Sub-fonds - Manor of Seymer's

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Manor of Seymer's


  • 15th century-1927 (Creation)

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The exact status of this manor in the 15th century seems uncertain: see NRO WAR 168. It appears to have been within the parish of Mendham but in the county of Norfolk. (Mendham was mainly in Suffolk, but the part north of the river Waveney was in Norfolk. This part was added to the parish of Harleston for civil purposes in 1885, but remained part of the ecclesiastical parish of Mendham.) This manor was not one of the Duke of Norfolk's manors: in 1750 it was owned by John Kerrich. The name derives from the name of an early owner, the Seymer or Seymour family. It has many variants - Semere's, Seymour's, Seymer's etc. \r\nJohn Kerrich is named as lord of Seymers in the Alburgh and Wortwell Inclosure Award of 1801 [C/Sca 2/3/1].\r\nR.K. Cobbold is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nGeorge W. Lawton, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.

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