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William Paynel, I; son of Wimund, II, de la Haye-Paynel

William Paynel, I; son of Wimund, II, de la Haye-Paynel

Male Abt 1045 - 1087  (~ 42 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 42 ancestors and 3 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Relationshipwith Mathias St. John
    Born abt. 1045  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Fact bef. 1053 
    "…Rodulfi filii eius, Rodberti filii eius, Antonii filii eius, Guimundi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius, Alanni filii eius, Guillelmi filii eius, Toresgaudi filii eius…" signed the charter dated to [before 1053] under which "Guidmundus et mea uxor Emma cum nostre prole" donated "de Molinis…meo castro, decimam" to Chartres Saint-Père.

    source: Chartres Saint-Père, Tome I, Liber Primus, 23, p. 146.  
    Fact 1074  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Paynel "witnessed a charter of king William to the church of Bayeux in 1074."

    EYC vol. 6 pg. 1

    H. W. C. Davis, Regsta, no. 76. 
    Fact 1077  Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Paynel witnessed a charter with Robert de Belesme, which is appended to a charter of Roger de Montgomery to the abbey of St. Stephen, Caen, in 1077.

    EYC vol. 6 pg. 1

    Stapleton, Rot. Scacc. Norm., ii, p. xciv. Roger de Montgomery was one of the witnesses to the agreement with the abbot of Mont St. Michel mentioned earlier. In the period 1103-1129 a charter of William count of Ponthieu, Robert de Belleme's son, was witnessed by Adam Paganellus. (Brunel, Recueil des Actes de Comtes de Pontieu, pp. 35-37), Adam occurs as a Christian name ithe family later on; and this Adam may have been a younger son of William.


    Note: Adam Paynel is probably Adam de Port m. Sybil St. John that hold Paynel lands in Yorkshire.

    Suzanne St. John 22 Apr 2020 
    Fact 1070-1081  Mont-St.-Michel, Pontorson, Manche, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "William Paynel occurs in the period 1070-81 as a party to an agreement at Bayeux with the abbot of Mont St. Michel concerning the terms of the military service by which he held of the abbot several manors constituting an honour; this honour had been given him by king William in marriage; the lands lay in the department of La Manche; and as one of the tenants was named Hugh de Bricaville it may be assumed that these lands included Bricqueville-sur-mer. It is significant that this place was later held of the abbot of Mont St. Michel by the Paynels of Hambye; and it is a reasonable deduction that they derived their title as heirs of William Paynel."

    EYC vol. 6 pg. 1
    This agreement has been pd. by Stapleton in Archaeologia, xxvii, 27, and by Haskins in Norman Institutions, pg. 21; there is a full abstract in Round, Cal. Docs. France, no. 714. Stapleton, op. cit., p 23 describes this fief as that of Bricqueville-sur-mer; and Le Prevost, Orderici Vitalis Hist. Eccl., iii, 259 assumes that William Paynel had married the heiress of the land of Bricqueville-sur-mer. 
    • 2nd Charter is transcribed from the ancient cartulary of the abbey of Mont St. Michel, now in the public library of Avranches, and narrates the terms of an agreement made a Bayeux before the Queen, between the Abbot of Mont St. Michel and William Paynel, relative to the tenure of the great fief of Bricqueville-sur-Mer, in the Departement de la Manche, which had been given by William the Conqueror to the latter in marriage with his wife, and of which the Abbot was suzerain, as being within the limits of the honour of St. Pair. The following were the feudal obligations of the mesne lord and the vavassors who held of the fief --

      1. In time of war, if the land should be endangered, Hugh de Bricqueville owed castle-guard for forty days with seven horsemen, himself making the seventh, their board to be at the cost of the mesne lord; the nephew of Hugh was liable to the same service, if he held his land in parage (that is, where land was held directly of the head, when a fief had been dismembered for the advancement of the junior branches of a family.), according to the quantity.

      2. Hugh de Bricqueville was bound to obey the summons of the mesne lord, if free from that of the Abbot, the suzerain, himself or his son with two knights having entertainment at the family board of the lord; and if he be always under summons from the Abbot, then the lord not to have this service.

      3. If the mesne lord shall have a fine to impose, or a plea to hold, he shall have the suit of the men of the land he holds of St. Michael, so that they be able to return to their own homes in the evening.

      4. If the men of the fief shall be in default in respect to the services thus awarded, they shall be bound to make the lord amends at some one of the captital mansions he holds of St. Michael.

      5. The mesne lord to have aid from the land held of St. Michael for the ransom of his person, or for the fine for the recovery of his land, should he commit an act of forfeiture in regard either of the King or the Abbot; for the ransom of his son by the wife of whose inheritances the land is, if taken in the services of the king or the Abbot; or for any single daughter's marriage, whom he may have by taht wife.

      6. The mesne lord to appoint some one to whom the Abbot should send to serve the necessary summonses on the land of St. Michael, and if, after due service, the person summoned remain away, the Abbot shall receive the forfeiture due; but if there is non-service on the part of him who shall be thus appointed to make the summons, he shall pay a fine of eighteen shillings to the Abbot, and the Abbot shall afterwards send his summons by his own deputy.

      7. The mesne lord to have at his choice (ad suum cois) twelve oaks each year in the forest of Longueville, as bounded by the river Ars, and no more, except by license of the Abbot.

