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" deaths they were not divided."

At the mouth of a fvveet fiream that flows mean-
dering from Fring and Sedgford, through Heacham,
to the fea, was formerly a convenient haven for fmal-
ler fhips : it is at prefent choaked up, but the chan-
nel might be opened with great eafe, and proba-
bly a centmy hence Heacham may be a town of
jrreat flourifhing trade and commerce, and a dange-
rous rival to Lynn, the outlet being fituated fo near
the main Britiih ocean, and fo convenient for all.
(hipping to proceed to fea on their feparate voyages.

The prefent vicar of Heacham is the Rev. Tho-
mas Weatherhead, formerly of St. John's college in
the univerfity of Cambridge: a man of great abili-
ties, and a learned divine. He was prefented by the
late fir Thomas L'Eflrange, bart. elder brother of fir
Henry, and initialled during the vacancy in 1 738.

S M I T H D O N. 31

HOLM BY THE SEA. This town is fituated
within a mile of HunRamon, looks upon the Bri-
tifh ocean, north, and is bounded by that fea, It
is called Holm by the fea to diflinguifh it from
Holm-Hale in the hundred of South Greenhoe, and
Holm-Run&on in Clackclofe hundred.

On this fliore, and near the town, are a number
of flumps or roots of great trees, what are called by
country people Sleepers : thefe at high water are co-
vered by the fea to the height of 20 feet: a flrong
proof that the fea has gained on this northern fhore
confiderably, as has been obferved before. Thefe
fleepcrs are evident marks of acquiution from the
land, and have been pointed out to us by John Hoi-
ley, efq. of Holm, who alfo in his own time and
memory has obferved the tides and influx of the
fea to rife to greater heights than formerly, and to
gain upon the fliore and village.

Sir Henry L'Eflrange, bart. was the lafl lord of
that name who held this lordfhip. It is now in fir
Edward Aftley, l>art. and Nicolas Styleman, efq.
joini: heirs of fir Henry.

HOLKHAM and BERRY'S Manor. This manor is
part of the honor of Clare, and after a number of
poffeffors, came to the late fir Henry UEflrange, bart.
The Rev. Mr. Cafe, of Mildenhall in Suffolk, is the
prefent lord.

BAYNARD'S Manor. This manor was in the fa-
mily of the L'Eflranges. and continued in that family
till Hamon UEflrange, efq. of Bury, gave it, with
the vicarage, of which he was patron, to James John-
fon, efq. of Norwich, barrifter at law, who married
one of his daughters and co-heircfTcs.


3 2


The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and
is a regular pile, containing a nave, a north and fouth
ifle, with a chancel covered with lead, and a four-
fquare tower at the weft end of the fouth ifle, with
five bells, and was built by Henry de Nottingham,
who was one of. the council of the duchy of Lan-
cafter, in the 5th, 6th, Sec. of Henry IV.

In the 15th of Richard II. he fold lands here
and in Ringftead to fir John White; is laid to have
been an itinerant judge, in that reign, arid lies bu-
ried in a chapel at the eaft end of the fouth ifle, un-
der a marble grave-ftone, with the effigies or por-
traiture of himfelf and wife in brafs, and this epi-

Henry Notyngham and hys wyvff lyne here,
Yat inaden this chirche, ilepull and quere.
. Two veftments and bells they made alfo,
Chrift hem fave therefore ifro wo.
Ande to bring ther faulls to blifs of heven
Sayth Pater and Ave with mylde Steven'".

This church being found too large for the pre-
fent number of inhabitants, and being much in de-
cay, is going to be pulled down in part, and other-
,\vife repaired. It is propofed to take down the fouth
and north ifles, and 10 leave the nave of the church
{landing ; and application has been made to the
bifhop of Norwich for that purpofe, and commiffi-
oners appointed.

This parifh was anciently a reclory, and the pa-
tronage of the reclory was in lord Strange. It is
now a vicarage, and the prefent vicar is the Rev.
Mr. Edward Caftleton, who was prefented in 1761,
by Samuel Johnfon, efq. of Norwich.


