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Sir Hugh Pershall, Knight

Birthplace: Horsley, Staffordshire, England
Death: after circa 1488
Horseley, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Pershale and Helen de Pershale
Husband of Juliana Pershall
Father of Sir Hugh De Pershall; Humfrey Purcell; Humphrey Peshall and Elizabeth Younge
Brother of Hugh De Pershale

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About Sir Hugh Pershall, Knight

  • History and genealogy of the Pearsall family in England and America Vol. 1
  • Pg.557
  • *10. SIR RICHARD DE PESHALL, son of Adam de Peshale, Chapter 17, Section 1, married Joan de Chetwynd, daugher and heir of Reginald de Chetwynd of Co. Salop, Chapter 18, Section 2. Children: -
    • 1. *9. THOMAS DE PESHALL, Chapter 19, Section 1.
    • 2. Humphrey de Peshall, Chapter 19, Section 3.
    • 3. Nicholas de Peshall, Chapter 19, Section 4.
    • 4. Adam de Peshall. .... etc.
  • Pg.727
  • 9. SIR THOMAS DE PESHALL, son of Sir Richard de Peshall, Chapter 18, Section 1, married Philippa Bennet, daughter of Richard Bennet de Boteyle (now Butley), Chapter 19, Section 2. Children:-
    • 1. *8. NICHOLAS DE PESHALL, Chapter 20, Section 1.
    • 2. Richard de Peshall, Chapter 20, Section 3.
  • Thomas Peshall is referred to in a deed made by his father, which reads as follows:
  • ... etc. (Translation: Be it known to those present and to come what I Richard Peshall and Joan my wife of the home, &c. to our son Thomas, mil. and his wife Philippa Bennet, our lands and tenements in Knighton and Caverswell, in Staff. &c.) .... etc.
  • Pg.761
  • 8. NICHOLAS DE PESHALL, son of Sir Thomas de Peshall, Chapter 19, Section 1, married Helen, daughter and coheir of Hugh de Malpas, Chapter 20, Section 2. Child: -
    • 1. *7. HUGH DE PESHALL, Chapter 21, Section 1.
  • Nicholas de Peshall was sheriff of Stffordshire, 14 Henry VI (1436). He was Actively engaged in the warfare then rampant in Staffordshire-Shropshire. Of course he was an important factor in the party composed of his family and their associates. His brother Richard appears to have been the family leader in this generation .... etc.
  • Pg.785
  • 7. HUGH PESHALL, son of Nicholas de Peshall, Chapter 20, Section 1. Child: -
    • *6. 1. SIR HUGH PESHALL, Chapter 22, Section 1.
  • The pedigree of the family as given by Rev. John Persall and the Pedigree of the Pearsall family of Wallsbridge, make Sir Hugh Peshall the son of Nicholas Peshall; whereas the latter was father of Hugh, and grandfather of Sir Hugh. The Visitations of 1614, 1663-64 allowed the descent there claimed, but as the same time indicated that there was a generation intervening between Nicholas and Sir Hugh, which is confermed by the records, which disclose his part in the War of the Roses, as a partizan of the side of the house of Lancaster. This statement of the pedigree of Hugh Peshall is confirmed by a comparison with the generations of descent from Humphrey Peshall brother of Sir Thomas Peshall, grandfather of Hugh Peshall, as is clearly shown by the following chart: .... etc.
  • 6. SIR HUGH DE PESHALL, son of Hugh de Peshall, Chapter 21, Section 1, married Juliana, widow of John Sandford and daughter of Sir Roger Corbet of Moreton Corbet Castle, Salop. Child: -
    • 1. *5. HUMPHREY PESHALL, Chapter 23, Section 1.
  • Sir Hugh took part in the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, where he was one of the four who were knighted on the field. .... etc.
  • Pg.808
  • 5. HUMPHREY PERSHALL, son of Sir Hugh de Peshall, Chapter 22, Section 1, married Helena, daughter of Humphrey Swinnerton of Swinnerton Castle and his wife Ann, daughter of Thomas Swinnerton of Hilton, Chapter 23, Section 2. She was the widow of John Delves (The Delves Family Genealogy of Cheshire). Child: -
    • 1. *4. JOHN PERSHALL, Chapter 24, Section 1.
  • Humphrey Pershall only survived his father one year, so that he had no opportunity to make any impression upon the records of Staffordshire. His whole life was spent in turmoil of thw Wars of the Roses except the last four years unter the rule of King Henry VII. of the House of Lancaster and Tudor. He died in 1489. .... etc.
  • The alliance between Humphrey Peshall and his wife is of unusual interest as thereby we became again double Peshalls. The Swinnerstons were originally Peshalls and both the father and mother of Helena were Swinnertons, hence by her marriage with Humphrey Peshall she was coming right back into the original line of her own ancestry, even though it was of course many generations removed. The following chart give the ancestry of Helen Swinnerton beginning with Stephen the son of John de Swinnerton and his wife Eleanor de Peshale.
