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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lord Paulinus Peyver & Johanna Bidun

23634640. Lord Paulinus Peyver & 23634641. Johanna Bidun

~1210, Paulinus born in England.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1220, Joan born in England.

1234, Composition concerning Wadlow and Chalton lands with Paulin Piper. (S) Annales Monastici, V3, 1866, P-XLIV.

11/18/1238, Grant to Paulinus Peyvre, for life, that he be quit, in his demesne lands, of suit of the counties and hundred, and that he not be put upon assises, recognitions or juries. (S) CChRs.

6/10/1239, Paulinus Peyvre has made fine by 20m for having custody of the land and heirs of Ralph de Mora, who held from the king in chief, until the full age of the same heirs, with their marriage. (S) FRsHIII.

8/4/1239, Thomas Bukerel gives 40s for having the record of an assize of mort d’ancestor … land with appurtenances in Chatham . The pledges are Paulinus Peyvre for 20s and Reiner of Bungay for 20s. (S) FRsHIII.

~1240, Paulinus married Johanna, a sister of Sir John Bidun, of Lavendon, Bucks. (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, V91, 1821, P453.

1240, Paulin Peyvere a witness of letters patent where by William de Bello Campo made a grant to the church of St. Mary of Woborn. (S) CChRs.

6/15/1240, The king has given respite, … to the prior of Winchester from the 130m which the king lent him by the hands of Paulinus Peyvre and Thomas of Newark from the issues of the bishopric of Winchester. (S) FRsHIII.

1/2/1241, Grant to the K.’s citizens of Cork … Witnesses, … Bertram de Cryoul, Roger de Montalt, Robert de Mucegros, Paulinus Peyvre, John de Plessetis, ….

5/22/1241, Paulinus witnessed a grant of Henry III of a fair at Stanes. (S) CChRs.

1241, Paulinus, “late Sheriff of Buk.” (S) The Hist. & Antiq’s of the Exchequer, 1711, P668.

8/22/1241, The king has pardoned to Nicholas de Wavendon , who is in his prison at Aylesbury, the suit of his peace that would belong to him for the death of Walter Bacon , of which he has been accused. Because Nicholas has found the king pledges, namely Paulinus Peyvre and Henry of North Wood. (S) FRsHIII.

8/23/1241, Chester. The king has committed the manors of Lilley and Willian to Paulinus Peyvre to hold from the king at farm for 5 full years. (S) FRsHIII.

12/10/1241, The king has granted the corn of Lilley and Willian to Paulinus Peyvre just as it has been valued by the sheriff of Hertfordshire, namely for £7 21d. (S) FRsHIII.

1/25/1242, The king to Paulin Peyvere and J. de Gatesdene, keepers of the bishoprick of Winchester. We command you to complete without delay the works of the new gateway, … new bridge, … turrets … and cover them with lead : … and cause the ditch there to be prepared and flooded; … cover our queen's chapel … roof the great wardrobe with its pent-houses with shingle. Also pave the whole of our hall, and paint the roof of our demesne chamber with the Old and New Testament, with gilt bosses , and renew the other paintings. And make a tablet to be put before the altar of St. Thomas the Martyr in our chapel. And make two glass windows, to shut and open, in our chamber opposite our bed: and pull down the mantel of the chimney in our queen's chamber and afterwards enlarge it. (S) Liberate Roll of Henry III.

4/7/1242, Protection for the following so long as they are on the king’s service beyond seas … Paulinus Peyvre … (S) CPRs.

5/20/1242, King Henry III arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles against the forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.

7/21/1242, They met the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX at Taillebourg, but King Henry retreated.

7/22/1242 at Saintes, the 2 armies met with the superior sized French force winning.

9/27/1242, King Henry returned to England.

8/28/1242, Appointment of William de Cantilupo the younger, John de Gray, Philip Basset, and Paulinus Peyvre as constables and leaders of the knights crossing this time to Poitou by order of the king. (S) CPRs.

12/12/1242 at Bordeaux, France, Charter, granting to William de Insula, … Witnesses:- William Longespee, Jon son of Geoffrey, Hugh de Vivona, John de Grey, Robert Tresgoz, John de Plesseto, Paulinus Peyvre, … (S) CPRs.

4/1243, Back in France, King Henry arranged a 5-year truce. All of Poitou and some towns in Gascony were ceded to France.

11/14/1243, Gift to Paulinus Peyvre, and his heirs, of the manors of Linlegh and Wylyes, late of Robert Malet, a Norman, … (S) CChRs.

1244, Paulin Piper and John Mansell were appointed by the king to be his primary counselors. (S) The Constitutional History of England, Stubbs, 2009, P257.

6/10/1244, Paulinus Peivre a witness to a grant to Christian bishop of Emly. (S) Cal. of Doc’s, Relating to Ireland, 1875, P398.

