Puleston and Horne
page was set up by Robert Sewell in June 2006 to show the Puleston Family
of Emral Hall, Flintshire since the earliest known times. Robert
Sewell graduated from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) in
1967 with a B.Sc. degree in chemistry. After a year of studies at
the University of Toronto's College of Education, he taught high school
science in Collingwood, Ontario for a year and then taught chemistry, physics
and general science in Hamilton, Ontario for twenty-nine years. Robert
Sewell retired from teaching in June 1998.
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The Puleston family of Emral Hall, Flintshire, Wales appears to be fairly
well documented; but there are many conflicts and inconsistencies to be
There is a definite
connection between the Pulestons of Emral Hall in Flintshire and the Hornes
of Pickesley in Shropshire because the ancient Arms of Puleston (Sable,
three mullets argent) are included in the Quartered Arms
of Horne listed in the Shropshire Visitation of 1623.
Mr. Ian Sinclair for information on
the Puleston Family.
Mr. Stephen Perkins for sharing the
Pedigree of the Puleston Family
inherited from his father's cousin,
the late Mr. Arthur Puleston.
Mrs. Margaret Littlejohn for sharing
her family records including information
collected by Mr. Perkins, Mr. Puleston
and Mrs. Harrison.
Mr. Geoffrey R. Horne for sharing his
information on the Horne Family.
Mr. Sewell V. Sample for the photocopy
from The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623.
The information for the following
Generations One to Five comes primarily from:
Burke’s Peerage, 1898, Page 1145.
For details, click on Puleston
Pages shared by Mrs. Margaret Littlejohn
that originated with Puleston researcher Mrs. Sunter Harrison. For details,
click on Pulestons
of Shropshire and North Wales.
Mrs. Sunter Harrison was the author of: The
Early Pulestons Wrexham, 1975 (ISBN 0950478407)
Worthenbury Church, Emral Chapel and the
Pulestons Wrexham, 1990 (ISBN 0950478415)
These volumes are listed at National
Library of Wales but I have been unable to find them
Pages shared by Mrs. Margaret Littlejohn.
Information shared by Mr. Stephen Perkins
from the Pedigree of the Puleston Family inherited from his father's cousin,
the late Mr. Arthur Puleston and from manuscripts in the National Library
of Wales. (Wynstay Manuscript 147 and the Peniarth Manuscript
287 in the Vaughan Book of Pedigrees)
Information shared by Mr. Ian Sinclair from Mrs. Sunter
Harrison: The Early Pulestons Wrexham, 1975.
John Davies: A History
of Wales, Penguin, London, 1993. (ISBN 0713990988)
of the Puleston Family was originally written De Pyvelesdon, and its settlement
in England may be referred to the period of the Norman Conquest.
For details, see Burke’s Peerage, 1898, page 1145.
Sir Richard Pyvelesdon,
of co. Salop, Knight.
shared by Mr. Ian Sinclair indicate that the forebears of Sir Richard Pyveleston
(1) Robert de Pyvelsdon
(2) Eudo de Pilesdon/Pyvelsdon
(3) Hamo de Pyvelsdon
(4) Robert (or Roger) de Pyvelsdon
|Note that Salop
is the same as Shropshire which comes from the Old English
the shire with Shrewsbury at its head. The Normans found the Old English
for both Shrewsbury and
and Scrobbesbyrigscir difficult to pronounce; so they softened
them to Salopsberia and Salopescira. Salop
became the shortened form of both.
The above is from a message (now deleted) at
Richard Pyvelesdon had the following
Living (born?) circa 1220
Died in 1272
Roger Pyvelesdon was appointed
Sheriff of Shropshire in 1241. He was responsible for the vivary
(fish farm) at Aqualate, Newport. He died in 1272, and a cross in
was erected on High Street, Newport
Roger Pyvelesdon had the following
The Puleston Cross
for further details, click on
Roger de Pyvelisdon
Richard de Pyvelisdon
Thomas de Pyvelison, who married Helen,
a niece of Michael Tovey who was Mayor of London in 1244 and 1248.
Thomas fought on the side of Simon de Montfort who led a revolt against
King Henry III. Simon de Montfort ruled England as a military dictator;
and was deposed and beheaded in August 1265. As a supporter of Simon
de Montfort, Thomas de Pyvelisdon was arrested and imprisoned in Dover
Castle. He was released in 1276 and died in 1277.
Sir Roger De Pyvelisdon
of Emral Hall, Flintshire, Wales.
Died circa 1280 - 1304.
Roger De Pyvelisdon was lynched
by the Welsh while attempting to collect taxes for King Edward I.
Some sources claim this lynching occurred as early as 1280, most give 1294;
and Burke’s Peerage, 1898 (page 1147) states he was "sheriff of Anglesey,
33 Edward I., 1304, and keeper of that county; but the Welsh, averse to
foreign rule and taxation, seized upon Sir Roger, and caused him to be
Roger De Pyvelisdon married Agnes
(or Jane) le Clerk a daughter of David le Clerk, Baron of Malpas, and they
had the following children:
Thomas De Pyvelisdon had a son:
Roger Puleston, died after 1295.
