1335, Laurence born in England, 2955124. Thomas de Pabenham & 2955125. Alice de Ufford.
9/1344, Laurence’s father Thomas died when he was age 11. His grandmother Elizabeth petitioned for restoration of the manor of Irchester to herself unsuccessfully; the manor taken into the King’s hands during the minority of Thomas’ heir.
3/10/1345, Inquisition taken in Northampton: Thenford manor … jointly held with Alice his wife, by fine levied in the king’s court, … He died on Saturday after St. Ignatius, … Lawrence his son, aged 11 years, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
~1345, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 2955126. John de Engayne & 2955127. Joan Peverel.
9/6/1347, Order to William Croyser, escheator in the counties of Bedford Gloucester, and Buckingham, to take into the king's hand the lands held in chief which Joan late the wife pf John de Pabenham, the younger, deceased, held for life of tho inheritance of Laurence, son and heir of Thomas de Pabenham, a minor in the king's ward. [Joan wife of John, older brother of Thomas, uncle of Laurence.] (S) CFRs.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [Breakouts would repeat over many years.]
7/14/1349, Laurence’s oldest half-uncle Sir John de Pabenham, Knight of the Bath, died. John’s son James de Pabenham was the next heir.
6/13/1355, Laurence de Pabenham acknowledges that he owes to James de Pabenham £100 to be levied in co. Bedford. (S) CCRs. [With another record with the names switched.]
6/1361, Laurence’s 1st half-cousin James died, his daughter Margery, age 5 his heir. (S) CIPM of James, writ of 7/10/1361.
1362, Petition to the chancellor from Laurence de Pabenham, forwarded to king's bench. (S) Original Doc.
10/9/1362, Court with View of Frankpledge of Laurence de Pabenham: The wife of John Trumpington brewed and sold contrary to the assize, 6d. Hugh Friday failed to perform the office of aletaster, 3d. (S) Manorial Court Rolls of Topcliffe manor, Meldreth, Appendix A.
1363, The advowson of Great Staughton was claimed by Laurence de Pabenham as nephew and heir of John de Offord.
2/5/1364, Inspeximus and confirmation to Laurence de Pabenham, ‘chivaler,’ kinsman [his grandfather] and heir of John de Pabenham of a charter dated at York, 6 June 5 Edward I, granting to the said John and his heirs free warren in their demesne lands of Hynewyk, Harewold, Wilden and Pabenham, co. Bedford. (S) CPRs.
3/14/1368, Order to the escheator in Northampton pursuant to an inquisition shewing that Thomas Engayne, ‘chivaler,’ held … by serjeanty and the service of finding at his own costs coursing dogs to destroy wolves, foxes, cats and other vermin in the counties of Northampton, Rutland, Oxford, Essex, Huntingdon and Buckingham … that Joyce, wife of John de Goldyngton, Elizabeth, wife of Laurence de Pabenham, ' chivaler,' and Mary, wife of William Bernak, ' chivaler,' sisters of Thomas, are his next heirs and of full age. (S) CFRs.
1368, Laurence Pakenham brings writ of covenant as heir against a prior, and alleges by writ that he does not keep the covenant made between on J., his ancestor, to wit, the grandfather of the plaintiff, whose heir he is, and one his predecessor, … that the prior and the convent would sing every week in a chapel in his manor of K., for him and his servants, … the said J., great-grandfather of the plaintiff … (S) Select Cases … Law of Property, V2, 1905, P357.
[––Laurence & Elizabeth––]
By 1370, Laurence married Elizabeth.
2/20/1370, To escheator in Essex. Order to cause John de Goldynton and Joyce his wife, Laurence de Pabenham and Elizabeth his wife, and William de Bernak and Mary his wife to have livery of a rent of one pair of gilt spurs price 6s. to be taken of the manor of Upmynstrc, and of the advowson of Upmynstre church, saving her dower thereof to Katherine who was wife of Thomas De Engayn knight tenant in chief ; … the said Joyce, Elizabeth and Mary are his sisters and next heirs, and are of full age ; and at another time the king commanded a partition to be made of the lands. (S) CCRs.
By 1373, Laurence knighted.
12/10/1373, “John de Goldyngton … two-thirds of the manor of Eaton, …, to Laurence de Pabenham, knight, Elizabeth his wife, and his heirs.” (S) UKNA. (S) CPRs.
12/12/1373, Lawrence de Pabenham knight to Alice de Pereris. Recognisance for £100, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Bedfordshire. (S) CCRs.
5/26/1376, Whereas John de Wodhull, … by indenture, leased to Thomas de Reynes, Laurnece de Pabenham, … his manors of Wodhull and Langeford, co. Bedford, and Pateshall, co. Northampton, held in chief, … (S) CPRs.
