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and convent held die 5^h part of the manor of
l>ac"lon, called the king's part, paying yearly to the
faicl eat I 20!. and his heirs male, and bv virtue of
that part had a ceitain, and view of frank-pledge,
belonging to it, valued at 345. 4d. per ann. to the
piior, &c. granted to the faid earl the aforefaid leer,
545. 4d. wreck at fca, Sec. belonging to it, for his
life, and the faid earl covenanted to pay the fum of
345. 4d. to the prior, out of aol. annual fee-farm.
payable to him by the prior. This deed, or agree-
ment, was figned by the carl and the prior, Sec. oa
Match 1, in the 1410. of Henry VI.

The feal of the prior is round and large, about
three inches diameter, of red wax, the imprefs be-
ing the weft end of the priory church ; under an
arch, in the centre, is the figure of St. Andrew,
icated, a glory round his head, his right hand ele-
vated, and holding a crofs, probably like the lamous
one of this priory, and in an arch over this the bull
of the Virgil), with the child Jefus in her arms. The
legend was (but it is fomewhat broken) Sigtilum pri-
ori* ct convent. Scj. Andrew de Brumhuld.

In the reign of Henry VII. it was poffefTed by the
widow of John de-la-Pole, earl of Lincoln.

Of the benefactors to Broomhohne St. Andrew's
priory, Henry I. gave the manor of Burgh, in Loih-
ingland, by ferjeanty, and the king confirmed tiie
manor free to the convent, refcrving the advowfon
to the crown, and the dower of Alice, widow of
Roger de Burgo, for her life; and in confideration
of this grant, the convent relcafcd to ihe king a reot-
chaige of live marks per ann. from the Exchequer,
which the king hud grained.



Several other grants were made and confirmed by
Henry III. February 16, in the i8th year of hii
reign, he and his nobles being then at Broomholme,
viz. Peter bifhop of Winchefter, William earl War-
ren, Roger lc Bigot, earl of Norfolk, Phil, de Al-
bini, Hugh de Spencer, Godfrey dc Crawccumb;
John Fitz-Philip, Thomas de Hermcgrave, Bartho-
lomew Peche, 8cc.

The faid king, in his i^th year, granted them a
fair on the feaft of the Exaltation of the Holy Crofs,
and two days after, and a weekly market on Monday.

Edward II. on April 16, in his 34th year, con-
firmed to t,his priory the manor of Baclon, cc.

Stiath nos ad honorcm Dei et ob Jpeciakm dcvolionem
guam habemus ad glonofam crucem. perquam altijjimus,
domum monachorum de Bromholm, prout fihi placnit, vi-
filavit, necnon pro 100 march, <bc. Thus runs the
preamble; then follows the gift of the manor of
Eaclon, fuxta Bromholm, in cotnit. Worf. food p.
mortem Edmundi quondam comitis Cornubic ad mantis
Celebris metnoru dm. Edw. ^eruloris no/In devemt, val.
i 2/. qj. 6<^. 3^. per ann. (then there is a referve for
the dower of Margaret, widow of the faid Edmund)
cum ivrecco maris, and all privileges, paying 20!. per
annum to the Exchequer, in fee-farm for ever, and!
an exception of the advowfons of the churches.

Pope Celefline confirmed to this houfe the church-
es of Baclon, Kefwick, Pafton, \Vitton, and Dil-
ham, anno pontif. i dat. Rom.

Pope Gregory, in his i^th year, 15 Cal. Ocl.
confirmed Honing church, appropriated to them, but
a vicarage was referred.



The prior and convent of Caftle Acre granted, for
ever, to Broomholme, the church of VVitton, with

the tithe of the manor land, paying XL per

ann. to Acre*.

Sir John la Veilc, or Velie, knt. of Witton, re-
leafed all his right in the church of Honing for
twenty marks, in the ift of Edward III. and alfo in
the church of Witton, and the mediety of Ridlington.
Compejitio int. priorum de Acra et prior, de Brom~
holm p. mandatum papa Gregory nonj p. eleclione prior,
ap. Bromh. p. prior, et convent, de Cafile-acre, q. mo-
najier. dc Brom. ejl Jpecialis cella monajlerio Acrenfi et
immediate Jibi Jubjctta, et antiquitus tffe confuevit, viz. in
priore et fub priore proficiendo et defliluendo, monachos
ponendo, recipiendo unum five alium mutando, eand. do-
mum "vifiiando. Qd. prior de Cajlle-acre infra menfem
pojl obitum cujufa prior is ^de Bromh. ncminabit novum
priorem, (L~c.

