Records of Elsing Manor
- 1491-1957 (Creation)
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Margaret Foliot is named as lord in the Nomina Villarum of 1316 [NRO, NNAS S2/26/1]. An inquisition of 1331 found that Margaret de Foliot had died in possession, the manor having belonged to her late husband, Jurdan Foliot, as of the honour of Clare; heirs the daughters of Richard Foliot: Margery the wife of Hugh de Adstyng and Margaret the wife of John Camoys [IPM 1:7/276]. Hugh de Hastings died in possession, 1347-8; Margery his late wife died in 1349-50; heir their son John de Hastings [IPM 1:9/47, 188]. Hugh de Hastings died in possession, 1386-7; heir his son Hugh [IPM 1:16/406]. At an inquisition taken in 1488, Hugh Hastings was found to have been in possession of the manor, holding it of the king's duchy of Lancaster. John was his son and heir [IPM 2:1/188].\r\nFrances Browne is named as lady of the manor in the Inclosure Act of 1841 [NRO, C/Sca 2/107].\r\nReverend Richard Eaton, later Browne, is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nRichard Charles Brown, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1883).
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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 14 August 1973.
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Created 28/03/2003 by Drome. Modified 14/06/2018 by Droip.