Subject: Jonathan Pendley
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 10:06:18 EDT
Ran across something while doing Gravitt family research. It was new to me.
In 1832 the State of GA required a special Census be taken of the Cherokee
strip, to identify those people living there and primarily to identify those
of mixed blood and minor children of mixed blood, whereby these people could
make application for money, caused by the forced relocation of the Cherokees.
This Census of Forsyth Co., GA listed the following Pendleys:
Jonathan Pendley, b. 1765, age 69
Nimord Pendley (Nimrod)
A researcher noted that Jonathan and Thomas moved to a section of Cherokee
Co., later to becom Pickens Co., GA
1845 Tax Rolls, Forsyth Co
Pendley, John R R 000 01, No Twp listed, age 31
Pendley, Jonathan R 000 01, No Twp listed, age 79
Pendley, Nimrod R 000 03, No Twp listed Moved to Baldwin Co, m. Celia Craft
Pendley, Jonathan R 000 07, No Twp listed
Pendley, William R 000 08, No Twp listed
Penda the Pagan
Royal sacrifice and a Mercian king
By: Alby Stone
(This is our possible link or connection, to
Anglo-Saxon Nobility, according to the
Penda, a seventh-century king of Mercia,
was a noted regicide. Indeed, his other achievements - his
military campaigns and a crafty and unlikely alliance with the
British king Cadwallon were instrumental in carving out Mercia as
an independent kingdom and establishing it as a power to be
reckoned with - were almost completely overshadowed by his
reputation as a slayer of kings. As Penda was a pagan, and his
alleged victims all Christian, it comes as no surprise to find
that medieval chroniclers, mostly monks or Christian nobles,
viewed his reign and deeds with horror and denigrated him at every
opportunity. The reputation of his ally Cadwallon, himself a
Christian, suffered by association: in his Historia
Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, written in the early eighth
century, Bede of Jarrow describes him as 'a barbarian more savage
than any pagan' with 'no respect for the newly established
religion of Christ' . Bede's invective was not tempered by the
fact that Cadwallon was a Celt
At the Winweg was avenged the slaughter of Anna,
The slaughter of the kings Sigbert and Egric, The slaughter of the
kings Oswald and Edwin.
From the Hemel Hempstead
My name is Joe Pendley and I live in
Cincinnati, Ohio. I am interested in learning about my family origins. I
have become aware of the ancient village of Pendley. Could you tell me
about Pendley? I know the hotel/manor was constructed on the site.
Is there any one person that might be an authority on Pendley?
THE likely origin of the name Pendley may
go back to Saxon times and a nobleman of that time - Penda of Mercia.
Pendley Manor in the 1920s
Saxon burials have been found in the nearby Tring area - some only this
year during the construction of a new road.
By Norman times Pendley was a Manor in its own right and is mentioned in
the Domesday book.
It was given by William the Conqueror to his half brother Robert Count of
It became a small village with eight largeish dwellings and eight crofts.
It was described as offering work for more than 13 ploughs, some
handicrafy men, tailors, shoemakers and others.
It appears, however, that in 1440 the then Lord of the Manor of Pendley,
one Sir Robert Whittingham, fell out with his tenants sacked the village
and cleared the land. He then built a manor house on it.
After the Whittinghams the manor came into the hands of the Verney family
and several generations lived there - Sir Edmund Verney was standard
bearer to King Charles ll.
By the early 18th century, the manor had come into the hands of a Colonel
Anderson who went to live in France.
The Manor fell into disrepair and is believed to have burned down in the
The present manor was built in the
late 1870s, designed to look a Tudor manor house for the Williams family.
Pendley in the late 1940s
After the Second World war - when the manor was used by the Women's land
Army - Dorian Williams helped turn Pendley into an adult education centre
and began the first of the outdoor Shakespeare festivals which are still
prestigious annual events each summer to this day.
Dorian Williams was a prominent British television commentator on show
jumpingToday the Manor is a popular hotel and leisure complex.
Link to Sir Robert Whittingham's Demise
Joyce Comer from Burkes or Wilkes County, North Carolina, tells us
that the William Pendley listed below and the one who many believe to
be the first Pendley on this side of the "big pond",
died around 1649-50, and "probably from a beating he
received with a cat-of-nine tales because of running his mouth
about a government official".
remember who said William came from Corn.)wall
England in the 1600s. I've also read that, the Pendleys may
have come from Pendle Hill, located in northwest England, or Pendley, a
village northwest of London, which was listed in the Domesday Book (1088)
(thank you Brian). The Pendley Manor
Hotel, Tring, UK, is located on the site of the ancient Village of Pendley. (No one named Pendley
ever lived in the Manor House.) My guess is we came from the Village
this Pendley Coat of Arms
your money on internet companys selling Coats of Arms, Family
Crests or Heraldry concerning the ancient family of Pendley.
It's all bogus. The bases of the Pendley Coat of Arm shown
below probably goes back to Sir Robert
He's the fellow that ran off the villagers of Pendley Manor in the
I like the
idea of having a family coat of arms or crest, but it's not
official in anyway. (Anyone can purchase a coat of arms but
"real" heraldry comes from the King or Queen and can
only be inherited by the First Sons of First Sons.
