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James Percival

Male 1467 - 1536  (69 years)


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  • Name James Percival 
    Born 1467  of Weston-in-Gordano, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jun 1536  [5
    Buried Chapel of St. Mary Magdalen, Church of St. Paul, Weston-in-Gordano, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I22198  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2020 

    Father John Percival,   b. 1447,   d. 25 Sep 1498  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Joan Cheddar,   d. 28 Nov 1499 
    Family ID F17689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Kenne 
    Children 
    +1. Edmund Percival,   b. Abt 1506, of Weston-in-Gordano, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1551  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also spelled Perceval. According to the 1789 Peerage of Ireland, he was made a Knight of the Bath on the occasion of the 14 Nov 1501 marriage of the prince Arthur, son of Henry VII, to Catherine of Aragon.

      "In 13 Henry 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 Exford, a great living dependant upon his manor of Eastbury, which had been usurped for above a hundred years successively by Sir Richard Cheddar, Talbot 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 (besides collaterals) from the reign of K. Henry III to the year we have mentioned, 1524, and establishes thereby an accuracy in the accounts of this family, that can be found in few others." [The Peerage of Ireland, or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom, citation details below]

      The abovementioned pleading is transcribed in A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery, volume 1, pages 417-19.

      Both of the eighteenth-century sources here claim that James Percival died in 1550, but Fradd and Richardson (citation details below) cite both his 15 June 1536 will and his IPM (1536, Exchequer Series II, 925:29 - PRO E 150/925/29), the latter of which provides his date of death. The Genealogical History of the House of Yvery reproduces his 1536 will, but (evidently inaccurately) describes it as "dated fourteen Years before his Death".

  • Sources 
    1. [S2707] Brandon Fradd and Douglas Richardson, "The Royal Ancestry of Percival Lowell." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 157:309, 2003., place only.

    2. [S4299] The Peerage of Ireland, or, a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of That Kingdom by John Lodge, rev. Mervyn Archdall. Volume 2. Dublin: James Moore, 1789.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013., place only.

    4. [S4300] A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery; in its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel, Percival, and Gournay by James Anderson. 2 volumes. London: H. Woodfall, 1742.

    5. [S2707] Brandon Fradd and Douglas Richardson, "The Royal Ancestry of Percival Lowell." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 157:309, 2003.