PRIDEAUX, Humphrey (d.1604), of Westwood in Crediton, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

2nd s. of Richard Prideaux of Theuborough by his 2nd w. Katherine, da. of Sir John Arundell of Trerice. educ. L. Inn 1572, called 1581. m. Joan, da. of John Bevill of Killigarth, Cornw., 2s. 3da.

Offices Held

Butler, L. Inn 1598-9.


Prideaux was a lawyer who presumably owed his return for Helston to his maternal grandfather Sir John Arundell, the recorder. He died in January 1604, leaving his goods and a life interest in his estates to his ‘most dear’ wife, whom he appointed executrix. Both sons and the eldest daughter received £200 and the two younger daughters £160 each. The will was proved 3 Feb. 1604.

Vivian, Vis. Devon, 619; Black Bk. L. Inn, i. 422; ii. 57; HMC Hatfield, x. 90; PCC 16 Harte.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Irene Cassidy