Percival

Endon Sovereigh Duke of Britany first cousin to Robert the father of William the Conqueror, had 8 sons

 

Robert de Yvery Lord of Breberval died a monk in 1083 and was buried in the abbey of Bec. Normandy; second cousin to the Conquorer & accompanied him in 1066 to England

 

Asceline  called also Lupus the Wolf was given Weston in Gordano and other estates in Somerset county England, in 1087 he commanded the Norman forces at Mantes Normandy and died 1119. (dabbed the Wolf because of fierce temper)

Spouse: Isabella, natural daughter of William Earl of Bretville in Normandy.

Children: William, Gouel de Percival, surnamed also Lupellus, "the little wolf," from whom descended the house of Lupel or Luvel or Lovel; Lord of Yory in Normandy and founder of Catle Kary Somerset co. ENG. Conspired against King Henry I in 1123 & against King Stephen in 1153. Died between 1153 & 1159.

 

William, Gouel de Percival

Spouse: Auberie de Bellmont of Robert, Earl of Mellmont in Normandy & Leicester in Eng, sister to Waleran de Bellemonte

Children: Richard

 

Richard de Percival, a crusader in 1190 with King Richard I in the Holy Land & was a principal commander. In an action against the Saracens he lost a leg & returned dying in 1201-2, buried in the church of Weston-de-Gardano, with the inscription (in Latin) "Pray for the soul of Richard Percival who served as a soldier in the Holy Lands with King Richard in A.D. 1090."

Spouse: Daughter of William de Moion or Mohun, Lord of Dunster, co. Suffolk.

Children: Richard

 

Richard de Perceval, Crusader in 1191, buried in Weston,

 

John de Perceval, surname de Watton, in 1260 received summons along with the barons to attend the King at Shrewsbury with horse and arms to war against Lewellyn, prince of Wales, died 1281.

Spouse: Alice Dampmartin

Children: Roger

 

Roger de Perceval, Lord of East Quantock Eastbury, in 1295 with barons summoned to Great Council of Parliament held at New Castle previous to wars of Scotland against John Baliol; in 1296 summoned to attend the King at London with horse and arms to assist Guy, Earl of Flanders, against Philip of France

Spouse: Joan de Bretesche

Children: John

 

Sir John Perceval, Lord of Eastbury, in 1300 served for the co. of Warwick in the Parliament held at Lincoln, in 1302 Knight of the Shire in co. of Somerset, in 1324 Knight of the Shire in co. Warwick, died in 1339

Spouse: Millicant de Sancto heir of Kingston-Seymour

Children: Walter

 

Sir Walter PERCEVAL, Lord of Eastbury, Weston-in-Gordano co. Somerset, Age 21 he was knighted in the battlefield of Cressy by his king; he died in 1349 age 24.

Spouse: Alice ACTON

Children: Ralph

 

Sir Ralph PERCEVAL born 1347 died between 1/4 and 3/24/1402

Spouse: Elizabeth de WYKE

Children: Richard

 

Sir Richard PERCEVAL, Lord of Weston-in-Gordano & Eastbury, died 1433 - 1436

Spouse: Agnes ARTHUR of Clopton-in-Gordano

Children: Ralf the Edler, Ralf the younger ancestor of the Earl of Egmond

 

Ralf PERCEVAL, the elder, Lord of Eastbury, Weston, etc., died 4/9/1477

Spouse: Joan de BOSCO, daughter of William, Lord of Tykenham, Somerset co.

Children: John

 

Sir John PERCIVAL Lord of Eastbury Weston-in-Gordano born 1447 died 9/25/1493

Spouse: Joan CHEDDAR or NEWTON

Children: Daughter married Gilbert Cogan; James

 

Sir James PERCIVAL of Weston-in-Gordano, born 1468, in 1501 made Knight of the Bath, will dated 6/15/1536, died 6/23/1536

Spouse: Joan KEN/KENNE, daughter of John Ken Co. Somerset, sister of John Kenne of Kenne

Children: Edmund

 

Edmond PERCEVAL Lord of Manor of  Weston-in-Gordano, estate passed to oldest son James, died 9/21/1551, will dated 8/24/1550

Spouse: (1) Isabel Marsh ("de Marisco) of Huntspill, Somerset  (2) married between 1535 and 1543 Elizabeth Yorke held manors of Eastbury and Bridcott, died 9/8/1601, sister of Thomas and Phillipa, daughter of Roger Yorke, sargeant-at-law

Children: (1)  Eleanor wife of William Rouse co. Dorset; Joan wife of Thomas Francis co. Dorset; James of Weston-in-Gordno heir, born circa 1584,  died 6/23/1536 married Mary Gorges, daughter of Luttrell, Elizabeth Kenn daughter of Christopher, Joan widow of John Marshall, Elizabeth daughter of Morris Berkeley ; by (2) Andrew; Edmund; Thomas; Margaret; Elizabeth; Christian[na]; Ann

 

Christianna PERCIVAL

Spouse: Richard LOWLE of Portbury, married circa 1570

Children: Percival of Kingston-Seymour, Clevedon, Portbury, Weston-in-Gardano, Somersetshire & Briston Glochester, born in Eng 1571, in NE 1639, died 1/8/1664 Newbury MA age 93


 Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal ..., Volume 2: The ancestry of Percival Lowell the American emigrant of 1630 is traced back in the Lowel line for ten generations viz: I William Lowle of Yardley in county Worcester married Lytleton and they had children James see forward, Andrew, Samuel. II James Lowle son of William Lowle 1 mar __Baskerville and thev had children: Raff see forward, George, Edmond, Andrew. Ill Raffe Lowle son of James Lowle 2 married ___Haselrigg and they had children: Walter see forward, Thomas, Anthony, Sabity. IV Walter Lowle son of Raffe Lowle 3 married Joane Russell and had one son Richard see forward. V Richard Lowle son of Walter Lowle 4 died at Yardley in county Worcester and is there buried with his coat of arms viz Sable a dexter hand couped at the wrist grasping three pointless darts one in pale and two in saltire argent. (From the Heralds Visitations of 1573 1591 1632). Richard married __Turner and they had children: Thomas see forward, Richard slain at Birmingham county Warwick. VI Thomas Lowle son of Richard Lowle 5 married ___Mayhouse and they had children: John Lowle see forward, William, Thomas, Roger. VII John Lowle son of Thomas Lowle 6 died at Clyvedon Somerset county England married ___Wake and they had children: John see forward, Roger married Joane Gage daughter and heir of John Gage of Walton Somersetshire ancestor of the Willing family of Philadelphia. VIII John Lowle son of John Lowle 7 married Apolyn Leversedge daughter of Richard their children were Richard see forward, Edmond, John IX Richard Lowle son of John Lowle 8 married Percival daughter of Edmond and Elizabeth Panthuit Percival of Weston in Gordano, Edmond was the son of Sir James Percival born 1468 Knight of the Bath grandson of Sir John Percival Lord of Eastbury Weston in Gordano born 1447 died September 25 1493. For thirteen generations back of Sir James this very distinguished family has a well authenticated pedigree. The first ancestor was Endes Sovereign Duke of Brittany first cousin to Robert the father of William the Conqueror. His grandson Asceline called also Lupus the Wolf was given Weston in Gordano and other estates in Somerset county England, in 1087 he commanded the Norman forces at Mantes Normandy and died 1119. The family seat has been at Eastbury and Weston for many centuries. Two of the Percivals in this line both Richard by name were famous Crusaders in 1190 and 1191 with Richard I. Another Roger was one of the Barons who compelled King John to sign the Magna Charta. The son of Richard Lowell named for his wife's family Percival is mentioned below. X Percival Lowell son of Richard Lowle 9 was born in England 1571 and died in Newbury Massachusetts January 8 1664. He was sixty eight years of age when he immigrated to America and ninety three years old when he died. In England he resided at Kingston Seymour England. He and his family had a large mercantile establishment at Bristol England under the firm name of Percival Lowle and Co This firm was composed of Percival his son John perhaps son Richard and possibly son in law William Gerrish who came over with the Lowells and subsequently married Percival Lowell's daughter Mrs Joanna Oliver widow of John Oliver. The Lowell and Percival families were both wealthy. Percival Lowell came to Newbury Massachusetts where his sons John and Richard had already settled in 1638 39 from Bristol on the ship Jonathan possibly not his first trip as he was a proprietor of Newbury in 1638. He was a freeholder when the town was incorporated March 17 1742. Percival wrote a poem on the death of Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts which was printed on a broadside and generally circulated. Children of Percival and Rebecca Lowell were John born in England 1595 died at Newbury Massachusetts July 10 1647 married first Margaret married second 1639 Elizabeth Goodale, Richard see forward, Joan born in England 1609 died in Newbury June 14 1677 married first 1639 John Oliver married second in Newbury April 17 1644 Captain William Gerrish. XI Richard Lowell son of Percival Lowell 10 was born in England 1602 died in Newbury Massachusetts August 5 1682. He married first in England Margaret who died in Newbury January 27 1642 married second in Newbury Margaret born November 27 1604 she was living his widow 1685 86. Richard settled according to Pope in 1637 in Newbury according to the genealogy he came with his father on the ship Jonathan in 1639. In 1674 he and his wife were members of the Newbury church. He had a freehold right No 63 in the upper common. His will is dated June 25 1681. Children of Richard and Margaret his first wife were Percival born 1639 40 see forward, Rebecca born at Newbury January 27 1642 died June 1 1662. Children of Richard and Margaret his second wife were Samuel born at Newbury 1644 was in Newbury 1681 and 1686 but probably returned to England to live in 1690, Thomas born in Newbury September 28 1649 probably died unmarried after 1711. XII Percival Lowell son of Richard Lowell n was born in Newbury Massachusetts 1639 40.

 Index to Collinson's History of Somerset By Edwin Pearce, James R. Bramble: Perceval family of Weston in Gordano iii 172 176 arms 176 descended from Ascelin Gouel de Percheval who was also ancestor of the Lovels of Castle Cary 172 ii 137, owned Butcombe 313 314, Bourton iii 612, Capenor court 145, Castle Cary ii 52, Chelvy 317, Clewer i 188, East Brent 196, Eastbury ii 2, Edingworth iii 567 ,Moorlands ii 181 iii 72, a manor in Nailsea 162, Nemnet ii 319, an estate in Tickenham iii 165, Weston in Gordano 172 176, patrons of Exford ii 21. Robert de a follower of the Conqueror 52, Ascelin surnamed Lupus held Castle Cary 52, Farrington Gournay 137, Stone Easton 154, Stawel 379, East Harptree iii 587, Weston in Gordan0 172, married Isabel daughter of William earl of Bret euil 172. John de of Harptree took the name of Gournay ii 52, William Gouel de surnamed Lupellus converted into Lovel which name he assumed 52, waged war against Stephen and erected fortifications at Cary 52, surrendered to Stephen 5,2 again attacked Stephen and defended the castle against Henry de Tracey 52, married Auberie daughter of Robert earl of Mellent iii 172. Ralph second son of Perceval family of Weston in Gordano con William took the name of Lovel see Lovel. Waleran succeeded to the estates in Normandy and took the name of Yvery iii 172. Sir Richard youngest son of William owned Weston in Gordano, Stawel, Eastbury in Carhampton, and Butcombe 173 ii 313, married a daughter of William de Mohun iii 173 ii 313, fought with Richard I in the Holy Land iii 1 73, arms 173, monument in Weston church destroyed in the civil wars 173. Richard landowner temp Ed I ixxviii fought in Palestine, was buried at Weston iii 173. Robert surnamed de Butcombe settled in Ireland was progenitor of the lords Perceval there 173, Hugh held Walton and Coreville 173, John held Weston was sometimes called de Walton and sometimes de Perceval 173, bestowed land in Butcombe on the abbey of Thame Oxfordshire in a deed witnessed by Hugh his brother and others ii 313 314. Sir Roger landowner temp Ed I i xxvii held Weston married Joan de Bretesche iii 173, was progenitor of the earls of Egmont ii 315. Richard incumbent of Exford iii 173. Sir John held Eastbury in Carhampton, Butcombe, Thrubwell, and Clewer through his marriage with Millicent de St Maur he became possessed of a moiety of the manor of Weston which had belonged to Henry Lovel 173, John de 173. Sir Walter married Alice de Acton 173. Sir Ralph married Elizabeth de Wyke through whom he obtained the other moiety of Weston which had been alienated from his family 174, Sir John 174. Richard married Agnes Arthur 174. Ralph lineal ancestor to the earl of Egmont 174. Sir Ralph held Weston married Joan Bosco or Boyce 174 and became possessed of Tickenham 165. Richard held Weston married Catherine Hampton 174, monument in Weston church 174 176. Sir John held Weston married Joan Chedder 174 his daughter married Gilbert Cogan 174. Sir James i xl held Weston iii 174, restored the church and improved the manor house 174 175 married Joan Ken 175, buried in Weston church 175, was trustee for Richard Harvey ii 121. Edmund of Weston married 1 Isabel de Mareis 2 Elizabeth Panthuit iii 175. James of Weston married 1 Mary Gorges 2 a daughter of Luttrell of Dunster 3 Elizabeth Ken 4 Elizabeth Marshall 5 Elizabeth Berkeley 175. James held Weston, Thrubwell, Butcombe, Stoke, Bishop Eastbury, Bridcot, Weston Capenor 175, married Alice Perceval family of Weston in Gordano con Chester 175. Thomas son and heir of James 175 an ardent Royalist his house ransacked by the Parliamentary army 1 75, married Catherine Lloyd 176. Anne sole daughter and heir of Thomas married 1 Evan Lloyd 2 Thomas Salisbury 176 ii 314, she was the last of this branch of the Perceval family and cutting off an old entail she sold the whole estate iii 176 ii 314. Perceval George of Nailsea sold that estate to Richard Cole iii 162. Perceval, Sir John and Catherine of Bourton sold that estate to William Vanham 165S iii 612. Perceval Thomas of Tickenham and Roulston married Alice Cave who conveyed to him Sydenham and other estates he rebuilt the manor house there iii 87. David married Alice More or Bythemore of Nailsea 87 and became owner of Mark i 186. George lord of Sydenham Moorland Willy and other estates sold Nailsea iii 87. Richard sold Sydenham to Mr Bull 87 Perci see Percy Percival lord owned Priston ii 430.

