File BL/HA 2/14 - Further abstract of title to manor of Leziate cum Glassthorpe and farms at Ashwicken and Leziate, 1833, incomplete abstract of title to Hamond property at Westacre, Swaffham, Gaywood, Bawsey Islington, Tilney, etc., 19th century

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Further abstract of title to manor of Leziate cum Glassthorpe and farms at Ashwicken and Leziate, 1833, incomplete abstract of title to Hamond property at Westacre, Swaffham, Gaywood, Bawsey Islington, Tilney, etc., 19th century

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  • 19th century (Creation)

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(1189-1925)

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According to Bryant the owners included Thomas Thoresby, c 1500, John Drury, 1675, and Roger North of Rougham, 1700. George Wright, who married North's daughter, died in possession in 1754. The manor was then bought by John Spencer, whose son sold it to John Crowe of Norwich, circa 1790. The lord in the early twentieth century was John Groom. \r\nNo records are held at NRO for this manor (July 2013).

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(early 17th century-1991)

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The Hamonds were a gentry family settled at South Wootton by the early 17th century and granted arms in 1698, whose rise into prominence in the County was marked by the purchase by Richard Hamond (1709-1776) of the Westacre Estate, with the newly-built High House, from the impoverished Spelman family in 1761. They remained at High House until 1898, dispersing thereafter to Westacre Abbey, Twyford Hall, Morston and elsewhere. The nephew and heir of the purchaser was Anthony Hamond (1742-1822), Sheriff of Norfolk, 1792-1793, whose soubriquet 'Rabbitskins' was earned through rabbit farming and perhaps his willingness to prosecute for petty theft. His son Philip (1782-1824) outlived his father for only two years but Philip's son Anthony (1805-1869) took a leading role in the County both as a Liberal politician and an agriculturalist. Later members of the family included Charles Annesley Hamond (1856-1914), the naturalist, and Anthony Hamond (d 1991).

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Formerly BL X (41) 4.

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202b7bed-a305-4ff6-8495-bef8638bfcfa

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Created 23/07/2009 by Droip. Modified 07/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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