Brasenhill

     The ancestral home of the Worrilow family located in Haughton, Staffordshire, England.

Haughton

     About 60 miles northeast of Leominster, where the old market hall and its inscription can sill be seen today, lies the village of Haughton near the border between Staffordshire and Shropshire.  Here lived one of those country gentlemen, Christopher Worrilow (often spelled Warrylow at that time).  His wife Margery became a widow and a mother in the same year, as Christopher died in 1604, the year his son John was born.  We cannot be sure whether Christopher could properly be termed a country gentleman, but he could certainly be called a yeoman or husbandman, and the hardest-working and most respectable of these, once they acquired land of their own, became gentlemen, a step below titled aristocracy.  The Worrilows lived on the family farm, Brasenhill, (sometimes spelled Brazenhill) about a mile north of the village church at Haughton. There is little known about Christopher, but he was probably one of those justices of the peace who had their fingers in many pies. At least, an ancestor of his, Robertus Warilow de Newhouse, was a justice (Newhouse was just east of Haughton), although the ancient court records show that in the year 1586 he did not attend court because he was sick. He was probably the father or grandfather of Christopher.


Excerpt from the book, 
One Man's Family
by Katharine Krell Hutchinson
 
The Story of the Descendants of Thomas Henry Worrilow of 
Brasenhill, Staffordshire, England who emigrated to Pennsylvania in the 1680's.

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