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May 3, for cattle, hories, and petty-chapmen. Tho*
this town is faid to have given name to the manufac-
ture, Worjiiad, it is now much reduced, and time hath
fcarcely left a remnant in fupport of this affcriion.
Its lituation is on high ground, and the church af-
fords, fiom its top, as fine a profpccl as one would
wifh to fee. Norwich is diflant twelve miles, Yar-
mouth twenty-one, and North Walfliaia three.



Berney Brograve, cfq. ofWaxham, lias lately built
a moft beautiful feat in this parifh, which he has
very judicioufly ornamented by a canal and planta-
tions, offices, 8cc. It ftands in a park, about three
quarters of a mile fouth-eaft of the town, and is moft travellers to be the neateft box in
Norfolk. Mr. Brograve is lay-impropriator of Wor-
flead, under leafc of the dean and chapter of Nor-
wich. Here is alfo a water-mill in the occupation of
Mr. Robert Colls, called Briggate-mill.


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the furvey this hundred (then called
4* \V 7 alefha) was in the king's hands, and

^ P a ^ 4 OS> to tne ^' n o' anc ^ 20S - to l ^ c
ear ^ f N r ^ '^- Henry I. granted to
Eborard, bifhop of Norwich for life
loos, rent per ann. of this hundred and that of

William de St. Omer farmed the aforefaid hun-
dreds of Walfliam, Blofield and Taveiham, in the
5 ad of Henry III.

A Nicholas


Nicholas de Caftello farmed them in the loth of
Edward I. paying 20!. per ann. into the exchequer ;
and John de C layering, in the gth of Edward II.
had the hundred of Blofield, and this; when it
appears, that one court was held for both thofe

James I. granted it to Sir Charles Cornwallis.

The poll for this hundred at the contefted election,
March i 768, flood as follows :

W. G. A. C.

Acle - - - 5 5 16 16
Beigbton - - 5 5

Halvergate o i 34

Hemlington -1166

Moulton 0077

Ranworth with Panxwoi th o o i i
Reedham 4422

Upton with Fifhley 3 3 i o i o

South Walfham - 2 2 1 1 1 1
Wickhampton o o i i

Wood-Baftwick -0044

15 16 66 67

This hundred is bounded by Taverham, Tunfted,
and Happing on the north ; by Baft and Weft Flegg
on the eaft ; by Lothingland and Clavering on the
fouth ; and by Blofield on the weft. Is in extent,
from the junction of the rivers Bure and Yare to its
extremity on the north-weft, about fifteen miles ;
and ten miles from Reedham Ferry to oppofite St.

Benedict's Abbey. In this hundred are fifteen pa-

riflies which, with thofe in Blofield hundred, con-


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ftitute the deanry of Bloficld in the archdeaconry of

ACLE, or OGLE, vulgo OAKLEY. Godric, as
fteward to the Conqueror, took care of this lordfhip
for him ; the old earl R. (as the book of Doornfday
informs us) held it in King Edward's reign, and was
earl of Norfolk, and deprived at the Conqueft, but
who that old earl was docs not appear, t

This village is pleafantly fituated on grounds which
rife fuddenly from the marflies below, eleven miles
eaft of the city of Norwich on the turnpike road to
Yarmouth, at an equal diftance from both places.
Over the river Bure of late years has been erected a
ftone bridge of one arch, the afcent to which is too
fteep for carriages, and- is complained of on that
account. This bridge, if cleflroyed upon an inva-
iion, would render the village of Acle a flrong de-
fcufible poft againfl any attack from an enemy
marching troops from a debarkation at Yarmouth,
or on the eaftcrn coaft towards the city of Norwich,
and accordingly the country near it has been fur-
veyed with particular attention, and plans taken
by Mr. Armftrong under the immediate direcliori
of the lord lieutenant, the earl of Orford ; who
has difplayed great military {kill and judgment in
pointing out the parts rnofl accefTible to an enemy,
and fixing upon the moft proper polls for refiftance,
and to interrupt them on their march, of all which
plans have been taken by his lordfhip's order. His
lordfhip, to his great honour,* having been indefati-
gable in his command as brigadier general of his
A 2 majefty's

f Some make him to be Ralph Guader, but he is faid to be
made carl about 1070, and fo could not be earl in the Confef-
for's time, but was after deprived as a rebel.

