'Prouse1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Prowse of Barnstaple, Prouse (Prouz) of Chagford, Prouz (Prouse) of Eastervale, Prowse of Tiverton

Throughout the pedigree Vivian spells the family "Prouz" but nevertheless names the page using "Prouse".
Peter Prouz of Eastervale
m. Mary Redvers (dau/heir of William Redvers, Earl of Devonshire, widow of Sir Robert Courtenay)
1. William Prouz
  A. Walter Prouz
  m. _ Dinham (dau of Lord Dinham)
  i. William Prouz
m. _ Gidley (dau/heir of Giles de Gidley)
  a. Sir William Prouz of Gidley
  m. Alice Ferrers (dau/heir of Sir Fulk Ferrers of Throwleigh)
  (1) Sir William Prouz, Sheriff of Devon
  m. Alice Widworthy (dau/heir of Sir Hugh Widworthy)
  (A) Alice Prouz
m1. Sir Roger Mules or Meoles
  m2. Sir John Damerell
  (2) Sir Richard Prouz of Ashton
  (A) John Prouz
  (B) Thomazine Prouz
m. Sir John Chudleigh
  (3) Sir Hugh Prouz of Widworthy
  (4) William Prouz of Eastervale
  m. Ellen Pont (dau of Jeffry Pont of Eastervale)
(A) William Prouz
  m. Anstice Wadscott (dau of Reginald Wadscott of Chagford)
  (i) John Prouz 'of Chagford'
  m. Maud Cruwys (dau of John Cruwys of Cruwys)
  (a) John Prouz 'of Esterval'
  m. Agnes Bampfield (dau of Thomas Bampfield of Poltimore)
  ((1)) Richard or Nicholas Prouz
  m. Margaret Norton (dau of William Norton of Newton Ct. Cyres)
  ((A)) John Prouz of Chagford (d 24.09.1526)
m. Joan Orchard (dau/heir of John Orchard)
  ((i)) Lawrence Prouz of Chagford - continued below
  m. Agnes Cole (dau of William Cole of Colehanger)
  ((i)) Christopher Prouz (a 1526)
  m. Ellinor
  ((a)) Mary Prouz (a 1526)
  (b) Joan Prouz
  m. William Budockshyde



Lawrence Prouz or Prous of Chagford (b c1480, d 04.01.1548) - continued above
Somewhat arbitrarily, from this point we change our spelling of the family name from "Prouz" to the modern "Prouse".
m. Agnes Cole (dau of William Cole of Colehanger)
1. John Prouse Vivian reports that John dvp but shows that he was living in 1562!
  m. Agnes Cob (dau of William Cob of Norfolk)
A. John Prouse of Chagford (b c1527, a 1548)
  m. Margaret Southcott (dau of John Southcott of Indehoe)
  i. John Prouse of Chagford
  m. Philip Harriss (dau of John Harriss of Lanrest, m2. Jenkin Franklin of Wales)
  a. Humphry Prouse of Chagford (bur 24.04.1648)
  m1. (17.06.1604) Catherine Arscott (dau of Tristram Arscott of Annery)
  (1) John Prouse (bpt 26.10.1608, dsp bur 26.05.1664, 2nd son)
  m. Judith (a 1664)
(2) Elizabeth Prouse
  m. (01.013.1634-5) William Sandford
  (3) Philipp Prouse
  m. (06.01.1637-8) Richard Courtenay
  (4)+ other issue - Tristram (bpt 22.03.1606-7, a 1620, dsp), Humphry (bur 15.03.1616-7), Humphrey (bur 20.10.1622), Catherine (bur 14.09.1622)
m2. (c08.1620) Honor Bellew (bur 09.04.1641, dau of Richard Bellew of Ash Rogue, widow of Richard Copleston of Woodland)
  b. Margaret Prouse
  m. William Newcomb of Drewes Teynton
  c. Philip(pa) Prouse
  m. John Worth of Barstaple
  d. Catherine Prouse
  m. Robert Rogers of Swansey
  e.+ other issue - Nicholas (bur 08.08.1650), Ann (bur 06.10.1658)
  ii. Mary Prouse
  m. James Carey of Clovelly
  iii. Dorothy Prouse
  m. Pascho Blackmore
  iv. Tomazine Prouse
  m. William Harding of Combmartyn
  B. Elizabeth Prouse
2. Katherine Prouse
  m. _ Trowbridge
3.+ other issue - William, Richard



The Arms shown for the following family are the same as for the above family. Vivian starts with 2 brothers.
?? Prowse
1. John Prowse of Tiverton
m. _ White (dau/heir of _ White of Tiverton)
  A. John Prowse of Tiverton (b c1547, a 1586)
  m. _ Colleck (dau/heir of _ Colleck of Tiverton)
  i. Richard Prowse of Tiverton (bpt 11.01.1568-9)
  m. Elizabeth Staplehill (dau/coheir of Hugh Staplehill of Bremble in Ashton)
  a. John Prowse of Tiverton (b c1595, a 1620)
  b. Richard Prowse (bpt 28.08.1599) had issue
  m. (c07.1623) Dorothy Wood (dau of Herny Wood of Culmstock)
  c. George Prowse (bpt 26.11.1609)
  B. Robert Prowse, Mayor of Barnstaple (d 29.06.1591)
m. (05.10.1573/8) Jane Wichalles (dau of Nicholas Wichalles of Barnstable, m2. Jasper Bridgman)
  i. Humfry Prowse of Barnstaple (bpt 24.03.1584-5, a 1620)
  m. (c09.1617) Grace Legg (dau of William Legg of Lime Regis)
  a. Robert Prowse (b c1618, a 1620)
  ii. Phillipa Prowse
  m. (11.10.1603) John Worth
  iii.+ other issue - Robert (bur 01.04.1582), Mary (bpt 27.12.1588), Elizabeth (bpt 030.4.1592), Jone (bur 02.02.1580-1)
  C. Richarda Prowse (bur 28.12.1604)
  m1. (Richard) Waldron
  m2. (04.05.1580, sp) Roger Gifford
  D. Wilmot Prowse
  m. Roger Colman
  E.+ other issue (a 1586) - Thomas, Richard, George
2. Robert Prowse of Tiverton
  m. _ Tucker
  A. Richard Prowse of Tiverton (a 1620)
  m. ?? of Tiverton
  i.+ issue - Robert, Richard, Thomas, George, John, Edward, Richard(a), Jone, Ellinor

Main source(s):
(1) For upper & middle sections : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Prouse of Chagford)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Prowse of Barnstaple and Tiverton)
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