Richard De Pyvelisdon
Alice De Pyvelisdon who married Robert
Sir Richard De Pyvelisdon,
Knight of Emral, Sheriff of Caernarovonshire, and representative in parliament
for the borough of Caernarvon.
Born circa 1260 in Ywern, Flintshire,
Mentioned in various documents
from 1278 to 1314.
Living 1316 (Burke’s says “living
9 Edward II” i.e., 1316.)
Angharad (or Agnes) Warren who was born circa 1264 in Warren Hall, Salop.
Angharad is said to have been "a daughter of Sir William Warren,
Knight". Burke’s says her father may have been Sir Griffith Warren.
| Some perhaps overly enthusiastic
online genealogies claim that Angharad Warren was a daughter of William
de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey and Joan de Vere. This implies a descent
from a number of persons connected with the Magna Charta. However,
William de Warenne was born circa 1256 and was killed in a tournament at
Croydon on December 15, 1286. It is uncertain when Joan de Vere was
born, but her father, Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford, was born in 1240.
William de Warenne and Joan de Vere could not possibly have had a child
circa 1264. More research must be done on the descent of Angharad
(or Agnes) Warren.
. . . see Frederick Lewis Weis:
Roots, 7th Edition, Lines 60 and 83;
and Magna Charta Sureties, 5th Edition,
Lines 121 and 151.
Richard and Angharad (or Agnes)
de Warren had the following children who are mentioned in a writ "Ad quod
damunm" dated 3 Edward II (1309) and / or in "Calendar of Patent Rolls"
dated May 29th, 1314 and / or in various documents mentioned in the research
of Mr. Stephen Perkins:
Sir William Pyvelisdon,
of Emral, living June, 15 Edward II (circa 1322); died after 1323.
Elizabeth (may be the same as Isabella
below) who married Philip Chetwynd of Ingestre.
Sir Roger de Pyvelisdon
de Pyvelisdon, who (according to information that was shared by
Puleston Researcher Mr. Stephen Perkins from the Pedigree of the Puleston
Family inherited from his father's cousin, the late Mr. Arthur Puleston
and from manuscripts in the National Library of Wales) married
Ann Wishan, a daughter of John Wishan of County Gloucester (Wynstay
MS. 147) or Agnes Wishan, a daughter of John Wishan, Knight
Banneret (Peniarth MS. 287) Richard and Ann (or Agnes)
had a son:
Robert born in 1306.
Edmund died after 1347
Hugh died after 1323
Nicholas who died after 1354 married
first to Lowry a daughter of Llewelln Vaghan and second to Dorothy Randle
who died after 1391. Nicholas and Lowry had a son:
John Puleston who married Margaret,
and they had a son:
Alexander Puleston who married Agnes.
Isabella (may be the same as Elizabeth
Sir Roger de Pyvelisdon,
Born in 1298 in Emral, Flintshire,
Died about 13 Edward III (circa 1340)
Roger married Margaret, a daughter of Llewelyn ap Ynyr,
Lord of Gellig Yn An in Yale, and they had the following children:
John Puleston, died after 1364.
Although he was apparently the eldest son, it is unclear why he didn't
succeed his father. John is mentioned in documents in 1362 - 1364
with regard to being in Ireland on the King's service.
Richard de Pyvelisdon of Emral
was the 2nd son, but eventual heir of Roger de Pyvelisdon. He died about
12 Richard II. (circa 1388). Richard married Lucy or Lleuki, a daughter
of Madoc Voel of Eglwysegle, and they had the following children:
Robert Puleston of Emral, who married Lowry, a sister of
Owain Glyn Dwr (Owen Glendower), and a daughter of Gruffudd Fychan II (Griffith
Vychan), Lord of Glyndwrdwy. Robert Puleston's estates were forfeited
due to his support of his brother-in-law Owain Glyn Dwr during the Revolt
that began in September 1440, but subsequently restored. Robert and Lowry
had the following children:
John Puleston of Emral, who died in 1444. His will is dated February 20,
1443. He married Angharad Hanmer, a daughter of Griffith Hanmer of
Flintshire. Jordan and Angharad had a son:
Roger Puleston, Esq. of Emral, living temp. Henry VI., and
Edward IV., who was deputy in 1460, of Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke,
Captain of Denbigh Castle; and who m. Janet, dau. of Thomas Bulkeley, Esq.
of Eaton, co. Chester, son and heir of Sir William Bulkeley, Knt., by Margaret,
his wife, dau. of Sir Richard Molyneux. For the continuation of this
line, please click on Puleston
Lineage which is copied from Burke’s Peerage, 1898, Page 1145.
Madoc Puleston (died after 1426) who married Anghared,
a daughter of David Ap Gronwy of Burton.
