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Families covered: Yard of Bradley, Yarde of Bridgewater, Yard of Christon Ferrers, Yard of Churston Court, Yard of Sharpham

Thomas Yard of Bradley (b c1503, d c10.1557)
Nichols shows Thomas as having had 11 (unnamed) children by his 1st wife and Edward, Gilbert, William, Richard, John (d young) + 10 other unnamed children by his 2nd wife. We follow Vivian.
m1. Elizabeth Lewson (a 1543, dau of John Lewson of Warwickshire)
1. Edward Yard of Chirston Ferrers (bur 04.01.1582-3)
  Nichols shows Edward (a 1619)as father, by Agnes Stroud, of Edward (dvp 1612) father, by Elizabeth Norcott, of Giles, Edward, Anne & Lettice. We follow Vivian.
  m1. Agnes Stroud (bur 17.11.1586, dau of William Stroud of Newnam)
  A. George Yard of Chirston Ferrers (bur 09.05.1638, 3rd son)
m. Christian Giles (bur 07.02.1618-9, dau of John Giles of Bowden)
  i. Edward Yard of Chirston Ferrers (bpt 23.04.1583, bur 13.02.1611-2)
  m. (01.11.1603) Elizabeth Norcott (dau of Walter Norcott of Crediton, m2. Barnabas Potter, Bishop of Carlisle)
  a. Edward Yard of Churston (bpt 24.04.1608, bur 13.08.1658, 2nd son)
  m1. (05.05.1636) Elizabeth Fownes (bur 06.12.1650, sister (not dau) of John Fownes)
  (1) Edward Yard of Churston Court (bpt 22.02.1638, bur 11.08.1703, 2nd son)
m. Anne Warre (bur 27.05.1697, dau of Thomas Warre of Somerset)
  (A) Edward Yard of Churston Court (bpt 04.03.1668-9, bur 10.11.1735)
  m. (07.12.1696) Susanna Sparke (bur 20.10.1733, widow of Henry Northleigh of Peamore)
  (i) John Yard of Churston Court (bpt 10.05.1702, bur 16.11.1773, 4th son)
  m. (18.01.1726-7) Mary Shepherd (bur 06.02.1750-4, dau of Francis Shepherd)
  (a) Edward Yard (dvp bur 06.08.1752)
  (ii) Francis Yard of Ottery St. Mary (bpt 27.02.1703-4, bur 26.01.1749-50)
m. (19.12.1758) Elizabeth Northleigh (m2. Rev. Thomas Lee of Dunchideock)
  (a) Susanna Yard (bpt 24.07.1740)
  m. (03.12.1763) Sir Francis Buller of Downes
  (iii)+ other issue - Edward (bpt 14.10.1697, bur 18.10.1697), Edward (bpt 14.11.1699, d young), Robert (bpt 10.21.1700-1, bur 11.01.1729-30)
  (B) Dorothy Yard (bpt 21.05.1667)
  m. Alexander Luttrell of Dunster
  (C) Anne Yard
  m. (23.08.1681) John Fownes of Kittery Court
  (D)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 31.10.1672), Mary (bpt 10.09.1675), Elizabeth (bpt 16.03.1670-1), Amy (bpt 09.03.1673-4)
  (2)+ other issue - Giles (bpt 02.04.1637, d young), Sampson (bpt 15.09.1639), John (bpt 12.01.1640-1, bur 14.04.1641), John (bpt 16.02.1641-2), Thomas (bpt 16.04.1644), Henry (bpt 06.08.1645), George (bpt 25.09.1649), Elizabeth (bpt 27.07.1647, bur 05.08.1648)
  m2. (30.10.1655) Jone (bur 16.09.1675, widow of Samuel Kellond of Totnes)