A controvcrfy arifing on account of the election of
a prior here, it was determined at the order of pope
Gregory IX. by the prior of Ofulvefton, in Leicef-
terQiire, and the dean of Rutland, that on the death
of this prior the prior of Caftle Acre fhould nomi-
nate fix monks, three of Caftle Acre, and three of
Broomholme, out cf whom the convent of Broom-
holme fhould chufe one for their prior; dated Wed-
nefday before Palm Sunday, in 1229; but fomc
years after pope Celeftine V. by a bull in his 4th
year, granted this priory to be free from any fub-
je<5lion to that of Caftle Acre.

B The

* Broomholme was a cell to Caftle Acre Caftlc-Acre was
a ceil to Lewes, in Suffer,


This convent held lands in fee-farm of Caftlc Acre
priorv, at the annual rents of fourteen marks, bat
the greateft honor and wealth that this houfc acquired
was owing to a remaikable occafion.

An Englifh priefl, who officiated in the Emperor's
chapel at Conftantinople, having under his keeping
a crofs made of the wood of our Saviour's, on the
death of the Emperor brought it into England, and
\vould not part with it to any monaflery, unlefs they
would take him and his two fons into it, as monks.
This houfe complying, and fetting up this crofs in
their chapel, there was fo great a concourfc of per-
fons from all parts to reverence it, that the monaftery
became rich by the gifts of offerings made to it.
Capgrave fays, that thirty-nine were raifed from the
dead, and nineteen blind per fons reftored to fight by
it. In 1223 we find pilgrimages made to the Holy
Crofs of Broomholme.

In the i^th of Edward I. the prior had the affize,
view of frank-pledge, a pillory, tumbrel, and wreck,
at fea, from Mokclhow to the meer that divides the
hundreds of Tunflead and Happing.

In 1 738 Samuel Buck dedicated to Miles Branth-
wayte, efq. a neat print of the ruins of this priory,
which we have the publifher's leave to copy for this
work only.

The remains of this priory are yet more entire than
thole of mofl others ; it is fuuated on a fmal! emi-
nence, within half a mile of the fea, eaftward. The
gate-houfe to the village is Handing. Within the
wall which furrounded the fcite is now a farm-houfe,
and many- of the religious buildings are converted
into offices.


T U N S T E A D. 1$

Bifliop Tanner obferves, that it is not clear whe-
ther William de Glanvile did not fettle the CaRlc
Acre monks in Baketon-town, and his fon, Bartho-
lomew, removed them to the extremity of the parifh,
or rather into the then neighbouring;, and now united
p;u ifh of Kefwick. to the place called Broomholme,
where they continued till the diffolution.

Speed and Weaver mention two monafterics at
Broomholme, one of Cluniacs, dedicated to St. Se-
pulchre, the other of Benediclines, dedicated to St.
Andrew, but feemingly without good authority.

Befides the churches above-mentioned, in the
3oth of Edward III. licence was granted to appropriate
the church of Warham, in Norfolk; and in the Jkh,
of Richard II. that of Bardwell, in Suffolk.

Vincent, the firft prior, occurs in the reign of
Henry I.

John bifhop of Catcedon was prior in 1509: this
was John Underwood, fuilragan bifhop to the bifhop
of Norwich, &:c.

William Lakenham occurs in the 22d of Henry
VI II. and the laft prior. Seven or eight monks re-
fuled here, but it appears in 1466 that there were

On its diffolution Henry VIII. in his gyth year,
June 5, granted the fcitc of this priory, with the
'manor, lands, appropriated reflory, and patronage
of the vicarage, to dr Thomas Woodhoufe, of WaK-
ham. The priory church was 100 paces
long, and twenty- five broad.



Bifhop Rugg relcafed lo Henry VIII. an annual
pcnfion of 4!. los. due to the lee of Norwich out of
la'nds belonging to this priory, which was valued, as
Dugdale. at lool. 55. 30!. per ann. as Speed at 144!.
195. id. ob. the regifler belonging to it was in bifhop
Moor s library, and is now in the library of the uni-
verfity of Cambridge.

In 1597 f ir Henry Woodhoufe was lord and pa-
tron, and prefented to the vicarage; John Smith,
efq. in 1614; and in 1746 Miles Branthwayte, efq.
as lord and patron.

