File BL/CS 6/7/16 - Bundle of receipts for payments by Philip Case for rents for East Walton manor, Upton manor, Watton Hall, Grimston Rectory, etc., including a few letters

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BL/CS 6/7/16

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Bundle of receipts for payments by Philip Case for rents for East Walton manor, Upton manor, Watton Hall, Grimston Rectory, etc., including a few letters

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  • 1761-1788 (Creation)

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(1189-1925)

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Held by the Rector. Last transaction dated: 1870; lord of the manor: Revd John Rowlands; Steward: Fred R. Partridge [TNA, HMC 5/6].

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(1189-1925)

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The Southwells were lords of the manor in the first half of the sixteenth century; the manor appears in an account of those held by Richard Southwell [NRO NRS 19289].\r\nAnthony Hammond, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directories [1845 and 1883].

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(1189-1925)

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Honour of Clare. The manor was held by the de Vaux family in the thirteenth century.\r\nJohn de Roos is named as one of the two lords in Watton in the Nomina Villarum of 1316 (the other being Richard de la Rockele).\r\nIPM of 1339: John de Roos died in possession of the manor which he had received from his father William, his [John's] brother William de Roos is heir [IPM 8/182].William de Roos died in possession 1344; heir his son William [IPM 8/474]. Thomas de Roos died in possession of the manor, 1384-5; heir his son John [IPM 16/46]. Beatrice widow of Thomas de Roos died in possession of half of the manor, held of the Honour of Clare, 1415; heir John, son of the late Lord Roos [IPM 20/379].\r\nWatton manor sold by Duke of Norfolk in 1553 [Swales]\r\nW.H. Hicks, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nJoseph T. Mills, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.\r\nLast transaction dated: 1895; lord of the manor: John Trueman Mills; Steward: J.K. Rodwell [TNA, HMC 5/6].\r\nReference is made to 'bailiwick fairs' in sales particulars and documents associated with Watton Hall manor; John de Vaux, the lord of Watton Hall, had obtained a charter for a weekly market in the town in the early thirteenth century.

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(1712-1792)

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Born c 1712 in Great Fransham, and died on 11 April 1792 in King's Lynn. He was the son of Thomas Case and Hester Freeman.
The most successful attorney in King's Lynn in the eighteenth century. The son of a farmer at Fransham, he set up his practice on completion of his articles in 1733, became a freeman of King's Lynn by the end of the year, was elevated to the council on the same day, and married into a local gentry family in the following year. His outstanding abilities soon brought him a large clientele. While still in his twenties he was acting for the second viscount Townshend and Sir John Turner of Warham, and was deputy clerk of the peace. By mid-career he was acting as 'man of business' to many of the landed families of north-west Norfolk, not only as an attorney but often as land agent and steward of their manors - being described as 'the greatest and cleverest court keeper in England' in 1768. He became comptroller of customs at King's Lynn in 1754, and clerk of the peace in 1760.
Throughout his life he purchased property, eventually accumulating estates at Stradsett, Crimplesham and Fincham, Gayton Thorpe and East Walton, Grimston, and Gaywood, Mintlyn and Bawsey. Although he had manor houses at Stradsett and Gaywood, he continued to live at King's Lynn, where he was mayor in 1745, 1764, 1777, and 1786. He had three daughters - Pleasance and Hester who married Thomas Bagge and Samuel Browne, both prominent Lynn merchants, and Sarah, the only one to survive him, who married Anthony Hamond of Westacre. He died worth approximately £100,000 in land and investments.

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Created 10/03/2009 by Droip. Modified 01/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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