Copyright
Anna Riggs Miller.

History and antiquities of the county of Norfolk (Volume 9) online

. (page 14 of 31)
Online LibraryAnna Riggs MillerHistory and antiquities of the county of Norfolk (Volume 9) → online text (page 14 of 31)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


gave to the ablxjy of St. Bennet of Holme, in the
time of William the Conqueror.

In the 25th of Henry III. there was an agreement
between the abbot and the priorefs of Carrowe,
whereby the abbot quit-claimed to her all his right
of fifhing, from Wroxham bridge to the head of
Wroxham park, and the priorefs of all her right to
the abbot in the water that runs between Wroxham
bridge, and the houfe of St. Bennet's, faving to the
nuns their right in a pool, called Flcgg Darn, and
to each party free pafTage over Wroxham bridge, and
through the water, both above and below, fo that
neither party fhould put nets into any part of the
other, for which the abbot agreed to pay yearly, as
had been accuftomed, one thoufand herrings in Lent,
and a fine was levied accordingly.

In the loth of Edward II. the king impleaded
the abbot, wh was found to have encroached on
the bank and water that extended from Wroxham
bridge to Black or Flegg Dam, which the king claim-
ed as an arm of the fea, where (hips and boats ar-
rived, loaded and unloaded without toll, or any cuf-
tom, and it was found before this, in the Iter of So-
lomon de Rochefter, &c. that the abbot had encroach-
ed and planted trees on the bank of the river, mak-
ing it a feveial fifhery, that was common before.

The



T A V E R H A M, 93

The temporalities of the abbot, in 1428, were
235. 4d.

Cn the exchange of the lands of this abbey, made
between Henry VIII. and the bifhop of Norwich,
no doubt this came to the fee, though we have met
with no mention of the manor of Wroxham, but
is included in what is called VVlnde's Meffuage, &c,

In the time of bifhop Rugg, John Corbet, efq.
paid for the rent of a meffuage, called Winde's, one
hundred acres of land in Salhoufe, demean lands of
Bacon's, 385. lid. ob, the farm of the fcitc of the
manor, &rc. lol, perquifites of court 145. 6d. rent
refolute to the bailiff of the bifhop's manor of Ba-
con's in Ludhara 53. lid. to that of Heigham Pot-
ter 45. to the lord Abergavenny's manor of Sutton,
for the rent of a foldage, 35 40!,

The manor of Mounteney's in Sprowflon extended
into this town, and in the 33d of Edward I. Nich.
Rydel fettled by fine on William his fon, lands, Sec.
here and in Rackheath, Baftwick, See. and William
Rvdel was returned to have a lardfhip in the gth of
Edward II.

The church of Wroxham is dedicated to St. Mary,
and was a reclory, valued at fixteen marks; the cel-
lerer of the priory of Norwich had a portion of tithe,
valued at 135. 4d.

This reclory being granted, with the lordfhip, to
the priory of Carrowe, was appropriated thereto by
John de Grey, bifhop of Norwich, who alfo appro-
priated to the monks of Norwich, the aforefaid por-
tion, which was confirmed by bifhop Blomvile; on
H thi



91 HUNDRED OF

this a vicarage was founded, anciently valued at 245.
the presentation of which was in the priorefs, &c.
and the vicar had an augmentation, or portion, of
345.

The prefent value of the vicarage is 7!. iys. id.
and is difcharged.

In 1447, the burfer of the priory accounted for
fix bufhels of malt given to the building of the
church; and in the {aid year the priory paid to the
vicar 345. per ann. penfion ; alfo a quarter and four
bufhels of barley, two bufhels of wheat, two of
rye, two bufhels of peafe, and two of oats.

In 1489, there were gifts to the making of the new
roof of the church.

The Rev. Daniel Collyer is the prefent vicar, fon
of the late Daniel Collyer, efq. who had confidera-
ble property in this village, and ferved the office of
high fheriff of this county, and lies buried in the
church of Wroxham.