1244, Palinus Peivre, ‘senescallus regie sue’. (S) Simon de Montfort, 1976, P112, [‘steward of the crown’.]

7/5/1245, Paulinus witnessed a confirmation of a charter of Roger de Leyburne to Sir Geoffrey le Despenser. (S)  CChRs.

8/13/1245, “Mandatum est Johanni filio Nigelli quod faciat habere Johanne uxori Paulini Peyver' v. damos in balliva sua, de dono regis.” (S) CCRs. [Joan, wife of Paulinus, given bucks by the king. Paulinus must have been off in service of the king.]

3/23/1246, Grant to Paulinus Peyvre, for 1000 marks, of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of all the lands late of Ralph de Sancto Amando, both in Ireland and England, with the custody and marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs. [Paulinus’ grant tied to a debt of the king in which the king needed to raise £2591.]

7/16/1247, Paulinus Peyvere a witness of the grant of a market at Peter de Sabaudia’s manor of Grenested. (S) The History of East Grenstead, Hills, 1906.

7/21/1247, The king … the abbey of Aberkonay … to be quit of toll, passage, … Witnesses:- R. earl of Cornwall, the king’s brother, … Paulinus Peuvre, Robert de Muscegros, … (S) CPRs.

12/24/1247, Gift to Paulinus Peyvre, and his heirs, of all the land in Chilton and Stanburn which Eustace de Greinvill, lord of Greinvill, sometime held, … (S) CChRs.

6/2/1248, Henry, son of Ralph son of John, gives the king 1 mark for taking an assize before R. of Thirkleby in the county of Buckinghamshire against P. Peyvre and others. (S) FRsHIII.

2/28/1249, Grant to Paulinus Peyvre, and his heirs, licence to hunt the hare, the fox and the cat in all the king’s forests in England … (S) CChRs.

5/30/1249, Paulinus Peyver granted a market and fair at the manor of Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

9/12/1249, Paulinus Peyvre, for 100 marks, granted the marriage of the son and heir of Thurstan le Despenser. (S) The Manors and Advowson of Great Rollright, 1927, P72.

9/1249, Stewards Ralph fitz Nicholas, John de Lexington, Paulinus Peyvre, Henry Bracton and Jeremy de Caxton members of the court of Coram Rege, with Henry of Bath the senior justice. (S) Curia Regis Rolls.

1249-51, William de Pleshey, chamberlain of London, and Arnold Gerauden to Bertram Crioll and Paulinus Peyvere, stewards of the household: certificate of prise of wine at Sandwich, Kent. (S) UKNA.

9/5/1250 at Evesham, Paulinus witnessed a grant of a fair at Westminster. (S)  CChRs.

11/3/1250, Paulinus Peyver granted a market and fair at Toddington, Bedfordshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

1251, Pauline Peyvere enfeoffed William, his younger son, with a third part of Langhale. (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Langale, and Kirksted.

1251, Sir Paulin Peyver or Piper, a steward of Henry III, died holding numerous knight’s fees. (S) From memory to Written Record, Clanchy, P228. [Matthew Paris wrote an obit of Paulin Pever describing him as “a literate knight.”]


Johanna married 2nd Sir John de Grey of Eaton, who married her without licence and paid a fine of 500 marks. [No children.]

(S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855, P16.

Family notes:

·         Paulin Piper, one of the king’s closet courtiers, composed some lines of poetry in honor of St. George.

·         Paulin Peyvere, Steward to Henry III., who had there [Toddington] built a "seat with such palace-like grandeur, such a chapel, such lodgings, with other houses of stone covered with lead, and surrounded it with such avenues and parks, that it raised an astonishment in the beholders.”

·         Paulinus Pever, steward of the household of Henry III, described by Matthew Paris as an “insatiable buyer of lands.” (S) Mortmain Legislation and the English Church, Raban, 1982, P150.

·         5/30/1275, “Order to respite until the coming of age of the heir [of Paulinus Peyver] of John Peyvere, tenant in chief of the late King, the demand for £80. for the debts of Paulinus Peyvere …” (S) CCRs. (S) CIsPM.

Children of Paulinus and ?:

i. John Peyver, born ~1240 in England.

1257, Sir John de Grey, lord of Wrast in Bedfordshire, had the wardship and marriage of John Peyvere, son and heir of Lord Pauline Peyvere, and Mr. Peter Peyvere, one of Pauline's executors, paid then to Sir John, 100 marks for release of the wardship and marriage, and for certain goods and chattels, late Pauline's. (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V8, 1808, Thorp-Market.

John married Emma ?

10/8/1265, John Peyver given simple protection until Whitsunday. (S) CPRs.

John died.

2/24/1275, Order to deliver all the lands that Emma, late the wife of John Peyvere, held in dower of the inheritance that belonged to the said John … (S) CCRs. [The existence of an heir exists in other 1275 records.]

ii. William Peyver (11817320), born ~1245 in England.