Note: Sir Michael de Poynings, 2nd Baron Poynings, Knt. (1317 - 15 March1369), of Bures St. Mary, Suffolk. He was present at the Battle ofCr?cy. Michael de Poynings was summoned to Parliament as a baron from 25February 1342 to 24 February 1368. On account of the valiant conductof his father, Thomas, who died in 1339 in battle at the storming ofHunycourt in Vermandois, France, the King received Michael's homage,though under age, and granted him livery of his lands and full benefitof his marriage taking security for the payment of the relief. Poynings gave a thousand marks to Queen Philippa of Hainault in 1366for the wardship and marriage of William son and heir of John LordBardolf to the end that he might take Agnes his daughter to wife, whoby the name of "Agnes Bardolf" is mentioned as a legatee in the willof her mother, Joane Lady Poynings, dated 12 May 1369, and by that of'Lady Bardolf my sister' in the Will of Thomas Lord Poyings 28 October1374. Sir Michael de Poynings, 2nd Baron Poynings, married Joane (d. 11 May1369), daughter of Sir Richard Rokesley, Knight, and widow of Sir Johnde Molyns, Knight. They were buried together in the parish church atPoynings, Sussex. He was succeeded by his son Thomas de Poynings, 3rdBaron Poynings. References Burke, John, and John Bernard, The Royal Families of England Scotlandand Wales, with their Descendants etc., London, 1848, volume 2,pedigrees XIV and XVI where Lord Poynings is erroneously given theChristian name of Thomas;and pedigree CXVII for the marriage of hisdaughter Agnes. Burke, Sir Bernard, Ulster King of Arms, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited,and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, London, 1883, p. 444. Copinger, W. A. The Manors of Suffolk, London, 1905, p. 49. The Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, wherethere is an extensive entry. Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry, Baltimore, Md., 2004, p.56. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_de_Poynings,_2nd_Baron_Poynings
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