Pedder, Thomas — 1667-1734

Thomas Pedder was baptised 17 February 1666/7, the son of Thomas Pedder of Preston by his second wife, Alice. He was married to Isabel Pedder, with whom he had five children, none of whom survived childhood. 1

He was probably the Thomas Pedder shoemaker who was employing an apprentice in 1690. 2 If so, then it would Isabel who was ‘the distracted wife of Thomas Pedder, shoemaker’, who was sent to the House of Correction in the town in 1709. 3

The Preston court leet records suggest he had a house near the Friargate barrs in 1695. 4 He was buried 30 August 1734 at the parish church. 5


1 ‘St John, Preston, Lancashire,Baptisms 1642 – 1725, Page 229, Entry 5. Source: Original Register at Lancashire Archives’, n.d., https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html; ‘St John, Preston, Lancashire, Burials 1725 – 1752, Page 110, Entry 10. Source: LDS Film 1278740’, n.d., https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html; ‘St John, Preston, Lancashire, Burials 1693 – 1725, Page 65, Entry 21. Source: LCRO Microfiche PR1435 P2 of 3’, n.d., https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html.

2 David Berry, ed., ‘Indentures – Preston Court Leet’, n.d., https://c5110394.myzen.co.uk/mw/index.php/Indentures.

3 ‘Preston — Sending to House of Correction of the Distracted Wife of Thomas Pedder, Shoemaker.’ (c1708/9), QSP/983/16, Lancashire Archives, https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/28bc027c-8322-4c48-935d-cb817a243883.

4 David Berry, ed., ‘Preston Court Leet Records’, n.d., http://c5110394.myzen.co.uk/mw/index.php?title=Main_Page.

5 ‘St John, Preston, Lancashire, Burials 1725 – 1752, Page 110, Entry 10. Source: LDS Film 1278740’ ‘St John, Preston, Lancashire, Burials 1725 – 1752, Page 110, Entry 10. Source: LDS Film 1278740’, n.d., https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html..

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