William PRETTY (PRIDDY) family

1764 marriage
William Pretty, Sojourner in this Parish
  married Sarah TEMPLER at Lydiard Millicent on 3 July 1764 and signed "Wm. Pretty".
Therefore almost certainly not the illiterate William PRIDDY baptised at Purton in 1726 and the subject of Examination in 1764.

I suspect the sojourner was William PRETTY born Melksham in 1739, son of Thomas PRETTY & Jane SOUTHERNWOOD.
Sarah with siblings Frances & Mary are daughters of William TEMPLER & Jane. William & Jane buried in tomb at Lydiard Millicent All Saints.

William & Sarah baptised a son William PRETTY at Lydiard Millicent on the 22 July 1764
William jun. appears to be an only child, and nothing is known of his father thereafter. Did the sojourner move on?

At age 40 William jun. (now PRIDDY) married Jane LEWIS at Lydiard Millicent on 29 July 1807.  Jane already had a daughter Mary bn. 1802)
William & Jane had 4 children:
    my GG grandfather William PRIDDY baptised 29 June 1814
    and 3 daughters Hannah, Leah, & Esther all baptised at Lydiard Millicent.


baptised
married
children
grandchildren
died
surnames
Mary (stepchild)
28 February 1802
John PIERCE
at Wiltshire in 1823
?



Hannah
17 July 1808 Joseph EDWARDS
at L.M. in 1835
6 at Marston Meysey
at least 17 at OXF, GLS,  WIL, LEI, LIN
1878 at Marston Meysey
EDWARDS, HARRIS, HORNSEY
Leah     
26 January 1812 James CLIFFORD
at Purton in 1834
4 at Purton
at least 3 at Chedworth
at least 6 in Northants.
1845 at Purton
CLIFFORD. TRUMAN, REEVES
Esther   
6 August 1816 Alfred MORSE
at L.M. in 1844
3 at Lydiard Millicent
at least 7 at Swindon
1888 at Swindon
MORSE, DANIEL

William jun. died 24 April 1817 at L.M. with the children aged 8, 5, 2, & 8 months.
Widow Jane raised the children with assistance from the Parish Overseer of Poor, 
She remarried to John WELDON in 1822 but he died in 1825, so Parish assistance was again required.
In 1841 the surname is shown as PREDDY, Jane was living with her son William & family, daughter Esther & son, and in 1851 with daughter Esther (MORSE) & family.
Jane died 5 December 1859 age 78 at L.M.

Compiled 2013 by Neville Thomas email