This village is remarkable for its Broad, which
abounds with a great quantity of fifh, particularly
pike and perch.

The impropriation of the great tithes are in fir
Harbord Harbord. bart. who, as patron, prefented
the prefent vicar in 1776.

Mr. Collyer has lately built a handfome houfe in
this village. He married the youngefl daughter o
John Bedingfield, efq. who ferved the office of high
fheriff of this county: the cldeft married the late

fir



TAVERHAM. 95

fir John Rous, bart. knight of thefhire for the coun-
ty of Suffolk.

John Wace, efq. has alfo a feat prettily fituated,
and decorated with mature plantations.

Wroxham lies on the great road leading from Nor-
wich (feven miles) towards Worftead, Happifburgh,

Stalham, 8cc.




t H E

HISTORY

O F

NORFOLK.

Hundred of TUNSTEAD

IS bounded on the cafl by Happing; on the nortli
by North Erpingham, and the Briufli ocean ; by
South Erpingham on the weft ; and by Tavcrhamt
and \Valfiiam hundreds on the fouth. It is in ex-
tent, from PaRon to St.liennet's abbey, thirteen miles,
and is about fix miles in width.

Canute the Great, in the i ;th year of his reign,
on his foundation of the abbey of St. Bennct a:
Holme, or de 1 ulmo, 1034, gave the lordfhip of
this hundred to it, and Edward the Confeffor granted
a conihmaiion of their poifedions,

A In



2 HUNDREDOF

In the isth of king John, 1211, Peter de Hobois
recovered fci : >n of it, with the manors of Thurgar-
ton, and Antingham, and the fV vrmKbip of the
abbcv, for the fine of twentv marks, and one
palfrey, paid to the king, which he claimed againfl
the abbot.

In the 2$d of Henry III. 1239. fir Peter de Ho-
bois releafed to the abbot all his right herein, valued
at fix marks per ami.

Sir William de Recdham, bv deed without ditc,
releafed to the abb"t all his right in the fifhery of
the water between Wey-bi.idge and the abbey, and
Alexander de Wroxhnrn all his right in the fifhery
of the water between VVroxham and Grubbard's ferry.

In the 15th of Edward I. 1287, the abbot was
loid, and paid to tho king 285. in a quit-rent (de alba
Jirma) for it, and was faid to be worth y marks per ann.

The jury in thegSth of Edward III. 13^4, prefent,
that whereas the commonal y of Norfolk ought to have
the fifhery of the river running fiotn \Vey-bridge to
Frettenham-mouth*, and fo on to Baftwkk-bridgef ;
the abbot had appropriated it to himfelf, and likewife
the water from Weybridge to Homing-ferry; the ab-
bot pleaded that king Edward III. being willing to
know to whom the water of the river to Wroxham-
bridge belonged, directed his writ to fir John How-
ard, efcheator of Norfolk, and to Robert Clcre, and
by their inquifition it was found that Edwaid the
Confeffor confirmed to the abbot the manor of Horn-
ing, of which the water from Wcy-bridge to VVrox-
ham bridge is parcel (except only that the earl of
Norfoiik, as lord of South- Walfham, ought to have,

betwcc.n

* Thurne mouth. f Heigham-bridge.



TUNSTEAD. 3

between Wey-bridge and GrubbardV ferry, tv.'O nets,
called feyns, to fifli in the (aid river) and that the
abbot had enjoyed it. After which the king con-
firmed it, May 18, in his i qth year; and as to
Frettenham-mouth, and to Baftwick bridge, the ab-
bot pleaded that he was lord of the manor of
Thurnc on one fide, and of Horning on the other,
which extend from Thurne-ferry towards Baftwick-
bridge, and that he had the fole fifhery thereof by
prefcription, and for the . reft of the water, from
Thurne-feny to Baftwick-bridge, the Countefs of
Huntingdon hath parcel thereof, and for the reft,
John Faftolf had.

