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Brygandyne [Brickenden], Robert (c. 1465–c. 1525), naval administrator, was born into a substantial yeoman family at Smallhithe near Cranbrook in Kent. Nothing is known about his parents, but the name (usually spelt Brickenden) was common in the region at that time. Exactly how or when he entered the king's service is not known, but he was sufficiently well regarded by 1490 to be granted an annuity of ...