* Parkin,

* S M I T H D O N. 33

In December, 1626, a great whale was caft on
the fhore here, the wind blowing ftrong at north-
weft, 5 7 feet long, the breadth of the nofe end eight
feet, from nofe end to the eye 15 feet and a half;
the eyes about the fame bignefs as thofe of an ox,
the lower chap clofed, and fhut about four feet fhort
of that of the upper; this lower chap narrow towards
the end, and therein were 46 teeth, like the tufks of
an elephant, the upper one had no teeth, but fockets
of bones to receive the teeth: two fmall fins only,
one on each fide, and a fliort fmall fin on the back :
it was a male, had a pizzle about fix feet long, and
about a foot in diameter near its body ; the breadth
of the tail from one outward tip to the other was
13 feet and a half. The profit made of it was 217!.
6s. 7d. and the charge in cutting it up and manag-
i-ns: it came to lool. or more.


fhip and manor was in the king at the time of the
grand furvey.

The town and village of Huriftariton flands at the
north-cart point of Norfolk, where it is wafhed by
the great Britifh ocean, and is remarkable for its lofty
cliff, about 100 feet high, againft which the raging
fea comes with fuch force and fury, that it is fuppofed
to have gained by length of time a confiderable tral
of land, about two miles. The ftrata of this cliff,
thus placed at this point, are worthy of obfervation :
under the furface of the earth or mould, which is
about two or three feet deep, lies a ftrong white
chalk, then a red hard clunch ftone, below that a
ftone of a yellow colour, and the loweft flratum is
an exceeding durable and hard rock ftone of an iron
colour ; yet it is faid that fometimes, in great ftorms,
&;c, the fea fur mounts all,

E Here,


Here, on certain great reftaxcs of the fea, called
a dead neep, about the end of September, the inha-
bitants of the neighbouring villages can walk or ride,
about two miles, to a place called the Oifter-Sea,
where they take, in their feafon, great quantities of
oifters, fome lobflers, Sec. and indeed the fhore
abounds at all times with great variety of curious

The fifh taken are chiefly turbots, bredcocks, fand-
lins and foles, maids, plaice, falmon-trout, horn-
pikes, and occafionally fmelts in great quantities.

This point bears the name of St. Edmund, who,
as our hiftorians relate, landed hereabouts when he
came from Germany to be crowned king of the Eaft
Angles, bequeathed to him by king Off a*.

Edmund is alfo faid to have built a royal tower
here, to have refided here near a yar, to get the
whole book of Pfalms by heart, in the Saxon lan-
guage, and from hence arofe the firfl foundation of
this village ; but this formal hiftory favours too
much of the cloifler to be credited.

It is probable that it takes its name from a little
rivulet that arifcs in Hunflanton park, and running
thence to the hall, makes its way to the fea.

The village was at firfl royal demefne, but was
afterwards given to Alfrick, bifhop of Elmham, in
king Canute's reign, who gave it, with the village of
Holm, '(whofe church Henry Nottingham built) to
the abbey of St. Edmund at Bury ; but being taken
away when the Normans entered England, it came
ro the Albinys, and from them to the family of Le
Strange, of whom it hath been the feat ever fmce.


* Parkin.

EDMUND. Kng,*^ KM &&es,<&afa**t fitJMSTANTCN

S M I T H D O N. 35

Their feat is called Hunftanton hall, is a fine old
building, much in the ftile of a college, and around
it a beautiful and extenfive park, in the middle of
which, upon an eminence, ftands a tower that com-
mands the Britifli ocean, and the coafts of Lincoln-
fhire and Yorkfhirc ; in it is a room capable of en-
tertaining a company of eight perfons at dinner.
Hunftanton itfelf was at firft a royal tower only,
built by St. Edmund, though now and for many
ages pad a confiderable country village. The fa-
mily of L'Eftrange held this manor of old upon con-
dition that they ftiould find two foldiers to defend

Soon after the furvey, king William I. granted to
Alan, fon of Flaald, the town and caftle of Ofwal-
deftre in Shropfliire, 8cc. which belonged to Mere-
dith ap Blethyn, the Britain, and had alfo a grant of
the manor of Mileham in Norfolk, 8cc. for his and
his father's fervices in that king's expedition into
England, and was anceftor of the noble family of
Eitz-Alans, earls of Arundel.

Guy L'Eflrange, or Extraneus, a principal officer
under the aforefaid Alan, had a grant from him of
the lordfhip of Knockin in Shropfliire ; and from this
Guy defcended the ancient family of the L'Eftranges,
lords and barons of Knockin, the barons of Black-
in ere, and the L'Eflranges of Hunftanton*.

