Excerpt from The Bromfields The name of Bromfield may be traced back to the time of Edward II., and was undoubtedly of Welsh origin. This may be inferred from the following te annexed to the Bardie Museum, or Relies of the Welsh Bards. From Llyfr Coch asaph, written about 1315. About this time, the British Nobility lived in a princely state, as appears by the rules settled by Leywelyn de Bromfield and his council for the management of his household. lie had the following officers - a Steward of his household, Chamberlain, Chaplain, Almoner, Usher of the hall, Gentlemen of the Horse, Butler, Cook, Baker, Doorkeeper of the Chamber, Porter, Groom of the Horse, apparitor, with their assistants. One part of the Marshall of the Hall's duty, was every day after dinner to deliver with an audible voice, what the expense of the table amounted to & at the same time to admonish to ecomy. When his Lordship rode out, lie was attended by all his officers & by about a dozen Esquires. The next of the family of whom we have any mention, was William Bromfield: William Bromfield Grandfather to Arthur Bromfield of Chancroft in the Countie of Southampton England Esq. came out of Derbyshire, a younger brother but of an ancient tiamily. He married a widow in Norfolke, daughter of the Foremans of Chyme in Surrey who was mother of the maydes to ( ueene Elizabeth, by whom he had a good estate and was made Lieutent of the Ordinance in the Tower and afterwards purchased the Manr of Barnes upon Tower hill, which mamior was afterwards leased out for three score yeares by Wm Bromfield, sotm of the said Will'11 and father of the sayde Arthur Bromiield, lie taking a small fine and reserving a less rent for the aforementioned terme of three score years-the saide maimer being stated out for soe long a terme, was afterwards sould by Wm Bromfield eldest sou of the last mentioned Wm & brother unto Arthur unto one- Goodman who was Tenn1 for the aforementioned yeares. This Wm Bromfield, father of the aforementioned Wm & Arthur Bromfield, was one of the Gentlemen Pensionners to Queene Elizabeth and had besides the saide Manr of Barnes an estate of Seaven hundred pounds per annum 111 Norfolke & Middlesex, which lie coulde likewise in his life time-lie was wounded by a Cann Boullet at New haven ? in ffranee & in Ids return landed by Portsmouth came to Fariham neare Portsmouth & there died. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.