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Danes was put to a mifcrable death ; fome fay, tied
to a ftake and fliot through with arrows, becaufe he
would not renounce the Chriilian faith. Hence he
has ever been confidered as a royal martyr, and ho-
noured with the title of Saint; and this chapel was
dedicated to his memory.

The coafl about this cape is fecured againft the
incurfions of the fea by fand heaps, commonly call-
ed mcales, which fir Henry Spelman fays comes
from the German word mul, which lignifies duft.

The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is a
large regular building, with a north and fouth ifle.
and nave, and a chancel, all covered with lead, and
at the weft end of the north ifle is a flrong four-fquare
tower, with one bell.

In the center of the chancel /lands a moft noble
and beautiful altar monument of marble, curioufly
ornamented with brafs, and the portraiture of a
knight in compleat armour, having on his furtout
the arms of L'Eftrange, quartering Vcrnon, Camois,
Walkfare, Morieux, Pike/ Rufhbrook, Sec. with his
creft on his helmet, a lion paffant, guardant; over
his head have been two brafs fhields, with the arms
of UEftrange, impaling Heydon, one of which ftill
remains, and two at his feet, now one remaining,
quarterly, L'Eflrangc and Morieux ; alfo one on
each lide of him, now reaved.



On each fide of this is a rim or fillet of brafs,
fetting forth the pedigree of the family, with their
portraiture and arms, fince their fettlement here, fomc
of which are now reaved.

On the right fide fir Hamon L'Eftrange, impaling
Vernon ; Hamon L'Eftrange, efq. and Camois ;
fir John L'Eftrange, and Walkfare and Morieux ;
John L'Eftrange, efq. and Bemond, Pike and Rufh-
brook. On the left fide Roger L'Eftrange, efq. and
Bebe, John L'Eftrange, efq. and de Park ; -Henry
L'Eftrange, efq. andDrury and fir Roger L'Eftrange
and Heydon.

On the foot of the monument ;

" Remembrer a moy, remembyr L'Eftrange."

On a fillet of brafs round the edge of the ftone
" Orate pro a'i'a. ."

" Orate p. aTa. p. nominati Rogeri Le Strange,
" militis p. corpore illuftriflimi nup. regis Anglic
" Hen. VII. ac. filii et hered. Henrici L'eftrange,
" armigi. fratris et heredis Joh's. L'eftrange, filii 8c
" heredis Rogerii L'eftrange, filii 8c heredis tarn Johs.
" L'eftrange- qua' Alicie Bemant confanguinee & he-
" redis Johs. Pyke et Johs. Rufchebroke, et di&us
" Johs. L'eftrange, fuit filius et haeres tarn Johs.
" L'eftrange, militis, qua' Elianoro filie et heredis
" tarn Rici. Walkfare, militis, qua' confanguinee et
" heredis, Tho. Moreaux, militis, et diclus Johs.
" L'eftrange, miles, fuit filius et heres Hamonis
" L'eftrange, armigi et Katerine filie D'ni. Johs. Ca-
*' mois, 'et diclus Hamo Leftrange fait filius et heres
" Hamonis Leftrange, militis, et Margarete Vernon
" de Mottron, confanguinee et heredis magiftri Rici.
*' Vernon, et didus Hamo Leftrange, miles, fuit fra-


S M I T II DON. 63

* tcr Johs. Leflrange, D'ni de Knocken et Mohun.

" Qui quidem Rogerus Leftrange, miles, -obt. 27

' die Oclob. Ao. Dni. 1506, ct nup. regis di&i 21,

" cuj; a'ie &: a'i' ab ; anteceffor. benefa<5lor. fuor.

" nee non a'i'e. Johs. Leftrange de Maflingham Pa.

" armigi. fratris et executoris precitati Rogi. Le-

*' ftrange, militis, Deus p'pitietur. Amen."

On the pavement lie feveral grave-flones of mar-
ble, in memory of this family here buried, and others.

" Here lies the body of Elizabeth Calthorp, daugh-

" ter of fir Chriflopher Calthorp, knt. of the Bath,

" of Eaft Barfham in Norfolk, the eldcft of 14 chil-

" drcn, 9 daughters and 5 fons, by his lady Doio-

" thy, daughter of fir William Spring, baronet, of

" Pakenham in Suflolk, born Feb, 27, 1666, died

" Feb. 20, 1745;' with the arms of Calthorp.