At the diffolution of abbies it came to the crown,
and on the exchange of lands between Henry YI1J.
and the bifhop of Norwich, in 1536, was granted to
that fee, and was valued with the hundred court at
al. pei ann.

This hundred, with that of Happing, made up
\Vax.ion deanry, the cleans of which were collated
bv the bifhop of Norwich.

The following is a lift of towns in this hundred,
to which is added the number of votes polled at the
laft contefted election, March 23, 1768, for knights
of the fhire.

W. deG. A. C.

Afhmanhaugh, * 2 o o

Bacton 7 6 5 4.

Barton-Turf - 5 5 o o

Beeuon St. Lawrence 1 i o o

Bradiicld - 0022

Croftwick 1111

Diiham -6600

- 3 2 i 2
A a Fclminq;-



4 HUNDRED OF

Felmingham - - 4- 3 5 4
Honing ^77*2

Homing 2 2 l l

Hnveton St. John |

St. Peter { 5

Irflead 5 5 l l

Nratifhead - 3 3

Pafton - - - 2 1,3 2
Ridlington I l 22

Slolcv - 0077

Smalburgh - - 10 10 o o
Swafield - -003$

TunRead 7665

Walfliam, North - 5 7 26 24
Weftvvick - - 2031

WiLton - -~33 l l
\Vortlcad - - 12 9 9 3



93 84 80 66



Seats and principal Houfts in Tunjlead Hundred :

Barton-Turf Anthony Norris, cfq.

.Bee/Ion St. Lawrence Jacob Prcfton, efq.

Crojlwick Earl of Oi ford.

Honing 3evil Pafton Chamber, efq,

Hovelon St. John John Blofeld, efq.

St. Peter Anthony Aufrerc, cfq.

; ditto Henry Negus, efq.

JVvrth-WaiJham Thomas Cooper, efq.

We/iwick John Berney-Petre, cfq.

"Wilton The late John Norris, efq.

Worjtcad Beraey Biogravc, efq.

This hundred takes its name from what was for-
merly the principal Town in it, Tunflead, Tun-

fledc,



TUN STEAD. $

tlecle, or Town-fiend, and comprehends an exten-
five trncl of rich and well-improved country, finely
variegated with mild afccms, and winding valleys ;
many hand-Tome feats, wi li a proportion of woods,
water, and of oilier objects which mark the features
of a beautiful country.

The roads, in general, arc vrrv good in this hun-
dred, and the fnmhern pan ha the convenience of
navigation from Yarmouth, bv the river Bure, up to
Wroxhavn-biirlsc, ar.J bv the river Ant""', up to
Wey ford-bridge and l.;ilhnm flaith, The. whole
hundred pays 21!. i 2S. fxl. to a fix hundred pound
levy of the general county rate.

A gentleman of great literary abilities, who refidcs
in this hundred, has. we are told, compofed a very
learned and accurate hiRoriad and topographical dc-
fcriptionol this and the hundred o| Happing, which we
hope he will oblige the world with one time or other.

ASHMAVHAUGH, ASHMENHAUGH. or ASHMAN-

HAV.', was the lorcifhip of tliL 1 abbot of Holme, and

being accounied or under the abbots manor of

Hoveton, is not mentioned in the Co^queior's iurvey.

A 3 Thomas



* This coHfiderable river Is not diftin^'i'fVed by any n*me in
any former .vork, we have, therefore, thought proper to pive it
one, the Ant, lec^ufe it rifes in the village of Ant-ing ham,
in North F.rpingham hundred. Thi, we hope, will not be thought
too prefumpiuous, vvhilft we h -.ve a rrcent example in Nor-
folk to juftify our doing fo: The river N -.r r ccived its prcfent
n <me from a late *ft of parliament for the navigation up to
Narborough and Narford, notwithllanding it was formerly
known by Sandringham, or I ynn kiver, and fometimcs Setch
River. Altering of names, we think, is lefs excufable, thaa
giving the firA.



