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 ofTHOMASPEADpainted 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