An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 9. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1808.
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This hundred was in the Crown in the time of King Edward, and on the conquest the Conqueror was lord of it. In the 43d of Henry III. it was valued at 12l. per ann. and in the 14th of Edward I. William de Gyselham is said to hold it for the King.
In the reign of King James I. it was granted to Sir Charles Cornwallis during life, and to Charles, eldest son of Sir William Cornwallis and Thomas, 2d son of Sir Charles, &c. and the longest liver of them, with all its rights, courts, letes, felons goods, &c. paying 7l. 7s. 4d. per ann.