The firft account we find mentioned of this family
(in Latin called Extraneus, in Englifh L'Eftrange) is
by fir William Dugdale, in his Baronage of England,
where he fays, " At a great juft, or turnament, held
" at Caftle-Pevcrel, in the peak of Derbyfhire, where
" among divers other perfons of note, Owen prince
' ol Wales, and a fon of the king of Scots, were
E 2 prefentj

* Parkin,


" prefent; there were alfo two fons of the duke of
" Brettaigne, and that the youngeft of them being
" named GUY, was called GUY L/ESTRANGE, from
" whom the -feveral families of the L'Eflranges do
" defcend."

Lord Guy LEflrange, a younger fon of the duke
of Brettaigne tempore Will. Conq. 1081, and was
fucceeded by his only fon

John, lord Strange of Knockin in Shropshire,
temp. Hen. I. 1100, 1135. He had four fons, viz.

1. John, the fecond lord Strange of Knockin, held
Nefs and Chefwardyn of Henry II. and received a
precept from Henry III. for aid to repair his caflle
of Knockin. He died the 3d of Henry III. 1218.

2. Guy LEflrange, had the lordfliips of Weflon
and Avinthele in Shropfhire, of the gift of Henry II.
by feveral knights fee, was high fheriff of Shropfhire.
He died the 6th of Richard I. 1 194, and left a fon^
fir Ralph UEflrange, and three daughters.

3. Hamon L'Eflrange ; he paid 60 marks for the
inanor of Wrockwurdin, and gave his part of the
woods in Wembrugg to the canons diere. He died
without iffue, as did alfo his brother,

4. Robert L'Eflrange, who held half a knight's fee
of William Fitz-Allen, in Shropfhire.

Jo'Jin, the fecond lord Strange, married lady Ami-

cia, or Martha, the daughter of ^ by whom

lie had five fons and one daughter, viz.

1 . John, the third lord Strange of Knockin, who,
in the i6th of John, was at the wars in Poi&ers ; in


S M I T H D O N.


the 2lft of Henry III. fheriffof Salop and Staffbrd-
iliire; governor of Montreal, Salop, Bruges, and Ell-
imere caftles ; in the 44th of Henry III. one of the
Baron Marchers of Wales ; flood loyal to the king
in the Barons wars. He died the 53cl of Henry III.

2. Hamon L'Eflran^e; in the 48th of Henry III.
was made fteward of the forcft of Salop, governor
of the caftle and honor of Montgomery, &c. fheriff
of Salop and Staffordihire ; he had the manor of
ElUmere and Stretton for his fervice againft the rebel
barons. He gave Ellfmere to his brother Roger when
he went to the Holy Land, and died in the %2d of
Edward I, 1303, without iflue.

3. Sir Robert L'Eftrange, knt. had Chanton of
the gift of his brother Hamon, and Wrockwardyn of
his brother John. He died the 4th of Edward I.
1275, feifed of the manor of Whitechurch, in right
of his wife Eleanor, filler and coheir of William de
Whitechurch, alias Blackminfter, and left two fons,
1. John, the nrll lord Strange of Blackmere, born
at Whtington, and died, aged 23, ijth of Edward
I. 1288, feiied of the manors of Mewberry in Che-
fhire ; left Fulk his brother and next heir. 2. Eulk,
lord Strange of Blackmere, and Corf ham, was in the
wars of Scotland, and in confideration of his fervices
in Galcoign, was rewarded by Edward 1+ and in die
i6th of that king was made fencfchal of the duchy
of Aquitaine, and fummoned to parliament as baron
in the reigns of Edward I. and II. He married Ele-
anor, daughter and co-heir of John lord Giffard,
buron of Bromsfield, by Maud Clifford, countefs of
Sarum, and died the ijth of Edward II. 1323.

