The arms of de la Roche,
Beauchamp Lord Saint Amand, de la Mare de Beauchamp and Wanton were blazoned as quarterings on the Bayntun shield.


The de Beauchamp family were the descendants of the elder co-heiress of John de la Roche and the Bayntun family were heirs of the younger co-heiress. The Bayntuns eventually inherited the Manor of Bromham as representatives of both families after the death of their first cousin, thrice removed, Sir Richard de Beauchamp, Lord Saint Amand

Bromham is a village of great antiquity and originally consisted of two Manors, and for ease of identification they have been known throughout history as BROMHAM ROCHES and BROMHAM BATTLE.

Besides this ecclesiastical manor of Bromham Battle, there was also a lay manor, called Roches manor, which took its name from the family of de la Roche who held land in Bromham as early as the 13th century. From two co-heiresses of Sir John de la Roche, who died in 1401, the Manor of Roche came successively into the families of de Beauchamp and Bayntun. The de Beauchamp family were the descendants of the elder co-heiress of John de la Roche and the Bayntun family were heirs of the younger co-heiress and inherited the Manor of Bromham Roches.

The Bayntuns, before succeeding to the Bromham property, had long been seated at Faulston House, a moated mansion in the parish of Bishopstone in South Wiltshire. The first inheritor of Bromham Manor was John Bayntun, the son and heir of Sir Robert Bayntun, of Faulston, who having fought at Tewkesbury under the banner of Henry VI, was taken prisoner, and attained.

This attainder was subsequently reversed, his estates recovered, and his son, John, restored in blood by Henry VII in 1503. John died in 1516, and was succeeded by his eldest son Edward Bayntun (afterwards knighted).

There are a number of 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th century court rolls for this manor. Many of them are only fragmentary, but it appears that in the 14th century, usually, although not invariably, three courts were held a year. The Court Book of the Bayntuns for the Manor of Bromham, for the years 1565 to 1612 is in the British Museum. During those years the Court of the Manor of Bromham was held twice a year. There are two more Court Books in the Wiltshire Records Office for the periods 1545 to 1557 and from 1615 to 1638.

Previous Lords of Bromham Roches Manor were:

JOHN de la ROCHE (c1260) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.

SIR JOHN de la ROCHE (c1289-1375) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married to Agnes de Berwick, the daughter of Gilbert de Berwick of East Winterslow, Berwick, Wiltshire. He was possibly 29 years or more, when he inherited the Lordship of the Manor of Bromham Roche and was Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1333. When he died in 1375, the Manor was passed onto his 35 year old son and heir, Sir John de la Roche.

SIR JOHN de la ROCHE (1340-1400) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Ambassador to Aragon, Joint Warden of Savernake Forest, Constable of Marlborough Castle, Deputy Marshal of England, Captain of Brest, Knight of the Shire for Wiltshire, Sheriff of Wiltshire. He was also appointed Overseer of the Royal Forests of Chippenham, Melksham and Pewsham, Keeper of Marlborough Castle and Savernake Forest and Admiral of the South and West. He was married to Wilhelma de la Mare (d1410), the daughter and heiress of Robert de la Mare of Steeple Lavington. In a deed dated 1397, John de la Roche demised to Thomas Ballard and Alice his wife, for their lives, a moor by St. Edith's Marsh. The grantees were to pay 2/- per annum at Roches. It is clear from this deed that the Manor of Roches was in existence long before this date. When Sir John died in 1401, the Manor or Bromham Roches was passed onto his 16 year old daughter, Elizabeth de la Roche.

ELIZABETH de la ROCHE (1385-1447) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married to Sir Walter de Beauchamp of Powick, who was a military person of celebrity in the reign of Henry IV and Henry V and a Speaker in the Parliament of 1416. He was also Sheriff of Wiltshire (1402-1403). Sir Walter therefore became Lord of the Manor of Bromham Roches by right of his wife and when he died in 1430 the title was passed onto his 37 year old son and heir, Sir William de Beauchamp.

SIR WILLIAM de BEAUCHAMP (1410-1457) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married to Lady Elizabeth de Braybrook – Baroness de Saint Amand, the eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir Gerald de Braybrook (1389-1422). Sir William thus inherited the title Lord Saint Amand by right of his wife. Like his father he was Sheriff of Wiltshire (1436-1437). When Sir William died in 1457, Elizabeth married secondly, Sir Roger Tocotes in July 1458, but the title Lord Saint Amand and Lord of the Manor of Bromham Roches was passed onto her four year old son Sir Richard de Beauchamp, following the death of his father.

SIR RICHARD de BEAUCHAMP Lord Saint Amand (1453-1508) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married to Lady Anne West, the daughter of Thomas West, Lord Delaware of Ardor, Wiltshire. Sir Richard - Lord Saint Amand, died without legitimate issue in 1508 and his first cousin, thrice removed John Bayntun was named his successor. This branch of the de la Mare (Delamare), de la Roche, and de Beauchamp families, became merged in the Wiltshire family of Bayntun. Their ancestor, Nicholas Bayntun of Faulston, had married Joan, the younger daughter and co-heiress of Sir John de la Roche, and their son Sir John Bayntun, afterwards marrying Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Dudley - the granddaughter and eventual heiress of Elizabeth, the elder daughter and co-heiress of Sir John de la Roche. Therefore the Bayntuns thus became the representatives of both families and the arms of de Beauchamp; Beauchamp Saint Amand; de la Roche; de la Mare (Delamare) and Wanton were blazoned as quarterings on the Bayntun shield. The barony of Saint Amand became dormant or extinct but John Bayntun became Lord of the Manor of Bromham Roche at the age of 48.

