Pedder, Philip — 1702-1727

The Pedders of Preston
Over the course of two hundred years the Pedder family rose to prominence in the town, founding its first bank and entering the ranks of the gentry. The main branch of the family faced ruin when the bank collapsed in 1861, but fortunes were salvaged and the family entered the 20th century with their privileges intact.
The Pedders of Preston

Philip Pedder was baptised 30 April 1702 the son of Richard Pedder, he married Elizabeth Barker of Preston on 2 February 1725/6 with whom he had a child, Richard, baptised 29 November 1726. 1 He died around 1727, in his will he is described as weaver. 2 He served on the court leet jury on May 1726. 3

1 ‘St John, Preston, Baptisms 1642-1725, Page 413, Entry 11. Source: Original Register at Lancashire Archives’, n.d.,; ‘St Helen, Garstang, Lancashire, Marriages 1718 – 1734, Page 45, Entry 1. Source: LDS Film 1278942’, n.d.,; ‘St John, Preston, Lancashire, Baptisms 1725 – 1752, Page 7, Entry 14. Source: LDS Film 1278740’, n.d.,

2 ‘Philip Pedder – Will’, 22 March 1727,

3 David Berry, ed., ‘Preston Court Leet Records’, n.d.,

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