Gamel Pennington
(-After 1060)
Gamel de Pennington
(-After 1090)


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Gamel de Pennington

  • Born: Pennington-Hall, Lancashire, Englnad
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1090, England

bullet  General Notes:

Family of Pennington taken from the footnotes of The History of Lancaster V. VIII, Pennington, pp. 338-342: 775

Gamel (Henry II)
Benedict - Meldred
Thomas m. Agnes - likely brother of Alice m. Roger Venables
William m. Alice de Mulcaster

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 775
Gamel de Pennington, whose name occurs on the ancient tympanum at Beckside, is supposed to have been the founder of Conishead Priory in the time of Henry II [V.C.H. Lancs. ii, 140; Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. x, App. v, 223'9698] ; he gave it the church of Pennington. [Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 357, 366] Benedict de Pennington* and Alan his son and heir occur in the latter part of the 12th century [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvi, App. 195; Farrer, op. cit. 63, 68 ] ; in 1202 Alan son of Benedict granted 2 oxgangs of land in Pennington to Hugh son of Edward. [Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 10]

* Meldred brother of Benedict de Pennington also occurs; [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvi, App. 190]. He is no doubt the Meldred son of Gamel de Pennington who gave land to Conishead Priory; [Dugdale, Mon. vi, 556]. Thus Benedict was a son of Gamel. Jocelin de Pennington was Abbot of Furness about 1182.

~A History of the County of Lancaster: Vol. VIII, pp. 338-342

• Web Reference: Muncaster Castle Pennington Family Tree.
"A great benefactor to Conishead Priory, to which he gave the churches (with all their appurtenances) of Penigton, Molcastre (Muncaster) with Chapels (of Aldeburg), Wytebec (Whitebeck) and Skeroveton in Lancashire and Cumberland". This occurred during the Reign of Henry II i.e. between 1154 and 1189. Gamel had four sons, Benedict, Meldred, Gamel and Joslyn.

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