File BL/MD 5 - East Raynham, South Raynham, Helhoughton and Toftrees

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BL/MD 5

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East Raynham, South Raynham, Helhoughton and Toftrees

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  • 13th century-17th century (Creation)

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(1189-1925)

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TAKEN FROM BLOMEFIELD: Another part or moiety of Hugh de Montfort's lordship came to the family of Scales, (as I conceive, and have above observed,) by the marriage of a daughter and coheir of Lisewise; and this family was in possession of it in the reign of King John, and Henry III. this moiety, or lordship, was that of South Reinham. Robert de Scales was son of Roger de Scales, and left Maud his widow, in the 3d of Henry III. she being then remarried to William de Beauchamp, a fine was levied between her, and this Roger, her son, of the 3d part of 2 carucates of land, or the lordship of Middleton, and certain rents, as parccl of her dower; and it is to be observed, that this lordship of Middleton in Norfolk was also one of those which the aforesaid Hugh de Montfort held at the survey. See there. In the 33d of Edward I. this manor was found to consist of one capital messuage, 120 acres of land, 14 of meadow, 17 of pasture, a water-mill, &c. in demean, and was held of the honour of Haughley. In the 5th of Edward III. it appears, that certain herbage belonged to it at Kipton. Inhams, and South Wadhirne, let to Sir John de Ingaldesthorpe, with a fishery, part let to Sir John Ingaldesthorp, at 12d. per ann. and part to Sir — Havile, at 12d. and it paid 4s. 4d. per ann. castle-guard to Dover.
In a computus of the bailiff of this manor, Ao. 5°. Edward III. I find wheat sold at 3s. 4d. per quarter, and about Lent at 8s. per quarter.— Barley at 3s. 4d.; pease at 6s. 8d.; oats at 4s. 6d.; a bushel of hemp-seed 2s.; six long hurdles, (claiis) 6d.; a scot, (bought in to fat) 6s. 6d.; for the making of 12 capons, 1d.; for 10 geese 2s.; four stone of cheese, 3s. 8d.; one bushel of salt, 4d.; paid for thrashing of wheat, 3d. per quarter, barley, 1d. ob.; oals, 1d.; pease, 3d.; for the fanning, or cleaning (ventilatione) of 9 quarters of corn, 2d.; for the mowing 22 acres of pasture, 9s. 2d. per acre, 5d.
Paid a carpenter for 3 days work, 10d.; a shepherd's, or neatherd's wages, (bercatoris,) for one year, 3s.; a carter's, 40d.; a swineherd's, 12d.; for the carriage of a swan, from this town to Wilton, by Brandon, with, &c. 2d.
For the farm of 21 new milch cows, and their calves, for one year, 6l. 6s. every cow valued at 6s. and 10 calves were excepted of the best for the lady of the manor, (Lady Scales;) and for the farm of 9 hens, 2s. 3d. each hen at 3d.
In this family of the Lord Scales it continued, till Elizabeth, the only daughter and heir of Thomas Lord Scales, the last of that ancient family, brought it by marriage to Anthony Woodvile Earl Rivers, and Lord Scales, who being attainted, and beheaded in the reign of King Richard III. that King gave it, with many other lordships, to his great favourite, John Howard Duke of Norfolk; but on the accession of Henry VII. to the crown, that Duke being attainted, it remained in the Crown till granted in 29th of Henry VIII. to Sir Roger Townshend, and so continues, being united to the other lordships in this town.
From: 'Gallow and Brothercross Hundreds: Raineham', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 7, pp. 121-151. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78317 Date accessed: 15 July 2013.