 A genealogical history of the house of Yvery, in its different branches of ... By James Anderson: He was often in Rebellion in the Dutchy of Normandy; and, in the Year 1137, being then in England confederated with William the Son of John de Harpetree, his Uncle, and divers other Barons, in behalf of Maud the Empress, against King Stephen, fortifying the Castle of Karry, the Head of his Barony in the County of Somerset, as did William de Harpetree that of Harpetree, and William de Moion, that of Dunster in the same County. Returning afterwards into Normandy, he was again in Arms with his Brother Roger sirnamed Balbus, or the Stutterer, Lord of Grandis-Filva there. In 1153 he rebelled again against King Stephen and defended his Castle of Karry against that Prince but he died between that Year and 1158 the exact Time not being known. He married Auberie Sister to Waleran de Bellemonte, Earl of Mellents in Normandy, and to the Earl of Leicester in England, and Daughter to Robert Earl of Mellents the greatest of all the Norman Nobility, as the Historians affirm, by his Wife Elizabeth, Daughter of Hugh the great Earl of Vermandois, Brother to Philip, and Son to Henry I King of France, Grandson to Hugh Capet Founder of that Line of Princes still seated on the Throne of that Kingdom, Which Henry I was Father to the said Earl Vermandois by Anne Daughter of George King of Russia. Son Waledormir King of Russia who died AD 1005, by Ann Daughter of Romanus the first Emperor of Constantinople. The Issue of this illustrious Marriage were five Sons Waleran, Ralf, Henry, William, and Richard. Waleran the eldest succeeded his Father in the Norman Estate and was Baron of Yvery but the Title of Earl is no farther mentioned that Dutchy being soon after recovered by the Kings France and suffering great Alterations. He is certified in the List of the Fees of that Dutchy made in the Time itself to have been Lord of Yvery and to have held in the Bailywick Tenchebray eight Knights Fees and a half and what more pleased the King and one more for the Butlership of Normandy. The Line of the Barons of Yvery was continued by the Descendants of this Waleran till it failed in the fifteenth Century as we have before observed. Ralf the second Son of William Gouel de Perceval assumed the favourite Appellation Of this Family which being softened degrees into Lupel and thence to Luvel became the Sirname the Barons of Karry and Tichmersh. This Ralf was likewise sirnamed Simelt,and held out the Castle of Karry with his Father against King Stephen which Barony he obtained for Inheritance. He married the Daughter of Henry de Nowmercatu a great Baron but died without Issue in a short time after his Father--- To whom succeeded Henry Luvel the third Son of William Gouel de Perceval, Brother to Ralf, who upon the Scutage levied in the 5th of Henry Il paid five Marks for his Barony AD 1159 ----- And in the 12th of the same Reign upon the Aid given for the Marriage of the King's Daughter AD 1166 certified his Knights Fees to be eighteen of the old Seossment and one of the new. From this Henry descended the Barons Luvel of Karry who failed as we before observed in the 25th of Edward III AD 1351. Book IV William the fourth Son of William Gouel de Perceval assumed also the Sirname of Lupellus or Luvel and in the 8th of Henry I 1197 joined with Isabel his Wife in a Grant to the Monks of Thame in Oxforddhire of two Mills in his Town of Minster Luvel. ----- And again in the 8th of John AD 1207 granted the Presentation of the Church of Minster Luvel to the Church of St Mary's in Yvery in Normandy.. From this Man descended the Barons Luvel of Dockinges, Tichmersh, and Minster Luvel, the Viscount Luvel, and the Baron Morley an eminent Race of the greatest Nobility of this Realm dignified for many Centuries by the greatest Alliances and highest Employments of the Realm. But these determined also as we have observed before about the Beginning of the Reign of King Henry VII.  Book V. We now come to treat of Richard the fifth and youngest Son of William Gouel de Perceval who retaining the primitive Appellation of his Family delivered it down to his Descendants. This Richard de Perceval was portioned in the Manor of Stawell in Com Somers. which was Parcel of the Lands given to his Grandfather Ascelin at the Conquest. He was frequently charged upon diverse Scutages in the Reign of Henry II, and was also in Ireland among the first English Adventurers in that Kingdom, being nearly related to Richard de Clare Earl of Striguil sirnamed Strongbow the principal Undertaker in it; viz, Son of Auberie Daughter of Robert Earl of Mellent which Auberie was Sister to Elizabeth the Mother of the said Earl Strongbow. After which, in the Reign of King Richard I, he was a Commander in the Holy War with that Prince in 1191 and lost a Leg in that Enterprize. He returned from thence about the Beginning of the Reign of King John and dying soon after was buried in the Church of Weston in Gordano in the County of Somerset a Parcel of his Brother's Barony of Karry where his Monument still remains. Some time before his Death he granted certain Lands in Stawell and Bodecombe to the Monks of Thame by the Name of Richard de Perceval the Son of William Luvel which Lands of Stawell are said in the Deed to have been granted by the Conqueror to Ascelin de Yvery, his Grandfather, as those of Bodecombe had been to himself by William de Moion in Marriage with his Daughter. To this Deed assented his Sons Robert, Hamelin, and Richard and it was witnessed by William de Moion, Ralf Luvel, William Luvel, Robert de Bodecombe and others. By his Wife, the Daughter of William de Moion, who was doubtless the lsame who held out the Castle of Dunster against King Stephen, and was afterwards Earl of Somerset and Dorset, he left the three Sons just now mentioned. Robert the eldest in the 3d of King John 1202 was charged 15 Marks for Seizin of the Lands of Bodecombe which he held of William de Moion which Estate continued in this Family till the 3d of the late King William III 1691. To Robert who died without Issue succeeded Sir Richard d Perceval second of that Name, his Brother who was a Knight with his Father in the Holy War and lies buried with him in the Church of Weston aforesaid. The Name of his Wife we have not recovered but he left three Sons, Robert, Hugh and John. Robert the eldest second of that Name having probably obtained from his Grandfather certain Lands in Ireland and being nearly related to Richard Earl of Striguil before mentioned and holding likewise large Estates of the Honour of Gloucester then enjoyed by the said House of Clare, became an early Adventurer in that Kingdom and in the Year 1261 the 45th of Henry III went over with Richard de Marie, Stephen de Burgo, and a Supply of 200 Men at Arms where he carried himself so valiantly that he acquired great Possessions and thereupon seated himself in that Kingdom and having thus well deserved of that State received Summons as a Baron of that Realm to the Parliament held at Dublin in the 14th of Edward I 1285, the Date of which Summons is one and thirty Years older than the Creation of Birmingham Lord Athunry, now the premier Baron of that Kingdom. But he died the same Year leaving two Sons Richard and Robert.  