    • CHART
  • *1. Stephen (de Swynnerton) de Usewall, oe. as a juror 1276 = Joan de Waure; ch: John, Robert (m. Joan Hastang), Gilbert, Richard, Stephen de Swynnerton.
  • *2. Roger de Swynnerton ae. 1278. Lord of Swynnerton, 1286, a knight 1290; ob. 1298 = Joan, dau. of Sir Robert de Hastang. rel. 1298-1290.; ch: Sir Roger (m. Matilda _), Sir John (m. Anna Montgomery), Richard, Nicholas, Stephen, Alexander de Swynnerton.
  • *3. Sir Roger de Swynnerton, Kt. of Swynnerton a minor in 1300; summoned as a Baaron 1337; died 1338. = Matilda relict 1357; ch: Sir Roger (m. Matilda _), Robert, Sir Thomas (m. Matilda Holand), Richard, Humphrey (m. Hillaria _) de Swynnerton.
  • *4. Sir Thomas de Swynnerton, Knt. Banneret, heir to his brother Robert; died 1361. = Matilda, dau. of Sir Robert de Holand of Yoxhall, Knt.; ch: Sir Robert (m. Elizabeth Beck & Joan _), Anna (m. John Le Beysin & Thomas Latymer), Alice (m. Sir John Gresley), Roger de Swynnerton.
  • *5. Sir Robert Swinnerton knight, died 1385-6. = Elizabeth, dau. & heir of Sir Nicholas Beck, Knt. 1st wife.; ch: Matilda (m. Humphrey de Peshale & Sir Wm. Ipstones & Sir John Savage); = Joan, 2nd wife.; ch: Thomas (m. Cicely _) de Swynnerton.
  • *6. Thomas de Swynnerton Lord of Swynnerton, 1396 1410 = Cicely rel. d. about 1436.; ch: William (m. Elena Trumwyn) de Swynnerton.
  • *7. William de Swynnerton Esq. Lord of Swynnerton. dead before 1429. = Elena dau. of . . Trumwyn.; ch: Humphrey (m. Anna Swynnerton).
  • *8. Humphrey de Swynnerton of Swynnerton, Esq. inf. set. 1429. dead before 14 Feb. 1464. = Anna, dau. & coheir of Thomas Swynnerton of Hilton, Esq., remarried to John Mitton, of Weston-under-Lizard, Esq. died 27 Mar. 1470.; ch: Helen (m. Humphrey Peshall), Humphrey (m. Joan _), John (m. More or Moode), William, Roger, Anne (m. Humphrey Persall) Swynnerton.
  • Helen = Humphrey Peshall son of Sir Hugh of Horsley.
  • Ancestry of HELEN SWINNERTON. The Swinnertons were originally Peshales and, as we have seen, Adam de Peshale (I) married Alice Swinnerton and therefore, in Chapter 16, Section 2, the pedigree of the Swinnertons was fully set forth. It will only be necessary therefore at this place to continue the line of Swinnerton from John Swinnerton and his wife Eleanor de Peshale. ..... etc.
  • Pg.829
  • *4. JOHN PERSHALL, son of Humphrey Peshall, Chapter 23, Section 1, married Helena Harcourt, daughter of Thomas Harcourt, Chapter 24, Section 2, and his wife Isabella, daughter of Hugh Egerton of Winehill. He was born in 1485. Children:-
    • 1. *3 RICHARD PERSHALL, Chapter 25, Section 1.
    • 2. Ralph Peshall, Cahpter 25, Section 3.
  • John Peresall de Chekeley in Cheshyre had a motto, .... etc.
  • _________________________
  • Collections for a history of Staffordshire Vol. 5 pt.2 The Heraldic Visitations of Staffordshire Made by Sir Richard St. George ... By Sir Richard Saint-George, Sir William Dugdale
  • Pg.239
    • Peshall of Horsley. Pg.239-241
  • Joh'es Swinnerton, miles, D'n's Manerii de Peshall, 55 H. 3. = ch: Ricardus (m. Margeria Knighton) Peshall.
  • Ricardus Peshall, miles, a0 55 H. 3. = Margeria, filia et haeres Hugonis Knighton, D'ni de Knighton.; ch: Adam (m. Agnes Caverswell & .... Weston), Ricardus Peshall.
  • Adam Peshall, Dominus de Peshall. = Agnes, filia et haeres Jo. Caverswell.; ch: Ricardus (m. Johanna Chetwynd) Peshall; = .... filia et haeres Jo'is Weston, D'ni de Weston sup. Lizard.; ch: Adam Peshall
  • Ricardus Peshall, miles, a0 17 E. 3. = Johanna, filia et haeres Reginaldi Chetwynd, Filii et haered. Joh'is Chetwynd, militis.; ch: (Pg.240 Thomas (m. Philippa _ & Alicia Knightley) Peshall
  • Pg.240
  • Thomas Peshall, miles. = Philippa, ux. 1ma.; ch: Ricardus (m. Margareta Malpas), Nicholaus (m. Helen' Malpas) Peshall; = Alicia, filia et haeres Rogeri Knightley.; ch: Humfridus (m. Matildis Swinnerton) Peshall.
  • Nicholaus Peshall, 2 filius, duxit Helen', filiam et cohaeredem Hugonis Malpas de Checkley.; ch: Hugo (m. Juliana Corbett) Peshall de Horsley
  • Hugo Peshall de Horsley, mles. = Juliana, filia . . . . Corbett de Morton.; ch: Maria (m. Georgii Blount), dau. (m. _ Chetwind), dau. (m. _ Bassett), dau. (m. _ Brereton), Humfridus (m. Helena Swinnerton) Peshall.