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(1-30) East Raynham and elsewhere
(1) Grant by Ralph son of Mathew de Renham to John son of ?William Roberd and Cecily his wife for homage, service and ?2s. of messuage with croft at Galowgat' near free land of church of Blessed Mary of Raynham called Becwong' and rents from Richard de Toftes, clerk, and from lands at Ris and Bradegat'. Not to sell to religious houses, rendering 12d. yearly and 1d. to 20s scutage [E4.1]. [c mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(2) Quitclaim by Nicholas Lomb to John le Rous of right in messuages, lands and tenements and homages, rents and services of freemen and neaves in Great and Little Raynham, Helhoughton, Toftrees, Pudding Norton, Oxwick, Pattisley and Weasenham that Thomas Lomb, chaplain, Nicholas's brother, William son of William de Patesle and William Chaumberleyn jointly acquired of John le Rous [E4.2], 24 Feb 1341 (1 parchment)
(3) Quitclaim by William Chaumberleyn to Thomas Lomb, chaplain, of right in capital messuage and messuages etc. as in last. Sir William de Hakeford, parson of Great Raynham, a witness, 25 Apr 1338 (1 parchment)
(4) Quitclaim by William son of William de Patesle to Sir Thomas Lomb chaplain and Chaumbirleyn of right in same property. [E4.4], 23 Oct 1334 (1 parchment)
(5) Grant by William le Chamberleyn to Roger son of John Golde and Gode son of same for homage and 20s. of a piece of land at Sutmor [E4.5], [mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(6) Grant by William Champeneys to William Bullok of a piece of land in the field of Great Raynham at Stonhildele [E4.6], [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(7) Grant by John son of Mathew de Renham to Hamon son of Ralph de Patisle for 10 marks of a piece of land in the field of Raynham called Wderide near common pasture called Thornis, with power to regrant except to religious house. Sir Hamon Burht a witness. [mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(8) Grant by Thomas de Ingaldestorp knight to Margaret widow of William son of Henry de Reynham of wardship and marriage of John son of said William with rights, claims, houses, rents and escheats in the vill and fields of Great Raynham, term from feast of St Andrew apostle 19 Edward (? 30 Nov. 1290) until John's full age, [? c 1290] (1 parchment)
(9) Grant by Roger de Scal' with assent of Matilda his wife and his heirs to John son of Alan de Helgetun of lands in the fields of Raynham, at the head of the vill, at Bradetorn, Wadcrundel, Langcrundel, Wringelond, Elernedele, Crasedge, Lingate, Medhelegate and Turolfnegate, for 6 marks and 4d to Matilda, [early 13th century] (1 parchment)
(10) ?Grant by Richard Attehil of Ryburgh to [-] de la Graue of Little Raynham of [lands] in fields of Raynham at Pykezoryn [E4.10], [late 13th century] (1 damaged parchment)
(11) Grant by John Seman of Great Raynham to John son of Bartholomew of same for 2s. of silver of a piece of land in his messuage near way from Litelgategren' to Giloys [E4.?11], [mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(12) Grant by William son of Robert de Reinham to Geoffrey de Reinham for one mark of a piece of land in the fields of Great Raynham. [E4.13], [early 13th century] (1 parchment)
(13) Grant by John son of Thomas son of Walter de Parva Reynham to Godfrey son of Richard Dube of same for 1 mark of a piece of land in same vill near highway to Sutmedwes, not to convey to religious houses. [E4.14], [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(14) Agreement between Thomas de Hauvile knight and William Champenes junior whereby Thomas granted to William 3½ r. in Great Raynham at Suattegate and William to Thomas 7r. in same vill at Litel [-]. With seal tag cut from will. [mid 13th century] (1 faded parchment)
