About Maria Pearsall
Maria was born at the manor of Francks in the parish of Horton Kirby, Northamtonshire, England. Maria married Edmund Pershall, son of Richard Pershall and Isabella Rolleston, in 1583 at London, County Middlesex, England. It is assumed Maria died before 26 March 1629 as she was not mentioned in her husband's will that he wrote on that day.
The original Franks Hall was built in 1220, in the reign of Henry III, by a Yorkshire family named Frankish. It was located on the other side of the River Darent, opposite the present house, and its foundations are still visible from the air. In the early part of the 15th century, when Henry VI was on the throne, the Frankish family died out and the house passed to John Martin, whose son of the same name inherited it in 1436,later bequeathing it to his grandson Edward. By this time the somewhat primitive medieval house was falling into decay and early in the reign of Elizabeth I, Edward Martin alienated the estate to Lancelot Bathurst, an alderman of the City of London and member of both the Grocers' and the Merchant Adventurers' Companies. Bathurst had little interest in the damp and dilapidated building and began work on a new house on higher ground on the opposite bank of the river. The existing Franks Hall was completed in 1591, but Bathurst enjoyed his magnificent new home for only three years before he died. He and his wife, Judith, had six sons and four daughters and their eldest son, Randolph, succeeded to the estate. Randolph also had a large family and in turn was succeeded by his son, Edward, the first of the Bathursts to be knighted. Sir Edward's son, Thomas, who qualified as a doctor of medicine at Leyden University was also knighted, by Charles II. He lived at Franks until his death in 1688.
Birth: 1555 in Alderman, Bathurst, London
Death: 15 SEP 1594
Change Date: 28 NOV 2008
Father: Launcelot BATHURST b: 1529
Mother: Judith RANDOLPH
Marriage 1 Edmund PERSHALL b: ABT 1531
* Married: 9 JUN 1567
1. Edmund PERSHALL PESHALL b: 1570 in Horsley, Staffordshire, England
2. Thomas PEARSALL b: 1571 in London, England
3. Mary PEARSALL b: ABT 1583 in Bromley, Kent, England
4. Robert PEARSALL b: ABT 1590
1. Type: Book
Author: Clarence Pearsall
Periodical: History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America
Publication: H. S. Crocker, San Francisco 1928
Page: 1915 pages
Page: Chapter 26, Section 1, Page 856
1. Edmond1 Pershall, son of Richard Pershall and Isabel Rollestar, was born in Horsley, Stafford, England 1531. Edmond died Apr 1629 at 97 years of age.
He married Maria Bathurst. Maria was born in London, England abt 1564. Maria was the daughter of Lancelot Bathurst. Edmond Pearsall changed the name of his family when he entered into business in London in 1552. Thereafter, the family name was spelled "Pearsall". He was a Merchant of the Staple and an officer in the Grocers Guild, the largest financial backer of international trade and shipping. His name is on the list of supporters of the charter for the second Virginia Colony. It was there the family tobacco fortune was made. After a series of land and finance frauds committed by his brother Robert and Robert's heirs against Edmond and his family and business, both Edmond Pearsall and his son Edmond died in Fleet Street debtor's prison.
- Staffordshire pedigrees based on the visitation of that county (1912)
- PERSHALL OR PESHALL - CHART
- Richard Peshall.; ch: Thomas, James, Robert, Edmond (m. Mary Bathurst) Peshall/Pershall
- Edmond Pershall Merch't of Lond. ob. 1629. = Mary d. of Randle Bathurst Ald. of London of ye house of Finchcocks in Kent.; ch: Edmond, Thomas Pershall
- 1. Edmond Pershall of Over in co: Cestr. aet. 63 an 1664.
Maria Pearsall's Timeline
London, Middlesex, England
Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England
September 27, 1594
Horsley, Staffordshire, England
London, Staffordshire, Eng
September 11, 1612
Staffordshire, , England