  • The history of the Parshall family (1903)
  • Pg.2
  • SIR RICHARD DE PERSHALL, son of Sir Richard Pershall, by Alice Swinnerton, his wife. He was a Knight and a person of great power in Staffordshire, having been high sheriff, an office in those days of great authority, 7 Edward III (1333) and from the 11th to the 15th (1337-1341) of the same King. He m. Margaret dau. and heiress of Hugh, Lord of Knighton, and thus added that manor to his possessions. He was succeeded by his son
  • SIR ADAM DE PERSHALL, who was sheriff 15 Edward III (1341), and who made a similar accession to his estate by marriage with two heiresses, the daus. of John Weston, Lord of Weston Lizard, in the County of Salop
  • Pg.3
  • and John de Coverswall, of Bishop's Offley. By the former he had a son and heir
    • SIR ADAM DE PERSHALL, of Weston Lizard, whose grandson and heir another ....
  • By the latter he had a son
  • SIR RICHARD PERSHALL, who acquired a considerable fortune with his wife, Johanna, dau. and heiress of Reginald Chetwynde, of Chetwynde, and left a son and heir
  • SIR THOMAS PERSHALL, Knight, living 4 Richard II (1370), who, by his first wife. Philippa, had two sons
    • RICHARD } who m. temp. Henry IV (1399-1413), two sisters, the daus.
    • NICHOLAS } of Hugh Malpas, of Checkley. and thus brought great estates into the family.
    • Richard, the elder son, left two daus. m. temp. Henry VII (1485-1509), the elder Isabella, to Sir Thomas Grosvenor; and the younger, Jocosa, to W. Pigott, of Cheshire. Of Nicholas more presently.
  • Sir Thomas, by his second wife, Alice, dau. of Roger Knightley, of Knightley, in Staffordshire, left a son
    • HUMPHREY, of Over Tayne, father of ....
  • The second son of the first wife
  • NICHOLAS PERSHALL, by Helen, his wife, dau. and co heiress of Hugh Malpas, left a son and heir
  • HUGH PERSHALL, ESQ., the first of the family, who resided at Horseley, in the County of Stafford. He was sheriff 4 Henry VII (1489) and by Julia his wife, dau. of Sir Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet, had a son and heir.
  • Pg.4
  • HUMPHREY PERSHALL, ESQ., of Horseley, who m. Helen, dau. of Humphrey Swinnerton, Esq., of Swinnerton Castle, and widow of Henry Delves, Esq., and had issue ....


