Foulsham Manor; 1189-1925; Foulsham, Norfolk

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Foulsham Manor; 1189-1925; Foulsham, Norfolk

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All or part of this manor was held of the Honour of Clare. Joan, late the wife of William Roselyn, died in possession of the manor in 1327. She held the manor and a moiety of the court, the other moiety was held by Sir Robert Morley, of Hugh de Audele. William, son of Sir Robert was the next heir [IPM 1:7/18]. William de Morley died in possession 1378-9 [IPM 1:15/126]. Cecily, late wife of Sir William de Morley, died in possession, 1386-7 [IPM 1:16/418]. Thomas de Morley, infant, died 20 July 1401 [IPM 1:20/596]. At an inquisition taken in 1489, Henry Lovell, Lord Morley, was found to have been in possession of the manor, holding it of Cicely Duchess of York, of the Honor of Clare. Alice was his daughter and heir [IPM 2:1/212]. \r\nEdward Astley paid fine for entry into the lordship as son and heir of Sir Jacob Astley 1773 [NRO, BL/MA 68]. Lord Hastings is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directories [1845 and 1883].\r\nAccording to the MAF's list of known manors, compiled in 1925, the last transaction was dated 1889. The name of the lord of the manor and steward are not given [TNA, HMC 5/6].


Foulsham, Norfolk

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F. Blomefield, 'An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk' (11 vols, London, 1805-1810) at British History Online.
HMSO, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Guides and Calendars. Series 1. 1236-1447' (26 vols, London, 1904-2010)
HMSO, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Guides and Calendars. Series 2. 1485-1509' (3 vols, London, 1898-1955)
Known manors: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries list, 1925, TNA, HMC 5/6
W. White, 'History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk, and the City and County of the City of Norwich' (1845), p. 348
W. White, 'History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk, and the City and County of the City of Norwich' (1883)

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