|William PAYNEL of Drax
William PAYNEL of Drax
Orthographic variation: PAYNELL
He inherited Drax, Yorkshire and Irnham, Lincolnshire from his father. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Wills Paenell" in Yorkshire, Northumberland. “Willielmus Paganellus” founded Drax priory, Yorkshire by undated charter, witnessed by “Radulfo Paganello...”. "…Willelmo Paganello…" witnessed the charter dated to [1142/46] under which "M. imperatrix, Henrici regis filia et Anglorum domina et Henricus filius comitis Andegavie" confirmed the rights of "Unfrido de Buhun" in the lands he held on the death of her father. 1
William married Avice DE RUMILLY, daughter of William "le Meschin" FITZ RANULF, Lord of Copeland, and Cecily DE RUMILLY, Heiress of Skipton. (Avice DE RUMILLY died about 1179.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: William Paynell of Drax.