File BL/DX 8/1/4 - Documents of title relating to the lordships of the manors of Islington and Thursford, the rectory and tithes of St Michael in Fincham and property in Tilney St Lawrence, Islington, Thursford, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalene and St Peters, Feltwell, Clenchwarton, Berney, Southery, Upwell and Littleport (Cambridge), culminating in sale by William Guybon to Joseph Dixon in 1727 [final deed stuck together]

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BL/DX 8/1/4

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Documents of title relating to the lordships of the manors of Islington and Thursford, the rectory and tithes of St Michael in Fincham and property in Tilney St Lawrence, Islington, Thursford, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalene and St Peters, Feltwell, Clenchwarton, Berney, Southery, Upwell and Littleport (Cambridge), culminating in sale by William Guybon to Joseph Dixon in 1727 [final deed stuck together]

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  • 1722-1727 (Creation)

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(fl 1749-1764)

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Lord Coleraine died in 1749 leaving his estates to his illegitimate daughter, Henrietta du Plessis who was born in Italy in 1745. A lengthy lawsuit ensued and Thomas Francis was appointed receiver. Gout frequently prevented him from coming to Norfolk and Dixon continued to act as steward.

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(1189-1925)

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Robert de Scales died in possession,1324-5; heir his son Robert [IPM 6/593]. Thomas de Ingaldesthorp was found to have died seised of a moiety of the manor at an inquisition taken in 1328; John was his son and heir [IPM 7/109]. Sir Roger de Scales died in possession, 1387-8; heir his son Robert [IPM 16/531]. Robert Scales died in possession, 1403; heir his son Robert [IPM 18/724]. Joan, widow of Sir Roger Scales, died in possession 1415; heir her son Robert [IPM 20/162]. \r\nThe manor belonged to the Guybon family in the 17th century, then to the Dixon family from 1725. It passed to the descendants of Thomas Dixon's sister, Jane Bagge. William Bagge and Thomas Bagge are named as lords of the manor of Islington in the Inclosure Award of 1798 [C/Sce 1/8A]\r\nThomas and William Bagge are named as lords of the manor of Islington in the Clenchwarton Inclosure Act of 1825: the manor extended into Clenchwarton [C/Sca 2/69].\r\nEdward Bagge, Esq., of Islington Hall, is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nRichard Bagge, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.

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(1189-1925)

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Sir Charles Chad, Bt, is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nJoseph Stonehewer Scott Chad, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.\r\nThe Duchy of Lancaster held the jurisdiction for the leet court in the township of Thursford [NRO, MS 19752-3]. \r\nThere is no manor called simply Thursford in the Inclosure Act of 1827 [C/Sca 2/ 298]: the trade directory references are probably shorthand for the two manors of Thursford Heydons and Thursford Sheltons, which were both owned by the Chad family.

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Including account of Robert Underwood for sums of money lent to William Guybon esq., 1727 [formerly LL.80].

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Formerly BL X (44).

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4ccebb46-a6f0-4c7b-85b4-3f910ae24025

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Created 13/07/2009 by Droip. Modified 05/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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