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Bifhop Beaufoe gave this to his fee at his death ;
and bifhop Herbert fettled it on the priory, with the
advowfon of the church,

The antient family of the Caftons held a confide-

rable part of thcfe fees, of the fee of Norwich ;

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and after came to the Berneys, of Recdham. Sir
Thomas Berney died lord in 1389, and his defcen-
dent, Henry Berney, efq. in 1584.

The church was a reory, dedicated to All Saints,
and formerly in the patronage of the bifhops of
Norwich, but was appropriated to the prior and
convent of Norwich, for the prior's table, by Wal-
ter Suffield, bifhop in 1 248.

The priors of Norwich prefented to the vicarage
till 1402.

It has for many years been ferved with a flipendi-
ary curate, nominated by the dean and chapter, who
have the appropriated rectory.

The Rev. Charles Millard was prefented to this
curacy in 1775, by the dean and chapter of Nor-

MOULTON. At the furvey the king had lands
in this parifh, valued at 25. 8d.

Another part of the town was a beruite to the
manor of South Walfham.

Thefe fees centering in the Conqueror, remained
in the crown till granted to the Bigots, earls of Nor-
folk ; (probably by king Stephen) and were held of
them by feveral perfons.

The jury in the i^th of Edward I. find that Ro-
bert de Moulton claimed the affife, 8cc. as lord ;
and Oliver his fon was lord in the year 1320, and
prefented to this church. It is probable that the
town took its name from this family.


W A L S H A M. tg

In the 22d of Edward III. Robert fon of Oliver
de Moulton, conveyed this manor and advowfon,
with lands here, homages, fervices, 8cc. in other towns,
to Bartholomew de Salle, and Richard de Bittering.

Nicholas Witchingham and Alice his wife, had
lands and tenements of the lord Mowbray. Ed-
mund Witchingham, efq. of Wood-Rifing, was lord ;
and Alice his wife, by her will, dated in 1475, gives
6s. Sd. to this church : fhe and her hufband, in the
2d year of Edward IV. fettled this manor on PVances,
one of their daughters and co-heirs, for her life,
who married fir Mull.

Robert Spring died poffeffed of it April 3, in the
3d of Edward VI. and their fon Thomas had livery
of it, and of the manor of Icklingham St. James in
Suffolk : he, with Julian his wife, conveyed it in
the 4th of that king to George Fountaine, gent.

After this, Thomas Farmer, gent, had an intereft
herein, which he left by will, dated June 24, 1558,
to Edward his fon, and was buried in the church of

In the 44th of Elizabeth^ Edmund Anguifh was
lord of Moulton-hall, Lampets, and Reedham-hall,
and the Anguiflies prelented as lords in 1617, 1658,
1699, &c.

The church was a re&ory, and dedicated to St.

About the year 1361, the patronage was granted
to the dean and chapter of St. Mary's college, in
the field at Norwich, and they prefented to this vi-
carage in 1403.

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In the church was a gravc-ftone : Orate p. aia
Joh. Holler el Kather. uxor. cj. qui. obt. xx. Hcnricj.
Septimi, and this (hield, barry of ten argent, arid
azure, over all a griffon fegreant, or.

This village is in the furvey, wrote Modetuna,
and Mothetuna, thus we find Modbury in Devon-
(hire, Modney priory in Norfolk, See.

The Rev. James Hicks was prefented to this vica-
rage (confolidated with Tunflall, 061. 4, 1699) by
Thomas Anguifh, efq. a mafler in Chancery, and
fellow of the Royal Society, 1769, who is the pre-
fent lord and patron.

of Kent, &x. and father of king Harold, was lord
in the reign of Edward the Confeffor ; and at the
conquefl it was granted to William de Schohies, a
Norman who attended duke William, and was am-
ply rewarded.

The family of de Tymworth had an intercft here-
in, in the soth of Henry III.

Roger Bigot, earl of Norfolk, in the 14th of
Edward I. claimed the affife, Sec. of the tenants of
William de Tymworth, but it was found to belong
'to the crown.

In the 2 ad of Edward I. Robert de Reydon con-
'veyed by fine to Nicholas de Trowfe, twelve mef-
funges in Panxford, and the advowfon of the church,
and in 1322 Nicholas prefented to this church ; he
was alfo lord in the gth of Edward II.

