. Covenants ...” (S) UKNA, Cornwall Records.
By 1454, John knighted.
2/24/1554, “Bond 1) Sir Olyver Wallope. 2) Sir John Brune. Covenants.” (S) UKNA, Cornwall Records.
1557, Sir John Burne bought the Netheravon estate from Richard Lyster. (S) Hist. of Wiltshire, V11, 1980, Netheravon. [John’s son Henry died possed of this property.]
8/28/1559, John wrote his will: “I bequeath my soul to Almightie God … and my boddie to be buried in the Parish Chruch of Rowner, within my owne chapell there, upon which church and chapell I will there shall bestow by mine executrix of the repairing of the same, the sum of £6, and also I will there shall be bestowed upon the making of my tombe the sum of £10 …” Sir John left money in his will for the construction of a solid limestone seulchre in S. Mary the Virgin Church. “Its escutcheons reveal the careful marrying that went on to secure the family’s mighty wealth, linking with de la Rokele, Bamfilde, Ticheborne and Knowles.” He also provided for his wife to live at The Grange as her dower house. [Grange Farm had harvested 30 quarters each of wheat and barley; livestock included 400 sheep, 34 milk cows, 12 oxen, 6 horses for the cart and 4 edging horses. There were also riding horses as Sir John left a good one to his Uvedale cousin.]
1559, John died, buried in the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Rowner.
(S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1822, P319, Amorial Decorations of Fonthill Abbey. (S) Hist. of S. Mary the Virgin, Rowner, Gosport, Hampshire. (S) Proceedings of The Hampshire Field Club, 1894, P348.
Child of John and Jane:
i. Henry Brune (29706), born ~1540 in Dorset, England.