Lambley in the book of doomsday is said to be of the Tayn-land, where Ulchet
had a manor before the conquest, which paid the tax for two car. and as many
bovats. The land was three car. (fn. 1) Alden held it of king William the first,
and there had one plow, or plow land, or carucat, twenty villains, three bordars,
having four plows or caucats, three sochm with one plow or car. on half a car. of
land, here were two mills 20s. and twenty acres of medow, pasture wood one leu.
long, four qu. broad. In the Confessours time, and in the Conquerours, this kept
the value of 60s. This Aldene was lord also of Crumwell, of which place the ancient
owners of this manor took their name, the first of which whom I have seen any thing
of, was Ralph de Crumwelle, son of Hugh de Crumwelle, who about 12 H. 2. (fn. 2)
held a knights fee of the Bishop of Lincolne of the old feoffment. Raph de Crumwell,
22 H. 2. (fn. 3) gave account of ten marks of the amercements of the forest. The inquisition taken before Ph. Mark, (sheriff of this county from about 12 Joh. to 8 H. 3)
(fn. 4) shows, that Raph de Crumwell held the town of Lamley in fee farm for 10l. per
annum of the honour of Tikehull.
Raph de Crumbwell, 5 H. 3. (fn. 5) was son of Raph, son of Raph, son of Hugh, son
of Aldene, they were all Raphs down-ward to the last, who was Raph Lord Crumwell of Tateshall, who was constituted Lord Treasurer, 11 H. 6. (fn. 6)
(fn. 7) They were sometimes called of Lamley, Hubert Fitz-Raph confirmed to Raph,
son of Raph de Lamly, for his homage and service, all the land which the uncle of
Raph, Thomas, son of Alueric, held of the said Hubert in Scartheclive in Derbish.
(fn. 8) The fourth Raph, I suppose, married Mazera, the daughter of Philip Marmion, by whom he had a daughter (and heir to her mother) called Joane, married to
Alexander de Frevile; but it seems by another wife, he had Raph de Crumwell, who
married Margaret one of the co-heirs and parceners of the inheritance of Nichola,
who had been the wife of Roger de Somery, as in the pipe roll of 16 E. 1. appeareth, (fn. 9) concerning the account of the manor of Olney, which Isabell countess of Arundell held in dower.
This Raph died about 27 E. 1. (fn. 10) and left Raph his son and heir seven years old,
who, 14 E. 3. (fn. 11) 12 Nov. was called Raph de Crumbwell the elder, and was then
founding a chantry in the parish church of the Holy Trinity at Lamley, to which he
gave one mess. and 100s. yearly rent in Lamley, having one hundred marks land and
rent in Lamley and Crumbewell remaining over and above.
Raph the younger, I take to be Raph de Crumbwell, who married Avicia, the
daughter of Roger Beler, by whom he had Raph Crumwelle, of Tatteshale, in right
of his wife, who was Matildis, daughter and heir of John, son of William Bernak,
and Alice his wife, (fn. 12) daughter and heir of Joane (wife of Robert) de Dryby, and
daughter of Robert de Tateshale, by whom he had Raph, the father of the lord treasurer Crumwell, before named, and divers other children, as in the descent in Crumwell may be perceived.
Raph Lord Crumwell, who married Margaret co-heir of the lord Deincourt, had
no issue, so that his sister Matildis, whom he married to sir Richard Stanhope about
12 H. 4. became his heir, (fn. 13) she was his second wife, & by him had a son called Henry Stanhope, who died without issue, 31 H. 6. and two daughters, Joane wife to
Humfrey Bourghchier, who was therefore styled lord Crumwell, but had no issue
that I have found; and Maud, first married to Robert lord Willughby of Eresby, (fn. 14)
secondly, to Thomas Nevile; and thirdly, to sir Gervas Clifton; the said Maud their
mother died 33 H 6.
Gervas Cliston, knt. and Maud his wife, late wife of Robert de Willughby, 5 E. 4.
