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Ipswich and East Suffolk Record Office

Schedule of Fiske (Norton and Elmswell) deeds, deposited by Capt. A. Hamond, Mousehole House, Norwich, in the strongrooms of Ipswich Borough Library on the 19th May 1955.

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20 December 1 Henry V (1413)

Grant from Richard Freeman of Kingston upon Hull to John Warde of Elmswell and Alice his wife of a messuage and 7 acres of arable land in Norton, conditional upon payment of 4 shillings per annum to Richard for life;

Witnesses – William Warde of Elmswell, John de Bery of the same, Thomas de Hawe of Stanton.

At Kingston upon Hull

(Abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/36

Friday after Corpus Christi, 3 Henry V (31st May 1415)

Copy of Court Roll: admission of Robert atte Hill to 2 acres of land of mollond[mill-land] of the tenement Stertemyle in Elmswell, surrendered out of court by Stephen Maryot.

Accession number: 2720/1/1(4)

5th February 9 Henry V (1421/2)

Grant from Agnes, daughter of Thomas of Norton, sister and heir of Roger of Norton son and heir of Thomas, a widow, to Robert Harlyng, Knt., John fitz Rauff, Hugh Bockenham, John Berdewell and Robert Berdewell, Esquires, sons of William Berdewell, Knt., of all lands, rents and services in Norton, Tostock, Bildeston, and Bilney, Co. Norfolk, and the advowson of Tostock;

Witnesses – Nicholas Beman of Pakenham, Walter Mannyng of Norton, Thomas Wolleman of the same, Thomas Smyth of the same, Walter Bloys ‘Smyth’ of Hunston, Richard Herberd of Tostock, John Randolf of the same.

At Norton

(Broken seal on tag: a bird)

Accession number: 2720/1/14

8th February 9 Henry V (1421/2)

Quitclaim from Agnes to Robert, John, Hugh, John and Robert of lands as in 2720/1/14

At Norton

(Broken seal on tag: a bird).

Accession number: 2720/1/15

Easter Term 3 Henry VI (1425)

Final concord between Robert Harlyng, Knt., John fitz Rauff, Hugh Bokenham, John Berdewell and Robert Berdewell, Quer., and Agnes Norton of Norton, Def., of a messuage, a toft, 340 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 24 acres of pasture, 26 acres of wood and 40 shillings of rent in Tostock, Norton, Elmswell, Woolpit, Drinkeston, Bacton, Thruston (Troston) [Thurston?], Bradfield Monachorum, Rougham, Stowlangtoft, Hunston and the advowson of Tostock, for 300 marks.

Accession number: 2720/1/16

18th April 3 Henry VI (1425)

Grant from Robert Harlyng, Knt., John fitz Rauff, Hugh Bokenham, John Berdewell, Robert Berdewell, Esq., to Thomas Smyth of Norton, of 6 acres of arable land once of Roger of Norton in the field of Norton called Hawkerislond, a messuage and croft of 1 acre 1 rood in Brookstrete, and land in 4 pieces called Gastonys; in all 6 acres of land late held in villeinage, once of Roger of Norton in Norton;

Witnesses – Walter Mannyng, Thomas Wolleman, Robert Bret, William Spetilman, Richard Herberd.

At Norton

(Field names and abutments)

(Seal on tag; tag attached to tag of 2720/1/18)

Accession number: 2720/1/17

18th April 3 Henry VI (1425)

Grant from Thomas Smyth of Norton to Robert Berdewell, Esq., of 2 shillings and 8 pence annual rent from a messuage with 12 acres of land in Norton lately acquired from Robert, to be paid to Robert at his manor in Norton, late of Roger of Norton; seisin being given by lord;

Witnesses – Walter Mannyng, Thomas Walleman, Robert Bret, William Spetilman, Richard Herberd.

At Norton

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/18

16th October 30 Henry VI (1451)

Grant from Robert Berwell, son of William Berwelle, Knt., to Nicholas Irby, Parson of the church of Norton, and Robert Wolleman, Parson of the church of Tostock, lands, rents and services in Norton, Tostock, Bildeston and Bilney, Co. Norfolk, the advowson of Tostock which he lately had with Robert Harlyng, Knt., John fitz Rauf, Hugh Bokenham, and John Berwelle, his brother, now deceased, from Agnes, daughter of Thomas of Norton;

Witnesses – Robert Asshefeld, Esq., Thomas Drury, Esq., Roger Drury, Esq., John Bode, John Buntyger, Walter Bode of Tostock, Henry Munnyg’, John Jentylman, John Munnyg’ of Norton.

At Norton

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/19

Monday after Trinity, 32 Henry VI (17th June 1454)

Grant from William Abell of Elmswell to John Hyl, Robert Wethyr and John Hert of ‘Estwode’ of pieces of land, viz. one in Meddylwong, one of ½ acre at Wermundyswell, one of 1 acre, a piece at Wermundyswell, a piece at Hertyscroft and 1 rood of meadow at Redlysmeadowe in Elmswell;

Witnesses – William Hert, John Wethyr, John Elsogood, John Betts.

At Elmswell

(Abutments)

(Seal: ‘R’ on tag)

(Nos. 1 – 4, 7, 8, 18 found bundled).

Accession number: 2720/3/3

Thursday after Math. Ap. 1 Edward IV (24th September 1461)

Grant from Robert Robhood of Walsham, son and heir of John Robhood of Walsham, deceased, to John Sariaunt of Ashfield Magna, William Calye of the same, Robert Brette late of Hunterston [Hunston] and John Cooke of Ashfield Parva, of a messuage and 2 crofts adjoining of 8 acres of land, a piece of land and pasture of 2 acres of land called Barkeres, and a piece of arable land nearby of 1½ acres in Ashfield Magna, which his father had with Walter Gerard, Clerk, and Ed(ward) Tabour of Botolnyfeald hamlet of Redgrave, by charter of 16th November 21 Henry VI [1442];

Witnesses – Robert Martyn, John Clerke, William Beken, William Clerke and Thomas Wryght.

At Ashfield

(Abutments and field names)

(Cracked seal on tag; attached to 2720/1/43 – 47], no. 13 being endorsed in early 17th Century hands ‘Mr. Shouldham’s Writeinges’, ‘The House and the home ground’).

Accession number: 2720/1/42

Wednesday Dunstan ep. 2 Edward IV (19th May 1462)

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell: admission of Matilda, widow of John Hille, for life, remainder to William his son, to 2 acres of land of mollond of the tenement of Stertmelles in Elmswell surrendered by John on his death bed.

(Attached to 2720/1/1(1 – 8))

Accession number: 2720/1/1(2)

Thursday after George 15 Edward IV (27th April 1475)

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell: admission of William Hyll, Johanna his wife and John his son, to 2 acres 1 rood of native land, parcel of the tenement called Brumptons in 2 pieces in the fields of Elmswell called Rydelffeld, by surrender of John Elsogode.

Accession number: 2720/1/1(3)

29th March 19 Edward IV (1479)

Bargain and Sale from John Sariaunt, Amy his wife and Steven Brendewode to Steven Furmage, in consideration of 34 marks to be paid at the rate of 26 shillings and 8 pence per annum at Easter, of a messuage and 2 crofts lying together of 8½ and 2 pieces of land, one of 2 acres called Barkeres, and one of 1½ acres in the croft of Mawte Calye, to Steven at the Michelmas after the decease of Amy; Steven to pay 12 pence per annum to Amy for her life and fence the above; Amy not to ‘breke’ any land not now ‘broken’ or fell timber.

(3 seals missing from tags)

Accession number: 2720/1/46

30th March 19 Edward IV (1479)

Grant from John Sariaunt of Ashfield Magna, William Calye late of the same and Robert Brette of Hunterston [Hunston] to James Hobart, John Furmage, Clerk, Nicholas Furmage senior, Henry Furmage and William Pratyman, of a messuage and 2 crofts of 8 acres and a piece of 2 acres of land called Barkeres in Ashfield Magna, which they late had with John Cooke now deceased, to the use of Stephen Furmage; appointment of Simon Heyward as attorney for livery of seisin.

(Abutments and field names)

(2 seals, 1 missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/44

30th March 19 Edward IV (1479)

Grant from John Sariaunt of Ashfield Magna, William Calye of the same and Robert Brette of Hunterston [Hunston] to Stephen Furmage of Bacton and Thomas Lacy of Winston of a piece of land of 1½ acres which they late had with John Cooke, deceased.

(Abutments)

(1 seal, 2 missing from tags)

Accession number: 2720/1/45

2nd April 19 Edward IV (1479)

Bond from John Sariaunt of Ashfield Magna, Ann his wife, Stephen Brendewoode of Ashfield Parva, to Stephen Furmage of Bacton, in £20 to be paid at Easter next, for conveyance of their estate in and quitclaim by Ann to Furmage of lands as in 2720/1/42 before Christmas next.

