Sir Francis Ottley and Family

Painted by Petrus Troueil in 1638 with members of his family. Sir Francis was a leading royalist in Shrewsbury and played a prominent part in the prosecution of the war in that part of the country. This is a more tranquil time from before hostilities. His son also went on to fight as a captaine in the king’s cause. Books could be written about these sumptuous clothes, so I don’t think I’ll bother! The picture hung in Pitchford Hall from 1638 until 1992 when it was moved to Shrewsbury Museum.

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