The Earl Warren had one socman here, and in Stabrigge (Stiberd,)
who held 30 acres of land, and a carucate, and one acre of meadow,
with the moiety of a church, endowed with 3 acres, valued at 5s. and
4d. and seems to be held of him by Peter de Valoins, his name being
set over the words, as below.
In Ryburgh also, Peter held under the said Earl 8 socmen, who held
one carucate of land, and there were one villain, and 6 bordarers, with
2 carucates, paunage for 20 swine, 2 acres of meadow, a mill, valued
at 20s. and was of the fee of Frederic, before it came to the Earl. (fn. 1)
This seems to be held by the ancient family of De Paveli; Sir Philip
de Paveli, of Riburgh Parva was witness to a deed, sans date; but in
the reign of Richard I. Sir Ralph de Paveli was his son, who gave
lands to Castleacre priory, witnessed by Prudence his wife: of the said
family was Roger de Paveli, who had a lordship in Hillington, and
was a benefactor to the said priory, and to the abbey of Derham, in
the reign of King John. In the 12th of Henry III. Philip de Paveli
granted, by fine, to Ralph, his son, 80 acres of land, with a mill, who
regranted it to Philip for life, and Philip covenants, that he would
not mortgage, alien, &c. or commit any waste in the woods, carrs,
&c. belonging to the land.
Richard, prior of Binham, and the convent, granted to this Ralph,
and his heirs, the liberty of building a chapel in this house, in the
parish of Pyburgh Parva, saving all right belonging to their church;
and that the chaplain should admit none of the parishioners to any
sacrament, and shall swear to be true to the mother church; and if
any chaplain should with-hold any profit, then the prior to suspend
him till a restoration. (fn. 2)
John de Paveli was son of Sir Palph, had free warren here, and in
Stiberd, in the 3d of Edward I. and witness to a deed in the 6th of
Edward I. He is said to hold here two parts of a fee of the heirs of
Comyn, and of the barony of Valoines, of which the prior of St. Faith
held the fourth part.
In the 31st of Edward I. John, son of Palph de Pavely, of Riburgh
Parva, granted, by fine, to William, son of John de Paveli, 45 messuages, 2 mills, 362 acres of land, and an half, 12 acres of meadow,
one of moor, one of wood, 8l. 0s. 3d. ob. rent, in this town, Stiberd,
Testerton, Geyst, Gately, Pudding-Norton, Weston, Diddington, and
Northwold, and William regranted them to John for life.
Robert de Paveley held here the 3d part of a fee of John de Norwich, and he of the King, which John de Pavely formerly held of the
Earl Warren's fee; and John de Pavely was found at the same time
to have a third part of a fee of the said tenures, and John de Rattlesden also held 2 parts of a fee of the heirs of Comyn, of the barony of
Valoins, which Simon de Rattlesden formerly held, and of which the
prior of St. Faith's held the 4th part, Ao. 20th Edward III.
In the 46th of Edward III. Elizabeth, wife of Richard Talbot, ancestor of the Earls of Salisbury, held in demean 8 fees, as appears
from the eschaet rolls in this town, Sculthorp, Stiberde, Snetesham,
North Barsham, Frenge Ingaldesthorpe, Dalling, &c. in capite; she
was daughter of John Comyn, of Badenagh, heir to Valence Earl of
Pembroke, and held them of the castle of Acre.
John de Paveley of Heynford, by his will, dated 12th of the calends
of May, 1379, bequeathed his body to be buried in the church of AllSaints, of this town, and was proved July 23d following; (fn. 3) and John
Pavely of this town, by his will, dated 1421, and proved the 15th of
March, 1522, was buried in the churchyard of the said church of AllSaints. Suit of court was paid to Sculthorp manor 17s. per ann. and
4 capons, about this time. (fn. 4)
Besides the family of Pavely, the family of Wood-Dalling held a
part of this manor of the Earl Warren, and had a right in the patronage
of the church, as will afterwards appear.