      8. William Payel to have of the Abbot each year a dole of wax, or twenty shillings, at the option of the Abbot, in lieu of the reliefs due from the vill of Chanteloup, and for the pasturage of La Lande, if the men of Chanteloup can deraign (deraisneer) it as theirs in the court of Paynel.

      9. The claim to La Vidande, which Paynel asserts to be appurtenant to his demesne, to be respited till the cause can be pleaded before the King when he comes to Mont St. Michel.

      10. In respect to the seven PARES holding of the honour of Briqueville, Paynel shall summon them to do suit in his court; and if of their own accord they are willing to go and render such suit, they shall be free to go, if exempt from the service of the Abbot; but if they refuse, then Paynel to make proof in the court of the Abbot, by the men of the honour who saw them render this service, that it was customary and in force as against their ancestors. The Barons of the Queen's court, witnesses of this convention, were

      Michael, Bishop of Avranches, elected in 1068
      Robert, Bishop of Seez, elected in 1070
      Roger de Montgomery
      Richard the Viscount (proconsul)
      Roger de Beaumont
      Hubert de Rie
      Humphrey de Bohun
      Hubert de Port
      Turgis de Tracy
      Alvered Malbanc
      Geoffrey de Sai.

      The use of the French law-terms in this early charter is peculiar, and the circumstances of the PARES of the honour, and the kings who were to serve, being limited to the number seven, a number to which your attention has recently been drawn by the communication of Sir Francis Palgrave respecting the Seven Peers of Scotland, is not, perhaps, underving of remark. Trusting that I have not made a wrong estimate of the importance of the documents which I now submit to your perusal, believe me,

      My dear Sir,
      very sincerely yours,
      THOMAS STAPLETON, jun.

      Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts, Relating to Antiquity, Volume 27 pg. 23-25
    Name 1086 
    William of Moutiers 
    Name 1086 
    William son of Wimund 
    Died 1087  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • When in 1066 William fitz Wimund gave vavassories in Luot in the canon of Haie-Pesnel to Mont-Saint-Michel, it was confirmed in 1158 by Fulk Paynel, and Orderic Vitalis records the death of "Guillelmus de Abrincis filius Witmundi" in 1087. This shows William Painel was synonymous with William son of Wimund.
    • "William Paynel who died about the same time as king William I."

      EYC vol. 6, pg. 1

      Orderic (ed. Le Prevost), iii, 259
    Age ~ 42 years 
    Siblings 12 siblings 
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Eystein Ivarsson b. abt. 810
    Maternal Line: Doda _____
    Person ID I105553645  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2020 

    Father Ancestors Wimund Felix de la Haye-Paynel, II, Minter,   b. abt. 1012,   d. 1186-1103  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Emma _____, de Moulins 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F399511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Ancestors Lesceline de Normandy, dau. of William de Normandy, lord Eu and Hiemois and Lesceline de Harcourt dau. of Turquetil de Harcourt,   b. abt. 1035,   d. aft. 1091  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married abt. 1053  Bricqueville-sur-mer, Bréhal, Manche, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William's first wife was Lesceline, dau. of William de Normandy, Lord Eu and Hiemois, and Lesceline, daughter of Turquetil de Harcourt. The Battle Abbey Roll, Vol. II, by the Duchess of Cleveland, by Michael A. Linton states, William, [Paynel / Paganel], desiring to remain in Normandy, got as his reward those lands in the Cotentin: the Conqueror gave his wife as dowry the fief of Briqueville-sur-Mer (Cart. Mont. S. Michel). Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity states, "an agreement made at Bayeux before the Queen, between the Abbot of Mont St. Michel and William Paynell, relative to the tenure of the great fief of Bricqueville-sur-Mer, in the Département de la Manche, which had been given by William the Conqueror to the latter in marriage with his wife, and of which the Abbot was suzerain, as being within the limits of the honour of St . Pair." On the Laws and Customs of England: Essays in Honor of Samuel E. Thorne, edited by Arnold, Green, Scully and White, contents page.
    Children 
     1. Hugh Paynel, de Briequeville,   b. abt. 1054,   d. aft. 1091  (Age ~ 38 years)  [Birth]
     2. William Paynel, de Briequeville,   b. abt. 1056  [Birth]
     3. Ralph Paynel, de Bricqueville,   b. abt. 1060  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F399551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsFact - William Paynel "witnessed a charter of king William to the church of Bayeux in 1074." EYC vol. 6 pg. 1 H. W. C. Davis, Regsta, no. 76. - 1074 - Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1087 - Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Mont St.-Michel Charter 717: Charter of Robert duke of the Normans, son of William, most glorious king of the English.
    Mont St.-Michel Charter 717: Charter of Robert duke of the Normans, son of William, most glorious king of the English.
    For the weal of his soul and those of his father and mother and all his predecessors, he grants to Mont St. Michel - and for the soul of his brother Henry - that a market be held for ever in the vill called Ardevon' and a fair, annually in the same vill, on the Nativity of the Virgin; and in Rouen, land for building a house thereon. This gift was made in theyear 1088, the worshipful and strenuous Robert being abbot of Mont St. Michel.

    [Signa]
    Roberti comitis (Normandie)
    R[otberti] comitis de Mellent
    Simonis de Cymilleio
    W[illelmi] de Bretuil [de Brehal?]
    R[oberti] vicecomitis
    W[illelmi] de Tornebu
    Pagani de Vilers
    R[adulfi] Paganelli
    R[oberti] filii Anschetilli
    W[illelmi] monachi de Archis
    Alberici de Cuceio
    R. capellani
    Roberti comitis

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