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Families covered: Prideaux of Luson, Prideaux of Orcharton

Commoners provides 2 articles relevant to this family: Prideaux-Brune of Place (in volume 1) and Prideaux of Luson (in volume 4). In the first article, Commoners reports on how the Orcharton branch connected to the senior line of Prideaux of Prideaux (through the undermentioned Hickadon) and then follows the line of Adeston. In the second article, Commoners reports that the Prideaux of Luson descended from a Prideaux of Orcharton. The first section of this page is in 2 parts. The first part shows the alleged ancestry of the Prideaux of Orcharton as reported by Commoners (volume 1) but, as we do not support it (some of the reported marriages are highly suspect!), we show that in italics. The second part (of the first/upper section) shows what Vivian reports.
Hickadon or Herden or Herdon Prideaux
m. _ Orcharton (dau/heir of (Sir) Ralph Orcharton of Orcharton)
1. Sir Richard Prideaux of Orcharton
  m. Elizabeth Mortimer (dau of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March) the 1st Mortimer Earl of March was not born until 1287!
  A. Sir Jeffrey Prideaux of Orcharton (d 1243)
m. Isabella Montacute (dau of William Montacute, Earl of Salisbury) the 1st Montacute Earl of Salisbury was not born until 1301!
  i. Sir Piers Prideaux of Orcharton
  m. Joan Bigbury (dau of Sir William Bigbury)
a. Sir Ralph Prideaux of Orcharton
  m. Elizabeth Treverbin (dau of Sir Walter Treverbin)
  (1) Sir Roger Prideaux of Orcharton (d 1331-2) see ##1## below
  m. Elizabeth Clifford (dau of Sir John Clifford)
(A) Roger Prideaux of Orcharton
  (i) John Prideaux of Orcharton (a 1387)
  According to Commoners, John "having had the misfortune, while hunting, to kill his kinsman, Sir William Bigbury, was obliged to alienate the greater portion of his estate for the purpose of raising funds to procure his pardon." Commoners identifies John as ancestor of the Robert Prideaux of Orcharton who, by the daughter of Champernowe, was father of Thomas who was father of John of Luson. See ##2## below.
The above is shown for interest and to ensure that site viewers realise that we have considered & rejected it. Vivian shows Sir Roger's ancestry as follows although it should be noted that, instead of Prideaux, Vivian shows the family name as Pridyas or Pridias.
Geoffrey Prideaux
m1. Isabella Orcharton (d 1249, dau/heir of John de Orcharton)
1. Sir Roger Prideaux, Sheriff of Cornwall (a 1297)
  m. Gilda
  A. Peter Prideaux (d 1316)
m. Clarice (d 23.05.1349)
  i. Sir Roger Prideaux (b c1294, d before 1357, MP for Devon)
  m1. Clarice (d 23.05.1349, widow of Sir John Clifford)
  m2. Elizabeth Treverbyn (dau/coheir of Hugh de Treverbyn, m1/2. William de Raleigh)
  a. Sir Roger Prideaux, Sheriff of Devon (a 1340, dvp) see ##1## above
  m1. Elizabeth Clifford (dau of Sir John Clifford by Clarice)
  (1) Peter Prideaux (b c1343, d 1361)
  m. Catherine
  (A) William Prideaux (d infant)
  (2) Sir John Prideaux (d before 07.08.1403, MP)
  m. Elizabeth
  (A) Thomasia Prideaux
  (3) Sir Richard Prideaux of Orcharton, Devon (d 28.03.1408)
  m1. Jane Lercedekne
  (A) John Prideaux of Orcharton (b c1391, d before 1453)
  m. Elizabeth (m2. Robert Rokley)
  (i) John Prideaux of Orcharton
  (a) John Prideaux of Orcharton (d before 1522)
m1. _ Wortley (dau of Sir Thomas Wortley of Yorkshire)
  ((1)) Thomas Prideaux of Orcharton (d 10.05.1522)
  m1. Margaret Ferrars (dau of Martyn Ferrars of Feniton)
  ((A)) John Prideaux of Orcharton (b c1505, d 25.05.1567)
  m1. Elizabeth Coppleston (dau of Thomas Coppleston of Bowden)
  ((i)) Thomas Prideaux of Orcharton (b c1537, d before 1589)
  m. Elizabeth Hill (d by 1594, dau of Robert Hill of Shilston)
  ((a)) Sir Robert Prideaux, last of Orcharton (b c1550, a 1603) - continued below
  m. Grace (a 1590)
  ((b))+ other issue - Philip, Elizabeth
  ((ii))+ other issue - Philip, Agnes
  m2. Ellen Walrond (bur 26.08.1575, dau of Humphrey Walrond of Bradfield)
  m2. Margaret Copplestone (dau of John Copplestone of Yealmpton)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Prideaux
  m. Robert Stretchley
((C)) Elizabeth Prideaux (second of the name)
  m. John Steepe
  ((D)) Alice Prideaux
  m. Christopher Pytts
  ((2))+ other issue - Richard, William
  m2. Joan Fortescue (d c04.1548, dau of John Fortescue of Wymstone, relict of Thomas Cotterell of Washbourne, m3. Richard Troblefeld of Oure)
