Arms of Brewes of Wiston

The maternity of
Beatrix de Brewes

wife of Sir Hugh Shirley (d 1403)

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Paul Mackenzie has written an article detailing the considerable research he has carried out into the question of the maternity of Beatrix de Brewes. Beatrix was the wife of Sir Hugh Shirley so is a key link in the ancestry of many Shirley descendants. Paul has kindly agreed to make his work available for others to read via this website.

You can download the article by using the link below.

Joan Brewes.pdf

Doug Thompson has discovered further evidence which supports Paul's conclusions. His notes can be downloaded via this link.

Peter and Joan.pdf

You may also like to read about the the Inquisition concerning Beatrix's brother,

John de Brewes of Wiston.

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