Peter Buckfkin had alfo a lordfbip in Panxford.


W A L S II A M. ai

Catherine Kelt, or Catt, of Hevingham, had an
intereft in 1334, and prefented ; as did fir Conftan-
tine Mortimer, and the lady Catherine his wife, in
1349: Robert Bifliop in 1374, and John Cobbe
in 1377 and 1382, as lords of the manor of Tym-

In the 5 th of Edward II. William de Ufford held
it, and the advowfon, in capite.

The Conqueror had in this town lands, 8cc. which,
were meafured and valued with Ranworth.

This was granted by the crown to the Bigots.
After this it was granted to Thomas de Brothcrton,
and fo came to the Mowbrays, and the Howajds,
dukes of Norfolk.

Alan earl of Richmond had here, and in Dilham
in Tun (lead hundred, fifty acres of land, which
Ralph his fon granted to the priory of Norwich.

Roger de Valoins gave to the abbey of St. Ben-
net one hundred acres of heath and marfh in this
town, as did alfo Ralph de Criketos ; and the ab-
bot, in the gth of Edward II. was returned to have
a lordfhip.

The church is a reclory, dedicated to All Saints,
and was confolidated with Wood-Baftwick, 1699.

In 1776 the Rev. Richard Day was prefented to
this reclory, with the vicarage of Wood-Baflwick,
by fir Harbord Harbord, bart. of Gunton in North
Erpingham hundred.

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The town takes its name from Pan, fo called
by the Britons, from fome ftream or river : thus
Panfield in Effex, Panton in Lincolnfhire, and Panx-
worth in Norfolk.*

RANWORTH was in the Conqueror, and God-
ric took care of it as his ileward.

This was granted from the crown to the Bigots,
carls of Norfolk, and fo came from the Bigots to
Thomas de Brotherton, earl of Norfolk, to the
Mowbrays and Howards, dukes of Norfolk ; and
was fold, Dec. 5, in the ad of James I. by Henry
Howard, earl of Northampton, to Henry Holditch,
efq. with meffuages, lands in Panxford, Wood-Baft-
wick, See. late poffeffions of Thomas Howard, duke
of Norfolk, attainted, by the antient fervice of pay-
ing 81. 75. 8cc. being parcel of the lordfhip of South

He was a defcendent of Richard de Holditch,
lord of Didlington in Grimfhoe hundred, in the
aoth of Edward III. Robert Holditch, eftj. was
fupervifor of the duke of Norfolk's eflate in the 4th
of Henry VII.

John Holditch, efq. was lord about the year

In the Holditch family this manor continued till
the 3 8th of the reign of Henry VIII.

Robert Holditch, and Richard his fon and heir,
were living in the gd and 4th of Philip and Mary ;
2nd Frances daughter of Robert, then married Wil-
liam Rookwood, efq.

* Parkin,

W A L S H A M. 25

In the 4th or 5th of Elizabeth, Miles Holditch,
efq. had livery of this manor, was lord, and farmed
the re&ory : Henry Holditch, efq. in 1600, who by
Sufan his wife, had Elizabeth his daughter and heir.

This Elizabeth brought it by marriage, with Did-
lington, 8cc. to fir Ifaac Sidlcy, bart. of Kent ; and
fir John his fon fold it to John Houghton, efq. the
youngeft fon of fir Robert Houghton , judge of the
Kings Bench, by Mary his wife, daughter of Robert
Riches, of Ro6lham in Kent, efq. Sir Robert was
fon of John Houghton, efq. of Gumhorpe in Nor-
folk, and born there.

Sir Robert Houghton's eldeft fon, Robert, died
s. p. Francis, his fecond fon, lived at Shelton, and
had iffue by Helen his wife. The daughters of fir
Robert were Elie, married to Thomas Doughty, of
Aylfliam ; Margaret, to William Doughty, of Han-
worth in North Erpingham ; Alice, to John Mar-
fhall, of Norwich ; and Cecily, to Richard Thur-
low, of Burnhani.