6 HUNDRED OF

Thomas clc Helmingham, and Aeries, daughter' of
Richard de \YicMewood, impleaded the abbot in
the i4th of Edward I. for the moiety of fifteen mef-
fuagcs, ninety-nine acres of land, fix of meadow,
ten of marfh. and 35. 6d. rent here and in Hoveton,
Sec. but the faid Thomas foon after releafed all his
jight herein, and in the gth of Edward II. the ab-
bot was returned to be lord, and fevcral other lord-
fliips extended into this town.

On the exchange of lands. :c. made on the dif-
folvuion of this abbey between Hrnrv VIII. and the
bifhop of Norwich, it was granted to the fee, and
fo continues.

The great and fmall tithes being thus appropriated
to the fee of Norwich as they were to the abbey,
and leafed to Jacob Prefion, efq. the late bifhop
Hayter, under authority of queen Anne's bountv acr,
by deed envoked, releafed to the late Ifaac Prefton,
efq. the nomination to the perpetual curacy, he
having advanced 200!. one the gift of Mrs. Caw-
thorne, of Cambridge. Two hundred was added by
the corporation, and two hundred by lot: with this
6ool. lands in Nonh-VValfham, and Acle, were pur-
chafed. The curacy is n-.nv held with jBeeflon, and
Jacob Preflon, efq. is now patron and impropriator,
by leafe from the bifhop of Norwich.

The church is dedicated to St. Swithin, and was
a reclory appropriated to the abbot of Holnne. and
valued in the reign of Edward I. at five marks, and
being in the fee of Norwich, was ferved by a fti-
pcndiary curate, nominated by the bifhop.

In 1603 fixty communicants were returned to be
in the paiifh.

A



T U N S T E A D. 7

A crave Hone in the church To Iiunor Bacon,

dfiigh'tr (.f Fdrramd rnccn. grnt. who died a maiden,
1$ jears of age, lltccnJicr 6, 1591.

The village o r Aflimnnlisu'jrh lies between Beeflon
and Tunfiead, environing a large common green, on
the north fide of which Hands ihe church. The
Rev. Whiilcy Heald is rector.

BACTON. or PiAi-KTo\, wrote in Dnomfday-book
Baketuna. This t< wn was granred br the Con-
queror to Robert Mallet, one of his principal barons,
lord of the honor of Eye, in Suffolk, and at the
fuivcy was held of thai honor bv Rmibeit. Ediic
was deprived of it. It confided of lands. :c. va-
lued at lies, and what fourteen free-men held at
405. It was one leuca long, and one broad, and
paid i$d. gelt.

The anticnt family of de GlanvJle was foon after
the Conquefl enfeofled by the lord Mallet of this valu-
able lot'dfhip, J.ffiey de Glanvile left his inheri-
tance at his death, in the beginning of ihe reign of
Henry III. to his five fitters and co-heirtfTes, among
whom this loidfliip was divided, viz. Agnes, the wife
of lUldwin, a Norman ; Emma, married to John
de Grey ; Bafilia, the third filler, married and left
a daughter arid heircfs, Ifabel, who was the wife of
William de Hoyvill; Elizabeth, the wife of Almary
Pcche; and Juliana, the ^th, died without iiliie.

EARL of CORNWALL'S MANOR. On or before the
de:uh ot Baldwin the N en man. Hem\ ill. Icized on
his part, and .ive it 10 hi:> brother, Richard earl of
Cornwall. Edmund, his (on, inherited it in the
i th of Edwaid 1. had wieck at lea, aiiize of bread
auitl beer, lruik pledge, free-wirtco, waif, Sec. and a
A 4 gallows.



S H U N D R E D O F

gallows. On his death, in the 28th of Edward I. it
%vas extended to 12!. io.s. ?d. <?q. and was enjoyed
by Margaret, his widow, on whofe cleceafe it came
to the crown, and was gramed in the 6th of Ed-
ward II. to Broomholme priory.

