An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 7. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1807.
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In the 22d of Henry VIII. Sir Henry Sacheverell, Knt. conveyed by fine, to Sir John Heydon, &c. the manor of Donnellys, or Davellis, with 4 messuages, and lands in this town, Burnham Norton, Westgate, Ulp, &c.
Francis Cobbe had a præcipe, in the 7th of Elizabeth, to render to Jeff. Cobbe, the manor of Donnel; and by an inquisition taken at Fakenham, October 8th, in the 24th of the said reign, Francis Cobb, Gent. of Burnham Norton, was found to die seized of the manor of Donnells, or Danyels, held of the lordship of Burnham Thorp, in free soccage; of divers lands in Burnham Norton, Westgate, Depedale, &c. held of the manor of Polstede-hall, in free soccage; the lordship of Burton Lazars, in Burnham Sutton, &c. held in soccage; lands and tenements, Westhill's, &c. late Henry Warner's, Esq. held of the King in capite, by the 100th part of a fee.
The priory of Walsingham had a lordship here, Crab-hall, which was granted on the 30th of July, in the 9th of Elizabeth, to Sir Thomas Heneage, and Ann his wife, in consideration of the manor of Legborne, with the rectory, and the site of the priory of Legborne, conveyed by them to the Queen; the fee farm rent of it was in Sir Charles Cornwallis, in 1603.
The abbot of Ramsey was patron: the rector had a manse, in the time of Edward I. with 7 acres, valued with the portion of the prior of Walsingham, in the said church, at 10 marks; the abbot of Ramsey had also a portion, valued at one mark, and the prior of Castleacre, one, valued at 20s. and the rector paid both the pensions. The prior of Wymondham had also a portion of tithe from the demean, valued at 6s. 8d. and the abbot of Ramsey received yearly of the rector, by the name of a pension, 20s. Peter-pence 10d.
Simon Bishop of Norwich confirmed in 1265, to the prior of Castleacre, two parts of the tithes of the demeans, of Philip de Burnham, William de Grancourt, John Fitz Ralph, Hugh de Polstede, and Wil liam de Gymingham.