Documents relating to Felmingham, Skeyton, Swanton Abbott and Tuttington 1812-1892
/1 Deed of exchange between John Wortley farmer of Skeyton and John Seaman gentleman of Felmingham Hall and previously of Woodbastwick
Seaman conveys three pieces of several or bruary land in Skeyton (5 acres and abutting on Skeyton Beck and land of the said Seaman) in exchange for a piece of meadow named Skeyton Town Meadow (1 acre, 1 rood and 16 perches and abutting on the west on the boundary of Skeyton and Borough next Aylsham). Seaman also pays £100 'in equality of exchange'.
Parch 8 Oct 1812
/2 Bargain and sale
(1) Charles Kent gentleman of Ripon Hall and William Unthank gentleman of Heigham, Norwich, commissioners for the Skeyton, Burgh Next Aylsham and Tuttington enclosure act
(2) John Seaman, gentleman, of Felmingham
(3) William Forster gentleman of Norwich
Kent and Unthank convey to Seaman for £420 a piece of land of 16 acres, 3 roods and 3 perches, late of the commons of Skeyton, bounded on the north by the boundary of Felmingham parish, on the north-east by Seaman's hempstead or garden, on the south-east by the new drain or rivulet and on the south by Seaman's land named Skeyton Little Meadow. [Kent and Unthank were commissioners under the act of 54 George III. William Forster of North Walsham was initially appointed a commissioner with Kent but, having died on 22 April 1815, Unthank was appointed by Kent in his place on 30 May 1815.]
Parch 25 Nov 1816
/3 Notice of the allotment by Charles Kent and William Unthank, commissioners for the Skeyton, Burgh Next Aylsham and Tuttington enclosure act, to John Seaman, purchaser of sale land, of 16 acres, 3 roods and 3 perches of land (plot no 33) in Skeyton by their award. Pr booklet 20 Apr 1821
/4 Agreement to an exchange of lands under the Skeyton, Burgh Next Aylsham and Tuttington enclosure act between William Postle farmer of Felmingham and John Seaman gentleman of Felmingham.
Postle obtains from Seaman four pieces (two in Felmingham and two in Tuttington) and Seaman obtains from Postle three pieces (two in Felmingham and one in Tuttington). Postle's four pieces contained respectively: 7 acres, 2 roods, 34 perches; 12 perches; 5 acres, 1 rood, 34 pieces; and 1 acre 19 perches. Seaman's three pieces contained: 10 acres, 3 roods, 18 perches; 2 acres, 1 rood, 22 perches; and 1 acre, 2 roods. Paper 21 Aug
/5 Abstract of title to the manors of Skeyton Hall and Swanton Abbott. Recites from 1829 Thomas Viscount Anson to William Repton of Aylsham. Paper 1866
(1) Thomas Copeman gentleman of Aylsham
(2) William Forster gentleman of Blickling
(3) Thomas Hanworth Rackham gentleman of Norwich
(4) William Martin Hazard gentleman of Harleston
Copeman conveys the manors of Skeyton Hall and Swanton Abbott to Forster, to the use of Forster and Rackham in their joint lives and thereafter to Forster, his heirs and assigns.
The manors had been acquired from Wm Hy Scott of Aylsham in 1865 in trust to be sold to Copeman's use. Forster bought them at auction at The Royal Hotel, Norwich, on 20 July 1866 for £1010. Hazard had the manor of Buxton and agreed to make available, at need, documents in his possession documenting the title of Skeyton Hall and Swanton Abbott.
All parties named were solicitors. Parch 27 Oct 1866
/7 Abstract of title of John Dyke to freehold premises in Skeyton. Recites from 1821 when allotted on 20 August to James Dyke under the Skeyton, Burgh Next Aylsham and Tuttington enclosure act and marked no 87 on the plan. Ends 1860 when James Dyke died intestate, leaving his eldest son John as his heir at law. Paper 1872
/8 Annotated supplemental abstract of title of John Dyke, carpenter, of Cambridge (son and heir of John Dyke) to premises at Skeyton reciting 1872-1892 Paper 1892
/9a-b Extract from the Skeyton parish baptism register relating to the baptism on 4 Dec 1796 of John, born on 30 Nov 1796, son of James Dyke and Frances, his wife. With contemporary copy of the same. Paper 6 Feb 1872
/10 Extract from the Skeyton parish burial register relating to the burial on 2 Sept 1860 of James Dyke, aged eighty-six. Paper 6 Feb 1872
/11 Certificate of land tax (3/-) paid by James Dyke Paper Jan 1878
/12 Deed of sale by James Dyke farmer of North Walsham to William Seaman Postle esq of Smallburgh Hall, of 2 ½ acres of land with dilapidated buildings (known as Daffin Hall) in Skeyton for £130. The premises comprised allotment no 87 and part of allotment no 88 in the Skeyton, Burgh Next Aylsham and Tuttington enclosure map and were bordered on the west by the parish boundary of Felmingham. Parch 5 Oct 1878
/13 Inland Revenue certificate of succession duty paid by John Dyke of South Street, Cambridge, at the death of James Dyke, relating to three dilapidated tenements, with adjacent land, in Skeyton, worth £10 a year. Paper 29 Oct 1860