In this collateral branch of the UEflrange family,
(he title of lord Strange of Blackmere remained, till



it became extinct by the death of John, the fixth lord
Strange of Blackmere, whofe only daughter and heir-
efs married Thomas de Mowbray, earl of Notting-

4. Sir Roger UEftrange, knt. he had divers lands
given him by Henry III. for his loyalty; was feve-
ral times fheriff of Yorkshire ; ifl of Edward I. had
confirmed his brother Hamon's grant of the caflle
and hundred of Ellfmere, in the nth of Edward I."
juflice of the forefts of Trent, lord Kinnodal of the
marches of Wales, baron of Ellfmere. He died the
gad of Edward I. 1303, and left, by his wife Maud,
widow of Roger de Mowbray, and daughter of Wil-
liam de Bcauchamp, earl of Bedford, Roger, lord
Strange of Ellfmere, who flew Leolinc, lafl prince of
Wales, and cut off his head with his own fword,
and bore rule in Wales, at Buleth caflle. He and
Fulk lord Strange of Blackmere, were two of the
barons that fubfcribed the anfwer and declaration to
Pope Boniface, sSth of Edward I. 1299, " That the
king of England was to anfwer no tribunal under
heaven for the right of the crown, which, with the
help of God, they would maintain and defend againft
all men."

3. William, who died young; and

6. Avice married feo Griffin de la Poole.

John, the third lord Strange of Knockin, married
Lucy, daughter of Robert Baron Treges, a Norman
lord, who died in the battle of Evefham, by whom
he had

John, the fourth lord Strange of Knockin, who
was deputy-governor of Winchefler caflle, governor
of Montgomery caflle, and had feveral fldrmifhes


S M I T H D O N. 39

\vith the prince of Wales. He died the 4th of Ed-
ward I. 1275, and by his wife Joan, daughter and
co-heir of Roger de Somcry, baron Dudley, by Ni-
cha, eldeft daughter of William dc Albani, earl of
Arundel, daughter and co-heir of Hugh de Albani,

John, the fifth lord Strange of Knockin, who, in
the 22d of Edward I. was in the Gafcoign expedi-
tion; 25th and 31 ft of Edward I. was in the Scot-
tifh wars ; in gc>d of Edward I. was made a knight
by bathing, and fummoned amongfl the barons to
parliament, from 28th of Edward I. fubfcribed the
declaration againft Pope Boniface, 1301. He mar-
ried Maud, daughter and heir of Roger Deivill, of
Warwickfliire ; or widow Strathling, daughter end
heir of Sim. Wanton, and died the gd of Edward 11.
1309. His three fons were,

1. John, the fixth lord Strange of Knockin, who
was in the Scotch wars, 34th of Edward I. his fa-
ther then living ; as likewiie in the 2d and 4th of

Edward II. and married Ifolda, daughter of .

He died the 4th of Edward II. 1310, and left hi*
only Ion John, aged 14.

2. Ebulo, lord Strange, knight of the Bath. In
the ifl of Edward III. he was in the Scotch wars, in
.the retinue of Roger Mortimer, earl of March ; in
the 8th and Qth of Edward III. held divers manors
and caftles of the king, by two knights fees, and
fummoned as baron to parliament from the gth of
Edward II. to the aoth of Edward III. He married
Alice, daughter and heir of Henry de Lucy, earl of
Lincoln, and widow of Thomas Plantagcnet, duke
of Lancalter, and had the title of earl of Lincoln,
during life, in right of his wife. He died the aoth
of Edward III. 1346, without iffue.

3. Sir

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3. Sir Hamon UEflrange, knt. was enfeoffed of
the manor of Hunilanton in Norfolk, by his brother
John, the fixth lord Strange of Knockin. This ori-
ginal grant or deed was dated in the ^d of Edward
II. 1309.

John, the feventh lord Strange of Knockin. In
the 14th of Edward II. had livery of his lands, &c.
and left Roger his brother and heir, i;th of Edward

II. 1323.

Roger, the eighth lord Strange of Knockin, knight
of the Bath. In the 2oth of Edward II. was in the
Scotch wars; found 10 men at arms and 20 archers
in the French wars, in the 14th and igth of Edward

III, with the earl of Arundel in France. He had
Hingharn with his wife Joan, daughter and co-heir
of Oliver baron de Ingham in Norfolk. He was fe-
nefchal of Aquitain. Roger died the 23d of Ed-
ward III. 1348, and was iucceeded by his only fon,

Roger, the ninth lord Strange of Knockin : in the
sgth of Edward III. was in the French wars, and
in the 3oth of Edward III. in the wars in Britany
and Gafcoign ; alfo in the 43d of Edward III. and
the 3d of Richard II. fummoned as baron to parlia-
ment from the 1 6th to the 4gth of Ecfward III. and
from the ift to the 6th of Richard II. 1382, in which
year he died. By his wife Aliva, or Aleync, daugh-
ter of Edmund, and iifter of Richard Alan, earl of
Arundel, he left