Richard dying shortly after Robert de Perceval third of that Name succeeded his Brother in that Barony and was a Man of great Consideration in those Parts. The first Notice recorded of him is in the 14th of Edward I when being seated near Portlestre in the County of Meath, he was one of the twelve Knights appointed to decide the famous Controversy between Walter det Lacy and Henry de Vernoyle.--- His Name is entered in two Rolls of the Barons of Ireland and in the 30th of Edward I 1301, he received Letters from the King of England requiring his Attendance in the Scotish Wars Soon after which he received Letters of Credence from the same Prince dated the 29th of February 1301 in behalf of Geoffry Geymull and John Wogan, the King's Justiciaries in that Realm, referring him as to Conduct with regard to that Expedition to the verbal Instructions which they were commissioned to give him. And again upon the 7 th of November following other Letters to the Tenor were dispatched to him from Westminster under the Title of Robert Baron Perceval by which he was referred for Instructions to Richard de Burgo Earl of Ulster, John Wogan Justiciary, Richard de Bertsford Treasurer of the Exchequer, Nicholas de Bosco, and Walter de Pederton.--- All which are extant upon Record in the Clause Rolls of the Tower of London. But two Years after he was unfortunately stain together with William de Wellelie in a Battle with the Irish upon the 22d October 1303 as Camden and Hallingshead in their Annals Ireland relate. "And having been a great Benefactor to Priory of Youghall was buried there and Friar Clynn, a Monk of that Monastery in his Manuscript now in the Library of Duke of Chandois, gives an ample Account of him. --- He married Grace Daughter of Thomas Fitzmaurice Baron of Karry and Lixnaw, a Lady nearly related to him in Blood, the said Thomas Fitzmaurice being Son of Maurice Fitzraymond, Son of Raymond le Gross by Basil de Clare Sister to the Earl of Striguil before mentioned. To him succeeded Thomas Lord Perceval his Son but dying without Issue in the 15th of Edward II 1322, as the Annalists of Ireland observe, the Title of a Baron of Ireland extinguished in this Line till it was revived again in the Person of the present Earl of Egmont. Book V, Chapter 8. We new return to Hugh and John de Perceval younger Brothers of Robert de Perceval second of that Name the first Perceval in Ireland to whom, before his Death, he made great Part of his Estate in the County of Somerset in England. Hugh de Perceval Died without Issue in the 5th of Edward 1277 having before granted to his Brother John his Lands in Walton, Coreville, and Lindbays held of the Honour of Stoke-Courey in the same County from whence the said John was some time sirnamed de Watton; but he resumed the Name of Family when he became possessed of the Estate for which he did his Homage in the Year last mentioned. Of this John there is still extant a Deed in the Cotton Library by which he granted to the Monks of Thame certain Lands adjoining to those granted by his Grandfather Sir Richard de Percival in the Town of Bodecombe to which were Witnesses Robert and Hugh his Brothers, his Sons Roger, John and Ascelin, Robert de Chen and others. The same John married two Wives by the first of whom whole Name we have not recovered he left Roger his Son and Heir; and by his second who was Daughter and Heir of Odo de Dampmartin he had Issue John and Ascelin and Richard and died in the 13th of Edward I 1285. Of which Children John his eldest Son by his second Wife assumed also the Name of Watton having Watton, Coreville, and Lindbays for his Inheritance but he also died the very next Year leaving Richard his Brother his Heir upon the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin. --- Which Richard was a Knight in the Wars of Scotland in the same Reign by the Name of Sir Richard de Coreville bearing then the Arms of the elder Family, the Colours only counterchanged and left Issue whose Descendants maintained the same Possessions till the Reign of Edward III when John Perceval of Coreville dying without Issue, John Everard Son of his elder Sister Christian, and Margaret the Wife of John Guillim his other Sister became his Heirs. #########Sir Roger Perceval eldest Son and Heir of John de Perceval or de IVattm Brother of Robert Baron Perceval in Ireland succeeded his Father in the greater Part of his Inheritance and was charged for Bodecombe which he held by Knights Service his Father yet living upon the Aid levied in the 9th of Edward IAD 1281 In the 15 th of Edward I 1287 he succeeded upon the Death of Sir John de Breteche to the great Estate of that Family viz the Manors of Carhamton trobbeville &c in the County of Somerset in Right of his Wife who was the Daughter and sole Heir of the said John de Breteche and then sixteen Years of Age This Family of Breteche was derived from the antient Counts of Guifius in Flanders In the i8thof Edward IAD 1290 at the Parliament then held after the Feast of St Michael the said Sir Rcger Pcrcevalbe ing then stiled a Baron petition d the King for Remission of the Fine which had been laid upon him for having taken certain Sums of Money from Walter Rector of Mulso who had fled upon an Indictment of Murder the said Roger having pretended that his Goods and Chattels were forfeited tu him whereas they were in Truth escheated to the King but his Suit was denied In the 24th of Edward IAD 1296 having then a great sta e in tlie County of Gloucester as well as that of Somerset he was summon d by the King among the Barons of tlx Realm to the great Council or Parliament held at Newcastle previous to the Wars of Scotland In the following Year 1297 ne likewise received Summons to attend the King with Horse and Arms at London upon the Sun C duv fa nezz if rr ths Ockrs of Se Jiam zbt Ifacr fT av r Sjz an became hsSracnri is crier e fail with tic Fr ve key rA trr Seas in Aid of Gay Earl of Flamur ea i jk rA ht Phi rp YLtsnaf France 7 i a f Affi t Perceval died be ten the Yean 1310 and I 314 rr e 3d iA 7th of King Edward II ie tsi or tie Mirers f f Eajlburj Carhomtm TrohbtviBe Evh vxhe Br dsrt Sec V V if g Issue by the I ady Joan dt BreUehe before menbened two J xr y A an J Richard of which Ric rard being in Hc t Or d r wat presented by his Mother to the Chu cr of Exstri in Bottlers AD 13 18 and 7 succeeded to the Estate Thi Sir 7 A Perceval second of that Name his Father being y t living holding Lands in the County of Warwick wis returned a Knight to serve for that County at the Parliament held Lincoln the 29th of Edward IAD 1300 and upon Complaint from him and Sir John de Clinton hit Collegia in that Trust the King directed his Writ to the Sheriff of Warwick for Payment of their Wages due on that account which being notwithstanding still detain a new Writ for the fame Purpose was a warrinl bearing Date at Nettleham the 1st of January