Richard Pershall1,2

FatherJohn Pershall b. 1485
MotherHelena Harcourt
     Richard was born in Staffordshire, England. Richard married Isabella Rolleston, daughter of Thomas Rolleston and Agnes Turvile, circa 1539. He and Isabella were blessed with 8 children. Around 1539, the family was residing in Swynnerton, Staffordshire, England. Richard's generation is the last of this family to live in Staffordshire and Shropshire. Two sons, Edmund, our ancestor, and James went into business: Edmund in London & James in Holland. Thomas and Robert remained in Staffordshire but family records have unfortunately been lost and because of the Reformation, the family seems to have kept their name out of public record. Humplhrey, the youngest child, also moved to London.


Isabella Rolleston b. c 1522


  1. [S103] Clarence E. Pearsall, History of the Pearsall Family, Volueme I: Richard Pershall, son of John Peshall, Chapter 24, Section 1, of Horsley and Chekley, married Isabella Rolleston, daughter of Thomas Rolleston of Rolleston and Leigh in Staffordshire, Chapter 25, Section 2. Children:—
    *2 Edmund Pwshall.
  2. [S916] John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies, page 405 - Richard Pershall who married Isabella, daughrer & heir of Thomas Rolleston of Derbyshire and had seven sons & two daughters.