(Fragment of seal on tongue)

Accession number: 2720/1/43

20th January 22 Edward IV (1482/3)

Grant from John Clopton, Esq., and Thomas Cornewaleys, Esq., to Edmund Berdewell, son of William Berdewell of West Harling, Esq., of the manor in Norton next Woolpit called Hardynges, once of Agnes of Norton, with the appurtenances in Norton and Stow lately acquired, with other land, with Thomas Thodynham, Knt., William Chambyrleyn, Knt., and others now deceased, from Nicholas Irby, Rector of the church of Norton, and Robert Wulman, Clerk, now deceased, to Edmund and the heirs of his body; remainder to the heirs of William Berdewell the elder; appointment of Thomas Vyllers as attorney for livery of seisin;

Witnesses – Edmund Cotton, John Cote, Henry Cage, Thomas Geantylman, Thomas Edwarde, William Munnyng.

At Norton

(2 seals on tags, 1 with rush-ring)

Accession number: 2720/1/20

20th January 22 Edward IV (1482/3)

Grant from John Clopton and John Cornewalys to Edmund Berdwell of the above manor, as in 2720/2/20;

Witnesses – John Cote, Gent., John Bakon, Yeoman, John Gebon, Robert Munnynge, Thomas Case.

At Norton

(2 seals on tags, 1 with rush-ring)

Accession number: 2720/1/21

20th March 1 Henry VII (1485/ 6)

Grant from Edmund Berdewell, Gent., son of William Berdewell late of West Harling, senior, Esq., now deceased, to Robert Hamely, Clerk, Martin Wattes, Parson of the church of Tostock, the manor in Norton next Woolpit called Hardynges, once of Agnes of Norton, and lands in Norton and Stowlangtoft lately acquired from John Clopton, Esq., and Thomas Cornewaleys, Esq.;

Witnesses – John Maunnyng, John Edward, Thomas Gentilman, Robert Munning, Stephen Brown.

At Norton

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/22

20th March 1 Henry VII (1485/6)

Letters of Attorney from Edmund Berdewell, Gent., to John Coote of Bury St. Edmunds, Gent., and Thomas Wryght for livery of seisin of the manor of Hardynges.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/23

20th April 1 Henry VII (1486)

Grant from Robert Hamelyn, Clerk, and Martin Wattes, Parson of the church of Tostock, to Edmund Berdewell, Gent., son of William Berdewell late of West Harling, senior, Gent., now defunct, and Margaret wife of Edmund, of the manor in Norton next Woolpit called Hardynges, and lands in Norton and Stowlangtoft late acquired from Edmund, to Edmund, his wife and the heirs of his body, remainder to the heirs of William;

Witnesses – John Coote, Gent., Thomas Rosell, John Maunninge, Thomas Gentilman, John Edward, Robert Munnyng, Stephen Brown.

At Norton

(2 seals on tags with rush-rings)

Accession number: 2720/1/24

5th March 3 Henry VII (1487/8)

Grant from Robert Hamelyn, Clerk, and Martin Wattes, Parson of the church of Tostock, to Robert Bardewell of Ixworth, Peter Bardewell, Clerk, and John Erle of Drinkeston, of the manor in Norton next Woolpit called Hardynges and lands in Norton and Stowlangtoft acquired from Edmund Bardewell, Gent., 20th March 1 Henry VII [1485/6], to the use of Edmund and the heirs male of his body;

Witnesses – Robert Hert, John Dun, Walter Cooche, Thomas Somerton.

At Norton

(2 seals on tags, 1 blind)

Accession number: 2720/1/25

25th September 8 Henry VII (1492)

Grant from William Bokyll of Elmswell and Robert Bocher of Ixworth to John Palmer of Elmswell and John Bewcher of Ixworth, of lands, rents and services which they had with Robert Palmer, now deceased, by grant of John Hart of Estwode (Eastwood, Essex?) Monday after All Saints 22nd Edward IV [1482/3];

Witnesses – John Herte of Estwode, William Hert, Henry Egle, John Bokyll, Robert Hert.

At Elmswell

(2 seals, 1 blind, on tags)

Accession number: 2720/1/28

4th December 8 Henry VII (1492)

Grant from John Palmere of Elmswell and John Bewcher of Ixworth to John Mersche of Hunston, Margaret his wife, John Sekylmere junior of Bramford and John Hawys junior of Norton, of lands as in 2720/3/3, and a seventh piece of land in the field called Rydlys, which they had by two separate charters of William Bokyll of Elmswell and Robert Bocher of Ixworth;

Witnesses – William Hyll, William Warde, William Herte junior, John Herte senior and Henry Egle.

At Elmswell

(Field names and abutments)

(2 seals, fragmentary, on tags)

Accession number: 2720/3/4

16th November 11 Henry VII (1495)

Quitclaim from John Palmere of Weeting, Co. Norfolk, to John Mersche of Elmswell, John Sekylmere of Bramford and John Hawys of Norton, of all actions.

(Seal missing from tongue)

Accession number: 2720/1/29

18th November 12 Henry VII (1496)

Grant from James Hoberd, John Furmage, Clerk, Nicholas Furmage of Stradboke senior, Henry Furmage senior and William Pratyman, to Nicholas Furmage of Stanton, John Furmage and Henry Furmage of Bury St. Edmunds, of property as in 2720/1/44, which they had 30th March 19 Edward IV [1479], to the use of Nicholas Furmage; appointment of John Gryffyn and Henry Kettyll as attorneys for livery of seisin;

Witnesses – William Smyth, John Becon, Thomas Wrygth, Richard Wytlock, Simon Hayward.

(Field names and abutments).

(4 seals, 1 blind, on tags, and 1 missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/47

(Early 16th Century, no date)

Note that John and William (Martyn) hold a rood of land at Le Churchmar’, between Le Churchmar’ on the east and Wormundiswell Furlond on the west, abutting on the land of William Gyn’ on the east and land once of Stephan of Pulham on the north.

Accession number: 2720/1/1(1)

Tuesday before Margaret the Virgin, 5 Henry VIII (19th July 1513)

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell with Woolpit: admission of Robert Fyske to 2 acres of land of mollond of the tenement Stertmell, surrendered by William Hell on his death bed, and to 2 acres 1 rood of native land of the tenement Bromptons in 3 pieces in Redlysfeld in Elmswell.

Accession number: 2720/1/1(5)

8th October 5 Henry VIII (1513)

Grant from John Mersshe of Elmswell, John Sekylmere of Bramford and John Hawys of Weston to John Palmer junior of Elmswell of land and pasture in Elmswell, a piece of Meddylwong, ½ acre, 1 acre at Wermundyswell, 1 acre, 3 roods at Wermundiswell, 1 acre at Hertiscroft, 2 acres in Rydlys, a close called Merleys and 1 rood of meadow at Redelysmedewe, which they had with Margaret, wife of John, now deceased, by two separate charters of John Palmere of Elmswell senior, John Bewcher of Ixworth, John Hedge of Bury St. Edmunds and Robert Herte of Elmswell.

At Elmswell

(Abutments)

(3 seals, blind, on tags)

Endorsed: Witnesses – Robert Smyth of Ashfeld, John Palmere, Richard Crowe.

Accession number: 2720/3/5

12th October 5 Henry VIII (1513)

Grant from John Palmer junior of Elmswell to John Mersshe of the same, Johanna his wife, William Mayhew of Drinkstone, Richard Crowe of Elmswell and Robert Sheep of the same, of the above 2720/3/5, being 8 pieces of land and one of meadow in Elmswell, to the use of John Mersshe and Johanna his wife.

At Elmswell

(Abutments and field names)

(Fragment of seal on tag)

Endorsed: Witnesses – as in 2720/3/5, Robert Smyth of Ashfeld, John Palmere, Richard Crowe.

Accession number: 2720/3/6

Tuesday Thomas the Apostle, 10 Henry VIII (21st December 1518)

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell: admission of Robert Fyske to 1½ acres of land in Ryddyls, surrendered out of court by John Mershe and Johanna his wife which they had 10 Henry VII [1495].

Accession number: 2720/1/1(6)

8th March 12 Henry VIII (1520/ 1)

Grant from John Marsshe, late of Elmswell, to Robert Fyske of Hunston, William Fyske of Laxfield, Gent., Robert Roo of Elmswell, of 8 pieces of land, viz. one at Medylwong, ½ an acre near Smaleweye, 1 acre at Wermundiswelle, 1 of 1 acre, 3 acres at Wermundiswell, 1 acre at Harstyscroft, 2 acres in the field called Rydlys, an enclosure called Merleys Pyghtell at Droveweye over Drovelane, and a piece of meadow of 1 rood at Redelysmedowe in Elmswell, late received with Johanna his wife, now deceased, by grant from John Palmer; to the use of Robert Fyske.

