Brindley Family Genealogy Forum
If anyone is interested in their Brindley origins and serious researchers conducting fieldwork, there are now more places to visit, other than those mentioned in Gordon Brindley's books.
John Brindley (John de Brundelegh), son of Piers (Peter) was mentioned as a clerk at Combermere Abbey on the Cheshire/Shropshire border in 1359. It appears in 1347 he may have also been clerk at Astbury Church, a beautiful church near Congleton in Cheshire, with ancient Brereton tombs. John was later, constable of the Black princes, Beeston Castle, now a ruin owned by English Heritage and is just a few miles from Brindley in Cheshire. It is said that King Richard IIs treasure is buried inside the well there.
If you go to France you can visit Nantes in Brittany where William and Hugh de Brundeley were archers at the seige of the city in 1380/81. William and Hugh are most likely the grandsons of John mentioned above. These two archers were with their captain Sir Hugh Calveley, at the Richebourg gate, which was part of the original town walls, near the Loire river.
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