Takes its name from Ho, an hill; and Ing, a meadow. The
principal manor, was at the survey in the abbot of St. Bennet, with
two carucates of land, and Edric held it of the abbot in the Confessor's
time, who on granting to Edric a moiety of his lordship: Edric
granted the abbot a moiety belonging to his own fee, and then held
the whole of the abbot on certain services; 13 borderers belonged to
it, 2 carucates in demean, and 3 among the tenants, with 25 acres of
meadow, &c. a mill, 2 runci, 4 cows, &c. 40 sheep, 30 goats, and 3
socmen had 41 acres, 2 carucates, and 5 acres of meadow, valued in
the whole at 40s. was one leuca long, and 10 furlongs broad, and paid
10d. gelt; Robert Malet, and Robert de Glanville held it at the survey of the abbot. (fn. 1)
William de Glanvile, probably, son of Robert, on his founding the
priory of Bromholm, gave two parts of the tithes of Honing, and two
parts of the tithes of a mill here, to that priory, which Bartholomew
his son, who held 3 parts of a fee in this town, confirmed to them;
witnesses, Richard, the priest, Baldwin, dean of Caresfield, Jordan de
Sackevill, Henry de Glanvile, &c. (fn. 2)
Jeff. de Glanvile dying sans issue, his right herein came to his 5 sisters and coheirs; Alianore, the eldest, married Baldwin, a Norman,
his part was seized on by King Henry III. and after granted to Richard Earl of Cornwall, as in Bacton. (fn. 3)
In the Register of Bromholm priory is an entry of a deed of agreement, about the 14th of Edward I. between Edmund Earl of Cornwall,
and John de Hanynggs and Sybill his wife, whereby the Earl releases
all his right of the lands of the said John, that they shall not be
amerced at his court lete at Bacton, for breach of assise, &c. and Sir
Roger de Guntone acknowledged that he had received from the abbot
of St. Bennet, the custody of two parts of the lands and rents, which
were assigned by John de Grey, and Isabel Bovill, to the abbot, on
the custody of two of the heirs of Geff. de Glanvile.
John de Gymingham, and Thomas Peche had an interest herein,
about the 16th of Edward I. which Thomas, was grandson of Almaric
Peche, who married Elizabeth, fourth sister and coheir of Geff. de
Margaret, late wife of John de Gymingham, and her tenants held
in the 20th of Edward III. the lordship, late John de Gymingham's,
and Thomas Peche's by one fee in this town, Witton, &c. of the abbot.
Roger Bois held it in the 3d of Henry IV. (fn. 4) with Margaret his wife,
then settled on him by John Bois; and Sir Roger Boys died possessed of it, as by his will dated February 22, 1421, and proved in
June 1422, (fn. 5) desires to be buried within the door (as you enter the
choir) of the priory of Ingham.
Thomas Boys, Esq. his eldest son, succeeded, and died lord; by his
will dated January 17, 1432, he gives to Isabel his wife, part of his
goods, and to his mother, the lady Sybill, all his silver, and furniture
of his chapel in Norfolk, &c. his horse, called Powys, and to his brother Robert, his other horse, called Couser, with a bason and ewer of
silver, after his mother's death; to John Heydon, chaplain, a cup, his
executors to find a chaplain to celebrate his anniversary, and was buried in the church of the Gray-Friars at Norwich, Robert Boys, Esq.
his brother, was lord in 1493, and then settled on Isabell, late wife of
his brother Thomas, and then the wife of William Ive, lands here; she
was the daughter of William Warner.
Robert dying in the 27th of Henry VI. it came to his daughter and
heir Catherine, who brought it by marriage to Sir Edmund Jenney of
Knateshall in Suffolk, who left it at his death in the 15th of Henry
VIII. to his grandson Francis, son of William, who died before his
father Sir Edmund, in the 10th of the said King, then a minor, and
held of the abbot; also lord of Hale, in Norfolk; Knatshall, Thebarton, Brayham, Lowdham, and Rustengs in Middleton, Suffolk.
The Jenneys, quartered the arms of Buckle, sable, a chevron between
three round buckles, argent;—Leyston, vert, three dexter hands, her
per thereon, three hawks, or and sable, a cross or, between four wolves
heads couped, or, Gerrard;—Barry of eight, azure, and argent, a
griffin, segriant over all, sable, Cause. Also Boys, argent, two bars
and a canton, gules, over all a bend, sable;—ermin, two chevrons, sable, Illey;—gules, a lis and label, or, Plumstede;—argent, in bend,
between two bendlets, three buckles, lozengy, sable, Gymingham, with
those of Wichingham and Fastolf.
This came to the Le Gross; Thomas Gross, Esq. was lord in the
25th of Elizabeth.
Sir Charles Le Gross in the 34th of King Charles I. See in Crostweyt.
Here was another lordship; which was granted to Ralph, brother
of Ilgar, of which a freeman was deprived, it contained one carucate
of land, who had 8 villains, one borderer, one carucate, in demean,
one among the tenants, with 9 acres of meadow, &c. one mill, 3
cows, &c. and 2 socmen had 15 acres of land, a carucate and 2 acres
of meadow, valued at 20s. (fn. 6)
St. Bennet's abbey had the soc, and this was held of Ralph, by
Thomas, abbot of Holm, (fn. 7) confirmed to Richard the priest of
Witton, 2 sheaves of the demean of the hall of Roger Vestile, (Veil)
which Richard Veile, and Roger his son gave to them.
Richard le Vile died seized of this in the 30th of Henry II.; he
married a daughter of Humpfrey de Betetourts, and left her endowed
in it, held, as it is said, of William de Edgefeld, valued at 7l. per ann.
and Richard his son held it in the 12th of Henry III. William, son
of Rosceline and Letia, or Letitia his wife, granted to John, son of
Robert, lands here, and in Stody, &c. to be held of them by two fees.