John, his youngeft fon, lord of this town, by
Doughty his wife, had Robert his fon and heir ;
(and Elizabeth, a daughter married to John Tothiil,
of Upminfter in Effex) he married Elizabeth daugh-
ter of fir John Corbet, bart. of Sprowflon, and
was father of John Houghton, efq. and of three
daughters : i. Elizabeth, married to fir Nevile Cat-
lyn, knt. of Kit by Cane : 2. Lydia, to John Say,
of Holvefton, gent, and 3. Mary, who died fingle.
This John was alfo lord of Ranworth, and having the
lordthip of Bramerton given to hina, by the will of
Thomas Corie, e(q. about 1682, fettled at Bramer-
ton : he married Mary daughter of Richard Cham-
berlain, of Aftley caltle in Warwicklhire, efq. by
B 4. whom


whom he had John Houghton, efq. who married
one of the daughters and co-heirs of the Rev. John
Baron, D. D. dean of Norwich, lord in 1750.

TUNSTEAD MANOR extended into this town. Ro-
bert Fitz Roger de Corbridge, in Northumberland,
anceftor of the. family of C layering, was lord in
right of Margaret his wife, daughter and co-heir of
William de Cheney, and relic! of Hugh de Creffy.
This Robert was the founder of Langley abbey in
this county, and gave this church to the faid abbey.
He was fheriff of Norfolk in the reign of Richard I.

In the soth of Henry III. the prior of Beefton
held in this town, and Wickhampton, part of a fee ;
and in the 151)3. of Edward II. was returned to have
a lordfhip.

This was given to that priory by the foundrefs,
Ifabel de Creffy, daughter and co-heir of Hubert de

Their temporalities were granted at the diilolution,
December 5, in the 3yth of Henry VIII. to fir Ed-
mund Windham, of Felbrigge.

Sir Henry Spelman fays tliat the river Bure often
overflows the low grounds here, and furprifing quan-
tities of fifti are taken, the neighbours alluring him
that one hundred and twenty bufhels have been
taken between the drag of two nets, and that it was
famous for perch.

The church of Ranworth is dedicated to St. He-
len, and being appropriated to the abbey of Lang-
ley, a vicarage was fettled, and the right of patron-
age to it, in the 3d of Edward III.


\V A L S H A M. 25

In 12^7, there was an exemplification of the af-
fignment of this vicarage, confining of the altarage,
fmall tithes of hay and turf, twenty acres of land
belonging to the demean of the church, and a houfe
on the north fide of the church.

Before this, it appears from the regifter of Lang-
ley abbey, that there wa< a conteft about the church
of Panxford being a chapel belonging to the church
of Ranwonh. One of the witneffes depofed that
he had heard it faid from more antient times, that
there were two powerful lifters who enjoyed Ran-
vvorth and Panxford, and they quarrelled who fhould
take place in Ranworth church, that being then the
church for both townfhips ; upon which one of the
filers built a wooden oratory in Panxford, (where
now is the (lone church) but the rector of Ranworth
had all the profit thereof: at length, (as the neigh-
bours faid) a woman named Elfwvd, having the
right of the faid church and oratory, married Ralph
chaplain or curate of Stokefby, to whom (lie gave
the laid church and orator)' ; by Elfwyd he had a
Ion, Hermer, who enjoyed it.

Another witneffed, that Mr. Adam de Crettingham
fucceedcd Hermer in the re&ory, on the presentation
of Robert Fitz Roger, who had the right by his
wife Margery de G reify, and then was the chapel
feparatcd from the faid church by Alexander de
Dunham, fenefcal of Robert Fitz Roger, who gave
the chapel to Reginald his fon.

By the faid regifter it appears, that the bifhops of
Norwich inflituted to the reclory in the rcig.i of
Henry I.



The hifiory bcforeraentioned of Ralph the chap-
lain's marriage, and his wife's prefenting him to this
re&ory, is a piece of antiquity highly valuable, as
it fully and plainly proves, that in the year 1 1 74,
when Turbut the bifliop of Norwich died, that the
church of Rome allowed of the marriage of their
clergy, and their fons fucceeding them, in their church
preferments ; and that there was no pofitive law,
cither canon or civil, to hinder it, as their own re-
cords and the rcgifter of Langley teftify. And it is
further to be oblerved, that one of the witneffes in
this caufe depofed that he knew Ringolf the grand-
father, Ralph the fon, and Hermer the grandfon,
all reclors fucceflively of the church of Ranworth,
with Panxford chapel annexed ; and the fame thing
was alfo depofed by Ralph chaplain of Ramvorth,
fon of Hermer.

