PRIDEAUX, Walter, of Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Walter does not appear in the pedigrees of either branch of the Prideaux family seated at Adeston and Orcheton, Devon.1 On the occasions, apart from his election to Parliament, that he is mentioned in the records, it was to do with transactions concerning property in or near Plymouth: he was referred to in a petition addressed to the bishop of Winchester when chancellor as being a feoffee of property in the town; in 1427 Michael Archdeacon, the treasurer of Exeter cathedral, granted him and his heirs messuages in ‘Mayneston’ in the nearby manor of Compton Gifford; and he brought suits for trespass and debt in 1427 and 1430 at royal courts held at Plympton.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. J. Maclean, Trigg Minor, ii. 218-41; Vivian, Vis. Devon, 616-17.
  • 2. C1/26/112; H.R. Watkin, Totnes Priory and Town, 356-7; SC2/168/4, 6.