Shipdham Manor; 1189-1925; Shipdham, Norfolk

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Shipdham Manor; 1189-1925; Shipdham, Norfolk

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Dates of existence

1189-1925

History

The Bishop of Ely is named as lord of Shipdham in the Nomina Villarum of 1316.
First court pf Sir Robert Gaudy held on 12 April 1621 [NRO, MC 2999/1].
Purchased by Lord Townshend from Sir John Castleton c 1704.
Wyrley Birch, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.
Last transaction dated: 1883; lord of the manor: Wyrley Birch; Steward: Frederick W. Atkey [TNA, HMC 5/6].

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Shipdham, Norfolk

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Extended into Mattishall [see Mattishall Inclosure Map, NRO, C/Sca 2/194].

Internal structures/genealogy

Shipdham was one of three manors in Norfolk, with Barney and Binham, where copyhold was on a tenure called Smockhold which meant that a wife had equal claim with her husband, and if he died intestate she would have one half of his estate.

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GB/153/NM/4245

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Created on: 22/01/2003 by Droip

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