John, the tenth lord Strange of Knockin, who had
livery of his lands in the loth of Richard II. was in
gurrifon at Berwick upon Tweed in the Scotch wars,
and fummoned to parliament from the yth to the
2ift of Richard II. He married Maud, daughter
and co-heir of fir John de Mohun of Duniler caftle,

S M I T H D O N. 41

lafl lord Molmn, and died the 2ift of Richard II.
1397. His only fon

Richard, the eleventh lord Strange of Knockin,
coufm and heir to Philippa, duchefs of York, fifter
to Maud his mother, was lummoned to parliament
from the ^th of Henry IV. to the 2yth of Henry VI.
Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Reginal, lord Cobham,
was his fecond wife. He died the ayth of Hen. VI.
1449, and was fuccecded by

John, the twelfth lord Strange of Knockin, the lafl
baron of the L'Eftranges of Knockin, leaving Joan
his fole daughter and heir, who married fir George
Stanley, fon and heir of Thomas, lord Stanley, earl
of Derby.

The fa id John, lad baron of the L'Eflrange's of
Knockin, married Jaquetta, daughter of Richard
Woodvile, earl Rivers, and Conftable of Ireland.
She was fifter to Elizabeth, wife of Edward IV. king
of England, and died the 15th of October, 1477, m
the i7th of Edward IV. and was buried in Great
llcllinden church, near Uxbridge in Middlefex.

\\'c fliall now return to that branch of the family
in which we are more immediately interefted.

Sir Hamon L'Eflrange, knt. of Hunftanton"*, mar-
ried Margaret, daughter of Ralph Vernon and heir
of Richard Veraon, defcended from die lords Vernon
of Shipbrook in Chefhire. He died the loth of Ed-
ward II. and was fuccetded by

Hamon L'Eftrange, efq. his fon and heir, who

married Kaiherine, daughter and heir of the lord

Camoys. He died in the reign of Richard II. and

F was

* See the preceding parp,

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was buried eaft of the pulpit in Hunftanton church.
Edmund, his twin brother, died young.

Sir John L'Eflrange, km. fen and heir of the lair,
mentioned Hamon L'Eflrange, efq. accompanied
John duke of Lancafter into Spain, which duke be-
ing lord of Smithdon hundred, granted to him (for
his fervices) " that his tenants here fhould be exempt
" from ferving on juries in his courts of the duchy
" of Lancafter, in Norfolk," He had alfo a brother
named Edmund, who died young. He married Elia-
nor, daughter and heir of fir Richard Walkfare, knt.
and heir of fir Thomas Morieux, and dying in the
6th of Henry V. 1417, was fucceeded by his eldefl

John L'Eflrange, efq; the fourth lord of Hunftan-
ton, who had two brothers, viz.

1. Chriftopher; returned in the roll taken of the
gentry of England, in the isth of Henry VI. 1433.

2. Leonard L'Eftrange; had lands in Suffolk, and
died young. He married Alice, daughter and heir
of Nicholas Beaumont, gent, and co-heir of John
Pyke and John Rufhbrook, and by her had Roger
L'Eftrange, efq. who left by his wife, Jane Bebc,
two fons, viz.

i. John L'Eftrange, efq. of the city of Norwich;
returned in the roll the isth. of Henry VI. he died
without iflue, 1476, and was buried in St. Mary's
Chapel-field College, Norwich.

- 2. Sir Henry L'Eftrange, knt. who fucceeded his
brother at the age of 30, and married Katheiine,
daughter of Roger Drury of Halfted, efq. in Effex.
He died feifed of manors in Hunftanton, Holme,


S M I T H D O N. 43

Ringftead, Heacham, Sedgeford, Sec. in this hun-
dred, and of other lordfhips in the county, and was,
in compliance with his will, which bears date the
agth of November, 1485, buried in the north wall
of Hunftanton chancel. He left three Ions and one
daughter, viz.

1 . Sir Roger L'Eftrange, knt. efquire of the body
to king Henry VII. high fheriff of Norfolk in the
i ith of Henry VII. 1497, anc ^ was buried under the
railed tomb in the middle of Hunftanton church.
He built the gate-houfe of Hunftanton hall at prefent
remaining, and having married Amy, daughter of
fir Henry Heydon, died the 2yth of October, 1506,
without iffue alive.