AD 130 1 In llic 7th of Edward II after his Father's Decease he ti ruined to hold a Parcel of his Lands by Knights Service as llir Honour of illoucrfler Ill the 17th of Edward II upon a Return made into Clmm eiy of England of the Men at Arms in the County Htwh l he wai one of that Number by the Name of Sir J of Somerset Knight In the tA of Edward III AD 1329 having married Mili t Hl Daughter of I wrence sirnamed vrrom h s Mother de A tW Son of Simon de Ludgate by Mated Daughter and id Prior Son of Milo de SantJa Mauri one of the Uu m against King John which Maud w s the Widow tlitr d Wengham he was urvf jstly fceJ upon the Validity llmt Marriage by one John Talfot who prerxnc ed a wllh the said Milicent but his Marriage was confirmed and I hrfchy acquired the Manor cf 7 Jion in Girdant in Com which had been before alienated from this Family by the Barons Karri and from this Time continued in the Descendants of bil John Perceval till the 3d of William III AD 1691 ThwSir John Perceval dying in the 13th of that Reign having never succeeded to his Father's Title of a Baron which ontinuance was frequent in thole Days left two Sons John Walter Of whom John the eldest third of that Name dj ing A c Walter became his Heir Sir Walter Perceval first of that Name in the 20th of Edward III 1346 being then nineteen Years of Age and in Guardianship of Sir Richard de Aflon Knight wasnotwithstand ing his Youth in the Wars of France and at the great Battle of Crtfjy where he was knighted in the Field together with Sir Guy Brian a young Baron Sir Robert Maxvley Brother to Peter Lord Mawley Sir John Ravenjholm Sir Peter Brewis Sir Thomas Lancaster Sir Henry de Engaine and Sir John Beauchamp He married Alice Daughter and Heir of William de Aclon from whom in Process of Time a great Inheritance devolved upon this House But he died in the 22d Year of his Age 1349 leaving three Sons John Ralf and John of which John the younger being a Knight and holding Lands in the County of Glamorgan on the other side the Severn opposite to the chief Seat or this Family in the County of Somerset rashly engaged in the Practices of the Mal contents who proposed to second the Attempts of Walter the Tyler in the Reign of Richard II and forfeited his Estate John fourth of that Name eldest Son to Sir Walter Perceval succeeded his Father and left a Sonj but he dying without Issue Sir Ralf Perceval first of that Name the second Son of Sir Walter inherited the Estate and being more prudent than to concern himself in the Disorders of those Times was left unmolested in the Enjoyment of his great Fortune viz the Manors of Eajibury Carhampton Trobbeville Bodecombe Bridcot Avele Himjpill Lymplejham Chidder Axebrugge Cokelake C ywere Wedmare Nye Sandford Makkefmulle Wynfcombe Wyntred Barton Wodebergh Compton Epifcopi Draycot Rollejlon Roiv berugb &c in Com Somerf and of the Manor of Downhatherley He in Com Glmcefter He died between the 4th of January and the 24th of March AD 1403 the 3d of Henry IV leaving by Elizabeth his Wife who appears to have been the Daughter and Heir of John de Wyke of Ninehead Flory and Withcle in Csm Scmerj three Sons John Richard and Walter John the fifth of that Name succeeded his Father and was charged for his Lands held by Knights Service immediately after his Death in the fame Year upon the Aid levied on Occasion of the Marriage of Blanch the King's Daughter with the Emperor Henry In the 2d of Henry V he was charged for his Lands held by Knights Service of the Honour of Gloucester AD 1414 But he died between that Year and the 8th of that Reien 1420 without Issue To him succeeded Sir Richard Perceval third of that Name his Brother to whom in the 3d of Henry VI 1425 the King committed the Custody of the Manors of Ninshcad Flary and C 2 Withelc Witheli to which he then laid Claim Two Years after be was charged upon the Aid then levied for several Knights Fees in Ave e Bridcot and Wejlon in Gordano He died between the Years 1433 ant I 3 leavmg ty Agnes his Wife the Daughter of Sir Richard Arthur of Clopton in Gordano a Son named John and two of the Name of Ralf Sir John Perceval the eldest sixth of that Name dying in the I th of Hetty VI was succeeded by his second Brother Ralf This Ralf Perceval second of that Name in the 33d of the fame Reign upon the 1 ith of May 1455 did his Homage for his Estate heldbv Knights Service and in the following Year 1456 joined with his Wise Joan de Bosco Daughter of William de Bosco Lord of Txkenbam in a Settlement of that Place upon Ralf Perceval his younger Brother who is the lineal Ancestor of the present Earl of Egmint This Ralf Perceval the elder as he is called in the Record died upon the 8th of April 1477 the 17th of Edward IV leaving three Sons Richard John and Ralf and a Daughter Joan Richard Perceval fourth of that Name succeeded his Father being then thirty Years of Age he married Catharine one of the Coheirs of Hamptcn in Com Somers and had by her three Sons Richard Ralf and William He died in 1483 upon the 2 2d of February and was buried in the Church of Wejlon Gsrdein where his Monument still remains Richard Perceval fifth of that Name his eldest Son and Heir was but nine Years old at his Father's Death and notwithstanding his tender Age had been already married as the Record affirms positively a long time to Agnes the Daughter of John Staunton at that time of large Possessions in the County of Somerset But he and both his Brothers dying without Issue soon after Sir John Perceval seventh of that Name their Uncle viz second Son of Ralf the second succeeded to them and did his Ho nwaefor the Estate upon the 6th of May in the 10th of Hen n VII 1496 Which John having married Joan the Daughter and Coheir of Thomas Chedder Esq or according to other Authorities the Daughter of Sir John Newton and Widow of Richard Ky g of Ktngflen Seymor in Com Somers Esq by that La dv left a Son James and a Daughter who became the Wife of Gilert C an os HuntffUl Esq a great Family then in those partS And dying upon the 25th of September 1498 the 13th of He i y VII was succeeded by The iaid Sir James Perceval first of that Name who did his Homa T upon the 28th of November following being then thirty Years of A e Three Years after in 1 501 upon the Marriage of Arthur Prinreof Wales to the Princess Catharine of Arragon he was returned as one of those proper to be made a Knight of the Bath upon that great Solemnity In the 13th of Htn rj VIII 1524 after a long Dispute at Law he recovered from the Lady Elizabeth Widow of Richard Son of Sir John Newton the Presentation of the Church of Exsord a great Living dependent upon his Manor of Eajlbury which had been usurped for a bove a hundred Years successively by Sir Richard Cheddrr Tal bot Viscount Lisle and Sir John Newton which Pleading is on many Accounts very remarkable but more particularly as it sets forth no less than nine Generations of this Family in direct Succession exclusive of Collaterals from the Reign of King Henry III to the Year we have mentioned 1524 He was a Man of great Magnificence and made the first considerable Breach