An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 10. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1809.
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In the 15th of Edward I. John L'Estrange had the assise, weyf, &c. of his tenants, and Isabel L'Estrange, widow, in the 34th of that King, conveyed it to Ralph de Bagthorp, and Isabel his wife. Ralph was lord in the 9th of Edward II.
Thomas Gunton, who gave name to this lordship, was found to possess it in the 20th of Edward III. and in the 17th of Edward IV. John de Bokking, who married Cecilia, daughter and heir of William de Narburgh, died seized of it in her right, Richard Bokking, Esq. his son, held it of the honour of Mileham: his will is dated May 24, 1505, and proved November 17, following, appoints Margaret his wife, executrix. (fn. 1)
Thomas Pottere granted by fine to Robert Pottere, and Claricia his wife, in the 29th of Edward III. the fourth part of a fee, late Deneys, and soon after the said Robert, it was held by James Brice of Thrandeston and Isabel his wife, and of Edward le Blound and Elizabeth his wife, who were coheirs.
Hermerus de Ferrarijs had seized on the lands of a freeman, consisting of half a carucate of land, with one villain and a borderer, half a carucate, and 2 acres of meadow, &c. valued at 5s. per ann. but the soc was in the lord of Mileham, in the King. (fn. 2)
Robert de Kaam, and Joan his wife, John de Florence and Sibilla his wife, coheirs, released by fine to William de Wendling one acre of land, with the advowson; the said William gave it to Wendling abbey, to which it was appropriated, the church being dedicated to St. Peter.
In the 4th of Elizabeth, Arthur Fatter had a grant of the appropriated rectory, possessed by William Futter in the 35th of Elizabeth, and came soon after to Sir Edward Coke, and the Earl of Leicester lately died seized of it, and named the curate.