Sir Roger de Creffy gave two parts of the manor
to his banner or flandard-bearer, Peter de Mufters ;
and the third part to Richard de Veiie, his valet :
from this arofe .two lordfhips.

Henry de Veile releafed by fine, in the 3d of
Henry III. his righf in the advowfon, to the abbot
of Langley ; and in 1285, the abbot of St. Bennet
releafed to the abbot of Langley, all his right in the
church of St. Helen of Ranworth.

In 1600, the patronage was in the fee of Ely, as
is the appropriated reclory.

The town takes its name of Worth from its fcite
Between two rivers, and one of the rivers is the
Rand, or Raven ; as Rangworth in Gloucelierfhire,
Jvavenfworth in Durham, &c.*

* Parkin.

W A L S H A M. 57

The Rev. Charles Gogill was prefented ta this vi-
carage by the lord bifhop of Ely, 1771.

REEDHAM, or REDEHAM. William de Sco-
hies had a grant of this lordfliip at the conqueit.

There is an oid tradition relating to this town,
mentioned by hiliorians, which ought not to be
patted by :

Lothbroc, faid to be a Danifh king, but fuppofed
by fir John Spelman to have been king of Zeland,
hawking among certain little iflands, in a boat, was
by a fudden tempefl carried out to fea and drove
on fliore here, and brought, to Edmund king of the
Eaft Angles, then rending at Caftor in Flegg hun-
dred, who being pleated with his behaviour, fortune,
and great fkill in hunting, Bern the king's falconer,
envying him. murdered him privately in a wood.
Loihbroc's dog was obferved in a day or two to
come to the king's houfe, half-famifhed, and as foori
as fed to be gone again, and being on the kings
command watched, brought them to the body of
his dead matter.

Bern being found guilty of this murder, was con-
demned to be put into the boat that Lothbroc ar-
rived in, and committed to the mercy of the fea,
without provifion or tackle. This boat being pro-
videntially driven on the fame place it came from,
and known, Bern was. feifccl, and to fave himielf,
declared that Lothbroc, on his arrival into England,
had been killed by order of king Edmund.

Hingar and Hubba, the two fons of Lothbroc,
{wealing revenge, invaded with twenty thoufand
nien Edmund's kingdom of the Eaft Angles, at-


tended by Bern the traytor, and by them Edmund
was barbaroufly murdered, in the year 870.

We fhall only obferve upon this tradition, that
the Danes were poflefTed of a fecret in building
pleafure-boats in Uhofe early ages that feems to be
unhappily loft in thefe more modem times, no fuch.
boats, and capable of performing fuch extenfivc
voyages upon the main ocean, without tackle, and
fo fpeedily as that a man without provifions could
cxift in them, and pafs from England to Denmark
and land there in health and fafety, being to be
heard of at this day in any of the ports of Europe.

This ftory, though it is mentioned by Camden,
who yet expreffes his doubts of it, is fo full of im-
probabilities, that it requires no ferious arguments to
confute it : the circumflance of the faithful dog is
the only probable part of the ftory.

Blomrield fays, that the truth of this tradition
may be juftly called in queftion, on many accounts :
it is not to DC credited, that Lothbroc in his great
diftrefs would have paffed by Yarmouth, at the
mouth of the river Yare, and gone up in fearch of
another port or place, efpecially as Yarmouth was
at that time, and long before, a port, and a place of
fame in the time of the Britons and Romans.

This objection to the truth of this tradition was
made by Camden. Whoever invents fuch tales for
amufements fhould recollect the rule laid down by
Horace :

Volupiatis Cauja Jint proximn Vcris"

Arte Poetica,


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Richard who held this lordfhip under Scohies at
the furvey, was probably father of Afketel, and af-
fumed the name of Reedham, according to the cuf-
tom of that age.

Afketel de Reedham was living, as the regifler of
Holm abbey teflifies, in 1125. Ofbern de Reed-
ham feems to be his fon ; was lord of Reedham-hall,
and alfo held the fifth part of a fee in this town,
about the year 1150.

William de Reedham conveyed by fine, in the
2d of Henry III. one hundred and fixty acres of
marfh in Reedham, to Langley abbey, &c.

Sir William de Reedham granted in the loth of
Edward I. to the abbot of Holm, all his right of
fifhery from Weybridge to the abbey : he was fhe-
riff of Norfolk in the 8th, aoth, and 2ift of Edw. I.

