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Richard de Peshale (de Pershall)

Also Known As: "Pershale"
Birthplace: Checkley, Staffordshire Moorlands , Staffordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Humphrey de Pershale, and Maud Matilda Savage
Husband of Elizabeth de Peshale/Pershall
Father of Humphrey Pershale and Isabel Pershall
Half brother of Alice de Ipstone; Christine Ipstones; Sir John Savage III, of Clifton; William Arnold Savage; George Savage and 13 others

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About Richard de Peshale

  • Richard Peshall, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire1
  • M, #89693, b. before 1388, d. between 1454 and 1458
  • Father Sir Humphrey Peshale1,6,7,4,5 d. b 1388
  • Mother Maud Swynnerton1,6,7,4,5 b. c 1370, d. bt 8 Jun 1414 - 1424
  • Richard Peshall, Esq., Sheriff of Staffordshire was born before 1388 at of Tean in Checkley, Hopton in St. Mary's Stafford, & Patshull, Staffordshire, England.1,4 He died between 1454 and 1458 at of Knightley in Gnosall & Little Wyrley, Staffordshire, England; His wife's name is not known. They had only one son (Humphrey, Esq.).1,2,4
  • Family
  • Child
    • Humphrey Peshall, Esq., Justice of the Peace for Staffordshire+1,2,4 d. 28 May 1498
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 152.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 309-310.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 491.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 522.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 553.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 309.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 490.
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  • Richard Peshall
  • M, #70326, b. circa 1400
  • Father Humphrey Peshall b. c 1375
  • Richard Peshall was born circa 1400 at of Knightly, Staffordshire, England. He married Alice Knightly, daughter of Roger Knightly, Esq., circa 1423.
  • Family Alice Knightly b. c 1400
  • Child
    • Humphrey Peshall+ b. c 1425
  • From:


  • The Parshall family, A.D. 870-1913 : a collection of historical records and notes to accompany the Parshall pedigree (1915)
  • Pg. 102
  • Sir Humphrey Peshall, second son of Sir Richard de Peshall, Horseley and Chetwynd, settled at Hopton, which he had acquired through his marriage with Matilda (or Maud) Swynnerton. Matilda was the daughter of Sir Robert de Swynnerton of Swynnerton, by his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Nicholas de Beck, and heiress of Hopton and Teyne [now Tean], upon whose marriage with Sir Robert, the Beck estates and most of the Swynnerton estates were settled upon their issue. On the death of her mother, between 1369 and 1375, Matilda entered into possession of Hopton and Teyne. Sir Humphrey appears to have died in or before 1388, leaving his wife Matilda still a minor, and in the custody of his father Sir Richard Peshall at Chetwynd. Their son, RICHARD, succeeded to the estates, and married one, ELIZABETH, who occurs later as the defendant in law-suits with the Savages for possession of her estates.
  • These were days of great licence, and during the reign of King Richard II. neither person nor property were secure from violence and rapine. While Matilda, Richard's mother, was thus residing at Chetwynd, in the year 1388, she was forcibly abducted by Sir John de Ipstones and married to his son, William, after signing away her estates to Sir John, who died seised of Hopton and Teyne in 1394.
  • Pg. 104
  • The story is told in certain pleadings in a suit prosecuted at the Stafford Assizes in 2 to 4 Henry IV. In this suit Elizabeth, who had been the wife of Sir Richard de Peshall, is sued by John Savage and Matilda his wife for land in Hopton, Knighton and Tillington in Staffordshire. It appeared that 'on Dec. 8th 1388, Sir John de Ipstones took Matilda by force from Chetwynd to his castle of Ipstones, and imprisoned her there until she granted Hopton to him ; and that he afterwards married her to his son William de Ipstones then only 15 years old, who thereupon entered into possession of Hopton. William had issue Christiana and Alice, and after his death the said Matilda came to his daughters and sought to be re-enfeoffed of the said manor of Hopton, etc., and on their refusal, the said Matilda entered the manor and received the rents until she was dispossessed by force by the said Elizabeth, who had been the wife of Richard.' The jury found for Matilda, with damages of 40 marks. A compromise between the Peshalls and Savages must have eventually taken place by which such of the old Swynnerton estates in Cheshire as were inherited by Matilda under her father's marriage settlement passed to her son Sir John Savage1 of Rock Savage, co. Cheshire, Knight ; and Erdeswick states that the Savages also received, by way of compromise, a moiety of the manor of Teyne which was afterwards called Netherteyne ; while the Peshalls retained Overteyne with Hopton, and the other estates in Staffordshire, which included a third of the manor of Alstonfield, and advowson of the Church of Checkley, etc.
  • Pg. 106
  • According to the Huntebach MS. at Wrottesley, ' the Manor of Little Wyrley was settled in 1438 upon Joan Lee for life, and after her decease to Richard Peshall, the son of Humphrey Peshall, and the heirs of his body, and for want of such issue to Richard Peshall, the son of Sir Thomas Peshall, Kt.' ' This Richard Peshall, son of Humphrey,' continues Huntebach, ' had issue Humphrey Peshall of Knightley, Lord of this Manor of Little Wyrley, who had issue Sir Hugh, whose daughter Katherine married Sir John Blount of Kinlet, Knight,' .................
  • Pg. 108
  • Richard's son, Humphrey Peshall of Knightley, was Sheriff of Shropshire in 1463, and owned, besides Knightley, the manors of Little Wyrley, Hopton, Teyne, Little Onn, Blythewood, Caldon and Waterfall, as well as other land and property in the town of Stafford. The Staffordshire property, he held in accordance with the custom of Borough English by which the inheritance passed to the youngest instead of to the eldest son. This Humphrey Peshall was twice married. By his first wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir Robert Egerton of Wrynehill, Staff., he had an elder son, Hugh, who died before him in 1490, as related below. By his second wife, Letitia,* daughter of Sir Robert Harcourt, who survived him, he had a younger son, Richard (born 1495), who, as youngest son, inherited the property in the town of Stafford, but of whom nothing further is known except that he died in 1520.
  • Sir Humphrey died in 1498, and the following is a transcript of the Inquisition after his death : ' Inquisition taken at Stafford, 7 September, 18 Hen. 7 (1502) to enquire after the death of Humphrey Pessall. The jurors say he was seized of the Manors of Knyghtley, Hopton, Theyne, Blythwood and Little Onne and the advowson of Chekkeley Church, and Manors of Baldon, Watnefall and one-third part of Manor of Astonfeld, co. Staff, and so seized by charter conveyed the same to trustees to the use of himself and his wife Letice and the survivor and Letice still survives. He confirms the same by his will here quoted and dated 8 April 13, Henry VII. (1498). He held other lands (named) in said county. Humphrey died 26 May, 13 Henry VII (1498) and Richard Pessall was then his son and next heir male by said Letice and was aged 3 years. Now 12 June, 19 Henry VII. the said feoffees appear in the Court of Chancery and confirm above and say that Humphrey has issue Hugh who had issue Katherin and died in the lifetime of Humfrey, afterwards at Beaudeley Co. Worcs. Katherin married John Blounte Esq. and is now aged 21 and more, and said Richard was born afterwards and the lands not entailed above should descend to Katherin as daughter of Hugh son of Humfrey. John Blount and Katherine both survive.' '


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Richard de Peshale's Timeline

Checkley, Staffordshire Moorlands , Staffordshire, England
Age 17
Age 35
Of, Knightly, Staffordshire, England