At Elmswell.

(Abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Endorsed: witnesses to livery – William Ederych, John Roo, Robert Warde, Richard Crowe, John Thynge of Wetherde’[n].

Accession number: 2720/1/38

Friday after the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 14 Henry VIII (12th September 1522)

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell with Woolpit: admission of Robert Fyske to 1 acre of native land, surrendered by William Mershe and Margaret his wife, parcel of 7 acres of land in Elmswell, late Thorpys, as at court 10 Henry VIII [1517/ 8], between lands of Robert Fyske on the west and east, abutting on the lord’s pasture on the south and land of Robert on the north.

Accession number: 2720/1/1(7)

25th January 18 Henry VIII (1526/7)

Quitclaim from John Palmer of Elmswell to Robert Fyske of Elmswell, William Fyske, Robert Roo, and William Canforth of Ixworth of a piece of land at Smallewey abutting on Nortonfelde.

(Abutments)

(Broken seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/30

2nd March 18 Henry VIII (1526/7)

Grant from William Scateron of Elmswell and John Harte, son of Robert Harte of the same, to Alice Hyll, daughter of William Hyll once of Elmswell, Richard Crowe, Simon Fiske and Robert Roo of Elmswell, of a piece of pasture in a close called Owerstede of 9 acres, a piece of 2 acres, a piece of 3 acres and a piece of meadow of 3 acres in Elmswell, with liberty of one [sheep]fold, which they had with William Hyll, Thomas Russell and John Harte by grant of Ed(ward) Walter and John Harte of Elmswell 25th August 7 Henry VII [1492/3].

At Elmswell

(Abutments)

(2 seals, 1 blind, on tags)

Endorsed: witnesses to livery – William Marsh, Robert Fyske, John Palmer and John Meller.

Accession number: 2720/1/32

14th October 22 Henry VIII (1530)

Grant from Robert Berdewell, Gent., son and heir of Edmund Berdewell late of Norton next Woolpit, Gent., deceased, to John Lawnde, Clerk, of the manor in Norton next Woolpit called Hardynges and lands in Norton and Stowlangtoft formerly of his father.

At Norton

Endorsed: witnesses to livery – Robert Sponer, Mathew Fyrmage, John (Ballis?), John (Karmae?), Thomas Watsone.

(Seal on tag: ‘E’)

Accession number: 2720/1/26

8th June 24 Henry VIII (1532)

Indenture by which Alys Hyll of Elmswell, Singlewoman, covenants with Robert Fyske of the same, Yeoman, to convey a good estate to him in 14 acres of pasture and 3 acres of meadow in Elmswell, late of William her father, before Peter ad vinc. next; Robert to provide Alys with all necessaries except apparel and bedding for her life, Alys to be allowed instead 40 shillings per annum from Robert’s executors after his death, if she wishes; Robert to pay Alys 13 shillings and 4 pence rent for the land for her life, and being bound in 40 marks;

Witnesses – William Marsh, Gent., Nicholas Byllsbe, Richard Crowe, Martin Rushbroke.

(Seal on tag:‘B’)

Accession number: 2720/1/34

8th June 24 Henry VIII (1532)

Counterpart of 2720/1/34

(Fragment of seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/37

23rd July 24 Henry VIII (1532)

Grant from Alice Hyll of Elmswell, Singlewoman, Richard Crowe of the same, Simon Fyske and Robert Roo of Elmswell to Robert Fyske of Elmswell, John Fyn, John Harte, son of John Harte lately living at ‘Estwode’, Thomas Scaterson and John Palmer of the same, of property as in 2720/ 1/ 32, to the use of Robert Fyske and his heirs.

At Elmswell

Endorsed: witnesses to livery – William Marsh, Gent., Nicholas Byllsbe, Simon Mulforth, Martin Rushbroke and John Thyng.

(4 blind seals on tags)

Accession number: 2720/1/33

6th January 25 Henry VIII (1533/4)

Grant from John Erle of Cambridge, son and heir of John Erle late of Drinkeston, deceased, to Edward Bardewell, Gent., son and heir male of Edmund Bardewell, deceased, of the manor in Norton next Woolpit called Hardynges and lands in Norton and Stowlangtoft, which his father had 5th March 3 Henry VII [1488], to Edward and the heirs male of his body.

Endorsed: witnesses to livery – William Maye, William Hylton, Robert Wrygth, Edward Crosse, Thomas James, Esq., Smyth.

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/27

2nd July 29 Henry VIII (1537)

Bond from Edward Bardewell of Denham, Gent., to John Pratyman, Clerk, in £100 to be paid Michelmas next, to abide by the award of arbitrators between Edward and William Pratyman and Margaret his wife, to be made before Andrew ap. next, as to the manor of Hardings and lands in Norton, Stowlangtoft and Woolpit, once of Agnes Norton, Widow, and as to all actions.

(Seal, blind, on tongue)

Accession number: 2720/2/10

17th November 29 Henry VIII (1537)

Deed Poll, being the award of Thomas Audley, Knt., Lord Chancellor, John Badldwyn, Knt., Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and Robert Lyster, Knt., Chief Baron of the Exchequer, arbitrators between William Pratyman and Margaret his wife and Edward Badewell, Gent., as to the manor of Hardings and lands in Norton which William and Margaret claim for her life as a jointure made to her by Robert Bardewell, her late husband, and which Edward claims as heir male of Edmund Bardewell, father of Robert and Edward; that William and Margaret to enjoy the property for the life of Margaret, Edward to have an annuity of 4 marks.

(3 seals, defaced, 1 missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/21

17th November 1537

Counterpart of 2720/ 3/ 21

Accession number: 2720/3/40

18th April 33 Henry VIII (1542)

Grant from William Fyske, son of Simon Fyske of Laxfield, and Thomas Scaterson of Elmswell, at the instance of Ann Fyske of the same, one of the daughters and heirs of William Hyll of the same and late wife of Robert Fyske of the same, deceased, to Simon Fyske of Elmswell, John Fynde of the same, Robert Harte of Ixworth, Anthony Marsh of Elmswell and Robert Roo, son of Thomas Roo of the same, of a tenement with a croft of 12 acres, a piece of 3 acres of land in the field called Redels, a piece of 1 acre of land in Westfeld, 3 acres of meadow and pasture in a close at Redels, and a piece of 4 acres of land late had with Robert Fyske of Hunston, Johanna Palmer of Elmswell and William Garard, son of Robert Garard of Ixworth, now deceased, by grant of William Scateron of Elmswell, John Harte of ‘Estwode’ and John Harte, son of Robert Harte, 26th March 5 Henry [8th], to the use of Simon Fyske.

At Elmswell

(Abutments)

(2 seals on tags)

Witnesses to livery – William Marsh, Gent., Hugh Steykell, Thomas Graves and John Thyng.

Accession number: 2720/1/35

26th April, 34 Henry VIII (1542)

Quitclaim from Ann Fyske of Elmswell, widow of Robert Fyske, to Simon Fyske, her son, of her third part of the lands and pastures late of Robert in Elmswell.

(Broken seal on tag)

Endorsed: Witnesses – William Marsh, Gent., Thomas Scateron, William Fyske, Heve Steykell and Thomas Graves.

Accession number: 2720/3/2

5th May 34 Henry VIII (1542)

Grant from William Fyske, late of Laxfield, now of Elmswell, and Robert Roo of the same, to Simon Fyske of Elmswell, John Fyn of the same, Robert Harte of Ixworth, Anthony Marsh and Robert Roo, son of Thomas Roo of Elmswell, of 7 pieces of land and 1 of meadow (as in 2720/3/5, omitting Merleys) to the use of Simon Fyske.

At Elmswell

(Field names and abutments)

(2 seals on tags)

Endorsed: Witnesses to livery – Rector of the church, John Thynge, Thomas Roo.

Accession number: 2720/3/7

5th May 34 Henry VIII (1542)

Grant from John Fyn of Elmswell, John Harte, son of John Harte dwelling at ‘Estwode’, Thomas Scateron of the same, to Simon Fyske, son of Robert Fyske late of Elmswell, Robert Harte of Ixworth, Anthony Marshe and Robert Roo, son of Thomas Roo of Elmswell, of lands as in 2720/1/32, received with Robert Fyske and John Palmer, deceased, by grant from Alice Hyll, Singlewoman, Richard Crowe, Simon Fyske and Robert Roo of Elmswell 23rd July 24 Henry VIII [1532], to the use of Simon Fyske.

Endorsed: Witnesses – William Marshe, Gent., John Roo, John Mylys and Thomas Alred.

(3 seals on tags)

Accession number: 2720/1/36

Thursday after Relic Sunday, 34 Henry VIII (13th July 1542)

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell: admission of Simon, son of Anna widow of Robert Fyske, to 2 acres and 2 acres 1 rood in 3 pieces.

