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1423, JValter Hert. J Exchange for Depham.
Sir John Loitdman. R.

1435, John Fidbourn. R. George he Nevile Lord Laft/mer,
in right of his lordship of Bereford, which Sir Ralph Nevile, his fa-
ther, gave iiim.

1439, Sir Rich. Barbour. Ditto. He was deprived.

1441, Tho. Thurleby. Rich. Oldomer, Attorney to George 'Ne-
vile Lord Latymer, who was in the King's service beyond sea. He
resigned.

1451, Sir T/fO. ^//brrf, died R. George Nevile Lord Latymer.

'[466, Sir John Brigge, who was buried in the chaticel in 1481.
Ditto.

1481, Sir Rob. Clerk, died R. The Right Rev. Father in God,
Thomas, Cardinal of St. Ciiiac in Thcrmis, Archbishop of Canter-
bury, and the Pope's Legate, for this turn only.

1504, Sir Tho. Ski/imer, died rector. Lapse.

1535, Sir Rob. Shypton. John Nevile, Knt. Lord Latymer.
Rob. Shypton. Ke was deprived.

1554, Nic. Appleby, died R. Lapse.

1591, Will. Morrilte. Elizabeth, relict of Francis Dowries, hy
grant from Rob. Constable, who had it of the Lord Latymer, but it
was set aside.

1591, John Cook, on Appleby's death. Sir Tho. Cecill, Knt.
and Dame Dorothy his wife, daughter and coheir of the Lord
Latymer. United to Co//oji. He returned answer that he had 82 com-
municants, that he served one mediety as curate to the church of
Norsich, to which it was appropriated. He died rector.

1637, Rich. Gammon. Richard Gammon, clerk, S. T. B. by
giant from John Cook of Collon, clerk, who purchased it of William
Pierci/ of Liindan, Esq. the true patron. He died rector.

1637, Jt ill. Bun, he was buried at Buxton, Feb. 3, 166I. An-
thony VViNoriELD, Bart, coheir of the Lord Latymer.

1662, Sam. Harding, A. M. Sir Rob. Wingfield, Bart.

UigS, Jeremias Revans. The Bishop ; but it was proved the Bishop
had no right, and the institution was voided.

1699, Jeremias Revans. Sir Henry Wingfield, Bart.

1727, John Wingjield, A. M. Anthony Wingfield, Esq. his
father. He had a writ of quare impedil brought against him by Lord
Rochford, and was outed.

1730, the Rev. Mr. Sam. Carter, the present [1739] rector, holds
it united to Co/<o«. Frederick Earl of Rochford, whose son, the
present Earl of Rochford, is now patron.



[487]



WRAMPLINGHAM

Vv A s in three parts at the time of the survey, two belonged to
Cosset/, (as you may see at p. 407, and the tliird was held by Edwin itt
the Confessor's time, and was given by the Conqueror to Godric his
Sewei; of whom Ralfhe\d it; this contained the greatest part of the
town, which was about a mile long and as much broad, and paid Qd.
gelt, and the soke or paramountship belonged to Hiiighum, as ap-
pendant to the hundred. An account of this manor we have in
Domesdai) at fol. 164.'

