Alice PYE daughter of __ Pye of Lavenham 

Spouse: Henry MUNYNG (Munning) of Nedgynge (Nedging) co. Suffolk, will P.C.C. 18 Maynwaryng 10/16/1521, probate 11/29/1521 lands in Leyham, Semere, Bylston, & Nedging, names Thomas Munying one of his executors. wife (2) Margaret living 1521 one of executors 

Children: Alice / Agnes; Thomas will 10/7/1566 married __ Barker & Alice Risby

The Visitation of Suffolk made by Hervey, Clarenceux, 1561, Cooke, Clarenceaux, 1577, and Raven, Richmond Herald, 1612

Evidences of the Winthrops of Groton, co. Suffolk, England, and of families. Munning of Nedging. Armorial Bearings.  Munnings or Monyns B a shield or inetcocheon Arg within an orle of J incresents Or quartered with Or on a pile in point between an increscent and a decrescent G a crescent & of the first. This family is very antient. They were of Monkes Ely and of Nedging but have long since almost worne out. One of that family but of no very great ranke lived in Bury St Edmonds in the time of K Charles, and William Munnings clarke i now rector of Preston sonne of Humfrey Munnings clarke minister of Brettenham who was one of the most grave learned and pious ministers of this County. The most eminent place in Pretton church is given to the coat of this family yet I knowe none of any very great estate of that name in Suff this yeare 1659. So writes Candler in his list Tanner MS Lib Bodleian 226 of The names and armes of sundry of the gentlemen of chiefest account in the County of Suft as their coates were set up by Robert Reice Esq a most accomplisht gentleman in the church wiudowes of Preston in Suff about the latter end of the reigne of K James or the beginning of the reigne of K Charles. Rice who spelt his name in various ways Reice Ryce and Ryece was a man of comfortable fortune who having no children took to studying the family antiquities of his neighbourhood The will of man he writes hath found out the means to perpetuate the Reverend memory of his honorable friends departed by erecting unto them the lively counterfeiting resemblances effigies pyramids epitaphs and monuments as doth plentifully appear in our churches Extending this idea he began to decorate the church of his own parish in heraldic fashion. He set up the Royall armes of England in a faire table and then proceeded to depict the escutcheons of the gentry around him on its walls and windows. These he has described with much quaintness in his Breviary of Suffolk a charming account of the county which still exists amongst the Jermyn MSS Mooning for so he writes the word bore Qrtly 1 fc 4. An inset escocheon or betwn 8 Turkish Moons incresents O j 2 & 3 Oi a crescent О on a pile in point betw an increscent and a decrescent G. Amongst the many shields on his tombstone in the chancel is Rice quartering Strangman and impaling Mouning an escocheon betw 9 increscents 4 2 2 1. Many of these shields were still in existence when Davy visited Preston in the earlier part of the present century. Indeed Rice took some care that they should not fade too rapidly for in his will dated 11 Feb 1638 PCC 36 Harvey he bequeathed to William Mills of Lanham painter and glazier forty shillings with all my boxes of Painting Colours that he do from time to time renew and amend as need shall require the decays of colours words letters compartments and forms of those tables writings and inscriptions which he hath at any time made for me as they are fixed in the Parish church or chancell of Preston aforesaid. It is clear Rice thought much of his Munning descent. He makes especial mention of his Munning kinsmen in his will. To my cousin Mr William Murminge late resident at Sir Henry Mildmayes in the County of Essex who also calls him cousin in his turn1. More I give unto him my copyhold meadow in Monkes Illigh commonly called Skipp's meadow and now in the occupation of Katherine Munninge widow he to sell it and divide the proceeds between three of his sisters Ann Katherine and Ellen Munning so as one half shall go to Anne Munninge aged lame and impotent and the other half to Katherine and Ellen. To Thomas Munning sometime my servant. To my cousins Rice Munning and his sister the wife of Francis Lucas. For many interesting letters from Robert Rice to Gov John Winthrop see Vol i of the latter's Life and Letters and Vol vi of the Fourth Series of the Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections.
Munning of Suffolk. Add MS 5523: 
Pg 106: Henry de Moonnines dwelling as a farmr at Sedgeing being welt trayned vp in his youth & of comely stature it com endable partes by reason yt all ye Delapooles landes were giuen to Charles Brandon Viscount Lysle became knowne to Charles Branilon it was enterteyned into hit service whose beingc once made Duke of Suff for y skyll wth ye said Henry had in songe & musycke he made y said Henry Superintendante of hisChappell it for y y said Henry was skyllfull in y frenche tongue w  good experience and discretion for Imploym the Duke Imployed y said Henry in sondry messuages into ffraunce attendeinge vpon y Duke when he fetched hoame into Unglande Mary y ffraunche Queene in y 7th yeare of Kinge Henry y 8th Ano ni 1515. After yt for his fidelitye &longe service he made vnto Thomas the son of y said Henry A lease of y Mannor of Nedgeingc hall for y tearme of 80 yeares wth y said Henry held by coppye of Corte Royle about Ano 29 of Henry y 8th Ano D'mo 1537. He mar Alyce y dau of ... Pye of Lavenham in com Suff arg afesse Blew 3 etcalloppes d'or/ He dyed & was buryed at Nedgeinge prd in com Suff prd.

