'Pedder1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pedder of Finsthwaite, Pedder of Garstang, Pedder of Preston

Thomas Pedder (or Pether) of Preston (d 02.1679-80)
Whilst BLG152 reports that Thomas had 3 wives, as shown below, Abram mentions only Elizabeth and implies that she was mother of Richard father of Mayor Richard. Provisionally, we follow BLG1952 which shows that it was Thomas, son of Alice, who was father of Mayor Richard. We assume that Abram was right in showing Richard as son by Elizabeth and father of various children but that he was wrong in identifying his (Richard's) son Richard as the same person as Mayor Richard.
m1. (16.05.1657) Elizabeth ffielden (dau of Richard ffielden of Freregate, Preston)
1. Richard Pedder of Preston (b 26.10.1659, d 03.1725-6) mentioned by Abram
  A.+ issue - Richard, Paul, Peter, Philip, Elizabeth, Jenet, Ellen
m2. (17.07.1662) Alice ffielden of Preston (bur 11.1678, widow)
2. Thomas Pedder of Preston (bpt 17.02.1666) the first mentioned by BLG1847
A. Richard Pedder, Mayor of Preston (b 12.02.1693, d 20.12.1762)
  m. (20.01.1711/2) Jennet Reed (dau of John Reed of Preston)
  i. Richard Pedder of Preston (b 01.12.1712)
  m. Sarah Ashburner (dau of Robert Ashburner, m2. Thomas Cross of Shaw Hill)
  a. daughter (d infant)
  ii. Edward Pedder, Mayor of Preston (b 30.09.1717, d 11.05.1789)
  The following is supported by BLG1952 ('Pedder formerly of Ashton Park).
  m. (15.03.1737) Catherine Clayton (dau of John Clayton of Stockport)
  a. Edward Pedder of Bispham Lodge, Mayor of Preston (b 19.04.1742, d 13.10.1818)
  m. (13.08.1775) Margaret Wison (d 23.01.1816, dau/heir of Richard Wilston of Newton-with-Hardhorn)
  (1) Edward Pedder (b 11.05.1776, d 19.06.1835) had issue
  m1. (18.08.1798) Mary Gertrude Shawe (d 18.12.1807, dau of William Shawe of Preston)
  (A) Mary Gertrude Pedder (d 17.02.1810)
  m2. Mary Robinson (dau of Bryan Robinson of Holmeshead)
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas Edward, John Robinson, Richard Wallace, Mary Margaret
  (2) James Pedder of Ashton Park & Preston (b 22.10.1783, d 14.08.1846, youngest son) had issue
  m. (20.07.1809) Jane Newsham (dau of Richard Newsham of Preston (alderman))
  (3) Catherine Pedder
  m. (16.06.1803) William Hutton of Beetham
  (4) Isabella Pedder (d 1833)
  m. (09.01.1810) Edward Pedder of Preston
  (5)+ other issue - Richard (b 17.05.1777, d unm 10.1801), Thomas (b 07.1778, d 30.03.1779), Margaert (d infant), Margaretta (d infant)
  b. James Pedder (d 02.1796)
  m. Elizabeth Pedder (dau of Richard Pedder of Kendal)
  (1)+ 1 son + 2 daughters
  c.+ other issue - Thomas, Jennet
  iii. James Pedder (b 25.07.1731, Vicar of Garstang, youngest son)
  m. Jane Bowes (dau of John Bowes of Lancaster)
  a. John Pedder (d 06.05.1835, Vicar of Garstang, younger son)
  m1. Isabella Fletcher (dau of William Fletcher of Lancaster)
  (1) James Pedder (b 1796, d 13.12.1855, Vicar of Garstang)
  m. Eliza Greenalgh (dau of Edward Greenhalgh of Myerscoiugh Hall)
  (2) Isabella Pedder
  m. William Moss of Lincoln
  m2. (08.04.1801) Elizabeth Taylor (d 05.06.1857, dau of Roger Taylor of Stot Parl, sister of Roger of Stol Park & Finsthwaite)
  (3) John Pedder of Finsthwaite House (d 16.07.1859, Vicar of Garstang)
  m. (12.05.1836) Margaret Pedder (dau of James Pedder of Ashton Park)
  (4) Thomas Pedder of Finsthwaite House & Preston (d 1872)
  (5) Richard Pedder of Finsthwaite House, Mayor of Preston (b 1809, 01.05.1891, 5th son)
  m. (1849) Mary Birley (d 22.04.1891, dau of William Birley of Kirkham)
  (6) Wilson Pedder of Finsthwaite House (b 23.05.1818, d 14.06.1891, Vicar of Compton Dando & Garstang) had issue
  m. (25.06.1844) Mary Tudway (d 03.01.1900, dau of John Payne Tudway of Wells)
  (7) Margaret Pedder
  m. Miles Branthwayte Beevor (Vicar of Henley)
  (8) Eliza Anne Pedder
  m. Henry Milward (Vicar of Paulton)
  (9)+ other issue - Edward (d unm 1835), Joseph (d 1841), Jane (d unm 1839), Maria (d unm 1837), Ellen (d infant)
  b.+ 1 son + 1 daughter
  iv.+ other issue - Thomas (b 1729, d unm 1781, Mayor of Preston), Ellen, Jane, Ann, Grace
m3. (27.11.1679) Dorothy Posylethwaite
3. daughter

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Pedder of Finsthwaite') with some input/support from 'History of Blackburn' (Wm. Alexander Abram, 1877, 'Pedder of Preston and Walton', p728+), BLG1847 ('Pedder of Ashton Lodge')
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