The manor and advowson came very early to the Ildgetons, Sir
Tho. de Helgheton was lord in 1233; Ascelina, mother oi John de
He/getou, held a third part of it in dower; in 1235, the said John
held a fee and half in Htlgetoii, and this town, of the fees of the Earl
oi Arundel, and one quarter of a fee here of Hugh le Veer, and he of
Robert de Tateshale; he was lord here in 1289 ; in 1304, John, son of
John de Helgheton and Claricia liis wife, owned the manor; and in
1308, Claricia, then a widow, conveyed to Roger de Martlesham and
Jemina his wife, a part of it for their lives only ; and in 1315, the said
Claricia and Emma de Martlesham had it; in 130.3, John de Helewton,
Roger de Kerdeston, and Tho. de Helzceton, occur lords, about which
time it was divided ; John de Taverham purchased the advowson and
a quarter of a fee, being about half the manor, and John de Helgeton
had the other half still for life; in 1369, it was joined again, and
John, son o( Adam de Taverham, and Cecily his wife, conveyed it to
John de IVliitcziell and his trustees; in 1397, SnJohn Jlhite was
lord, and after him Robert Jlhite, Esq. his son ; in 1448, Roger Brom,
Rich. Docket, and IVill. Li/mnor, were lords, but whether as feoffees
I cannot say ; in 1444, Tho, Lymnor of Shotesham granted to John
Applet/erd and Tho. Shuldham, Esqrs. an annuity out of the manor,
which the said Applei/erd, in 1463, assigned to Simon llhite, Will,
JVoodhonse, and Stephen Cwrsow, Esqrs ; in 1479, "///. /'//?<?, Esq,
had it; in 1496, Simoji White, Esq.; in 1535, Thomas Duke of No> -
folk had the reversion of the manor after certain years to come,
during the life of one George JVhite, a fool natural, son and heir of
John IVhite, Esq. all which right he conveyed to Edmund White of
Shotesham, Esq. ne,\t heir, who presented in 1549, Margaret While,
widow, who held the advowson in jointure, being then dead. In 1550,
the said Edmund died seized, and Anne, his sister and heir, then mar-
ried to Hen. Doylei/, inherited, who, about 1558, sold it to Henry
Richers, Esq. from whom it went to II ill. Thornton, Gent, of whom
Rob. Thornton had it, and after him, it came to John Thornton, who

' Feorhou H. Terre Godrici DapiTcri. xx. sol. m". xl. et totiim Waranplicliam

Waramplincham Kadiilfds, xlv. acr. habct dim. leug. in longo, et dim. in

terre teniiit Eduinus, liber homoT.R.E. lato, et ix.</. deGelto, SocainHincham

semper ii. vill. et vi. bord. ct iiii. acr. Regis,
prati, et dim. mol. et iii. car. tunc val.



488 WRAMPLINGHAM.

was lord in 1572; and in 1596j Rob. Thonitoti, who was also lord in
1612 ; I meet with nothing further in relation to it, but am informed
that it belonged to John Marsham, and now to Mr, Buckle.

HILL'S MANOR,

Was a part of the aforesaid manor of WrampUngham, granted at first
to a family of the same name with the village, from whom it came to
John at the Hill, from whom it took its name ; Walter de IVrampling-
ham, JVilliam, his son, and Richard, his brother, were lords of it; in
1249, John del Hill and Basil de Todenham held it at a quarter of
a fee of Joan de Tateshall, and she of the Earl of Richmond; in this
year Asceline de WrampUngham sold lands here to Wil. de Tudenham
and Baiil his wife,and it was agreed that the said Basil, who was
sister of Will, de WrampUngham, should inherit at her death ; in
1287, Basil was a widow, and released all her right to Will, de Tuden-
ham, her son; in 1289, the said William and John del Hill were lords,
and each had a moiety; at this time the bailiff of Cosseif prosecuted
them for selling wood and timber on the waste of WrampUngham,
but they proved their right, by shewing Cosset/ had nothing to do in
W ramplingham, on\y \n those hinds that were held of it. In 1315,
John del Hill and ll'arine de Tudenham were lords; in 1345, Joh?i,
son of Richard de Melton, held Tadenhariis moiety of Hetherset
manor at a quarter of a fee ; in 1401, Rich, de Meltojt had it, IVil/.
atte Hill holding his moiety at a quarter of a fee of the honour of
Richmond; in 1505, Rich. Brasyer, alderman of No;'ti»2VA, gave his
manor called Hilles, to Katherine his wife for life, and then to be
sold ; what became of it after I do not find, but it seems as if Martin
Hedlei/, Esq. had it in 157 1.

