Pudney Family Origins
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The surname Pudney (French
Ancestry.) stems from the surname
Roger Podeneye is listed in the
English surnames as belonging to Pudney
Farm, Rayne, Essex.
Roger Podeney/Podenaye also
appears in the Calender of Fine Rolls of
King Richard 11 in 1379 , of carrying out
duties in Colchester.
Thomas Pudney from Rayne(formerly
known as Rain) , Essex, who had
a deed to the Pudney farm in 1509. The
farm is a short distance from Pod's Brook
Rayne was a Norman Settlement
following the arrival of King William.
The manor in Rayne was held by a
Roger De Rames.
Roger de Ramis (Rames) came into
England at the Conquest and had the
honour of the barony of Rayne(Rains)
consisting of ten knight fees.
The earliest Pudney's found in
Mount Bures, Essex were:
1425 Robert Podeneye who held
land in Mt. Bures
Roger Pudney who occupied Pear
Tree Farm in 1494 and John Pudney
who occupied Hammonds Farm in
In York UK the name Hugh
(Puisay) Pudsey 1100s, appears with
surnames occuring as Podesay.
John Podesay is recorded as
being master of a grammer school in 1327
The connection of the Pudney's
with the Pudsey's is yet to be proved.
Pudsey/Podesey b. about 1361 of Barford,
The History of
Shows a photo of Barforth Hall
and local history.
Thanks to Mike who gave us some
info on the Pudsey's of Barforth Hall
The first record of the
family at Barforth was in c1353 when
Henry Pudsey married Elizabeth, daughter
and heiress of Sir John Layton of
Barforth bringing Barforth into the
Pudsey family. St. Mary's Church in
Gainford holds a large Pudsey tomb of Sir
William and Elizabeth Pudsey(daughter of
Sir Roger Aske) The Pudsey Crests are on
the side of the tomb.
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Special thanks to Mike
Ida McMaster Historian for Mt. Bures.
Also a special thanks
to Pat Pudney