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 Oxford and Harford, near Stowford Devon. John Prideaux was grandfather of the […]

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 to make a good marriage with the responsibilities […]

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 a young age. For now though, William had […]

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 their achievements with their landed properties, as they […]

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 far away from Adeston and Simon was no […]