HuNTINGFIELT)Y M/\Ts'OR. John do Gf^V, b} f

Emma, his wife, had a daughter nnd hcirefs. Emma,
who brought this part by marriage to William de
Huntingh'eld, of Huntingfield, in Suffolk.

In the i uh of king John, William dc Hunting-
field was f hen IF of Norfolk and Sutiolk, and an ac-
countant .with Alberic de Yerc. earl of Oxford, &c.
for the cuflorns of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Sir Roger de Huntingfield was lord in 1271, and
had a chapel in his manor-houfe here, which the
prior and convent of Broomholme had granted him,
leave to erecl, May 18.

It being reprefentcd to I-fcWry III. in his 39tli
year, that fir Roger de Huntingfield had fcnt to bis
affiiiance, in Gafcoign, And. dc Gayzi, his knicrht,
who -had performed laudable fervice, the fheriit of
Suffolk had an order that the demand of fixty marks
due from him to the king fhould be excufed.



o



In the 3<1 of Edward III. Roger de Huntingfield
held of queen I label, as of the honor of Eye, half
a fee in Baclon ; and in the i ;th of that king Rich-
ard de Kelcfbull conveyed by fine to fir Thomas de
Sywardeby the moiety of fcveral mefluagcs, land, fcc.
wiih 4]. rent in Bafton, Broomholme, Paflon, &c. to
be enjoyed after the death of Alianore, widow of
Roger de Huntingfield, by Richard, for life; re-
mainder



TUNSTEAD. g

mainder to fir Thomas, and his hens, by Elizabeth,

filler and heirtis of Roger.

In the o.,,th of the faid reign, John de Norwich,
citizen and draper of London, convevcd thewoicty
of Humirr^'cld-ha!!, in Baa on, tojohn.de Somer-
ton ; after this it was conveyed to John de Pic-
fhale, &c.

In the ^Gth of Henry VI. Elizabeth," late wife of
.William de Sywardebv. of Sywardebv, in Yorkfhire,
releafed to Agnes Paflon, and John Pafton. efq. her
fon, the manor of Humingfield-hall, and all the
lands late Roger de Huntingiield's, and William, her
hufband's, here, in VVitton, Sec. and in the faicl
year Jeffrey Pigot, and Margaret, his wife, daughter
and co-heirefs of William Sywardeby, conveyed to
them their right.

In the family of Paflon it continued, fir \Villiam
pafton dying fcifed of it in 1611.

LATIMER'S HALL. Bafilia, the third daughter and
co-heirefs of Jeffrey de Glanvilc, left a daughter and
hcircfs, Kabul, who brought her intcred herein to
"William de Boyviil.

From the Eoyvills it came to the Latimers, and
Thc:;K'.s le Laiimer \vas lord in the tjth of Ed^
>vard II.

In the f,4th of Edward III. Thomas dc Wingncld,

and Marjiarct, his wife, conveyed the manor of La-

> hr.il to William Attefen, with the homages

and (er\ ices of divers pcrfons, and in the 6th of

Henry \'i. Thomas Attciea conveyed it to William

Pafton,



10 HUNDRED OF

Pa Ron. eTq. Peter Savncre. and Chriftia'na. bis wife,
widow of Hugh Attefcn, then holding it for life.

PFCHE'S-HAI r.. E15z?.bcrh. fourth daughter and
co heirefs, brought her part bv marriage f> Al marie
Peche. and Thomas Pcche. bis defcendant, was liv-
ing in the 5 eh of Edward II.

Julian, the fifth daughter and co-heirefs of Jef-
frey de Glanvile. is faid to have lived a fingle life ;
but it appears that (he married Simon Prche, a re-
lation of Almaric. His heirs were fcifed of a manor
in Baclnn, held of the honor of Rye, by the frrvice
of 6d. at the end of every thirty-two weeks and
valued at -1. i as. Sd. per ann. This came to the
Paftons bv the marriage of Cecily, daughter and
heirefs of fir Simon Peche and Julian his wife, with
Walter de Pafton, and the laic earl of Yarmouth
died poflefied it.