(15) Grant by Godfrey son of Gilbert le Povere of Great Raynham to Robert son of Robert de Scales of Christiana widow of John Plais with her sequel, her tenement, service and customs, that is to say eight days yearly and eight in autumn at the lord's meal (cibum) and two hens at Christmas without a meal. Contemporary endorsement names Godfrey as le Den [E4. ?]. [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(16) Grant by Hendricus de Hauvil' to Osbert son of Roger de Hosmundest' and to whom he wishes except the church and the religious of all his meadow and pasture in Raynham between the mill 'de frendles' and South Raynham church, [mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(17) Grant in her widowhood by Katherine daughter of Robert le [?Cham]bleyn to William son of Bartholomew of four pieces of land in the field of Blessed Mary of Raynham at [?Maniwell], Langhelond and Bradegate, homage and service of Alan Goldknape and 1d. rent, from Simon son of Richard Feggard 2d. rent and an autumn work, half a rent from Thomas Carpenter, and from the heirs of Hele wife of Benedict an autumn work. She also grants a piece of land at Schortehardelond at a rent of 2d. yearly. [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(18) Chirograph whereby Robert de Scal' agreed to grant to Sir Walter de Rudham, clerk, all his manor of South Raynham ('Sureinham') in houses, lands, gardens, services of freemen, villeinages, obligations, wards, reliefs, escheats, mills, meadows, turbaries, feedings and pastures for term of six years, paying £20 yearly and after expiration of term £16 during Walter's life. New Temple, London [E4.14], 22 Feb 1259 (1 parchment)
(19) Grant by John son of Matilda de Marisco and Reginald his brother to Peter Briton of Wilton for homage and service and 8 marks of all their land in the fields of Great Raynham and their messuage there with croft and piece of land at head of Bekeshil, [mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(20) Grant by William son of John Champeneis to Godfrey Champenes his uncle for 2s. of a piece of land in Great Raynham at Suht Wadegate, not to sell to a religious house, [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(21) Grant by Robert de Aula to Roger Golde of a piece of land in the field of Great Raynham at Padocmere near Sutattegate, [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(22) Grant by William son of Ralph de Reynham to Richard le Rus of 1a. 3r. in the fields of Great Raynham at Blakemolde, [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(23) Grant by Hamon Page of Pattesley to William son of Robert ad portam ecclesie de Folesham of a piece of land in the fields of Raynham near the common pasture, paying to the lords of the fee one penny at Michaelmas and to the grantor one clove of gillyflower [E4.27], [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(24) Grant by Thomas son of Ralph de Hauill of Dunton to William son of Richard le Schamberleyn of Raynham of a piece of meadow 'que ducit apud Erforde', rendering a root of ginger yearly at Christmas [E4.20], [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(25) Grant by Peter le [?W]rethimer of Raynham to Henry son of Geoffrey de Reynham of 10a. land in the fields of Blessed Mary of Raynham at Ingheldwong, at Galowe near the common pasture, at [?K]olkirkegate, at Thorns near le Ridewong, at Flitlond, at Maniwelles, at Hentwod, at Hertwellehern, and in fields between Eastmor and Pattesley [UU.4], [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(26) Grant by Geoffrey Springale to William son of Godfrey Campeneys and Christiana his wife for 20s of a piece of land in the field of Great Raynham at Langfeldale near Suthategate, paying one penny yearly to the chief lords of the fee and to the king's scutage when it occurs, [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(27) Grant by Godfrey de Liswis to [Herbert] son of Roger for 6 marks of 13a. 1r. in West Raynham ('Renham Westerne') near Inegate, [mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(28) Grant by William son of John Chaumpeneys to William son of Godfrey Chaumpeneys and John his son of a piece of land in the fields of Great Raynham at Digilishil near way called Suthattegate, 12 Sep 1361 (1 parchment)
