Rebecca Hyde Peshall 'Lady Peshall' (née Hall)

???? - 1842


Co-heir with her siblings of their brother John Cossley Hall (q.v.) in Jamaica, and shown with them as joint devisees of Bachelors Hall in St Ann between 1823 and 1826. She married John Peshall, whose claim to be known as Sir John Peshall appears to have been accepted in some quarters, for example by the Gentleman's Magazine death-notice for her sister Elizabeth Cossley Hall (q.v.) in 1842, which referred to her as the Dowager Lady Peshall. She herself was buried 31/05/1842 at St Luke Chelsea aged 82 'of College Street.'

  1. Her husband's father, John Pearsall, who changed his name to John Peshall to pursue his claim to the Peshall baronetcy, has an entry in the ODNB as 'antiquary.'

  2. Her son Thomas John Pershall (whose will was made in 1805 and proved in 1811) was subject of her sustained efforts to find him after he went missing in the wreck of the schooner Franchise in the Gulf of Mexico in January 1806.


  1. Sweet, R. H. "Peshall [formerly Pearsall], John [styled Sir John Peshall, sixth baronet] (1718–1778), antiquary." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 11 Oct. 2019.

  2. Naval Chronicle Vol. 27 Jan-June 1827 'Biographical Memoir of Thomas John Peshall Esq., Lieutenant in the Royal Navy' pp. 265-301 (which gives his father as 'Sir John Peshall of Hales Owen bart.')

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Peshall

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Heir

Relationships (5)

Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother

Addresses (1)

College Street, Chelsea, London, Middlesex, London, England