Accession number: 2720/1/1(8)

24th June 36 Henry VIII (1544)

Quitclaim from William Wyther of Norton to Simon Fyske of Elmswell, in consideration of 20 shillings, of a piece of land of 1 acre in Elmswell near Wurmyswell, which he had by the will of his father William.

(Seal, broken, on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/31

13th February 1 Mary (1552/3)

Bargain and Sale from Edward Brooke of Hunston, Gent., to Thomas Page of the same, Yeoman, in consideration of £10 paid, £10 due at John the Baptist next, £10 at Christmas following and £8 at John the Baptist following, of 5 acres of land, meadow and pasture, parcel of Hardings in Norton.

(Abutments)

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/11

James the Apostle, 1 Mary (25th July 1553)

Bond from Edward Brook of Hunston, Gent., to Thomas Page of the same, Yeoman, in £10, to discharge lands bought by Page of all jointures, etc.

(Fragment of wax on tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/18

Easter Term 1 Mary (1554)

Fine between William Pratyman, Quer., and Edward Brooke, Gent., and Mary his wife, Def., of one messuage, 10 acres of meadow, 160 acres of pasture, 24 acres of wood and 6 shillings 8 pence rent in Norton and Stowlangtoft.

(Slightly torn)

Accession number: 2720/3/28

19th December 1562

Grant from Simon Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, to Robert and Christopher his sons of a tenement called Maryotts and a croft by it of 12 acres, and 4 pieces of land of 3 acres, 1 acre, 3 acres and 4 acres, formerly of Robert his father, in Elmswell, to the use of Robert.

(Field names, occupiers, abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/2

4th April 5 Elizabeth (1563)

Mortgage by Bargain and Sale from Edward Broke of North Wooton, Co. Norfolk, Gent., to Thomas Plandon of Badwell, Gent., for £100 repayable Easter 1565, of a close of pasture called Wrongclosse in Norton of 30 acres, with covenant for better conveyance before Pentecost next, subject to a lease to Richard Lord and John Noutt of Norton for 4 years following next May Day.

(Abutments)

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/21

20th September 8 Elizabeth (1566)

Grant from Edward Brooke of Hunston, Gent., to John King of Norton, in consideration of £20, of a piece of pasture of 3 acres, parcel of the manor or messuage of Hardyngs in Norton, reserving an annual rent of 2 pence.

(Abutments)

Attached: Letters of Attorney from Edward Brooke to John Page of Hunston, Yeoman, for livery of seisin, 20th September 8 Elizabeth (1566).

(2 documents with only 1 seal tag; seal missing)

Accession number: 2720/3/26

20th September 8 Elizabeth (1566)

Bond from Edward Brook of Grimston, Co. Norfolk, Gent., to John King of Norton, Yeoman, in £30, to save harmless from incumbrances a piece of pasture of 3 acres, parcel of Hardings.

(Seal on tongue)

Accession number: 2720/3/12

Easter Term, 10 Elizabeth (1568)

Fine between Robert Brooke, Quer. and Edward Brooke, Gent., and Mary his wife, Def., of 100 acres of pasture in Norton, for £200.

Accession number: 2720/3/36

27th April 10 Elizabeth (1568)

Mortgage by Grant from Edward Brooke of Hunston, Gent., and Mary his wife, to Robert Brooke, Citizen and Grocer of London, for £545 and 5 shillings to be repaid in parts, the last on the 31st April 1572, at Stow Hall in Stowlangtoft, of a close called Grete Peck, with parcel of Littel Peck of 22 acres, Wronge Close of 28 acres, a close of 30 acres, and 18 acres parcel of Milhill Close, all parcel of the manor of Hardings in Norton.

(Abutments)

Accession number 2720/4/7

31st April 10 Elizabeth (1568)

Lease from Robert Brooke, Citizen and Grocer of London, to Edward Brooke of Hunston, Gent., for 1 pence annual rent for 4 years, of 100 acres of pasture, parcel of the manor in Norton called Hardings, which Robert has in mortgage from Edward and Mary his wife.

Accession number: 2720/3/37

2nd April 11 Elizabeth (1569)

Grant from Thomas Plandon of Badwell, Gent., to Robert Broke, Citizen and Grocer of London, of a close called Great Peake, parcel of another called Little Peake containing 22 acres, a close called Wronge Close of 28 acres, in Norton, and all lands acquired from Edward, brother of Robert; appointment of George Broke of Ashpole (Aspal?) as attorney for livery of seisin.

(Defaced seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/13

31st April 1572

Quitclaim from Mary Brooke of Hunston, Widow, to Robert Page of the same, Singleman, of a piece of 5 acres of ground in Norton next Woolpit, sold the 31st May 1 Mary [1553/ 4] by Edward Brooke, Gent., late husband of the said Mary, to Thomas Page father of Robert.

(Abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/39

2nd April 17 Elizabeth (1575)

Lease from Mary Brooke of Langham, Widow, to William Brooke, her eldest son, in consideration of a bond of this date of £24 for £10, and of a rent of £11 per annum for 80 years if she so long live, of the site of the manor of Hardings and lands in Norton in the occupation of Thomas Jurdane.

(Blind seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/31

13th December 18 Elizabeth (1575)

Bargain and Sale from William Brooke of West Creeting, Gent., to Robert Fyske of Norton, Gent., in consideration of £305 which Robert has bound himself to pay, of the reversion after the death of Mary Brooke, Widow, mother of William, of the site of the manor of Hardyng with the appurtenances and lands of 50 acres in Norton, occupied by Mary, William or Thomas Jordan, also a lease for 80 years if Mary so long live made to William 2nd April 17 Elizabeth [1574/ 5] subject to a lease to Jordan until Michelmas next; William to save Robert harmless from an annuity claimed by John Ashfyld, Gent., and Robert to pay Mary an annuity of £11 due under the lease.

(Seal, blind, on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/3

20th October 19 Elizabeth (1577)

Grant from John Kinge of Norton, Yeoman, to Edmund Ashefild, Gent., and Robert Balles, of a piece of 3 acres of meadow, parcel of the manor of Hardings in Norton, obtained by grant of 20th September 8 Elizabeth [1566] from Edward Brooke of Hunston, Gent., to the use of Kinge for life, then of Robert Brooke, Citizen and Grocer of London, if the latter pays £24 to Kinge’s executors within 3 months of his decease.

(Abutments)

(Heraldic seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/30

1st May 20 Elizabeth (1578)

Assignment by Thomas Aldham of Sapiston, Gent., to Robert Brooke, Citizen and Grocer of London, in consideration of £10, an extent of a close called Great Peake with a parcel of Lytle Peake of 22 acres, Wronge Close of 28 acres, a close of 32 acres, a parcel of Milhill Close of 18 acres, in Norton, parcel of the manor of Hardinges; which extent was obtained by John Aldham, late of Brome, of that manor and of lands and tenements, in Swanne Alley in Colmanstrete, City of London, for repayment of £500; which properties John assigned to Thomas 6th October 8 Elizabeth [1566]; Robert within one year to procure a discharge by fine from Thomas Carewe of ‘Crocam’, Co. Somerset, late of the Middle Temple, and Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas [Aldham] and Thomasyne his wife, of their interest in the manor of Sapiston alias Sapiston Hall and lands in Sapiston, Honington, Fakenham and Bardwell.

(Seal on tag)

Enclosed: Release from Thomas Aldham of Sapiston, Gent., to Robert Balles and John Kynge of Norton next Woolpit, Yeomen, of all actions relating to the above closes in Norton, 1st May 20 Elizabeth (1578).

Accession number: 2720/2/23

Trinity Term, 20 Elizabeth (1578)

Fine between Robert Fyske, Quer. and William Brooke, Def. of the manor of Hardinges, 1 messuage, 12 acres of meadow, 25 acres of pasture, 24 acres of wood and 6 shillings rent in Norton, to revert to Robert after the death of Mary, wife of Richard Cooke, who has a life estate, for £220.

(Copy of 2720/3/9)

Accession number: 2720/3/8

Trinity Term, 20 Elizabeth (1578)

Fine between Robert Fyske, Quer. and William Brooke, Def. of the manor of Hardinges, 1 messuage, 12 acres of meadow, 25 acres of pasture, 24 acres of wood and 6 shillings rent in Norton, to revert to Robert after the death of Mary, wife of Richard Cooke, who has a life estate, for £220.

(Copy of 2720/3/8)

Accession number: 2720/3/9

20th August 20 Elizabeth (1578)

Grant from Symonde Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, and Robert Fyske of Norton, Yeoman, to Thomas Andrews of Bury St. Edmunds, Gent., and Susan his wife, of an annual rent charge of £16 issuing out of all their lands for 60 years, if Thomas and Susan so long live.