(1)+ other issue - Giles (bpt 13.01.1656-7, a 1682), Christopher (bpt 18.05.1658, d before 03.11.1682)
  b. Jane Yard (bpt 20.10.1605)
  m. (04.03.1632-3) Gilbert Hody
  c. Lettice Yard (b c1609)
  m. (05.09.1639) Henry Northleigh
  d.+ other issue - Giles (b 03.10.1604, bur 23.08.1635), Elizabeth (bpt 26.11.1606, d young)
  ii. Giles Yard (bpt 18.09.1584, bur 24.10.1644) had issue
  m. Anne (bur 18.10.1670)
  iii. George Yard (bpt 19.02.1587-8, a 1620) had issue
  m. Elizabeth
  iv. Mary Yard (bpt 05.05.1594-5)
  m. (05.02.1620-1) William Churchill
  v.+ other issue - William (bpt 22.02.1595-6, bur 06.01.1596-7), Christopher (bpt 22.05.1597, d young), John (bur 04.08.1600), Agnes (bpt 19.02.1592-3, d young)
B. John Yard of Morwell (bur 28.06.1620)
  m. Elizabeth Snellinge (dau of John Snellinge of Hemersdon)
  i.+ issue - John, James
  C. Mary Yard
  m. Christhoper Gray of Dorset
  D. Elizabeth Yard (bpt 08.01.1575)
  m. John Lowman of Dorset
  E.+ other issue - Richard (bpt 08.04.1562, d young), Arthur (a 1557, dsp), Francis (dsp, Captain), Margaret (dsp)
  m2. Anne Hockmore (dau of Gregory Hockmore)
  I. son (d young)
  J. Bridgett Yard
  m. _ Commin
  K. daughter
  m. _ Sheers
  L. daughter
  m. _ Land of Churchstowe
2. Peter Yarde (bur 11.08.1573, 4th son)
  m. Johana Yorke (d before 12.02.1609-10, dau of Thomas Yorke of Wellington)
A.+ issue - Matthew (bur 12.01.1572-3), Richard (bpt 10.11.1572, a 1606, had issue)
3. Maria Yarde
  m. John Symonds of Birmingham (Serjeant at law)
4.+ other issue - John (d young), Nicholas
m2. Joan Hurst (d 10.03.1591, dau of William Hurst, alderman of Exon)
6. Gilbert Yard of Bradley (b c1540, d 11.09.1620)
  m. (03.05.1568) Joane Grigg of Exeter
  A. Gilbert Yarde 'of Bradley' (b c1580, d before 22.11.1625)
  m. Judith Heale (dau of Walter Heale of Newton Ferris) (d before 1622)
  i. Walter Yard 'of Bradley' (b c1598, bur 14.11.1655)
  m. Jane Savery (dau of Robert Savery of Slade)
  a. Robert Yard (dsp bur 28.01.1657-8)
  b. James Yard of Bradley (d 03.09.1670)
m. (31.12.1657) Michel Blackaller of Stoke Gabriel (bur 30.01.1668-9)
  (1) Elizabeth Yard (bpt 23.09.1664, a 1725)
  m. (12.04.1697) Gideon Maynard of Cornwood
  (2)+ other issue - Gilbert (bpt 15.03.1665-6, d 10.08.1671), Joan (bpt 03.03.1659-60)
  c. Gilbert Yard (bur 07.01.1691-2)
  m. (c02.1671-2) Elizabeth Northleigh (dau of Henry Northleigh of Peamore)
  (1) Gilbert Yard of Sharpham (bpt 17.02.1672-3, bur 24.12.1707)
  m. (17.01.1694-5) Joane Blackaller (bur 19.11.1725, dau of Henry Blackaller of Sharpham)
  (A) Gilbert Yard of Sharpham (b 18.07.1698, a 1725)
  (B)+ other issue - Henry (a 1725), Joan (b 18.07.1698, a 1725)
  (2) James Yard (bpt 18.05.1682, d before 21.01.1740-1, 5th son)
Joan (bur 28.02.1719-20)m.
