re: Sir Hugh de Padvinan, a French Nobelman who went to England with William the Conqueror & was given land in Scotland about 1160 (?) Spouse: Unknown (can anyone fill in the Blank= FITHB, used for future ref., appreciate the help.
"Houston" derived from Hu's / Hugh's town, named after the 11th century Hugo De Padvinan, who built his castle there.
Was he named after Hugh De Payens (c.1070-1136), a follower of Walter fitzAlan, High Steward of Scotland and progenitor of the Royal House of Stewart ?Are there any Govt. records to show if Walter fitzAlan was somewhere in France c.1099 ? .................. SCOTLAND : King Alexander I reigned 1107-1124, (m. dau of the English king, Henry I) and possibly assisted Rome in it's wars.
He was succeeded by his brother, David I, who reigned 1124-1153.
David I was succeeded by his grandson Malcolm IV b.1142 who accompanied Henry II to the siege of Toulouse, France.
Malcolm IV was succeeded by William I who reigned 1165-1214 and who built a string of castles in Galloway. Was this when the Houston ancestors obtained their lands ?
........................ Hughes or Huges de Payens or de Pains or de Payns (c. 1070 -1136), was a French nobleman born at Château Payns, about 10 km from Troyes, in Champagne, France, S.E. of Paris.
He was a veteran of the Pope's First Crusade in 1099.