BAINARD'S FREE TENEMENT

Was taken out of the manor of WrampUngham, Great-Melton, Bar-
ford, Windham, and Kimberley ; it contained a capital messuage, in
which the Bainards dwelt, 200 acres of land, and 20s. rent, and was
held of Hetherset manor by knight's service. In 129 1, Roger, son of
Jeffry Buinurd, and Mariana his wife, was lord of this and Easthall
in Gusthorp, as you may see at p. 252, vol. i.; in 1315, Rich. Bainard
had it; in 1340, Edw. Dozcnes, Gent, died, leaving Francis, his son
and heir; in 1592, Edw. Downes had it; but of the owners since that
time I find nothing mentioned in the records.

The Prior of Windham's manor extended hither, and he had free-
warren allowed him in all his lands here, which were taxed at 28s. 3q.

The Chukch is dedicated to St. Peter and Paul, and is a rectory
valued at 5/. 4s. Qd. oh. but being sworn of the clear yearly value of
45/. 2r/. it is discharged of first truils and tenths, and is capable of
augmentation ; when Norzeich Domesday was wrote, the rector had a
house and 12 acres of land, the living was valued then at 12 marks,
and paid 2s. Sd. synodals, 6s. 8d. procurations, 12t/. Peter-pence, and
8d. oh. carvage ; the town paid 2/. 3s. S(/. to each tenth ; the tempo-
rals of the Prior of Norwich, were taxed at 2s. In 1540, Edward
Downes, Gent, was buried in the church; and in lilOjAvice Stone,



WRAMPLINGHAM. 489

widow, gave legacies to the new roofing of the church, to make anew
window on the south side of the rood-loft, to find a light before the
image of St. Erasmus, and to the gild of St. Pefcc held in the church.
I'he chancel is a fine building, erected, as 1 am apt to think, by Sir
Jo/in Canel, rector, who was buried in it in 1448, under a stone now
robbed of its brasses, but has the impression of a cup and wafer still
on it; there are six regular windows on each side, and in each of
them was one of the twelve Apostles ; there are no memorials of any
kind, either in church, chancel, or churchj'ard ; the shield of vert
nine escalops arg. 5, 3, 2, 1, being now gone. The nave is leaded,
and is 46 feet long, and 17 broad ; the chancel is thatched, and is
32 feet long, and 16 broad; the south porcii is tiled, the tower is
round at bottom and se.xangular at top, and hath three bells, on one
of which is this,

Ave. CDaria. DRAriA, Plena, Dominus. tecum.

RECTORS.

1278, John the chaplain. Will, ue Whitewell, this turn.
1304, John, son of John de He/gheton. John de Helgheton, his
father, and Claricia his wife.

1338, Master Will, de Eston. John de Taverham.
1341, Jeffiry de Corpesty. John de Corpesty, this turn.
1361, lien, de Old-Bek onVichingham. John de Taverham.
1397, John Jeneson of Smakl/nrgh. Sir John White, Knt.

1417, Sir Tho. Base. Rob. White, Esq.

Tho. Ermelyn or Grimelyn, died rector of Weting St. Mary.
Ditto.

1418, Sir John Canel. Ditto.

1448, Sir Will. Robyns. Rob. Buom, Esq. Rich. Docket and
Will. Lymnor, Gent. He died rector.

1479, Sir Jbel Bramjield. O. Will. White, Esq.

1496, Sir Stephen Chamberlain. O. Simon White, Esq.

1338, Sir John Baiter. O. Margaret White, widow.

1549, Sir 27(0. Gayton, chaplain. O. Edmund White, Gent.

1536, Roger Sedal. O. Henry Doylie, Esq.

1359, Lancelot Robinson, priest, resigned. Hen. Richers, Esq.

1559, Sir Simon Jelle. O. Ditto.

1568, Sir Edw. Beaks; he returned 72 communicants in l603.
Will. Thornton, Gent.

