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Monday, June 28, 2010

Sir Michael de Ponyings & Dame Margery Bardolf

2498696. Sir Michael de Ponyings & 2498697. Dame Margery Bardolf

~1275, Michael de Ponynges born in Sussex, England, heir & s/o 4997392. Luke de Poynings.

~1278, Margery born in England, d/o 121691072. Sir William Bardolf & 121691073. Julian de Gournay.

6/8/1294, Michael summoned to parliament.

~1295, Michael married Margery.

10/18/1295, Protection with clause volumus, until Easter, for Michael de Ponynges going to Scotland on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.

3/30/1296, King Edward captured Berwick-upon-Tweed, an important Scottish port of northeast England, sacked the town and massacred thousands of its inhabitants.

5/14/1296, Commission to … touching … during the absence of Michael de Ponynges in Scotland on the king’s service, broke his park at Slagham, co. Sussex, … (S) CPRs.

1296, Subsidy assessed in the rape of Lewes: Hundr’ de Ponyng, Villat' de Ponyng, Miche de Ponyng £1 18s 8d; Hundr' de Buttyngehulle, V illat' de de Craule, Michaele de Ponyng, 10s; Di' Hundr' de Fysseregate, Villat' de Porteslade Athelyngewerth, Michaele de Ponyng, 3£ 10s 6.5d. (S) 3 Earliest Subsidies for Sussex, Sussex Record Society, 1910.

10/20/1299, Protection for Michael de Ponynges going with Henry de Percy beyond the seas. (S) CPRs.

3/11/1303, “Request by John, Earl of Warenne, to the Chancellor of England, for protections and exemptions for Sir Michael de Ponyngs and William de Saunford going with him in the Scottish war.” (S) UKNA.

1/18/1308, Protection for Michael de Ponyngges going to France in the company of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, with the king. (S) CPRs. [Marriage of King Edward II in Boulogne.]

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

By 1309, Michael knighted.

10/8/1309, Feoffment between John son of Thomas de Bassingbourne and Sir Michael de Ponynges, Knt., and his wife, Margery, regarding the manor of Bures, Suffolk for £500 of silver sterling, which the grantor had by feoffment of Dame Isabel, formerly wife of Sir Hugh Bardolph, in Bures. (S) Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch.

3/25/1312, Isabella, Lady Bardolf, widow of Sir Hugh Bardulffes [Michael’s mother], released to Sir Michael de Ponyngges knight and Margaret his wife all her right in the Manor of Bures by deed dated at Barcomb in Sussex. (S) UKNA.

6/7/1314, John de Reydon, son and heir of Sir Robert de Reydon, kt. Hawys, his wife, daughter of Sir Michael de Ponygges, kt. Sir Robert de Reydon, …  has endowed and assigned in dower to Hawys, on day on which he betrothed her at door of chapel of St Mary of Smalebregg' in Bures.

6/24/1314, Michael killed at the battle of Bannockburn, a victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. With Edward II were Aymer de Valence, earl of Pembroke, and the earls of Hereford and Gloucester. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day.


1316, Margery, widow of Michael de Poynings, holding Pyecombe of the Earl Warenne by military service. [Previously held by Michael’s father.] (S) Pyecombe', A Hist. of the Co. of Sussex: V7, 1940. [By 7/1316, Pycombe was held in demesne by John de Warrene.]

1327, Margaret, widow of Michael, settled on son Thomas the advowson of Hockwold and Wilton, which she held for life.

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.

11/26/1333, The king has recovered the right of presentation [to the church of Hokewold] in the court of King’s Bench against Margery late the wife of Michael de Ponynges. (S) CPRs.

2/24/1334, Ratification … church of Hokewold, which is of the patronage of Margery, late the wife of Michael de Ponynges, knight. (S) CPRs.

11/12/1334, … the king has recovered the right of presentation [to church of Hokewolde] in the court of the King’s Bench against Margery late the wife of Michael de Ponyges. (S) CPRs.

Margery died.

(S) Poynings, A Hist. of the Co. of Sussex: V7: 1940, P208-212. (S) An Ess. Tow’s a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, Blomefield, P177.

Family notes:

·         Proposed by other genealogists: Margery born in England, d/o 60845536. Baron Hugh Bardolf & 60845537. Isabel de Aguillon. This would make Margery the half-sister of Michael. In addition, Margery would have to be born after 1281, which is not a good fit with the time line.

Children of Michael and Margery:

i. Thomas de Poynings (1249348), born ~1298 in England.

ii. Hawise de Poynings, born ? in England.

Hawise married John de Reydon.

Hawise married 2nd Sir John de Wysham.

iii. Margery de Poynings (2955091), born ~1305 in England.