Procretia Pyke1,2

(circa September 1745 - after 1797)
FatherRobert Pyke2 (say 1720 - Oct 1786)
MotherElizabeth UnknownSurname2 (say 1720 - aft. 1762)
Relationship5th great-aunt of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Procretia Pyke was born cir. Sep 1745 Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG.2 She was baptized on 8 Sep 1745 Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG; Procretia daughter of "Robert Pyke and Elizabeth his wife."2
     Procretia Pyke married George Lobb on 31 Mar 1768 Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, #80 by banns (Feb 14, 21, 28) George Lobb, sojourner and Procretia of this parish George X his mark, signed Procrestie Pyke, wit: Joseph Burgess and John Brooming (which latter witnessed a lot of the parish marriages.)3
     Procretia Lobb married Jonathan Williams on 5 May 1777 Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, the entry (slightly out of sequence) shows Jonathan WILLIAMS & Procretia LOBB, b.o.t.p. married by banns. Both signed, (Procrestie LOBB); Wit: Grace and Elliz GILL.4,5
     Procretia Pyke died aft. 1797 ?Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG.6
     How can one not love a relation with a name like this? So I just had to include her on the web, even though I know very little about her!
I have been contacted by a potential rellie who points out that a Procretia PALMER was buried on 16 Apr 1822 aged 72, the address being where a Richard & Procretia PALMER were both living.
Is this the same Procretia? Jury still out at the moment as the age is starting to edge away from 1745 a tad, making her 50 by 1795 when a son William was baptized at St John nr Torpoint (Cornwall). And subsequently ruled out as the ancestor of my contact when the William she thought might be hers was found to have died at age 8 - adding that she'd found a Processa nee COLEMAN in Plymouth St Andrews who fitted the age better.7,8,9

Names

      As of 1768, Procretia was also known as Procrestie although recorded by the clerks as Procretia, she signed both marriages as Procrestie.3,5 As of 1779, Procretia Pyke was also known as Prottrisha.10

All the other info

     Procretia outlived her husband George Lobb who died in Sep 1769.4,11
     Procretia is assumed to have outlived her husband Jonathan Williams who died in Jan 1788 as there's no Procretia, or similar, WILLIAMS burials 1777 to 1797 in Bere Ferrers.12

Family 1

George Lobb (say 1744 - Sep 1769)

Family 2

Jonathan Williams (say 1745 - Jan 1788)
Child
  • Bettey Williams10 (cir. Jul 1779 - )
ChartsAncestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Last Edited1 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. 1st attempt at deciphering the baptism name was Sisnotia, but the S matches the P of Pyke, so I had another go, aided by the fact that there's a marriage in 1768 of a Procretia Pyke.
  2. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1745 Procretia to Robert & Elizabeth PYKE, from Bere Ferrers Baptisms, extracted May 2007.
  3. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1768 George LOBB & Procretia PYKE, from Bere Ferrers Marriages, extracted May 2007.
  4. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 5 May 1777 Procretia LOBB & Jonathan WILLIAMS, Bere Ferrers, DEV, from Devon Marriages - Transcripts, extracted Mar 2013.
  5. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 5 May 1777 Jonathan WILLIAMS & Procrestie LOBB, Bere Ferrers, DEV, extracted from image Mar 2013.
  6. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Burials 1779 to 1797 Procretia WILLIAMS, Bere Ferrers, searched Mar 2013.
  7. "Lorna's Family History Musings", May 2007, updated Mar 2013.
  8. Christine DOUGLAS, "EM PYKE/LOBB/WILLIAMS/?PALMER? ex Christine D," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Birth 15 Sep 1794 Bap. 22 Feb 1795 William s/o Richard & Procretia PALMER, St John, nr Torpoint, CON, rcvd Mar 2013.
  9. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bur. 16 Apr 1822 Procretia PALMER, aged 72, of Mount St, Stoke Damerel, DEV, extracted Mar 2013.
  10. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 23 Jul 1779 Bettey d/o Jonathan & Prottrisha WILLIAMS, Bere Ferrers, DEV, extracted from image Mar 2013.
  11. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bur. ?21? Sep 1768 George LOBB, Bere Ferrers, DEV, extracted from image Mar 2013.
  12. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bur. 22 Jan 1788 Jonathan WILLIAMS, Bere Ferrers, DEV, extracted from image Mar 2013.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.