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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baron Thomas de Poynings & Agnes de Rokesley

1249348. Baron Thomas de Poynings & 1249349. Agnes de Rokesley

~1298, Thomas de Poyngs born in England, s/o 2498696. Michael de Poynings & 2498697. Margaret ?.

1300, Agnes born in England, coheir & d/o 2498698. Sir Richard de Rokesley & 2498699. Joan de Criol.

1306, Agnes, eventual [1321] coheir to her maternal half-uncle, Bertran de Criol.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

6/24/1314, Thomas’ father died.

4/24/1315, Thomas de Ponynges, knight, witnessed a charter of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. (S) CPRs, 5/20/1317.

~1317, Thomas married Agnes.

1321, Inquisition on the death of Richard (2498698), son of John de Rokeslee, held at Rochester, … died seized of the manor of Terlingham, which he held, with Joan his wife, had of Alianore de Cryel, … held of the King in capite, … and that Joan, wife of Walter Pateshull, aged 25, and Agnes, wife of Thomas de Poynings, aged 22, are the next heirs. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V2, 1859, P137.

11/3/1322, IPM of Joan (2498699), late the wife of Richard de Rokesley, … Joan, the wife of Walter de Pateshulle, aged 26 and more, and Agnes the wife of Thomas de Ponynges, aged 23 and more, are her next heirs. (S) CIsPM.

2/12/1323, Thomas de Poynges received protection for “going with the earl Warren to the marches of Scotland.”

3/10/1323, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver to Thomas de Ponynges and Agnes his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Joan late the wife of Richard de Rokesley, tenant in chief, the following lands of the lands late of Joan, which the king has assigned to them as their pourparty, to wit, a moiety of the capital messuage of the manor of Terfynghara, co. Kent, … for the pourparty of Walter de Pateshull and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and heir of the said Joan wife of Richard, until further order, … the said Thomas having done homage. (S) CFRs.

7/22/1323, [4-page partition of the lands between Agnes and her sister Joan.] … in the manor of Terlingham the great new chamber with the granary, stable, bovary, sheepcote and henhouse … a small garden on the east side of the said great chamber … 18 acres of land in ' Romfeld ' on the east side sown with barley … water-mill … 9 cocks and 21 hens and 200 eggs … advowsons … in the manor of Terlingham, the hall with a solar, cellar, chapel, chamber, and the kitchen annexed to the hall, … 40s of rent … (S) CFRs.

7/28/1323, Whereas the manor of Westwode, of Richard de Rokesle was seised ... by reason of Richard's death, and was afterwards assigned in dower to Joan, late the wife of Richard, by Walter de Pateshull and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and heiress of Richard, and by Thomas de Ponyngs and Agnes his wife, younger daughter and heiress of Richard, ... wrongly taken into the king's hands after Joan's death ... partition has now been made ... ought not to have been taken into his hands after Joan's death, as the heirs and parceners were then of full age. (S) CCRs.

3/17/1324, IPM:  Bartholomew de Badlesmere held of Thomas de Ponyngges and Agnes his wife, as of their manor of Westwode, ... (S) Cal. of IQ’s Misc.

3/26/1324, Thomas received protection for “going with Edmund, earl of Kent, the King’s brother, beyond the seas on the King’s business.” (S) CPRs.

4/1324, Thomas de Ponyngs sent with Edmund, earl of kent, the king’s brother, on embassy to King Charles IV of France at Paris. (S) CPRs., 3/26/1323.

1324, King Edward began the “War of Saint-Sardos” with his brother-in-law King Charles of France.

5/22/1324, Order to deliver to Thomas de Ponynges and Agnes his wife, youngest daughter and co-heiress of Joan de Rokesle, a moiety of the issues of a third part of the manor of Westwode. (S) CCRs. [Agreed to by Walter de Pateshull.]

2/6/1325, Thomas nominated Robert Cherbek and John Peverel as his attorneys for 2 years as he was “staying on the King’s service in the Duchy of Gascony.” (S) CPRs.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1327, Margaret, widow of Michael, settled on son Thomas the advowson of Hockwold and Wilton, which she held for life. (S) An Essay Towards a Topographical Hist. of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield, P177.

