Bardolfs Manor; 1189-1925; Caister next Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Bardolfs Manor; 1189-1925; Caister next Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Juliana the wife of William Bardolph died in possession 1294-5; heir Sir Hugh Bardolf [IPM 3/226]. At an inquisition held in 1330, Thomas Bardolf was found to have been in possession of the manor, holding it jointly with his wife Agnes, of the King. The manor was feoffed to John de Gurnay and John Halington. John was his son and heir [IPM 7/174]. Agnes, widow of Sir William Bardolf, lord of Wormegay, died in possession 1403; heir her son Sir Thomas Bardolf [IPM 18/793].
William Paston, esq., first court, 15 October 1632 (later Sir William, bt).
William Crowe, esq., first court, 21 Jan 1660.
Thomas Bransby, gent., first court, 11 Nov 1668.
Thomas Bransby, esq., 28 Oct 1681.
Robert Bransby, gent., 9 Oct 1683.
Robert Bransby, esq., 19 Oct 1688.
Roger Crowe, gent., first court, 21 Oct 1692
Roger Crowe, esq., 15 Oct 1703.
John Bedingfeld, esq., first court, 27 Oct 1726.
Revd Edward Lockwood and Dane Judith, his wife, late Lady Judith Rous, widow, 26 Jun 1787.
Sir John Rous, bt, 4 Oct 1791.
Henry Alexander, esq., 30 Dec 1791.
Thomas Clowes, esq., 12 Oct 1803.
Thomas Clowes, gent., 5 Jul 1805.
Thomas Clowes, esq., 11 Dec 1806.
John Clowes, esq., 10 Mar 1857.
Maria Dorothy Clowes, widow, 2 Apr 1878.
Anthony Francis Traynier, esq., 24 Jul 1919
Charles Clowes is named as lord of both Caister Pastons and Caister Bardolfes on the Inclosure Award of 1816 [NRO, C/Sca 2/63]
Thomas Clowes, esq., is given as lord of the manor of Caistor-next-Yarmouth in 1845 trade directory.
Mrs M.D. Clowes is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.


Caister next Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Elected constables. Eldest son inherits.

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Created on: 22/01/2003 by Droip




F. Blomefield, 'An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk' (11 vols, London, 1805-1810) at British History Online.
HMSO, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Guides and Calendars. Series 1. 1236-1447' (26 vols, London, 1904-2010)
W. White, 'History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk, and the City and County of the City of Norwich' (1845), p. 294

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