In the 4th of Henry VII. Roger Townesend, Esq. and Anne his
wife, held this lordship, 8 messuages, 4 tofts, 2055 acres of land here, in
Stiberd, Wood-Norton, Fulmodeston, Geyst, Bathele, Gunthorpe, Barmere, Barwick, Stanhowe, North-Creke, Docking, and Chiphow: in
this family it remains, the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Townsend
being the present lord.
Binham Priory Manor.
The Lord Valoins had a lordship also in this town, granted to him by
the Conqueror, out of which a freeman was ejected; Tyrus held it
of the said lord, consisting, in King Edward's time, of a carucate of
land, and 9 bordarers, 2 servi; there was also one carucate in demean,
and one belonging to the men, &c. 4 acres of meadow, a mill, &c.
valued at 40s. and was 3 furlongs long, 2 broad, and paid 12d. gelt. (fn. 5)
Tyrus, who was enfeoffed of this lordship under the Lord Valoines,
was ancestor of the family of Wood-Dalling, and is sometimes called
(as I take it) Turold de Daling.
Ralph, son of Turald, and Roger his son, gave the church of this
town, with that of Wood Dalling, with 40 acres of land here, 3 in
Butaichescroft, with the tenth, or tithe of the mills, to Binham priory. (fn. 6)
This was confirmed by Reginald de Warren, (brother to the Earl
Warren,) who was living in the reign of King Stephen: to Ralph's
deed are witnesses,—Reginald de Warren, and Alice his wife, William
de Merlei, cupbearer to the Earl of Arundel.
Reginald de Warren gave to the said priory 3 acres to build a house,
wherein to lay their tithe.
Roger, son of Ralph aforesaid, confirmed to them the church of
Riburgh Parva:—Witnesses, Lady Juga his wife, Roger, and Roger
his sons, William, son of Ralph, Peter his brother also he gave them
10s. rent here:—Witnesses, Pagan and Roger, parsons of the church,
Richard de Refham, Richard de Nugun, Geffrey, son of Gilbert of
In the 1st of King John, Thomas, prior of Binham, let to Ralph de
Dalling 40 acres of land here, paying 6s. rent per ann. and the said
Ralph, in the 4th of that King, released 10 acres of land belonging to
Peter Fitz-Ralph de Wood-Dalling gave to this priory, with the
assent of Thomas his son and heir, and Lefguena his wife, lands here,
called Fenwong and Mulnewong, and elsewhere, in the fields, &c.
Witnesses, Wimer, the sheriff, William de Kerdeston, Alexander his
brother, William de Gunthorp, Reginald his brother, &c. and Lefguena, by another deed, confirmed it. Witnesses, Almer, the sheriff, &c.
Sir Philip de Pavylli confirmed to them the church of Ryburgh.
Parva: which he had impleaded them for, in the King's court, and
levied a fine thereof, in the reign of Richard I.
Geffrey, prior of Binham, granted the church to Reginald and Philip, sons of Alan, the priest of Riburgh Parva, with the tithes.
Roger, son of Andrew of Ryburgh Parva, gave all the land he held
in this town of Sir Ralph de Dalling, and the lands held of Agnes,
mother of the said Ralph, with the lands held of Ralph, son of Geffrey,
of East-Barsham, &c.
The son of Peter Fitz-Ralph gave them lands here.
The prior demised to Richard the chaplain, for life, so long as he
should keep the secular habit, 3s. per ann. all the small tithes of the
demeans, formerly Ralph de Monpinzun's, and of his men in this town.
Henry, son of Ralph Sculting of East-Barsham, gave them 12d.
rent here: Witnesses, Sir Gyles de Munpinzun. John his son, Sir
Ralph de Pavely, John his son, James de Riburgh, &c.
The temporalities of the priory, in this town, were valued at 37s.
and in Ryburgh Magna, at 36s. and 8d. in 1428.