Sir William de Reedham, grandfon of the afore-
faid fir William, married Maigaret daughter of fir
Robert de Gallon by Joan his wife, daughter and
heir of Richard Barry, efq. lord of Rockland-Tofts,
by whom he had a daughter and heir, Margaret,
who married Thomas Berney, efq. fecond ion ot
John Berney, efq. of Witchingham.

This Thomas had large pofleflions in his right,
as heir to the Rcedhams, Caflons, Sec. with the
lordfhip of this town, and was a knight : his will
is dated on Thurfday next after the feaft of All
Saints, in 1383, and was buried at Reedham, be-
ing proved on November 21. Margaret his wife
furvived him, and married John Copledike, efql
and they prefemed to Reedham church in 13^1.


3 b H U N D R E D O F

This family of the Berneys take their name from
the town of Berney in the hundred of North Green-
hoe in Norfolk, wrote in Doomfday-book Berlej.

Thomas Berney, efq. made his teftament on
Thurfday before the feaft of St. George, 144 1 , de-
fires to be buried againft the north door in Reedham

John Berney, efq, of Reedham, died in the igth
of Edward IV. and in that year John Fortefcue and
William Callowe had the cuflody of his lands, and
alfo his heir.

This John married Elizabeth, daughter of Ofbert
Mundeford, but in 1475 Richard Southwell was
guardian of John Berney, a minor, heir of John
Bemey, efq. of Reedham.

On an inquifition taken at Norwich, November 7,
in the sSth year of Henry VIII. John Berney, efq.
was found to die on the 27ihof October pad, feifed
of the manor and advowfon of Reedham, held of
fir William Say; the manor and advowfon of Stokes-
by, held of Catherine queen of England, in fee-
farm, as of the honour of Clare.

John Berney, efq. by his will, dated July 22,
1553, defires to be buried at Reedham, in the cha-
pel where his anceftors are buried. By Margaret
his firft wife he left a fon Henry, and feveral daugh-
ters, Mary, Thomafme, Elizabeth, Urfula and Ela.
Thomafine married Thomas Ofborn, efq. of Kirby-
Bedon in Norfolk.

Henry Berney, efq. married Alice, daughter of
Roger Appleton, of Dartford in Kent, efq. In the


W A L S H A M. 31

reign of Philip and Mary he removed the old family
(eat, near Rcedham church, into Reedham park,
where he built a magnificent feat, yet Handing, call-
ed Park-hall, with large gardens, &c. in 1/557, an< ^
died in 1584, leaving feveral fons and daughters;
Thomas, his fon and heir, Henry, John, Edward,
and Richard ; Alice, Margaret, and Mary.

Alice his wife furvived him, and creeled a hand-
fome marble altar monument over him in the chapel
on the iouth fide of the chancel of the church, with
both their effigies thereon, their fons behind him,
and daughters behind her, and this diftich :

Hunc tumulum Conjux pofuit dihfta Marito,
Qitemq; Viro pofuit, dejlinat ipja Sibi.

On it are the arms of Berney, quartering Reed-
ham, Cafton, and Appleton.

Sir Thomas Berney married Julian, daughter of
fir Thomas Gawdy, of Reddenhali in Norfolk, one
of the juftices of the Common-Pleas, was high {he-
riff of Norfolk in the reign of James I.

This fir Thomas left four fons, firft William, who
married Elizabeth, daughter of fir Edward Coke,
lord chief juflice of England, and died without illue.
ad, John, who alfo died without iflfue. cjd, Richard,
4th, Thomas, who was flieriff of Norfolk in the
2 ad year of Charles I. and anceftor of the family
of Swardefton in the hundred of Humblcyard.

Sir Richard Berney, third fon of fir Thomas,
and heir, was created baronet on May 5, in the
1 8th of James I. high-fherirT of Norfolk in the 2oth
of that king, and died in 1668.



Sir Thomas was his eldcfl fon, but he left to
Richard Berney, his fecond fon, his feat and eftate
at Reedham, with about yoool. per ann. fir Thomas
being difinherited on fome pique and refentment.