in the E statc of his Family He lived to a great Age dying eighty two Years old in the 3d of Edward VI 1550 leaving by Joan his Wife Daughter of John Ken of Ken in the County of Somersets Eiq one Son Edmund Which Edmund doing his Homage on the 21st ox April next ensuing had Possession of his Estate which heenjoved nor long for he died the very next Year upon the 21st of September 155 1 the 4th of Edward VI He married two Wives By Elizabeth Panthuit his second he left three Sons Andreiv Edmund and Thomas and four Daughters Margaret Elizabeth Christian and Anne By his first Wife the Daughter of De Ma riset or Mareis a very noble Family in the County or Somerset he left two Daughters Elenor the Wife of JVilliam Rouse of the County of Dorset Esq and Joan Wife of Thomas Francis of the feme County and one Son James his Heir This James Perceval second of that Name married five Wives 1 ft Mary the Daughter of Edmund Gorges of Wraxall in Com Somers Esq 2dly The Daughter of Luttercll of Dunfler Castle Esq 3 lly Elizabeth Daughter of Christopher Ken of Ken in Com Somers Esq 4thly Elizabeth Widow of Marshall of Tvythorne by all whom lie had no Issue And lastly Elizabeth second Daughter of Sir Maurice Berkeley of iiruttK in Com Somers Knight Ancestor to the Earl of Falmouth the Viscount Fitzharding and the present Lord Berkeley of Stratum by Catharine Daughter ot William Blount Lord Mont joy by which Lady he left a numerous Issue viz Two Sons Jama and John and right Daughter Elizabeth married to Thomas Chappel of Capnor in Portistied in Com Somers Esq Gertruda married fast to Francis Dyer of Round All 1Lk in the same County and idly to Barnabas Leigh of the County of Chester Esq Anne first married to Parsons Esq 2dly to CheeteY fn Fltrence to Toby P Vr Esq of the Kingdom of Ireland Sarah Wise of Thtrne Esq near Bruton in Com Somers Grace to J amis Dugdalt of Ever cr tech in the lame County Esq And a Aoqi secepcc wm ats axh vot sax h w 13 Aq pa iTxir sns 3 g nc an nu atf y j oq oq jb j sic aa j sau r jbb jj w vy N urr f y c ioanj ac i JW t a y R J A PJ Xr J V l Vy W P w sf pur lq j jo fomry ac R f jv t M r ios UJfrg k jhk3t mtJKxr ra_3a 3f aM3l c 3 t asncat xiJs a V ac J 5HRFCT S iatI Sin aqj jo s ac jtj y 7.1 ac n 9iKM V ae ut jo ftnac rrcr ji j t j ac e jp J we vas & ni poe pajpua eperer kt tj s 5 c acr s sj s j r rc jaa ac sa vr jcsoæ c ctj aqjtn Tacaocaot jacy s c r jr a vT soc r sv as qj J J oc ayrj a c iuscu aw tt 4Jw 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qvzr j J0 tpof aqj SCrff jo tpoz aqj 00 & siqj sjarjuj paep oq i&ft pat yy pay the old Entail of this Family which had been made by Sir Ralf Perceval first of that Name who lived in the Reign of King Edward III and was never alter d in a Course of above 300 Years and by which the Earl of Egmont as next Heir to this Lady was entitled to it fold at different Times the whole E ftate which is now passed into a Multitude of Hands no way related to it Having now finished our Account of this elder Branch of the Line of Eafbury and Weston we must revert to Ralf Perceval the younger Son to Sir Richard the third of that Name and Brother to Ralf the elder Which Ralf the younger received as we have mentioned before in the 34th of Henry VI 1456 from his elder Brother Ralf the second of that Name Lord of TVeJlon in Gordano the Estate of Tyienham which together with Rollefton afterwards acquired by the Son of this Ralsthe younger from Richard Vincent of that Place Esq his Mother's Father continued in his Descendants till it was sold by Sir John Perceval Baronet Grandfather to the present Earl in 1656 This Ralf Perceval holding Part of his Estate of the Honour of Hereford to which Henry Stafford the great Duke of Buckingham in the Time of Edward IV laid Claim being invited by the Prospect of a great Addition to it if the said Duke should obtain it associated himself intimately with him as the Duke himself had done to Richard Duke of Gloucester afterward King Richard III upon Promise of that Honour if he should help him to the Crown And being a Person of great Address was secretly employed by the said Duke of Buckingham then in Walts upon the Death of King Edward IV to concert Measures with the said Duke of Gloucejler the King's Brother then in the North and to engage him to usurp the Crown promising to assist him with a thousand brave Fellows if need were from the Western and Southern Parts of the Realm In which Employment his Endeavours were but too successful for the Duke ciGbucester concurring with the Proposal outwent the Intention of his Advisers putting his Nephews to Death as well as making Seizure of the Crown But the Duke o Buckingham dissatisfied as well at this Barbarity as moved by the Disappointment of his projected Reward which King Richard afterwards denied him soon after endea roured to level the King he had thus made In which Attempt having railed he was taken Prisoner and put to Death at Salisbury whereby this Ralf Perceval was defeated of that Advancement he had promised himself in consequence of this Undertaking cfthe House the old Entail of this Family which had been made by Sir Ralf Perceval first of that Name who lived in the Reign of King Edward III and was never alter d in a Course of above 300 Years and by which the Earl of Egmont as next Heir to this Lady was entitled to it fold at different Times the whole E ftate which is now passed into a Multitude of Hands no way related to it Having now finished our Account of this elder Branch of the Line of Eafbury and Weston we must revert to Ralf Perceval the younger Son to Sir Richard the third of that Name and Brother to Ralf the elder Which Ralf the younger received as we have mentioned before in the 34th of Henry VI 1456 from his elder Brother Ralf the second of that Name Lord of TVeJlon in Gordano the Estate of Tyienham which together with Rollefton afterwards acquired by the Son of this Ralsthe younger from Richard Vincent of that Place Esq his Mother's Father continued in his Descendants till it was sold by Sir John Perceval Baronet Grandfather to the present Earl in 1656 This Ralf Perceval holding Part of his Estate of the Honour of Hereford to which Henry Stafford the great Duke of Buckingham in the Time of Edward IV laid Claim being invited by the Prospect of a great Addition to it if the said Duke should obtain it associated himself intimately with him as the Duke himself had done to Richard Duke of Gloucester afterward King Richard III upon Promise of that Honour if he should help him to the Crown And being a Person of great Address was secretly employed by the said Duke of Buckingham then in Walts upon the Death of King Edward IV to concert Measures with the said Duke of Gloucejler the King's Brother then in the North and to engage him to usurp the Crown promising to assist him with a thousand brave Fellows if need were from the Western and Southern Parts of the Realm In which Employment his Endeavours were but too successful for the Duke ciGbucester concurring with the Proposal outwent the Intention of his Advisers putting his Nephews to Death as well