PURCELL, Richard (by 1526-86), of Dinthill, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. by 1526, 1st s. of Nicholas Purcell by Anne, da. of Randulph Beeston. m. Dorothy, da. of Thomas Lee of Langley, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1559.1

Offices Held

Common councilman, Shrewsbury 1553, bailiff 1565, alderman 1568.2


Purcell received licence to enter upon his father’s lands on 1 May 1560. As well as property in Shrewsbury and elsewhere in Shropshire, he inherited the manor of Talerddig, and bought the manors of Overgorther and Tiertreff Issa, all in Montgomeryshire. During his father’s life, he divided his time between Shropshire and Wales: he was admitted a com-brother of the Shrewsbury Drapers’ Company in 1547, and in 1554 was foreman of the Montgomeryshire grand jury. After 1560, he spent most of his time in Shropshi