Fonds HARE - Hare of Stow Bardolph Collection

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Hare of Stow Bardolph Collection


  • nd [c 1100]-1952 (Creation)

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29 series

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Land in Barsham, Barton Bendish, Beechamwell, Bexwell, West Bilney, Boughton, Brancaster, The Burnhams, Crimplesham, Castle Acre, North Delph, Denver, West Dereham, Downham Market, Dunham, Feltwell, Fincham, Fordham, Foston, Gooderstone, Hargham, Hilborough, Islington, King's Lynn, Marham, Middleton, Outwell, East Raynham, Roxham, Roydon, Runcton Holme and Thorpland, North Runcton, South Runcton, Ryston, Setchy, Shingham, Shipdham, Shouldham, Shouldham Thorpe, Snetterton, Snettisham, Sporle, Stoke Ferry, Stow Bardolph, Stow Bedon, Stradsett, Terrington, Thetford, Tilney, Tottenhill, Upwell, Wallington, Walpole, Walsingham, Walsoken, West Walton, Watlington, Weeting, Wereham, Whinburgh, Wiggenhall, Wimbotsham, East and West Winch, Wormegay, Wretton, and Bardolph Fen.

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(nd [c 1100]-1985)

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Deposited in the Norwich Central Library in 1956 and at subsequent dates through the Norfolk Record Society, and transferred to the Norfolk Record Office in 1963 (NRS 27327 numbered HARE 1-6373) and 1982 (MS 33463 numbered HARE 6374-6916). Additional records deposited 20 August 2007 and 25 January 2008 (ACC 2007/186 and ACC 2007/352 numbered HARE 6962-6989).

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Records of the Hundred of Clackclose.
Records of the Hundred of Freebridge.
Manorial and Estate Records and Title Deeds relating to the Hare Estate.
Norfolk: Shrievalty and Other Records.
Court of Sewers and other Drainage Records.
Estate Records.
Hare Family.
Deeds etc. relating to places in Norfolk not on the Hare Estate.
Norfolk Wills.
Non-Norfolk Wills.
Deeds etc. relating to places outside Norfolk.
Political Papers: Internal.
Political Papers: Foreign.
Legal: General.
Legal: Individual Cases.
Legal: Fees.
Ecclesiastical Miscellaneous.
Miscellaneous Family Papers.
Printed Books.
Abstracts and Schedules of Deeds.
Additional Deposits: Maps and Plans; Manor of Brancaster; Miscellaneous.
Second Deposit: Title Deeds: Norfolk; Title Deeds: Devon; Estate Records; Maps and Plans; Manorial;
Family; Printed and Miscellaneous.
Third deposit: additional maps and other estate records

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Numbers not used: HARE 716/6, HARE 2157-2159, 2330-2339, 2785/3, 2921, 2937-2938, 4550-4559, 4788, 4852, 4875-4876, 4900, 5011, 5172, 5206, 5408, 5520, 5710, 5714, 5909, 6518

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The following are among records of the Hares' Tottenham estates held by Harringay Libraries. Photocopies of those marked with MS numbers are in the NRO.

Abstract of the yearly receipts from rents and other proceeds of the Manors of Walpole, West Walton and Walsoken 3 Ric. III-3 Hen. VII in the time of James Hobart, Lord of the Priory of Lewes, 1485-1487, 2 paper sheets. In Latin. Poor condition. Sheets closely covered both sides.
Rental, Manors of Walpole and Walsoken, nd [? 1485-1509]. Possible temp. Henry VII. Paper roll, 42 in. by 8in. Title missing and head of roll tattered; rest in fair condition.
Rental, nd. Paper roll. Title missing and head of roll tattered; rest in fair condition. Incomplete.
Letter to John Hare at Totteridge in Middlesex from his steward of the Manor of Walpole, Thomas Oxburgh, regarding the sale of copyhold land, 11 August 1612. MS 21561/1, 440X6.
Bundle of 7 portions of various rentals of the Manors of Walpole, East Walton and Walsoken, among them the heads of those for West Walton, Michaelmas 1618 and 1623 and Walpole, 1619, 1618-1619, 1623. Paper rolls, varying condition.
Admission of Henry and Brian Hunston to copyhold land in the Manor of Walpole, 22 April 1612. MS 21561/2, 440X6.
Bundle of 4 receipts for fines, October 1603-October 1605: (a) Fine due from John Hare for copyhold land in Walpole, 20 May 1604; (b) Fine due from John Hare for copyhold land in Walpole and West Walton, 10 Oct 3 1603; (c) Fine due from Peter Walker, Walpole and West Walton, 20 Oct 1605; and (d) Fine due from John Hare, Walpole and West Walton, 8 Oct 1605. MS 21561/3, 440X6.
Receipt for fine for 2 acres of copyhold land, nd [17th century]. Endorsed 'Mrs Lovell her receipt'. MS 21561/4, 440X6.
Lease of land in Walpole (334a. 1r. inc. salt marshes), nd, (i) Margaret Hare of London, late the wife of John Hare Esq. of the Middle Temple (ii) Thomas Hunston Esq. of Walpole and Anne his wife. Lease for 12 years at £234.9s.8d yearly. Schedule of lands leased annexed. Copy, on paper. MS 21561/5, 440X6.
Rental, manor not mentioned, 25 March 1619. Folded paper sheet. Endorsed 'A nott what lande is now letten and the rent yerly as I am informed' and (in another hand) 'This Rentall was delyvered unto me by Mr Hunston'. MS 21561/6, 440X6.
Rental similar to MS 21561/6. MS 21561/7, 440X6.
Note of copyhold lands held of Mr Eldred's manor of Walpole, nd. Folded paper sheet.
Order from the King's Remembrancer reversing an order of the Norfolk Sheriff's Court for the seizure of land belonging to Hugh Hare in Marshland for failure to pay the lay subsidy of 31 Eliz. and ordering a new process for the recovery of this debt, 6 July 1620. 5 paper sheets. MS 21561/8, 440X6.
Memorandum giving successive possessors of the two manors of West Walton up to the time of Hugh Hare, and also the customs of the manor re. the holding of courts, nd [16 century-17th century]. Folded paper sheet. MS 21561/9, 440X6.
Note of the rents for the half year due at Michaelmas 1619. Manor of Walpole, 1619. Endorsed (in another hand) 'Julie 7 1619. John Wardes note how muche is let out of Mr Hunstuns lande to tenants to be payed at Michelmas next for the half yere then due.' £201 13s. 9d. MS 21561/10, 440X6.
Rental of the Manors of West Walton, Walpole, Walsoken. Also land in Terrington, Tylnye, Old Lynn and elsewhere. Well in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, 1 May 1633. Paper roll 8ft. 4in. by 6in. MS 21561/11, 440X6.

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