'Pettus1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pettus of Norwich, Pettus of Rackheath

Thomas Pettus of Norwich
1. John Pettus of Norwich
  m. ?? (widow of Simon Dethick)
  A. Thomas Pettus of Rackheath, Mayor of Norwich b 1519, d 07.01.1597)
  m. (29.10.1548) Christian Dethick (bur 25.06.1578, dau of Simon Dethick of Norfolk by Rose, dau of Christopher Crowe of Mileham (son of Richard of Longham) by Christian)
i. Sir John Pettus, Mayor of Norwich (d 09.04.1613-4, MP)
  m. Bridget Curtis (dau of Augustine Curtis of Honnington)
  a. Sir Augustine Pettus (dvp 1612-3)
  m1. Mary Vylett (d 1611-2, dau of Henry Vylett or Violett of Lynn)
(1) Sir Thomas Pettus, Sheriff of Norfolk, 1st Bart of Rackheath (d 21.11.1654)
  m1. Elizabeth Knyvet (d 1653, dau of Sir Thomas Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe)
  (A) Sir Thomas Pettus, Sheriff of Norfolk, 2nd Bart of Rackheath (d 1671)
  m. (by 1640) Elizabeth Overbury (dau of Walter or William Overbury of Barton)
  (i) Elizabeth Pettus (d 10.1705)
  m. Rowland Okeover of Okeover, Sheriff (b 21.09.1651, d 1730)
(B) Augustine Pettus (dsp before 01.07.1661)
  (C) Sir John Pettus, 3rd Bart of Rackheath (b c1640/3, d 25-9.10.1698)
  m. (c05.1670) Mary Burwell (b c1650, d 24.02.1728, dau/coheir of Nicholas Burwell of Gray''s Inn, niece of Sir John (sb Jeffery?) of Rougham)
  (i) Sir Horatio Pettus, 4th Bart of Rackheath (b c1672, d 09.03.1730/1)
  m. (c05.1701) Elizabeth Meers (d before 17.08.1746, dau of Sir Thomas Meers of Kirton)
  (a) Sir John Pettus, 5th Bart of Rackheath (dspm 05.1743!!, 2nd son)
  m. (04.12.1744!!) Rebecca Prideaux (b c1730, d 17.11.1780, dau of Edmund Prideaux of Prideaux Place by Hannah, dau of Sir Benjamin Wrench of Norwich)
  (b) Sir Horatio Pettus, Sheriff of Norfolk, 6th Bart of Rackheath (dsp 31.07.1772)
  (c) Mary Pettus
  m. Leonard Batchelor of Norwich
  (d)+ other issue - Thomas (b c1703, d unm 1723), Anna Maria
(ii) Frances Pettus (d 1700)
  m. _ Faucett (rector of Castor)
  (iii)+ other issue - John, Robert, Charles, Mary (dsp)
  m2. Anne Everard (d 14.01.1662, dau of Arthur Everard of Stow Park, m2. Francis Warner of Parham)
  m2. Abigail Heveningham (b c1592, d 1673, dau of Sir Arthur Heveningham of Heveningham)
  (2) Thomas Pettus (2nd)
  m. (1614) Anne Walpole (dau of Calibut Walpole of Houghton)
(3) Sir John Pettus of Chediston (d 1690)
  m. (1637) Elizabeth Gurnay (dau of Sir Richard Gurnay of London)
  (A) Thomas Pettus
  (B) Elizabeth Pettus
  m. Samuel Sandys of Ombersley (d 04.08.1701)
  b. Anne Pettus
  m. Robert Knightly of Offchurch
c. Christian Pettus
  m. Sir Peter Saltingstall of Barkway
  d. Bridget Pettus
  m. Martin Sidley of Morley
  e. Elizabeth Pettus (dsp)
  ii. Thomas Pettus, Mayor of Norwich (bpt 1552, d 1620)
  m. Cecily King (dau of William King of Hempstead)
  a. William Pettus of London "had a numerous progeny"
  m. Mary Gleane (dau of Sir Peter Gleane of Norwich)
  iii. William Pettus
  BEB1841 reports that William dsp but 'The Pedigree Register' reports that he was "ancestor of the Rolfes of Kelvedon" by ...
  m. Elizabeth Rolfe (dau of Henry Rolfe of Kelvedon)
  iv. Alexander Pettus (a 1591) had issue
  v. Elizabeth Pettus
  m. Augustine Whale (or Whaley) of Norwich
  vi. Cicely Pettus
  m. (13.09.1581) Humphrey Camden of London
  a. John Camden (a 1613)
  b. Susan Camden
  m. Henry Pendleton of Norwich
  (1)+ issue - George. John, Henry, Ciecely, Susanna
  vii. Anne Pettus
  m. Robert Debny (alderman of Norwich)

Main source(s): BEB1841 (Pettus of Rackheath), Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, Pettus), TCB (vol 2, Pettus of Rackheath) with a little input/support from 'The Pedigree Register' (edited by George Sherwood, vol 3, No. 30 (September 1914), p188+)
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