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Families covered: Plunket of Newton, Phesant of Tottenham, Pheasant of Upwood, Pordage of Rodmersham, Pepperell of Massachusetts

BP1934 reports that "This family claims to be a branch of the old Irish house of Plunkett."
Rev Patrick Plunket of Edinburgh (b 1684, d 1760)
1. Thomas Plunket of Glennan & Dublin (minister)
m. Mary Conyngham (dau of David Conyngham of Letterkenny)
  A. Patrick Plunket of Dublin
  m. Louisa Henry (dau of Joseph Henry of Straffan)
  B. William Conyngham Plunket, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 1st Lord Plunket of Newton (co Cork) (b 01.07.1765, d 05.01.1854, 4th son)
  m. (20.10.1790) Katherine McCausland (d 14.03.1821, dau of John McCausland of Strabane)
  i. Thomas Span Plunket, 2nd Lord Plunket of Newton, Bishop of Tuam, Killala & Anchory (b 27.06.1792, dspms 19.10.1866) had issue
  m. (26.10.1819) Louisa Jane Foster (d 14.01.1893, dau of John William Foster of Fanevalley)
  ii. John Span Plunket, 3rd Lord Plunket of Newton (b 1793, d 16.04.1871) had issue
  m. (05.04.1824) Charlotte Bushe (d 11.09.1886, dau of Lord Chief Justice Charles Kendal Bushe)
  iii. David Plunket (d 12.09.1868)
  m. (27.12.1837) Louisa Busby (d 27.08.1895, dau of Robert Aldridge Busby)
  iv. Patrick Plunket (d 07.1859, judge, 5th son) had issue
  m. (24.05.1838) Maria Eliza Atkinson (d 1892, dau of John Atkinson of Dublin, m2. Col. Henry Musters of Brianstown)
  v. Robert Plunket (b 11.03.1802, d 14.05.1867, dean of Tuam, rector of Headfort) had issue (daus)
  m. (27.03.1830) Mary Lynch-Blosse (d 1886, dau of Sir Robert Lynche-Blosse, 8th Bart)
  vi. Elizabeth Plunket (b 1804, d 03.04.1825)
  m. (05.04.1824) Rev. Sir Francis Lynch-Blosse, 9th Bart (d 05.07.1840)
  vii. Isabella Katherine Plunket (b c1808, d 03.08.1857)
  m. (1846) Henry Quin of Burleigh
  viii.+ other issue - William Conyngham (d unm 09.1857, rector of Bray), Catherine (d 17.10.1868), Louisa (d 11.03.1898)
  C.+ other issue
2.+ other issue



Stephen Phesant of Tottenham, Middlesex
1. Jasper Phesant of Tottenham
  m. _ Heveningham (dau of _ Heveningham of Heveningham)
  A. Peter Phesant of Barkwith then Hackthorn (a 1561, 1589, of Gray's Inn)
  m. (06.07.1578) Jane Fulnetby (dau/coheir of Sir Vincent Fulnetby of Fulnetby)
  i. Peter Phesant or Pheasant of Upwood, Huntingdonshire (bpt 23.11.1584, d 01.10.1649, of Gray's Inn, Recorder of London)
  m. Mary Bridges (bur 21.06.1662, dau of Richard Bridges of Combe)
a. Stephen Phesant or Pheasant of Upwood (b 22.05.1617, bur 31.05.1657, of Gray's Inn)
  m1. Sarah (bur 03.05.1654)
  Maddison ends with the next generation but does not mention Walter. VCH (Huntingdonshire, vol 2, 'Parishes: Upwood') reports that Stephen was succeeded by ...
  (1) Walter Pheasant of Upwood (d 1668)
  m. (c1665) Ann Hadley
  (A) Peter Phesant (d infant)
  (2) Peter Pheasant of Upwood (bur 20.05.1682)
  VCH provides the following.
  m. Mary Leman (dau of Sir William Leman, Bart, of Warboys & Northaw by Mary Mansel)
  (A) Peter Pheasant of Upwood (bur 1703)
  (i) William Pheasant of Upwood (a 1707, dsp?)
(ii) Mansel Pheasant (dsp? bur 1723, Captain)
  (3) Mary Phesant (b 1649)
  m. (c04.1669) Thomas Crispe of London
  (4)+ other issue - Sarah (bur 02.07.1653), Anne (bpt 16.10.1652), Susan (bpt 1654), Sarah (bpt 1655)
  This appears to be the Stephen, eldest son of Peter of Upwood, who is shown by 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John NichoÏs, vol 2, part 2, 1798, 'Pedigree of Staveley and Stanton of West Langton', p664) as (also) married to ...
  m2. Mary Staveley (dau/heir of Arthur Staveley, widow of Francis Stanton of Birchmore)
  (8) Susanna Pheasant (d unm)
  (9) Constance Pheasant
  m. John Overton of Esington
  b.+ other issue - Nathaniel, Mary, Susan, Margaret
  ii. Thomas Phesant (bpt 10.02.1585-6)
iii. Jane Phesant
  m. Augustine Swafield of Rutland
  iv. Elizabeth Phesant (bur 17.09.1617)
  m. John Wharfe of Brigg
  v. Susan Phesant
  m. John Phipps of Yorkshire
  B. Thomas Phesant of Ireland
  i. Catherine Phesant
  m. George Harewood of London
  C. Elizabeth Phesant
  m. _ Barker or Baker of London (goldsmith)
  D. Margaret Phesant
  m. Sir Stephen Slaney (alderman of London)
  E. Dorothy Phesant
  m. _ Sewell



