The First Brindleys


The First Brindleys were Isolda Brereton and Lord Gilbert de Stoke who took the name from the lands around their home in Cheshire, England in 1272. This place was named after the Latin words meaning "burnt fields" (non-productive farming fields). These lands had long been owned by the Breretons, which had early become a family of great distinction in Cheshire, Isolda's father having been Sir Ralph de Brereton, a knight to his sovereign, King Henry III. The fact that ther Breretons and the family of Gilbert de Stoke (Lord of Stoke-on-Trent) were wealthy landlords -- long before the 13th Century-- gives evidence that these two families were of Norman origin. Click here for Genealogy Charts.

Brereton Hall
October 1998


The Brereton Moto:
"Opitulante Deo"

God Being my helper