1612, John Benton, A. M. John Thornton, Gent, assignee of
Rob. Thornton.

1638, Nathaniel Joceline, A. M. Richard Johnson, clerk, and
Tho.mas Mansfield, for this turn. R.

1660, Jonathan Clapham. O. The King, by lapse.

1661, 22 Feb. The Rev. Mr. John Brandon, the present [1739]
rector. Mary Marsham, widow, guardian of John and Anne Mar-
sham. He holds it united to Melton-Pana.



3 R



490 D E P H A M.



LITTLE-ELINGHAM.

1 M I s is the part of Little-Eliiigham, lying in Forehoe hundred,
which was a separate manor belonging to Aikoin in the Confessor's
time, when it was worth 20s. and was giveu by the Conqueror to
Roger Bigot, of whom Stanart, an Eiig/is/iman, held it at the survey,
it being then worth 254." At his death it came to the Crown, and
being joined to the capital manor, it hath continued so ever since,
and passed with it, as you may see at p. 287, where the history of this
town occurs, the whole (except this part) being in Wayland hundred..



UE P H A M



Js so called from bcop, deep, and )3am, a village, that is, the deep or
miry village. In the reign o( Edward the Confessor, great part of
the town was owned by one Leuin, a freeman, it being then a very
considerable manor, but was much increased by the Conquerors
adding six freemen, which jEi^rfo held, and their lands and services,
all which he gave to Ralf de Beaufo, who let the manor for 12/. but
was forced to fail to Sl. 15s.,- the soke or superiour jurisdiction of it
belonged to Hingham. The town was then 10 furlongs long, and 6
broad, and paid \Td. 5q. gelt, as Domesday miorrm us at fol. 212,
213.^

The whole of this manor continued in the descendants of Ralf de

' Terra Rogeri Eigoti. (Doms. fol. acr. prati. semper. i. rune, et dim. horn,

lis.) Feorhou. H. Aluiicham Stanart silva xii. pore, et x. aer. prati, semper

Anglus dim. car. lerre tenet pro ma- i. rime, tt x. anim. et xvii. pore, xxxii.

nerio qiiam tenuit Aliiiiuis. T. R. E. eapr. huic manerio iacent semper xxv.

tunc V. bord. semper ii. serv. silva xii. soc. et i. car. terre et xxvi. aer. semper

pore, et iii. acr. prati, semper, i. car. in vi. car. et dim. et preter hoc vi. liberi

dnio. et. dim car. horn, sempdrii. rune, homines additi stmt huic manerio T.

et viii. anim. et. vi. pore, et xx. oves. R. VV. quos tenuit Eudo et hab. cxx.

etii. vasa apuni. et i. soc. et dim. xxvii. acr. terre et xx. bord. et v. car. et vi,

acr. tunc valuit xx. sol. ni°. xxv. acr. prati, tunc val. iiii. libr. caput ma-

^ Terre Rad. de Bellofago. H. Fcor- nerii. et Radulfusdedit totiunad firmam

hou. ct dim. Diepham tenuit Lcuinus pro xii. libr. sed m° famen non reddit

liber ho. T. R. E. i. car. terre el Ixxx. nisi vi. libr. et vi. liberi homines val. Iv.

acr. modo tenet idem, semp. xi. vill. sol. hoc testatur hundret. horum, iii,

tune X. bord. m° ix. tunc et post ii. serv. fuere soehemani Stigandi et socam in

n\° nuUus. semper iii. car. in dnio. et i, Hincham Regis, et habet x. quar, in

car. et dim, homin. silva xii. pore. etx. longo, etvi. in etxvii.i^, et iii, terding.



