5 Annotations

First Reading

vincent  •  Link

2 ref: recognition :Sir Edward Brett Capt., His Majesty's Own Regiment of Horse, 1674
"...The officers and men of King Charles I's Life Guard of Foot suffered varying fortunes in the years following the Civil War. Some officers and men did not live to see the Restoration,....
Others were more fortunate, and received some preferment when Charles II regained his throne, being among those who claimed part of the

vincent  •  Link

date of birth ? 1607/8
was in the military service of William of Orange, and died, Feb. 12th, 1682-3, aged seventy-five years. His tomb, with an elaborate epitaph, is at Bexley.


"...In May 1644, Captain Edward Brett's Troop evidently formed part of the force escorting the Queen to Exeter...on july 44 [LostwithielCampaign ]
.....Captain Brett was shot in the left arm ....
...King to immediately draw Captain Brett's sword upon his return, and knighted him Sir Edward Brett, while he was still on horseback. This occurred about midnight...
...By September 1645, Captain Sir Edward Brett was made Major, and was now the commander of the Queen's Troop in the King's Lifeguard of Horse... "

Second Reading

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Sir Edward Brett, Kt.
Birthdate: circa 1608
Birthplace: Toddington, Bedfordshire.
Death: February 12, 1683 Blendon Hall, Bexley, Kent.

Immediate Family:
Son of William Brett, Esq. and Mary Brett
Husband of Barbara Brett
Brother of Mary Isham; Elizabeth Brett; Richard Brett; John Brett; Francis Brett and 6 others


Sir Edward Brett's will was proved 17 Mar., 1683. Having no children and his wife predeceasing him, he left a bequest of 20/. to his church, and in a codicil also left bequests to the descendants his sister Mary Brett (1604-1682), wife of William Isham (1587-1627).

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