Richard married a daughter of fir Jacob Gerrard,
tart, of Langford in Norfolk, by whom he had Rich-
ard his fon and heir, and ferved the office of high-
fherifF in the 14th of Charles II. He was alfo
high-fherifF in the 4th year of William III. and
died without iffue, having fold the family feat at
Reedham, and fpent very near his whole eftate :
his manors of Reedham, Norton-Subcrofs, Cafton,
Shipdham, Kirkhall in Rockland, Sahara, Leny, the
Burlinghams, Strumpfhaw, Bradefton, Freethorpe,
Limpenhoe cum Southwood, 8cc. being fold to pay
his debts.

The third fon of Richard, was John Bemey, of
Weftwick, efq. who married Sufan daughter of John
Staines, ge~nt. and left two fons, John and Richard.
John, the eldeft, married firft Bridget daughter of
William Branthwaite, of Hethel, efq. and had two
daughters : Julian, married to Thomas Brograve, of
Herefordfhire, efq. and Elizabeth.

His fecond wife was a daughter of Maurice Ken-
dal, of North Walfham, efq. and left no iffue.

The fecond fon of John was Richard Berney, efq.
recorder of Norwich, and burgefs of that city, in
the two laft parliaments of queen Anne, and married
Mary daughter of Auguftine Briggs, of Norwich,
efq. leaving one daughter, Elizabeth, married to
Thomas Brampfton, of Skrcens in Effex, efq. and
knight of that ftiire in parliament.


W A L S H A * M. 33

Sir Thomas Berney, bart. to whom fir Richard
his father gave but a {lender fortune, (though fmce
much improved) married Sarah daughter of Capt.
Thomas Tyrell, of EfTex, governor of Languard-fort
in Charles II. 's reign ; by whom he had 1. Richard,
a. Thomas, 3. John Berney, of Weafenham, efq.
who married Philippa daughter of fir Thomas Brown,
of Elfing, and left Thomas Berney, of Lynn Regis,
recorder of that town. He married Julian daugh-
ter of fir Richard Berney, bart. and had t\vo (ons,
Thomas and Richard. William Berney, reclor of
Weitwick, was the fourth fon, who by Mary daugh-
ter of Henry Harcock, gent, had one fon, William,
reclor of Newton, Florden, and Frettenham, in Nor-
folk, who married Dorothy daughter of fir Richard
aforcfaid, and had feveral fons.

Sir Richard Berney, bart. cldefl fon of fir Tho-
mas by Dorothy his wife, had fix fons and five
daughters : Richard, Thomas, \Villiam, Robert,
Henry, and John, D. D. rector of Hethcrfct, and
archdeacon of Norfolk ; Julian his daughter, and
Dorothy, married as above ; Frances and Sarah
died fingle, and Elizabeth, Hill living, unmarried.

Sir Richard died in May i 706 ; he lived and had
a feat at Kirby-Bedon in Henilead hundred.

Sir Richard Berney, bart. eldeft fon and heir of
fir Richard, died fingle, and was fucceeded by his
brother fir Thomas, who by Elizabeth his wife,
daughter and heir of Simon Folkes, efq. of Suffolk,
and Elizabeth Hanfon his wife, had a confiderablc
eftate in the ifland of Barbadoes, and two fons, fir
Hanfon Berney, bart. and Richard, reclor of Stoke-
fby in Norfolk.

C Sir


Sir Hanfon married, in April 1756, Catherine
daughter and heir of William Woolball, of Wai-
thamflow in Effex, efq. and was high-fheriff of Nor-
folk in 1762.

Sir Thomas died April 12, 1742, and was buried
in the chapel or dormitory of Kirby-Bedon church,
aged 5^, and quartered (as by his arms there) Reed-
ham, Cafton, 8cc.

Alfo Folkes in an efcutcheon of pretence, per
pale, gules and vert, a de lys ; ermine, .quartering
argent, three mafcles, azure, on a chief of the fame,
three lioncels rampant, of the firfl Hanfon ; crefl, a
plume of oftrich feathers out of a ducal coronet ;

Nil Te.rn.trt, J\ r eq; Timor e.

This lordfhip on the fale of the eflate of Richard
Berney, efq. came to fir James Edwards, of Lon-
don, about 1700, and after to fir Lambert Black-
well, bart. whofe heirs were lords, and had the pa-
tronage of the church in 1720. In 1727 fir John
Eyles, bart. fir Thomas Crofs, bart. Sec. prefented.

Sir Hanfon Berney, bart. died in 1778, and was

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