Mention is made of a park at Baclon in ancient
times, which fcems probable fmm the appearance of
there having been much wood at the weft end of ihe
parifh. Rafton-wood has lately been reduced to
arable land, but there ftill remains forae brufh-woud
between Baclon and VVitton heath.

William earl Warren had in Baclon fixreen acres,
valued at as. he'd by a free- man in the ConfefTor's
reign, and the abbot of St. Rennet had the fnc ; this
went with his loidfhip of Pafton. and the bifhop -f
Notwich's*manor of Pafton extended into it: Wil-
liam de Bachetuna held it in the time of bifliop
Eborard.

The church of Baclon was a reclory, dedicated to
St. Andrew, and granted to the prior of Broom-holme,

by



T U N S T E A D. -n

1 ov William de Glanvile, the founder, who had it
appropriated to their houfc; valued a twcntv-five
marks, and a vicarage was appointed. The prior,
in rhe time of Edward I held forty acres with 'lie
re&ory, and the vicar had competent e~iifices. with
one carucate of land, valued at two marks, and paid
two marks per ann. to the prior, and die prior had
tun parrs of the wax at the Purification of the Blef-

icd Virgin, The prefent value is 5!. 25. i id. ob.

and is d: (charged.

Henry VIII. on June 5, in his ^70*1 year, granted
this rc&ory, appropriated to the aforcfaid priory, with.
the prefentation of the vicarage, to fir Thomas Wood-
houfe, of Waxham; and in 1603 the vicar returned
197 communicants.

The patronage was after in the Berneys, and fince
in the Branthwaytes, being lords of Broomholmc
priory. Parkin fays, that Miles Bramhwayte, efq.
prefented in 1746; but, according to the Diocefe
Regifter, the Rev. Metyer Reynolds was prefented to
this vicarage in 1746, by Francis Blomefield, cfq.

Mifs Norn's, a minor, daughter and heir of the
late John Norn's, efq. of Wilton, is now pan on.
and lady of a confiderable part of the town, and of
Broornholme priory.

The temporalities of this town, with Broornholme
and Kefvvick, were 81. 175. 8d.

The church is a fingle pile, covered with lead, and
a chancel with reed, with a fquare tower and one
bcli. In 1486 we find a legacy to the building of

the



12 HUNDREDOF

the tower; the arms of Pailoh arc on the fouth-eaft
bumds.

In the church the arms of Harfick, and on the
roof, Paflon, de-la Pole, and WiuglieM. quarterly,
and Berry. On the fleeple windows, Pailon, and
Mautby.

This large and populous parifli extends from Bao
ton-mill, one mile from North Walfharri, to the fea,
three miles and a half: The church is fituated at
that part of the village next Paflon, and the road
from Happifburgh to Mundefley paiTes by it.

BROOMHOLME, and the PRIORY. This was a be-
ruite, or hamlet, to the town and manor of Baclon,
and not mentioned in die book of Doomfday, as it
was included in the account of Baclon.

William de Glanvile founded here a priory for
Cluniac monks, as a ceil to Caftle-Acrc. in the
reign of Henrv I. anno 1113. dedicated to St An-
drew, and endowed it with lands here, in Baclon,
Kefwick, Sec.