(Seal tags missing; slightly nibbled)

Endorsed: ‘Mr. Alyngton’ (Contemporary)

Accession number: 2720/2/1

20th August 1578

Counterpart of 2720/2/1

(1 Seal blind, 1 missing from tag; slightly nibbled)

Accession number: 2720/2/7

20th October 20 Elizabeth (1578)

Bargain and Sale from Robert Brooke, Citizen and Grocer of London, to Robert Fiske of Hardinges in Norton, Gent., in consideration of £750 to be paid in parts at times stated, the last on the 27th April 1581, at the ‘Tenderinge Howse’ on the west of the Royal Exchange, of 100 acres of pasture, parcel of Hardinges (as 7. above), mortgaged by Bargain and Sale of 28th April 10 Elizabeth from Edward Brooke of Hunston, Gent., and Mary his wife.

(Field names and abutments)

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/19

2nd November 20 Elizabeth (1578)

Grant from Robert Brooke, Citizen and Grocer of London, to Robert Fiske of Hardinges in Norton, Yeoman, in performance of an agreement of 20th October last, of 100 acres of pasture, parcel of the manor of Hardinges in Norton, late parcel of the possessions of Edward Brooke, Gent., deceased, (as 7. above), obtained by fine Easter Term 10 Elizabeth [1568] from Edward Brooke and Mary his wife; appointment of George Brooke, Gent., as attorney for livery of seisin.

(Abutments)

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/18

22nd August 1582

Mortgage by Grant from Simon Fiske of Elmswell, Yeoman, and Robert Fisk his son and heir apparent, to George Murton of Ashfield Magna, Yeoman, as security for £300 due 10 October 1586, of a messuage or tenement called Marryotts, 2 closes adjoining of 13 acres, one being called Le Nethercrofte, closes called Rydlefeld of 10 acres, Grasse Close of 12 acres, Great Meadowe of 4 acres, a close of 8 acres containing Horse Pightell and Little Meadowe, Woodclose of 9 acres and Overstead of 9 acres, in Elmswell.

(Occupiers and abutments)

(2 seals on tags, 1: “W. E.”).

Accession number: 2720/1/4

22nd August 1582

Counterpart of 2720/1/4

(Not executed)

Accession number: 2720/2/20

22nd August 24 Elizabeth, 1582

Bond from Simon Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, and Robert Fyske of Harding, his son, to George Marton of Ashfield Magna, Yeoman, in £7, for payment of £3 and sixteen shillings on the 10th October 1584.

(2 seals on tongues)

(Rolled with 2720/1/40 & 2720/1/41)

Accession number: 2720/1/39

22nd August 24 Elizabeth, 1582

Like bond [See: 2720/ 1/ 39] for payment in 1585.

(Like seals)

Accession number: 2720/1/40

22nd August 24 Elizabeth, 1582

Like bond [See: 2720/1/39] for payment in 1586.

(2 seals on one tongue)

Accession number: 2720/1/41

20th March 25 Elizabeth (1582/3)

Mortgage by Assignment from Robert Fiske of Hardings in Norton, Gent., to George Murton of Great Ashfield, Yeoman, for £50 repayable at Michelmas 1586, of a close called The Burghe Close with the ground called The Burghe of 36 acres, parcel of 198 acres called Norton Pastures and Norton Church Meadowes, with drift ways leased by John Lord Darcye, now deceased, to Robert 6th October 17 Elizabeth [1575] for 21 years for a rent of 4 firkins of butter, 5 quarters of oats, 5 of malt, per annum; Murton, if the property be forfeited, to pay 40 shillings per annum rent; lease for 3 years at £5 per annum to Fiske.

(Fragment of seal on tag)

(Field names, occupiers, abutments)

Accession number: 2720/2/32

1st April 25 Elizabeth (1583)

Mortgage by Assignment from Robert Fyske of Harding in Norton, Gent., to George Murton of Great Ashfield, Yeoman, for £100 repayable at Michelmas 1586, of a close of 21 acres which is subject to a lease to John Sharpe for 5 years yet to come at £7 per annum rent, a close of 18 acres, and a close called Gippesfeilde of 27 acres, and Burghe Meadow of 10 acres, parcel of the land leased by Darcye as above; Murton, if the property be forfeited, to pay £6 per annum rent; lease for 3 years of the property, at £10 per annum to Fyske.

(Seal, blind, on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/40

1st April 1583

Bond from George Murton of Ashfield Magna, Yeoman, to Robert Fyske of Norton, Gent., in £200, for delivery by Murton to Fyske, after payment of £100 by Fyske to Murton, as provided in indenture of even date of a lease from the late Lord Darcy, or if the £100 be not paid, for production of the lease.

Accession number: 2720/2/12

20th September 25 Elizabeth (1583)

Grant from Robert Fyske of Norton, Yeoman, to Robert Brooke, Citizen and Grocer of London, of a little parcel of land lately inclosed for a drove-way.

Endorsed: that 1616 it was taken in again, the whole close being bought to Hardings.

(Seal, blind, on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/13

1st November 25 Elizabeth (1583)

Mortgage by Bargain and Sale from Simon Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, and Robert Fyske his son and heir apparent, to George Murton of Mellys, Yeoman, for £300 to be repaid before 10th October 1587, of a messuage called Marryots and 2 crofts of 13 acres, one called The Nethercrofte, closes called Rykleffeld of 10 acres, Grasse Close of 12 acres, the Great Meadow of 4 acres, a close sometime divided of 8 acres called Horsepightell and Lytle Meadowe, Woodclose of 9 acres, Overstead of 11 acres, excepting until the 10th October 1587 the barn and a moiety of fruit.

(2 seals missing from tags, much nibbled)

(Abutments)

Accession number: 2720/2/34

1st November 1583

Counterpart 2720/2/34.

(Fragment of seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/35

4th November 1583

Mortgage by grant from Simon Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, and Robert Fyske his son and heir apparent, to George Murton of Mellis, Yeoman, in performance of an agreement of 1st November 25 Elizabeth [1583], and for £300 to be repaid before 10th October 1587, of a messuage called Marriots, etc., (as no. 16 section 1 [2720/ 2/ 34]).

(1 seal broken, 1 missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/1

6th November 25 Elizabeth (1583)

Bond from Simon Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, Robert Fyske of Hardings, one of the sons of Simon, and Robert Fyske of Norton, Glover, to George Murton of Mellis, Yeoman, in £500, for further security of the tenement called Marryotts with closes adjoining, also Melhilfeld and Corbryg Close conveyed by deeds of 1st & 4th November 25 Elizabeth [1583], 31st December 26 Elizabeth[1583].

(2 seals, blind, on one tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/7

31st December 1583

Mortgage by Grant from Robert Fyske of Hardings in Norton, Gent., to George Murton of Mellis, Yeoman, as security for £80 to be repaid before 10th October 1588, of 2 closes in Norton belonging to his messuage called Hardings, viz. Melhilfield of 12 acres and Corbridge Close of 6 acres.

(Field names and abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/16

1st January 26 Elizabeth (1583/4)

Lease from George Murton of Mellis, Yeoman, to Robert Fyske of Hardings in Norton, Yeoman, at £8 annual rent, of 2 closes in Norton called Melhilfeilde and Corbrige Close until the 10th October 1588, if Robert does not determine George’s estate in that time; with covenant by George that, if he be distrained before the 10th October 1587 for an annuity granted to Thomas Andrews, Esq., and Susan his wife, he will not commence any writ against Symon Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, Robert Fyske party hereto, and Robert Fyske, who are bound to him by bond of 3rd December 26 Elizabeth [1583] in £500.

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/39

1st January 26 Elizabeth 1583/4

Counterpart of 2720/2/39.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/5

22nd July 27 Elizabeth (1585)

Mortgage by grant from Robert Fyske of Hardings in Norton, Gent., to John Fyske of Studalls [Studhaugh] in Laxfield, as security for £200 due Michelmas 1586, of his manor in Norton called Hardings.

(Seal on tag: ‘W’)

Attached: Letters of Attorney from Robert to John Lord of Norton, Taylor, as attorney for livery of seisin, 22nd July 27 Elizabeth [1585].

(Like seal on tongue, the tongue passed through a slit in the above deed)

Accession number: 2720/1/6

12th October 27 Elizabeth (1585)

Grant from Simon Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, to Christopher Fyske his son and Robert, son of Christopher, of a piece of pasture of 9 acres in a close called Oversted alias Bardolls in Elmswell, formerly of Robert his father, to the use of Christopher for life and then of Robert, conditional on their provision of 40 shillings per annum for Ann, daughter of Simon, for her life.

(2 seals missing from tags)

Accession number: 2720/2/38

5th October 29 Elizabeth (1587)

Bond from Robert Fyske of Hardings in Norton, Yeoman, to John Fyske of Upton [Ubbeston], Gent., in £500, for feoffment by Robert to John of lands in Elmswell which John is to redeem for him by payment of £300 before 10th October next to George Murton of Carlton, Co. Norfolk, Yeoman, to be held as George held them except the condition to be for 1 year only.

