Neville's CROSS and PREDDY/PRETTY ancestors


CROSS of Axminster area


CROSS wives


PRETTY/PRIDDY/PREDDY of Lydiard Millicent (L.M.)




"New"Edward PRETTY 1678 of Westport St.Mary, married Elisabeth c.1704.  11 children at Westport & Holt.  Died at Holt.
Elisabeth HIBBARD 1683,  d/o Robert

Thomas PRETTY 1708 of Westport, married Jane at Erlestoke in 1733,  sons Edward, Thomas & William at Melksham,

Jane SOUTHERNWOOD 1702 of Melksham d/o James


Unknown father of Matthew, Nicholas, & Thomas, all "of Charmouth" when marrying 1779-85 at Axminster

William PRETTY 1739 of Melksham, a sojourner when marrying Sarah in 1764 at Lydiard Millicent

Sarah TEMPLER b. c. 1740-1804
probably the daughter of William TEMPLER 1709-1766


Matthew CROSS  c. 1763 mason "of Charmouth",  married Susanna in 1785 >>>
7 children: Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, George, Susanna, Hannah, Mathew
He has about 1000 identified descendants.
died at Axminster 1842.

Susanna VIRGIN
(daughter of George VIRGIN & Speace MARGERY) 1763-1806, married 1785 Axminster

William PRIDDY 1764-1817 carrier & labourer, paid Land Tax, 1 son William & 3 daughters Hannah, Leah, Esther

Family details
Wm. buried Lydiard Millicent, age 53 when the children were still infants

Jane LEWIS  1781-1859, married 1807 L.M., buried 1859 Lydiard Millicent,  age 78.


George CROSS (eldest son) born Farway ?, baptised Axminster 1798
Farway farm image
 ag. lab., married Mary Ann >>>>
lived at Membury 1827-39
then Axminster, 4 sons: George, James, & William who stayed in UK, & and John as below
Died & buried Axminster 1881

Mary Ann GODDARD of Dalwood 1801-1891, married 1826 Axminster, died & buried 1882 Combeinteignhead.

William PRIDDY 1814-1894 labourer, gardener, farmer. son George & dtrs Sarah & Mary, from 1st marriage.
 son Paul & dtr. Jane from 2nd marriage,
William buried at Lydiard Millicent age 80

Lydiard Millicent church

1. Jane GREENMAN of Dauntsey 1822-1846, married 1841 Walcot St. Swithins, buried Lydiard Millicent

2. Martha GLEED 1815-1887, md. 1851 Lydiard Millicent


John CROSS of Membury 1833-1914 ag. lab., farmer, butcher, moved from Axminster  to Combeinteignhead bef. 1855, married Sarah >>>

Sarah SETTER born Combeinteignhead 1836 (d/o. William & Mary), married John CROSS 1855 Combeinteignhead, buried 1885 Combeinteignhead.

Seven sons migrated to N.Z.  After the death of his wife John moved to N.Z. in 1905 , buried at Temuka N.Z.

George PREDDY 1841-1928 millwright & GWR engineer. Migrated to New Zealand 1874 on Ballochmyle, buried Temuka N.

Elizabeth EDMONDS (from a long line of EDMONDS of Lydiard Tregoze) 1842-1914, married George 1867 Highworth, buried Temuka N.Z.


James CROSS born Combeinteignhead 1865-1948, migrated via Australia to New Zealand 1884 farmer, builder, carrier, buried Temuka N.Z.

<-James married Elizabeth-->

1891 Temuka N.Z.

Eldest of 10 children:  Elizabeth PREDDY born Tabernacle Terrace Stratton St.Margaret 1868 buried Temuka N.Z. 1945.

Neville Thomas email address made on a MacSee map of PRETTY/PREDDY movements in Wiltshire