An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 8. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1808.
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This town was also part of the manor of Stockton, and of Gillingham, and so not mentioned in the book of Domesday, and coming to the Crown at the conquest, so remained, till granted to Hugh Bigot Earl of Norfolk, by King Stephen; (fn. 1) from the Bigots, it came to Brotherton Earl of Norfolk, &c. so to the Mowbrays and Howards Dukes of Norfolk; and after that in the Crown.
In the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Edward Everard is said to hold the manor of Wyndale of the Crown, as of her lordship of Stockton.
The church of Wyndale is dedicated to St. Andrew; was a rectory in the reign of Edward I. in the patronage of Roger Bigot Earl of Norfolk; and the rector had a manse with 10 acres; valued at 40s. Peter-pence 18d. Carvage 3d.
In 1318, Thomas Pateman was instituted, presented by Thomas Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk.
1349, John Aldham, by Sir Edward de Montacute.
1392, Thomas Chalke, by Margaret Countess of Norfolk.
1404, Thomas de Burton, by Thomas Mowbray, Earl-Marshal, and of Nottingham.
In 1440, July 20, on the petition of the Duke of Norfolk, the patron, it was united to the church of Gillingham, All-Saints.
In the 17th of Charles I. this rectory with that of Winston, was held by Nicholas Bacon, Esq. of Simon Smith, Esq. as of his manor of Stockton, which he farmed of the Crown. Sir Edmund Bacon, patron in 1742, and of Gillingham. See there, for the rectors, &c.