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James Pknnyman, esq. of Ormsby, in the county of York, from whose eldest son and heir, Colonel Sir James Prnnyman, knt. of Ormsby, created a baronet in 1063-4, the extant baronets of Ormsby derive (see Bcr&e's Peerage and Baronetage), had an illegitimate son,

William Pennyman, one of the masters in chancery, father of

i. William PennYuan, esq. of Marske,inthe county of York, who was created a Baronet flth May, 16:8. Sir William was a zealous supporter of the royal cause, and in high favour with the king, who made him governor of Oxford and colonel of a regiment of foot. He m. Anne, daughter and heir of William Atterton, esq. but died issueless 22nd August, 1043, and was buried in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms—Gu. a chev. erm. between three half-spears, broken staves, or, headed arg.

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i. William Prpperkll, descended from a Cornish family, but a native by birth of New England, his greatgrandfather having settled there, was bred a merchant, and attained high reputation and wealth in the mercantile world; but bis private affairs, although numerous and weighty, not entirely engrossing his attention, he devoted the remainder of his time to the service of the public. He was early in life chosen to represent his town in the great and general court, and sooner than customary had a scat at the board as one of his majesty's council, to which place of honour he was ever afterwards elected until the time of his decease. He was also a colonel in the

militia of New England, and so highly did he stand in public estimation, that when the project was formed by the New England government for the reduction of Louisbourgh, he was made choice of and commissioned by the governors of the several provinces to commaud the troops upon the important occasion. It was the united voice of the province " that his appointment to the chief command gave them great satisfaction and hopes;" and those hopes were not disappointed, for Louisbourgh, after sustaining a siege of forty-nine days, surrendered to the arms of Lieutenant-General Pepperell, with the fortresses and territory thereunto belonging, thus crowning the expedition with triumph. For this signal service he was created a Baronet 15th November, 1746, " as Sir William Pepperell, of the province of Massachusetts, in North America," and had a grant of arms conferred upon him at the same time to perpetuate the memory of the event. Sir William m. Mary, daughter of Samuel Hirst, esq. of Boston, in New England, and died, aged sixty-three, 22nd August, 1759, leaving an only daughter and heir,

Elizareth, who m. Nathaniel Sparhawk, merchant, of New England, and had issue,

Nathaniel Sparhawk, whose son was recently residing in Aim-rica.

William Sparhawk, who succeeded to the property of his maternal grandfather, and took the name of Pepperell.

Samuel Sparhawk.

Andrew Sparhawk.

Mary Sparhawk, Mi. to Charles Jervis, M.D. of Boston. At the decease of Mr William, the Baronetcy ExPired.

Arms— Arg. a chevron gu. between three pine-cones vert, with the augmentation of a canton of the second, charged with a fleur-de-lis of the first.


Created 9th Nov. 1774.—Extinct 18th Dec. 1816.


i. William Sparbawx, esq. son of Nathaniel Sparhawk, of New England, merchant, by Elizareth Pepperell, only daughter and heir of LieutenantGeneral Sir William Pepperell, bart. having become heir to his grandfather at the decease of that distinguished officer in 1750, assumed the surname of PepPerell, and was created a Baronet 9th November, 1774. He m. 12th November, 1767, Elizabeth, daughter of the Hon. Isaac Royal), of his majesty's council in Massachusetts' Bay, and had issue,

William-koyall, b. 5th July, 1775; d. 27th September, 1798. Elizareth Royall, m. the Rev. Henry Hutton, M.A. rector of Beaumont, in Essex, and survives his widow with four sons and six daughters. Mary, m. to William Congreve, esq. of Congrevc, in Staffordshire, and of Aldermanston, in Berkshire. Harriet, relict of Sir Charles Thomas Palmer, bart. of Wanlip Hall, in Leicestershire. Sir William d. 18th December, 1816, when the BaronEtcy Expired, and his daughters became his heirs. The American estates were confiscated during the war ot the Independence.

