PURSLOW, Nicholas (by 1533-63), of the Inner Temple, London.

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 1533, 1st s. of Robert Purslow of Sidbury, Salop by Margaret, da. and h. of William Sparke. educ. I. Temple bef. 1547, called. m. Margaret, da. of Thomas Williams of Willaston or Wollaston, Salop, s.p.

Offices Held

Steward of reader’s dinner, I. Temple 1560, bencher by May 1563.


Purslow may have owed his return at Morpeth to his fellow Inner Templar John Eltoftes, with whom he had represented Appleby in 1558. Purslow made his will 5 July 1563, and died on 8 Aug. His widow resided at Billingsley after his death, near Sidbury, but it is not known whether Purslow himself had a Shropshire seat. His father outlived him by some eight years.

Trans. Salop Arch. Soc. (ser. 4), iii. 111; C142/142/79; Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxix), 415, 442, 507; CPR, 1558-60, pp. 6, 10; 1560-3, pp. 72, 546, 615; 1569-72, p. 378.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Authors: N. M. Fuidge / A. D.K. Hawkyard