DEPHAM. 491

Beaiifo, and was canicd by jJiriics cle Belfo, or Beaiifo, to her hus-
band", //i'«;y rft K(/fl or %p, lord o't Hiugham, (see p. 432,) who, in
1146, "ave two parts of "the manor and advowson to the monks of
Christ-Church in Canterbury, and put them in possession by offering
his knife at the high aUar there, in the presence oi Theobald the
Archbishop, Walter the Prior, and many others ; and for this, he was
received into their fraternity, and made partaker of their devotions,
in as ample a manner as any of their domestick brethren.' This do-
nation was confirmed by King Stephen, llenri/ II. and several suc-
ceedin'' kino-s. King Edward II. granted them a charier tor tree-
warren°here%hich was the only liberty ihat the monks ever enjoyed
in this town, except that of the lect and paramumitship of their own
manor, which the donor gave them, he being then lord of the hun-
dred ; though in the aforesaid King's reign, they would have clamied
several other immunities to belong to this place, but upon a quo uar-
ranto brought, they had nothing allowed but their Icct, to which
belonged the assize"of bread and ale of their own tenants, and free-
warren, and since that time they never claimed any further exemp-
tion. On the Dissolution, King ife«ri/ VIII. settled it on the dean
and chapter of Canterbury ,\\\\h the impropriation, and the advowson
of the vicarage, all which that, church hath enjoyed ever since ; Mr.
John Amyas%i Hins.ham now [1739] holding it by lease from them;
they were taxed for" their temporals at S/. 8s. 4rf. oh. and tor then-
spirituals at 16 marks. It appears from King Stephen's charter of
confirmation, that Hubert de Rye, Castellan, or Governour ot Nor-
zdch castle, gave upon his death bed the manor and advowson of
Muehe-Bcrdestuna, or Mul-Berton, instead of which, his son Henri/
<Tave them Depham, by their own desire: all the feodaries tell us,
that the Prior held his manor here at a quarter of a fee, of the manor
of Hingham, as parcel of the barony o( Rhye, in frank a Imoigne.

BLOMEVILE'S MANOR

Was in two parts, the fijst contained the third part of Henry de
Rhie's manor, and the third part of the advowson, which the said
Henri/ gave to IVilliain de Bliindevile, or Blomevile, whose son
Richard gave his third of the advowson, in 1226, to the monks of
Canterbury, and Tho. de Bliindevile or Blomevile, uncle (as I take it)
to Richard, confirmed this donation ; this William, brother to the
Bishop, was of Newton Flotmiin, where the family continued many
a<Tes; the said William held it at a quarter of a fee of Hingham : the
other part belonged to the W'lcheshams ; and in 1227, was conveyed
by Giles de Waclcsham to Alan de Crepiiig, who was to hold it at
half a fee of the said Giles and his heirs, who held it oUlochering, as
parcel of the barony o( Rye ; in \Ti1, Hugh de Crepiiig hM it of
Giles, son of Giles de Wachesham, as of his manor of II orthani in
Suffolk; in 1249, John de Blomevile had the Blomeviles part; and
in 1260, Will, de Blomevile was lord, to whom Hugh de Creping con-
veyed his half fee, which ever after retained his name ; in 1282, IVil-
liam de Blundevile held it of Gerard de Wachesham, and he of Giles
Plais; in 1302, Roger Cosijn hafi it, either as guardian or trustee to
the heirs oi Will, de Blomevile; in 1320, /('(//. de Blomevile settled it



3 Mon. Ang. vol. i. fol. zi.



492 U E P H A M.

on Margaret his wife; in 1345, Half Boki/ng held it in right of his
wife, it being her dower, of the inheritance of fVill. Blomevile. In
1401, Rich. Bkmtmle had it ; in 1489, Rich. Bhmdevile was lord,
who died about 1503; it was afterwards sold in reversion to Rotrer
IVoodhcuse, Esq. for in 1572, Henri/ liichcrs, Esq. was lord, during his
wife's life, who, it seems, died in or about 1578, for then Roger occurs
lord, from which time it hath gone in that family, Sir John JVoodhoiise,
Bart, being now [1739] lord.