4 H U N D R E D O F

majefly's forces, and as lord lieutenant of the
county, from the time the militia were ordered to be
embodied in 1778, and apprehenfions of an inva-
fion from France prevailed in general throughout the
kingdom. This county more particularly was the
objecl: of his lordfhip's attention, and is therefore
more immediately indebted to him for his alacrity in
providing for its defence, and for the fpirited ex-
ertion of thofe great abilities for which he is truly-

The village of Acle was originally in the crown,
as obferved before, but how long it continued in
the crown is not clear, it was probably granted to
Hugh Bigot, by king Stephen, when he was created
earl of Norfolk : He was ion of Roger Bigot, who
came into England with the Conqueror, and was
lord of Forncet, Sec.

In the gd of Edward I. Roger Bigot, earl of Nor-
folk, had free-warren, and in this family (earls of
Norfolk) it remained, 'till on the death of the faid
earl in 1305, it came by his grant to die faid king,
and was in the crown 'till Thomas de Brotherton,
fifth fon of that king had the earldom of Norfolk,
and marfhal-fhip of England, with great part of the
Bigot's eftate, and this lorddiip and advowfon given
to him and his heirs, by Edward II. in 1312. He
left two daughters and co-heirs, Margaret and Alice.
By Elizabeth, daughter and heir of the faid Marga-
ret, dutchefs of Norfolk, and her hufband John,
lord Seagrove, it came by marriage to John, lord
Mowbray ; and Thomas Mowbray, duke of Nor-
folk, his defcendcnt, died lord in 1400. From the
Mowbrays it came to the Howards ; John How-
ard being created duke of Norfolk in the lit year
of Richard III. aj> heir to theMowbrays.


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On the attainder of Thomas duke of Norfolk,
in 1572, it came to the crown ; and on January 1 7,
in the ift of James I. was granted to Thomas How-
ard, earl of Suffolk, and Henry Howard, earl of
Northampton. Henry Howard dying poffefied of
it, without iffue, it came to Thomas Howard, earl
of Arundel, his coufin and heir, who fold it on the
i6th of June, in the i6th of James I. to fir Robert
Brancafter, of Nonhamptonfhire ; and the faid ear!,
and BrancaRcr, jointly conveyed it, in the ift of
Charles I. with the advowfon of the church, to Wil-
liam Whetel, efq. of Ampton. in Suffolk, and Hen-
ry Calihorpe, efq. of the Middle Temple ; and fir
Henry Calthorpe dying feifed of them, Auguft i, in
the i4th of king Charles, James was found to be his
fon and heir, aged Eleven vears ; and the faid James
was lord in 1660, and R. Calthorpe in 1742.

WF.YBRIDGE PRIORY, dedicated to St. Mary, was
in this parifh ; Roger Bigot, earl of Norfolk, feems
to have been the founder of it, in the reign of Edw.
I. lor canons regular of the order of St. Augufline :
by deed he giants to the church of St. Mary of
Weyburgh, and Robert the prior, and the brethren
thereof, for the fouls of his anceftors, fucceffors and
heirs, all his marfh in Acle, with all the appurte-
nances, in pure alms. To this deed is a feal of
green wax, with his figure on horfeback in full ca-
reer, and " Sigillum Rogcri Ccmitis J\crf. et mares
caili ariglie ,-" or rather, /iiarrfchalli : "The feal of
Roger earl of Norfolk, and earl marfliall of Eng-
land ;" a title that is hereditary in the dukes of
Norfolk, but the office is at prelent exercifed by a
deputy, who is generally one of the Proteftant
branches of the illuftrious family of Howard. The
prcfent deputy earl marfhall is the earl of Effing-
harn. The duke of Norfolk appoints the deputy,
A but


but cannot exercife the office, on account of his re-
ligion, being a Roman Catholic : for the fame rea-
fon his grace cannot fit or vote in the Houfe of

In the nth and 14th of Edward II. this priory
had a patent for lands in Felthorpe, and the ad^
vowfon of that church, &c.

Margaret countefs of Norfolk, in the 8th of
Richard II. aliened to this priory ninety-two acres of
land, and the advowfon of the church of Lingwood.

The patronage of Weybridge St. Mary was in
the Bigots, then in the Mowbrays.

