File MS 13939, 472X5 - Miscellaneous material of manor of Helhoughton Horsham St Faith and Helhoughton Staples

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MS 13939, 472X5

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Miscellaneous material of manor of Helhoughton Horsham St Faith and Helhoughton Staples

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  • 19th century-20th century (Creation)

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(1189-1925)

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TAKEN FROM BLOMEFIELD: Peter Lord Valoine's manor of Snoring Parva extended into this, and there was one socman here, who held lands of him; (fn. 2) this came, as I take it, to Robert Lord Fitzwalter, by the marriage of Gunnora, daughter and heir of Robert de Valoines, who gave it to this priory; in the 9th of Edward II. the prior of St. Faith's was found to have a lordship here.
King Henry VIII. in his 35th year, December 3, granted it to Robert Townsend, serjeant at law, and Gyles Townsend, Esq. together with the appropriated rectory of this church, and the advowson of the vicarage; and on the 10th of that month, they conveyed it to Sir Roger Townsend, with the patronage of the vicarage, in which family it remains.
The Earl Warren had at the survey a socman here, who held 60 acres; with 8 bordarers, who held a carucate and an acre and half of meadow, the moiety of a mill, &c. valued at 5s.; this belonged to the fee of Frederic. The said Earl had also a socman, with 12 acres, and half a carucate: this is placed under Rudham, and Ralph, lord of Rudham, held this socman under the Earl.—Earl Warren had also of the fee of Frederic, a freeman here, on the same tenure as his predecessor, who could not leave his land without license, as the hundred could witness; and a certain man called Franco, belonging to Drogo de Beuraria, claimed his land as belonging to his lord Drogo's fee, delivered to him by the Conqueror; and that Heinfrid, his predecessor, held it in Frederic's time, and afterwards Drogo, as the hundred testifies; but the hundred could not judge of the right or delivery of it.
A family who assumed their name from the town, was early enfeoffed of this, under the Earl Warren; Alan de Helgeton held part of a fee of the Earl, about the 18th of Henry III. and in the said reign, Walter Bernardeston had the 3d part of a fee. Henry de Helghton was returned as lord in the 3d of Edward I. and was then found to have made encroachments on the common; and Thomas de Helgeton occurs lord in the 14th of that King, and claimed view of frank-pledge, assise of bread and beer; and John de Helghton was lord in the 9th of Edward II.
Roger de Kerdeston died possessed of it, and of Sistern, in the 11th of Edward III. and Thomas de Shardelow, in the 14th of that King, held the 3d part of the fee, late Walter de Barnardeston's.
Sir William de Kerdeston died lord in the 36th of the said reign, and William was his son and heir.
From: 'Gallow and Brothercross Hundreds: Helloughton, or Helgheton', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 7, pp. 102-105. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78312 Date accessed: 12 July 2013.
The Inclosure Act of 1819 for East Rudham, West Rainham and Helhoughton names John Townshend and Robert Blake, trustees of estate of late Marquis Townshend, as lords of this and nine other manors within these parishes [C/Sca 2/229].

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(1189-1925)

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The Inclosure Act of 1819 for East Rudham, West Rainham and Helhoughton names John Townshend and Robert Blake, trustees of estate of late Marquis Townshend, as lords of this and nine other manors within these parishes [C/Sca 2/229].
Last transaction dated: 1915; lord of the manor: Marquis Townshend; Steward: Algernon Digby [TNA, HMC 5/6].

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MSS 13928-13950 weeded Jan 1977, court papers to be destroyed where court books are deposited of same date.

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1cb559b7-d8b2-4728-b289-c2152e70dbf4

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Created 20/08/2007 by Droip. Modified 12/07/2018 by Droip.

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