PURSLOW, Thomas (d.1618), of Hogstowe, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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3rd but o. surv. s. of John Purslow of Hogstowe by Anne, da. of Thomas Botrell of Aston Botrell. m. Ursula (d.1604), da. of Edward Cholmeley of Copenhall, Staffs., 3s. 3da.

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Purslow’s daughter Scholastica was baptised in Castle church, Stafford 9 Feb. 1569, so perhaps he was a servant at the castle. In 1576 a cousin, John Purslow, married the daughter of Sir George Blount of Kinlet, which suggests a link with the Devereux family. Little has been ascertained about him, but on 21 Jan. 1581 Richard Broughton informed the House that his fellow-Member (presumably Purslow, for there is no reason to think he had been supplanted since his election in 1572), had been indicted of a felony. Purslow died in 1618, and was buried on 15 Apr. at Habberley.

Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxix), 415; Salop Arch. Soc. Trans. (ser. 4), iii. 111-18; Castle Church Par. Reg. 1; Sidbury Par. Reg. 2; Habberley Par. Reg. 9; D’Ewes, 283.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.J.C.