At the Dissolution, it came to the Pastons of —, and after to
the Bacons; and Sir Edmund died seized of it.
St. Faith's, or Horsham-Priory Manor.
In the 6th of Edward I. the prior held the fourth part of two parts of
a fee of the barony of Valoines, probably granted by the Lord Robert
Fitz-Walter, about the reign of King John, having married Gunnora,
daughter and heir of Robert Lord Valoines.
Their temporalities, valued, in 1428, at 47s. per ann.
At the Dissolution. it was granted December 3, Ao. 35th Henry VIII
to Robert and Giles To ensend, Esqs. on the payment of 29s and 3d.
ob. per ann.; they were younger sons of Sir Roger Townsend, who
soon after had bcense to alienate it to Sir Roger, their brother; and
Sir John Townsend was found to die possessed of it, in the 1st of King
James I. in which family it remains, the Right Honourable Lord
Viscount Townsend being lord.
Wood Hall Manor.
Of this some account has been mentioned; it was in the priory of
Waisingham, and extended into Great Ryburgh, if not a part of that
In the 3d of Henry IV. the prior held here 2 parts of a fee, and
was part of the Lord Valoine's.—At the Dissolution, it was granted to
Sir William Butts, M. D. from whose family it came to the Bacons.
The temporalities of Castleacre priory were, in 1428, (fn. 7) valued at
10s. 6d. per ann. Ralph de Pavili gave 3s. rent, to whose died Prudence his wife was a witness. The temporalities of the abbey of Creke
5s. 8d. ob. q.
The tenths were 2l. 15s.—Lete fee to the lord of the hundred 12d.
The Church is dedicated to All-Saints, and was a rectory appro
priated to the priory of Binham, its old valor being 13 marks, and had
a manse, with 5 acres; the vicarage valued at 4 marks. Peter-pence
11d.—Present valor 7l. 14s. 4d and called a rectory.
The rectory was granted by King Henry VIII. in his 33d year, to
Sir Thomas Paston, Knt. with the patronage of the vicarage.
William Turbe Bishop of Norwich granted this church, with all its
appertenances, to Alan, clerk, on the presentation of Ralph, son of
Turold de Dallyng, lord of the manor.
Alan de Riburgh, instituted vicar 1307. presented by the prior and
convent of Bynham.
1308, Hervey de Rudham. Ditto.
1314, Simon Lents. Ditto.
1349, Robert le Warner. Ditto.
1351, Henry Smith. Ditto.
1351, Ralph Gode. Ditto.
1361, Henry Roman. Ditto.
1366, William Speke, or Peche. Ditto.
1372, Simon Nyde. Ditto.
1380, John Rothwell, by the Bishop, a lapse.
1384, Hugh Fysche, by the prior, &c.
1397, John Tyd. Ditto.
1412, Robert Storm. Ditto.
1423, George Smith. Ditto.
1431, Roger Hill, by the prior, &c.
1434, William Hillys. Ditto.
1461, Roger Cook. Ditto.
1485 William Bauke. Ditto.
1493, Robert Janson. Ditto.
1502, Geffrey Howes. Ditto.
1516, Robert Grey. Ditto.
1519, Robert Sylvestre. Ditto.
1521, Henry Davyes. Ditto.
1524, Robert Newman, Ditto.
1532, Godfrey Cosigne. Ditto.
1554, Thomas Brewer, by Edward Fitz-Garret, Esq. and Agnes
Paston his wife.
1561, John Heath. Ditto.
1607, Edward Moor, by Edward Paston, Esq.
1621, Leonard Helaghe, by Thomas Paston, Esq.
1728, Edward Turner, by Sir Edmund Bacon, Bart.
1740, Metyer Reynolds. Ditto.
1758, Edward Smallwell, by Mrs. Mary Bacon.
1760, Charles Mordaunt. Ditto.