An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 11. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1810.
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Roger Bigot, ancestor to the Earls of Norfolk, had 21 acres of land, 4 of meadow, and half a carucate, of which a freeman was deprived, valued at 4s. and Stanart held this under Bigot. (fn. 1)
The abbot of St. Bennet held one carucate of land with 6 borderers, and 8 acres of meadow, one carucate in demean, and half a carucate among the tenants, 2 runci, 6 swine, and 10 socmen, 45 acres, 6 and a half of meadow, with 2 carucates, valued at 20s. but at the survey at 26s. and 8d. it was 5 furlongs long, and 4 broad, paid 9d. gelt, and several held lands here. (fn. 2)
The abbot's manor was also joined with his fee in Oby, and passed as is there observed, being granted on the exchange between King Henry VIII. and Bishop Rugg, to the see of Norwich, and so continues. The Bishop of Norwich's lordship in Askeby, extended into this village, and was united to that of the abbot's on his exchange, and is held by lease of the Bishop.