Under the Tudors , four members of the family played a leading part in the county administration of Flintshire . Sir ROGER PULESTON (d. 1545? ), who in 1513 served in the campaign in France (see Cal. L. & P. Henry VIII , i, 2, 1097), was sheriff , 1540-1 ; his grandson, ROGER PULESTON (d. 14 Eliz. I ) and the latter's son and grandson, both also named Roger , held the same office in 1567-8 , 1573-4 , and 1597-8 respectively. The last named, ROGER PULESTON ( 1566 - 1618 ), who matriculated from Brasenose College , Oxford , in 1582 at the age of 16 ( Foster , Alumni , 1219) and entered the Inner Temple in 1585 ( Students admitted to the Inner Temple, 1547-1660 , 113), was Member of Parliament for Flintshire , 1588-9 and 1604-11 , and Denbighshire , February-April, 1593 . He figured prominently in the feud which raged over the 1588 election in Denbighshire — one of the stormiest the county had known — when John Edwards the younger of Chirk (see Edwards or Edwardes of Chirkland , Pembrokeshire , and Kensington ) defeated William Almer (see Almer or Almor of Pant Iocyn ) of Pant Iocyn . Almer alleged connivance on the part of the sheriff , Owen Brereton , and in an action which he subsequently brought in Star Chamber he charged Brereton and several of Edwards 's supporters, including Puleston , with having indulged in corrupt practices at the time of the election. Roger Puleston m. Susannah , daughter of Sir George Bromley , chief justice of Chester ; he was knighted 28 Aug. 1617 , and d. 17 Dec. 1618 . John Puleston ( c. 1583 - 1659 ) , judge of the Common Pleas (son of Richard Puleston of Worthy Abbots, Hants ( Reg. of Admissions to the Middle Temple , i, 86)), who inherited the Emral estate on the death without issue of his cousin George Puleston in 1634 , Sir Roger 's brother and heir is separately noticed. He was followed by his eldest son Roger , and the latter in turn by his heir, Sir ROGER PULESTON ( 1663 - 1697 ), who was Member of Parliament for Flintshire , 1689-90 , and for the borough of Flint , 1695-7 , thus restoring his family's parliamentary connection which, notably, had remained broken since 1611 .
The male line of Emral terminated in 1732 with the death of THOMAS PULESTON , who left the estate by will to JOHN PULESTON of Pickhill , a descendant of a younger son of the Roger Puleston who lived temp. Henry VI . His son died without leaving a male heir, and Emral came to his daughter's husband, Richard Parry Price of Bryn-y-pys , who adopted the surname Puleston and was created a baronet in 1813 . On the death, without issue, of Sir THEOPHILUS PULESTON in 1890 the baronetcy became extinct. It may be interesting to note that the old house at Emral was demolished in 1936 , part of it (‘ The Emral Hall ’) being re-erected at Port Meirion , Merioneth .
Emyr Gwynne Jones, M.A., (1911-72), Bangor
Published date: 1959