Name: William Paganal
Death: BEF 1148
Residence: Drax, Yorkshire
Change Date: 21 FEB 2008
William Paynell of Drax, the eldest of these four brothers, married Avicia, one of the co-heiresses of William de Meschines, and left an only daughter Alice, who successively brought the great Paynell fief to Richard de Courci and Robert de Gaunt. Her first marriage was childless; but by her second, husband she, again, had an only daughter, either Avice or Adeline, who married a son of the Gloucestershire magnate, Robert Fitz Harding, and was the mother of Maurice de Gaunt. He took his grandfather's name; and died s. p. in 1239.
Drax village gave its name to Drax Priory, which was founded between 1130 and 1139 by William Paynel, as a House of Augustinians or Black Canons.
Father: Ralph Paynel or Pagenal
Mother: Emma FitzGilbert
- Hugh Paynel
- Foulques I Paynel
Avice de Rumilly
- Alice de Paynell
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Roll of Battle Abbey with some account of Norman Lineages
Publication: John Murray, London
URL: Medieval Mosaic http://www.1066.co.nz/library/battle_abbey_roll1/toc.html