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Richartp or PERs HALL, 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. Hugh, lord of Knighton, and thus added that manor to his possessions. He was s. by his son, Siit 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 Offley. By the former he had a son and heir, SIR ADAM DE PESHALL, of Weston Lizard, whose grandson and heir, another SiR ADAM PEs HALL, left two daughters, his co-heirs, viz. MARGARET PEshall, who m. Sir Richard Mytton, and conveyed to him the estate of Weston Lizard. (Refer to BURKE's Commoners, vol. ii. p. 518.) JoHANNA Pesh ALL, m. to W. de Birmingham.

By the latter he had a son, Sir Richart d be PEs HALL, 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 PEs HALL, knt. living 4 Richard II. who, by his first wife, Philippa, had two sons, Richard, u who m. temp. HENRY IV. two sisters, £} the daughters of Hugh Malpas, of Checkley," and thus brought great estates into the family. Richard, the elder son, left two daughters, m. in the time of HeNRY VII.; the elder, Isabella, to Sir THoMA's GRosvenoa; and the younger, Jocosa, to W. Picort, of Cheshire. Of Nicholas, more presently. Sir Thomas, by his second wife, Alice, daughter of Roger Knightley, of Knightly, in Staffordshire, left a son, Huw Pan Y, of Over Tayne, father of Richard, who m. Alice, daughter of Robert Knightly, esq. of Gowsell, and had a son, Humprey, father of Hugh Prshall, who, by his wife, Isabella, daughter and heir of John Stanley, of Pipe, left three daughters, his co-heirs, viz. CATH ERINE, m. to Sir John Blount, knt. of Kinlett, in Salop.

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| since Feb. 1712. sided at Horsley, in the county of Stafford.

He m. Margaret, daughter and heir of


IsABELLA, m. to Richard Fame, of Tun. bridge, in Kent. Jocosa, m. to Humphrey Wolrych, of Dudmaston, in Salop. The second son of the first marriage, Nicholas Pesh ALL, by Helen, his wife, daughter and co-heir of Hugh Malpas, left a son and heir, HUGH PEsh (LL, esq. the first of the family who re. He was

sheriff 4 HENRY VII. and by Julian, his wife, daugh.

ter of Sir Robert Corbet of Morton Corbet, had a son and heir, HUMPHREY PEshall, esq. of Horsley, whom. Helen,

| daughter of Humphrey Swinnerton, esq. of Swinner. ton Castle, and widow of Henry Delves, esq. and had issue,

John, of Checkley. Richard, whose son, HENRY, d.s.p. William, from whom descended John Peshall, of Naples. The eldest son and continuator of the family, John PEs HALL, esq. of Checkley, n. Hellena, daughter of John Harcourt, esq. of Ranton, in the county of Stafford, and left a son and heir, Richard PEshall, esq. who m. Isabel, daughter and heir of Thomas Rolleston, esq. of Derbyshire, and had seven sons and two daughters. The eldest son, Thomas PEshall, esq. succeeding to the family estates, resided at Horsley. He m. Joanna, daughter of Sir Edmund Fettiplace, of Berkshire, and was s. by his son, 1. John PEs HALL, esq. of Horsley, in Staffordshire, who was created a B.A.Ron Er by King JAMEs I. 25th November, 1612, and in four years afterwards was sheriff of the county. He in. Anne, daughter of Ralph Sheldon, esq. of Beoly, in the county of Worcester, and had issue, Thomas, his heir, b. in 1596, who *- Bridget, daughter of Sir William Stafford, knt. of Bla. therwick, and dying in the lifetime of his father, left John, successor to his grandfather. Bridget, m. to George, son of William Massey, esq. Anne, m. to Christopher Hawley, esq. Elizabeth, m. to Sir Robert Bosvile, of Bianna. Lettice, m. to John Barber, gent. of Flashbrook.

Humphrey, ancestor of the Plish ALLs of Haine, to

whose representative the Baronetcy of Horsley is said to have passed at the decease of Sir Thomas Peshall in 1712.


William (Sir), m. first, Mary, daughter of Richard Thimelby, esq.; and secondly, Frances, daugh ter of Walter, Lord Aston.