(29) Grant by Thomas Champeneys, clerk, one of the sons of John Champeneys of East Raynham, to Thomas Schuldham esq., John Fyncham, William Gurnay esq., John Tounesend, Roger his son, John Eyer, clerk, John Gyggys of Wighton, John Gyggys of Burnham, Ed. Fincham of Rougham, John Yates and William Cobbe, of all his messuages, lands, tenements etc. in East Raynham, Pattesly and Toftrees, as dispersed in vills and fields with wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, liberties and folds, save lands and tenements that John Champeneys of East Raynham, John Champeneys, clerk, the grantor on their behalf, Thomas Champeneys, and William and John his brothers, sold to John son of Wiliam Champeneys of Oxwick. William Yelverton justice a witness, 1 Apr 1454 (1 parchment)
(31-47) South Raynham and elsewhere
(31) Grant by John son of John de ?Hecham to Peter Briton of two pieces of land in the field of Little Raynham at Langcrundel near Langcrundelgate and near Lingate, [mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(32) Grant by Richard ad Ecclesiam to Thomas son of Richard de la Grene for of a piece of land in Little Raynham being the moiety of his croft near Thomas's croft, [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(33) Grant by Richard son of John de parva Renham to Thomas son of Richard de la Grene of a piece of land in the fields of Raynham at Micfurlong, [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(34) Grant by Richard de Windehil of Toftrees to Thomas son of Thomas de Hauvill, lord of Dunton, of the homage and service of William le pouere of Raynham, chaplain, of 3¼d. yearly rent with wards, reliefs, exactions and services and 3a. in the field of Great Raynham at Flatelond, 17 Feb 1302 (1 parchment)
(35) Grant by William Dune of Little Raynham to Hugh Spik of Helhoughton and Margaret his wife, the grantor's sister, of a piece of land, a headland, in the fields of Little Raynham at Malkinescortelond, to revert to grantor on lack of heirs, paying ½d. yearly to lords of the fee [UU.17], 1 Aug 1305 (1 parchment)
(36) Quitclaim by Katerina formerly wife of Henry Wlcy to Richard son of Richard le Rous of Raynham of a messuage and 6½a. in Raynham St Mary, 24 Apr 1317 (1 parchment)
(37) Quitclaim by William Dune of Little Raynham to Roger de Stolham of Helhoughton of right in 1a. in fields of Little Raynham near way from Raynham to Rudham, ?1 Aug 1326 (1 parchment)
(38) Grant by William son of Robert de Reynham to Hugh le Louerd of Helhoughton of 3½r. in the fields of Little Raynham at Lancrundelgate [UU.20], 11 Mar 1316 (1 parchment)
(39) Appointment by William de Inggaldistorp knight of Robert Scoggan of Raynham to deliver seisin to Roger de Estone, parson of the church of East Raynham, and William de Rudham, parson of the church of Ingoldisthorp, in a mill with pool, fishery etc. in Little Raynham [UU.21], 15 June 1357 (1 parchment)
(40) Grant by Roger le Breton and William Geruer of Raynham St Mary to Katherine, Margaret, Margerie and Atheler for their lives of two messuages at Suthgate and 7½a. 1r. dispersed in the fields of Little Raynham at Fiue Rodesty, Botme, le Lingate, Midfurlong, Lingwong. Raynham St Margaret, 3 Mar 1334 (1 parchment)
(41) Receipt acknowledged by Richard Savundyr of Raynham St Margaret from John Churche of Raynham St Mary of 3 marks in part payment of a greater sum, 8 Jan 1457 (paper)
(42) Grant by Geoffrey George of Little Raynham to John Bettys of Helhoughton of 3r. in the fields of Little Raynham at Malkynshortlond, 29 June 1426 (1 parchment)
(43) Quitclaim by John atte Tounesend of South Raynham to Robert Fayrwal of Little Raynham, and Peter and Roger Berysfoot of South Raynham, of right in 3a. meadow and 1½ a. land at West Raynham in Westmedewe, near the stream running from Weasenham towards Raynham, in Westcroft and by Trypokeshedlond, Blakelond and Puddyng, 9 Feb 1432 (1 parchment)