On March 29, in the sgth of Henry VIII. Rich-
ard Fulmerfton had a grant of the fcite of this prio-
ry, with all the manors, lands, 8cc. belonging to it,
in Weybridge, Upton, South Burlingham, Billockf-
by, Clippfby, Ormfby, Afhby, Burgh St. Margaret,
Acle, Redenhall, Sec. except the re&ory of Wey-

Robert Benflyn had the fcitc of it, with feveral
acres of meadow, and twenty of marfli ; and left it
to his fon, William. In the 3d and 4th of Philip
and Mary, the faid William had the fcite, with gar-
dens, orchards and demeans, held in capite, and IH
cence to convey it to Miles Corbet, in the 6th of

The fcite of it was by Acle Dam, near the bridge
crofs the Bure, on the road from Norwich to Yar-
mouth, and was a very fmall priorv, as appears by
the value of it, 7!. 135. 4d.


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Ralph Goodwin, in 1518, gives by will to the
chapel at the Dam's-end in Acle, 35. 4<i. for repairs ;
and to that of the bridge 6s. 8d.

From this bridge the Bure is navigable to Ayl-
fliam, by which means goods are conveyed to and
horn Yarmouth, Becclcs, Bungay and Norwich.

Anthony Blode occurs in 1553, anc * was tne laft

In this priory was the guild of St. Ann. The
patronage was in the earls of Norfolk.

The abbey of Tintern, in Wales, had a manor
here, and the advowfon of the church of Acle,
given them by Roger Bigot, earl of Norfolk, in the
reign of Edward I. By a deed dated July 26, in
the 13th of Henry VII. Robert, abbot of St. Ben-
net at Holm, then held certain marfhes here of the
abbey of Tintern.

On the diflblution it was granted, with the ad-
vowfon of this church, to Thomas Howard, duke
of Norfolk.

Acle lies by the river Bure, and takes its name
from its fcite, A-Cle, or Cley, as a place at times
overflowed ; thus Cley, by the lea, and Cley-Cock-
ley, near Swaffharn.""

The river Bure rifes in Holt hundred near Holt,

pafles by Aylfham, Coltifhall, Wroxham, meets the

'Ihurn at St. Bennet's, and empties itfelf, hav-

A 4 ing

* Parkin


ing firft joined the Yare and Waveny, into the main
ocean at Yarmouth.

Richard II. granted to the inhabitants, in his
llth year, freedom from all tolls, fuits of fliire, and
of hundred, and other privileges.

Acle is a market town, the market is weekly on
Wednefday ; and had a fair when the Bigots were

The church is a reclory dedicated to St. Edmund
the King and Martyr. It is a fmgle pile covered
with reed, and the chancel with lead ; has a round
tower, the upper part oclanguiar, and five bells.

About the pcdeftal of the font Orate p. aiab ;
qui ijlu font cm. in honorcm dei fecerunt Jicri A. Dni
M. C. C. C. C. X. Here feems to have been a brafs
plate, with the name of theie benefactors, but now

Henry III. in his 5th year, prefented to this

Adam de Orleton, afterward bifhop of Hereford,
Worceiler and Winchefter, and famous .in hiitory,
was prefented to this reclory by the abbot of Tin-
tern, 1311.

On the difTolution of the abbeys, Sec. the patron-
age of this church, with the fifhery of Weybridge,
was granted May 9, in the agth of Henry VIII. to
Thomas Howard, duke of Norfolk.

The Rev. Samuel Browne is the prefent
who has rebuilt the parfonage houfe in a neat and
elegant manner, and made feveral other improve-
ments. Mr. Browne was prefented by the king, by


\V A L S H A M. 9

reafon of the lunacy of fir Henry Calthorpc, knight
of the bath, i 768.


principal lordfhip of this town was bought by Al-
mar bifhop of Elmham, and brother to Stigand
archbifliop of Canterbury, of Algar earl of Mcrcia,
with all its appurtenances.

On the deposition of bifhop Almar, in 1070, as
a pcrfon difauecled to the Conqueror, and the Nor-
man imetcft, it was granted by the Conqueror to
William his chaplain and chancellor, and bifhop of
Thctford, to be held of him as a lay-fee ; and at
the furvey made in 1085, he was lord of it in his
own right ; and at his death, about 1091, he gave
it to his fee and fucceilbrs.