I call this one the Pendley USA
Coat of Arms. (Green is my favorite color. Go Herd!!!)
(The above coat of arms comes from Vince Pendley
of Virginai. Vince also has provide an old Pendley motto:
"Vincit, Veritas, Unum" which is Latin for Strength,
Truth, and Unity. Thanks Vince for this
(To my limited knowledge, anyone may use these image
of a Pendley Coat of Arms. If you have a website, please
insert a link back to pendleyusa.com)
There are many rules
about heraldry (coats of arms). If you are interested in this
subject, I'll include some links below.
To my knowledge, there is
no official Pendley Family coat of arms. I've seen this
basic form on the internet attributed to Pendley. There
may be individual Pendleys or Pendley Familys, that have, or use,
this coat of arms, but not a single coat of arms for all Pendleys.
Alfred The Great
King Harold II
William the (Bastard) Conqueror
The Ancient Village of Pendley in
the Doomsday Book 1086
The Description in the Domesday Book is as
"In Pendley the Count [of Mortain] holds 2 hides himself. Land for 2
Ploughs. 1 villager with 6 smallholders have 1 plough; another possible.
Meadow for 1˝ ploughs. Value 30s; when acquired20s; before 1066, 40s. The
nun Edeva held this land from Engelric; she could not grant it. These 2
hides are of the 7 hides which the Count of Mortain took in Tring."
In 1834, John Pendley, son of Joshua, petitioned
the government for a pension as a veteran of the American Revolutionary
War. He was awarded a pension of twenty dollars a year.
American Civil War
Does anyone have information
about Pendleys in the Civil War? I've read that a Pendley was killed
Sam Pendley, of the Georgia
line, his father received the Silver Star during WWII. Sam was
probably the first Pendley on the Internet with his Pendleys and Allied
THE PENDLEY FAMILY
THE MANOR OF PENDLEY (Tring,
In the time of William the
Conqueror, Pendley Manor was held by Earl Moreton, by virtue of a grant
from the Crown, and is thus recorded in Domesday Survey. The Earl himself
holds two hides in PENTLAI. In King Edward’s time it was worth forty
shillings. Eddeva nun, held this land of Ingelric: she could not give it
According to Sir Henry Chauncy, who
quotes the Court Rolls of the Manor for his authority, this Manor was held
of the Honor of Berkhamsted, from the 10th year of the reign of King
Edward the Second to the 24th of King Edward the Third.
John delaHay, Knight Lord of Pendley,
in time of King Edward the Third, his daughter Alice married Robert
Whitynham in the year 1419.
NOTE: The above is a small quote
from a long account of the Manor of Pendley, by courtesy of Mr. Taylor
Pendley of Dallas, TX
While no person named Pendley is
mentioned in this account, it does show clearly that the name is an old
one, and spelled exactly as it is today. The variation of PENTLAI is
We can be almost certain that
Pendley was Anglo Saxon and that the people by this name came from
I do not know who founded this
family in America. It could have been William Pendley from Wales who
settled in Virginia, or it could have been Jonathan Pendley who came from
England in 1700.
The first authetic records were
found in North Farnham Parish,Richmond County, Virginia:
Thomas,son of Willam and Mary Penly,
born July 8, 1709
Mary , daughter of William and Mary
Penly, born 1712
Thomas, son of Thomas and Sarah
Penley, born July 6, 1732
Joshua, son of Thomas and Sarah
Penley, born 1736
Marg. Pendley died 1749
This appears to be three generation,
William and Mary who had son Thomas; Thomas who married Sarah and had sons
Thomas and Joshua. I am at times inclined to think that all the Pendleys
stemmed from this William and Mary, but do not have enough evidence at
this time to prove it.
We next picked the name up in Morgan
District, Burke, North Carolina in census of 1790
William Penly Sr.
2 males, 16 years and up
3 males under 16 and 3 females
WILLIAM PENLY JR.
3 males 16 and up
1 male 16 and up
3 males under 16
Page 109 - same location
1 male 16 and up
1 male under 16
The name COGLE also appears in the
records of North Carolina.
Rutherford, Burke County, North
No will of any Pendley recorded
there. Two grantor deeds of James Penland recorded 1803. Though the name
Penland does not seem to fit into this record, it could hace been the
sames as James Penly who left North Carolina between 1804 and 1810.
1800 census of North Carolina - Vol
1, Burke County, page 196
PENLEY, JOSHUA, age between 26 and
p.197 PENDLEY NANCY, age between 26
She was probably the widow of one of
the men in 1790.
1810 Census of North CaroliNA
p. 210 WILLIAM PENLY, age between 26
P. 211 JOSHUA PENLY, age between 26
p. 211 JOHN PENLY, age between 26
1820 Census of North Carolina, Vol.
P.28 PENLEY, JOHN, 45 years and over
PENLEY, CHRISTIAN, age between 26
p. 25 PENDLEY, ISAAC, age 45 and
p. 27 PENLEY, JOSHUA, age 45 and
PENLEY, WILLIAM, age between 26 and