(44) Draft grant by William Tendale knight to Roger Tounshend knight and Alianore his wife, Edmund Knevet, Edmund Hirdberd, clerk, and William Wayte of the manor of Raynham St Martin otherwise called Scalesmanor and watermill called Scalesmylle with appurtenances (listed) in Raynham St Martin and East and West Raynham and elsewhere lately Thomas, Lord Scales', save talia (?tallages) and tenements and services that Scales manor had from the manor of Pudding Norton. Henry and John Fermor and John Buckton to deliver seisin, nd (?paper)
(45) Agreement by Henry Marshe, vicar of Sporle and executor of the will of Richard Hervy, to sell to John Hervy of Little Walsingham, Richard's son, a messuage and 20a. 1r. land and meadow in South Raynham and Wellingham of which John was seised to his own use, subject to Richard's widow Margaret's life interest, 10 Apr 1531 (?paper)
(46) Tax or rate list covering East, West and South Raynham, Helhoughton, Horningtoft, Flitcham, Weasenham, Stanhoe, Barmer and South Creake [UU.32], [late 17th century] (paper)
(47) Manor of Scales in South Raynham, court roll, 17 Oct 1550-3 Apr 1551 (1 parchment)
(48-57) Helhoughton and elsewhere
(48) Grant by Robert de Snaylewelle to Emma his daughter of 8a. in the vill and fields of Helhoughton of which 1a. lay in his croft 'apud le vest' near way to Rudham and Millegate and 3a. at Heyliscros and near Wdegate, paying 6d yearly, [mid 13th century] (1 parchment)
(49) Grant by Thomas son of Alan de Helletun' to John son of Wimer for 20 marks of silver of all his land and tenements in Brunestorp and in the fields of Helhoughton of the fee of William de Pinkeni and Roger Buhun with lands, feedings, ways, paths, turbaries, waters and brueries in wood and plain, paying 4s yearly as charters of said William and Roger testify. Godfrey Lisewis a witness. 12th century (1 parchment)
(50) Grant by John de Helgeton to Henry le Fevere of a piece of land in the vill of Helhoughton at Suthgate near highway to Little Raynham paying 4d. yearly and a capon and a hen at Christmas, 1d. to 20s. scutage when it occurs and two suits yearly at his court in Helhoughton [D4. 97], [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(51) Grant by Ralph Berri to John de Fraxino of a piece of meadow in Helhoughton at Blakedikes near way that lies near Burgdic'; and quitclaim of right 'apud Ereforde silicet (sic) in flakedole in tubario et in pascendo erbargium', rendering yearly a clove of gillyflower, [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(52) Grant by Brother Belousarius, prior of the convent of St Faith of Horsham, to Godfrey son of John de Helegthun for 10s., with power to sell except to religious houses and Jews, of ½a. in the fields of Helhoughton at Foracres. [D4.1], [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(53) Quitclaim by Alice de Sancto Albano, sister of John Mundarye, to the prior and convent of St Faith of Horsham of right that her brother held in the vills of Helhoughton and Rudham for which they gave her 2 marks of silver [D4.2], [late 13th century] (1 parchment)
(54) Grant by Roger son of William Wace to Geoffrey son of Ralph de Toft Rys and Cecilia his wife of 1½r. in field of Toftrees near Kolkyrkegat, ?1329-1330 (1 faded parchment)
(55) Grant in her widowhood by Matilda who was wife of John son of William de Shotesham of Norwich to Thomas Yimme and Roger de Perham, merchants, citizens of Norwich, of a messuage and 37a. arable land and 2 pieces of meadow in diverse pieces in the vills of Toftrees and Shereford with feedings, pastures, waters, fisheries, fishponds, pools, ditches, commons, herbages, foldages etc. (1 Edward son of Edward), ?2 Feb 1308 (1 parchment)
(56) Appointment by same Matilda of Richard atte Hawe junior of Melton to deliver seisin, ?2 Feb 1308 (1 parchment)
(57) Grant by Nicholas son of Ralph de [-] to William son of Stephen de Toftes of a croft with [-] of a fold and liberty to common in ways, paths, pastures, marshes and elsewhere where commoning was allowed in Toftrees near the way to Ereford, [late 13th century] (1 damaged parchment)

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