Details of my 10 times great grandfather Philip Puleston of Emral, Worthenbury, Flintshire and his wife Ellen

My 10 times great grandfather, Philip Puleston, was the fourth and youngest son of Sir Roger Puleston of Emral, Worthenbury, Flintshire and his second wife Janet Bulkeley. He was born at Emral between 1473 and 1479, was no more than 6 years old when his father died on 10 July 1479 and was alive 22 Henry VII (1507-8).

A watercolour of Emral Hall, generously given to me by my distant cousin, Lenox Napier

Philip married Ellen, daughter and heir of David ap Rhys ap David of Bradenheath and widow of Roger Griffith.

They had 4 children:

  • my 9 times great grandfather, Richard Puleston

  • Roger, who died without issue
  • Thomas, who died without issue, and 

  • Catherine, who married Robert ap Elis ap David ap Euan ap Owain of Erbistock.

It seems that Philip died between 7 and 20 September 1561, as shown by document number DJ7 of the Peniarth estate manuscripts (held by the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)- a Feoffment to Uses dated 20 September 1561 between (1) Gruffydd ap Rice of Wilynton, co. Flint, yeoman and (2) Richard Puleston, son of Philip Puleston deceased. It relates to all the messuages and lands which Gruffydd ap Rice lately held with Thomas Owen, gentleman, deceased by a deed of feoffment from the said Philip Puleston and Ellen verch David, his wife, dated 7 September 1561 in the parishes of Worthenbury and Hanmer.


Copyright: Haydn Puleston Jones, 2007-10