Elin Puleston who married Gronwy Ap Ieuan of Einion
Agnes Puleston who married first Tydyr Vychan and
second Meredith Ap Kynfrig
Anghared Puleston (died in 1448) who married Edward
Ap David of Trevor
Katherine Puleston who married David
Ap Howel of Deirnion.
Anne Puleston who married Llelyn Ap
At this point, there is a gap
in our Puleston lineage leading to Jordan Puleston who is named in the
Shropshire Visitation of 1623. Some online genealogies (eg.
attempt to fill this gap as follows without naming their sources.
It may well be that the persons
named in the following generations are part of a direct line linking the
Pyvelesdons, Pyvelisdons and Pulestons of Emral Hall in Flintshire above
with Jordan Puleston (Shropshire Visitation of 1623); but sufficient evidence
of this appears to be lacking.
Sir Richard Puleston,
and his wife Ann (or Agnes) Wishan shown above
in Generation Four had a son:
Sir Robert Puleston,
who married Gwehany Far Ferch Llewellyn (Anghard or Margaret), a daughter
of Llewelyn ap Yiery, Lord of Gelligynan in Yale, and they had the following
Jordan or John Puleston, said to be named in The
Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 as shown immediately
Richard Puleston, said by some to be the same as
de Pyvelisdon of Emral who married Lucy or Lleuki, a daughter of Madoc
Voel of Eglwysegle as shown above in Generation
Please send information with
regard to filling this gap, and / or other corrections to:
The information for the line
beginning with Jordan Puleston are courtesy of Mr. Geoffrey R. Horne
— and my cousin —
Sewell V. Sample who kindly sent
me a photocopy of The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623.
who must have been a descendant of the Pulestons of Emral shown above because
the Puleston Arms (Sable, three mullets argent) were allowed for quartering
in the Shropshire Visitation of 1623.
Jordan Puleston married a daughter
of Adam de Chetwynd, Lord of Flotesbrolte, Staffordshire and Eva de Oswaldestere
and they had a daughter:
Elizabeth Puleston married John
Morton, a son of Edmund Morton (son of Michael Morton) and Ellen Woodcote
(daughter of Robert de Woodcote). (See an earlier Elizabeth
Elizabeth and John had a son:
(also Thomas De Moreton)
Born circa 1440 in Moreton,Staffordshire.
Thomas Morton married Julian le
Boteler or Julianna Butler who was born circa 1440 in Shropshire, and whose
uncle was Lord Butler of Norbery.
Thomas and Julianna had a daughter:
Born circa 1464 in Willbrighton,Gnosall,Staffordshire.
Margery Morton married John Horne
who was born circa 1464 in Pikesby, Child’s Ercall, Shropshire.
Descent of John Horne, born circa 1464
||a daughter of Lee of Langley, Co. Salop
||Jane or Joan Adonay
John Horne, b. ca. 1464
||Margery Morton, b. ca. 1464
Margery Morton and John Horne had
the following children:
William Horne, ob.s.p. (obiit
sine prole; died without issue)
Born circa 1490 in Pikesby,Shropshire.
Mr. Geoffrey R. Horne has kindly shared
the Arms of Horne pictured to the right.
Reginald Horne married Margery Lee
who was born circa 1490 in Whitechurch, Shropshire, and they had the following
Winifreda Horne who married Mathei
Johannes Horne who married Jana daughter
of Thomas Morton of Ingleton, Salop. Their children:
Reginald Horne who married Anna Pachet,
a daughter of Thomas Pachet of Barwell. Reginald is mentioned in the will of Henry Sewall as a "kinsman." Click HERE for details.
John Horne. John is mentioned in the will of Henry Sewall as a "cosen." Click HERE for details.
Anna or Alicia Horne
Ellena Horne who married Robert Cooke
Arms of Horne of Pikesley
and Little Ercall
The Arms of Horne of Pikesley and Little Ercall are described
in The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623:
Quarterly of six: 1 and 6, Gules,
a fesse vair — HORNE in Shrewsbury MS.; 2, Sable, a bend
between six martlets or — WILLASCOTT in Shrewbury Ms.; 3, Argent,
a chevron gules between three square buckles sable [MOORTOWN];
4, Azure, a chevron between three water-bougets or — WOODCOT
in Shrewsbury MS.; 5, Sable, three mullets argent — PULLESTON
in Shrewbury MS.
I have drawn these arms as shown next. Please send
corrections to Robert
for Generation Twelve originates primarily with:
Edward Elbridge Salisbury: Family
Memorials, privately printed, 1885; and
Sir Hector Livingston Duff: The
Sewells in the New World, Wm. Pollard & Co, Exeter, 1924
Born in 1520 in Pikesley, Shropshire
Matilda Horne married William Shewell
(or Sewall) in 1540, and they had the following sons:
For the continuation of
the this line, please see The
Robert Sewell Page.
Henry Sewall who married Margaret Grazebrook
William Sewall who married Anne Wagstaffe
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