File NRS 2717, 12D1 - 'A bocke of examinacion of Copyes of the manors of Sall, Briston, Gresham, Cromer and others'

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NRS 2717, 12D1

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'A bocke of examinacion of Copyes of the manors of Sall, Briston, Gresham, Cromer and others'

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  • nd [1558x1603] (Creation)

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48 fos.

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(1189-1925)

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Thomas Anson occurs as lord in 1770 [NRO, STA 9].\r\nThe lords of the manor are given in a court book [NRO NRS 16640] as follows: William Repton, gent. (1827); George Hanley Repton, Esq., and Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth Repton, his wife (1833), who are named as lords in the Inclosure Act of 1839 [C/Sca 2/21]; Miss Elizabeth Repton (1860); Thomas Copeman, Esq. (1862); William Martin Hazard, Esq. (1869); George Thalcher (1893, still lord in 1900).\r\nThe representatives of W.H. Scott Esq. are given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.\r\nLast transaction dated: ?; lord of the manor: ?; Steward: ? [TNA, HMC 5/6].

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(1189-1925)

Administrative history

This manor was in the Paston family until 1742, when William Paston, Earl of Yarmouth, was lord. It then passed to the Earl of Anson who purchased the family's estates; on Anson's death in 1762, it passed to his brother, Thomas Anson, who occurs as lord in 1768 [NRO, STA 9]. Daniel Spurrell was lord in the early twentieth century although W.H. Scott Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1883).\r\nLast transaction dated: 1901; lord of the manor: Daniel Spurrell; Steward: Keith Blaker & Co. [TNA, HMC 5/6].

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(1189-1925)

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A sub-holding of the King's manor of Aylsham, held by William de Weyland in the time of Henry III. Later in the hands of the Paston family: it is mentioned in the Paston letters, 1414. It remained with the Pastons until the family became extinct in 1732, when it was bought by George Anson. In 1854 it was owned by G.S. Repton, who sold it to W.H. Scott in that year. Scott sold it to Benjamin Bond Cabbell of Cromer Hall in 1862.\r\nThe executors of G.S. Repton, Esq., are given lords of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.\r\nLast transaction dated: 1897; lords of the manor: Margaret Bond Cabbell and Edward Eyre Greenwell; Steward: Frederick Walter Hugh Keith [TNA, HMC 5/6].

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(1189-1925)

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Margery, late wife of Edmund Bacon, holding of the Duke of Lancaster, died in possession 1349-50; no heir named [IPM 9/155]. Edmund Bacon, holding of the Earl of Arundel, died in 1353; Margery, married to William son of John Molyns, was heir [IPM 10/82]. At an inquisition taken in 1356, Edmund Bacon and Margery his wife were found to hold the manor, of the heirs of John de Warrene, late Earl of Surrey [IPM 10/316]. William de Molyns died in possession of 'Cresham', holding of the Earl of Arundel as of the Honour of Castleacre, 1380-1; heir Richard de Molyns [IPM 15/392]. This apparent discrepancy between the Earl of Arundel and Duke of Lancaster holding the manor is examined in Bryant; it appears that both held a moiety of the manor.\r\nIn 1396 Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey, was lord, and he sold the manor in 1429 to William Paston, Esq. of Paston.\r\nWilliam Paston, Earl of Yarmouth, was lord in 1760; the Paston estates being later sold to Lord Anson. The manor is called Gresham and Aylmerton by 1770, when Thomas Anson occurs as lord [NRO, STA 9] (this is a separate manor from the manor simply called Aylmerton, both manors appearing on the Inclosure Map of 1823 [C/Sca 2/112]).\r\nWilliam Repton is named in the Inclosure Award of 1823 as lord of the manor of Gresham and Aylmerton [C/Sca 2/112].\r\nSubsequently passed into the Ketton family: Robert William Ketton of Felbrigg Hall was lord in the early 20th cent. [source: Bryant's Norfolk Churches] Although G.S. Repton is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nR.W. Ketton, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.\r\nLast transaction dated: 1901; lord of the manor (with Aylmerton): Robert William Ketton; Steward: Rackham and Sayer [TNA, HMC 5/6].

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(1189-1925)

Administrative history

According to Blomefield, the manor belonged to St. Peirs de Bassingham and then came to the De Mauteby family through marriage in the thirteenth century. It remained in this family, and was sometimes referred to as Salle Mauteby, until it passed by marriage to the Pastons in the reign of Henry VI. It stayed with the Pastons until 1642 when Sir William Paston sold it to Erasmus Earl, Esq., with the manor of Briston. Augustine Earl, Esq., died lord in 1762 and the manor passed by the marriage of his daughter to William Wigget Bulwer, Esq., of Wood Dalling. W.E.L. Bulwer is given as lord in White's directory (1845) and William Earle Gascoyne Lytton-Bulwer in Kelly's (1900). \r\nColonel William Earle Gascoyne Lytton Bulwer is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.

Name of creator

(1189-1925)

Administrative history

A writ of 1437 allowed William Marryot to hold the manor [NRO, WKC 1/42], and following his death in 1446 a suit regarding ownership of the manor was raised between Sir William Paston and Edmund Winter. In 1476 Roger Townsend leased the manor to Simon Gunnore for seven years; it was leased by Sir William Paston to Thomas Pigeon in 1532 for 40 years and then, in 1577 conveyed to feoffees, and then from them to Thomas Gibson in 1600 [deeds NRO, WKC 1/43]. \r\nThe manor was called Pastons in the sixteenth century. William Paston held his first court with Brigitte his wife in 1540. Robert Felding and William Payne held their first court in 1616; Samuel Town in 1619. John Windham, Esq., occurs as lord in 1658 and from then on the manor remained in the family, with East Beckham Isaack's manor.\r\n

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(1189-1925)

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E.L. Bulwer, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nW.E.L. Bulwer, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1883).

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Executors of Col. Bulwer

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Temp. Elizabeth I. Includes Bessingham, East Beckham Marriotts and West Beckham.

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Paper. Worn at edges. Repaired June 1960.

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f63bfe2b-391c-4d89-88f6-28d4ddb914bc

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Uncatalogued

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Created 08/11/2006 by Droip. Modified 06/08/2015 by Droip.

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