Was separated from Framlingham-Earl very early, when Roger
Bigot Earl of Norfolk gave to his beloved cousin Reiner Picot,
Knt. and his heirs male, for the acceptable services that he did him
in feats of arms, and other honourable deeds, to his great credit and
praise, with the King's special leave, all Framlingham-Picot, with the
advowson of the church there; also his whole manor, and services of
all the tenants belonging to it; and all liberties whatever, with a fald
for 500 sheep, going in Framlingham, Bramerton, Kirby, and Rockland; with view of frankpledge over all the tenants, free bull and free
boar; hunting, hawking, and fishing, as well in Framlingham, as in
all the Earl's adjacent manors; to hold them as freely as the Earl received them of the King, when he knighted him: and at the same
time, he constituted the said Reiner and his heirs male, marshal of
his household and castle of Framlingham in Suffolk, with all perquisites, customs, and profits, thereto belonging; with liberty to take
two bucks every summer, and one doe every winter, at what time
they please: witnesses to this deed were, Clerewald his son, and
Baldwin his brother; Robert and Will. de Saham, Will. Blomevile,
Roger de Poryngland, Will. de Kirby, and others; (the seal is the
same as in vol. ii. p. 113,) I find Will. Picot and Rob. Malherbe
lords soon after; and Rob. Picot, who held in Suffolk two fees of the
new feofment of Roger Bigod; in 1235, Ralf Picot was lord and
patron. In 1249, John Picot was fined for not having taken the honour
of knighthood; he was succeeded by Ralf Picot, who held one fee in
Suffolk of the old feoffment, of Nigel Bishop of Ely; in 1306, he and
Maud his wife presented to this church; and in 1312, settled the
manor on themselves, with remainder to George and William their
sons, and Emma and Christian their daughters; and then on Richolda,
wife of Nic. de Ingham. In 1317, Maud Picot had it, who remarried
to Nic. de Castello, or Castle, of Stanfield; for in 1333, they presented
Geo. Pycot her son; and in 1352, it seems they were both living; her
grandson, Ralf Picot, son (as I take it) of Will. Picot, succeeded;
and in 1361, his son Gregory Picot: in 1396, Barth. Picot, Esq.
lived here, as did his son Tho. Pygot, or Picot, Esq. in 1434, but was
removed to Stradsete in Suffolk in 1437; his son Thomas was lord
here and of Stradsete, and left them to John Picot, Esq. his son, who
married Joan daughter of Peter Bedingfield, Esq. and died in 1546,
leaving one daughter Alice, and one son and heir named John, then
one year old only; he was succeeded by Francis Pigot, Esq. who sold
it to Rob. Gawsell of Shotesham, Esq. and afterwards Francis Lane
sold it to Jane daughter of Anthony Sparrow, late Bishop of Norwich,
who married Richard Webster, clerk, and they sold it to Sam. Nedham,
rector of Dicleburgh in Norfolk; it was afterwards purchased by the
John Pell, Esq. alderman of Norwich, who is the present lord and
1244, Tho. le Bygod.
1306, Ric. Pykot. Ralf Pykot of Framelingham and Maud his
wife. He resigned in
1317, to John de Pounches. Maud de Pykot. He changed for
Fornham St. Martin in
1318, with Tho. de Stockton.
1321, Ralf de Barsham.
1333, George Pycot. Nic. de Castello or Castle, of Stanefield, and Maud his wife, who in 1338, presented
Gregory Pycot; and in
1339, Rob. son of Adam de Morley, who resigned the same year,
and they gave it to
John Tassel, on whose resignation in 1348, in exchange for
Cavenham, they presented
John son of Ralf Mall, and in
1349, John son of Richard de Hemplond, and in
1352, John Akwra, or Aquora, whose will was proved in 1361,
when Gregory Picot presented
John de Bresele. In 1396, Barth. Picot of Framlingham,
Esq. gave it to
John Malpas, who was buried here in 1404, and in
1405, Jeff. son of Rob. Cock of Howton; and in
1407, John Fyke had it of the same patrons gift, who in 1416,
Simon Aleyn, who exchanged it in 1428, for Stanninghall,
with Stephen Paly. In
1431, Simon Dykon of Biteryng, and
John Barnard, gave it to
Tho. Harleston, who resigned in
1434, and Tho. Pigot, or Picot, Esq. gave it to
Nic. Trowth, on whose resignation in
1437, Rob. Ker had it, by the gift of Tho. Pigot of Stradsete, Esq.
who in 1443, presented
Peter Cantele, and in
1448, Ralf Reynor (who was deprived) had it of the donation of
John Rawlee, &c.
1453, Rob. Bennet. Thomas Pycot of Framlingham; in 1462,
he gave it to
Tho. Eytop, who was deprived in
1464, and Tho. Picot of Stradsete, gave it to brother
John Winter; and in
1504, John Sheriff had it by lapse, and the next year it was really
united to Framlingham-Earl, and so continued till 1661, (fn. 1) as you may
see at p. 433, to which I refer you.
1661, Christopher Athow was presented by Rob. Gawsell of
Shotesham, Esq. and held it with Framlingham-Earl by personal
union; at his death in 1669, the said patron gave it to
Samuel Snowden, at whose resignation in 1673, he presented
Samuel Hancock, who held it by union with the other Framlingham. In
1698, Tho. Cooper, clerk, was presented by Samuel Needham,
rector of Dickleburgh, and Peter Parham, M. D.
Mr Richard French, the present rector, holds it united to
the consolidated rectory of Burgh cum Apeton, with the mediety of
At the time of making Norwich Domesday, the heir of Sir William
Picot was lord and patron; the rector had a house and 30 acres, now
no house, but 25 acres two roods of glebe: it was valued at 8 marks,
and pays 1s. 6d. synodals, 6s. 8d. procurations, 10d. Peter-pence, and
5d. carvage; and the whole town (which is left out of Saxton's map)
paid 50s. to each tenth.
3l. 6s. 8d. Framlingham Picot Rectoria. 37l. Sworn clear yearly
So that it is discharged of first-fraits and tenths, and is capable of
The church is very small, and never had a steeple, but a bell
hanging on the outside, in an arch at the west end. The nave is
only eleven yards long and seven broad; the chancel six yards square;
both, as the south porch, are tiled: this is also dedicated to St.
Andrew. In the nave on the south side, is a low altar-tomb, but no
inscription; on a brass plate is this,
Alle Men that do my Sepulture behold t see,
On me John Buntyng shew your Charite.
Buried Aug. I. M. ccccco.
In the porch, Edward Watson, an humble admirer of free-grace,
1722, 68. Amy his wife, 1725, 70.
Strict is the way to heaven, and strait the Gate,
Few enter in, because they strive too late,
Be therefore ready now, as you would dye,
Our Works are Seeds, sown for eternity.
In 1501, Stephen Stamford was buried between the font and the