Many perfons from Norwich, Sec. either through
curiofity, or to bathe in the Sea, vilit Broomholme.

KESWIC, or CASEWICK, was a town joining to
Bacton, and was part of the great manor of Baclon,
which extended into this place, and Broomholme,
and was granted by William de Glanvile to his
priory, on the founding of it. Bartholomew, his
fon, confirmed the church here to the faid priory.

In 1382 the church was {landing, dedicated to St.
Clement, and the ruins of it arc ftill vifible, about a
furlong north-eaft of the priory, Handing between
two ways, one leading to Walcot, the other to the
fea. The court rolls of Baclon manor are filled
Baclon cum Broomholme and Kefwick.

BARTON-TURF, called in old writings, Barton
by Broomholme, and B'tuna in Doomfday-book : it
is called Barton-Turf to diftinguifti it from Barton-
Bendifh, in the hundred of Clackclofe ; the princi-
pal part of it, or manor, was in the reign of the Con-
fcffor in the abbey of St. Bennet, at the furvey, with



land, 8cc. valued at 155. 4d. Another part, valued
at ys. was poflTeiTed by three foe-men.

There was a! To in king Edward's time one foe-
man, who had fixteen acres of the abbot, and Ralph
carl of Norfolk, valued at i6d. and two churches,
with thirty-three acres, valued at i$d.

In the time of Edward the ConfefTor, Alfric Mo-
dercoppc, a noble, gave Be.rton (quere, if not this
town) to St. Rennet's abbey of Holme. Rfgift. Niger
dc Bury, 167.

Odo, the arbaliftar, an officer, of the crofs-bow-
men, held here, in Worftead, and Dilham, a knight's
fee of the abbot, which Remberthad.

Albert Grelley, by deed without date, releafed to
the abbot all his right in lands here ; and in the 14th
of Edward I. Odo de Smalburgh held the fourth
part of a fee of him, and the manor of the abbot was
called Kybald's.

In 1476 the temporalities of the cellarer were
valued at 415. gd. and thofe of the facrift at 265. 8d.

At the general diffblution, on an exchange between
the king and the bifhop of Norwich, for lands, this
was granted to the fee, and remains io at this time,
being leafed to Anthony Norris, efq.

Ralph lord Bainard was alfo lord of a manor at the
furvey, which Jeffrey held of him, that three free-
men poffefTed formerly, with land, Sec. valued at
245. 8d. and the foe was in the abbot of St. Bennet.
The whole town was ten furlongs long, fix broad,
and paid i8d. gelt. One of the laid three free-men,
B 3 with


with thirty acres, was fo depending on the abbot's
foe, that he could not part with, or leave his land,
without his grant.

This was held by the family of de Skcyton, of the
Bainard's. In i 290 fir John de Skeyton was lord,
and died in 1303; he held it of fir Fulk Bainard;
and in the 2oih of Edward III. Elizabeth, late wife
of Henry Page, held the 5th part of a fee of Reginald
le Grofs, which her hufband lately held.

John Jenney pofieffed it in the $d of Henry IV.
under Oliver le Grofs ; and John JLinford, of Stal-
ham, by his will, dated Augufl 2, in the 341!} of
Henry VI. 14 "A orders his manor of Bury, or
Burgh-hall, in Barton, to be fold. Agnes Calthorpc
held it for life in the gth of Henry VII. and the re-
veifion was in John Witchingham, efq. in right of
Ann, his wife.

In the 3d of Elizabeth, John Gerard, gent, was
lord of Barton Bury-hall; and in the sift of that
queen, licence was granted to Richard Jcnkinfon to
alien the third part of the faid manor.

This lordfhip was granted April 13, in the 3610 of
Henry VIII. to fir William Woodhoufe, lent, with
the manor of Linfoid's, in Stalham, Sec. p:m of the
potfefiions of Hcrringby college, in the hundred of
Eaft Flcgg, and paying las. 4d. ob. fee-farm rent
per ann.

Hugh Attefen, founder of the faid college, gave
it by will in 1465.


T U 'N S T E A D. 23

The manor of BceRon extended into this town,
held by John do Learnes, &:c. which John de Cock-
field formerly held.

The church is dedicated to St. Michael, and was
a reclory in the prefentation of the abbot and con-
vent of St. Bennet at Holme, valued at thirteen
marks; in the tSth of Richard II. it was appropri-
ated to it, and a vicarage endowed ; valued now at
3!. 135. 4d. and is difcharged.

