An Analysis of the Domesday Book of the County of Norfolk

An Analysis of the Domesday Book of the County of Norfolk

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...present church of Totenhill is in that part of the parish still called West Briggs. There were 13 churches in Clavering hundred, which now contains 20 parishes. Ellingham, Gillingham, and Stockton, were held for the King, by W'illiam de Noiers. Gillingham and Norton Subcourse were free-lands, that is, lands not subject to the jurisdiction of the lord claiming sac and soc. The Abbot of Bury had but half of one of the churches at Kirby Cane, and two parts of the other. W. de Scohies had also only the half of Thurlton. There were two churches at Wheatacre, with 60 acres of glebe in elemosina, and the 20 acres of glebe at Kirby Cane were also held by the Abbey of Bury in ele mosina, that is, in frank-almoigne, or in free-alms. This was when the donors reserved uo rents or services, but only prayers for themselves and their heirs. By this tenure, the ancient monasteries and religious houses held the larger part of their lands; and the high and exalted nature of the service which they rendered, discharged them from all secular burdens, except that of the trinoda necesdtas, or obligation of repairing bridges, building castles, and repelling invasions. 1 Hou.--This place occurs in Domesday Book, tom. ii. fol. 210: --" Heinsteda Hund. Terra Abbatis de Sc6 Eadmundo. In Hou, 1 lib. ho pertinens in broc guert. de. 1 car' trae qd. tenet berenger' &c. &c. Eccliae xv. ac' val. II. sol." Blomefield merely says a lordship in the town belonged to the Abbey of Bury, but makes no reference to the record. There can be little doubt of this being the place meant. 2 Thurketeliart.--This once considerable village is now entirely destroyed; Blomefield says it was near Aldby. 3 There were 14 churches in Depewade hundred, which now contains 21 parishes. At...show more

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