William Gerberge, Peter Brokesden, Nicholas Drake, &c. held half
a fee of Roger Fitz Roger, in the said reign; and John, son of John
de Veile died s. p. possessed of a lordship here, and in Witton, and
Fishley, leaving them to Reginald de Dunham, son of Beatrix de
Dunham his father's sister, Esch. Ao. 23, Edward I. held of the
manor of Horseford.
William Gerbridge, John de Gymingham were lords in the 9th of
Edward II. and in the 2d of Edward III. Edmund, son of Sir
William Gerberge and Catharine his wife, convey to John de Gymingham and Margaret his wife, Roger de Reymes and Alice his wife,
30 messuages, one mill, 100 acres of land, &c. and in the 20th of
that King, Robert de Gymingham and Margaret late wife of John de
Gymingham, Alice de Reymes, and William Drake, with their tenants
held half a fee, late John de Veiles of Robert de Benhale and Eve his
wife, which William Gerberge and parceners former held.
Soon after this it came to the Bois as above, and Roger Bois, in
the 3d of Henry IV. held the lordship late Gerbridges, and Drakes,
by half a fee of the heirs of Robert Ufford of the manor of Horseford.
Here was a yearly sum paid out of this lordship, to the almoner of
St. Bennet's abbey, to pray for Walter de Suffeld, Bishop of Norwich,
who appropriated this church, for Ed. Holkman, Esq. and for Sir
Miles Stapleton and Joan his wife.
Mary Coote, widow of Richard Coote, Esq. held this manor in the
11th of Henry VIII. and settled it then on her son Christopher, and
Elizabeth, daughter of John Wychingham, Esq. his intended wife,
and the said Christopher Coote of Blownorton, Esq. sold it in the 32d
of that King, to Ann Stede, widow, who in the 29th of April, in the
37th of that King, granted it to William Brampton, Gent. her son,
and the manor of Eccles, by the sea.
Thomas Brampton of Blownorton, Gent. in the 4th of Edward VI.
was lord; William his brother dying s. p.
Anne Stede his mother was daughter of William Brome, Esq. and
married, John Brampton of Blownorton, Esq. who was her second
husband; John Stede, Esq. her first husband dying s. p. she married
Robert Rookwood, Gent. to her third husband, Brampton sold it to
— Musset, and he to John Tant, and Thomas Husband, Esq.
purchased it of Tant, in the 28th of Elizabeth, there being a capital
messuage 72 acres of land, &c. belonging to it in Honing.
Christopher Husband, Gent. was found to die possessed of it
November 22, 1634, held of the manor of Hokering, and left by Sapa
his wife, Valentine his son and heir, aged 8 years, &c.
The tenths were 2l. 12s.—Deducted 1l.
The Church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, and was
appropriated to the priory of Bromholm, a grange belonged to it,
but no land, and was valued at 15 marks, the vicar had a manse with
12 acres, valued at 20s. in King Edward I. reign, Peter-pence 11d.
the prior was obliged to pay to the abbey of St. Bennet's, of Holm,
4l. 10s. per ann. for 2 parts of the tithe of the demeans of John de
Veyle in Honyng, and for tithes in Paston; this was vested in the
Bishop of Norwich, on the exchange of lands with him and Hen. VIII.
and still is in the see.
In the 1st of Edward I. John le Veile, and Lecia his wife, granted
to John, prior of Bromholm, by fine, his right in the advowson with
lands in Fenlingfeld and the service of Peter le Mareschal, and the
lands in Wytton.
The present valor of the vicarage is 4l. 13s. 4d. and is discharged.
In 1333, William Kenyng, instituted vicar presented by the prior
1348, Robert Geffrey. Ditto.
1372, Nicholas Smith.
Mich. a Ridlington, vicar.
1383, Sim. de Ramsey.
1395, Robert Langele.
1434, William Bowth.
1434, Henry Candeler.
1435, Richard Frankys.
Oliver Mendham, occurs rector in 1438.
1443, Richard Rant.
1448, John Schypmedowe, by the Bishop a lapse.
1459, William Heylesdon, by the prior, &c.
1485, Roger Splyt, by the Bishop, a lapse.
1492, John Hunton.
1504, Thomas Garforth.
1507, John Sporier.
1509, Thomas Chambers.
1519, Peter Proudlove.
1540, John Bowgh, by William Neve, assignee of the prior.
1554, Robert Tysedale, by the Queen.
1584, William Olyver. Ditto.
1586, Robert Bury, he returned 200 communicants.
1610, Thomas Cannam, by the Bishop of Ely, the impropriated
rectory being granted to that see on exchange of lands with the
1630, John Land, S.T.B. Ditto.
1643, Thomas Flake. Ditto.
1668, Peter Boardman. Ditto.
1694, Noah Vialas. Ditto.
1712, David Baldy. Ditto.
1730, Thomas Goddard. Ditto.
1732, William Williams. Ditto.
In the church on a grave-stone,
Orate p. a'ia Nich. Parker, Armig. qui obt. 19 Martij, 1496, and
the arms of Boys, Erpingham, Repps; also Boys and Gymingham.
At the east end of the churchyard was the chapel of the resurrection, in 1492.
In the 5th of Richard II. Sir John Plays, &c. aliened lands here to
the chantry of Raveningham; and in the the 13th of that King,
Robert Boys, &c. lands to the priory of Campes.
Matthew Stokes, fellow of Cajus college, is said to have granted
his lease of this rectory, to that college for the stipend of a fellow,
and 3 scholars.