The bifhop of Norwich has the reclors appropri-
ated to the fee, and is patron of the vicarage. Ja-
cob Prefton, efq. is leffee of the reclory.

The priory of Broomholme had a portion of tithes,
valued at 45.

In the reign of Edward I. the rcclor had a manfe,
with thirty acres.

In 1603 me vicar certified that here were 130 com-

BiOiop Reynolds augmented this vicaiage with
i61. per annum.

The church is a handfome ftru&ure, fimated on an
eminence which commands a moil extenfive profpecT:
of the country for many miles each way. In the
fleeple, which is very lofty, are five bells. The porch,
or entrance, is on the north fide, which (eldom

In the church are grave-ftones, to the Rev. Ste-
phen Norris, clerk, of Barton, obijt Nov. 1749, aged
70; and of Bridget, his daughter, wife, ol John
B 4 Giailc,


Gralle, reorof Blickling, obijt 1743, <ztat. 64, with

A large flag-flone, with arms, but no infcription.

A flat ftone in front of the altar, with a brafs
plate \John IJclkin, anno Dni. 1497.

In the middle aile, To colonel Samuel Venner, Sep-
tember 13, 1712, aged 63, and of his wife, Elizabeth,
May 9, 1 723, aged 50.

Edmund Joy, of Ncatifhcad, died July 16, 1764,
aged 63.

In a chapel on the fouth fide of the church is an.
infcription to Thomas Amys, and his wyjfe Margery,
who built this chapel, and died Aug. 4, 1511.

In the chancel, Hie jacet Joh. Idewyn.nup. vica-
rius i/lius tech. qui dedit ad ujum ejujd. eccle. unum intc-
grum ve/limentum de rubro velvet, ct qui cb. 25. die
Martij, 1497.

In the church were the arms of Faflolf, Kerdcf-
ton, Bafpoolc and Shardelow, and Bafpoole and

December 13, 1755, Barton-Turf was confolidatcd
xvith Irflead; and in i 762 the Rev. Henry Headlcy
was prefented to the vicarage by the bifhop of Nor-
wich, who is lord of the manor, impropriator of the
great tithes, and patron of the vicarage.

About three quarters of a mile north-cad of the
church, Anthony Norris, cfq. has a handfome feat,



and beyond it is a large piece of water, called Barton

REESTON, wrote in Doomfday-book Befetuna,
and now called Beefton St. Lawrence, to diflinquifh
it from Beeflon-Regis, Becfton*by Litcham, and
Bccflon St. Andrew, in this county. The abbot of
St. Bcnnet of Holme had at the furvey one foe-man
in this town, with land, 8cc. valued at 55. 4d. and
his manor of Stalham extended into this town, and
was a principal part of it.

William Stalham held here the fifth part of a fee,
and in Stalham, of the old feoffmem of the abbot
and church of Holme, in the reign of Henry I. and
it appears from the regifter of that abbey, that Bar-
tholomew de Caithorpe alfo held lands here, and in

In the 1 1 th of Edward II. fir Walter dc Caithorpe
releafed to the abbot, and his fucceffors, Kybald, in

Mr. Parkin fays, " The principal manor in the
town was that which belonged to William de Stal-
ham, who had the patronage of the church in the
reign of Edward 1. It was brought by Ifabel, a
daughter and cohcircfs to fir Jeffrey Wythe, and went
with the lordfhip, as appears from the prefentations,
and is held by leafeof the bifhop of Norwich; 11 but
this is a miftake, for Leamcs' is the principal manor,
and Kybald's veiy inconfiderable, there never being
fuch a lioufe as Kybald-hall, which Parkin mentions.

There are two manors in this town, the principal,
to which the advowfon is appendant, is that which
John dc Lcaraes held in die time of Edw. III. From


that family it pafTed to fir Robert de Norwich. In
the 30th of Henry VIII. Julian, widow of fir Robert
dc Norwich, enfeoffed William Hare, efq. with
\vhofe daughter, Audrey, it went in marriage to the
Hobans. Sir Henry Hobart, in 1640, conveyed it to
Thomafine, widow of Jacob Preflon, of Old Buck-
enham, defccnded from the Prcftons, of Preflon, in
Suffolk. Jacob, her fon, prefemed in 1658; he
married Frances, daughter of fir Ifaac Appleton, of
Waldingfield. in Suffolk, and Bokenham-houfe, in
Norfolk, and by her had fir Ifaac Prefton, of Beef-
ton, great-grandfather to the prefent lord and patron.
Sir liaac was knighted at Whitehall, by William III.
in 1695.