JOHN BAYNTUN (1460-1516) - of Faulston, Wiltshire.
Was married to Joan, the daughter of Thomas Digges, of Chilham, Kent. In 1508 the family moved from the family residence at Faulston to their new home at Bromham Hall and continued to live there. When John Bayntun died in 1516 the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his 36 year old son and heir, Sir Edward Bayntun.

SIR EDWARD BAYNTUN (1480-1544) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married first, to Elizabeth Sulyard, daughter of Sir John Sulyard, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and secondly, to Isabel Leigh, half sister of Queen Catherine Howard and daughter of Sir Ralph Leigh of Edington, Stockwell, Co. Surrey. Sir Edward Bayntun was in a position of great trust at the court of King Henry VIII and used his influence to purchase the Manor of Battle Abbey at the Dissolution of the Monasteries. From that day forward, the Manor of Bromham Battle and the Manor of Bromham Roche became one and were known throughout history as the Manor of Bromham or the Manor of Bromham Bayntun. Sir Edward Bayntun was killed in France in 1544, while serving his King and the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his 29 year old son and heir, Sir Andrew Bayntun.

SIR ANDREW BAYNTUN (1515-1564) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married first, to Phillipa Brulet, daughter of Gwylliam Brulet, of France, Embroiderer to King Henry VIII and secondly, to Francis Lee, daughter of Ralph Lee. Sir Andrew Bayntun died in 1564 without a male heir and the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his brother, Sir Edward Bayntun who was aged 47 at the time.

SIR EDWARD BAYNTUN (1517-1593) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married first, to Agnes Ryce, daughter of Lady Catherine Howard and Sir Rhys ap Gruffydd, of Pembrokeshire and secondly, to Anne Packington. When Sir Edward Bayntun died in 1593, the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his 21 year old son and heir, Sir Henry Bayntun.

SIR HENRY BAYNTUN (1572-1616) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married to Lucy Danvers, daughter of Sir John Danvers, the Earl of Danby, of Dauntsey, Wiltshire. When Sir Henry Bayntun died in 1616, the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his son and heir, Sir Edward Bayntun, aged 23 at the time.

SIR EDWARD BAYNTUN (1593-1657) - of Bromham, Wiltshire.
Was married first, to Elizabeth Maynard, daughter of Henry Maynard of Easton, Essex and secondly, to Mary Bowell of Cokethorpe, Oxon. When Sir Edward Bayntun died in 1657, the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his eldest son and heir, Sir Edward Bayntun, who was 39 years old at the time.

SIR EDWARD BAYNTUN (1618-1679) - of Spye Park, Wiltshire.
Was married to Dame Stuarta Thynne, daughter of Sir Thomas Thynne of Richmond Surrey. When Sir Edward Bayntun died in 1679, the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his 15 year old son and heir, Henry Bayntun.

HENRY BAYNTUN (1664-1691) - of Spye Park, Wiltshire.
Was married to Lady Anne Wilmot, daughter of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, of Woodstock. When Henry Bayntun died in 1691, the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his son and heir, John Bayntun, who was only 3 years of age at the time.

JOHN BAYNTUN (1688-1716) - of Spye Park, Wiltshire.
Was married to Katherine Brouckner, daughter of Dauntsey Brouckner of Earlstoke. When John Bayntun died in 1716 without issue, the Bayntun estate was inherited by his sister, Ann Rolt (nee Bayntun) and the Lordship of the Manor of Bromham was bestowed on his 6 year old nephew, Edward Rolt, the son of the above Anne. The death of John Bayntun meant that the long line of direct male Bayntun descendants had died out in the county.

SIR EDWARD BAYNTUN ROLT (1710-1800) - of Spye Park, Wiltshire.
Was married to Dame Mary Poynter. He was Lord of the Manor of Bromham for 74 years and when Sir Edward Bayntun-Rolt died in 1800, the Manor was passed onto his only legitimate son and heir, Sir Andrew Bayntun-Rolt, aged 45 at the time.

SIR ANDREW BAYNTUN ROLT (1755-1816) - of Spye Park, Wiltshire.
Was married first, to Lady Maria Coventry, daughter of George William, 6th Earl of Coventry and secondly to Anna Maria Maud. When Sir Andrew Bayntun-Rolt died in 1816 without a legitimate son as heir, his eldest daughter from his first marriage, Maria Barbara Starky (nee Bayntun-Rolt) was the heiress of his estate. But according to custom, the Lordship of the Manor of Bromham was passed onto her 17 year old son, John Edward Andrew Bayntun-Starky.

JOHN EDWARD ANDREW BAYNTUN STARKY (1799-1843) - of Spye Park, Wiltshire.
Was married to Charlotte Wyndham, daughter of William Wyndham of Phillips House, Dinton, Wiltshire. When John Edward Andrew Bayntun-Starky died in 1843, the Manor of Bromham was passed onto his 9 year old son and heir, John Bayntun-Starky.

JOHN BAYNTUN STARKY (1834-1872) - of Spye Park, Wiltshire.
Was married to Frances Anne Hunt-Grubbe, daughter of the Rev. James Hunt-Grubbe, of Kensington, London. In 1863 John Bayntun-Starky was in serious financial trouble, with debts so bad, his creditors foreclosed on him. His losses came from swindling moneylenders, giving deeds of his estate as security and friends who stole from him. All his estates were sold, including the Manor of Bromham and the Bayntun's 350 year reign of Lord of the Manor of Bromham came to an end.



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