'Petley1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Petley (Petle) of Downe, Petley of Filston (Filson), Petley (Petle) of Halsted, Petley of Riverhead, Petley of Shoreham

John Petle, 1st of Downe, Kent (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272) named Richard by Berry
1. Richard Petle
  A. John Petle or Petley of Downe
m. Juliana Troumer (dau/heir of William Troumer or Trouermer of Downe)
  i. Thomas Petle or Petley (d c1421)
  m. Isabel
  a. John Petle or Petley
  m. Alice Brampton (dau/coheir of James Brampton)
  (1) John Petley of Downe (dspm temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  m. Christiana Philipott (dau/heir of Thomas Philipott)
  (A) Agnes Petley
  m. John Manning of Downe
  (B) daughter
  m. _ Bird of East Ham
  (C) daughter
  m. _ Cassinghurst
  (D) daughter
  m1. _ Smith
  m2. _ Childrens
  B. Richard Petley
  The above comes from HTSK (vol 2, 'Parishes: Downe'), which identifies William as ancestor of Petley of Filston in Shoreham & Riverhead in Sevenoke, supported by Berry. BLG1886 reports that the family "was originally seated at Downe (in Kent) and afterwards at Halsted and Riverhead." HTSK (vol 3, 'Parishes: Halsted') reports that William, second son of Richard, obtained Halsed by marriage to Alyce Bourchier but is unclear whether or not that William was of this generation or the next. We are following Berry in showing that William in the next generation rather than this one.
  m. Margaret
  i. John Petley
  ii. William Petle or Petley of Halsted, Kent (d 1528)
  m. Alyce Bourchier, heiress of Halsted
  HTSK (vol 3, 'Parishes: Halsted') reports that William & Alyce left 2 sons: Stephen & Thomas, "who was of Vielston, in Shoreham, and was ancestor of the branch of this family settled there, and of those now remaining at Riverhead, in Sevenoke". This seems to confirm that this William was the first mentioned by Visitation (1619). Berry supports that view.
  a. Stephen Petley of Halsted
  m1. Lora Brown of Sussex
  (1) Thomas Petley of Halsted (d c1554)
  m. Alice Hammond of St. Alban's
  (A) Thomas Petley of Halsted
  m. _ Polley of Shoreham
  (i) Thomas Petley, last of Halsted (a 1574)
  (2)+ 5 other sons
  m2. Anne Shelton
  (7) Ralph Petley
  (8) Matthew Petley
  m. _ Polley
  b. Thomas Petley of Filston (Vielston or Filson) in Shoreham, Kent
  m(2). _ Plumley
  (1) Thomas Petley of Filston
  m. Friswida (Frideswid) Playne of Tunbridge
  The following is supported by MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), 'Petley', p347+).
  (A) William Petley (dsp)
  (B) Edward Petley (bur 15.06.1614)
(i) George Petley (bpt 20.10.1611)
  (C) Thomas Petley of Filston (Filson) (bur 04.09.1635)
  m1. Dorothea Beresford (bur 12.06.1607, dau of Michael Beresford (Bashford?) of Westram)
  (i) Michael Petley of Filston (bpt 11.03.1592, dvp bur 27.09.1628)
  Visitation (1619) shows Michael and the undermentioned as children of this marriage. However, Visitation (Sir George Armytage 1906, Kent, 1663-8, Petley), which provides the following, shows Michael as son of Elizabeth Came. We follow the former as HTSK (vol 2, 'Parishes: Chelsfield) refers to Ralph as "his only son, by his second wife". This is supported by Berry & MGH.
  m. Mary Gilbourne (dau of Sir Edward Gilbourne of Shoram (Shoreham) by ?? Purefoy of Leicestershire)
  (a) Thomas Petley of Filston (Filson), later of Staplehurst (bpt 31.05.1627, bur 26.08.1689)
  m. (16.02.1646) Elizabeth Perry (bur 19.12.1682, dau/coheir of James Perry of Lenham)
  ((1)) James Petley of Shoreham (bpt 22.07.1662, youngest son)
  m. (after 1663?) Elizabeth Abbot of St. Mary Clay (bur 09.12.1682)
  ((A))+ issue (a 1694) - James (bpt 18.12.1690), Elizabeth (bpt 28.06.1692)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Petley (bpt 26.02.1651, dsp)
  m. (after 1663?) Thomas Major (a 1694)
  ((3)) Mary Petley (bpt 26.12.1653)
  m. (after 1663?) Richard Walter of Staplehurst
  ((4)) Anne Petley (bpt 07.07.1656)
  m. _ Leigh (a 1687)
  ((4)) Katherine Petley (bpt 09.08.1660)
  m. (after 1663?) Benjamin Major
  ((5))+ other issue (a 1663) - Perry (b 22.04.1649, a 1663, d unm), Francis (bpt 28.05.1666, bur 10.01.1672), Thomas (bpt 05.08.1650, d unm bur 01.09.1686), Dorothy (bpt 05.05.1659), Aphra (bpt 31.08.1657)
  (b)+ other issue - Michael (bpt 23.10.1628), Roger (bpt 14.03.1635)
  (ii) Thomas Petley (bpt 27.05.1598, a 1619)
  (a)+ issue ( 1628) - Thomas, George, Elizabeth
  (iii) William Petley (a 1619)
(a) Anthony Petley of Chelsfield (d before 21.06.1656)
  m. Anne
  (b) Robert Petley
  (iv)+ other issue - Edward (a 1619), Dorothy (bpt 15.04.1602, bur 24.121618), Benetta (bpt 24.02.1595, a 1619), Elizabeth (bpt 24.04.1597, a 1619)
  m2. Elizabeth Came (dau of Randolph Came or Cam of London, relict of George Beresford of Squerries (son/heir of Michael))
  (viii) Ralph Petley of Riverhead - continued below
  BLG1886 confuses things slightly by showing that Ralph m. Elizabeth Cam rather than being her son. Berry omits a generation, showing this as the Ralph who married . Jane Selyard. MGH, supported by Visitation (1663), shows this Ralph's wife as ...
  m. Frances Polhill (bur 12.08.1650, dau of David Polhill of Otford)