" In memory of Dame Anne Leflrange, wife of
" Sir Thomas Leflrange, baronet, daughter of Sir
" Chriflopher Calthorp, bom Auguft 8, 1685, died
" Febr. 4, 1742 ;" with the arms of Leftrange and
Calthorp, in an efcutcheon of pretence.

" Charles Leftrange, 7th fon of Sir Nicholas Le-
c< ftrange, and Dame Anne, born Apr. 3, 1647, died
" Auguft 25, 1698."

" Dame Mary Leftrange, wife of Sir Nicholas Le-

" ftrange, baronet, died Deer. 10, aged 32."

Leftrange impaling Coke.

Within the rails of the altar, grave-ftbnes of mar-
ble, for

" Sir Nicholas Leftrange, Bt. eldeft fon of Sir
' Hamon Leftrange, knt. died July 24, 1655, aged
^'52 j" with die arras of Lewknor impaled.

" Dame


" Dame Anne Leftrange, wife of Sir Nicholas
" Leftrange, Bt. daughter of fir Edwd. Lewknor,
" died July 15, 1663, aged 5!;" with the fame

" Sir Nicholas Leflrange, Bt. sd fon of Sir Ni-
" cholas Leflrange, Bt. died Deer. 13, 1669, aetat.
"37 > Leflrange impaling Coke and Ifham.

Againft the north wall an altar monument under
a lofty arch of flone work, carved, and thereon the
letters H. and K. in many places :

" Orate p. a'i'ab; Henricjis Leflrange armigeri et
" Katerine uxoris ejus p. bencfaclorib; fuor. et p.
" fidelib; defunclis, qui quidem Henricus obt. vicef-
" fimo quintp die mcnfis Novem. Ao. Dni. 1485,
" quor. a'i'ab; p'pitietur, Deus, &c.

At the four corners of the flab of marble, Leilrange
quartering Walkfare and Morieux, impaling Drury.

On the fouth fide of the chancel Sir Robert Rat-
cliff, knight, who married Katherine, relic! of the
aforefaid Henry Leflrange, by his lafl will, dated on
the vigil of St. Catherine the Virgin, 1496, bequeaths
his body to be buried, and his tomb to be made of
free-flone, with a marble on the top thereof, with the
image of his perfon, and his two wives, and proved
May 19, 1498; but here are no remains of it, if
it was ever built.

In the church, at the north-eafl comer of the chan-
cel, is a tumulus.

In i 754. the Rev. Rafh Bird was prefcnted to this
vicarage by the bifkop of Ely, and is the prefent


S M I T H D O N. 65

INGOLDISTHORPE. Some fuppofe this town
to take its name from one Ingulf a Saxon, who was
lord of it ; but it is more probable it derives its
name from a fmall rivulet that runs by it, called now
corruptly Ingol, but formerly Eulves, and in the
grand furvey, Eulves-Thorp, and alfo Thorp alone,
withqut any additional name, and lying by meadows
and marfhes, obtained the additional word Ing, and
fo Ingeulves-Thorp, or Ingaldeflhorp*.

Thefe marflies being fecure from the fea, are very
valuable to the feveral proprietors from Wolferton-
Point to Snettifliam. At Wolferton is a fmall har-
bour, or cover, for fmaller vefTcls, fuch as coal-fliips,
where they lie fafe and fecure, and from which a na-
vigation was formerly carried through the marfhes to
Snettifham, bv Derfingham and Ingoldiflhorpe : this,
if rcflored. as it might be with no great expcnce, could
not fail of being of great advantage to the neigh-
bouring country around ; and probably will take
place hereafter, when prejudices ceafe, and reafon
begins to operate. Thefe marfhes are lett from 25
to 35 (hillings per acre, to the inland farmers for their

After many poffeflbrs, too tedious to mention, and
of which the recital, as in other lordfhips, is totally
uninterefting, uncertain, and unentertaining, this ma-
nor devolved to fir Richard de Walkefare, about the
year 1340.

Of this family was fir Thomas de Walkefare, who
fignalized himfelf at the battle of Poi&iers in France;
and in the gift of Edward III. had from that king
a fafe conduct for his prifoner, fir Triflram de Mu-
galies, for Broinard, Gerrard de Brois, and Meger-
dos, the fcutiferi or efquires of the faid fir Triflram,
I and

* Parkin.


and for his three valets, to go on horfeback or on
foot to France, to procure his ranfom.

