Early Pymble References

1189 Stephen de Pimbelg in dispute with the Abbot of Lilleshall

In a document in the Lilleshall Chartulary recording a sitting of the Justiciars of King Henry II at Salop on Wednesday, February 8, 1189 a fine was levied between Stephen de Pimbelg and the Abbot of Lilleshall relating to a suit over a Bosc in Hennechot and Pimbleg. [Note: I have not seen the primary source, but I suspect the 'g' in 'Pimbleg' is actually the letter yogh.

HENCOT, though within the Liberties fo Shrewsbury, was not
exempt from the Jurisdiction of the Forest of the Wrekin. We have
an early proof of this in the Forest-Roll of 1180, where "the Miller
of Hennecote" stands assessed 1s. for an imbladement of 2 acres of
oats. The Lilleshall Chartulary preserves some of those early
Fines which are invaluable as being lost from the proper reposi-
tory. On Wednesday, February 8, 1189, Ralph de Arden, Maurice
de Berkele, William Fitz Alan, Thomas Noel, Hugh Pantulf,
Master Robert of Salop, Robert de Haselee, and Nicholas Britton,
were sitting as Justiciars of King Henry II. at Salop. A Fine was
then levied between Stephan de Pimbelg (Pimley) and the Abbot of
Lilleshull concerning a Bosc in Hennechot and Pimbelg, whereof
there had been a suit of novel disseizin. It was agreed that "the
bosc should remain (the easements therein being common to both
parties) user view of the Foresters; but neither party was to sell
or give anything therein. If any waste should be made, each
party was bound to repair it. The boundaries of the Bosc were to
be from Scotebrug, throught Sumergeld, to Holeford; thence, past
certain oak-trees, previously marked, to Deorefald, and to Cho-
liers-wai, and back to Scotbrugg. And the Bosc contained within
these limits was the Bosc concerning which there was dispute
(clamuim) between the Abbot and Stephen."

Primary source: Lilleshall Chartulary, fo.82.
Secondary source:
Eyton, R.W., Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol VI, John Russell Smith, London, 1858, pp 368-369.

1189-1221 Stephen de Pimbelg, de Pimbel or de Pimley son of Unerard de Midelton.
1240 & 1241 William son of Stephen
1250-1256 Geoffrey de Pimbel, son of William
1254-1256 William de Pimbel, son of William
1256 Richard de Pimley and Cecily, his wife

In a section concerning the early history of Pimley in Shropshire, in the period 1189 to 1221, mention is made of Stephen, son of Unerard de Midelton, whose surname is variously de Sidenun, de Pymbelg, de, Pimbel, de Pimbelee, de Pimbeleg, de Pimbileg. Stephen's son William is mentioned as succeeding him. This William had sons Geoffrey and William by different wives. Geoffrey was apparently illegally disinherited and there is mention of ensuing litigation involving his brother, William. This secondary source mentions a host of documents covering the period 1189 to 1256 that refer to Stephen and his descendants but I have not tracked down references to the originals yet.

Secondary source: Eyton, R.W., Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol VII, John Russell Smith, London, 1858, pp 303-308.

c.1224 Stephen de Pimbel, Witness to a Deed, Stoke upon Tern, Shropshire.

Secondary source: Eyton, R.W., Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol VIII, John Russell Smith, London, 1859, p 62.

1255 Geoffrey de Pembeleg, Lord of Pembeleg.

"Geoffrey de Pembeleg is Lord of Pembeleg, and holds it of the Abbot of Salop for 5s. per annum."

Primary source: Bradford Hundred Roll, 1255, Rot. Hundred, II. 57.
Secondary source:
Eyton, R.W., Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol VII, John Russell Smith, London, 1858, p 307.

1339 Roger Pymbyl, Beneficed Clergyman, Wrentham.

Primary source: Institution Book 1325-1343, Norwich Diocesan Archives, Norfolk Record Office DN/REG 1 books 2 & 3, indexed at MC 16/4, 390X2 and index volume DN/REG 17. Microfilmed MF 507.
Secondary source:
Morley, Claude, "Catalogue of Beneficed Clergy of Suffolk, 1086-1550" in Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History. Officers and Reports, Etc. for Year Ending December 31st, 1934, W.E. Harrison & Sons, Ipswich, [1935], p70.

1339 Roger Pymbyl, Parson of Wrantham Church, Norwich.

"Roger Pymbyl, parson of Wrantham church, diocese of Norwich,
acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Framyngham, citizen and
merchant of Norwich, 160l.; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk."

Secondary source: Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office 1901 p114.

1353 Roger Pymbel, Rector of Edingthorp, Norfolk.

"1349, William de Boxgrave, by the lady Joan de Barr, Countess of Warren."
"1353, Roger Pymbel, presented by the attorney of the lady Joan."
"1361, Peter Brun."

Secondary source: Parkin, Charles, An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk..., Volume XI, William Miller, London, 1810, p29.

1387 An early mention of Pimbil-mere, now known as Bala Lake or LLyn Tegid, North Wales

From the translation of Higden's Polychronicon by John de Trevisa completed in 1387.

"Þis ryver Dee eorneth j cometh out of þe lake þat hatte Pimbil-mere. Yn þe ryver is gret penté of samon, noþeles in the lake ys never samon yfounde."

eorne - to run, hatte - is called or named.

Secondary source: Morris, Richard, Specimens of Early English: selected from the chief English Authors A.D. 1250 - A.D. 1400, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1867, p337.



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