as making Seizure of the Crown But the Duke o Buckingham dissatisfied as well at this Barbarity as moved by the Disappointment of his projected Reward which King Richard afterwards denied him soon after endea roured to level the King he had thus made In which Attempt having railed he was taken Prisoner and put to Death at Salisbury whereby this Ralf Perceval was defeated of that Advancement he had promised himself in consequence of this Undertaking cfthe House ng But his Disgrace was so far serviceable to his Posterity that upon the Turn of Affairs which soon followed by the Accession of Henry VII his Family escaped all Punishment and preserved his Fortune By his Wife the Daughter of Richard Vincent of Rolleston Esq and at length his Heir he had two Sons Edmund and Thomas and was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field upon the 22d of August 1485 Edmund the eldest dying young without Issue Thomas suc teeeded to the Estate and obtained Rollejlon from Richard Vincent before mentioned his Uncle He married Alice Daughter of IVilliam Sister and sole Heir of John Cave Lord of Sydenham in Com Somers and Heiress of the Families of Cave Sydenham Kitssord Redmore Pixton Tilly &c by whom he acquired a great Addition to his Estate He built the Mansion House at Sydenham aforesaid and died about the Beginning of the Reign of Henry VIII leaving two Daughters Alice and Dorothy and a Son named David Which David Perceval being a Man of much Profusion Elizabeth the Daughter of John Marjhall of Ethorne Esq his Wife's Mother vive Widow of Thomas Bythemore or De la Afore her first Husband then the Wife of James Hadley Esq holding a great Part of the Estate of Cave in Jointure from John Cave of Sydenham Esq her second Husband in order to prevent his Destruction of it when he should arrive to the Enjoyment of it Which in the Course of Succession he was to do after her Decease gave one thousand Pounds a great Sum in those Days in Consideration whereof the said David bound himself never to receive any Prosit from it to his own Use and made over the Marriage and Wardship of his two Sons to the laid Elizabeth their Grandmother He married Alice Daughter of Thomas De la More or Bythemore Sister and sole Heir of John De la More Lord of Over were &c in Com Somerset In Consequence of which Marriage this House soon after acquired the Lordships of Overwere9 Nethtrtuere Batilburgh Nailsay &c and a very great Estate in Northpederton Pedertunz Marjh Chilton Wembdon Dunfter9 &c in the said County of Somerset This great Family of De la More determin d wholly in this Heiress whose Descent and Rjgiits of Blood are too great to be wholly omitted here Her paternal Ancestor was a Baron by Tenure IVilliam de Mora in the Reign of King John Whose Descendant George de la More marrying Joan Daughter and Heir of Sir Thomas de Gour nay Lord of Overucre the last Male of that splendid Family of theantient Baionage by his first Wife Elizabeth Daughter and Heir of Sir Richard de Counteville Catmdeville or Camville for b the Name is differently written whose Family were also Barons of the Realm j she brought thro these Alliances the Rights and and Arms of the noble Houses of Harpetree Gournay Berkeley Gant of Folkingham Montfort Beaufcu and the antient Earl of Tvery Paganell Meschines Earl of Cumberland Lupus Earl of Chejier Leafwir Earl of Mercia Romelli and Counteville Besides a Right to the Armsof the sovereign Counts of Flanders and Hainault and a direct Descent in Blood from Charlemain and Alfred Grandson of Egbert the first Saxon Monarch of all England Robert de Gant Baron of Folkingham Uncle and Her to Alice Daughter and Heir of Gilbert de Gant Earl of Lincoln b i g Grandson to Gilbert de Gant third Son of Baldwin VI sirnamed of Asms Earl of Flanders by his Wife Ricbildis Daughter and Heir of Raynier the sixth Earl of Hainault This David Per teval dying upon the 5th of December in the25thof Henry VIII 1534 left a Daughter named Blaffe and three Sons James and George who were Twins and Thomas who had a Son Thomas of whom we know nothing farther James Perceval the eldest Son of David succeeded his Father and upon the Death of his Uncle John Bythemore which happened upon the 8th of December in the 31st of Henry VIII 1540 was found Heir to the greatest Part of the Estate of that House But he died himself without Issue upon the 29th of March in the 2d of Edward VI 1548 being then but seventeen Years of Age From him the Inheritance descended to George his Twin Brother then in Ward to Sir John Sydenham Knight who in two Years after tho under Age was married to Elizabeth Daughter of Sir Edward Bampfy de of Poltymore in Com Devon Knight by his Wife Margaret Daughter and Coheir of John Son of Sir 7l mas St Maur Son of John Son of Richard Lord St Maur Baron of Karry in Right of his Mother Muriel Grand hughter and Heir of Richard Lord Luvel of Karry lineal Descendant of William Gouel de Perceval Earl of Yvery common Ancestor to both these Houses by his Wife Auberie de Mellent Grand daughter of Hugh the great Earl of Vermandois Son of Henry I King of France To deduce the many Royal Descents that accrued by this Marriage would be too tedious it i l be therefore sufficient to observe farther that the said Aluriel Lrvel by her Grandmother Muriel Daughter of William the first Earl of Dowglass in Scotland through the Families of Comin tad Balisl was twice derived from Duncan King of Scotland Father of Malcolm Canmore and once from Malcolm Canmore tj his Wife the Sister of Edgar Atheling Grand daughter of Ed mud Innfide King of England and sole Heiress of the Saxon Line of Englijh Monarchs and that of Nicholas Lord St Maur Hus fcind of the said Muriel Lovel by the Heiresses of the Families of laubt of AJbbyt uincy Earl of JVmcheJler Alan Lord of Gello D way way David Prince of Scotland and Earl of Huntingdon Earl of Le uejler and IValtheof E aA of Northumberland this Descent from the same Princes This Giorge upon the 8th of December 1552 his great Uncle John the 14t Male of that Family then dying became Heir to whole Estate of that opulent House And upon the Feast St Andrew the Apostle in the first of Philip and Mary 1553 ing of full Age had Livery of all his Lands which then to two thousand Pounds a Year Yet notwithstanding this Income very great for that Age was a Man of such Expence that he soon involved himself great Debts and was obliged to alienate a great Part of Estate He lived till after the Year 1600 having had by the Lady mentioned a Daughter married to Richard Gilbert Esq and Sons Richard Bampsylde and Thomas of which the two youngest died without Issue Richard Perceval fourth ofthat Name eldest Son of George following the Example of his Grandfather and Father was guilty great Extravagance and Riot in the Beginning of his Life marrying Joan the seventh Daughter of Henry Young a Brother of the House of Buckhorn lFeJlon in the County of Dorset with whom he had no Portion so anger d his Father by Step who had depended upon his prudent Marriage the Re establishment of his incumber d Affairs that he would never fee his