In the 49 ; d of the faid king, fir Thomas Felton,
knight of the Garter, poffeffed it; but in the 8th of
Richard II. fir John L'Eflrange, of Hunftanton, and
Elianor, his wife, who was daughter and co-heir of
fir Richard Walkefare, for 500 marks, fold their
right in this and Derfmgham manor, to the lady
Joan, relicl of fir Thomas Felton.

' From the Feltons it parted to the Curzons, arrd
continued in that family till the reign of queen Eli-

About the year 1600, John Cremer, gent, was lord

and patron, and by Anne his wife, daughter of

Tafh, had John Cremer of Ingoldiflhorpe, who mar-
ried Margaret, daughter of William Boyton, of Flit-
cham in Norfolk, efq. Francis Cremer was his fon
and heir, who by Margaret his wife, daughter of John
Pell, of Derfmgham, gent, had Francis, a fon, aged
10 years, and a fon Charles, in the year 1664: the
arms of the family were argent, three wolves heads
erafed, fable, on a chief, gules, as many cinquefoils ;
creft, a ram's head erafed.

Sir John Cremer, of Ingoldiflhorpe, was high file-
riff of Norfolk in 1 660.

Robert Cremer, gent, fold this manor about 1 730,
(and afterwards entered into holy orders) to Theo-
dore Hofte, efq. brother to major Hofle, of Sand-
ringham, to whom he devifed it, and Theodore
Hofte, efq. fecond fon of the faid major, fucceeded
him as his male heir. Dixon Hofte, efq. cldeft fon
of the laft mentioned Theodore, is the prefent lord.


S M I T H D O N. 67

Th's lordfhip foon after the furvcy came into the
hands of the earl Warren, and was held by the an-
cient family of Ingaldeflhorp, who took their names
from this town.

In the gth year of king John., a remarkable in-
ftance, relating to a murder of a perfon, offering it-
felf, wherein one of the family of the Ingaldefthorps
being concerned, we cannot omit mentioning it in
this place :

John Chamberlain (Camerarius) then fued Her-
bert de Patefle, for the murder of Drugo Chamber-
lain, his brother, and by the king's licenfe, the crime
and punifhment was thus compromised and agreed


Herbert was to travel to Jerufalem, there to fervc
God, for the foul of Drugo, who was flain, the fpace
of feven years, including the time of his going and
returning, and if he returned into England before
that time, he was to be punifhed as a convicl; ; and
Thomas de Ingaldefthorp (whom we prefume was an.
acceuary) was to find a monk of Norwich, Caftle-
acre or Binham, or a canon of Thetford, Cokesford
or Walfingham, to pray for the foul of the faid Dru-
go, and alfo to pay to his parents the lum of forty

Sir Thomas de Ingaldefthorp was lord in 1272,
and fir John de Ingaldeflhorp, fori and heir of fir
William, in the ;th of Richard 11.*

The church is dedicated to St. Michael, has a
nave, a north and ibuth ifle, and a chancel covered
with lead, and at the weft end a fquare tower with
three bells, and direclly before the fouth porch, at
about 1 5 feet diftance, Hands a ftone crofs.t

Parkin. f Ibid.


The prefent reel or is the reverend and learned
Thomas Weatherhead, vicar of Heacham, who was
prefented in 1745, by Robert Lawfon, efq.

The patronage was fold a few years fince to a gen-
tleman at Norwich.

There are many graveflones in this church and
chancel, infcribed to the memory of the family of
Cramer ; alfo one to John Davy, efq. of this town,
who in 1745 built the houfe upon the hill, now call-
ed Mount Amelia. This houfe is pleafandy fituatcd,
commanding a view of the channel leading to Lynn,
on which all fhips and verTels paffing to and
from that port are eafily diftingmfhed from every
window. The hills of Snettifham on the right, and
Sandringham on the left, with the country which
rifes in a gradual afcent behind the houfe, form a
beautiful femi-circle ; the hills are crowned by the
lodge at Snettifham on the one fide, and the lodge at
Sandringham on the other, both fea-marks, and feen
at a great diftance at fea and within the inland
country, and to the north-weft the high tower of
Bofton church in Lincolnfhire, acrofs the channel,
bounds the profpecl. This houfe Hands, as it were,
at the head of a large and fpacious bay, with the lea
in front, at the difiance of about three miles, and
which viewed from the fea, has much the appearance
of what the French call a cul de lac, in all their
American illands.