Will of Henry Munning, 1521.  In the yere of our Lord god m v xxi the xvi daie of October I Henry Munyng of Nedgynge in the diocese of Norwiche hoole being in mynde and of good remembraunce thankis be to Jhu my saviour ordeyne my testament and laste will in maner and forme folouring. I bequeth my soule to allmighty god my maker and Redemer to his mother and virgin our lady seynt Mary and to all the hooly company of seyntis in heveñ. To the making of a Roode lofte in the churche of Nedginge iiju vi viijd. To the aulter of Semer x. To the iij houses of friers in Ypiswiche to euery of the said houses x ther to haue in euery of the said placis a trentall of xxx massis. To the friers of Clare in like maner x8 I will that one honeste preste to singe for my soule and my frendis soulis in the churche of Nedgiuge the terme of one hole yer and he for to haue for his stipende viu. I bequethe to the reparación of Semer brige xl. To Margaret my wif all housis and landis in Leyhm the terme of hir lif. And after hir decease I will said housis fc landis remayue vnto Thomas Munyng my sonne. To Robert Rice and his wif xu. To Elisabtthe Rice xu to be paide to hir in the daie of hir mariage. And if the said Elisabeth die or she be maried then I will the said x11 remayne vnto the next doughter of the said Robert Rice and Agnes his wif. To the said Margret my wif my house in Semer called Wodsalis she to haue that fee simple to hir hir heires and assignes for euer. I bequethe to Robert Rice my house wl the laudis therto leyde lying and stonding in Byston with condición that said Robert shall paye among iiij of the childerne of his and Agnes his wif that now is xx marcs. To Thomas Munyug my soné the residue of my housis, landis, medowes &c for ever. An the residue of my goodie I put them holy to the disposición of myne executors to disspose them in dedis of charité as thei shall thinke most plesure to god and for the wele of my soule I make my exécuteurs to be Margret my wif. Thomas Munyng and Robert Rice they to bringe my body honestly to the erthe I ordeyn Thomas Lyude of Bylston to be suparvisor and I give hym for his labour xl Probatuin xxix Novetnbris 1521. Et comissa fuit admïstracïo Margarete Relíete et Thome Munyng executoribus PCC 18 Maynwaryng

The Visitation of Suffolk 1561: The following account of the family of de Moonines is extracted from a MS by Peter Le Neve (Liber Drurt Mus Brit). Anthony de Moonines the first son of Gilbert de Moonines (issue d'une maison auncient de Poictïers en Fraunce) was taken prysoner with his brother Olyver at ye battell of Agincote and was with many others brought into England when swearinge to serve ye kinge in all his ffrench warres he was ransomed and set at libertie. In the 7th year of K Hen ye 6th AD 1428, he served at ye seige of Orleans under William de la Poole then Lieutenant of that seige. After he was taken prysoner with ye said William de la Poole Erle of Suffolk at Jargeaux. At length growinge old havinge followed the Erle in all the King's warres in ffrance, he left his sonne Henry whom he had trained up in his place and soe dyed not long after about An D 1443, his marriage was not knowne but he left one sonne Henry de Moonines who followed ye Erle in his service in ffrance and when ye Erle was now made Marxquess of Suffolk, he often employed him in sundry businesses in ffrance, not long after the Marquess was made Duke of Suffolk &c &c. This Henry left ye ffrenche warres withdrawing himself into the country to lead a retired lyfe, he came into Suffolke where ye Duke had sundry possessions amongst the which he had been often employed when contentinge himselfe to live in a mean condition he gave himselfe muche to devotion for ye wh he visited often the Shrine of St Edmund at Burye not far from which towne he remayned. He married Elizabeth the daugihter of Thomas Charles of Kettleboroughe and soe died about AD 1478. The armes of Thom Charles were Ermine on a chief Gules 3 maseles of the first. He left issue two sonnes and one daughter Jean de Monnines, the first sonne, followed De la Poole Duke of Suffolk ye son of ye said William to which John for that he and Henry and Anthony his ancestors had done faythfufl service to ye families of ye De la Pooles, the said John De la Poole Duke of Suffolk did lett unto this John Mounynes the Manors of Nedginge Hall with some other things in Suffolk. He married Margaret 3d daughter of Henry Woodwoorde Barrye of 6 Or and Sable a canton Gules. To this John de Monnines the Ahbot of Burye made the first lease of Seamer Hall, in Suffolk. John de Monnines left one son and two daughters one of whom was the first wife of Sir C Heigham.

Evidence of the Winthropes of Groton: Henry de Moonnines dwelling as a farmer at Nedgying, well trayned up in his youth & of comely stature, & com'endable partes, by reason y all y Delapooles landes were given to Charles Brandon, Viscount Lysle, became knowne to Charle Brandon & was enterteyned into his servicewhoe beinge once made Duke of Suff for y skyll wh y said Henri had in songe & musicke, he made y said Henry Superintendante of his Cliappell, & for yt ye said Henry was skylfull in ye frenche tongue with good experience and discretion, for Imployment the Duke Imployed y said Henry in sondry messuages into fraunce attentdienge upon y Duke when he fetched hoame into Englande Mary y ffranche Queene in y 7 yeare of Kinge Henry y 8th An Dni 1515. Alter yt for his fidelitye & longe service he made unto Thomas the son of y said Henry A lease of ye Mannor of Nedgynge hall for y tearme of 80 yeares wth ye said Henry held by coppye of Corle Rowle about Ana 29 of Henry y 8th An Dni 1537. He mar Alyce y dau of Руe of Lavenhtam in com Suff aryt a fesse Blew 3: escalloppesd d'or. He dyed & was buryed at Nedgeinge prd in com Suff p d r

Thomas Pye of Assington (7 miles from Lathenham) made will 8/16/1443. Left all to Alice his wife and son Edmund.

Found Names: Pye Rev James, Lord of the Manor of Lavenham Kimbolton. Pye George Richard Esq, Steward of the Manor of Lavenham. William Pye, Suffolk, died 1577. William Pye born in Suffolk, fellow of Oriel College.

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