John, m. Bridget, daughter of Robert Knightley, esq. of Warwickshire.

Anne, m. to Sir Richard Fleetwood, bart. Elizabeth, m. to William Scot, esq. of Sussex. Dorothy, m. to William Stanford, esq. of Perry hall. Jane, m. to Richard Colvert, esq. of Corkerem Katherine, m. to James Pool, esq. of Wirhall. Margaret, m. to Richard Brent, esq. Frances, m. to John Stanford, esq. of Sayford Sir John d. 13th January, 1646, and was s. by * grandson,

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11. Sia John PEs HALL, who m. in 1660, Frances, daughter of Colonel Thomas Legh, of Adlington, in Cheshire, and dying in 1701, was s. by his son,

111. SIR THow As PEs HALL. This gentleman m. Miss Medcalf, and had a son,

John. who m. Charlotte, daughter of Thomas, Lord Colepeper, and died before his father in 1706, leaving two daughters, his co-heirs, viz. FRANCEs, in to Thomas Ireland, esq. of the county of Salop, and had a son. ARABELLA, baptized in 1702, m. to John, third Earl of Breadalbane. Sir Thomas d. in February, 1712, and since that time the BARos Etcy has lain bor MANT.

Arias—A cross forme flourette sa.. on a canton gu.a wolf's head of the first.


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THow as PETrus, an opulent citizen of Norwich, who lies buried in St. Edmund's Church, Lombard Street, London, was father of Johs. PETrus, of the city of Norwich, gent. who m. Mrs. Dethick, widow of Simon Dethick, esq. and left a son and heir. Thomas PETrrs, esq. mayor of Norwich in 1591, who *. Christian, daughter of Simon Dethick, esq. of Norfolk, and had issue, John (Sir), his heir. Thomas, mayor of Norwich in 1614, died in 1620, leaving by Cecily, his wife, daughter of William King, of Hempstead, in Norfolk, William. of London, who m. Mary, daughter of Sir Peter Gleane, knt. of Norwich, and had a numerous progeny. Alexander, who left issue. William, d.s. p. Elizabeth, m. to Augustine Whale, gent. of Norwich. Cicely, m. to Humphrey Camden, of London. Anne, m. to Mr. Alderman, Robert Debny, of Norwich.

C REATED 23rd Sept. 1641.

Extinct 31st July, 1772.

The eldest son,
Sir John PETrus, knt. m. Bridget, daughter and
ce heir of Augustine Curtis, esq. of Honnington, in
Suffolk, and had one son and four daughters, viz.
AccusriNE, his heir.

Anne, *. to Robert Knightly, esq. of Offchurch, in the county of Warwick. Christian, m. to Sir Peter Saltingstall, knt. of Barkway, in the county of Hertford. Bridget, m. to Martin Sidley, esq. of Morley, in Norfolk. Elizabeth, d.s. p. Sir John, who left a benefaction to the preachers of the Cathedral Church at Norwich, which is commemorated by an annual sermon, d. 9th April, 1613, and was s. by his son, Six A cat's riNE PErr Us, who, like his father, re

ceived the honour of knighthood. He m. first, Mary, daughter of Henry Wylett, esq. of Lynn, and had a Son,

Thomas, his heir.

Sir Augustine m. secondly, Abigail, daughter of Sir Arthur Heveningham, knt. of Heveningham, in Suffolk, and by that lady had two other sons, viz. Thomas, (bearing the same name as his half-brother,) m. Anne, daughter of Calibut Walpole, esq. of Houghton, which lady surviving him. m. secondly, Sir Henry Hungate, knt. of Bradenham, in Norfolk. John. The eldest son, 1. Thomas PETrus, esq. of Rackheath, in the county of Norfolk, for his zeal and fidelity to the royal cause, was created a BARoNET by King CHARLEs I. 23rd September, 1641. Sir Thomas m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Knyvet, knt. of Ashwellthorpe, in Norfolk, and had issue, Thomas, his heir. Augustine, d. s. p. John, successor to his elder brother.