RIPLEY'S, EASTIIALL, or CROSSE'S MANOR,

At the survey belonged to JVi/liam Earl JVtirreii, and passed from that
family to the Lord Bardolph of Uormegei/e, of whom it was aiwa\-s
held at a quarter of a fee ; in the survey of the honour of Iformeo-eye,
made in Edzcard the Third's time, it appears, that the Bardolphs'm-
feoft'ed Sir ISleel or Nigel de Rijiey, who gave a messuage, 40 acres of
land, and the services of several tenants here, with the advowson of
St. Aiidrezc's church in IViclewood, to the Prior and Convent of
Bromholm, who sold them to Richard Stiircolf, and his heirs, who
held ihem in 1328, and died seized in 1333 ; and soon after, the ser-
vices were sold oft' to the tenants, except those that the Prior reserved,
for which Bromholm convent was taxed at 9s. 8^/.; there was another
part, which 1] ill. de Elliiigham (who in some evidences is called de
Diilliugham) held, which in 12S2 belonged to Rob. de Baconsthorp,
and was formerly Tho. de Buconsthorp's ; in 1330, Edm. de Bacons-
thorp and Margaret his wife had settled it on Thomas Ciirzon ofEast-
Carleton, and Ralf Oldland of Ellingham, in trust for them and their
heirs, it being then called Easthall manor; it is plain that in 1345,
tiiese parts were separate, for in the feodary of that year, William de
Cringlethorp held half that part which was Bardolph's, and John atte
Cross the other half, and Edmund de Baconsthorp held his manor at
half a fee of lii/c barony ; but in 1355, they were joined, John atte
Cross purchasing Easthall of James de Baconsthorp, and Alice his
wife; and in 1401, John Crosse, junior, his son, had it; in 1447
John Cross of Dcpeham, Esq. lived here; he sealed with sab. on a fess
between three mullets pierced arg. as many croslels patee of the first.
I meet with no more mention of it till about 1464, and then Catherine
relict of JVi/liam Goodered (or Goddard) of Middleton, late one of
the King's justices, gave this manor to be sold after her death ; this
lady was a great promoter of the rebuilding of the noble church of
IValpole St. Peter in Marshland, in the windows of which her effio^ies
is placed, as the plate of it under that church will shew 3'ou. In 1510
Sir James Hobart had it, and in 1553, Lady Anne Hobart of Depham
widow, late wife of Sir Walter Hobart of Morlei/, Knt. was buried in
St. ButolpKs chancel at Morlei/, and had an interest in this manor in
her lifetime.

Of the part which belonged to the Earl Warren we meet with this
in Domesday, fol. 94 :

STcrcC Willi: de Warrena. Feorhou % tt Dim. 5in Depham xxx.
atr. tcrre i. (ifacr Ijnmo in caDcni rarucata. jicmpei: v. faorD tt i. car. tt
t$t in coOcm prctio. (sc. De Bemham) tota soca in Hincham Regis.



D E P H A M. 493



ROBERT'S, ALIAS KNAPELE'S MANOR.

I find thai Robert Fitz-Riclnird bad it in Richard the First's time,
from whom it might taiic its name; Laurence de Reppcs owned it in
1315, and had it of the inheritance o( Joan his wife, it being held in
Mccage of the Prior of Canterbiiri/'s manor of Dcpham, by the rent of
13s. 4 J. and was then worth 5/. per annum ; lie died in 132'J, and left
it with North-Repps, and Edi/nt/iorp manors, to his two daughters
and heirs, Sibill, wife of Rob. de Reppes, and Elizabeth, wife oi' Tho.
de JVylbi/. In I6l8, John Pepi/s, Gent, and Rob. Jaques, Gent, sold
it to Henry Pannet and Calibiit IVa/pole, Esqrs.

