John de Peshall1

M, b. before 1323
FatherSir Adam de Peshale II d. 8 Jan 1346
     John de was born before 1323 in Staffordshire, England, at the Manor of Peshale in the parish of Eccleshall. John married Anne de Wooten in England. John petitioned for reinstatement of his rights to the Church of Sandon in 1348, which had been seized by the Crown at the death of his father. In answer to his petition, the King ordered an inquest to determine in fact the Church had granted the revenues to the Peshales and if so, had the Peshales quit claimed their rights of in any other way released their rights. The Inquisition found in favor of John and returned the rights of Sandon Church to him.

Additional Notes: These two petitions, one in conjunction with Joan, his father's widow, and one applied for individually, show that by 1344, John had obained his majority indicating he was born no later than 1323.2,3


  1. [S103] Clarence E. Pearsall, History of the Pearsall Family, Volume II: Chapter 18 Richard Peshale 10th in ancestr, section 6 John de Peshale, son of Adam de Peshale, pages 509, 606.
  2. [S989] National Archives of the United Kingdom: Joan, widow of Adam de Peshale, asks that, as her husband was never forfeited in such a way that his heir should be disinherited or that she should be deprived of her dower, she might be given her dower from the lands that were Adam's and were seized into the King's hand, and that his heir might have his inheritance. John de Peshale asks that he might have the term of the church of Sandon, of which church he was seised for two years before his father's death.
    Attornies for the Joan, Richard and John mentioned here: John de Knyghtle and Thomas de Offeleye alternatively, to prosecute the business mentioned here.

    Adam de Peshale; Richard [de Peshale], heir of Adam de Peshale; John de Knyghtle; Thomas de Offeley
    The resultant chancery warrant with which this petition was apparently formerly enclosed (C 81/319, no.18336), is dated 22 May 1347.The two separate entries on CPR 1345-8 p.181 are both dated 20 July 1346.CPR 1348-50 p.162 is dated 6 July 1348.
  3. [S989] National Archives of the United Kingdom: Petitioners: John [de Peshale], son of Adam de Peshale.
    Addressees: King and council
    Places mentioned: Sandon, [Staffordshire]; Combermere, [Cheshire].
    Other people mentioned: Abbot of Combermere; Adam de Peshale.
    Nature of request: Peshale states that the abbot leased the church of Sandon to him for thirty years, which term is still in being. However, following the death of Adam de Peshale it was alleged that the church was held by Adam and it was seized into the king's hand. Peshale requests that he be able to have his term of the church as the law of the land demands.
    Endorsement: The petition is to be brought into Chancery and there the matter is to be enquired of by good men assigned for that purpose to see if the things contained in the petition are true. The inquest thus taken and returned into Chancery, the chancellor when he has examined how the church was leased, and has summoned those that he wishes to summon, and heard the arguments for the king and the party, he is to do justice.

    This is dated to 1348 by the details given in Rot. Parl., vol II, p.175; see also PROME, parliament of January-February 1348, appendix, no. 70. This dating seems to be correct, as a commission was appointed to consider the matter on 6 July 1348 (CPR 1348-50, p.162).