(-Aft 1088)
William PAYNEL of Drax
(-Abt 1147)


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William PAYNEL of Drax

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  • Died: Abt 1147

  Orthographic variation: PAYNELL

  Research Notes:

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

  Marriage Information:

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.

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