Of the fee of Norwich it was held, fir John de
Caflen and Robert de Boyton being enfeoffed of it;
and Walter bifhop of Norwich, in the 35th of that
king, had a charter for free warren.

In the gd of Edward I. the jury find that the bi-
fliop held it in capite, as a member of Blofield, and
part of his barony, and Henry de Boyton held it of
the bifhop.

The lord Bardolph had alfo an intereft here, in
the gth of Edward II.

In the fee of Norwich it remained, till on the
pxchange of lands between Henry V11I. and bifhop
Rugg, in 1535, it came to the crown; and on
June 20, in the 34th of that king, was granted
with the advowfon to fir Thomas Pafton, with
lands in Thurlton, for other lands granted to the



crown. Edward Paflori was lord and patron in

The earl of Yarmouth was lord of this manor
and patron. On his deceafe this, with other parts
of the great Yarmouth eftate, was fold to the late
countefs of Yarmouth, baronefs de Walmoden in
the electorate of Hanover, and created countefs of
Yarmouth by George II. It was afterwards fold
to the late lord Anfon, who became immenfely rich
by taking a Manilla galleon in his expedition round
the world ; and afterwards, by marrying the late
lord chancellor Hardwicke's daughter, acquired a
powerful imereft at court, and obtained a barony :
Dying without iffue, his eftate but not his title,
tame to his eldeft brother Thomas Anfon, efq. of
Litchfield, and on his deceafe to George Adams, efq.
his nephew, who has taken the name of Anfon.
The firil purchafe by the countefs of Yarmouth was
faid to be made at ninety thoufand pounds.

The Conqueror gave this manor, with five other
lordfhips in Norfolk to Ifaac, one of his Normans,
on whofe death it was granted to the family of the
Bigots, earls of Norfolk.

In the ift year of Richard I. Jeffrey de Amblia
gave fixty-three marks for licence to try his right to
his lands in Beighton and Longhall.

William de Lincoln was lord in the 35th of
Henry 111. and was returned as lord in the gth of
Edward II. and John de Lincoln in the aoth of
Edward III.

REEDHAM-HALL MANOR. Sir John Faltolf, knt.
held in the gd of Henry IV. this manor of the lord


W A L S H A M. 11

Afowbray's manor of Forncct, and died lord in

John Pafton, cfq. next polTcffed it, and died in
the 6th of Edward IV. On the iSth of this reign,
the jury find that it would not be to the king's pre-
judice, if licence was granted to William Waynfleet,
bifhop of WincheRer, &c. to alien to William Ty-
berb, clerk, prciident of St. Mary Magdalen col-
lege in Oxford, Reedham-Hall in Beighton, Sec. late
Pitilon's, and in this fociety it now remains.

George Anfon, efq. of Shugborough in Stafford-
fhire, member of pan lament for the city of Litch-
field, is the prefent lord and patron of Beighton.

The church is a rectory, dedicated to All Saints.
The Rev. Rider Short was prefinted to this rcclory
by the late Thomas Anfon, efq, 1769.

FISHLEY. The king at the furvcy had a lord-
fliip, of which Ralph, the old earl of Norfolk was
deprived at the Conquest, fo that this Ralph was
not R. Guader or Wagers, who for his rebellion
againft the Conqueror in 1074, was deprived, ac-
cording to Speed, but the Saxon Chronicle places it
in 1075, and it feems probable that old carl Ralph
was father to this latt,

LE VEILE'S MANOR. The family of le Veile were
early enfeoffed of it. King John, in his ad year,
gave grant and charter of confirmation of this ma-
nor, and thofe of Leathennglet, Witton, Sec. as his
anceftors held by the fervice of being the king's
oftringer (or falconer) dated at Dorcheller, April 19,
under the hand of Thomas, archdeacon of Wells ;
>vitnefs, William, earl of Salisbury; and in the igth



of the faid king, h^ld it bv the fourth part of a fee,
and Thomas le Veiie by the fame tenure.

Sir John le Veile was living in the 5th of Ed-
ward I. and gave lands in this town and Witton to 1
the priory of Broomholm ; in the 2^d of that king,
John, his fon, dying without iflue, Reginald de
Dunham, fon of his filler Beatrix, was his heir, and
inherited this manor. This Reginald gave the
moiety of Ridlington advowfon to Broomholm priory
in the gift of the aforefaid reign.

