PATESHALL, John (by 1523-64 or later), of the Inner Temple, London and Ford in Pudleston, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1523, 1st s. of William Pateshall of Ford by Sybil, da. of (?John) Gomond of Byford, Herefs. educ. I. Temple. m. Eleanor, da. of James Tomkins of Weobley, Herefs., 2s. 1da. suc. fa. unknown.1

Offices Held

Commr. gaol delivery, Hereford 1554, j.p.q. Herefs. 1558/59-64.2


John Pateshall came of a gentle family which had owned property near Pudleston since the 14th century. His membership of the Inner Temple is known from the complaint which he addressed to Chancellor Audley between 1538 and 1544 about the vicar of Byford’s failure to honour an agreement with him. He presumably owed his election to Mary’s last Parliament to the same support as his fellow-knight and relative Gregory Price, with his distant kinsman Richard Monington assisting as sheriff. The Journal throws no light on Pateshall’s part in the House. His appointment to the Hereford-shire bench may have followed the accession of Elizabeth and in 1564 he was commended for his learning and his support of the Anglican settlement. This is the last reference found to him. His widow lived until 1582.3

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: A. J. Edwards


  • 1. Date of birth estimated from first reference. Vis. Herefs. ed. Weaver, 54, 66.
  • 2. CPR, 1553-4, p. 34; 1560-3, p. 438; 1563-6, p. 23.
  • 3. C. J. Robinson, Mansions and Manors of Herefs. 7; C1/1049/2-3; Vis. Herefs. 33-34, 65, 66; Cam. Misc. ix(3), 13-14; NLW Hereford consist. ct. wills box 9 Pa(1).