The manor of Leames extends into Barton, and
Neatiftiead; the lands chiefly purchafed in by the

The other manor, Kybald's, is in the fee of Nor-
wich, leafed to Jacob Preflon, efq. the quit-rents
35. yd. per ami. fine certain 45. per acre.

The church is a reclory, dedicated to St. Laurence,
valued at five marks in the reign of Edward I. when
William de Stalham was lord and patron. The rec-
tor had a rnanfe, and thirty acres; the abbot of St.
Bennet had a portion of 35. per arm. the prefent value
is 61. and is difcharged. The reclory being dif-
charged, has been augmented by the late Ifaac Pref-
ton, efq. and the governors of queen Anne's bounty.

The church is a Tingle pile, thatched, with a chan-
cel, covered with tile, has a round tower, embattled
at top, and one bell.


T U N S T E A D. 27

Againil the north wall of the chancel is a mural
monument of white marble, M. S. Iftttcj Prejlon.
Equilis anrati, virj di^nijjimi tarn regiac majt/latis quam
pairice, libcrialh. jurifq; humani generis vindicis cximij'
fuix et omnib ; benevoUnliffimi duab; tixori!r t mo mm pro-
bitatc conjpicuis, felicijjimi. Prima Eiizabtlha fMa et
Carolj Georgii Cock. arm:g. e.t Annas uxoris Ricardj Bond, Gen. l<tia fait fobulis mater,
altera Eliiabttha rdicla Gulielmi Woorts, genero/i, flit
fuit Riches Brown, armig. novercas inter op'.imns prima.
Hoc monumcntum Jacob Prejlon, fdius et lice res grains.
marcnfq; pofuit A. &r<z Chrijliana MBCCVIII. Gloria.
Deo, pax hominib\

On a monument, ermin. on a chief fable, three
crcfccnts, or, Preftnn. with Cock, quarterly ; alfo,
Prefton impaling Cock, and Preftou impaling Brown.

Near this lie three marble gravc-ftones ; one, -
In memory of fir Ifaac, who died December 8, 1708, aged
68 and 8 months. Another, In memory of Elizabeth,
his firjl wife, who died November 3, 1687, atat. 37. P
The third, For Dame Elizabeth, hisfecond wife, -vidou)
of Wiiiiam Woorls. of 7'runch, and daughter cf Riches
Brown, of Ful/node/lon, efq. in Norfolk, who died Aug.
24, 1698.

Under the north wall is an altar-tomb, to Frances,
wife of Jacob Prefton, cfq. (lie died March 20, 1673,
aged 63 ; and the arms of Prefton impaling Ap-

In dormilorie infra fact, jacet eliam Jacob Prejlon, ar-
migcr, mcri'iti Francifca, qui obt. 30 Sept. A*. 1 683, 0.



Hicjace.t Thcma/ina, nup. uxor Jacob P re/Ion dc vet.
Buckenham in comit. JVorf. Gen. qua obt. 25 Nov. 1658,
A.atat. 82.

In the church were the arms of Boyland. Sir Jef-
frey Wythe, knt. was buried in the chancel in 1373.

In 1772 the Rev. Whitley Heald was prefented to
this rectory (which he holds together with Afhman-
Jiaugh) by Jacob Preflon, efq.

Beefton-houfe, the feat and refidence of Jacob
Prcfton, efq. late lieutenant-colonel of the Eafl Nor-
folk regiment, is a large but irregular building, fitu-
ated near the centre of a well-wooded and watered
park, lately much extended, and otherwife improved.
[A perfpeclive viexv of the north-weft front, from
a drawing of Mr. M. Armftrong, is given with this

BRADFIELD. This town does not occur in the
book of Doomfday, being part of the manor of
Trunch, or Gimmingham, belonging to William carl
Warren, and therein accounted for.

John earl Warren was lord in the i sth of Edward
II. he fettled it on Thomas earl of Lancafler, and
his defcendant, Henry duke of Lancafter, on his
acceffion to the crown, held it, and it is part of that
duchy at this time, and in the crown.

Simon Atte-Church, of Gimmingham, in the 35th
of Edward I. granted to fir /Walter de Norwich the
yearly rent of as. 3d. q. of his tenants, with three of
his natives, cum tolisjcqudis.


