'Spry1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sprye of Cutcrewe, Sprye of Millbrook, Sprie (Spry) of Tillond, Sprye of Stoke Damerell, Sprie of Tencreke

Commoners reports that "This ancient family, whose name had been variously written De Spre, De Spray, De Sprey, Spreye, Sprie, Sprye, and Spry, was seated at a very early period in the county of Devon".
Thomas Sprye or Sprie of Cutcrewe (from Devon to Cornwall)
m. Catharine Bake (dau of John Bake of Lanrake)
1. Thomas Sprie of Tillond
m. Elizabeth Trenowth (dau/coheir of John Trenowth of Tillond)
  A. Hugh Sprie or Spry of Tillond
  m. Margaret Debill (dau of John Debill of Insworth)
  i. Thomas Sprie of Tillond & Bodmin (a 1620)
  m. Catharine Ashford (dau of Arthur Ashford of Wonwell)
  Commoners, supported by BLG1863 ('Spry of Place'), shows Thomas & Catherine as parents of Arthur, Thomas, Henry & Robert with Arthur being the MP who was of Place. However, we follow Vivian, which is supported by HoP ("Arthur Spry") in showing him here (where his mother Ann is a sister of Catharine Ashford and his grandmother appears to be a sister of the above Margaret Debill).
  ii. Joan Sprie
  m. John Meriel or Meriet
iii.+ other issue - Hugh, Edward
  B. Edward Sprie of Tencreke, Cornwall
  m. Alice Benney (m2. Thomas Elford)
  i. Thomas Sprie of Tencreke (a 1620)
  m. Anne Vashmont (dau of John Vashmont of Cornwall)
  a.+ issue (a 1620) - John (b 1602), Edward, George, Elizabeth
  ii. Peter Sprie of Mewden in Mawnen, Cornwall
  Commoners reports that Peter dsp but Vivian indicates that he had issue by each of his wives.
  m1. Prudence Prideaux (dau of Richard Prideaux of Thewborow, Devon)
  m2. (10.10.1614) Martha Erisey of Cornwall
  m3. _ Kestell or Castle or Castell of Cornwall
  m4. Christian Roskruge (bur 14.08.1700, dau of John Roskruge of Roskruge)
  iii. Sir Henry Sprie (d before 01.12.1627)
  m. Frances (a 1627)
  iv. John Sprie
  m. Ann Trencreke (bur 09.04.1621)
  a.+ 2 sons (a 1620)
v. daughter
  m. _ Stiler
  C. Catharine Sprie
  m. John Kemp of Levithan
  D. Joan Sprie
  m. Peter Burdon or Burden
  E. Agnes Sprie
m. Robert Trelawny possibly here?
2. John Sprye of Cutcrewe
  m1. Catharine Trenowth (dau/coheir of John Trenowth of Tillond)
  A. Edward Sprye (a 1552)
  B. Elizabeth Sprye
  m. John Vashmont or Vashment
  m2. Elizabeth Hendy (a 1552, dau of John Hendy)
  C. Oliver Sprye or Spry of Cutcrewe
  Commoners reports that Oliver "was presumed to have been ancestor of the Sprys of Boyton and Exeter".
  m. Elizabeth Debell (dau of John Debell of Insworth)
  D. Robert Sprye of Millbrook, Cornwall
  m. Jane Smith of Loscawen (Lescawen)
  i. John Sprye of Millbrook (b 1594, d 1672)
  m. (26.01.1646) Thomazine Johnson (d 03.03.1701)
  a. Edward Sprye of Millbrook
  m. (19.03.1688) Magdalen Deeble of Insworth
  (1) John Sprye of Millbrook (bpt 01.03.1691)
  m. (c1724) Margaret
  (A)+ issue - Anne, Magdalen
(2) Edward Sprye of Millbrook & Stoke Damarell (b 05.03.1695, bur 15.02.1788)
  m. (03.01.1720) Elizabeth Binney (d 24.07.1745, dau of T. Binney)
  (A) John Sprye of Stoke Damarell (b 1733, d 03.09.1799, youngest surviving son)
  m. Margaret Brooking (b 1739, d 11.02.1803, dau of William Brooking of Pumphleet)
  (i) John Sprye (b 29.05.1764, vicar of Ugborough)
  m. (13.01.1788) Ann (b 13.10.1764)
  (a) Richard Samuel Sprye (Captain, 2nd son) had issue
  m. Henrietta Digby Fowell (dau of Rev. John Digby Fowell of Black Hall)
  (b) Mary Emily Sprye
  m. Wlliam Baker Beare (vicar of Morebath, curate of Upton, son of Montague Baker Beare of Morebath House by Anne, dau of Rev. T.E. Clarke of Trimlitt Hosue)
  (c)+ other issue - Frederick (Captain), Anne
  (ii) Jane Sprye
  m. Reuben Rendle of Plymouth (bur 1836)
  (a)+ issue - Reuben Sprye of Buckland Monachorum (cleric), Edmond of Plymouth (had issue), John William of Plymouth (had issue)
  (iii)+ other issue (d young)
  (B)+ other issue (d unm) - Edward of Plymouth (bpt 26.02.1727), Binney (b 1729), others (d infant)
(3) Susananh Sprye (bpt 26.12.1689)
  m. (01.09.1721) Thomas Holmes of Plymouth
  ii.+ other issue - Robert in Plymouth, Mary/Susannah
  E. John Sprye of Trewinney in Mevegesey, Cornwall
  m. Catherine Cundye
  i. Thomas Spry of Mevegesy
m. Elizabeth Pyne (dau of Hugh (sb Philip?) Pyne of East Downe)
  a.+ issue - John (b c1616, a 1620), Edward, George, Elizabeth
  ii.+ other issue - John, Lewis, Richard, Oliver
  F. Alice Sprye
  m. John Trewbody of Treworrick
  G. Joan Sprye
  m. John Debyll of Insworth
  H. Eliza Sprye
  m. John Galston or Golston of Plymouth
3. Katherine Spry (a 1552)
4. Alice Spry (a 1552)
  m. William Scawen (a 1540)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 4, 'Spry of Place', p691+) with some input/support from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Spry', p434+)
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