  ((4)) John Prideaux
m. Agnes Honychurch (dau of William Honychurch of Tavystock)
  ((A))+ issue - William, John
  ((5)) Joan Prideaux
  m. Thomas Paxwell of Dorset
  ((6)) Elizabeth or Isabell Prideaux
  m. William Cosby of Dartmouth
  (B) Martin Prideaux
  m2. Margery (m2. Edward Chymham)
(C) William Prideaux of Thurleston (d 1451)
  m. Joan Loveny
  (i) William Prideaux of Norden (b c1443)
  (4) Edith Prideaux
  m. Sir Thomas Scrobbahull or Scobhull
  m2. Joan Clifford (dau of Peter Clifford)
  b. John Prideaux of Adeston, Cornwall
  m. Joan Adeston (dau/coheir of Gilbert Adeston, m2. John Mules)
  c. Ida Prideaux
  B. Reginald Prideaux (d 1343, rector of Broadoke)
  C. Alice Prideaux (d 1338)
  m. Sir Richard Reskymer (d 1312)
  D. Lucy Prideaux
  m. Benedict Rereward
  E. Margaret Prideaux
  m. Richard Heligan
m2. Nichola de Bray (dau of Ingelgram de Bray)



Sir Robert Prideaux, last of Orcharton (b c1550, a 1603) - continued above
Vivian ends with Sir Robert, identifying his wife as Grace. As reported at ##2## above, Commoners (vol IV, Prideaux of Luson) starts the line of Luson with Thomas, identified as 2nd son of a Robert Prideaux of Orcharton by the daughter of Champernowne. Noting that the dates are not inconsistent with the presumption, we presume that Sir Robert & Grace were the same people as Robert & _ Champernowne. HOWEVER, to our knowledge this has not been proved and so it should be viewed as speculative.
m. Grace Champernowne
1. Thomas Prideaux (2nd son)
  A. John Prideaux of Luson
  m. Mary Jago (dau of Walter Jago of Dartmouth)
  i. Arthur Prideaux of Luson
  m. Elizabeth Parnell (dau of Arthur Parnell of Woodleigh)
  a. Arthur Parnell Prideaux
  m. _ Shillabur (dau of Thomas Shillabur of Harborton Ford)
  (1) Elizabeth Prideaux
  m. John Honsleigh of Yealmpton
  (2)+ other issue - 5 sons (dsp), Susan
  b. Elizabeth Prideaux (dsp)
  m. Francis Holdsworth of Modbury
  ii. Walter Prideaux 'of Totnes' (b 16.10.1676)
  m. Dorothy Ball (dau of William Ball of Dartmouth)
  a. George Prideaux (b 06.06.1707)
  m1. (1740) Elizabeth Adams (dau of Rev. Thomas Adams of Blackawton by Patience, niece of Lord Chancellor King)
  (1) Walter Prideaux (b 02.08.1741, d 1830)
  m. (1765) Elizabeth Harrell (dau of Thomas Harrell)
  (A) Walter Prideaux of Kingsbridge (b 11.02.1769, a 1840)
  m. (19.10.1791) Sarah Were (dau of Robert Were of Runnington Manor)
  (i) Robert Prideaux (b 1793, dsp 1830, 2nd son)
  m. Ann Billing (dau of Robert Billing of Trevollard House)
  (ii) William Prideaux (b 1796, d 02.1825)
  m. (1823) Elizabeth Reynolds (dau of William Foster Reynolds of Carshalton House)
  (a) William Reynolds Prideaux (b 07.1825)
  (iii)+ other issue - Walter (b 05.10.1792), George (b 1794), Samul (b 1803), Elizabeth
  m2. Dorothy Wells
  (2) George Prideaux (b 1744)
  m. Anna Cookworthy of Plymouth
  (A) Philip Cookworthy Prideaux (2nd son) had issue
  m. (1799) Esther Bowden
  (B) William Prideaux had issue
  m. Mary Cowles Austin
  (C) Walter Prideaux had issue
  m. Sarah Hall Hingston
  (D) Sarah Prideaux
  m. Robert Philip Fox of Wadebridge
  (E) Dorothy Prideaux
  m. Samuel Tregelles
  (F) Rachel Cookworthy Prideaux
  m. Robert Were Fox of Exeter
  (G)+ other issue - George of Plymouth, Charles
  (3) Dorothy Prideaux (b 1745)
  m. Henry B. Harris
  (4) Mary Prideaux (b 1747)
  m. Christopher Hellyer
m3. (1753) Jane Morris (dau of Joseph Morris of Ringwood)
  (5) John Prideaux (b 1758)
  m. Lydia Fox (dau of James Fox of Plymouth)
  (A)+ 6 children
  b. William Prideaux (b 1715, 3rd son)
  (1)+ 3 sons and 3 daughters
  c. Roger Prideaux 'of Kingsbridge' (b 1722, 6th son) had issue "several children"
  m. Catherine (probably not Bridget) Ilbert (dau of William Ilbert of Bowringsleigh by Bridget, dau of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham Castle by Anne, dau of James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon)
  d. Sarah Prideaux
  m. John Savory of Thilstone (Shilston)
  e. Dorothy Prideaux
  m. William Cole
  f.+ other issue (dsp) - Walter, John, Samuel, Humphrey, Thomas, Elizabeth (d unm)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Prideaux of Prideaux) with some support from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, Prideaux of Padstow) with contradiction from Commoners (vol 1, Prideaux-Brune of Place)
(2) For lower section : Commoners (vol IV, Prideaux of Luson)
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