Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I6197
  • Name: Adam or James Purdon
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1516 in Kirklington, Cumberland, England
  • Death: in Lurgan Race, co Louth, Irealnd
  • Residence: Lurgan Race, Louth, Ireland
  • Note:

    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)
  • _UID: 9F1C28B8B0434922B3EF1C865727981568C6
  • Change Date: 3 MAY 2008

    Marriage 1 Jane Little b: ABT 1513 in Thornhill, Cumberland, England
    • Married: APR 1535 in St Patricks, Dublin, Ireland 1
    1. Has Children Jane Purdon b: 1540 in Rathfarnham, Dublin
    2. Has Children Margaret Purdon

    1. Text: IGI
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