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Families covered: Somaster (Summaster) of Painsford (Paynsford), Somaster of Wydcombe

Richard Malduit alias Somaster (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
m. Joane de Heanton (dau/heir of William de Heanton of Old Port, Modbury)
1. Richard Somaster
m. Margery Herewards (dau/heir of John Herewarde)
  A. Adam Somaster of Wydcombe, Devon
  m. Julyan Prideaux (dau of Sir John Prideaux)
  i. John Somaster of Wydcombe 'of Painsford
  m. _ Jacob of Somerset
  a. John Somaster of Wydcombe 'of Painsford' (d 1535)
m1. Elizabeth Holbeame (dau of John Holbeame of Holbeame)
  (1) Jane Somaster
  m. Thomas Sweetland of Exeter
m2. Jane Dillon (a 1535, dau of Nicholas Dillon of Chimwell)
  (2) William Somaster of Painsford (Summaster of Peneford) (b 1507-8, d 29.06.1589)
  m. Katherine Fortescue (dau of Henry Fortescue of Pruceston (Preston))
  (A) John Somaster of East Allington had issue
  m. Elizabeth (a 1605)
  (B) Henry Somaster of Painsford (d 10.01.1606, 3rd son)
  m. (18.12.1583) Alice Arundell (bur 13.02.1622-3, dau/coheir of John Arundell of Trerise)
  (i) Sir Samuel Somaster of Painsford (b c1592, a 1620)
  m1. (06.01.1607-8) Frances Strowde (bur 09.04.1628, dau of Sir William Strowde of Newingham)
  (a) George Somaster (bpt 15.11.1612)
  m. (c09.1635) Anna Sweetland of Ashprington
  (b) Mary Somaster (b c1611)
  m. (20.08.1633) Joseph Martin (Chancellor of Exeter, judge)
  (c)+ other issue - Henry (b c1613, Captain), William (bpt 27.08.1615, Captain), Samuel (bpt 28.04.1621), Francis (bpt 09.04.1623), Frances (bur 18.01.1616-7), Sarah (bpt 10.03.1617-8), Elizabeth (bpt 16.02.1619-20, bur 24.02.1619-20), Grace (bpt 08.08.1621)
  m2. (01.09.1629) Dorothy (widow of _ Wise)
  (k)+ other issue - Samson (bpt 03.04.1613), Gustavus (bpt 06.05.1632), Dorothy (bpt 02.03.1633-4, bur 11.01.1634-5)
  (ii) John Somaster (a 1605)
  (iii) Rebecca Somaster
  m. (c11.1614) Nicholas Burton of Pendennis Castle
(C) Anne Somaster (a 1605)
  m. John Tregunnell of Dorset
  (D) Elizabeth Somaster (a 1605)
  m. John Bonvile
  (E)+ other issue (a 1605, dsp) - Thomas (rector of Beer Ferrers, Archdeacon of Cornwall), George
  (3) Joane Somaster
  m. John Ford of Ashburton
  (4) Radigund (sb Mary?) Somaster
  m. John Trevanion of Trevanion (Trevalster)
  (5) Grace Somaster
  m. (27.01.1541-2) Richard Fowell of Fowelscombe
(6) Margaret Somaster
  m. John Cliff
  (7)+ other issue - John, Richard, Nicholas
  b. Alice Somaster
  m. Walter Geere of Heavitree
  c.+ other issue - William, Walter
  ii. Elizabeth Somaster
BLG1952 (Speke of Jordans) shows an Elizabeth, probably of this generation, who married three times as follows. Note the possible confusion with another Elizabeth Somester who m. a John Coleshill.
  m1. Sir John Speke of White Lackington (Whitelackington), etc. (b c1442, d 28.04.1518)
  m2. John Coleshill of Exeter
  m3. Richard Uncle of Exeter
  B. William Somaster of Netherexe 'of Mydrykes'
  m. Elizabeth Prideaux (dau of Sir John Prideaux)
  i. John Somaster of Netherexe (d 29.10.1502)
  ii. Johanna Somaster
  m. _ Limpenny
  iii. Margaret Somaster
  m. Edmond Curtis of Pill

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Somaster of Painsford)
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