  • The Parshall family, A.D. 870-1913 : a collection of historical records and notes to accompany the Parshall pedigree (1915)
  • Pg.70a
  • Johes Swinnerton, miles, dus manorii de Peshall, 55, H. 3.; ch: Richardus (m. Margeria Knighton) Peshall.
  • Richardus Peshal, miles, A0 25 E. 2. = Margeria, filia and haeres Hugonis Knighton, Dus de Knighton.; ch: Adam (m. Agnes Caverswall & dau. Weston), Richardus de Peshall.
  • Adam de Peshall Dominus de Peshall. = Agnes, filia et haeres Jo. Caverswall.; ch: Richardus (m. Johanna Chetwynd) Peshall; = filia et haeres Johis Weston, Dus de Weston-Super-Lizard.; ch: Adam (de Weston Super-Lizard) Peshall.
  • Richardus Peshall, miles A0 17 E. 3. = Johanna, filia et haeres Reginald Chetwynd filius et haeres Johis Chetwynd, miles; ch: Thomas (m. Alice Knightley & Phillipa _) Peshall
  • Thomas Peshall, miles. = Phillipa, ux 1.; ch: Richardus (m. Margareta Malpas), Nicholas (m. Helen Malpas) Peshall; = Alice, fil et haeres Rogeri Knightley; ch: Humfidus (m. Matilda Swinnerton) Peshall
  • Nicholas, 2 fil. duxit Helen, filiam and cohaeres Hugonis Malpas de Checkley; ch: Hugo (m. Juliana Corbett) Peshall
  • Hugo Peshall de Horsley, miles. = Juliana, filia _ Corbett de Morton.; ch: Humfridus (m. Helena Swinnerton), Maria (m. G. Blount), dau. (m. _ Chetwynd), dau. (m. _ Basset), dau. (m. _ Brereton) Peshall.


Excerpts from Pearsall Genealogy Vol. II; pg. 790

Sir Hugh took part in the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, where he was one of the four who were knighted on the field.

The following appears in the Harleian MSS. No. 1241, published in volume 29.

The Visitations of Shropshire 1623, page 431.

Rex vicecom 'Salop precip Ric'o Sandford qd reddit Hugoni Peshall ar. et Juliana uxor eius quae fuit uxor Joh'i de Sandord rationabilem dotem in Brockton Roughall et Iuietes Ano. 10 E. 4.

Translation: The King orders the vice count of Salop Richard Sandford that he give to Hugh Peshall, armiger, and Juliana his wife who has been the wife of John de Sandford her reasonable dower in Brockton, Roughall and Iuietes, anno 10 Ed. 4 {1471).

Hugh Peshale, knight, of Horseley. Keeper and Justice of the Peace of Staffordshire, 1485-1489, {Staff. Hist. Col, vol. 1912, page 317.}

November 4, 1488, Hugh Persall, knight, sheriff of Staffordshire (account rendered by widow of Horseley). {ibid., vol. 1912, page 283.}

Sir Hugh Peshall resided at Horsley, Staffordshire, and he makes the fourth generation of our ancestors who were associated with the house of Lancaster in its efforts to get and to hold the throne of England. As to the house of York, while nominally reigning twenty-four years, nevertheless, so strong was the opposition made by the party of the Red Rose that at no time could it be said that the king of the White Rose was firmly seated upon the throne of England and that peace and harmony prevailed throughout the realm. In fact, in 1470 Edward IV. was driven into exile and Henry VI., the Lancaster king for a very brief period, was restored to the throne only to be speedily replaced by the young York King. At no other period of English history were such cruelties and barbarities practised as in the Wars of the Roses.