Peter Buckfkin was lord in the gth of Edward II.
and in the 8th of Edward III. conveyed it to
Roger Hardygrey, citizen of Norwich.

In the 3Sth of that king, licence was granted to
John Berney, John "lumAede, &c. to give the ma-
nor of Fifhley to Joan, widow of Roger Hardygrey,
for life, remainder to William de Witchingham, and
Margaret, daughter and heir of Hardvgrey, his
wife, for life; remainder to Nicholas their fon, and
in the 3d of Henry IV. fhe held this manor of le
Veile, late , Reginald Dunham's, by the fourth par$
of a fee.

Nicholas Witchingham, efq. died in 1430, and
by Alice his wife, had William, his eldeft ion, who.
died before his father.

Robert, fon of William, was lord of this manor ;
his fon John fucceeded, and died in the 3d of
Henry VII. lord of this manor, thofe of Burgh-Hall
and Reedham, in Fifhley, leaving John his Ion and
lieir, who by Ann his wife, daughter of Thomas
Brampton, efq. of Brampton, in South Erpingham,


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had three daughters and co-heirs, Thomafine, Eli-
zabeth, and Olivia.

This laft married Rocrer Rookwood, efq. of Eufton
in Suffolk, and on a dr-ifion of the Witchinghara
eflate, had this lordfhip alTigned to her; and on
December i, 1558, had letters of adrniniilration
granted of the goods, See. of her hufband deceafed.

This Olivia made her will Auguft 26, 1563, and
was buried in the chancel of this church of St. Ma-
ry, by her hufband.

By the marriage of Jane her daughter and co-
heir, a moiety of it came to Chriftopher Cahhorpe,
efq. fon and heir of James Cahhorpe, efq. of Cock-
thorpe, and a moiety to her filler Ann.

Jane re-married, and in the 6th of Elizabeth was
the wife of Jeremy Bowes, efq. of London, after-
wards a knight ; but they, on the faid year, con-
veyed their moiety to the manor, and a moiety of
the advowfon, to Robert Wood, with lands in Acle,
&c. who in the 6th of that queen had licence
to alien it to Anthony Bate. From Bate it came to
Mrs. Dayns, widow, who left it to her fon, William
Spooner, gent.

By indenture, dated Ocl. 23, in the 2^d of Eli-
zabeth, Henry Cornwallis, of Norwich, and Tho-
mas his fon, (by Ann his late wife, daughter and co-
heir of Robert Rookwood, efq. by Olivia his wife)
for 6ool. fold to William Spooner. of Fifhley, gent,
and Elizabeth his uife. the moiety of the manor of
le Veile, alias Hardygrey's ; with that of Burgh-hall,
&:c. the nioiety of the advowlou ; alfo the moiety
of eight meifuages, fix . cottages, fourteen gardens,



five hundred and forty acres of land, two hundred
of meadow, two hundred of paflurc, one hundred
of wood, two hundred of heath, 8cc. in Fifhley.

By this it appears that Spooner was lord of the
whole town, and patron. He left a daughter and
heir, Elizabeth, who married fir Richard BellamTe,
of Ludford in county of Durham, and died Feb. 7,
1641, and was buried in St. Aidate's church at Ox-

BURGH-HALL. Nicholas de Pincefna, or le Bo-
tiler, had alfo an intereft here, in 1201 ; and in
1270, Adam de Brancafler and William de St.
Clair, in right of their wives, heireffes to Nicholas,
the lad of that family, living in 1250, and lord of
a manor here, had each a moiety of it.

St. Clair, in 1242, fold his to William de He-
vingham ; and in 1289, William his fon purchafed
Brancafler's part, as is faid, but it appears by a fine
levied in the ift of Edward I. that Adam de Bran-
cafler, with William, fon of Reyner of Wythole-
fbam, and Beatrix his wife, late wife of Nicholas
Botiler, and William de St. Clair, fold their rights
to Guy de Botetourt.

In the 17th of Edward I. Catherine widow of
Walter Buckfkin, releafed to Catherine her daugh-
ter, feveral meffuages and lands in this town, &c.