This village, fo beautifully fituated, is remarkably
free from violent tempefts ; the hills on each fide
breaking the clouds, fo that little damage has been
at any time fuftained from lightening, the forked
rays of which are feen to dart into the ocean at a
very great diftance.




Ingoldifthorpe, being fo near the fea, is warmer
than the inland country, which is frequently covered
with fnow when there are no remains of it in this
village. In the year i 708 the rofemary trees, which
generally abide unhurt during the mod inclement
feafons, all periflied throughout the inland country
by the feverity of the air, while thofe at Ingoldif-
thorpe, and indeed along the whole coaft, were found
alive and flourifliing.

We wifh we could add that this coaft was as fafc
to mariners as it is warm to the inhabitants, but it
is extremely dangerous to that valuable order of men,
abounding in lands and (hallows. Thefe fands,
however, protecl it from foreign invafions* and in-
iult from our enemies on the continent : fuch is the
advantage of our hifulart fituation, and fuch the fe-.
curity of the northern coaft of thele kingdoms. The
inhabitants on this coaft ludicrouliy call the king of
Denmark their next-door neighbour, and his ancef-
tors knew their way into this country tolerably well;


* Remember, fir, my liegr ,
The kings your anccftors ; together with
The nat'ral bravery of your ifle, which (lands
As Neptune's park, riWvd and paled in
With o;iks ujjfc viable and roaring waters,
With fands that will not bear your enemy's boats,
But fuck them up to the topmaft.

Cstfar was carried

From off our coaft twice beaten, and liis (hipping,
Poor ignorant baubles, on our terrible feas,
Like egg-fliells mov'd upon their furges, crack'd

As eafily 'gainft our rocks.

Cymbeline, Aft III. Scene I.

f- In the world's volume
Our Britain fecms as of it, but not in it,
In a great pool, a fwan's neft.

Cymbeline, AS III. Scene IV;


at prefent they are not open to fuch vifhors, but pre-
fer to keep their neighbours at a diflance.

There have been (according to Parkin) Roman
coins found here. A fmall filver one of Nero ;
legend, NERO. C&. AVG. IMP. bare-headed;
reverfe, a civic crown, and PONT1F. MAX. TRIE,
P. V. P. P. EX. S.C.

Alfo one lefs than a filver fix-pence, an head with
an helmet, no- legend, the reverfe, one (but obfcure)
in a chariot, and four horfes in career ; under them,
ROMA, and one very fmall, antique and rude ;
an horfe in full fpeed, probably a Britiili coin.

The manor-houfe of Ingoldiflhorpe is the proper-
ty of Dixon Hofte, efq. Mount Amelia is in the
poffeffion of major Gardiner, who fcrved in the lafl
war in the Weft-Indies as captain of marines, and
commanded a company on board the Rippon man' of
war of 60 guns, captain Edward Jekyll, at the fieg?
of Martinico and Guadelupe. In 1773 major Gar-
diner was appointed to the command of a tr.oop of
dragoons, with the rank of major.

Ingoldifthorpe took its name, without doubt, from
the little river Ingol, which runs through it, and rifes
from the fprings at Shernbounne, falls into the carrs
at Ingoldiflhorpe, traveries the meadows at Snettif-
ham, forms the beautiful cafcade at Newbridge, a
delightful plantation of Mrs. Styleman's, and wind-
ing round the grotto there, loies itfelf amidft the
creaks in the marflies near the fea. This town gave
name to a family, of whom Hubert and Thomas
Ingolthorp, were high fheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk
the bth of Henry III. John Ingolthorp was fheriff
of Norfolk in the reign of Henry IV.


S M I T ti D O N. 71

The late captain Hofle, lord of the manor of In-

goldifthorpe, married Maria, grand-daughter of

Dixon, efq. of lilirigton, by whom he had three
Ions, the prefent Dixon Hofte, efq. of In goldifthorpe,
cornet William Hofte, of the horfe-guards blue, and
an elder fon, who died in his infancy, and is buried
in a vault at Iflington, built by his father. Mrs.
Hofte was a moft amiable woman, and efteemed by
all who knew her: pcrfe&ly jiyell bred; eafy and
chearful in her converfation, though of a weak con-
ftitution and very fluctuating ftate of health ; of an
open, generous heart ; fincere and fteady in her
friendiriips ; in her carriage uniformly pleating, and
in her drefs the fimplex munditijs of Horace, in-
expreffibly neat. She died in the year 1775, great-
ly lamented, and was buried, Deoember 23, near
her grandfather, in the church of Iflington in Marfh-
land. The following verfes were infcribed to her
memory by major Gardiner, of Mount Amelia at
In goldifthorpe, where flie had refided, in a very ill
flate of health, many years before her deceafe.

