Name: Adam or James Purdon
Birth: ABT 1516 in Kirklington, Cumberland, England
Death: in Lurgan Race, co Louth, Irealnd
Residence: Lurgan Race, Louth, Ireland
Change Date: 3 MAY 2008
Settled at Lurgan Race. (The only reference I can find to such a place is to this man.)
BLG calls him Jame, and says that Lodge?s Peerage calls him Adam.
Re George Purdon, Sheriff of County Clare 1662-3:
George Purdon of Tinneranna, son of Simon (whose father, John, had settled at Tulla, county Clare, and was son of Simon Purdon of Tallagh, county Dublin, who got a pension from Elizabeth for having been lamed in his service of the Crown.] The latter?s brother, Gilbert, obtained a confirmation of arms from the Ulster King of Arms in these terms: ?Since the arms of the old and illustrious family of Purdon . . . are found in our ancient records, and Gilbert Purdon, gent., now of Dublin, son of James Purdon of Kirklington, in Cumberland . . . is sprung from the same place, and having removed from his native place . . . I have confirmed the arms . . . on a field arg: the head of a leopard gu: between a chevron and a chief sa.? Dublin, 12th July, 1588).
(Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare, 1570-1700 by Thomas Johnson Westropp, M.A., Member)
Jane Little b: ABT 1513 in Thornhill, Cumberland, England
in St Patricks, Dublin, Ireland 1
- Jane Purdon b: 1540 in Rathfarnham, Dublin
- Margaret Purdon
- Text: IGI