Peter Edwards

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Peter Edwards, son of Peter Edwards, was born say 1490.1 He died between 14 October 1550 and 3 October 1551, the dates of his will and it's proving.1,2

Peter married, as her 2nd husband, Susan Samwell, daughter of Richard Samwell and Amy Giffard, between 11 August 1533 and 2 August 1535.2,1

Peter Edwards was of Peterborough, co. Northampton, and of Alwalton Manor in the parish of Alwalton, co. Huntingdon. Alwalton lies just across the Nen River and to the south of Peterborough.

Steenrod quotes from the Victoria History of the County of Huntingdon, v. 3:133-4, and the passage explains much of what we know of the family of Peter Edwards:
It had probably not been the custom to grant leases of the manor till shortly before the dissolution of Peterborough Abey, since the bailiff of Fletton received 16s. 8d. a year from the abbey. In 1535, however, a lease for 30 years was granted to Peter Edward, William Barrett and his wife Joan, daughter of Peter Edward, and their son Richard Barrett. Later the name of Edward's [sic] wife Susan was inserted in the lease with the consent of the abbot. The Dean and Chapter granted the reversion to Richard White, a prebendary of Peterborough, from whom it was acquired by John Mountseven. After the death of Peter Edward, the leases were bought in reversion by his widow Susan, who married John Arundell. She and her suband also obtained a new lease from the Dean and Chapter, in which no former leases were recited. Richard Barrett tried to recover his interest in the manor in 1561, but ti seems clear that Susan, who after the death of Arundell married a third time, remained in possession of the manor and that the reversion passed to her son Edward Edward. The latter died before 1597, when his son Peter was involved in a lawsuit about the lease.2

Family 1

  • Joan Edward2

Family 2

Susan Samwell b. bt 1510 - 1515, d. bef. 23 Feb 1585/86
  • Nicholas Edwards2 d. aft. 1592
  • Amy Edwards3 d. aft. 1592
  • Edward Edwards+2 b. bt 1537 - 1540, d. bef. 16 Sep 1592
This person was last edited on24 Dec 2017


  1. [S2087] Randy A. West, "New Information on the Edwards Ancestry of Alice1 (Freeman) (Tompson) Parke of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Connecticut," The American Genealogist 88 (Oct 2016): 302-309, at 303, further cited as West, "Edwards Ancestry of Alice (Freeman) (Tompson) Parke."
  2. [S1841] Robert L. Steenrod, "Alice (Freeman) (Tompson) Parke," The American Genealogist 29 (Oct 1953): 215-218, further cited as Steenrod, "Alice (Freeman) (Tompson) Parke."
  3. [S1842] Clarence Almon Torrey, "Alice (Freeman) (Tompson) Parke," The American Genealogist 13 (Jul 1936): 1-8, at 8, further cited as Torrey, "Alice (Freeman) (Tompson) Parke."