File MS 13160, 40A6 - Manor of Little Fransham. Note of the Tenants and valuation of demesne.

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MS 13160, 40A6


Manor of Little Fransham. Note of the Tenants and valuation of demesne.


  • 16th century (Creation)

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This manor appears to have been united with Circums and Wilcox manor by the late seventeenth century. Bought by Arthur Capell in 1513 and descended through the family, including Henry Capell, who occurs as lord 1565, 1580-1588, Arthur Capell who occurs as lord 1588-1598, 1610-16. The Capell family were later Earls of Essex. Court rolls from 1676 give the manor name as Circums and Wilcox alias Little Fransham and the lord as the Earl of Essex (1727 William Earl of Essex; 1755 Ann Holles Earl of Essex; 1813 to 1820 Harriot Dowager Countess of Essex; 1822 -18 25 Arthur Algernon Capel Esq., by 1841 he is Arthur Algernon Earl of Essex). The manor was sold by the Earl of Essex, with Great Fransham and 'land in Little Fransham' in 1850 to John Hudson. It was then subsequently sold to John Hewitt in 1872. The lord of the manor is given as Charles Henry Capon Esq. in 1873.

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