circa 1590s - 1657
John's signature as witness to his neighbour Francis Dawes' will in 1646. His wife Dorothy was also a witness.
|Children||John, Willam, Edward|
John was probably born in the 1590s somewhere to the west of Derby, possibly Weston Underwood (1). The identity of his parents is not known.
He married Dorothy Senior in Darley on 26th June 1614(2) and they settled (perhaps not immediately) in Weston Underwood. They had at least 3 sons - John sometime around 1617, William probably in the 1620s(3) and Edward in about 1632 (4), and even though John was only a husbandman(5) he was able to pay for his son Edward to go to Repton School and then Cambridge University(4).
John died in 1657, and was survived by his wife(5).
Brief details of his children:
John Pryme of Weston Underwood in the parish of Muginton & Countie of Darbie husbandman being in perfect mind & memorie but deseased in his bodie mindeing to settle & dispose of his estate did make [offer] and declare his Last will & Testamt by word of mouth. To the effect and purpose following upon or about the Ninth daie of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred fiftie seaven. He gave and bequeathed unto Dorothie his wife All the estate he had & appointed her to be his Executrix in the presence of us whose names are published Matthew Pryme his mark, Edward Pryme, Marie Pryme Anne Pryme
The sixth Daie of August in The yeare One Thousand Six Hundred Fiftie Seaven This will was proved at London Before the Judges for Probat of Wills and granting Administracons By the oath of Dorothie yt relict & Executrix as also of ye witness afornamed [.....] To who was granted Admn of the goods Chattes & debts of the sd dec. She the said Dorothie beinge by [Comiss] first sworne trulie to Adminst the same