An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 7. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1807.
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BURNHAM ULP, ALL-SAINTS.
This town takes the additional name of Ulfe or Ulpe from its site, near the river, as Ulferton, or Wolferton, in Frebridge hundred, of which see there, and not from Ulfus, who was lord of a manor in Burnham Westgate, which lordship was in the King, at the survey, and afterwards in the Albins family, Earls of Arundel; but this was of a different fee and tenure; Hugh de Montfort had the grant of it, on the expulsion of Bond, a Saxon thane, and was a member, or part of Polstede-hall, and had the same lords; of whom I have treated at large in Burnham Westgate
Edmund de Kemseck and Petronella, his wife, granted to Emma, daughter of Robert le Moyne, a moiety of this church, or the patronage, in the 12th of Edward I.
Here is no steeple, a little bell hangs without the church, at the west end.
On a grave-stone, with a brass plate,
Orate p. aia. Robti. Haywarde, qui obiite xix Die mes. Februarii Anno Dni. Mo. cccclxxxxii cuj. &c.
The arms of Calthorp, in a south window.
In the church-yard are grave-stones in memory of
William Neve, Gent: who died Dec. 7, 1657.—Of Bridget Tayler, wife of Robert Tayler, Gent: daughter of William Neve, Gent: and Catherine his wife, she died March 9, 1659.
The manor of Reynham or Lexham, as in Burnham Westgate, extended here.
To this church of All-Saints belonged two medieties; the abbot of Wendling was patron of one mediety, the rector of which had a manse, with 30 acres of land; Hugh de Polstede was patron of the other, and the rector had also a manse, and 30 acres; each moiety was valued at 7 marks; the one was called Ralph's mediety, the other Thomas's. Peter-pence 6d.
Mr. Ralph de Oxford occurs rector of one mediety, and Thomas of the other, in 14th of Edward I.
In 1288, John occurs rector.
1311, Nicholas de Sutton, presented by the abbot of Wendling.
1313, Sym. de Stylton, by the Bishop, a lapse.
1313, Robert de Stradesete, by the abbot, &c.
1316, Peter de Coudray. Ditto.
1332, Robert Trot, by John, son of Sir Ralph de Hemenhale.
1339, Stephen de Rughton, by John de Hemenhale.
1340, John Attehinde. Ditto.
John Prentice occurs rector, 1327.
1346, Godman de Brunham, by the abbot, &c.
1358, Roger de Ryburghe. Ditto.
1361, William de Sharington. Ditto.
1372, — de Eccles.
1372, Robert de Bernwell. Ditto.
1382, Roger Ketering, by Katherine de Hemenhale.
John Atte Lound died rector of a mediety, before September, in this year, and wills to be buried in this church, before St. Catherine's altar.
1382, John Howes, by the abbot, &c.
1408, John Fenkele, by Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham.
1410, John Bakere. Ditto.
1411, John Haukere. Ditto.
1724, Thomas Grome, to All-Saints, Ulpe, Westgate, &c. T. Harris, Esq. patron.
1742, William Smith, to ditto, by Everilda Thornhill, spinster.
Here were the gilds of St. John Baptist, St. James, St. Cather. of the Resurrection, and St. Erasmus.