File BL/MA 51 - South Creake: court rolls and accounts.

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BL/MA 51


South Creake: court rolls and accounts.


  • 1377-1487 (Creation)

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11 parchments

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William Beaufo died in possession, 1347-8, heir his son Nicholas [IPM 9/8, 200].\r\nLord Charles Townshend, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).

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TAKEN FROM BLOMEFIELD: The Earl Warren's lordships in North Creak and Burnham Thorp extended into this town; Baldwin de Rosey, or de Roseto, who held considerable lands of the Earl Warren, confirmed by deed sans date, all the benefactions of his ancestors, with a mill in Creak, to the priory of Castleacre; and Roger de Rosey, in the reign of Henry III. possessed the 20th part of a fee, of the Earl Warren; and in the said reign John de Cocfeld and William Athelwald, held a quarter of a fee of Walter de Calthorp, and he of the aforesaid Earl.
In the 14th of Edward I. it appears by an assise, that Richard, son of Robert Adelwald, had unjustly disseized Robert, son of Richard Adelward, of a free tenement, in Suthcrek and Waterden, with 2 messuages, 70 acres of land, a wind-mill, and 15s. per annum rent, &c.; and in the 29th of that King, Robert seems to convey it to Richard, with lands in Sidestern and Burnham; James Athelwald held, in the 20th of Edward III. a quarter of a fee, and paid 10s. scutage, formerly John de Cockfeld's, and William Athelwald's. Thomas Athelwald of Weston, passed by fine to James, son of Edmund Athelwald of South Creak, and Joan his wife, two messuages, a toft, and 80 acres of land, and to the heirs of James; in the 3d of Edward III. and in the 7th of Henry V. Richard Athelwald of this town was lord, who married Maud, cousin and heir of Beatrix Molebisse, and Mary de Bassing, foundresses of Spiney priory in Cambridgeshire.
On the 3d of April, in the 26th of Henry VIII. Edward Calthorp of Kirby-Cane in Norfolk, Esq. and Thomasine his wife, sold the manor of Roses in this town, Holkham, &c. which Mrs. Elizabeth Calthorp, widow of William Calthorp, Esq. held for life, with the reversion of all the lands held by her, to John Pepys of South Creak, merchant; she was daughter of Ralph Berney of Redham. Thomas Pepys his son, by his will dated October 1, 1569, desires to be buried in this church; bequeaths to John and Roger his sons, to Susan, Eliabeth, Anne, and Barbara his daughters 40l. each, to be paid by Farmer Pepys, his son and heir, and executor. This Thomas sold this manor, July 20th, in the 8th of Elizabeth; but his son Farmer bought it by deed, dated September 30th, in the 12th of Elizabeth, of Edward Goulding, and Mirabel his wife.
From: 'Gallow and Brothercross Hundreds: East-Greak', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 7, pp. 78-84. URL: Date accessed: 15 July 2013.

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South Creake Roses manor court rolls 1377-1385, 1439-1450 (3 skins). South Creake accounts 1387-1487 (8 skins); Walter Aslack, Edward Ede and William Farest bailiffs.

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Formerly BL VIIb/17.

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Created 14/04/2009 by Droip. Modified 07/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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