(Fragment of wax on tongue)

Accession number: 2720/1/8

5th October 29 Elizabeth (1587)

Letters of Attorney from John Fyske of Upton [Ubbeston], Yeoman, to Robert Fyske of Norton, Glover, to receive seisin from Robert Fyske of Hardings, Yeoman, of a messuage called Marryots and lands in Elmswell.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/9

9th October 29 Elizabeth (1587)

Mortgage by grant from Robert Fyske of Hardings in Norton, Gent., to John Fyske of Upton [Ubbeston], Gent., as security for £300 due 1st October next, a messuage called Marriotts in which Robert Murton now dwells and lands in his occupation in Elmswell.

(Seal, broken, on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/10

27th January 1587

Grant from Francis Chawner of Elmswell to Thomas Rose of a piece of arable land in Elmswell, in the field called Furwell, of ½ acre 10 perches?, late received by grant of 6th July 27 Elizabeth [1585] from Edmund Baker and Emma his wife.

(Abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/27

3rd October 1588

Quitclaim Christopher Fyske of Elmswell, Yeoman, to George Murton late of Mellis, Yeoman, of a messuage called Marryots in which Robert Murton dwells and lands in Elmswell, as in indenture of 4th November 25 Elizabeth [1583].

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/11

10th October 1588

Mortgage by Grant from Robert Fyske of Hardings in Norton, Yeoman, to John Fyske of Uxton [Ubbeston], Yeoman, for £80 to be repaid before 10th October next, of 2 closes of land and pasture in Norton of 18 ½ [acres] called Melhill Closse and Corbriggs Closse.

Appointment of Robert Fyske, senior, of Norton, Glover, as attorney for livery of seisin.

(Abutments)

Accession number: 2720/2/24

20th October 32 Elizabeth (1590)

Bargain and Sale from Thomas Rose of Barnham, Gent., to Thomas Buckle of Elmswell, Yeoman, of a close called Chylderns of 4½ acres, New Closse of 1 acre, a piece of land late Francis Charmer’s of ½ acre in Three Acre Feild, pieces of 2½ acres and 1 acre in the same, pieces of 1 acre, 7 roods, ½ acre and 1 acre in Towne Field in Elmswell.

(Field names and abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number 2720/4/8

2nd November 1590

Grant from Thomas Rose of Barnham, Gent., to Thomas Buckle of Elmswell, Yeoman, and John his son, in performance of an agreement of 20th October 32 Elizabeth [1590], of lands and pastures in Elmswell, viz. a close called Chylderons of 4½ acres, a close called Neweclosse of 1 acre, a piece of ½ acre, late of Francis Chaimers in Three Acre Field, 2½ acres and 1 acre in the same, 1 acre in Towne Feilde, 7 roods, ½ acre and 1 acre in the same.

(Abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/16

Note that sealed 16th December 1590

(Copy of?) Memorandum by William Onslowe of London, Gent., that he has agreed with William Downinge, Gent., on behalf of John Fiske of Norton, to accept £30 in satisfaction of all suits and arrears, has received bills penal from Fiske and Downinge, and that upon release by Fiske to Onslowe, John Harpan, John Sharpe, will make a release to Fiske.

Accession number: 2720/3/15

18th December 33 Elizabeth (1590)

Acquittance from Robert Taylor and John Sowter, executors of John Kinge, to Robert Brooke, Citizen and Grocer of London, for £24; Kinge having 20th October 19 Elizabeth [1577] granted to Edmund Ashfeild, Gent., and Robert Balles a piece of meadow of 3 acres, parcel of the manor of Hardings in Norton to the use of Kinge for life, then of Brooke, if Brooke pays £24 to the executors in 3 months.

(Abutments)

(2 seals blind on tags)

Accession number: 2720/2/29

22nd April 33 Elizabeth (1591)

Quitclaim George Murton of Carlton Rode, Co. Norfolk, and Robert his son of Elmswell, Yeoman, to John Fiske of Ubbeston, late of Studawe in Laxfield, of a messuage called Marriotts and lands in Elmswell late in the occupation of Robert.

(1 seal, defaced, on tag; 1 missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/1/12

20th September 37 Elizabeth (1595)

Quitclaim from John Fiske of Laxfield, Gent., son and heir of John Fiske deceased, to William his brother of all lands, rents and services of the manor called Hardinges in Norton formerly of John the father.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/19

14th November 39 Elizabeth (1597)

Indenture by which Robert Brooke, Alderman of the City of London, covenants with John Brooke, one of his sons, to stand seised, to the use of John, of lands purchased 2nd June 32 Elizabeth [1590] of Henry Lord Wentworth by William Masham, Richard Hale and Robert, and of 100 acres of pasture, parcel of the manor of Hardings, purchased of Edward Brooke of Hunston, Gent., and Mary his wife.

(Field names and abutments)

(Heraldic seal on tag)

(Enrolled in Chancery)

Accession number: 2720/2/27

26th February 42 Elizabeth (1599/1600)

Grant from Robert Page of Hunston, Yeoman, to Thomas Goodryche of Wyverstone, Chirugeon [Surgeon?], in consideration of £40, of a close in Norton called Norton Pasture of 5 acres; appointment of Thomas Page as attorney for livery of seisin.

(Abutments)

(Defaced seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/13

26th February 1599/ 1600

Counterpart of 2720/3/13

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/32

(c. 1600, no date)

Abstracts from will of Thomas Buckle of Elmswell of 25th January 37 Elizabeth [1595] proved at Bury; grant of land as 2720/ 4/ 8 of 2nd November 1590; fine of 33 Elizabeth [1590/ 91], with legal opinion as to the property’s being freehold.

Accession number 2720/4/9

1st August 1603

Indenture by which Thomas Harte of Elmswell, Gent., covenants with William Fiske of Mendham, Gent., in consideration of an intended marriage between William and Anne Hart, only daughter and heir apparent of Thomas, to convey to John Fiske of Laxfield, Yeoman, brother of William, and John Harte of Elmswell, Singleman, a tenement lately built and a piece of land of 1 acre adjoining, and lands, pastures, etc., in Elmswell, viz. 2720/3/29.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number 2720/4/12

1st August 1603

Indenture by which William Fiske of Mendham, Gent., covenants with Thomas Harte of Elmswell to convey to Anne, only daughter and heir apparent of Thomas, whom William is to marry, as her jointure, a messuage called Marriots and 47 acres of land in Elmswell in the occupation of Richard Amys.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number 2720/4/10

1st August 1603

Indenture by which William Fiske of Mendham, Gent., covenants with Thomas Harte of Elmswell, Yeoman, to convey Marriots as in 2720/2/26.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number 2720/4/14

2nd August 1603

Grant from Thomas Harte of Elmswell, Gent., to John Fiske of Laxfield, Gent., brother of William Fiske of Mendham, Gent., and John Harte of Elmswell, Singleman, in performance of and agreement of 1st August 1 James I [1603] between Thomas and William, of a tenement lately built and a piece of land of 1 acre adjoining, a close of pasture called Skotts Crofte of 8 acres, a piece of land and pasture of 1½ acres late parcel of Skotts Crofte, a piece of meadow and pasture called Hallefax Meadowe in Elmswell, to the use of Thomas Harte for life, then of William Fiske and Anne Harte, daughter of Thomas, and the heirs of their bodies, remainder to the heirs of the body of Anne, then to the heirs of Thomas.

(Abutments and field names)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/29

2nd August 1603

Grant from William Fiske of Mendham, Gent., in performance of an indenture of 1st August 1 James I [1603] made with Thomas Harte of Elmswell, Yeoman, to Ann, daughter of Thomas, whom William is to marry, of a messuage called Marriotts, in which Richard Amys lives, and 47 acres of land in Elmswell, for her life as a jointure.

(Seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/26

2nd August 1603

Counterpart of 2720/2/26.

(Fragment of seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/37

22nd January 1 James I (1603/4)

Bargain and Sale from John Brooke of London, Gent., one of the sons of Robert Brooke, late Alderman of London, to William Stoke of Wyverstone, Gent., in consideration of a bond of £200 for payment of £120, of a close of pasture in Norton of 18 acres, parcel of Myllhill Close, parcel of the manor of Hardings, lately acquired from his father Robert 14th November 39 Elizabeth [1597], free from incumbrances, except as excepted in indenture of 20th January 1 James I [1603]; with covenant that William Brooke the elder of Mendlesham, Gent., Ursula Brooke, Widow of Robert, and Robert Brooke, Esq., son and heir of Robert, will release their interests.

(Abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/22

3rd April 2 James I (1604)

Lease from Emma Fiske of Norton, Widow of Robert Fiske late of Norton Gent., to William Fiske of Gislingham, Gent., in consideration of a bond in 200 marks for payment to Emma of £80 and a peppercorn rent for 60 years from 10th October next, if Emma so long live, of lands in Norton, viz. 3 closes called Thre Woodes, a pightle now eared, and a meadow, parcel of Hardings, late of her husband, and of which William has the reversion; Emma not to take timber in the meantime.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/15

3rd April 1604

Bond from Emma Fiske of Norton to William Fiske of Gislingham, Gent., in £40 to keep covenants expressed in indenture of this date.

(Seal missing from tongue)

(Bundled with 2720/2/2 – 2720/2/5)

Accession number: 2720/2/4

3rd April 1604

Bond from William Fiske of Gislingham, Gent., and Thomas Harte of Elmswell to Emma Fiske, Widow, of Norton in 200 marks to pay £80 on 20th October next.

(Seal tongue missing)

Accession number: 2720/2/5

3rd May 1604

Quitclaim from Ursula Brooke, late wife of Robert Brooke Alderman of London deceased, and Robert Brooke, Esq., son and heir of Robert, at the desire of John Brooke of London, Gent., son of Ursula, to William Stokes the elder of Wyverstone and William Sandcrafte of Fressingfield, of a close of pasture in Norton of 18 acres now in the occupation of Robert Balles, parcel of Milhill Close, parcel of the manor of Hardings, which Stokes and Sandcraft lately had by grant of John Brooke.

(Abutments)

(Heraldic seal and 1 other seal, both chipped, on tags)

Accession number: 2720/3/25

18th October 2 James I (1604)

Quitclaim from Emma Fiske of Norton, Widow of Robert Fiske late of Norton, Gent., deceased, to William Fiske of Gislingham, Gent., in consideration of £80 which William was bound 3rd October 2 James I [1604] in 200 marks to pay, of lands as in no. 27 above in Norton which she has for her dower, of all her husband’s lands in Norton of which William has the reversion, and of all William’s lands in Elmswell.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/2

10th March 1604/5

Indenture by which William Stokes of Wyverstone covenants with William Fiske of Norton that Fiske may, between 24th June and 29th September, carry hay from a meadow of 6 acres, which is enclosed by lands of Stokes in Norton, through a corner of Stokes’ close called Great Peake to the site of Fiske’s manor of Hardinges; to drive cattle from 24th June to 20th December; and to carry marl, muck or compost during hard frosts.

(Abutments and details of the route)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/3

10th March 1604/5

Counterpart of 2720/2/3.

(Blind seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/24

1st October 1610

Quitclaim from William Sandcraft of Fressingfield, Yeoman, to William Stokes of Wyverstone of closes of pasture, parcel of the manor of Hardinges in Norton; viz. a close called Great Peck with a parcel of Little Peck, and a part thereof, late of John Kinge, deceased, in all 23 acres, Wronge Close adjoining 29 acres, a close late divided adjoining 32 acres, which Sancraft, as a trustee, had with Stokes 21st January 1 James I [1603/4] by grant of John Brooke of London, Gent., one of the sons of Robert Brooke of London, Alderman, deceased.

(Seal on a tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/11

5th August 1611

Letters of Administration, Archdeaconry of Sudbury, to Anne Harte alias Fiske, wife of William Fiske of Norton, daughter of Thomas Harte of Norton, Widow[?], of the goods of Thomas.

(Applied seal missing)

Accession number: 2720/3/35

10th December 1611

Indenture by which William Stedeman of Tostock, Yeoman, covenants with William Fyske of Norton, Gent., and George Foster of Gislingham, Yeoman, to convey to them the manor and capital messuage called Hardings and 60 acres of land in Norton, which he had by grant of 30th November 9 James 1 [1611] from William Fyske, to the use of William Fyske for life, then of George Foster for life, then of John son of William Fyske, then the heirs of William; with power to Foster to appoint other uses.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/33

12th May 1612

Indenture by which William Fiske of Norton, Gent., Anne his wife, Robert Freman the elder of Finningham, Yeoman, and John, eldest son of Robert, covenant with William Gooderich of Wyverstone, Yeoman, and Nicholas Gooderich, his son, for the levying of a fine in which the latter are to be plaintiffs of a tenement where Richard Freman dwells and a yard and pightle adjoining in Finningham of 3 roods of land in a close, late divided, called Skottscroft, of 8 acres in Elmswell and of a piece of land, late parcel of Skotscrofte, of 1 ½ acres; the Elmswell land being assured with other lands to William and Ann of 2nd August 2 James I [1604] from Thomas Harte, her father.

(Field names and abutments)

(2 seals missing from tags)

Accession number: 2720/2/8

1st March 1614

Quitclaim from Christopher Fiske of Elmswell, Yeoman, and Robert Fiske his son and heir apparent, to William Fiske of Hardings in Norton, Yeoman, and Anne his wife, of a piece of land of 3 acres in a close called Ridlesfeld in Elmswell.

(Abutments)

(1 seal missing and 1 on tag)

Accession number 2720/4/11

1st March 1614/15

Bargain and Sale from William Fiske of Hardings in Norton, Gent., and Anne his wife, to Christopher Fiske of Elmswell, Yeoman, and Robert his son and heir apparent, in consideration of lands in Elmswell conveyed by Christopher and Robert to Anne and one of the sons of William and Anne, and his heirs, of 6 pieces of land, meadow and pasture – ½ acre, 1 acre in Frelong Close, ½ acre and 1 acre both in Woodclose, 1 rood of meadow in Horseclose, 3 acres in a close called The Harrowe in Elmswell – which John Fiske, father of William, had of Robert Fiske, late of Hardings in Norton, late brother of Christopher, of 9th October 29 Elizabeth [1587]; to Christopher for life, and then to Robert, with covenant to levy a fine.

(Abutments)

(2 seals on tags)

Accession number: 2720/2/33

2nd March 1614/5

Grant from William Fiske of Hardings and Anne his wife, to Christopher Fiske of Elmswell and Robert his son – lands and provisions as in 2720/3/33.

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/30

15th March 1615

Grant from Robert Buckle of Elmswell, Yeoman, one of the sons of Thomas Buckle late of Elmswell, Yeoman, deceased, to William Fyske of Norton, Gent., in consideration of £42, of 2 pieces of arable land in Elmswell, late of Thomas Rose late of Barnham, Gent., 1 [piece], lately 2 pieces, of 3 acres 1 rood in Three Acre Field in the field called Furwell, the other a piece of 3 roods in the same.

(Abutments)

(Blind seal on tag)

Accession number 2720/4/13

15th March 1615

Bond from Robert Buckle of Elmswell, Yeoman, to William Fyske of Norton, Gent., in £10, that Rose, wife of Robert, will, if she survives her husband, release her right of dower in 2 pieces of land in Elmswell to William.

(Blind seal on tag)

Accession number 2720/4/17

30th March 1616

Grant from Robert Buckle of Elmswell, Yeoman, one of the sons of Thomas Buckle late of Elmswell, Yeoman, to William Fyske of Norton, Gent., in consideration of £34, of arable lands in Elmswell, late of Thomas Rose late of Barnham, Gent., viz. 3 pieces of 3 roods 17 perches, 1½ acres 56 perches?, and 1 acre, in Towne Fyelde, formerly of his father Thomas, his brother Thomas being deceased without issue.

(Abutments)

(Seal on tag:‘RB’)

Accession number 2720/4/18

30th March 1616

Bond from Robert Buckle of Elmswell, Yeoman, to William Fyske of Norton, Gent., in £10, that Rose, wife of Robert, will, if she survives her husband, release her right of dower in 3 pieces of land in Elmswell.

(Blind seal on tag)

Accession number 2720/4/19

1st April 1617

Grant from William Stokes of Wyverstone, Gent., to John Lyttle of Mendlesham, Gent., Thomas Wilson, late of Wyverstone, now of Thelnetham, Gent., and Godfrey Lyttle, brother of John, of a close called Wronge Close of 30 acres 3 roods, in the occupation of Richard Amys, in Norton; which he had with other lands 21st January 1 James I [1603/4] by grant of John Brooke of London, Gent., one of the sons of Robert Brooke, late Alderman of London, deceased; appointment of John his son of Wyverstone as attorney for livery of seisin.

(Abutments and field names)

(Fragment of seal on tag)

Accession number: 2720/2/6

1st August 1618

Grant from John Lyttle late of Mendlesham, now of Halstead, Co. Essex, Gent., Thomas Wilson late of Wyverstone, now of Thelnetham, Gent., and Godfrey Lyttle, brother of John, to William Stokes senior of Wyverstone, of a close called Wrong Close of 30 acres 2 roods, now in the occupation of Richard Amys in Norton; appointment of Robert Fiske of Elmswell, Yeoman, as attorney for livery of seisin.

