Posts Tagged Devon

John Prideaux 1796 – 1871

John Prideaux 1796 – 1871

  John Prideaux features in the story The Chudleigh Charity in the book More Prideaux Ghost Stories. He also stars in the book Collected Prideaux Ghost Stories in the story The Starling Tree

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Thomas Peter Prideaux 1768 – 1842

Thomas Peter Prideaux 1768 – 1842

  Thomas Peter Prideaux stars in the story The Chudleigh Charity in the book More Prideaux Ghost Stories.      

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Peter Prideaux 1733 – 1810

Peter Prideaux 1733 – 1810

  Peter Prideaux stars in the story The Lanlivery Lights which is in the book More Prideaux Ghost Stories.            

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Peter Prideaux 1695 – 1749

Peter Prideaux 1695 – 1749

Peter Prideaux stars in the story The Ringmore Wraiths in the book  More Prideaux Ghost Stories      

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Peter Prideaux 1651 – 1719

Peter Prideaux 1651 – 1719

  Peter Prideaux stars in the story The Bigbury Butcher in the book More Prideaux Ghost Stories.            

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Thomas Prideaux 1610 – 1680

Thomas Prideaux  1610 – 1680

  Thomas Prideaux stars in the story The Ermington Curse in the book Prideaux Ghost Stories and available to buy now. Prideaux Ghost Stories  

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John Prideaux 1540 – 1620

John Prideaux 1540 – 1620

  John Prideaux stars in the story The Dartmoor Witch in the book Prideaux Ghost Stories. Prideaux Ghost Stories. John also features in the book The Bishop and The Witch. He was the Bishop’s father.  

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John Prideaux 1461 – 1523

John Prideaux 1461 – 1523

John Prideaux was aware from birth, that he was rich and a member of the great families of Cornwall and Devon. The two counties mixed through marriage, inheritance and business and the Prideauxs have joined with each and everyone of them at sometime or other. John expected

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William Prideaux 1422 – 1472

William Prideaux 1422 – 1472

William Prideaux became heir apparent to the Devon estates following  the premature death of his elder half brother John.  He was ten years old. William subsequently named his second son in honour of his brother  John. He must have been greatly affected by losing a big brother at such

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Sir John Prideaux 1380 – 1443

Sir John Prideaux 1380 – 1443

Sir John Prideaux was born in 1380. By the time of his birth, his parents were wealthy landowners in the South Hams. In addition to this, John’s father Giles was an MP, well known and respected in his neighbourhood. Giles and Isabella were as well respected for

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Giles Prideaux 1345 – 1410

Giles Prideaux 1345 – 1410

Giles was born around 1345 when Edward III was on the throne. Because Sir John died when Giles was only twelve years old, he was placed under the guardianship of Simon de Longbrooke and it was his daughter Isabella de Longbrooke whom Giles subsequently married. Longbrooke is not

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Sir John Prideaux 1320 – 1357

Sir John Prideaux  1320 – 1357

Sir John Prideaux the second son of Roger, married Joan Adeston. in 1344. Joan was the daughter and co heir of Gilbert Adeston. It was their ancestors who signed the Ermington Hundred in 1238 along with the Prideauxs. The marriage  meant that now two of the largest

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Sir Roger de Pridias 1294 – 1347

Sir Roger de Pridias 1294 – 1347

Sir Roger de Pridias became the heir at 22, upon the death of his father Peter, in 1316. Roger had livery from 9th October 1315. The wearing of livery had been popular for many years, but during this period was becoming more popular as a means of

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Peter de Pridias 1260 – 1316

Peter de Pridias  1260 – 1316

In 1281, Roger settled land in Orcharton and Bradoc on his eldest son and heir, Peter de Pridias Roger also gave land to his son Reginald who was the Rector of Bradoc a parish between Bodmin and Liskeard. Their second cousin Thomas is on record as having

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Roger Pridyas 1224 – 1291

Roger Pridyas  1224 – 1291

Roger Pridyas, son of Geoffrey, married a widow called Gilda. Gilda is an Old English name, and means golden. I do not know whether she was a blonde or had a lot of money.   Gilda was born at Hayleford, aka Heylffordd aka Helford. Heyl is Cornish

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