Thomas Peter Prideaux stars in the story The Chudleigh Charity in the book More Prideaux Ghost Stories.
Thomas Prideaux stars in the story The Ermington Curse in the book Prideaux Ghost Stories.
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 properties south of Modbury were joined as soon […]
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 presented Reginald to St Mary’s in Truro in […]
The name Geoffrey (also Galfrid, Galfridus , Joffrey) was a popular choice of name among the gentry. One of the meanings of the name is peaceful traveller. Sir Geoffrey scampered off to Devon and married Isabella Orcharton in 1220. His brother Reginald had been acting as lawyer for Isabella and this could be one way that Geoffrey made her acquaintance. […]
Quite a lot happens in the library in Mill Town and here is one library I visited with friends which was an inspiration for it. I love libraries and books. I have hundreds of them, many first editions and lots are leather bound. The oldest book I have was published in 1625 and was written by an ancestor Bishop […]
I have already said that I have been researching my ancestry pretty well all my life. Its taken me to many places, one of which was Flete House in Devon, where I was given a tour around the old house. The land and old buildings were once in Prideaux hands. This Prideaux killed one of the Bigburys […]