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Birth of William Pinley: Shredicote Bradley Staffordshire England

Pinley Variations in England Before 1650

Pinley & Penley Spelling Variations Before 1650

Data was collected while looking for our immigrant's birthplace in England, a rough list of some Pinley/Penley name in England before 1650. These 264 names are from various files at Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, PenleyPearls files, Richard Scherer's files, and the internet in general.  

Before our immigrant's 1619 baptism record was located, we looked for patterns using the PINLEY spelling.  Our logic was that William Pinley was educated, literate, and did legal work for others, so he probably knew how to spell his name. That thinking led us to the area around Birmingham, and in this case we were lucky. The names have been so badly spelled through the centuries, tracking a name merely based on spelling is futile.  Learning that our immigrant was baptized as William Saunders alias Pinley proves that spelling is certainly a moot point.  Research your line and form your own conclusions.

The de Pinley and de Penley variations are interesting, as the 'de' (of) practice mostly disappeared by 1350. Those are the oldest names found, and probably point to a location of origin, such as:  William of Pinley. Though not proven, the de Pinleys and de Penleys probably emerged from distinct ancient villages, Pinley, Pendley, Penleigh. 

A separate family of Penleys seems to have originated from the Village of Pendley, now in Tring, Hertfordshire, which existed in 1086 as documented in the Domesday Survey. The Hertfordshire lines seemed to branch into Wiltshire and Berkshire early on. Gloucestershire is adjacent to both Shropshire and Wiltshire, but the naming patterns appear more related to the Hertfordshire line. Locations around London are dominated by the Penley variants, but the big cites became havens for all the landless younger siblings, and there are at least two Pinley variations there that appear to have ties to the Coventry breed. Cornwall is almost exclusively of the Penley spelling, with naming patterns akin to Hertfordshire, but a Penleigh location there may have given rise to a separate line.