T U N S T E A D. g

William de Repps held lands of the earl in the
gih of Edward II.

In the i6th of Elizabeth, Ed. Germyne held the
manor of Bradfield of the queen in capite.

The temporalities of Walden abbey in this town
were 4od. of St. Bennet's at Holme 325. 8d. ob.
of Coxford 33. of the Saprift of Bury 445. id. ob.

The church had two medieties, or portions, one
belonged to the priory of Coxford, valued at five
marks; there was i6s. rent here, belonging to lol.
per ann. given to Bury abbey by Richard I.

The abbot, &:c. of Bury had the other mcdiety,
valued at five marks, and a manfc, with cwo acres of
land belonging to it, in the time of Edward I. and
the church was dedicated to St. Giles, and is a rec-
tory ; the prefcnt value is 61. and is difcharged.

In the 4th of Edward VI. May 20, John Dudley,
earl of Warwick, had a grant from the king of Cox-
ford portion, <Scc. and the revcrfion of that to the
duke of Norfolk, vviih the patronage of the church.

In 1603 the reclor returned 1 13 communicants:
that the late earl of Arundel was patron of one moi-
ety, and another moiety was impropriate, and held
by John Kemp.

In 1712 Charles, duke of Somerfct, and the uni-
verfity of Cambridge, prefcuced; and in 1736 the
carl of Effingham.



The roofs on the eafl part of the ailes have been*
curioufly painted with the hiflory of the faints whofc
chapels were thetei

In 1772 the Rev. Whitley Heald was prefented to
Bradficld rnediety by the Hon. Thomas Howard.
The chureh lies between North-Walfham and Souih-

CROSTWICK, or CROSTWEYT, wrote in Doomf-
day-book Crollwit. Ralph lord Bainard had a grant
of this lordfhip, and at the (urvey Jeffrey Bainard
held it under Ralph; twelve free-men in king Ed-
ward's time had lands, Sec. valued at 275. at the fur-
vey at 225. 4d. the whole was one leuca long, feven
furlongs bioad, and paid lod. gelt. St. Bonnet's
abbey had the commendation of a moiety of one of
thefe, and the foe of them all.

Several perfons appear to have had interefls herein.
In the reign of Henry III. Fulco Bainard had a part
of it, held of Robert Jritzwalter of the bmony of

Hfnry Crofweyt, and his parceners, John de Gim-
mingham, and John de Tybenham, held here, &c.
one fee of John dc Skeyton, of the faid barony.

William de Rofccline had the principal part in the
12th of the afoidaid king, and the patronage of the

In ihegsd of Edward I. Ralph, fon of fir John de
Skeyton, a minor, pofieffed it under fir Fulk Bainard;
and in the gth of Edward II. William de Kerdcfton,
Peter Rofccline, and the heirs of Edward Burrell,

T U N S T E A D. 51

John dc Gimmingham. S:c. were lords; and William
GamboB had the rein of 135. 4d.

Roger dc Boys, Henry Batcle, and Henry de Le-
fingham, held half a fee of the barony of Bainard
in ihe 3d of licnry IV. and John Aflak, in 1434, left
Annorahis manor ofCoftyns in this town, and the
advowfon of the church. Annora was his fecond
wife, and relicl of Henry de Lefingham.

After this it was poflelTed by John Bifhop, of Nor-
wich, gent, who died lord and patron in 1497.

Sir Edmund Jenney, by his will in 15 22, bequeaths
the whole manor of Croftwick " to my lady Paygh-
ton, widue, late wyfF unto fir Edmund Payghton, for
certain years," Sec.

It-m. " I will, that fhe, that JJia'l be married to
my heir, by the afngnment of that lady, her execu-
tors, or afligns, fhall have for her joynturc, this ma-
nor by the tame,''

Sir Edmund married Catherine, daughter and
hcirefs of Robert Bois, who brought this manor to
him, which was in the Bois's, Sec. and in the 38th
of Henry VIII. John Grofs, cfq. and Miles Grois,
gent, piirchafed of Francis Jenney, cfq. with the
rnoiety of Sloley manoi'; and in this family it conti-
nued lill fold by Charles Grois, efq. about 1720,
to Robert Walpole, efq. afterwards earl of Orford,
and George carl of Oilord is now lord and patron.

Part of this town was alfo many centuries pad in
the Giofs's, or Groos's, lords of part of this village.



The Grofs's arc a very ancient family, and were

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