Fonds MC 2979, 1028X9 - Manor of Sutton Insoken Court Book

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MC 2979, 1028X9


Manor of Sutton Insoken Court Book


  • 1660-1676 (Creation)

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1 gathering

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The Earl of Pembroke is named as lord of the manor of Sutton in the Nomina Villarum of 1316.
Earl of Pembroke died in possession 1323-5; heir John Hastings [IPM 6/518]. At an inquisition taken in 1354, William de Clynton, late Earl of Huntingdon, was found to have died in possession of the manor, holding it of Mary, Countess Marshal; John his nephew was heir [IPM 10/193]. Juliana, Countess of Huntingdon was found to have held the manor by way of dower after the death of her husband John Hastings, at an inquisition held in 1368. She held the manor of Sir Walter de Maunny. John Hastings, Earl of Pembroke, was her husband's heir [IPM 12/119]. Richard, Earl of Arundel, died holding the manor formerly of his wife Philppa's first husband John Hastings, held of the dower of his wife, 1397-8 [IPM 15/962]. John de Hastings, late Earl of Pembroke, died in possession 1389-90 [IPM 16/875]. An IPM of 1389-90 found that the Earl of Pembroke had previously held the manor [and other manors] which had been dower of his wife Anne: the manors had been taken into the King's hands on her death because her heir was a minor [IPM 16/899]. Philippa, widow of John de Hastings, died holding in dower, held of Lord Mowbray of the manor of Forncett, 1400; heir is her brother Edward son of Roger Earl of March [IPM 18/469].
According to Blonefield, the Neville's, lords of Abergavenny, were lords of this manor from the mid-15th century.
The Earl of Abergavenny is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).
Last transaction dated: 1870; lord of the manor: Charles Tabor; Steward: Jos Beaumont [TNA, HMC 5/6].

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Formerly known as NRS (BCH) Various.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office at an unknown date probably before 1955. Catalogued 8 November 2013 (IRP).

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Old parchment deed used as a cover.

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On microfilm MF/X 159/19.

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