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Penda, the pagan Saxon King of Mercia
Raoul Pinel
Pinley Nunnery documented
Roger and David Pinel
Henry Pinel Joan PLANTAGENET
Nicolas Pinel Pynel
Richard and William de Pinley
William de Pinle
Ranulf son of Ralf of Pinley
John de Pinley
William de Pinneleye
William de Pinneleye
Robert de Pinel’ dau Alice
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Richard de Penley
John de Penle
Elizabeth de Penle
Richard de Penle
Syr Richard Penley, Knight de
Richard Penlegh
Richard de Penlegh
Richard Penlegh & wife Isabella
Richard Penley, Knight Syr de
William Panely, defendant
Walter Penle, Priest
John Penley
Thomas Penleys, son of John Penleys
Richardi de Penlegh
Rich. de Penlegh
John Penley of London in the
William Saundre & Joan his Wife
John Penley
John Penlay, Esq. & wife Emma
John & William Peneley
John Penley of Great Missenden
Edward Sanders, 3rd son
Laurence Saunders,
Richard Saunders
Edmonde Pynleye
Wm Pedley
WILLM. PINLIE
John Penley
Joice Pynleye
The Lichfield Pinleys:
Willm Penley
Sybbell Penley
Joyce Pynleye
ELIZABETHE PYNLEY
Ales Saunders [bapt.]
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Thomas Saunders [bapt]
Maud Saunders
Edmond Pinley als Saunders
edward Saunders, recorder
Richarde s. Richard Saunders
Richard Saunders was buried
William Saunders / Pynley
Laurence Saunders, burned at stake
Edward Saunders, 3rd son
WM. PENLEY
Mrs. William Saunders / Pynley
MARGARY PENLY
JOHN PINDLEY
Thomas PEDLEY
Helyn Penle
HARRY PENLEY
Anne Pendley
John Penley, son of John
Francis Saunders
WILLIAM PENLEY
JOAN PENLEY
Richard PENDLY
WILLIAM PENLYE
ALICE PENLEY
Hugh PENSEY
CHRISTIAN PENLIE
AGNES PENLEY
JOHANE PENLYE
Joan Penlee
Joan Penlee
John Penley of Chesham Waterside
JOIS PENLEE
Edward Saunders, buried
Rev. John Penley, (son of John)
SAMUELL PENLEYE
SAMUELL PENLEYE
John Saunders / Pynley
ANN PINDLY
William PEDLEY
MARGARETH PENLY
Anne Pendley
Anne Pendley
Lawrence Penley of Great Missenden
Ann widow Richard Saunders bur.
Richard Saunders
Thomas Saunders / Pynley
REC PINLEY
Penlie
Richard Penlie (son of Mark)
Henry Saunders / Pynley
GUILIELM PINLEY
RICHARD PINLEY
HOUMPHRY PINLEY
CHRISTIA PINLEY
Elizabeth Pinley
Mrs Henry Saunders / Pynley
ANNE PENLEY
JOHN PENLY
Elizabeth Pinley
Elizabeth Pinley
Richard Pinley ALS Saunders
Alice PEDLEY
PEDLEY, Walter ad
Pinley als. Saunders, Richard
JOANE PENLY
JONE PINLEY
RICHARD PINDLY
ISABELL PINLEY
HENRY PENNILEY
GEORG PINDLY
William PENLEY
MARY PENLEE
WILLM. PINLEY
JOYCE PYNLEY
JOYCE PYNLEY
Dorethe Sanders
John Penley
THOMAS PINLEY
William Pindley
Rev. John Penley
Johane Layng PENLEY
MARY PENLEY
Walter Pindly
PEDLEY, Thomas ad
ANNE PENLEY
PHILIPP PENLIE
JOHN PENELEY
ANNE PENLYE
Elinor Penley
HANNAH PENLEY
HELENA PENELEY
Plinley, John ad
Anne Penlye
Pindley, Thomas
Pindley, Thomas
MARY PENLEY
Mrs Walter Pindly
Henry Saunders Als Pinley ad
PEETER PINLEY
Agnes Penley
John Penley
FRANCIS PENLYE
William Pinley
Ralf Penleye
RICHARD PINDLEY
John Pindley, London Printer
JOSEPHE PENLEY
Rev. John Penley, (son of John)
Samson Penley
Samson PENLEY
Samson PENLEY
John Saunders / Pynley
HENRY PINDLEY
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SAMSON PENLEY
MARGERY PINDLY
John PENLEY
John Penley
JOHN PENLY
HENNERIE PENDLY
MARGERY PENLY
THOMAS PENLEY
Saunders als Pinley, Edmund
Pinley, als. Saunders, Edmund
Saunders, als. Pinley, Edmund
WILLIAM PINLEY OF MARYLAND & VIRGINIA
CHRISTOPHER PENLEY
Rebecca Penley
JOHN PINDLY
ALES PINDLEY
Johane PENLEY (widowe)
THEOPHILUS Pinneley
HANNAH PENLEY
RICHARD PINDLEY
HESTER PENLY
JANE PINDLEY
Elinor Penley
WILLIAM PENLEY
ANA PENLEY
Henry Penella
WILLIAM PINDLEY
William Pindley
Richard Saunders als Pinley
HENRY PENELLA
JOSEPH PINLYE
RYCHARDE PENLEY
Walter Pindly
Mrs Walter Pindly
Edmund Pinley
Pinley, Edmund
MARY PENNILEY
MARY PINLYE
Ales Pindly
WILLIAM PENLEY
THOMAS PENDLEY
THOMAS PENDLEY
ALES PENDELLY
ELIZABETH PINDLEY
THOMASIN PENLEY
BLAUNCHE PENDLEY
BLAUNCHE PENDLEY
William Saunders / Pynley
ANNE PENLEY
THOMAS PINDLEY
JOHN PINDLEY
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ELIZABETH PENLEY
ANNE PINDLEY
THOMAS PINDLEY
John Penley
ABRAHA PINLEY / SAUNDERS
MARIA PINLEY
ANNE PINDLEY
THOMAS PINDLEY
ELIZABETH PINDLEY
Johane Layng PENLEY
ANNE PINDLEY
John Penlie
Joan Penlie
William Pinley arrived in Maryland from England
Samson PENLEY
REBECCA PINDLEY
JONE PENLY
SUSAN PENLEY
FAITH PENNELEYE
Samson PENLEY
ROGER PENLY
SARAH PINDLEY
ELESEBETH PENLIE
sampson Penley
John PENLYE
Thomas PEnLYE
Johan Penly
Alice Penly
Samson Penley
ALCE PENLY
MARY PINLEY / PINLEYGE
EDWARD PENDLEY
ANNE PINDLEY
ROBERT PENLY
JOHN PENLY
ROBERT PENLY
Elizabeth Penley
ELIZABETH PENLEY
JANE PINDLEY
Mrs Rachel Penley
SAMPSON PENLEY
THOMAS PINELY
Mr. Saunders
Mary Penley
CHARLES PENLYE
Elizabth. Penly
death, William Pinley of Maryland & Virginia