An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 7. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1807.
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Was an hamlet belonging to Tatersete. In the 9th of King John the prior of Castleacre was impleaded by William de Pynkeny for commoning here, and in Tatersete, who pleaded that the common was not the sole property of William, but that many free tenants commoned there; and, in the 14th of Edward I. it was found that William Attehow, (father of Richard,) died in his journey, (or pilgrimage,) to St. James, seized of a mill, 14 acres of land, 2s. and 10d. in Sengham and Tatersete, which they held of Thomas de Begevile, and Joan his wife, by knight's service. Maud Edebyne, of Tatersete, confirmed to John, in the hyrne of Tatersete, a messuage, with a croft in Tatersete, in a street called Sengham:—witness, James de Pynkeney, &c.
In this town were two churches. Ralph de Pincheneia confirmed the gift of his father to the priory of Castleacre by deed, sans date, the church of St. Andrew, as is before observed,—and was confirmed by Eborard Bishop of Norwich. (fn. 1)
Sir Maurice de Barsham gave to the said priory the advowson of the church of All-Saints, in the presence of Tyngrin, archdeacon of Norwich, (this was in or about 1171,) with a villain, Brunketel de Taterset, William de Bellomont, by deed, sans date, with Joan his wife, confirmed it: this Joan was daughter and heir of Sir Maurice, whose manor of East-Barsham extended into this town. Iwan de Dunton, and Alice his wife, released, by fine, to William de Bellomonte the 3d part of a fee here, and in Taterset, Ao. 6°. Henry III.
The Church of All-Saints was a rectory, in the patronage of the priory of Castleacre, in King Edward the First's reign; the rector had a manse, with 2 acres of land, valued at 13 marks and a half: the prior of Castleacre had a portion, valued at 15s. 2d.—Peter-pence, 20d.—Symon Bishop of Norwich, in 1265, confirmed to Castleacre priory an annual pension of half a mark of this church, of the tithes of the demeans, late William de Bellomont's.
The Church of Taterset, St. Andrew, was a rectory in the patronage of the prior and convent of Castleacre, in King Edward the First's time; the rector had a manse, and 12 acres of land, valued at 11 marks and an half, the prior of Castleacre, a portion of 20s. per ann.