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Friday, September 2, 2011

Baron Michael de Poynings & Joan ?

15211386. Baron Michael de Poynings & 15211387. Joan ?

1318, Michael de Ponynges born in England, s/o 1249348. Baron Thomas de Poynings & 1249349. Agnes de Rokesley.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

~1330, Joan born in England.

9/20/1339, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon. Michael served in this expedition. [Michael’s father was already in France.]

10/10/1339, Michael’s father killed in the assault of Hunycourt in Vermandois.

10/14/1339, “In consideration of 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, which ought to pertain to the King by reason of his minority, with all issues from the day of his father’s death. He has granted that he may select the person whom he will marry with the King’s advice.” (S) CPRs.

7/23/1340, Siege of Tournai, France. By September a truce was negotiated and the English withrdrew.

2/1340, Having wintered in Hainault, King Edward was forced to return to England.

11/4/1341, Michael summoned against the Scots.

4/18/1342, Michael, under age, by letters patent of the King in recognition of his father’s service, given livery of his lands.

10/4/1342, Michael with the King at Sandwich on the way to Brittany.

1342-68, Michael, 2nd Baron Poynings, summoned to parliament.

1344, Michael held fees in Hockwold, Wilton, Shipdam, Belhawe, Letton, Foulsham, and other places.

4/13/1345, Exemption, at the request of Michael de Ponnyngges, of William Bonet from knighthood, … (S) CPRs.

1/10/1346, Creditor: Michael de Poynings, knight, lord of Poynings [held half a fee in Martlesham, Carlford Hundred, Suffolk]. Amount: £50. (S) UKNA.

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.

8/26/1346, Michael fought at the battle of Crecy.

8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.

9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.

3/23/1347, Michael created a knight banneret with a grant of 200 marks a year. (S) CPRs.

4/20/1347, Michael Ponygnes’ uncle, of the same name, killed at Beaumes by members of the Dalton family [Michael later granted his uncle’s manor of Castellacre]. (S) CPRs.

6/8/1347, Commitment to Michael de Ponyngges of the keeping of the manors, lands and rents late of Margery late the wife of Nicholas do la Beche in the counties of Oxford, Berks, Wilts, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Surrey and Sussex, … rendering £227 10s 9.5d yearly … lands in  Boseby, co. Lincoln, Upledecombe and Harewell, co. Berks, Whitchirche, co. Oxford, Little Weldon and Rokyngham, co. Northampton, Shorham, co. Sussex, and Stretham, co. Surrey, … rendering 158 marks, 9s 2.5d yearly. (S) CFRs. [Margery (2955091) is Michael’s widowed paternal aunt, who had been abducted from her estates by members of the Dalton family.]

7/20/1347 at Calais, Michael granted his crest of a dragon’s head between two wings ermine, to Sir Stephen de Valoynes, Knt.

8/1347, Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.

9/12/1347, Debtor: Rees {Resus} ap Griffith of Staffs., Philip Boketot of Bucks, knights, ... Creditor: Michael de Poynings, knight. Amount: £666 13s. 4d. (S) UKNA.

11/10/1347, Pardon, in consideration of good service in the war in France, to Walter de Rockeby of Athereston … by K. and testimony of Michael de Ponynges. (S) CPRs.

11/27/1347, Grant to Michael son of Thomas de Ponyngges, knight, of all lands and rents late of Margery (2955091, de Poynings, Michael’s paternal aunt) late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche … which have been taken into the king's hand by the forfeiture of John son of Robert de Dalton, ' chivaler,' who has taken the said Margery to wife, … for the life of Margery … rendering 500 marks a year … (S) CFRs.

By 1347, Joan widow of Sir John de Moleyns (s/o 2955088) of Buckingham. (S) IPM of Joan. [No children by John. (S) 8 Papers Relating to the Claims to the Baronies of Botreaux, Walmisley, 1870, P30.]

[––Michael & Joan––]

Michael married Joan.

1/29/1348, Debtor: Robert de Ferrers {Ferrars}, knight. Creditor: Michael de Poynings, knight. Amount: 1000m. (S) UKNA.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

10/25/1348, The king by letters patent under the great seal lately sold to Michael son of Thomas de Ponynges, knight {militi), all goods late of Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, for a sum paid to the receiver of his chamber. (S) CPRs.

11/10/1348 at Novington near Sandwich, Sir Thomas Wale & Sir Michael de Poynings. Manor of Perchings with lands, rents, ... lease for 3 years ... (S) UKNA.

12/14/1348, Michael de Ponyngges, knight, acknowleges that he owes to William Botevilleyn, knight, £3,000 … co. Sussex. (S) CCRs.

5/10/1349, Quitclaim, Sir John de Molyns to Sir Michael de Poynings Rights and claims to the Manor of Perchings & lands adjoining.

2/10/1349, IPM of Eleanor, late the wife of John son of Bertram de Cryel (4997398). Kent: Estwelle. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held for life … She died on 17 January last. … The reversion of the premises belongs to Joan (de Rokesley, Michael’s maternal aunt), late the wife of William Baud, knight, and to Michael de Ponnynges (15211386), knight, son and heir of Agnes (1249349) sister of the said Joan, as heirs of the said John son of Bertram de Cryel, uncle of Joan and Agnes. [Joan and Agnes daughters of Joan de Criol (2498699), sister and heiress of John s/o Bertram.]

1350, William Creketot. Request for licence to grant lands in the manor of Ashfield to Michael Poynings and others. (S) UKNA.

1351-2, Michael a guardian of the sea coast of Sussex.

3/15/1351, Michael on a commission to execute the ordinace of labourers and servants, pursuant to …, in the county of Sussex.

