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This series relates to the estates held by the descendants of Sir John Lombe, b 27 Oct 1730, died 27 May 1817. He was unmarried and died without issue.
The estates passed to his half-brother, Edward Beevor, who took the Lombe name on his inheritance, in 1817. He is believed to be the illegitimate son of John Lombe Snr by the wife of a local doctor. Charles Beevor/Lombe (fl.1852-1860) is recorded as owning estates in Bylaugh and Melton. He was the uncle of Edward Lombe and also took the name Lombe after inheriting the estate.
The estates then passed in 1862 to a relative, Revd. Henry Lombe (formerly Evans, son of Thomas Browne Evans of North Tuddenham). He also took the name Lombe, and died 1878.
The estate passed to his cousin(?) Revd. Henry Evans Lombe (b. 1819, d. 1897), and part appears to have been made over to his son Edward Henry c 1890.
Family estates in Great and Little Melton, Bylaugh, Marlingford, Swanton Morley, Bawdeswell, Cawston, Brandiston, Worthing, Scarning, Elsing, Wramplingham, Foxley, Foulsham, Hoe, Sparham, Billingford.
References to 'Melton' on account books and other papers probably relate to Great and Little Melton in Norfolk.