Face again till the great Change which happened many Years after both in his Conduct and Circumstances Being thus rejected by his Father he maintain d himself as as the Credit of his Reversionary Fortune could support him till he had tired his Friends with his frequent Applications them at length being no longer able to remain in England in Circumstances hetravell d into Spain leaving his Wife and Children to the Care of the Families of Cave and Bampsylde nearest Relations He staid in that Country about four Years and then hearing of his Wife's Death return d to England in to reconcile himself to his Father but he continued still inexorable This Severity of his Father and the Change his Misfortunes had wrought in his Favour engaged all his Relations on his Side particularly Rcger Cave of Stamford Esq whom he passed much of his Time Which Roger Cave married the Sister of the Lord Burleigh he there contracted Acquaintance with that Lord which was afterwards of Service to him for the Lord Burleigh moved with for him interposed with his Father in his Behalf but finding Endeavours unsuccessful he with great Friendship teok him under his peculiar Care employing him in the most secret Transactions of Cf the State Not long after in 1586 the Spaniards making vast Preparations for that great Armada with which they in raded England two Years after the World being then ignorant upon what Quarter the Storm would fall a Pacquet of Letters was thrown over board by a Spanijh Vessel which was chased by an Englijh Ship and being recovered by the latter was brought to the Queen and Council where being written in Cypher there was no Man able to read the Contents whereupon at the Recommendation of the Lord Burleigh the Letters were entrusted to this Richard Perceval who returned them the next Morning to the Queen at the fame Hour decyphered and ttanjlated in to Spani b Latin and English This was the first certain Intelligence of that formidable Design which was soon after farther confirmed by a Letter obtained out of the Pope's Closet by a Priest who was a Spy employed by Sir Francis Walsingham and the Importance of the Discovery was such and so grateful to the Queen that she instantly order d him a Pension of 800 Marks which he enjoyed all his Life after and rewarded him farther with Place worth 400 Pounds r Annum in the Dutchy Court of Lancajler Some time after Sir Robert Cecil second Son to the Lord Burleigh being made Master of the Court of Wards the fame who was after Earl of Salisbury he was at the Recommendation of the Father appointed by the Son Secretary to that Court a Place worth two thousand Pounds per Annum After which he was made Remembrancer and one of the Commislion ers for executing the Office of Receiver General and at length Auditor General in Reversion of that Court besides which he obtained Wardships and Leases of Estates to a great Value so that the Amount of his Employments in the Year 1612 was no less than four thousand Pounds a Year exclusive of his Paternal Estate which his Father George upon the Advancement of his Fortunes being reconciled to him had left him at his Decease and which amounted then to seventeen hundred Pounds Year in the County of Somerset But upon the Death of his peat Friend the Ear of Salisbury first Minister to King Jamesl be was removed from all his Employments very little the better for aB the Advantages he had had being a Man incapable of setting ay Limits to his Expences to his dying Day Nevertheless a few Years after a new Settlement of the Court of Wards in Ireland being projected he was ofter d the Place of Register of that Court then valued at a thousand Pounds per Annum to which was added a Salary of one thousand Pounds w Annum extraordinary and a Fee of 40 Pounds per Annum which he accepted Having enter d upon this Employment he went over into Ireland and being much taken with the Beauty of the Country and the Advantages then to be made of Money in that King D a dom vfthe House Yvety Luvel dom he ibid tweVe hundred Pounds per Anna of his indent Psu imonv in Erqhtd which be disposed in Purchafcs and Mortgages on lhat Side the Water He had not been long in that Kingdom before he was obliged to return to Exglzaa to prefer e his Employment which was strongly bunted by a & t Favourite and the be could not enoct upon better Terms than that of parting with the idcibanal Salary of his Place which was immediately bestowed upon the Courtier In Consideration of v hich he obtained a Priry Seal for Rernictonof all his Debts to tr e Crown and the Confirmation of his Post which he enioyed nil his Death which happened in the Year 1620 in the 69th of his Age upon the 4th of September He was buried in the Church of St Audten in Dublin with the following Epitaph Hereh etbeEarrhieRemainesofÆriflrifPirfi veil late of Sydetibam in the County of Somerset cc E6j Son of Gorge Son of David Son of letmtu Son of Rals 2d Son of Sir Richard and Brother of RalsPercrvaliLoidof Wtftm in Gwrdam in the Counbeof Smerset afore&ide Eiq attended from an auntiente Familie whicbe hare florished in those Panes for more than five hundrede Yeres Whkhe Rjcharde havinge pasted thro variouse Fortunes Goode and Evile did Exercise diverse memorable Employmentes in the Courte of Wardea and Liveries under that renounce Lorde Rtberte Sic tf Erie of Saljsburye Master of tbefcyde Courte in England in the Raigne of her late Majeftye of Blessyd Remembraunce as also of his acred Majesty e that now is wbereine havinge approved himselfe of ample and lucrative Utilitye unto the Crowne he was transmytted from that Kingdome in the Yere of our Lord God Sixteene hundrede and seaventeene to performe the lyke Services in this upon the Estabiishmente of a Commiflion then ap pointed for the Wardes therein and havinge in the Office of Register under the laid Commiflion tra vailed with equal Payne to hymselle and Prosite to his Majeftye for the Space of three Yeres he was cc called away to paye another Service before the Throne of the Almightie Kynge of Kynges upon the 4th of SeptemberTM the Yere of our Redemption One tboulande six hundrede and twentye and of his owne Age the Sixty and ninthe His

NEHGR Elizabeth Yorke Second Wife of Edmund Percival: The name of the family of the second wife of Edmund Percival's is given in one source as "York" and in another as "Panthuit" - but the name "Panthuit" is not found in a standard reference book on English names.  Fortunately, a chancery suit gives Elizabeth's maiden name. In 1547-48 Thomas Yorke, Edmund Percivall, Elizabeth his wife, Richard Parker, and Phillippa his wife, sued Philip Yorke concerning goods of Roger Yorke, sergeant-at-law, deceased, father of the said Thomas, Elizabeth, and Philippa. For Edmund Percival and his second wife Elizabeth Yorke to have had seven children, all of whom were born before August 1550 (the date of his will), Edmund and Elizabeth must have been married before 1543, and probably before 1535.

Lineage from The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells in America.

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