On April 9, 1483, Edward IV, after a troubled reign of twenty-two years, died, and left as his heir a son Edward, who was only thirteen years of age, to succeed him on the throne of England. All that came to him of his father's fortune, rank and estate was lost, as his uncle Richard usurped the throne, and murdered the lad, his nephew, although he was the real king of the house of York. This murder was perpetrated because of an effort to release the young king from prison and place him upon the throne instead of his uncle.

The news of the murder excited throughout the country strong feelings of grief and indignation. But to those implicated in the conspiracy for the liberation of the princes it was more espeically alarming. A new object, however, was presently supplied to them. The male issue of Edward IV, being now extinct, a project was formed for marrying his eldest daughter Elizabeth to Henry, Earl of Richmond, a refugee in Brittany, who was regarded as the head of the deposed House of Lancaster; and Buckingham wrote to the earl to cross the seas, while he and others in England should make an insurrection in his favor. (The Houses of Lancaster & York, by J. Gairdner, page 222-224. Staff. Hist. Col. Vol. 6, pt. 2, page 249.)

The rebellion took place as planned but Richard was cognizant of it all; perhaps he abetted it and so he easily put it down. If the first king of the house of York enjoyed the opposition of the nobles allied with the house of Lancaster the new one had added to this the secret enmity of many of his brother's best friends. King Richard, however, made every effort to get and keep friends.

In Staffordshire most of the gentry were in sympathy with the house of Lancaster. As a result, in the Commissions of the Peace for Staffordshire, issued by Richard III, in the first and second years of his reign, most of the names are those of well known Yorkists. The names of most of the principal gentry of the county are conspicuous by their absence from these lists, the only names of Staffordshire landowners on them being:-John Sutton, Lord Dudley; John Blount of Mountjoy; John Gresley; Richard Wrottesley; Humphrey Persall of Kinlet (he and his son Hugh supported the house of York); Nicholas Mountgomery; Ralph Wolseley and John Cawardyne.

But whatever arts Richard used--cajolery, promises, bribes, or threats--to turn enemies into friends or to defeat the plans of his opponents, they never were successful except partially and for a time.

Richmond, however, had sent messages into England by which he was assured of a considerable amount of support; and he borrowed money from the King of France with which he fitted out a small fleet at Harfleur and embarked for Wales where his uncle, Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke, possessed great influence. Richard, knowing of the inteded invasion, but being uncertain where his enemy might land, had taken up his position in the center of the kingdom.

Following a plan first put in use by his brother Edward during the Scotch war, he had stationed messengers at intervals of twenty-miles along all the principal roads to the coast to bring him early intelligence. But Henry landed at Milford Haven at the farthest extremity of South Wales, where, perhaps, Richard had least expected him; and so small was the force by which he was accompanied that the news did not a first give the King very much anxiety. He professed great satisfaction that his adversary was now coming to bring matters to the test of battle. The earl, however, was among friends from the moment he landed. Pembroke was his native town, and the inhabitants expressed their willingness to serve his uncle, the Earl of Pembroke, as their natural and immediate lord. The very men whom Richard had placed to keep the country against him, at once joined his party, and he passed on to Shrewsbury with little or no opposition. { Ibid., page 231-232}

The King's unsteadfast friendships on the other hand were now rapidly working his ruin. Richard, however, was very naturally suspicious of Lord Stanley, his rival's stepfather, who though he was steward of the royal household, had asked leave shortly before the invasion to go home and visit his family in Lancashire. This the King granted only on condition that he would send his son, George Lord Strange, to him at Nottingham in his place. Lord Strange was accordingly sent to the King; but when the news arrived of Henry's landing, Richard desired the presence of his father also. Stanley pretended illness, an excuse which could not fail to increase the King's suspicions. His son at the same time made an attempt to escape, and being captured, confessed that he himself and his uncle Sir William Stanley had formed a project with others to go over to the enemy; but he protested his father's innocence and assured the King that he would obey the summons. He was made to understand that his own life depended on his doing so, and he wrote a letter to his father accordingly. {Ibid., page 232-23

Richard having mustered his followers at Nottingham went on to Leicester to meet his antagonist and encamped at Bosworth on the night of August 21. The Earl of Richmond had arrived near the same place with an army of 5,000 men, which is supposed to have been not more than half that of the King. That day, however, Lord Stanley had come to earl Richmond secretly at Atherstone to assure him of his support in the coming battle. He and his brother Sir William were each at the head of a force not far off, and were only temporizing to save the life of his son Lord Stanley. This information relieved Henry's mind of much anxiety, for at various times since he landed he had felt serious misgivings about the success of the enterprise. The issue was now to be decided on the following day.