In the 35th of that king, William de Caly, in
right of Catherine his wile, releafed to Nicholas dc
Buckfkin the faid meffuages and lands.

In the i8th of Edward III. Peter Buckfkin, held
the manor of Burgh-Hall, with the moiety of the


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advowfon of the church of Fifhley, lands in Up-
ton, Freethorpe, Moulton, South-WaUham, 8cc.

Walter Thurfton had alfo an intereft in this town,
in the 34th of the (aid king, when he aliened lands
in feveral pariflies to Broomholm priory.

In the agth of Henry VI. Robert Witchingham,
cfq. was found to die feifed of this manor of Burgh.

In the 21 ft of Henry VII. Burgh-Hall was held
of the abbot of St. Bennet at Holm, by fealty, and
the yearly rent of one penny for all fervices.

Being thus in the Witchinghams, pafTed together
(as united) with the lordfhip of Fifhley, as is above-

REED HAM-HALL took its name from the family
of Reedham, who were in pofleffion of it in the
reigns of Edward I. II. and III.

This came after to the Witchinghams. John
Witchingham, efq. died poflefled of it in the gd of
Henry VII. and being thus united to Fifhley manor,
had the fame lords.

The church of Fifhley is dedicated to St. Mary,
and is a rectory.

The Rev. Francis Bownefs was prefented to this
rectory, 1774, by the late admiral fir Charles Saun-
ders, whofe heir, Richard Huck, M. D. ot Spring
Gardens, London, has taken the name of Saunders
and is lord and patron.



HALVERGATE. The Conqueror was lord of
this town, forfeited on the rebellion of Ralph Gua-
der, earl of Norfolk ; and Godrick was the kings
fteward at the furvey.

This town and lordfhip granted from the
crown to the Bigots. Hugh Bigot, earl of Norfolk,
was poffeffed of it in the reign of king Stephen.
From that family it came to Thomas de Brotherton,
earl marfhali of England, &c. and bv his daughters
and co-heirs to the JMowbrays, dukes of Norfolk ;
from them to the Howards.

On the attainder of Thomas Howard, duke of
Norfolk, 1572, it was then in the crown ; and
granted in the ift of James I. to Thomas Howard,
carl of Norfolk, and Henry earl of Northampton ;
and from them to Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel.

By indenture, dated in the igth of Charles II.
John Dix, alias Ramfey, of VVickmere in Norfolk,
efq. and heir of John Dix, deceafed, (truftee for
Thomas late earl of Arundel) was fued for payment
of the debts of the faid earl, of this manor of Hal-
vergate ; which manor, at the requeil of Henry
Howard, fecond fon of Henry late earl of Arundel,
the faid John Dix abfolutely grants and releafes to
fir William Playters, of Satterley in Suffolk, bart.
and to fir Richard Onflow, of Weft Clendon in
Surry, knt. their heirs and affigns for ever.

The church was formerly a recloiy, dedicated to
St. Peter and St. Paul, and appropriated to the ab-
bey of Tintern in Wales, on a giant of Roger earl
of Norfolk, March 3, 1301. A vicarage was then


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Sir Roger Bigot, earl mar n al, granted to the
priory of Carrowe the tithe of his deny an lands,
which was confirmed by Simon bifliop of Norwich,
in 1264, then valued at i6s. 8d.

The patronage was in the crown, 1384 ; arid
Henry VIII. at the diflblution, granted it to the
duke of Norfolk; on whofe attainder, 1607, it
was given to the bifliop of Ely.

In the north ifle, lord Morley, impales Spencer.

The Rev. Thomas Goddard, jun. was prefented
to this vicarage, by the lord bifliop of Ely, i 768.

lordfliip was in the crown at the furvey, and Godric
took care of it ; and was granted to the family of le
Botiler, and from them came to the Botetourts.

William de Rothinpr claimed view of frank-

pledge, &cc. in the 15th of Edward I.

Henry de Cat had an interefl herein, in the 35th
of the faid king ; and Henry Cat, and Jeffrey Atte-
Fenne, were returned to be lords in the gth of Edw.
II. after this John Bardolph.

The principal manor belonged to the fee of Nor-
wich ; at the furvey William Beaufoe, bifhop of
Thetford, held it in his own right, as a lay-fee.

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