Ralph Petley of Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent (bpt 12.08.1616, bur 30.08.1650) - continued above
m. Frances Polhill (bur 12.08.1650, dau of David Polhill of Otford) see note above
1. Ralph Petley of Riverhead, Sheriff of Kent (b 1645, d 25.07.1704)
  m. (1667) Jane Seyliard (b 1648-9, d 06.06.1698, dau of Sir John Seyliard of Chiddingstone)
  A. Thomas Petley of Riverhead (bur 03.04.1728)
m. Margaret Gifford (d before 20.05.1724, dau/coheir of Thomas Gifford of Fawkham)
  i. Ralph Petley of Riverhead (b 1675-6, d unm 09/10.1751, 2nd son)
  ii.+ other issue (d unm) - Gifford (d before 21.05.1724), Jane (bur 25.07.1743), other
  B. John Petley of Rochester (b 1671-2, d 28.06.1747)
  m. Jane Lockyer (b 1691-2, d 06.09.1766)
  i. Charles Petley of Chatham, later of Riverhead (b 1714-5, d 27.07.1765)
  m. (13.06.1752) Elizabeth Paul (b c1730, d 19.02.1822, dau of Robert Paul of Ewart)
  a. Ralph Robert Carter Petley of Riverhead (b 24.06.1753, d 19.06.1788)
  m. (06.05.1778) Elizabeth Campbell (b 22.05.1755, d 10.1825, dau of Alexander Campbell of Poole)
  (1) Charles Carter Petley of Riverhead had issue
  m1. (06.11.1806) Annabella Macleod (d 03.12.1812, dau of Donald Macleod of Geanies)
m2. (09.07.1814) Ellen Woodgate (d 03.12.1839, dau of Henry Woodgate of Riverhill)
  (2) Horace Petley had issue
  m1. Elizabeth Sole of Plymouth
  m2. Sarah Twigg
  (3) John Cade Petley (Col.-Comm. RA) had issue
  m. Louisa Valverde de Calderon of Gibraltar
  (4)+ other issue - Elizabeth (d infant), Jane (d young)
b. Elizabeth Petley (b 10.04.1755, dsp bur 13.12.1787)
  m. (1781) Philip Cade of Greenwich
  c. Jane Petley (b 31.12.1758, dsp(ms) 09.06.1844)
  m1. (30.04.1792) Kenneth McKenzie of Tarbat House (d 04.11.1796)
  m2. Donald Macleod of Geanies
  d.+ other issue - Charles (b 30.04.1754, d 07.01.1760), John (b 07.12.1757, d unm 24.08.1792), Twisden (b 09.09.1761, d 07.12.1773), Judith (b 06.07.1756, d unm bur 14.02.1834)
  ii.+ other issue - Jane (d young), Jane (d unm 16.02.1762)
  C. Jane Petley, later of Nettlewell
  m1. Edmund Fowler of Ashe
  m2. (1706) Stephen Lushington of Sittingbourne
  m3. John Nicoll
  D.+ other issue - Ralph (d unm), Frances (bur 29.01.1677)
2.+ other issue - Francis (d 22.02.1663), Michael (a 1650), Thomas (bur 19.07.1647)

Main source(s): 'HTSK' above/below is short for 'The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent', produced by Edward Hasted in the late 1790s. It is available at BHO.
(1) For upper section : HTSK (vol 2, 'Parishes: Downe'), Visitation (Kent, 1619, Petley), CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p232+) with input/support as reported above
(2) For lower section : BLG1886 ('Petley of Riverhead'), MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), 'Petley', p348+) with support from CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p233 & p388)
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