2. Sir Robert L'Eftrange, knt. who fuccecded his
brother, fir Roger.

3. John L'Eftrange, efq. of MafTingham Parva ;
he was a counfel at common law, and made a judge
of the Common-pleas. He married Margaret, daugh-
ter and co-heir of Thomas L'Eftrange, of Wellif-
burne in Warvvickfhire, by whom he had a fon and

4. Ann, married to Gurney.

The abovcfaid fir Robert L'Eftrange was the ninth
lord of Hunftanton, in a dired line, from the firft fir
Hamon L'Eftrange, and married Ann, daughter and
co-heir of Thomas, fon of fir Thomas L'Eftrange,
of \Vellifburne in Warwickfhire, who w : as lord-de-
puty of Ireland in 1429. Sir Robert died the 3d of
Henry VIII. 1511, and was fucceeded by. his only
fon ; leaving alfb three daughters, the eldeft of whom
married fir Hugh Haf tings, and had iffue.



Sir Thomas L'Eftrange, knt. the tenth lord of
Hunftanton; bom in 1494, m the loth of Henry

VII. was high fheriff of Norfolk in the 24th of Hen.

VIII. 1532, and married Ann, daughter of Thomas
lord Vauz ; fhe was the ^th defcendant from John of
Gaunt, duke of Lancafter, fourth fon of Edward III.
He died January 16, in the 36th of Henry VIII.
and had fixteen children ; one of whom, Roger
L'Eftrange, for his great fervices performed to the
houfe of Auftria againfl the Turks, had 300 crowns
per ann. granted him by Maximilian, fecond emperor
of Germany, in the iyth of his reign, and the yth
of Elizabeth, 1565, figned with his own hand, and
dated at Vienna. He was recommended to queen
Elizabeth by the emperor, as follows; " Rogerum
" Strangium virum genere et nobilitate clarum quern
*' vchemetur amamus charumque habemus." Sir
Thomas was iucceeded by his eldeft fon,

Sir Nicholas L'Eftrange, knt. aged 30 ; knighted
in Ireland, high fheriff' of Norfolk in the ?d of Ed-
ward VI. 154$ : he was alfo knight of the 4h ire,
and died the 2oth of February, 1579, the 2ift of
Elizabeth. By his firft wife, Elianor, daughter of fir
William Fitz-Williams, he had three fons'", and a
daughter, and was fucceeded by

Sir Hamon L'Eftrange, knt. the twelfth lord of
Hunftanton ; he was high fherilt of Norfolk in the
i6th of Elizabeth, 1573, an< ^ married Elizabeth,
daughter and co-heir of fir Hugh Haftings, of Elfmg,
by whom he had five ions and four daughters. He
enjoyed this inheritance but one year, and died the
yth of Oclober, 1580, 2 2d of Elizabeth, leaving his
eldeft fon,


* A daughter of ane of thofe fons, by Ann Goocling, married that fa-
nous and learned antiquary, fir Henry Spelman, knt.


Thomas L'Eftrange, efq. who died February i,
i 590, aged only 18 years, without anv ifiue by his
wife, Griflel, daughter of fir William Yelvcrton, and
was fucceeded by his brother,

Sir Nicholas L'Eftrange, knt. the fourteenth lord
of Hunilanton. He was knighted in Ireland in 1586,
a8th of Elizabeth; died feifed of this manor the 22d
of December, 1592: married to Mary, daughter of
fir Robert Bell, lord chief baron of the Exchequer,
arid Dor. Beaupre. He was buried in Nottingham*
(hire, and fucceeded by

Sir Hamon L'Eflrange, knt. whofe brother, &oger
UEftrange, was drowned at Emanuel college, Cam-
bridge. He married Alice, daughter and co-heir of
Richard Stubb, of Sedgeford ; was high fhcriff of
Norfolk in 1609, and died June 1654, aged 71.

Sir Hamon flourifhcd in the reign of James T.
and died during the ufurpation of Oliver Crormvd! :
in which troublefome times he fuftained many lories
in fupport of the roval caufe. He was a teamed
man, and an adive magiftrate. The following let-
ter, taken from the Latin MSS. at Hunilanton, will
give an idea of his learning and very benevolent turn

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