Peek of Hazelwood

Joan Pyke

Female - 1544

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  • Name Joan Pyke 
    Gender Female 
    Died C 1543/44 
    Person ID I1734  Peek Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 

    Family Richard Peke,   b. C 1490,   d. C 1540  (Age ~ 50 years) 
     1. Richard Pyke (Peke),   b. C 1520,   d. C 1570  (Age ~ 50 years)
     2. John Peke,   d. 1577?
     3. William Peke,   bur. 12 Jun 1564?, Blackawton Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Probably wife of the Richard Peke. In Devon, as in certain other counties, there was a system of granting leases for three lives, the tenancy passing by lineal inheritance. The Bedford Estate Survey of the Manor of Blackawton dated 1585 reveals that Joan Pyke was the first of three lives to hold the tenancy of the Abbotsleigh farm and that when she died in 1543/44 the tenancy was claimed and granted to her son Richard Pyke (Peke) as the second of three lives on 23 March 1543/44. As the date of her husband's death is not known it is not clear when and in what circumstances Joan Pyke obtained the tenancy. When Torre Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538 the Manor of Blackawton was acquired (in 1539) by Lord John Russell, later first Earl of Bedford of the second creation. It is possible that the last Abbot of Torre, Simon Rede, granted the tenancy of the Abbotsleigh farm direct to Joan Pyke at the time of the dissolution on a three lives basis if, as is likely, her husband was already dead.