At this time the Earl of Richmond asked for four knights to be detailed as his special body guard. Hugh Peshall was one of those selected for this purpose and it was agreed that the Earl and his special guards should lead the hosts of Lancaster in the battle the following day.

Richard, despising the supposed weakness of his adversary, yet desiring effectually to crush him, led his army, on the 16th, in great regal state, from Nottingham castle to Leicester, which town he entered in open pomp, the crown-royal on his head; and, on the 17th, quitted it in the same manner, expecting to meet his rival at Hinckley. That night he passed at Elmsthorpe, where he pitched his camp on ground call The Bradshaws, where he continued till Sunday the 21st, when both armies came in sight of each other. In the evening Richard removed to Anbein Hill, where he pitched his field, refreshed his soldiers, and too his rest.

At this place King Richard III., as the report hath gone, was entertained here with two unwelcome accidents; the one a prediction, the other a vision. For the first, it was foretold that if ever King Richard did come to meet his adversary in a place that was compassed with towns whose termination was in ton, that there he should come to great distress; or else, upon the same occasion did happen to lodge at a place beginning and ending with the same syllable of An, as this of Anbian, that there he should lose his life, to expiate that wicked murder of his late wife Anne, daughter and coheir of Richard Nevile, Earl of Salisbury and Warwick. The vision is reported to be in this manner: King Richard lying in his tent, there appeared unto him divers fearful ghosts, running about him, not suffering him to take any rest, still crying revenge; which vision he related to his friends in the morning. But Polydire Vergil, in his English History, in the life of Richard III. will not have this to be any vision or dream at all, but only a guilty conscience. Another accident here happened to John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, a chief friend of King Richard; who having a caveat given him by a rhyming distich, as the vulgar Chronicles say, fixed upon his pavilion, which reads,

Jack of Norfolk, be not too bold.

For Dickon thy master is bought and sold.

But as the more received report goeth, the warning was by a letter thrown in his tent, discovering the falling off of the puissant Lord Stanley and the revolt of many other of the nobles; which he, whether upon a strong assurance of the king's power, or the touch of his own allegiance, or, perhaps, deferment of the reading thereof to some fitter time, neglected the perusal, and consequence thereof; and so, with the king, was there slain.

The next morning early, bringing all his men out of the camp into the plain, Richard ordered both horsemen and footmen to be drawn up in a length of line, that their numbers might appear as large as possible. The archers were placed in the front under the command of the Duke of Norfolk and his son the Earl of Surrey. This long vanguard was followed by Richard himself with a chosen band, supported on each side with wings of horsemen. The whole number exceeded 16,000.


