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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Sir Ralph Paynel & Katherine de Somerby

 1901190. Sir Ralph Paynel & 1901191. Katherine de Somerby

~1330, Ralph Pagnel born in England, s/o 3802380. Ralph Paynel & 3802381. Alice ?.

Aft. 1333, Ralph’s father died.

~1335, Katherine born in England, d/o §§John de Somerby & Maud ?.

5/1/1345, Richard de Carleton of Lincoln and Walter de Crauden, executors of the will of Ralph Paynel [Ralph still a minor]. (S) CCRs.

[––Ralph & Katherine––]

~1353, Ralph married Katherine.

3/21/1355, To John de Wylughby, ... justices ... county of Lincoln. Ordered to not take any fines from Edmund de Cornewaill, Norman de Synford and Ralph Paynel, ... indicted for diverse trespasses ... the king wishes the fines to be made before his council. (S) CCRs.

By 1359, Ralph knighted.

6/1/1359, Grant, of special grace, to Ralph Paynel, knight and his heirs of free warren in all their denesne land of Carleton Paynel, co. Lincoln. (S) CChRs.

11/12/1360, To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to stay until further order the taking of the body of Ralph Paynel ... indicted concerning the death of Roger de Keleby ... Ralph has surrendered himself to the king's prison in the king's own presence. (S) CCRs.

11/6/1364, Appoint of Ralph Paynel, Richard de Grey of Landeford and John de Boys to arrest and bring before the council John de Nevill of Wynondeswell ... of the county of Lincoln [they received the king’s money to go to Ireland, but did not go.] (S) CPRs.

11/20/1364, Commission of oyer and terminer to ... Ralph Paynel ... (S) CPRs.

5/4/1366, William de Skipwyth knight, Philip le Despenser, Ralph Paynel knight, John Dymmok knight, …, John de Multon knight, …, John de Conyngesholm, …, John Botiller knight, …, Richard de Haveryng knight of Wiltes, …, William de Wakbrigge of Derbyshire … to the king. Joint and several recognisance for 3,000 marks payable by instalments. (S) CCRs.

1366, Ralph’s daughter Katherine contracted to marry Nicholas Cantilupe.

Bef 1368, Katherine Paynel requested an annulment from the archbishop’s court in York because her husband Nicholas had ‘insufficient genitals’ and could not consummate their union.

2/1368, Nicholas accused his father in-law, Sir Ralph Paynel, of having led an armed attack on Nicholas’s Nottinghamshire home, Greasley Castle. [Apparently attempting to rescue his daughter, who was being held against her will.]

9/1367, IPM of Hugh son and heir of Peter Pirly. Lincoln: Kelseye. A messuage, … and by rendering to Ralph Paynell 1 pound pepper at Christmas. (S) CIsPM.

1369, The marriage contract of Ralph’s daughter Katherine to Nicholas Cantilupe was annulled. Nicholas contested. Nicholas moved to have the case heard at the papal court, but, died before the case could be heard. [The Cantelupe lands passed to Nicholas’ younger brother William.]

8/27/1369, John Pygot, lord of Dodyngton 'juxta Skeldinghop,' grants to the lord John de Welbourn, Canon and Treasurer of the Church of St. Mary of Lincoln ... Witnesses, ... ; Sir William de Belesby, Sir Ralph Paynell, and Sir John Paynell, Knights. (S) Hist. of Doddington co. Lincoln, Williamson, 1897.

1370-75, William Cantelupe reclaimed 3 castles from Ralph Paynell, arguing that the castles with which Nicholas had endowed Katherine would only have come into her possession if she had borne Nicholas an heir.

3/14/1374, Commission in the form of a writ of mandamus to Ralph Paynel, knight, and others. IPM of John de Sourdevale at Lincoln. (S) IsPM, Edward III, File 234.

3/23/1375, William Cantilupe was attacked and murdered by his cook and squire in his manor of Scotton, Linclonshire. His body was moved 7 miles away where it looked like he was killed by highway robbers. Ralph Paynel, a magnate with strong royal connections, had a hand in the murder – he was accused of harboring 4 principal suspects at his manor. He was indicted in court convened at Lincoln by Thomas Kyndale. Found not guilty. (S) The Lady in Medieval England, Coss, 2000, P138.

10/26/1376, Commitment during pleasure to Ralph Paynell, ' chivaler ' of the county of Lincoln, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

2/9/1377, … querents, and Thomas de Kydale, knight, and Maud, his wife, deforciants. he manors of Scotton' and Malmenton' and 1 messuage, 1 toft and 20s of rent in Lincoln and the suburb of the same city and the advowsons of the churches of the same manors.  … Thomas de Kydale and Maud granted for themselves and the heirs of Maud that the manor of Malmenton' and the advowson of the church of the same manor - which Ralph Paynel and Katherine, his wife, held for their lives of the inheritance of Maud on the day the agreement was made … (S) Feet of Fines.

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

6/22/1377, Commitment during pleasure to Ralph Paynell, ' chivaler ' of the county of Lincoln, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

7/30/1378, Philip Darcy knight, William de Skipwyth, Roger de Kirketon, Roger de Fulthorp, Ralph Paynell knight and John de Boys, justices appointed to make inquisition by true men of Lincolnshire concerning alleged trespasses. (S) CCRs.

2/12/1379, Commission of oyer and teminer to ... Ralph Paynel ... (S) CPRs.

5/22/1379, Pardon, at the supplication of Ralph Paynel, knight, to Robert de Southill for the death of Richard de Ferby. [Killed in 1377.] (S) CPRs.

4/29/1380, Feoffment, ... Witnesses: William de Willughby, Kt., Lord of Thuneckes, Ralph Paynell, Kt., .... Given at Gaynesburgh in the county of Lincoln, ... (S) UKNA.

12/7/1380, Commission to Ralph Paynell, ' chivaler,' to collect a subsidy … parts of Lyndesey, co. Lincoln, except the city of Lincoln and the town of Grymesby. (S) CFRs.

6/5/1382, John Bygod and Ralph Paynel knights have mainperned in chancery under a pain of £400 to have [4 persons] before the king and council in chancery or elsewhere from day to day, and that they shall stand to right and be obedient to the king's commands. (S) CCRs.

11/1382, Thomas de Roos lord of Hamelak to Hugh earl of Stafford, Sir John de Neville lord of Raby, …. Charter with warranty of the manor of Meltonroos … now held for life by Sir Ralph Paynell by lease of the grantor. (S) CCRs.

7/12/1383, Commission of oyer ... complaint by ... archdeacon of Lincoln ... Ralph Paynel, knight, ... and others came armed to Goushull, co. Lincoln, lay in wait to kill him, ... (S) CPRs.

1384, Ralph died.


5/12/1385, Henry de Redford', knight, and Katherine [daughter], his wife, querents… deforciants. The manors of Caysthorp' and Carleton' Paynell'... which Katherine [mother], who was the wife of Ralph Paynell', knight, holds for life. ... which Katherine, who was the wife of Ralph, held for life of the inheritance of John de Somerby in the aforesaid vills on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Katherine, who was the wife of Ralph, ought to revert to John and John and the heirs of John de Somerby - after the decease of Katherine, who was the wife of Ralph, shall remain to Henry and Katherine, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, remainder to the right heirs of Katherine, the wife of Henry. ... Henry and Katherine, his wife, have given them 500 pounds sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.

Katherine died.

(S) Motives for Murder: The Role of Sir Ralph Paynel in the Murder of William Cantilupe (1375), Pedersen, 2016.

Child of Ralph and Katherine:

i. Katherine Paynell (950595), born ~1355 in Lincolnshire, England.

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