3/4/1377, Commission to Laurence de Pabenham, ' chivaler,' in the county of Bedford to collect the subsidy of 4d. from every lay man and woman over the age of 14 years, except true and genuine mendicants (vagrants), … (S) CFRs.
7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
10/24/1380, … a messuage, a carucate of land, 2 acres of meadow and 2 acres of wood in Folkesworth, which is in the king's hand because William Draycote, still surviving, who with Maud de Pabenham held the said messuage, land, meadow and wood for life by demise of Laurence de Pabenham, has been outlawed … (S) CFRs.
1381, Peasant Revolt against new Poll tax. [Aka Wat Tyler’s Rebellion.]
12/14/1381, Commission of Peace in Bedford, Reginald de Grey of Ruthyn, …, Laurence Pabenham, … (S) CPRs.
12/21/1382, Commission … for the establishment of quiet, to keep the peace, … Reginald de Grey of Ruthyn, … Hugh le Despenser, … Laurence de Pabenham, … the county of Bedford. (S) CPRs.
11/27/1383, Laurence de Pabenham, ' chivaler,' of the county of Bedford, a mainprise for Matthew de Gourney, ‘chivaler,’ of the county of Somerset. (S) CFRs.
By 1387, Elizabeth died.
[––Laurence & Joan––]
By 1387, Laurence remarried to Joan Daubeneye. (S) 7/28/1407, Writ to partition lands of John Pabenham.
1/28/1392, Pardon … [multiple persons] Laurence de Pabenham, knight, … for acquiring … (S) CPRs.
1398, Lawrence de Pabenham, knight. (S) CCRs.
1399, Katherine, d/o Laurence de Pabenham, received pardon on payment of a fine of 10 Marks, for acquiring two-thirds of Eaton Manor from her father Lawrence without licence.
6/1399, Lawrence Pabenham, knight: Essex, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Kent, died seized of manor of Irchester. (S) UKNA, IPM. [His son John age 9.]
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P190. (S) Irchester with Knuston, A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton: V4, 1937. (S) Notes and Queries, 1901, P73.
Child of Laurence and Elizabeth:
i. Katherine de Pabenham (738781), born 1376 in England.
Children of Laurence and Joan:
ii. Eleanor de Pabenham, born 1388 in England.
By 1407, Eleanor married John de Tyryngham. (S) IPM of her brother John.
7/28/1407, Bedford: He held in his demesne … Eleanor wife of John de Tyryngham, his sister, is heir to these holdings in fee simple. He held the manor of Hinwick.
By 1421, Eleanor died, her son John her heir. (S) CFRs, 7/20/1421.
iii. John Pabenham, born 1390 in England.
2/13/1400, Grant to … custody of all lands late of Laurence de Pabenham, ‘chivaler,’ deceased, … during the minority of John son and heir of the said Laurence and so from heir to heir … (S) CPRs.
7/26/1407, John, a minor, died.
7/28/1407, Writ to partition lands of John Pabenham. (S) CIsPM.
Kent: He held in his demesne in fee tail … in Blackmanstone … by knight service …. All these Margery wife of Nicholas de Cryoll gave to Elizabeth de Clifford and her heirs by a fine of 1302 [CP 25(1)/99/77, no.544]. Elizabeth was [afterwards] the wife of John de Pabenham. They held, and had a son Thomas, who entered and held these lands as heir of Elizabeth. Lawrence Pabenham, knight, succeeded as son and heir of Thomas. He married Elizabeth Engayne and has issue Katherine wife of Thomas Aylesbury, knight, and she is still living. Elizabeth Engayne died. Lawrence then married Joan Daubeneye and had issue John Pabenham and Eleanor wife of John de Thryngham. Lawrence held the premises, and after his death John his son and heir, who died under age in the king’s ward without heirs of his body. They should therefore descend to Katherine and Eleanor, daughters of Lawrence and next heirs of John. John died on 26 July last. Katherine is aged 30 years and more, Eleanor 19 years and more.
Kent: He held the manor of Thenford called ‘Pabenham maner’ in his demesne in fee tail. Margery wife of Nicholas de Cryoll by a fine of 1309 [CP 25(1)/175/62, no.31] … gave it, …, to John de Pabenham, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of the body of Elizabeth, from whom it descended [as above] to John de Pabenham, who died under age in the king’s ward without heirs of his body. …, annual value £6. It should descend to Katherine and Eleanor, the daughters and heirs of Lawrence de Pabenham.
Bedford: He held in his demesne … Eleanor wife of John de Tyryngham, his sister, is heir to these holdings in fee simple. He held the manor of Hinwick … because Margery Cryoll by a fine of 1304 [CP 25(1)/3/37, no.19] gave them, …, to John de Pabenham, Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies, from whom they descended [as above] to John de Pabenham, who died under age in the king’s ward without heirs of his body. They should descend to Katherine and Eleanor, the daughters and heirs of Lawrence de Pabenham. … annual value 8 marks.