BHO ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent', Vol 6, Parishes: Rodmersham) suggests that the original name of the following family was de Podach.
John Podage alias Pordage
m. Katherine Buns
1. William Pordage of Rodmersham, Kent
  m. Mary Barrowe (dau of John Barrowe of Hinxill)
  A. Solomon Pordage of Rodmersham
m. Ursula Woodcock (dau of Randolph Woodcock, alderman of London)
  i. Sir William Pordage of Rodmersham (a 1615, dsp) probably the Sir William who married ...
  m. Mary Gage (dau of Thomas Gage of Furle, m2. Thomas Ashfield of Chesham)
  ii. Thomas Pordage of Rodmersham
  m. Margaret Collins (dau/heir of Henry Collins of Sussex)
  a. Thomas Pordage of Rodmersham
  m. Anne Ive (dau/heir of John Ive son/heir of Sir Marke)
  (1) William Pordage or Porridge, last of Rodmersham (2nd son)
  (2)+ other issue (a 1663) - John (b c1648), Anne, Elizabeth, Frances
  b. Elizabeth Pordage (d 1658) possibly of this generation
  m. John Petre of Fidlers (d 1696)
  B.+ other issue - John, Edward, Elizabeth, Sara, Frances
2. Joane Pordage possibly of this generation, married twice?
  m1. William Steed of Harrietsham (d 1574)
  m2. Francis Colepeper of Greenway Court (b c1538, d 1591)



Whereas BEB1841 reports that Sir William, 1st Bart, was "descended from a Cornish family, but a native by birth of New England, his great-grandfather having settled there", TCB identifies him as son of the following William "who emigrated from Tavistock, Devon" (to Massachussetts) having "from a penniless fisherman" become "a great shipowner and merchant".
William Pepperell (d 1734)
m. Margaret Bray
1. Sir William Pepperell of Massachusets (North America), Bart (b 27.06.1696, d 06.07/22.08.1759, Lt. General)
  m. (06.03.1723) Mary Hirst (d 25.11.1789, dau of Grove Hirst of Boston, New England)
  A. Andrew Pepperell (b c1726, dvp unm 1751)
  B. Elizabeth Pepperell
  m. Nathaniel Sparhawk ("a merchant of New England")
  i. Nathaniel Sparhawk
a. son ("residing in America")
  ii. Sir William Sparhawk, later Pepperrell, Bart (d 13/.12.1816)
  Sir William's baronetcy was a new creation.
  m. (12/13.11.1767) Elizabeth Royall (dau of Hon. Isaac Royall of Massachusetts)
  a. William Royall Pepperell (b 05.07.1775, d unm 27.09.1798)
  b. Elizabeth Royall Pepperell
m. Henry Hutton (rector of Beaumont, Essex)
  c. Mary Pepperell
  m. William Congreve of Congreve & Aldermanston (dsp)
  d. Harriet Pepperell
  m. Sir Charles Thomas Palmer of Wanlip Hall, Bart
  iii. Mary Sparhawk
  m. Charles Jervis of Boston
  iv.+ other issue - Samuel, Andrew
2. Miriam Pepperell probably of this generation
  m. Andrew Tyler of Boston
  A. Catherine Tyler (b 12.08.1728)
  m. (18.01.1757) David Ochterlony, later in Boston, New England (d 1765)

Main source(s):
(1) For Plunket (uploaded 02.03.13) : BP2003 (Plunket of Newton), BP1934 (Plunket)
(2) For Phesant (uploaded 01.05.13) : Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees (1903-6, Phesant of Barkwith)
(3) For Pordage (uploaded 01.05.13) : Visitation (Kent, 1574, Pordage), Visitation (Sir George Armytage (1906), Kent, 1663-8, Pordage)
(4) For Pepperell (uploaded 23.05.13) : BEB1841 ('Pepperell of Massachusetts' & 'Pepperell of Boston in the Province of Massachusetts') with some support from TCB (vol 5, Pepperell of Massachusetts & Pepperell of Boston)
[The section on Perry has been moved to Perry1.]
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