Fonds AH - Records relating to the Manor of Swaffham

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Records relating to the Manor of Swaffham


  • 1494-1852 (Creation)

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35 files

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The Earl of Richmond is named as lord in the Nomina Villarum of 1316.
According to White's Trade Directory (1845), the manor was anciently held by the Earl of Richmond. By the seventeenth century it was farmed by Sir Edward Coke of Charles I and later passed to the Barkham and Yallop families. Anthony Hamond, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in 1845 with Frederick Lane, Esq., of Lynn, as his steward.
Richard Horace Hamond, Esq., and Thomas Astley Horace Hamond, Esq., are given as lords of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office in June 1957 (NRS 27065).

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Court rolls, rentals and other papers. Includes Court Book (Honor of Richmond), 1533-1592.

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Also known as Rix (Swaffham).

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