'Petley1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Petley (Petle) of Downe, Petley of Filston (Filson), Petley (Petle) of Halsted, Petley of Riverhead, Petley of Shoreham

John Petle, 1st of Downe, Kent (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272) named Richard by Berry
1. Richard Petle
  A. John Petle or Petley of Downe
m. Juliana Troumer (dau/heir of William Troumer or Trouermer of Downe)
  i. Thomas Petle or Petley (d c1421)
  m. Isabel
  a. John Petle or Petley
  m. Alice Brampton (dau/coheir of James Brampton)
  (1) John Petley of Downe (dspm temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  m. Christiana Philipott (dau/heir of Thomas Philipott)
  (A) Agnes Petley
  m. John Manning of Downe
  (B) daughter
  m. _ Bird of East Ham
  (C) daughter
  m. _ Cassinghurst
  (D) daughter
  m1. _ Smith
  m2. _ Childrens
  B. Richard Petley
  The above comes from HTSK (vol 2, 'Parishes: Downe'), which identifies William as ancestor of Petley of Filston in Shoreham & Riverhead in Sevenoke, supported by Berry. BLG1886 reports that the family "was originally seated at Downe (in Kent) and afterwards at Halsted and Riverhead." HTSK (vol 3, 'Parishes: Halsted') reports that William, second son of Richard, obtained Halsed by marriage to Alyce Bourchier but is unclear whether or not that William was of this generation or the next. We are following Berry in showing that William in the next generation rather than this one.
  m. Margaret
  i. John Petley
  ii. William Petle or Petley of Halsted, Kent (d 1528)
  m. Alyce Bourchier, heiress of Halsted
  HTSK (vol 3, 'Parishes: Halsted') reports that William & Alyce left 2 sons: Stephen & Thomas, "who was of Vielston, in Shoreham, and was ancestor of the branch of this family settled there, and of those now remaining at Riverhead, in Sevenoke". This seems to confirm that this William was the first mentioned by Visitation (1619). Berry supports that view.
  a. Stephen Petley of Halsted
  m1. Lora Brown of Sussex
  (1) Thomas Petley of Halsted (d c1554)
  m. Alice Hammond of St. Alban's
  (A) Thomas Petley of Halsted
  m. _ Polley of Shoreham
  (i) Thomas Petley, last of Halsted (a 1574)
  (2)+ 5 other sons
  m2. Anne Shelton
  (7) Ralph Petley
  (8) Matthew Petley
  m. _ Polley
  b. Thomas Petley of Filston (Vielston or Filson) in Shoreham, Kent
  m(2). _ Plumley
  (1) Thomas Petley of Filston
  m. Friswida (Frideswid) Playne of Tunbridge
  (A) William Petley (dsp)
  (B) Edward Petley
(i) George Petley
  (C) Thomas Petley of Filston (Filson) (a 1619)
  m1. Dorothea Bashford (dau of Michael Bashford (Beresford?) of Westram)
  (i) Michael Petley of Filston (b c1595)
  Visitation (1619) shows Michael and the undermentioned as children of this marriage. However, Visitation (Sir George Armytage 1906, Kent, 1663-8, Petley), which provides the following, shows Michael as son of Elizabeth Came. We follow the former as HTSK (vol 2, 'Parishes: Chelsfield) refers to Ralph as "his only son, by his second wife". This is supported by Berry.
  m. Mary Gilbourne (dau of Sir Edward Gilbourne of Shoram (Shoreham) by ?? Purefoy of Leicestershire)
  (a) Thomas Petley of Filston (Filson) (a 1663)
  m. Elizabeth Perry (dau/coheir of James Perry of Lenham)
((1)) James Petley (3rd son) had issue
  m. (after 1663?) Elizabeth Abbot of St. Mary Clay
  ((2)) Mary Petley
  m. (after 1663?) Richard Walter of Staplehurst
  ((3)) Elizabeth Petley (dsp)
  m. (after 1663?) Thomas Major
  ((4)) Katherine Petley
  m. (after 1663?) Benjamin Major
  ((5))+ other issue (a 1663) - Perry (b 1649?, d unm), Thomas (d unm), Anne, Dorothy
  (b) Michael Petley
  (ii)+ other issue - Thomas, William, Edward, Benetta, Elizabeth
  m2. Elizabeth Came (dau of Randolph Came or Cam of London)
  (vii) Ralph Petley of Riverhead - continued below
  BLG1886 confuses things slightly by showing that Ralph m. Elizabeth Cam rather than being her son. Berry omits a generation, showing this as the Ralph who married . Jane Selyard. Visitation (1663) shows this Ralph's wife as ...
  m. Frances Polhill of Otford



Ralph Petley of Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent - continued above
m. Frances Polhill of Otford see note above
1. Ralph Petley of Riverhead, Sheriff of Kent (b 1645, d 25.07.1704)
  m. (1667) Jane Seyliard (d 1698, au of Sir John Seyliard of Chiddingstone)
  A. Thomas Petley of Riverhead
m. Margaret Gifford (dau/coheir of Thomas Gifford)
  i. Ralph Petley of Riverhead (d unm 09.1751, 2nd son)
  ii.+ other issue (d unm) - Gifford, Jane
  B. John Petley
  m. Jane Lockyer
  i. Charles Petley of Chatham, later of Riverhead (d 07.1765)
  m. (13.06.1752) Elizabeth Paul (dau of Robert Paul of Ewart)
  a. Ralph Robert Carter Petley of Riverhead (d 19.06.1788)
  m. (06.05.1778) Elizabeth Campbell (d 10.1825, dau of Alexander Campbell of Poole)
  (1) Charles Carter Petley of Riverhead had issue
  m1. (06.11.1806) Annabella Macleod (d 03.12.1812, dau of Donald Macleod of Geanies)
m2. (09.07.1814) Ellen Woodgate (d 03.12.1839, dau of Henry Woodgate of Riverhill)
  (2) Horace Petley had issue
  m1. Elizabeth Sole of Plymouth
  m2. Sarah Twigg
  (3) John Cade Petley (Col.-Comm. RA) had issue
  m. Louisa Valverde de Calderon of Gibraltar
  (4)+ other issue - Elizabeth (d infant), Jane (d young)
b. Elizabeth Petley (dsp)
  m. Philip Cade of Greenwich
  c. Jane Petley
  m1. (30.04.1792) Kenneth McKenzie of Tarbat House (d 04.11.1796)
  m2. Donald Macleod of Geanies
  d.+ other issue - Charles (d 1760), John (d unm 1792), Twisden (d young), Judith (d unm)
  ii.+ other issue - Jane (d young), Jane (d unm)
  C. Ralph Petley (d unm)
  D. Jane Petley
  m1. Edmund Fowler of Ashe
  m2. (1706) Stephen Lushington
2. Francis Petley mentioned by Visitation (1663)

Main source(s): 'HTSK' above/below is short for 'The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent', produced by Edward Hasted in the late 1790s. It is available at BHO.
(1) For upper section : HTSK (vol 2, 'Parishes: Downe'), Visitation (Kent, 1619, Petley), CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p232+) with input/support as reported above
(2) For lower section : BLG1886 (Petley of Riverhead) with support from CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p233 & p388)
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