Papers mainly relating to purchase of Edward Vincent's property in Bawsey, including sale particulars of manor of Bawsey, 1789, draft conveyance of 6 acres in Bawsey by Anthony Hamond to Sir Martin Browne Folkes, 1792, etc.
- -1826 (Creation)
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Inquisitions post mortem provide information about the tenant-in-chief of the manor: William, son of William de Bovill, died in possession of manor of Bawsey 1319-20, holding jointly with his wife Joan; his heirs were his daughter Nichola and Thomas son of Thomas de Latimer [IPM 1:6/230]. Sir Robert Carbonell died in possession of manor of Bawsey, 1397-8; heir his son John [IPM 1:15/1005]. At an inquisition taken in 1488, Thomas Ratclyf was found to have been in possession of the manor of Glosthorpe, holding it of John Duke of Suffolk. Geoffrey was his son and heir [IPM 2:1/118].\r\nA. Hammond, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directories [1845 and 1883].
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William Folkes (d 1773), a London and King's Lynn attorney, was agent to the Dukes of Montagu, Richmond and Manchester. His second wife was Mary, daughter of Sir William Browne a Lynn physician and poet. His son, Sir Martin Browne Folkes F.R.S. (d 1821) of Hillington was MP for Lynn 1790-1820 and married Fanny daughter and coheir of Sir John Turner of Warham. Sir Martin's son Sir William John Henry Browne Folkes (d 1860), High Sheriff 1826 and MP 1830, married Charlotte Browne sister of Dominick, first Baron Cranmore. His son Martin William Browne Folkes died in 1849. The Folkes' interest in the Hillington estate derived from the marriage of Martin Folkes (d 1705) and Dorothy daughter and coheir of Sir William Hovell of Hillington.
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Formerly BL (2) pt 5.
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Created 23/07/2009 by Droip. Modified 07/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.