Bartholomew de Glanvile. his eldeft fon, con-
.finned his father's gram, was fherifF of Norfolk and
Suffolk in the i6tli of and ssd of Henry II. and
granted by his deed without date, to the monks' of
Acre, at Baclon, where his father lies buried, the
land of Stanaid the pried, and the church of Kef-
wick, and the appurunances in Broornholme, the
church of Dilham, with its appurtenances, the whole
tithe of his lordOiip of Bacton, and two parts of the
tithe of Stainges, of Hoi ham. and Arleton, ofLang-
ho. and Brug, belonging to his lordfhips ; ailo of
Suckling, with all the tithe of his mills in Baclon

and



TUNSTEAD. 13

and Wilcfort; two parrs of the tithe of the mi'l of
Honing, and one mill at Muhdcflcy, in demdne,
with the land of Hcrfrid the prieft, and part of his
vvood ; in the mill-way to Takefgate ; two parts of
the tithe of the men, or tenants, of Roger de Bekc-
lon, Geffrey the prieft, of Honing, Walter Ullage,
Sec. all the tithe of Richard, fon of Kctel, and the
whole tithe of the paunagc of Baclon. and Horham,
and of the tuibage (or turfs) of Swafield two parts.
And at his death he bequeathed to this priory Grif-
tomb, and all that he polTeflfcd in the fields there,
wiih hi* villains, to be free and o^iit from all cuf-
toms, except the king's Dane-^ekt. He alfo gave
them the church of Paiton, with its appurtenances,
with all his wood and land there, with his land at
Guneho, and at Briges at Aldehithe, and Lavvcc-
land, and of Editha de Brige^ thirty acres by the fea,
and a meadow at Biereholme; the tiihe of what was
provided for his own houfe, a marfh by Broomholme,
&c. in honor of God, St. Mary, and St. Andrew
the apoftlc, for the health of his own foul, his fa-
ther's, and all his friends living and dead"''".

Ralph de Ghnvile, brother to Bartholomew, w?s
a younger fon of William the founder, and lord
chief juftice of England in the reign of Henry II.

In the 24th of Henry III. Jeffrey, fon of Bartho-
lomew de Glanvile, conveyed by fine to Thomas
de Baketon free lands in Baclon.

On the death of Robert lord Mallet, his fon Ro-
bert being in rebellion aginft. Henry I. was deprived
of all his poilcflions in England, and this manor,.

which.



* Many nanrrs of lands, &c. are recited in this
grant, which we iaiagint arc no\v obfolctc.



14 HUNDREDOF

which he held in capite, was granted to Stephen earl
ofMrrton, and Boulogne, in France, (fon of the earl
of Rlois) who by his praedpe to his jufticiary of
Suffolk and Norfolk, and all his faithful men, with-
out date, let them know that he granted to the
monks of Acre, at Badlon, and confirmed " what-
" ever William de Glanvilc, their founder, had
" given ; alfo, all the land, and men, which he had
" at Guerieholm, with i6s. id. rent, and orders and
" commands, that they may enjoy peaceably in all
" his lordfhip what they poftefs."

This prffcipe, or mandate, begins with S. as thus,
S. Comes de Mart, et de Bolonia, &c. Bifhop Tanner
calls him earl of Mortoil, not knowing it was Ste-
phen aforefaid.

After this it came as an efcheat to the crown, and
Richard earl of Cornwall, fon of king John, and
brother to Henry III. held it in capite, and was pa-
tron of the priory, as his fon, earl Edmund, was,
on whofe death, in the reign of Edward I. it
came again to the crown, Margaret, his widow, hav-
ing f'omc dower in the (aid capital lordfhip.

Edward II. in his 6th year, in honor of God, and
out of his fpecial devotion for the holy crofs of this
priory, and for 100 marks paid to him, confirmed
to the priory the manor oi Baclon, with wreck at
fea, and all its privileges, on the payment of aol. per
ann. into the Exchequer, as a fee-farm rent for ever.

In the aoth of Edward III. Robert Uffbrd, earl
of Suffolk, was capital lord, and in the i^th year
of Henry VI. William de-la-Pole, carl ol Suffolk:
in thai year was an agreement between the faid Wil-
liam and the prior, that whereas the faid piier

and



T U N S T E A D. 15



Online LibraryAnna Riggs MillerHistory and antiquities of the county of Norfolk (Volume 9) → online text (page 14 of 31)