An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 8. Originally published by W Miller, London, 1808.
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So called from some ford over the river Eyn, which was (as is said) at Repeham It was in the Crown till King Richard I. on his return from the Holy Land, granted it to Sir Baldwin de Betun Earl of Albemarle, and Holderness, with the lordship of Folsham, (fn. 1) from whom it came to William Mareschall Earl of Pembroke; from the Marshals to Sir Robert de Morley and from the Morleys, to the Lovells, and Parkers, Lords Morley; Edward Parker Lord Morley sold it in 1582, to Sir Thomas Hunt.
In the 29th of Henry VI. I find the hundred court to be kept at Repeham, and there also on Wednesday, in Easter week, in the fourth year of Edward VI. when the village of Wichingham was presented for not keeping the bridge called Stockbridge in good repair as they ought to do.