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Friday, September 2, 2011

G24: 15211386

15211386. Michael de Poynings & 15211387. Joan ?

~1322, Michael 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.

1339, Michael’s father killed in battle.

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, 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.

1339-40, Michael served in Flanders.

9/20/1339, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon.

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.

8/26/1346, Michael fought at the battle of Crecy in northern France. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen.

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.

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

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.

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].

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

Joan widow of Sir John de Moleyns.

Michael married Joan.

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

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.

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.

8/1359–4/1360, 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.]

6/5/1363, Michael de Ponynges, knight, of the diocese of Chichester, petitioned the pope for the patronage of the church of Launsing. (S) Calendar 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.

3/15/1369, “Michael de Ponynges or Ponyngges (Poynings): Wiltshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex, Kent” died [buried with Joan in Poynings, Sussex]. (S) UKNA, IPM.

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 naming daughter “Agnes Bardolf.”

1369-70, “Joan late the wife of Michael de Ponynges (Poynings), knight: Norfolk, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Kent, Sussex .” died. (S) UKNA, IPM.

(S) Dictionary of National Biography, 1909, P274. (S) An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield, P177. (S) The History of an East Anglican Soke, Hood, P38.

Children of Michael and Joan:

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

ii. Richard de Poynings, born ? in England. [2nd son and heir.]