Sir Peter Prideaux, 3rd Baronet

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Arms of Prideaux: Argent, a chevron sable in chief a label of three points gules[1]

Sir Peter Prideaux, 3rd Baronet (1626–1705), of Netherton in the parish of Farway,[2] near Honiton, Devon, was an English politician.

Origins[edit]

He was the 4th but eldest surviving son and heir of Sir Peter Prideaux, 2nd Baronet (1596–1682), of Netherton, MP for Honiton in 1661 and Sheriff of Devon in 1662, by his wife Susan Paulet (d.1673), daughter of Sir Anthony Paulet (1562–1600) of Hinton St George,[3] Somerset, Governor of Jersey, and sister of John Poulett, 1st Baron Poulett (born c. 1585).[4]

Career[edit]

He was a Member of Parliament for Honiton, Devon, in 1661, for Liskeard,[5] Cornwall, in 1661, and for St Mawes 22 June 1685.[6]

Marriage & progeny[edit]

In 1645 he married Elizabeth Grenville (d.1692), eldest daughter of Sir Bevil Grenville (1596-1643) lord of the manors of Bideford in Devon and Stowe, Kilkhampton in Cornwall and sister of John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath.[7] By his wife he had 4 sons and 6 daughters including:

  • Sir Edmund Prideaux, 4th Baronet (1647-1720), eldest son and heir, of Netherton.
  • Peter Prideaux (1651-1712), 2nd son, who was educated at Exeter College, Oxford and was later a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford. He died unmarried.
  • John Prideaux (1655-1706) of Solden, Holsworthy, 3rd son, MP for Newport, Cornwall in 1700. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He married firstly his cousin Anne Prideaux (d.1703), daughter and heiress of Humphrey Prideaux of Soldon, and secondly to Katherine Kelland, daughter of John Kelland of Painsford and widow of John Coffin of Portledge, Alwington. He died without progeny.
  • Roger Prideaux (1657-1685), 4th son, educated at Exeter College, Oxford

Death, burial & monument[edit]

He died on 22 November 1705 and was buried two days later in St Michael's Church, Farway,[8] where survives his mural monument.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vivian, Heraldic Visitations of Devon, p. 616
  2. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.622, pedigree of Prideaux
  3. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.621
  4. ^ Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.35
  5. ^ Vivian, p.622
  6. ^ http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/prideaux-peter-1626-1705
  7. ^ Vivian, p.622
  8. ^ Vivian, p.622
  9. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.447