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The PEY'rons, Camden observes, have had a common progenitor with the UFFoRDs, who became Earls of Suffolk," the founder of both being William Mallet, a Norman baron, who was sheriff of Yorkshire in the 3rd of WILLIAM I. and obtained grants of sundry lordships and manors from the crown, amongst which were Sibton and Peyton Hall, which he possessed at the time of the survey. “Iselham (says the same author) formerly belonged to the Bernards, which came to the family of the Peytons by marriage. Which knightly family of Peyton, flowed out of the same male stock, when the Uffords, Earls of Suffolk, descended; albeit they assumed the surname of Peyton, according to the use of that age, from their manor of Peyton Hall, in Boxford, in the county of Suffolk.”

The first of the family by the name of PEYron upon record, was

REGINALD de PEYton, second son of Walter, Lord of Sibton, younger brother of Mallet, sheriff of Yorkshire. This Reginald held the lordships of Peyton Hall, in Ramshold and Boxford, in Suffolk, of Hugh de Bigod; he was sewer to Roger Bigod, Earl of Nor. folk, and gave lands to the monks of Thetford, to pray for the soul of Hugh Bigod. He had two sons, WilL1AM, who held certain lands in Boxford, of the fee of the abbey of St. Edmundsbury, as appears by charter of his nephew John, and

John DE PEYToN, to whom King STEPHEN and his cousin-german, William de Cassineto, Lord of Horsford, granted all his lands in Peyton, to hold, as his ancestors before held the same. This John had four sons, viz.

1. John (Sir), the elder.

11. Robert, who was lord justice of Ireland, temp. HENRY III. and Edward I. He was Lord of Ufford, in Suffolk, and assumed the sur

name of Ufford therefrom. 111. Peter, Lord of Peyton Hall, who held lands in Ramshot and Peyton, in the time of King

Joh N. He was father of
Robert, who was s. by his son,
Sir John de Peyton, knt. whose male line
seemed to fail, temp. Edward III.

1 v. John, the younger, who sold to John his eldest brother, all the lands which he had in Boxford, of the fee of the abbey of St. Edmond's and Stoke Neyland, which their father, John

de Peyton, and William, their uncle, formerly possessed.

The eldest son,
Sir John de Pryton, succeeded his father, and was

Lord of Peyton Hall, in Boxford, while he possessed lands beside in Stoke Neyland, in Suffolk. He floarished under HENRY III. as appears by a catalogue of knights in that reign. His wife was Matilda de Bueriis,t by her he had three sons and one daughter, viz.

John, his heir.




His eldest son, SIR John DE PEY toN, knt. who served in the par. liament held at Westminster, 29th Edward I. as one of the knights of the shire for Suffolk, soon after which he died. He had three wives, Agnes, Agnes, and Clementia, and was s. by his son, SiR Robert De Peyton, who in many of his evidences is styled Chevalier and Monsieur. He had two wives, first, the Lady Christiana de Apleton, widow of William de Apleton, and heir to lands in Haxwell and Boxford, who died 19th Edward II. leaving no chil dren, and was buried at Stoke Neyland, with great pomp, the funeral expenses being thus set down: “fifty quarter of wheat £4. 10s. one hogshead of wine C53. 4s. four muttons 5s. each, eight bacon hogs 24s, ten calves,” &c. His second wife was Joan de Marney, of the noble family of the Marneys, of Layor Marney, in Essex, by whom there was issue, John (Sir), his heir. William, from whom there was a release to his father, Robert, dated 13 Edward III. John, jun. to whom William Castelayne, John de Rikell, &c. granted the manor of Beedles, in Waldingfield, 5 EDw ARD III. The eldest son, SIR John DE PEYroN, m. Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Gernon, knt. of Lees, in Essex, Lord of Wicken, in Cambridgeshire, and of Bankwell, in the county of Derby, and in her right possessed the manor of Wicken, as in the 17th Richard II. he jointly, with her, held part of the manor of Esthorpe, by the service of one knight's fee. He d. in Richart's reign, his wife in the 2nd of HENRY V. Their son and heir, John DE PEYToN, esq. wedded Joan, daughter and heir of Sir Hammon Sutton, of Wickesho, in the county of Suffolk, and thus that estate came into the family. By her (who m. secondly, Sir Roger Drury) he had John, his heir. Thomas. Robert.