10/14/1351, Grant to Michael de Ponynges of the wardship of the lands in the county of Sussex late of William Bonet. (S) CFRs.

6/7/1354, Commission of oyer and terminer to Michaed de Ponynges, … (S) CPRs.

5/1/1356, Creditor: Sir Michael de Poynings, knight [held parts of fees in Old Shoreham, Westmeston, and Hangleton in Sussex Amount: £63 14s. 6d. (S) UKNA.

10/1359, Michael and his brothers Richard and Luke in the great invasion of France. Michael de Ponynges a banneret, paid 4s a day, with 4 knights, paid 2s a day, 15 esquires, paid 1s a day, and 20 mounted archers, paid 6d a day. (S) History of the Family of Wrottesley, V1, 1903, P130.

10/1359, King Edward, sailing from Sandwich to Calais with 1,100 ships, again invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. Edward reached Paris, setting the suburbs on fire, before turning back to Brittany [Edward decided a siege of Paris was not feasible.]

4/1360, Michael returned to England.

6/5/1363, Michael de Ponynges, knight, of the diocese of Chichester, petitioned the pope for the patronage of the church of Launsing. (S) Cal. of Entries in the Papal Registers, V1, P423.

6/22/1362, Michael a signer of the treaty with the King of Castile.

1366, Michael gave a 1000 marks to Queen Philippa for the wardship and marriage of William, son and heir of John Lord Bardolf, to take Agnes his daughter to wife.

1368, Michael wrote his will naming his wife Joan as an executor; “to my heir” he gave a ruby ring called the “Charter of Poynings”. [Son Richard and unwed daughter Margaret also mentioned.] (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P73.

3/7/1369, “Michael de Ponynges or Ponyngges (Poynings): Wiltshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex, Kent” died [buried with Joan in Poynings, Sussex].

3/8/1369, IPM of Michael de Ponynges, or Ponyngges, knight. Wilts.: La Lee and La Gore by Lavynton. The manors … held in right of Joan his wife, who survives, by reason of a gift thereof lately made by John de Molyns, knight, to John his son and the said Joan, then wife of the latter, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to William de Molyns, brother of the said John son of John, … He died on 7 March last. Norfolk: Wilton. The manor … Thomas his son, aged 20 years and more, is his heir. … Suffolk: … Sussex: Ponyngges. The manor … includes a park half a league in circumference, with deer. … Walderne. A messuage and 100a. of land, held jointly with Joan his wife, under the name of the manor of Walderne … Chidyngglegh, by a fine levied in the king’s court as above, by gift of Thomas Herynghaud, knight, to him and the said Joan and his heirs. … Craule. The town … Slagham. The manor … includes a chief messuage enclosed by a ditch and water, a park one league in circumference, with deer, and 3 woods … Thomas his son, who will be 20 years of age on 19 April next, is his heir. … Kent: Terlyngham. The manor … Westwode. The manor … Estwelle. The manor … Thomas, whose age appears below, and Richard, who was 12 years of age on 3 July last, sons of the deceased, are his heirs … (S) CIsPM.


Order to deliver in dower to Joan, who was wife of Michael de Ponynges knight the manor of Wylton which the king has assigned to her. (S) CCRs.

5/12/1369, Joan wrote her will. Joan, widow of Sir Michael Poynings, Knight. Friday after the Ascension, 1369. My body to be buried in the church of Poynings, on the north side, near to the grave of my husband. To the new building of that church 100 marks; to Thomas my son 100 marks, until he reach full age, then to be given the building of the said church; to Elizabeth my daughter a drining-cup of silver, with a cover, enameled and gilt, and also an ewer of the same; to Richard my other son, 2 vases and 2 ewers of silver; and also to the said Richard and Thomas, my sons, and to Agnes Bardolf, my daughter, 4 pieces of silver, of 1 suit. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, V1, Nicolas, 1826, P82.

5/16/1369, Joan died.

5/22/1369, IPM of Joan late the wife of Michael de Ponynges, knight. Norfolk: Wilton. The manor, held for life, in dower, … She died on 16 May last. Thomas de Ponynges, her son, aged 20 years on 19 April last, is her heir. Buckingham: Weston Turvile. A manor, with the advowson of the church, held jointly with John son of John de Molyns, knight, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by feoffment of the said John de Molyns, with remainder to William, brother of the said John son of John, … She and the said John died without heir of their bodies … Wilts: La Lee and La Gore by Lavynton. The manors, … Kent: Newynton Bertram. The manor. Estwelle. The manor, … held the above by way of dower assigned to her in Chancery after the death of Michael, her late husband, in right of Thomas son and heir of the said Michael, a minor in the king’s wardship. … Thomas de Ponynges is here said to be the son of her and Michael. Sussex: Ponyngges. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

(S) DNB, 1909, P274. (S) An Ess. Tow’s a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, Blomefield, P177. (S) The History of an East Anglican Soke, Hood, P38.

Children of Michael and Joan:

i. Thomas de Ponynges, born 4/19/1349 in England.

4/20/1370, Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Thomas, son and heir of Michael de Ponynges, knight, … born at Slagham on 19 April, 23 Edward III, and baptized in the church of St. Mary there, and that he was 21 years of age on 19 April last. … (S) CIsPM.

6/25/1375, Thomas died.

7/10/1375, IPM of Thomas son of Michael de Ponyngges, knight. Sussex: Chyntynge. A messuage … Ponyngg, Pengeden, Great Perchyng, Hangelton, Slagham, Crawle and Twynem. The manors … He died on 25 June last. Richard de Ponyngg, his brother, aged 16 years and more, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.

ii. Agnes de Poynings (7605693), born ~1350 in England.

iii. Richard de Poynings, born 7/3/1359 in England.