  (A) Gilbert Yard, last of Highweek & Bradley (bpt 02.09.1715, bur 31.08.1759)
  (B)+ other issue (a 1725) - James (bpt 01.03.1718-9), Elizabeth (bpt 26.01.1717-8)
(3)+ other issue - Henry (bpt 26.08.1674, a 1690), James (bpt 13.12.1677, d young), Robert (bpt 10.01.1679-80, a 1690), Walter (bpt 23.03.1684-5, a 1690), Thomas (bpt 08.12.168-5, a 1690), Elizabeth (a 1690)
  d. Susanna Yard
  m. (16.04.1655) Peter Woodley
  e. Joane Yard (a 1676)
  m. (21.10.1660) Richard Halse of Sherwell
  ii. Gilbert Yard of Ottery St. Mary (b c1602, bur 25.08.1679)
  m. Jane (bur 08.08.1688)
  a. Judith Yard (a 1676)
  m. (18.04.1661) Nicholas Fry (a 1676)
  b. Mary Yard (a 1676)
  m. _ Fry (a 1676)
  iii. Elizabeth Yard (a 1676)
  m. John Hals (a 1676)
  iv.+ other issue - Lennard (b c1612, a 1620), Michael (a 1676), Judith, Joane, Dorothy, Frances
  B. Henry Yarde of Bridgewater (d before 06.12.1641)
  m. Christian (d before 15.05.1642)
  i. Gilbert Yarde of Bridgewater (b 1616, d before 11.06.1640)
m. Susanna (a 1641)
  a. Henry Yard (a 1641)
  ii. Mary Yard (a 1642)
  C. Mary Yard (a 1620)
  m. John Gere of Kene (a 1620)
  D. Ursula Yard (a 1620)
  m. Josias Eveling (sb Evelegh) (a 1620)
  E.+ other issue (a 1620) - Richard, William, Arthur, Thomas, George, Joane
7. Richard Yard 'of Bradley' (b c1544, a 1620)
  m. (c05.1583/16.01.1581-2) Katherine Gould (dau of Thomas Gould of Staverton, relict of John Tuckin)
  A. Gilbert Yard 'of Bradley' (b c1585, a 1620)
m. Elizabeth Beare (dau of Richard Beare of Chudley)
  i.+ issue (a 1620) - Gilbert (b c1610), Richard (b c1612), Hugh (b c1614), William (b c1617), Alice (b c1607), Elizabeth (b c1618)
  B.+ other issue (a 1620) - Richard (b c1612), Hugh (b c1614), William (b c1617), Alice (b c1607), Elizaberth (b c1619) mentioned by Nichols
8. William Yarde 'of Cosby' (b 24.10.1547, bur 08.10.1636)
  Vivian mentions a William (a 1557) in this generation but provides no more information on him. Nichols provides the following.
  m. (26.07.1584) Elizabeth Walton (bur 27.04.1633, dau of Thomas Walton of Bushby, relict of John Bent)
  A. Elizabeth Yarde (bpt 23.10.1586)
  m. (12.11.1606) Tobias Heyrick (d 1627, rector of Houghton, son of Robert of Leicester)
  B. Joan Yarde (b 27.09.1588)
  m. (23.01.1615) Francis Chamberlin
  C. Margery Yarde (bpt 28.09.1589, d before 1619)
  m. Edward Hill of Parva Pipe
  D. Eleanor Yarde (bpt 04.11.1596)
  m. (22.06.1618) John Cotes (son of A(lexander) of Knighton)
  E.+ other issue - John (b 20.04.1585, bur 08.05.1619), Sabine (b 19.07.1592, bur 09.04.1614), Mary (bpt 25.03.1599, d unm), Jemima
9.+ other issue (a 1557) - Michael, Elizabeth, Mary, Susan, Alice

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Yard of Bradley') with support/contradiction and some input (as reported above) from 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 1, 1807, 'Pedigree of Yarde of Cosby', p145)
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