Posts Tagged Sir John Prideaux

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 1505 – 1568

John Prideaux 1505 – 1568

  John Prideaux stars in the book A Ghost Story .   The book is set in Harford, near Stowford on Devon. He also is mentioned in the book. The Bishop and The Witch.     The story is about the Bishop of Worcester and is set in

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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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