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Friday, October 9, 2020

Lord Thomas Pauncefot & Elizabeth Whyton

 1901260. Lord Thomas Pauncefot & 1901261. Elizabeth Whyton

~1370, Thomas Paunsfot born in Wiltshire, England, s/o §§Richard Pauncefoot. (S) Visitation of Somerset, Weaver, P58.

~1375, Elizabeth born in Somerset, England, d/o 311890. John Whyton & 3802773. Joan Hussee.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1379, Thomas’ father died.

1396, Thomas Pauncefoot the Lord of Little Samborne. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V4, 1911, Little Sambourne. [Thomas also held Pauncefoot Court during this time. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V4, 1911, King’s Sambourne.]

10/20/1396, Writ for IPM of John Bradewey. Hants: … Little Sombourne. A messuage, a carucate of land, 16 1/2a. meadow and pasture for 700 sheep, held of Thomas Pauncefot, service unknown, and divers acres of land in the common field held of the lord of Asshele, service unknown. (S) CIsPM.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]

6/9/1404, John Bochell and his wife Isabel sold Margaret, and Elizabeth, co-heirs of John Witon, most of her inheritance at Quarme in Timberscombe. (S) Kidner, 1996-2008.

1/19/1412, John Brykevylle prior of Holy Trinity Motesfont and the convent to … Thomas Pauncefot, John Wallop, … Quitclaim with warranty of all the lands, rents, … in 'Kyngsombourne,' Stokbrigge, Hoghton, Langstoke and elsewhere within the hundred of Sombourne co. Suthampton. (S) CCRs.

3/26/1412, IPM of Joan (3802773) widow of Thomas Hungerford (3802772), knight. Wiltshire: She held the manor and advowson of Teffont Evias in her demesne as of fee of the earl of Salisbury … manor of Heytesbury Eastcourt … They had issue Walter Hungerford (1901386), knight, who is still living. … in fee tail she held the manor of Heytesbury … She held in dower 100s. rent … She died on 21 March last. Walter her son and heir is aged 33 years and more. Somerset: manor of Holbrook … manors of Wellow and Farleigh Hungerford … In dower of free tenure from John de Whyton (311890), her first husband, she held a third part of the manor of Bossington by the assignment of Elizabeth (1901261) wife of Thomas Pauncefot (1901260) and Margaret (155945) wife of Henry Sydenham (155944), daughters of John. (S) CIsPM.

1412, West Amesbury held by Thomas Pauncefoot.

7/5/1415, Order, mutatis mutandis, in regard to Thomas Paunsfot a verderer in the forest of Beer co. Suthampton. (S) CCRs.

By 1428, Thomas died.

By 1431, Elizabeth died.

12/13/1431, Walter Paunsfot, son of Elizabeth one of the daughters and heirs of John Whiton, and John Sydenham, son of Margaret the other daughter and heir. Indenture … a partition of all manors, lands, … of John Whiton in the counties of Somerset, Wiltesir, Suthampton, Sussex and Surrey whereof after his death the said Elizabeth and Margaret were seised; namely that all those in the counties of Wiltesir, Suthampton, Sussex and Surrey were allotted to the purparty of the said Walter, and all those in Somerset to the purparty of John Sydenham. Witnesses: …, John Paulet, … (S) CCRs.

Family notes:

·         [There could be a missing generation between Thomas and son Richard.]


·         Doomsday survey: Bernard Pancevolt held South Cadbury and Dunkerton in Somerset.

·         ~1328, West Amesbury passed to John Pauncefoot and his wife Maud.

·         12/9/1374, Commitment during pleasure to Richard Pauncefot of the county of Southampton and the castle of Winchester, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs.

·         7/29/1375, "I, Richard Pauncefoot, Sheriff" replies that he has handed over to Richard de Wandesford Thomas Driffield's property in the parish of Odiham. (S) UKNA.

·         1379, West Amesbury held by Richard Pauncefoot.

Child of Tomas and Elizabeth:

i. Walter Pauncefoot, born ~1395 in Wiltshire, England.

1427-28, Walter Pauncefot and the heir of Henry Sydenham [John, 77972] and William Bacholl for half a knight’s fee in Kytenore. (S) Hist. of West Somerset, V1, Healey, P391.

1428, West Amesbury held by Walter Pauncefoot. (S) Feudal Aids, V4, P539.

11/11/1429, Walter Pauncefoot conveyed West Amesbury to his brother Robert Pauncefoot.

11/5/1430, Commitment of the office of the escheatry in the counties of Somerset and Dorset to Walter Pauncefote during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer for the issues thereof. (S) CFRs.

5/4/1433, Grant. (a) Walter Paunsfot, esq., son of Elizabeth, one of the daughters and heirs of John Whitton. … (S) UKNA.

1441, Walter died.

10/4/1441, Writ of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Walter Paunsefote, in the counties of Somerset and Dorset. (S) CFRs.

ii. Robert Pauncefoot (950630), born ~1400 in Wiltshire, England.

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