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Hingham Manor; 1189-1925; Hingham, Norfolk
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William de Hengham died in possession 1296-7; heir his brother Andrew de Hengham [IPM 3/393]. Thomas de Morley, infant, died 20 July 1401 [IPM 596]. At an inquisition taken in 1489, Henry Lovell, Lord Morley, was found to have been in possession of the manor, holding it of the king. Alice was his daughter and heir [IPM H7 1/212].
Lord Wodehouse is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845). According to White, the manor was held by the Marshals, Earls of Pembroke, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, after which it passed to the Morley family and then to the Wodehouse family. Sir John Wodehouse is named as lord in the Inclosure Award of 1783 [NRO, C/Sca 2/330]
The Earl of Kimberley is is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.
Last transaction dated: 1894; lord of the manor: ?; Steward: ? [TNA, HMC 5/6].
The title of lord of the manor was purchased by Mr Harry Serruys in 1986 [Eastern Daily Press 12 November 1986]
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Created on: 22/01/2003 by Droip
F. Blomefield, 'An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk' (11 vols, London, 1805-1810) at British History Online.
IPM Inquisitions Post Mortem
W. White, 'History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk, and the City and County of the City of Norwich' (1845), p. 437