1327, Thoma de Ponyngges in the Subsidy roll assessed 11s 7d in the Hundr’ of Ponyng’, and 2s 9d in the Hundr’ de Wundeham … (S) 3 Earliest Subsidies of Sussex, 1910.

3/10/1329 at Slaugham, (i) Thomas de Ponyngg, kt., Declaration to (ii), tenants of (i), that he has granted to Dame Margery de Ponyngg, his mother, for the term of her life, all rents and fealties, as is contained more fully in an indenture. (S) UKNA.

4/1/1329, Thomas de Ponyngges going beyond the seas … (S) CPRs.

5/19/1329, King Edward to cross over to the ports of France to do his homage. King Edward agreed to do simple homage for Acquitaine, but refused to do liege homage. 

2/22/1330, Thomas de Ponyngges, staying beyond the seas, has letters … (S) CPRs.

4/4/1331, King Edward III on a secret visit to France.

1332, Agnes died before Thomas.


9/13/1332, To escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. Order not to distrain Thomas de Ponyngs for his homage and fealty, as he has done homage and fealty to the king for the lands that he holds of the king of the inheritance of Agnes his wife. (S) CCRs.

1333, Thomas de Ponyngges in the Subsidy roll in Sidestrand.

6/24/1335 at York, Inspeximus ... queen Isabela ... Witnesses ... Sirs John de Moubray, William de Monte Acuto, ... justices, ... Edmund Bacoun [Thomas’ brother-in-law], Thomas de Ponynges, ... knights, ... (S) CPRs.

3/19/1336, Thomas de Ponynges, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Bacoun, knight, 200 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. (S) CCRs.

3/17/1337, Henry de Valoygnes, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Ponynges, knight, 80 marks. (S) CPRs.

3/24/1337, Grant to Thomas de Ponynges, in consideration of his good service to John, late earl of Cornwall, and of his present engagement with the king, … of 200 marks yearly … until he receive from the king an equivalent in land for life. Grant to him also of a moiety of the manor of Shaldeford, co. Surrey, and the king’s mills under his castle of Oxford … (S) CPRs.

4/23/1337, Thomas, created 1st Lord Poynings of Poynings, Sussex, summoned to parliament.

3/24/1338, Mandate to sheriff of Hants, to give all assistance to Reginald de Cobham, Thomas de Ponynges, Geoffrey de Say and Robert de Wateford, assembling the fleet at Portsmouth for the crossing to Gascony. (S) UKNA.

4/1/1338, Thomas a guardian of the Sussex sea coast. (S) DNB, V46.

6/10/1339, John Bussy is staying in the king's service beyond the sea in the company of Thomas de Ponynges. (S) CCRs.

6/22/1339, Thomas a witness of the Treaty of Brabant. (S) DNB, V46.

9/20/1339, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon. [Thomas’ son Michael a part of this expedition.]

10/10/1339, Thomas slain in the assault of Hunycourt in Vermandois, France. (S) DNB, V46.

10/25/1339, Writ for IsPM of Thomas: Kent, Sussex, Essex, Suffolk. (S) CIsPM.

10/27/1339, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Thomas de Ponynges, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

[––Post Mortem––]

10/14/1339, “In consideration fo the great merits of Thomas de Ponynges, Knight, who met his death in his service, and the affection which he had for him, the King has taken the fealty of his son and heir, Michael de Ponynges, although he is still under age, granting to him the lands he would have had if of full age, ….” (S) CPRs.

11/12/1339, IPM of Thomas de Ponynges. Kent: Terlyngeham. A moiety of the manor … Westwode. The manor … the reversion whereof belongs to Michael his son, … He died on 17 October in the year abovesaid. Michael his son, aged 22 [or more often 21] years and more, is his next heir. Sussex: … Essex: … Suffolk: …

 (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P647. (S) A Gen. and Heraldic …, Burke, 1831, P440. (S) The Hist. of an East Anglican Soke, Hood, P38.

Children of Thomas and Agnes:

i. Michael de Poynings (15211386), born 1318 in England.

ii. Lucas de Poynings (624674), born ~1325 in England.

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