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BATTLE ABBEY ROLL.
ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES.
IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. III
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
This electronic edition
was prepared by
Michael A. Linton, 2007
from Pavilly near Rouen. "A monastery was founded here by Amalbert, Lord of Pavilly 664, which was restored by Thomas de. Pavilly, c 1090 (Neustria Pia, 328). Reginald de Pavilly died in the first Crusade at Acre (Des Bois). Ralph de Pavilly witnessed a charter of William Earl of Surrey, temp. Henry I."—The Norman People. "The Pavelys," says Banks, "were a very numerous family, and greatly divided, which renders a connected account most difficult to give with any accuracy to be depended upon." Contemporary with the above-named Ralph, according to Sir Richard Hoare, was Reginald de Paveley, Lord of Westbury in Wiltshire, where his descendants continued till 1361. Walter de Paveley, in the time of Henry III., held two knight's fees of the King in capite, at Broke and Westbury; and in 1251 had a license for free warren in his demesne lands at Westbury. His successor, Reginald, "in 1260 was summoned in the character of a baron to attend the King on urgent affairs, as well affecting the state of the nation as the King's crown and government, and two years afterwards had the like summons to attend at Chester, upon an expedition about to be made into Wales. He died about 1279, and was succeeded by Walter de Paveley, who imports to be the person summoned in 1295, in the capacity of a baron, to attend the King at Newcastle-on-Tyne. After him, another Walter de Paveley is noticed, as a very eminent soldier in the martial reign of Edward III., at which period he was one of the Knights of the Garter."—Banks. The last was Sir John, Prior of St. John of Jerusalem, who left two daughters as his heirs. "Of these, Alice married Sir John St. Lo, and Joan, Ralph Cheyne."—Hoare's Wilts.
There was a flourishing branch seated at Bickenhall in the county of Somerset; and another in Hampshire; but this latter, according to Woodward, was founded by Walter de Pavilly, Mayor of Rouen, who was one of those who were banished from Normandy on account of their adherence to King John. He settled at Winchester, whence the name came into the county. Reginald de Paveley in 1264 was one of the Hampshire barons summoned to serve against Llewellyn. Robert de Paviliaco held Rodington in Notts in the time of Henry I., and founded a family that was seated there till the end of Edward III.'s reign.—Thoroton's Notts. The Paveleys were "among the earliest extinct families" in Bedfordshire, and were seated at Melchborn, where a brass plate is preserved in the church in memory of Robert Paveley, who died in 1377. "The St. Johns inherited a considerable property in Bedfordshire by a marriage with the heiress of this family; and since they have forsaken Bletsoe, Melchborn has been their chief residence."—Lysons. In Norfolk we find "the ancient family of De Pavilli, soon after the Conquest, enfeoffed of several lordships by the Earl Warren." Ralph de Paveley, son of Sir Philip, in the time of Henry I. gave the tithes of all his land at Dageney to the Abbey that his suzerain had founded at Castle Acre; and in 1199 "Ralph de Beauchamp had a grant of the custody of the heir of Reginald de Pavilli, with all the land he held in fee, the day he began his journey to Jerusalem, in which journey he died."—Blomfield. This heir was probably the Roger de Pavilli who, in the same reign, was a benefactor to Dereham Abbey and Castle Acre. They were seated at Ryburgh Parva, where Paveli's manor recalls their memory, and John Paveli, apparently the last of the race, was buried in 1522.
- ↑"By the marriage of Cheney's heir-general with Willoughby, the manor of Broke, or Brooke, was acquired by that family."—Banks.