Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle is in Brougham.

Around 1232 Robert Vipont Lord Westmoreland was born to John Vipont (age 22) and Sybil Ferrers (age 15) at Brougham Castle [Map].

On 07 Jun 1264 Robert Vipont Lord Westmoreland (age 32) died at Brougham Castle [Map].

After 12 Aug 1332 Edward Balliol I King Scotland (age 49) stayed at Brougham Castle [Map].

In 1367 Margaret Clifford was born to Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford (age 33) and Maud Beauchamp Baroness Clifford (age 32) at Brougham Castle [Map].

Around 1372 Philippa Clifford was born to Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford (age 38) and Maud Beauchamp Baroness Clifford (age 37) at Brougham Castle [Map].

In 1375 William Clifford was born to Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford (age 41) and Maud Beauchamp Baroness Clifford (age 40) at Brougham Castle [Map].

In 1377 Ralph Greystoke 3rd Baron Greystoke (age 23) and Catherine Clifford Baroness Greystoke (age 8) were married at Brougham Castle [Map]. She by marriage Baroness Greystoke. They were third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

On 13 Jul 1389 Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford (age 56) died at Brougham Castle [Map]. His son Thomas Clifford 6th Baron Clifford (age 26) succeeded 6th Baron de Clifford. Elizabeth Ros Baroness Clifford by marriage Baroness de Clifford.

In 1583 George Wharton was born to Philip Wharton 3rd Baron Wharton (age 28) and Frances Clifford Baroness Wharton at Brougham Castle [Map].

Diary of Anne Clifford 1616. 31 Mar 1616. Upon the 31st being Easter Day I received with my Mother in the Chapel at Broome [Map] [sec].

Diary of Anne Clifford 1616. 18 May 1616. Upon the 18th being Saturday in the morning my Lord (age 27) and I having much talk about these businesses, we agreed that Mr Marsh should go presently down to my Mother and that by him I should write a letter to persuade her to give over her jointure presently to my Lord (age 27) and that he would give her yearly as much as it was worth.

This day my Lord (age 27) went from Knole to London.1

Note 1. N.B—my Lord (age 27) was at London when my mother died but he went to Lewes before he heard of her death.

Upon the 20th went my Child to W. Horsley with Mary Neville and Mr Bathurst from London. Mary Hicken was with her, for still she lain in bed with Lady Margaret.

Upon the 24th being Friday between the hours of 6 and 9 at night died my dear Mother at Broome [Map] in the same chamber where my Father was born, 13 years and 2 months after the death of Queen Elizabeth and 10 years and 7 months after the death of my Father, I being 26 years old and 5 months and the Child 2 years old wanting a month.

At this great meeting at Lewes my Lord Compton (Note: afterwards 1st Earl of Northampton), my Lord Merdaunt (Note: married Lord Compton’s sister), Tom Neville, John Herbert and all that Crew with Wat. Raleigh (age 62), Jack Laurie, and a multitude of such company were there.

There was much Bull Baiting, Bowling, Cards and Dice, with suchlike sports to entertain the time.

On 24 May 1616 Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland (age 55) died at Brougham Castle [Map]. She was buried in St Lawrence's Church, Appleby-in-Westmoreland [Map]. Finely carved alabaster. Jacobean Hooded Monument, Shroud Monument, with Coronet. By Maximilian Colt (age 41).

Diary of Anne Clifford 1616. 20 Jun 1616. Upon the 20th my Lord (age 27) and I, Dr Layfield and K. Baston went up to London and the same day I passed (by fine before my Lord (age 27) Hubbard) the inheritance of Westmoreland to my Lord (age 27) if I had no heirs of my own body, and upon the 21st being Friday my Lord (age 27) wrote his letters to my Lord William and gave directions to Mr Marsh to go with them and that the possession of Brougham Castle [Map] should be very carefully looked to, the same day he went to Horseley to see the Child at his sisters.1

Note 1. About this time I went into the Tiltyard to see my Lord Knoles where I saw Lady Somerset’s (age 26) little Child. (Note: Afterwards Countess of Bedford. Her Portrait in the Leicester Gallery) being the 1st time I ever saw it.

On 22 Mar 1676 Anne Clifford Countess Dorset and Pembroke (age 86) died at Brougham Castle [Map]. She was buried in St Lawrence's Church, Appleby-in-Westmoreland [Map]. Free-standing with Reredos displying family tree.