Fonds MC 3668, 1082X1 - Manor court books from Holme Hale Rectory and other Norfolk manors

Reference code

MC 3668, 1082X1

Title

Manor court books from Holme Hale Rectory and other Norfolk manors

Date(s)

  • 1695-1965 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

5 volumes, 4 gatherings, 3 papers

Name of creator

(1189-1925)

Administrative history

The incumbent was lord of the manor (1925).

Name of creator

(1189-1925)

Administrative history

At an inquisition held in 1493, William Calthorpe was found to have held the manor, of William de Rokell. Philip was his grandson and heir [IPM H7 1/417]. \r\nAnthony Aufrere is named as lord of the manor in the Inclosure Act of 1815 [NRO, C/Sca 2/263].\r\nSir J.H. Preston is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nSir J.H. Preston, bt, is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.\r\nThe title of lord of the manor was purchased by Mr Harry Serruys in 1986 [Norwich Mercury 12 November 1986]\r\nLast transaction dated: 1919; lord of the manor: Lt Col. Sir Edward Hulton Preston, bt; Steward: A. Wansbrough Jones [TNA, HMC 5/6].

Name of creator

(1189-1925)

Administrative history

The manor was held by the incumbent. Reverend Arthur Iveson is named as lord in the Inclosure Act of 1814 [NRO, C/Sca 2/49].\r\nLast transaction dated: 1899; lord of the manor: The Rector (in right of his benefice); Steward: A.J. Winter [TNA, HMC 5/6].

Name of creator

(1189-1925)

Administrative history

Uphall manor was the capital manor in Ashill, but became associated with the smaller manors in Ashill, Collards, Games and Monacks, alias Monocks, when they all were granted by the Crown to Sir Henry Bedingfield circa 1555. The united manors were sold by the Bedingfields to John Eyre of Holme Hale, and, circa 1720, they passed to Sir Francis Andrew. Later lords included Philip Southcote (1747), Bridget Southcote (1759), Robert, Lord Petre (1783), who was lord at the time of the Inclosure Award of 1786 [NRO, C/Sce 1/3], William, Lord Petre (1810), Hon. Francis Baring, later Lord Ashburton (1822), Hon. Francis Baring (1847). Lord Ashburton is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).\r\nIn 1869 the manor was bought by William Amhurst, later Lord Amherst, of Didlington Hall; W.A.T. Amherst Esq., MP, is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1883).\r\nAccording to the MAF's list of known manors, compiled in 1925, the last transaction was dated 1922, Baron Amherst was lord of the manor and Allen E. Messer was steward [TNA, HMC 5/6].

Archival history

Keys Sale Aug 2023 Lots 372 and pt Lot 377

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased at auction from Keys, auctioneers by donor. Believed to be from the collections of private owner ref MI 227 (MDR).

Scope and content

1 Court book of the Manor of Holme Hale Rectory Liber A 1695-1745
2 Court book of the Manor of Holme Hale Rectory Liber B 1756-1841
3 Court book of the Manor of Holme Hale Rectory Liber C 1851-1928
with loose correspondence 1915
4 Manor of Smallburgh rental book 1819
5 Court book for Manor of East Bradenham Rectory 1847-1929
with loose surrender 1923
6 Court book for Manor of Uphall, Collards and Games in Ashill, 1871-1923
with loose surrenders 1914,1917
7 Printed auction catalogues of Manorial Lordships from Beaumont collection
including Norfolk, 1954, 1955, 1965

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Appraisal authorised

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Conditions governing access

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Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Good

Finding aids

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Status

Catalogued

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