The name Papendelle as Low German form of "Pfaffental" refers to former ecclesiastical-ecclesiastical property. Unfortunately, sources that only hint at a church or monastic founding of the court are completely missing. A connection to the monastery Gerresheim, founded before 870, would be obvious. It is also conceivable that Papendelle belonged to the landed property in the 12th century, the king Konrad III. In 1144 the monastery Vilich near Bonn confirmed (Lacomblet, vol. 1, no. 350). Accordingly, the Vilich Abbey in Morp had five Herrenhufen Salland, two mills, a forest and another 25 ½ peasants hooves, which unfortunately are not specified by name. The question of founding remains unclear.
March 25, 2019
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