Pearsall Surname Project
Number of Pearsalls By Location
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History and Genealogy
of the Pearsall Family in England
Inside Front Cover
Section 1, Family of
Robert de Peshale-Section 2, Ancestry of Ormunda de Lumley de Stafford-Section 3, Ancestry of Ligulph and Ealdgyth-Section
4, Collateral Family and General History.
Note:- We have now reached the
generation which first called themselves by the family name. The story of
the paternal ancestor of this the first Pearsall has been told in the preceding
chapters. The story of his wife and her ancestry will be told in this chapter.
It is therefore very much desired that the reader will not omit any part
of this chapter in his study of the Pearsall genealogy as it is the
connecting link between what has been told concerning our paternal
ancestry and the history that will be related concerning their
ROBERT DE PESHALE, son of Robert Fitz Gilbert de Corbeil,
Chapter 10, Section 1, married Ormunda,
daughter of Osbert de Lumley, County Durham,
de Stafford and de Swinnerton in Staffordshire.
*18. JOHN DE LUMLEY DE PESHALE. Chapter 12, Section 1.
family name of Peshale with all its variations,
including that of Pearsall, had its beginning in Robert de Peshale, who was the first to call himself as of this
the British Museum in the manuscript pedigree of Lumley 1578, under the
title "Collectanea Genealogica
ex Cartis Antiques, collected by R. Holme," being Harleian
Manuscript No. 1985, appears the following deed,-'Robertus
de Pesale dedit Johanni filio et haeredi suo totam terram illam de Lumley, quam habuit
in Maritagio cum Ormunda
filia Osberti de Lumleya matra euisdem Johannis, sicut ius haereditarium suum. Testibus, Willmo de Lumleya, Matheo de Lumleya, Roberto de Clifford, etc.' (Translation:
Robert de Peshale gave to John his son and heir
all that land of Lumley which he had received through his marriage with Ormunda, daughter of Osbert
de Lumley, the mother of this same John, and also thq
hereditary rights. Witnessed by William de Lumley, Mathew de Lumley,
Robert de Clifford, etc.) The Rev. John Persall
in his note book also cites Cambdens Hist. in Durham.-Hollingshead's Chronicle V. 2. 12.
13 Sin Seagar Vet. Bar. V. 2. 243.
Ormunda de Lumley de Stafford was descended from, and of the blood of
all the Bernician-Northumbrian kings. Osbert de Lumley de Stafford, father of Ormunda and her brother, another Osbert,
were at one time secular priests at Silverton or Swynnerton Church, Pirehill
Hundred, Staffordshire. This church was tributary to Stone Priory about
which gathered the most of the Northumbrian emigrants to Stafford, and which is also the
burial place of the Staffords. Like two
strong, clear, uncontaminated crystal mountain streams, coming together
to make the head of a mighty river, so the ancestry of Robert, son of