'Peers1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Peers of Alveston

MGH reports that "The family of Peers ...is said to have come from Wales". Historically, the family name was spelt in various ways including, as well as Peers, Peirs, Peairs, Perse, Peeres, Pears and Peares.
Richard Peers of Grinley, Worcestershire (d 20.02.1520)
m. Ann (d 22.09.1521)
1. William 'Moore' Peers (b c1472, bur 16.09.1552, Prior of Worcester)
2. Robert Peers of Bristol, later of Alveston in Warwickshire (bur 15.11.1550)
  m. Alice (bur 11.04.1547)
A. Edmund Peers of Alveston (bur 09.02.1606, 2nd son)
  m. (12.11.1576) Margaret Underhill (dau of Thomas Underhill of Nether Eatington)
  i. Thomas Peers of Alveston (bur 26.08.1646)
  m. (10.06.1612) Clare Benlows (bur 08.04.1636, dau of Andrew Benlows)
  a. Thomas Peers of Alveston
  m. (18.06.1650) Ann Burrell (dau/coheir of Abraham Burrell of Medlow)
  (1) Thomas Peers of Alveston (d 11.11.1722, 2nd son)
  m. (15.01.1680) Elizabeth Newsham (bur 10.06.1719, dau of Charles Newsham of Chadshunt)
  (A) Newsham Peers of Alveston (b 27.06.1684, dsp(s) 28.07.1743, Major General, 3rd son)
  m. Susannah Holt (bur 07.07.1753, dau/heir of Sir Charles Holt of Stoke Lyne)
  (B) Edmund Peers of Alveston (bpt 27.01.1687, bur 16.02.1766, 6th son)
  (i) Newsham Peers of Alveston & Chadshunt (b 04.03.1726, bur 29.03.1802)
  m. Elizabeth Gardiner of Oxfordshire (b c1737, d 13.01.1821)
  (a) Mary Eliza Peers (b 30.01.1768, bur 08.02.1795)
  m. (13.01.1790) Count Julianus Petris Caesar de Linnée (d 03.01.1796)
  ((1)) Henry Scacpole de Linnée of Everton House, Hampshire (b 20.07.1791, d 03.12.1861) had issue
  m1. (18.09.1819) Eliza M. Bricknell of Loughrea (d 04.1823)
m2. (sps) Eliza Higginson (dau of Major John Higginson of Spring Mount & Nappan)
  m3. (20.01.1849, sp) Maria Louisa Allen (dau of Mappe Allen of Lymington, widow of Major Charles Roberts of Everton House)
  ((2)) Edward de Linnée (bur 18.06.1794)
  ((3)) Augusta de Linnée (b 17.03.1792)
  m. (02.10.1827) Thomas Robinson (b 1783-4, d 02.08.1857, Vicar of Milford)
  (b) Louisa Peers (b 03.06.1772)
  m. (04.06.1805/6) Richard Adams of Wainsford (Captain)
  (c)+ other issue (d unm) - Newsham (b 20.08.1773, d infant), Newsham (b 21.06.1775, d infant), Amelia (b 01.04.1770, d 16.09.1837), Martha Anna Maria (b 26.04.1771, d 08.01.1787)
  (C)+ other issue - Thomas (b 02.1681, dvp 1706), Charles (dvpsp (infant?)), Charles (bpt 29.09.1685, bur 11.03.1686), John (bpt 04.01.1686, d 23.05.1728), Philip (bpt 22.04.1690, d 19.10.1751), Abraham (bpt 02.06.1691, bur 04.06.1692), William (bpt 17.06.1693, bur 22.07.1693), Jacob (bpt 06.12.1694, bur 08.05.1695), Elizabeth (b 18.04.1696, bur 13.11.1734), Anne (bpt 14.05.1698, bur 13.03.1699), Jane (bur 10.08.1726)
  (2)+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas, Benlows, Abraham, Anne (bpt 06.08.1615), Elizabeth
  b. Clare Peers (bpt 29.03.1626)
  m. William Attwood of Beverey
  c. Margaret Peers
  m. Anthony Attwood of Claines
  d.+ other issue - Edward (bpt 15.08.1630, dsp), Philip (MD, d in Maryland), Elizabeth (bpt 19.12.1628, bur 11.04.1639)
  ii. Isabel Peers (bpt 30.12.1578)
  m. Andrew Manton of Tilton
  iii. Rose Peers
  m. (10.01.1596) Edward Gravenor of Ansley
  iv. Jane Peers
  m. Nicholas Griffin of Broom Court
  v. Alice Peers
  m. Edward Bispham of Belinge
  vi. Mary Peers (bpt 27.02.1585)
  m. Thomas Field of Wetherock Hill
  vii. Ann Peers
  m. Daniel Sparray of Manuel Hall
  viii.+ other issue - William (bpt 25.01.1584), Edmund (bpt 07.12.1589), Elizabeth (bpt 27.02.1585, d infant), Martha (bpt 20.01.1583, bur 31.01.1583)
  B.+ other issue - John, Robert (dsp bur 24.05.1543), Elizabeth (dsp bur 17.04.1543)

Main source(s): MGH (NS4 vol 2 1908), 'A History of the Family of Peers of Alveston', p84+ & p104+)
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