To the memory of
Long in affliction, long in ficknefs tried,
Calm and ferene the patient parent died:
In all the duties of domeftic life,
The tender mother, and the careful wife :
O early loft ! Let maufoleums boaft
A name more honor'd than the name of Hofte!

Peace to thy afhes, lady ! may thy grave
No ftorms affail, or hoarle refounding wave ;
But " angels fing a requiem to thy foul,"
Till lightnings fcorch and whirlwinds fliake the pole :
Till the laft trump, re-echoing thro' the ikies,
In awful fummons calls the dead to rife !
Then Heav'n fhall ope its everlafting door,
And pain and fonrow be thy lot no more.



RINGSTEAD MAGNA. This town till lately
contained two parifhes, Ringflead St. Peter's and
Ringftead St. Andrew's. They were confolidated
March 11, 1771, and one of the churches (St. Peter s)
is pulled down, and the other (St. Andrew's) repair-
ed with the materials, which is now an handfome

The town feems to take its name from Ring, the
name of a river in many counties ; thus Ringleton in
Kent, Ringflon in Lincolnshire, &:c. Ringfhall in
Suffolk, and Ringftcd, a town in Denmark of great

At the diflblution of the religious houfes, Henry
VIII. in his asjdyear, December 4, granted this lord-
fhip to fir Thomas L'Eflrange, and fir Hcmy L'E/trange
bait, died lord in i 760, and on a divifion of his ef-
tate, came to his fifter and co-heirefs, Armine, mar-
ried to Nicolas Styleman, efq. of Snettifham. Ni-
colas, their fon and heir, high fherifF of Norfolk in
the year 1776, is the prefent lord.

John, lord Strange, inherited this manor, from
whom it defcended to his pofterity, and fir Henry
L'Eflrange was the late lord of it.

The manors of Holkham's and Barry's, in Holm
by the fea, made part of this town, and are at pre-
fent in pofTeffion of the Rev. Mr. Cafe, of Milden-
hall, Suffolk.

BARDOLF'S Manor. After many proprietors from
the lord Bardolf, in the reign of Edward III. this
lordfhip came into the family of the L'Eflrange's in
Henry VIII.



Theodore Hofte, efq. of Ingolclifthorpe, purchafed
this manor about the year 17^0, and conveyed it to
Dixon Hofte, efq. his eldeft fon, the prefent lord.

Theodore Hofte, efq. was fecond fon of colonel
James Hofte, of Sandringham : he left three fons,
i. Major James Hofte, his eldeft fon; 2. Captain
Theodore Hofte ; 3. The Rev. William Hofte : the
major left two fons, who Hied in their infancy, and
one daughter, Sufan, the prefent Mrs. Henley of
Sandringham, relict of Henry Cornifh Henley, efq.
eldeft fon of Henry Holt Henley, efq. member for
Lyme-Regis in Dorietfhirc, and a near relation of the
late lord chancellor Henley, earl of Northington.
By the deceafe of the two fons of major Hofte, cap-
tain Hofte (for want of iffue male furviving of the
major) became entitled to a very confiderable eftate
in the parifhes of Ingoldifthorpe and Derungham :
the marflies in the latter are very valuable, and lett
at 25, 30, fome at 35 fhillings per acre. The fa-
mily of the Hoftes lie buried at Sandringham.

Theodore Hofte, efq. formerly a captain in the
royal regiment of horfe-guards blue, one of his ma-
jefty's jufticcs of the peace, and a deputy lieutenant
for the county of Norfolk, died onTuefday the 2$th
of April, 1778.

RINGSTEAD ST. ANDREW. Thefe two pariflies in
Ringftead Magna, as mentioned before, are now con-
folidated. The Rev. Mr. Armine Styleman, brother
to Nicolas Styleman, efq. of Snettifham, was pre-
fented to St. Peter in 1754, by fir Henry UEftrange,
bart. and to St. Andrew by lady L'Eftrange fince the
deceafe of fir Henry, and he is the prefent reclor of
both pariflies, in virtue of the confolidation, Mr.
Styleman has built a new parfonage houfe, and
K which


which is very pleafantly fituated, commanding a full
view of Ringftead field, an inviting profpecl.

