File MS 6007, 16B1 - Manor of Gimingham Lancaster with members: names of officers, 1629, 1630, 1638, 1639; names of tenants, 1630, 1637; abstracts for out towns.

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MS 6007, 16B1


Manor of Gimingham Lancaster with members: names of officers, 1629, 1630, 1638, 1639; names of tenants, 1630, 1637; abstracts for out towns.


  • 1630-1639 (Creation)

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25 mems

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It was a soke, and its 'members' held their own courts. The Crown Pleas roll of 1286 records that the soke of Gimingham consisted of eight villages: Gimingham, Knapton, Southrepps, Northrepps, Trunch, Sidestrand and Trimingham are named [which makes seven]. The eighth is perhaps Hulver [in the parish of Antingham] which also held courts as an element within the soke.
Earl Warrenne had the manor in 1086; and his descendant of the same name at the time of the Nomina Villarum of 1316. The Warennes granted it to Thomas Earl of Lancaster in 1318-9 [Blomefield]: John de Warenna died in possession, holding of the Earl of Lancaster, 1347-8; heir Richard, Earl of Arundel The manor was held of the king for service of one mushroom. The manor included a market at Trunch [IPM 9/54]. At an inquisition held in 1362, Maud, late the wife of the Duke of Bavaria, was found to have been in possession of the manor, holding it of the king. Blanche, wife of John of Gaunt, her sister was heir [IPM 11/231].
The members of this manor were extensive and, as ascertained from rentals of sixteenth and seventeenth century date (see MC 1858/13), were located in various locations including: Cley, Cromer, Happisburgh, Holkham, Holt, Kelling, Mundesley, Northrepps, Overstrand, Paston, Salthouse, Southrepps, Stalham and Stiffkey. John Winn Thomlinson was lord of that part in Cley, as well as of the manor of Cley next the Sea itself, at the time of the Inclosure Act of 1808 [NRO, DCN 53/6/1].
The manor of Gimingham was sold to the City of London by Charles I, 1628, and by the City to Edward and John Feilder, 1652 [NRO, GTN 2/1/18].
In 1653, Edward and John Feilder sold to Edmund Britiff the parts of the manor of Gimingham extending into the parishes of Cley, Blakeney, Salthouse, Kelling, Morston, Langham, Stiffkey, Wells, Holkham, Holt, Wiveton, Bayfield, Letheringsett, Glandford, Briningham and Cockthorpe [NRO, GTN 1/1/18/2/7]. They also sold the submanor of Hulver, which see.
Lord Suffield held the manor, of the Crown, in the mid-nineteenth century (White's, 1845).
Last transaction dated: 1866; lord of the manor: Lord Suffield; Steward: W. Henry Scott [TNA, HMC 5/6].
According to the court records, Charles, Lord Suffield was owner in 1920.

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Dates are 1630, 1637-1639.

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Suffield per NRS

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Paper. Some very ragged. Vellum cover.

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