Temporary ACC 2015/165 - Beetley in Brisley and East Bilney and Tofts Manorial Records

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ACC 2015/165

Title

Beetley in Brisley and East Bilney and Tofts Manorial Records

Date(s)

  • 1588-1765 (Creation)

Level of description

Temporary

Extent and medium

3 volumes, 1 gathering

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Name of creator

(1189-1925)

Administrative history

A manor of the Bishop of Norwich, taken from the bishopric and vested in the King, 1535. Edward Lombe, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845). The MAF's list of known manors, compiled in 1925 gives the last transaction as dated 1870; no information given re lord or steward [TNA, HMC 5/6].

Name of creator

(1189-1925)

Administrative history

According to White's Trade Directory (1845), the land within the parish of East Bilney is included within the manors of Gressenhall, Beetley and Horningtoft; it does not make reference to a manor of East Bilney.

Name of creator

(1189-1925)

Administrative history

An indenture of 1688 mentions that Christopher Crowe, Esq. was lord of the manors of Beetley in Bilney, East Bilney and Tofts in Bilney manors [NRO, NRS 3652].

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 3 November 2015. Added 3 November 2015 (JW).

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Scope and content

Comprises:
Beetley in Brisley and East Bilney and Tofts manor court book, 1588-1694 (Libers A-G). Entries for Tofts alias Toftrees, 1588-1694 entered at back. Some of pages in poor condition - volume may only be viewed under supervision of conservation staff.
Beetley in Brisley and East Bilney and Tofts manor court book, 1695-1732 (Liber H). Entries for Tofts alias Toftrees, 1695-1730 entered at back. With draft manor court proceedings, 1696-1699 (unfit for production), found loose within volume (1 volume, gathering).
Beetley in Brisley and East Bilney and Tofts manor court book, 1733-1765 (Liber I). Entries for Tofts alias Toftrees, 1736-1760 entered at back. (1 volume)

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Pages at edges of court book for 1588-1694 are crumpled with small tears and eaten away in places: volume may only be viewed under supervision of conservation staff. Paper of draft manor proceedings soft, crumbling and torn in places: unfit for production.

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For court books, 1766-1922, see MC 2111.

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dcc9c049-089a-4ab8-babe-92c132c7bc30

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Status

Uncatalogued

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 03/11/2015 by Drojr. Modified 03/10/2018 by Droip.

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