Henry Breres

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Henry Breres (died 1619) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1586 and 1611.

Breres was born in Preston, Lancashire. He became a wealthy draper in Coventry. He was an Alderman for the town and was sheriff from 1575 to 1576 and mayor from 1583 to 1584. In 1586, he was elected Member of Parliament for Coventry. He subscribed £25 to the Armada loan and lent money to the city on several occasions. In 1589 he was elected MP for Coventry again. He served a second term as mayor of Coventry in 1597. In 1601 he was elected MP for Coventry again. In February 1604 he was granted, by Coventry council, a share of the lease of St Michael’s rectory. He was re-elected MP for Coventry in 1604.[1]

Breres died between January 1619 when he made his will and May 1619 when it was proved.[1]

Breres married twice and had a daughter Mary.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Boughton
Thomas Wight
Member of Parliament for Coventry
With: Thomas Saunders
Succeeded by
Thomas Saunders
John Myles
Preceded by
Henry Kervyn
Thomas Saunders
Member of Parliament for Coventry
With: Thomas Saunders 1601
John Rogerson
Sir John Harington
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Coke
Sampson Hopkins