  • 'Peshall1'
  • Families covered: Peshall of Chetwynd, Peshall (Pershall) of Horsley, Peshall of Peshall, Peshall of Weston Lizard
  • It is not known if, whether by the following Richard or his wife's mother (Elenor de Peshall) or by one of their descendants, this family is connected to the family of Pateshall on Pateshall1 or that of Pateshulle on PZmisc01.
  • Sir Richard de Peshall
  • m. Alice Swinnerton (dau of Sir John Swinnerton of Peshall)
    • 1. Sir Richard de Peshall or Pershall, Sheriff of Staffordshire (a 1271, 1340)
    • m. Margaret or Margery (dau of Hugh de Knighton of Knighton)
      • A. Sir Adam de Peshall, Sheriff
      • m1. _ Weston (dau of John Weston of Weston Lizard)
        • i. Sir Adam Peshall of Weston Lizard, Salop
          • a. Robert Peshall of Weston Lizard
            • (1) Sir Adam Peshall of Weston Lizard (d 1439)
            • m. Joyce Botetort (d 1455, dau of John Botetort of Weley)
              • (A) Margaret Peshall
              • m. Sir Richard Mitton of Weston under Lizard
              • (B) Johanna Peshall
              • m. W. de Bermingham
      • m2. Agnes Caverswell (dau of John Caverswell of Bishop's Offley)
        • ii. Sir Richard Peshall, 'Sheriff of Shropshire' (a 1350, 1375)
        • m. Johanna Chetwynde (dau of Reginald Chetwynde of Chetwynde)
          • a. Sir Thomas Peshall (of Chetwynd) (a 1380)
          • m1. Philippa
            • (1) Richard Peshall 'of Chetwynd'
            • m. Margaret Malpas (dau of Hugh Malpas of Checkley by dau/heir of Adam de Prayers by Helen dau of Richard Blackenhall of Blackenhall by dau/heir of Hugh Wistason son of the dau/heir of Robert Prayers of Checkley)
              • (A) Isabella Peshall
              • m. Thomas Grosvenor of Bellaport
              • (B) Joyce Peshall
              • m. Richard Pigot of Cheshire ancestor of Pigot of Chetwynd
              • BP1934 (Chetwynd) shows Isabella & Joyce as daughters of 2 generations earlier, being children of Sir Richard by Johanna Chetwynde, but we follow the Visitation & BEB1841 in showing them as of this generation not least because that appears to fit the dates better.
            • (2) Nicholas Peshall
            • m. Helen Malpas (dau of Hugh Malpas of Checkley, sister of Margaret)
              • (A) Hugh Peshall of Horsley, Sheriff of Staffordshire
              • m. Juliana (or Elizabeth) Corbet (dau of Sir Robert Corbet of Morton Corbet)
                • (i) Humphrey Peshall of Horsley
                • m. Helen Swinnerton (dau of Humphrey Swinnerton of Swinnerton, widow of Henry Delves)
                  • (a) John Peshall of Checkley - continued below
                  • m. Catharine (probably not Hellena) Harcourt (dau of John Harcourt of Ranton)
                  • (b) Richard Peshall
                    • ((1)) Henry Peshall (dsp)
                  • (c) William Peshall
                  • m. _ Hickford (dau of Hamon Hickford)
                    • ((1)) John Peshall had issue
                    • m. _ Wirley of Sussex
                    • ((2))+ other issue - John, Robert, Charles, Francis, Humphrey, Edmund, Anna
                  • (d) Sir Charles Peshall mentioned by Visitation but not by BEB1841
                • (ii) Brereton Peshall
                • (iii) Mary Peshall
                • m. George Blount of Kinlett
                • (iv) daughter
                • m. _ Chetwind of Chetwind
                • (v) daughter
                • m. _ Bassett
          • m2. Alice Knightly (dau of Roger Knightly of Knightly)
            • (3) Humphrey Peshall of Over Tayne (d 1388)
            • m. Matilda Swinnerton (dau/coheir of Robert Swinnerton, later married Sir John Savage)
              • (A) Richard Peshall
              • m. Alice Knightly (dau of Robert Knightly of Gowsell)
                • (i) Humphrey Peshall 'of Knightly'
                • m. Agnes Egerton (dau of Robert Egerton of Wrenhill)
                  • (a) Sir Hugh Peshall 'of Knightly' (d 1484)
                  • m. Isabella Stanley (dau/(heir?) of John Stanley of Pipe)
                    • ((1)) Catherine Peshall
                    • m. Sir John Blount of Kinlett
                    • ((2)) Isabella Peshall
                    • m. Richard Fane of Tunbridge
                    • ((3)) Joyce Peshall
                    • m. Humphrey Wolrych of Dudmaston
                  • (b) Jane Peshall possibly of this generation
                  • m. Richard Sandford of Sandford (b c1448, d 1520)
      • B. Richard Peshall
  • Main source(s): Visitation (Staffordshire, 1614 & 1663-4, Peshall of Horsley), BEB1841 (Peshall of Horsley) with a little support/input from King's Staffordshire Pedigrees (1664-1700, Pershall or Peshall)
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Sir Hugh Pershall, Knight's Timeline

Horsley, Staffordshire, England
Age 15
Wolverhampton, S, England
Age 20
Age 25
Chekely, Stafford, England
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