(fn. 15) granted to Anthony Wydevile, lord of Scales & of Newsells, the manors of Candlesby
Halem, Lomley, Snowdon, Boston, Bleseby, Gippesmere, Gourton, Drawfeild, Baseford, Quynton, Kasyn, Lucton, Belcheford, and Turford, with the rent of Deyncourt there, in the
counties of Linc. Nott. Derb. & Warw. also the manor of Tumby, except the great
wood called Tumby woods, or Tumby chase in the said county of Linc. which late were
Raph lord Crumwells, together with the advowsons of the churches, chapels, and
chantrys thereto belonging.
(fn. 16) By an inquisition taken, 20 January, 19 H: 6: concerning the manor of Hetherset in Norfolk, it appears, that this lady Willughby Maud died 30 Aug: 13 H: 7:
and that sir William Knyvet at the time of the said inquisition aged sixty years, who was
son of John, son of Elizabeth, daughter of Constantine Clifton, son of John and Elizabeth, daughter of Raph Crumwell, knight, (great grandfather of the said lady Willughby,) and William Fitz-William, esquire, then aged thirteen years and above,
who was son of John, son of William, son of William, son of John, son of John,
son of Maud, another daughter of the said Raph Crumwell, were found cousins and
heirs of the said Maud lady Willughby.
This manor, as in Arnall is said, was sir William Hastings, who died 1 E: 5: and
his wife Katherin had the profits till 20 Apr. 12 H: 7: and then Richard de Hastings
his younger son. A recovery was suffered, 21 H: 7: of the manors of Lamley and
Bleyseby, and the advowson of the church of Lamley, &c. (fn. 17) which Thomas Jakes, Richard Reynold of London, goldsmith, John Wotton, and John Parker, claimed against
Richard Hastings, esquire: Michael Purfrey, esq; and Nicholas Beaumont, 5 Eliz.
(fn. 18) claimed against Henry earl of Huntington the manor of Lamley, &c: Francis Willughby, esq; 17 Eliz: (fn. 19) claimed against Elizabeth Beamont, widow, the manors of Lamley and Bleyseby, &c: who called to warrant Henry earl-of Huntington:
This manor of Lamley fell amongst the co-heirs of sir Ftancis Willughby of Wollaton,
whereof Dorothy was married to Henry Hastings, second son of George earl of Huntington; and another of them to Montague Wood, whose daughter Mary Wilzey Wright
married and enjoyes part, most of it being divided now amongst several free-holders:
(fn. 20) Two sheaves of the demesne tythes, seemed to belong to the chappelry of Blyth,
which king John granted to Walter arch-bishop of Roan; but the inquisition taken at
Blyth, 16 E. 3. returned that Roger de Heselarton, whom Raph de Crumwell presented to be parson of the church of Lamley, took all the tythes, and paid a mark yearly to the church of Loudham in the name of the chapelry of Blyth, but whether for
those tythes or no, they knew not.
(fn. 21) The rectory of Lamley was 12l. when M. Hastings was patron. 'Tis now
10l. 16s. 3d. value in the kings books, and John Wood, esquire, patron, for a
sixth turne, according to the division made by the husbands of the six co-heirs of the
manor, woods, waste, and advowson whereof this belonged to, and was sold by Henry Hastings, and sir George his son: another is in George Willoughby of Cossale,
esquire; two, viz. the lord Spensers, and his own, are in Edward, grandson of Edward Willoughby of Booreplace in Kent; another, viz. Mr. Pargiters, in John Marter
of Normanton upon Sore, clerk; and the other in Wilsey Wright, viz: Mr: Mountague Woods of Lamley.
Which was enclosing when I visited it, is divided property. A Mr. Turner, in
the law, owns a considerable portion. Mr. Edge also is a proprietor of consequence.
This is a small village. The church also is small. It has a low tower with one
bell, and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
Patron in 1780 John Dodsley Flamstead, esq. Incumbent Revd. Richard Dodsley, Rec. King's book 10l. 16s. 3d. Yearly tenths 1l. 1s. 7d. ½ Archiepisc 4s.
Prox. 7s. 6d. Pens. Ann, sol. eccles. Lowdham, 13s. 4d. val. in mans. cum. gleb.
ibid. per ann. 1l. 6s. 8d. dec. &c. Elizabeth Anthill and John Balser p. h. v. 1719.
Sarah Wire, widow and others, p. h. v. 1761.