PESHALL, OF HORSLEY.
25th Nov. 1612. since Feb. 1712.
RICHARD DE PERSHALL, son of Sir Richard Peshall by Alice Swinnerton, his wife, 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. and from the 11th to the 15th of the same king. He rn Margaret, daughter and heir of Hugh, lord of Knighton, and thus added that manor to his possessions. He was a. by his son, SIR ADAM DE PESHALL, who was sheriff 15 EDWARD III. and made a similar accession to his estate by marriage with two heiresses, the daughters of John Weston, lord of Weston Lizard, in the county of Salop, and John de Caverswall, of Bishop's Offiey.
By the former he had a son and heir,
SIR ADAM DE PESHALL, of Weston Lizard, whose grandson and heir, another
SIR ADAM PESHALL, left two daughters, his co.heirs, viz.
MARGARRT PESHALL, who rn. Sir Richard Mytton, and conveyed to him the estate of Weston Lizard. (Refer to BURKE'S Commoners, vol. ii. p. 518.)
JOHANNA PESHALL, rn. to W. de Birmingham.
By the latter he had a son, SIR RICHARD DE PESHALL, who acquired a considerable fortune with his wife, Johanna, daughter and heir of Reginald Chetwynde, of Chetwynde, and left a son and heir, Sir THOMAS PESHALL, knt. living 4 RICHARD II.
who, by his first wife, Philippa, had two sons,
RICHARD}, who m. temp. HENRY IV. two sisters, the daughters of Hugh Malpas of -
Nicholas} -Checkley, and thus brought great estates into the family. RICHARD, the elder son, left two daughters, rn. in the time of HENRY VII.; the eIder, Isabella, to Sir THOMAS GROSVENOR; and the younger, Jocosa, to W. PIGOTT, of Cheshire. Of NICHOLAS, more presently.