Re: PERIAM in England 1550
To anyone with links to the Periam family. Found work on the Periam family tree (from around AD 1529). I don't think there is any link to my family (amongst some Newson-Smith papers) and assume that a family member was helping someone else put a tree together - they are some old papers transposing some even older ones.
I have transposed here in the hope that it may be of use to others (and apologies for any mistakes - papers illegible in parts and cuts off at what appears to be some missing pages). The question marks refer to words I could not read.
Pedigree of the Periam Family from AD 1529
Pedigree of the Periam Family down to the times of my grandfather John Periam Rector of Lathbury(?), Northamptonshire.
William Periam Esq. descended from an ancient (?) and gentile family AD 1529.
He married and had issue John Periam Esq. deservedly stated by Dr. Fuller in his Church History, a princely merchant who by Margaret his wife, daughter and co-heir of Robert Hone of Ottery St Mary in Devon, Esq. had issue - three sons : William, John, Edward; and one daughter Thomasina married to John Hakewill of Exon(?) merchant, by whom she had three sons:
• 1st the famous William Hakewill of Lincoln’s Inn(?) Esq. and
• 2nd John Hakewill of Exon(?) Esq.
• 3rd the Reverend and ?? Dr George Hakewill, Rector of Exeter College in Oxon.
William Periam (born 1534), the eldest son was bred(?) a lawyer in the Middle Temple.
He was one of the Justices of the Common Pleas and afterwards Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and knighted.
He married three wives but died without issue male 1604 in the 70th year of his age. His first wife was Margery, daughter and heir of John Holcot(?) of Berks Esq. His second wife was Anna (Agneta), daughter of John Parker of North Molton in Devon Esq.
His third wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Knight, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. He had issue only by his third wife, four daughters:
• Mary (died 1606)married to the famous antiquary Sir William Pole of Devon, Knight,
• Elizabeth (died 1633) married to Sir Robert Basset of Umberley, Devon, Knight. (b 1574, d 1672)
• Jane (1572-1625 or 1640) married to Thomas Pointer Esq., son and heir of Sir Gabriel Pointer of Essex, Knight. Afterwards to Thomas Docwra Esq. of Hertfordshire (son-John Docwra born 1600 died 1605)
• Anne, married to William Williams Esq. son and heir to Sir John Williams of Dorset, Knight.
John Periam Esq. the second son married Elizabeth daughter of Roger Prideaux of Solden (?) in Devon Esq. and died old(?) without issue male at an advanced age. He had three daughters:
• Mary married to Richard Reynel Esq. he was a eminent lawyer of the Middle Temple and fourth son of George Reynell Esq. of Malston in Devon. Daughter (born 1593?) Elizabeth married Thomas Tuckfield of Devon (Crediton?)
• Elizabeth married to Edward (Edmund?) Speccot (?) Esq. brother of Sir John Speccot of Thornbury in Devon, Knight.
• Jane married to Walter Young of Culliton in Devon Esq.
This John Periam was a noble benefactor to the chambers of Exeter and to the college of the same name in Oxon where the buildings erected by him in 1618 still retain his name and in the hall there his picture is hung up in the robes of a magistrate so it is also in one of the Council Chambers of Oxon.
Edward the youngest son continued the line. He was first(?) a clergyman died in 1654 in the 102nd year of his age. He had issue by his wife who was of the name of Perry and sister to the Reverend Robert Perry, Rector of Holdsworthy in Devon. Two sons, Richard and Samuel, and four daughters married into the gentile families Butler(?), Stack(?), Bartlett and ???, all in Devon.
Richard, the eldest son, married Dorothy, daughter of Hugh Chichester Esq. of Midworthy and had issue two sons Richard and John and four daughters.
• Martha married to Richard Bowden, Gent; she died 1727 aged 88.
• Anne married to Daniel Slade gentleman; she died 1726 aged 80.
• Dorothy who died unmarried, and
• Patience who died in infancy.
Richard Periam Esq., the eldest son married Mary, eldest daughter of John Fountague of Hockley in Devon Esq., and died in 1714 without issue in the 72nd year of his age. John, the second son, married Hannah, second daughter of William Long, Gent, by whom he had issue:
• Richard who died an infant.
• John and William who also died in infancy,
• and one daughter Hannah.
John died in 1719 in the 75th year of his age and was buried (with his brother) in St. Stephen’s Church in Oxon.
N.B. Samuel Periam, second son, was ?? ?? clergyman and married Mary Byam niece to the Revd & famous Dr Henry Byam, Rector of Luckham and Canon of Exeter and chaplain ?? ?? to King Charles 2nd, by whom he had four sons - Edward, John, Samuel and Lawrence; and four daughters - Mary, Elizabeth, Dorothy and Sarah.
Edward the eldest son married ……….
Quarterly 1st Güles (?) a chevron enpailed between three leopards heads on 2nd argent
A chevron sable between three pears(?) Gules.
3rd Argent two barrs wavey between three hones sable (?)
The 4th as the first
Two arms Gules, hands proper, issuing out of a ducal coronet holding a leopard’s head on.
“Numquam Peritura Virtus” – (Virtue will never perish)
The foregoing is a correct copy of a paper in the family...