You may be interested in this Carl there could be some conection with the derivitave name we have found use of Peed,Pede,Peade,and even Mac Pead,
Portrait of THOMAS PEAD painted 1578
( Artist: Cornilius Ketel, a Flemish artist permanently resident in England )
the painting is believed to be currently in a private collection in Texas.USA.
Dear Diaspora, > O the wonders of the internet whereby one has, most unexpectedly, > discovered one's roots via the wonderworld of the internet! > If you go to the website: >
you can see the portrait of the gtgggggggggggrandfather of the founder of > the Pead Diaspora!!
[I inquired via a genealogical website whether the > portrait was still extant, and,VOILA!] > >
The following appears in the book ``Portraits in Norfolk Houses'', Vol. > II, 1927, p.295, Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, illus. opp. p. 288: > > 30. THOMAS PEAD. T.Q.L.
Standing, body and face turned partly towards the > sinister, hazel eyes full, short brown hair, slight whiskers, narrow > square beard and drooping moustache, soft felt hat with a narrow rim, on > the head, tilted to the left side. Dress: Black doublet, with narrow white > ``pales'' and small ``bars,'' black cloak with falling collar, fulled > sleeves, having black slashes, and tight at the wrists, six small gold > filagree buttons under the chin, and two at the waist, narrow black belt > with double gold swivel clasp, small high ruff and buff ribbon, with > scallops of a collar below it, ruffles at the wrists; the right hand down > holds gloves, and the left had rests on a skull, which on a green-covered > table, standing on the sinister side of the picture, on the skull >
``Respice finem''; quill pen, paper, sealing wax, a pocket case and > inkstand, with a quill in it, are also on the table. A gold signet ring is > on the first finger of the left hand, which has thereon a coat of arms, > Or, on a bend azure three feet couped above the ankle, argent, which was > granted to Richard Pead of Garboldisham in 1624. At the dexter top is: > ``Ano 1578 aetatis suae 39'', and on the sinister top two Latin > inscriptions:
``Stat sua cuique dies breve irreparabile tempus, Omnibus > est vita sed fainam extendere facta virum, Hoc virtutis opus vivit post > funera vitam.'' ``Integra dum res est seram ... pre meditare mori > flagitiosa cave finem, Mors ibi false metet qua vita industira fenet? ... > suarescet more ubi false manet.''[see translation below]
> > Thomas Pead ``the elder, of Bury St. Edmunds,'' son of Thomas Pead, by > Mary Harleston his wife, the daughter of Thomas Harleston, yeoman, of > Burgh by Mattishall and East Tuddenham; born about 1539; living in 1602 > (see Gawdy MSS., p. 78); Registrar of the Archdeaconries of Norwich and of > Sudbury in Suffolk. He married Katherine, the daughter of [Thomas] PARKER > of Bury St. Edmunds [brother of Arch Parker of Canterbury] . He died in > 1614; Will proved in that year. He was father of Richard Pead of > Garboldisham, to whom the arms were granted. > >
N.B. - It may be recorded here that the discovery of the identity of this > portrait gave Prince Frederick infinite trouble but, at the same time, > afforded him much pleasure. >
Latin script and Translation
"Stat sua cinques [cuique?] dies; breve et irreparabile > Omnibus est vitae; sed famam extendere factis tempus > Hoc virtutis opus - vivit post funera virtus. > Integra dum res est, seram reminiscere finem; > 'Praemeditare mori' - flagitiosa cave, > Moris [mors?] ibi falce metet qua vitae industria sevit > Vitaque sucerexet, mors ubi falce metit." > >
[I obtained the following translation of the above from Prof. Bob > Edgeworth (then) Classics Dept, Australian National University]: > >
"There stands for each man his own fixed day; >
there is a brief and irrecoverable span of life for all men; >
but to extend one's frame by deeds - that is the task of virtue: >
Virtue lives on after death and burial. >
While times are good, remember the ultimate end; >
Think about death in advance - beware of vices' >
Death will reap with the sickle at the point where the bustle of life has > spent itself, and life will rise again where death reaps with the sickle." >
Cheers Gary Pead from Australia
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