On a grave-ftone, with a brafs plate, iu the chan-
cel :

" Hie jacet Ricardus Regill, A. M. Do6lor Jurif-
" perit. quondam reftor iftius eccles. qui te6tum if-
" tius cancelli totaliter fieri fecit, obt. 1482."

On a black marble grave-ftone :

" Tho. Fifh, A. M. Com. Ebor. ortus eccles.
" Anglic, prefbyter, et D. Margaretas Lenn Regis 21
" ami. curatus, et olim hujus parochial redlor, con-
" cionator valde admirabilis, ob morum probitatem
" et ingenij acumen Chriflianas fidei ornamentum et
" exemplar, animam ccelo reddidit, quicquid autem
" claudi potuit fub hoc marmore condend. reliquit,
" 1701."

RINGSTEAD PARVA, or Barret or Bofret-Ring-
flead. In the gth of Henry VII. John Barret, efq.
was lord of Ringflead Parva, and from him it is
probable derived the name of Barret-Ringftead, or as
it is now by corruption called Borret-Ringftead.

This lordfhip has been in the family of L'Eflrangc
fince April i'8, in the 361!! of Henry VIII.

There is only a farm-houfe now remaining, and
the church is totally in ruins.

Dr. Macgill, a Scotchman, fifhed out a right of
inflitution in the bifhop of Norwich to this re&ory,
and was preiented to it by the king in 1720, as lapfed
to the crown, no prefentation having taken place for
many years.


S M I T H D O N. 75

In 1751, the Rev. Charles Dix was inflituted by
the bifhop of Nonvich, and is the prefent reclor ; but
the right of prefentation is acknowledged, beyond
difpute, to be in fir Edward Aflley, bart. and Ni-
colas Styleman, efq. joint heirs of the family of

CHOSELEY, or Chofell, lies north of Docking, and
caft of Ringflead, and was formerly a little village,
held at the furvey by William de Scohies, lord of
Ringflead Parva, and of Bircham Magna, of which
townfhips it feems to have been then a part or mem-'
ber, and fo does not occur in the book of Doomfday.*

Chofeley lies north -eaft of Sedgeford about three
miles, fouth-wefl of Brancafter about the fame dif-
tance, and fomewhat better than a mile from Thorn-

BURTON LAZARS Manor. This manor was pur-
chafed by the earl of Orford, but the prefent lord is
Edmund Rolfe, efq. of Heacham.

The farm-houfe is beautifully fituated, and in a
remarkably fine country for fporting, particularly for
the prefenc reigning diverfion of courfing.

Ringflead field, near it, is, perhaps, the fined
ground for greyhounds in all Norfolk, being entirely
open and unincloled. The neighbouring gentlemen
generally courfe twice a week, and fometimes oftener,
on this delightful fpot during the leafon : they value
themfelvcs much on the breed of greyhounds, and
perhaps lome of the beft in England are bred at In-
goldillhorpe, Ringflead, and Hunflanton. To fhoot
a hare in Ringflead field, would be lofs of honour
irretrievable ; it would be deemed a profanation j and
K 2 the



the offenders, as in Germany, would be put under
the ban of the empire of Smithdon.

WILLY'S Manor. Upon this manor there only
remains a farm. It is pleafantly fituated in a fine
open fporling country, and is about two miles north
of Docking, and eaft of Ringftead. The church
of Chofeley has been dilapidated many years.

Edmund Rolfe, efq. is alfo lord of this manor.

SEDGEFORD, fo called, as Spclman fays, from
its fite on a reedy, or fedgy-ford : in Doomfday
book it is called Setesford, as fet on a ford, or a
river called the Set, or Snct ; it is aifo wrote Sech-
ford. Earl Gyrthe, one of king Harold's brothers,
was lord of it, who being flain at the battle of
Haftings, king William granted it to William de
Beaufoe his chancellor, w r ho was lord of it, and bi-
ftiop of Norwich, when the book aforefaid was
made, and held by him as a lay fee, and his proper

NORWICH PRIORY Manor. Thefe tenures thus
united, were held by his fuccelfor, 'till John de
Grey, (probably an anceftor of Thomas de Grey,

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