Two parts of the advowson were given, as before observed, by Henry
de Rye, in 1146, to the monks of Canterbury, to whom it was imme-
diately appropriated by JVill. Turbus, then Bishop oi Noncich,{vi\lh.
the church oi' Tofts,) and a vicarage endowed; and Robert, the first
vicar, agreed to pay a pension of two marks a year out of his vicar-
age to the monks; and in 1181, John o( Oxford Bishop of Koruich
confirmed it; in 1226, Rich. Blundevi/e or Blomexille gave his third
part of the advowson to the monks, and Thomas de Bhmdevik, then
IBishop of Norwich, appropriated it the same year, for the sustenance
of strangers and poor people that visited the shrine of St. Thomas the
Martyr at Canterbury, on his own day, on condition there be a vicar
appointed, to be presented by the monks, by the Bishop's advice,
whose stipend should not be less than 10 marks a year ; and also that
the church of Canterbury claimed no exemption, but acknowledged
this church to belong, as to all ecclesiastical jurisdiction, to the see
of Noizcich; and in 1227, Rich, de Sylicton, Official to the Arch-
deacon of Sudbury, summoned a jury of thirteen laymen, and twelve
clergy, the first of which were, Nigel, cuslos of Hingham deanery,
Reyinond de Morley, IVilliani, Vicar of Jl ic/ewood, &c. to settle this
vicarage, which they did in the following manner, the vicar to have
all the alterage, (i. e. small tithes,) which was then worth (J marks a
year, and half the great tithes of Tweytjiehl in Depham, and all the
great tithes of Somerscroftjield, which contained 7 acres, except two
parts of the tithes of 7 acres in Tzceytfield, which belonged to the
Prior of Noruich ; the tithes were then worth 3 marks <2s. Sd. a year,
and two acres of land on the east side of the churchyard, with the
Prior's messuage upon it, for a vicarage-house, the said house and
land being of the Prior's lay fee ; and 3 acres of the glebe land, lying
on the south side of the church, worth 6s. per annum, ids. of the
yearly quitrents of the Prior's manor, to be paid by the Prior, so
that the whole endowment, which was to be 10 marks a year, was
assigned at 12 marks and 4c?. for which overplus the vicar was to pay
all synodals, &c.; the vicar was also to have free liberty of common-
age on all the commons of Depham, belonging to the Prior's manor
there; and now all things being settled, in 1235 the Bishop and his
chapter gave their consent, and there was a bull obtained from Pope
Gregory IX. confirming the whole.*

HuBKRT DE RvE, Castellan of Norwich, save a portion of tithes
here to the Prior and Convent of the cathedral at Nondch ; Henry
de Rye, his son, and Agnes Beaufo, his wife, and the Bishop confirmed

* Excerpt, ex Archivis Ecclesiae Cliristi Cant. num. 5. Carta de Dyepham, &c.



494 DEPHAM.

it ; and soon after. King Stephen confirmed it also, with the church
oi Aldebi) , \\h\ch Jgiies gave to the monks.' It seems that there
were some small lands and rents also, for in 1256, 1 find " The
homage of the Bishop of Norzcieh" mentioned. This portion was
appropriated to the ederer of the monastery, for which he was taxed
at '24s.

Tlie Church is dedicated to St. Andrerc ; when Noncich Domes-
dciu was made, the rector had a house, manor, and carucate of land ;
the vicar had a house and 3 acres of land, the vicarage was valued at
6 marks, hut was not taxed; the procurations were 6.s. 8d. synodals
Ss. and Peter-pence 16J.; it is valued in the King's Books at
5/. 7s. \\d. and being sworn of the clear yearly value of IQ/. (Js. \0d.
it is discharged of first-fruits and tenths ; and in 1719, Sd Jan. was
augmented by the Governours of Queen June's bounty, the Rev. Mr.
Rix, vicar, giving 200/. to its augmentation. This town paid 5/. to
each tenth.

In 1210, there was an agreement between the Prior of Noncich and
the vicar, for the two garbs of the tithes of the demeans of Hubert de
Rye, and the two parts of the small tithes, for all which the vicar



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