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History and Genealogy
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DE LUMLEY DE PESHALE
Section 1, 16. John de
Lumley de Peshale-Section 2, Ancestry of Fitz
Alan, wife of John de Peshale-Section 3, The
Priory of Stone-Section 4, The Northumbrian branch of the family of Ligulph.
JOHN DE LUMLEY DE PESHALE, son of Robert de Peshale,
Chapter 11, Section 1, married a daughter of Robert Fitz Alan of Swynnerton, Chapter 12, Section 2, Children:
1. Robert de Swynnerton
de Suggenhull, Chapter 13, Section 3.
2. *15 WILLIAM DE PESHALE, Chapter 13,
3. Ralph de Peshale,
Chapter 13, Section 5.
4. John de Peshale,
tenant of the Bishop of Chester's Manor of Peshale,
Chapter 13, Section 4.
will be recalled that in the deed for lands at Lumley made by Robert de Peshale to John, he calls him his son and heir. For
the sake of convenience of examination, the record is repeated at this
place. It reads: In the Collectanea Genealogica ex Cartis
Antiques, collected by R. Holmes, Harleian MSS.
No. 1985, at British Museum the following deed appears: `Robertus de Peshale dedit Johanni filio et haeridi 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, Robert
de Clifford, etc.'
`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 the hereditary rights. Witnessed by William de
Lumley, Mathew de Lumley, Robert de Clifford, etc.'
evident purpose of this deed was to give their son and heir John such an
estate as would enable him to marry a lady of the rank of the heiress of Swynnerton. The Peshale
fortunes in Staffordshire seem to have grown markedly in this generation,
and John was later able to endow his sons with large estates. The most
careful research has failed to disclose what became of the Lumley holdings.
These were probably passed out of the family as the marriage portions of
the daughters of John, for it is a well known genealogical fact that
Great Lumley very early passed through female heirs into other families;
or possibly his son Ralph may have acquired this property. It is not in
the line of our ancestry, hence the problem will
have to await other more personally interested investigators.