Margery, m. to Thomas Daubeny, esq. of Sherrington, in Norfolk.

He died about the 5th of HENRY IV. and was s. by his

son, John DE PEY'ron, then in minority. He m. Grace,

daughter of John Burgoyne, esq. of Drayton, in the

county of Cambridge, and had issue,

* Of this family, says Sir William Dugdale, which afterwards arrived to great honour, I have not seen any thing memorable, until the 53rd of HENRY II, when Robert, a younger son of John de Peyton, of Peyton, in Suffolk, assuming his surname from the lordship of Ufford, in that county, became Robert be Ufford, his son, S1R Roseat DE UFroRD, was summoned to parliament as a baron in 1308, and his son and successor,

Robert DE UFFord, second baron, was created EARL of Sur Folk in 1337. The earldom expired in 1382. The BARoNY is still in aberance. BUR KE's Extinct and Dormant Peerage.

LE NEvE calls her Matilda, sister and heir Symond de Notelle.

JortN, his heir. Thomas.

Anne, m. to Jeffry Lockton, esq.

He died in the flower of his age, the 6th October, 4 HENRY W. and was s. by his elder son,

John DE PEY to N, who died a minor, 29th October, 11 HENRY WI. and was s. by his brother,

Thomas DE PEYroN, then seventeen years of age, and seised of the manor of Esthorp. His mother, Grace, dying the 6th May, he was found her heir to the manor of Messing, which was held of the crown, as of the honour of Keynes, by the service of one knight's fee, also of the manor of Binchall, and the castle. Upon the feast of All Saints, 18 HENRY VI. his age was proved at Cambridge, viz. twenty-two years, at which time it was sworn by John Welford, that he was born and baptized at Dry-Drayton, in that county, A.D. 1418, many agreeing in the verdict; among whom Robert Chapman alleged, that the day on which he was born being the feast of St. Valentine, there was a great storm; one knew it by the great wind; another broke his leg by a fall from his horse; another, for that his wife was buried; another, for then his lease was burnt; another, for then his daughter Margaret was burnt; another fell from a tree and broke his arm, as the several jurors deposed upon their oaths. This Thomas was sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, 21st and 31st of HENRY VI. and about the 17th of Edward IV. he began to rebuild the church at Iselham, agreeing then with John Waltham, alias Sudbury, free-mason for the same. In the chancel of which church he lies interred, having a monument erected there to his me. mory. He m. first, Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Bernard, knt. of Iselham, by that lady he acquired the estate of Iselham, and had issue,

THoMAs, who m. Joan, daughter of Calthorpe, of Norfolk, and thus acquired the manor of Cal. thorpe, with other lands in that county. He died before his father, leaving

RoBERT (Sir), heir to his grandfather.

Elizabeth, m. to Edward Langley, esq. of Knowlton, in Kent.

Jane, m. to John Langley, esq. of Lowleworth, in Cambridgeshire.

Anne, m. to John Asheby, esq. of Harefield, in Middlesex.


His widow, Joan, m. William Mauleverer, esq.

Margaret. Grace.

• This Christopher and his wife were buried in Iselham Church, on the roof whereof was cut in wood,

‘Pray for the good Prosperity of Christopher Peyton, *And Elizabeth his Wife, and for the ' of Tho. **as Peyton, esq.; and Margaret his Wife; Father ‘and Mother of the said Christopher Peyton: and • for the Souls of all the Posterity of the said Christopher Peyton.”

* Three sons, namely,

1. Thomas, of St. Edmundsbury, customer of Plymonth, who by Lady Cecilia Bourchier, daughter of John, second Earl of Bath, left a son,

Sir Henry Peyton, “who followed long the wars in the Low Countries, and was knighted by JAMEs I. He m. Lady Mary Rogers, widow of Andrew Rogers, esq. of

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III. Henry, of London, m. Mary, daughter of William Pickering, also of London, and left posterity.

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