(Abutments)

(2 seals, defaced, and 1 other, on tags)

Accession number: 2720/3/20

Hilary Term 16 James I [1618/19]

Fine between William Fiske and John Fiske, quer., and William Stokes senior, Gent., Ann his wife, def., of 103 acres of pasture in Norton, to be to William and John, and the heirs of William, for £100.

Accession number: 2720/2/9

1st September 1621

Quitclaim from Francis Chawner of Elmswell, Labourer, to William Fyske of Hardings in Norton, Gent., of a piece of arable of 1½ acres, late of Robert and Thomas Buckle and afterwards of Francis Chawner his father, in Elmswell in the field called Furwell and Three Acre Field.

(Abutments)

(No seal, bottom edge torn off)

Accession number: 2720/3/17

3rd December 1622

Grant from Thomas Goodriche of Haughley, Chirugeon [Surgeon?], to William Fyske of Norton, Gent., and John is son and heir, in consideration of £66, of a close of pasture called Norton Close of 5 acres, acquired by grant of 26th February 42 Elizabeth [1600] from Page; with covenant to save harmless from the right of dower of Alice, widow of Robert Page.

(Abutments)

(Blind seal on tag; slightly nibbled)

Accession number: 2720/3/14

15th November 1623

Grant from William Fyske of Norton, Gent., to John Fyske his son and heir apparent, Samuel his youngest son, Martha, Margaret and Mary Fyske his daughters, of the manor or capital messuage called Hardings and appurtenances, late of John father of William, a messuage called Finches and 7 acres of pasture in Norton, late of John Maltham, to the use of William for life, then of John, provided money legacies to the others are paid.

(Seal tag missing, slightly nibbled)

Accession number: 2720/3/34

Michelmas Term, 1 Charles I (1625)

Fine between Edmund Cartwright, Clerk, William Fyske and John Fyske, Quer., and John Lord senior and Hanna his wife, John Lord junior, Thomas Gooderich and Susan his wife, Def., of one messuage, one garden, one orchard, 10 acres of land and 6 acres of pasture in Norton, for £60.

Endorsed: contemporary bill of expenses of fine in Common Pleas. (no date).

Accession number: 2720/3/31

30th October 14 Charles I (1638)

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell cum Woolpit: admission of Thomas Fiske and Anne Muskett, daughter of Johnanna Muskett of Elmswell, Widow, to them and the heirs of their bodies, then to Thomas and his heirs, of lands surrendered by Robert, father of Thomas Fiske, on the marriage of Thomas and Anne, viz. 2 acres of land and pasture in Teynterowe Feild, ½ acres of meadow in Hardwicke in Elmswell, 2 acres 1 rood of land in Wood Close, 2 acres 3 rood of land in Horseclose.

(Abutments)

Accession number: 2720/3/38

20th March 15 Charles I (1639/40)

Mortgage by Lease for 1000 years from Thomas Fiske of Elmswell to Henry Yongs of Badley, Gent., for £300 at 6%, of a piece of 6½ acres in Hammonds Croft, and a close of 2½ acres in Elmswell, bought 30th September 1642 of Thomas Buckle of Thorndon, Yeoman, a close of 8 acres in Elmswell, and a pightle of 3 acres called Finches Grove in Norton, late of Robert, father, and Robert and William, brothers of Thomas, a piece of 1 acre in Newclosse at Taynterhouse in Elmswell which Robert Fiske the brother bought 19th April 1634 of Thomas Brunwyn, and ½ an acre in Norton bought by Robert the father.

(Abutments)

(Blind seal on tag, slightly torn)

Accession number 2720/4/5

27th October 16 Charles I (1640)

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell cum Woolpit: admission of John Fiske of Rattlesden to 2 pieces of 2 ½ and ½ acres of land in Town Field in Elmswell, surrendered out of court by William Fiske, Gent., and to which he [William] was admitted 5th October 14 James I [1616/ 17] by surrender of Simon Fiske.

(Abutments)

Accession number: 2720/2/28

11th September 1656

Quitclaim of Henry Chapman of Bury St. Edmunds, Esq., to John Fiske of Rattlesden, Gent., of a piece of pasture of ½ acre 38 perches?, parcel of a close called Norton Pasture in Norton, with a ditch.

(Abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Accession number: 2720/3/22

27th March 1657

Mortgage by Lease for 1000 years from Thomas Fiske of Elmswell, Gent., to Martha Barnes, Widow, for £300 at 6%, of lands and pastures, etc., viz. 5½ acres in Hammonds Crofte, a close of 2½ acres in Elmswell which Thomas had by grant of Thomas Buckle of Thorndon, Yeoman, 30th September 18 Charles I [1643], the freehold land in a close called Moorefield in Elmswell, a pightle of 8 acres in Norton, a pightle of 3 acres called Finches Grove, formerly of Robert father of Thomas.

(Abutments)

(Seal on tag)

Endorsed: Memorandum that assigned to Roger Kerrington of Bury, Mercer, in trust for Robert Maltyward, Esq., and Henry Youngs, Gent., 26th March 1663. Memorandum that assigned to Nicholas Battely of Bury, Apothecary, in trust for Thomas Buckenham, Doctor of Physic, 26th March 1665.

Accession number 2720/4/15

11th May 1657

Answer by John Fiske, Defendant, in cause with Thomas Fiske, Plaintiff, over a close in Elmswell.

Accession number: 2720/2/14

28th October 1657

Mortgage by lease for 1000 years by Thomas Fiske of Elmswell, Gent., to Thomas Macro of Bury St. Edmunds, Apothecary, for £100 at 6%, of ½ acre, 1 acre in Freeland Close, ½ acre and 1 acre in Wood Closse, 1 rood of meadow, 3 acres in a close called Harrowe, 2 other pieces 1 of 1 rood, all in Elmswell, formerly of Robert his father.

(Abutments)

(Seal missing from tag)

Endorsed: assignment to Mary Spalding of Walsham le Willows, Widow, 1st November 1672.

Accession number 2720/4/16

11th March 1657/8

Answer of John Fiske, Defendant, in a suit with Thomas Fiske, Plaintiff, about a close called Oversteade in Elmswell.

Endorsed: Pedigree of Thomas, 3 generations.

Accession number: 2720/3/10

2nd November 1659

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Allington: admission of Edward Jarnynge as son and next heir of Elizabeth, late wife of Stephen Gall deceased, to 2 acres of pasture inclosed.

(Abutments)

Accession number: 2720/3/23

26th March 1663

Mortgage by lease for 1000 years from Thomas Fiske of Elmswell, Gent., to Henry Youngs of Badley, for £300 at 6%, of lands in Elmswell as no. 12 above [2720/ 4/ 5].

(Seal tag missing, torn slightly)

Endorsed: Memorandum that assigned to ………………. a trustee for Thomas Buckenham of Bury St. Edmunds, Doctor of Physic.

Accession number 2720/4/20

2nd August 1676

Mortgage by Lease for 1000 years from Thomas Fiske of Tostock, Schoolmaster, to James Groome of Rattlesden, Gent., for £70 at 6%, of 6 pieces of land and pasture in Elmswell, ½ acre, 1 acre in Free Land Close, ½ acre and 1 acre in Wood Close, 1 rood at the west end of a new close called Horse Close, 3 acres in a new close called Harrow, formerly of Robert Fiske his father.

(Abutments)

(Broken seal on tag)

Endorsed: assignment by Groome to John Fiske of Rattlesden, Gent., in trust for Mrs. Susan Fiske of Stiffkey, Co. Norfolk, Widow, in consideration of £70, of the above, excepting Harrow Close, 15th December 1677.

Accession number 2720/4/2

16th November 1676

Assignment from Thomas Buckenham of Bury St. Edmunds, Doctor of Physic, with the consent of Thomas Fiske of Tostock, Gent., to James Grome of Rattlesden, Gent., the mortgage being for £90 at 6%, of a close of 3 acres called Finches Grove, and a piece of meadow of 12 perches? in Norton, being parcel of lands mortgaged 29th March 1665 by Fiske to Buckenham for £300, of which only £90 remains unpaid.

(Abutments)

(2 blind seals on tags, very torn)

Accession number 2720/4/3

10th December 1677

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Norton Hall: surrender by Thomas Fiske to the use of Susan Fiske of Stifkey, Co. Norfolk, Widow [of William]; admission of Susan to, and her surrender to the use of her will, of 15 acres of pasture called Finches.

(Abutments)

Accession number: 2720/2/17

14th July 1690

Lease from Susan Fiske of Stifkey, Co. Norfolk, Widow, and Robert Fiske her heir apparent, to John Brett of Elmswell, Yeoman, for 9 years, at £43 and 15 shillings annual rent, of the messuage called Marriotts and lands late in the occupation of Thomas Cuzen in Elmswell, both freehold and copyhold; provisions re. tillage, etc.

(Paper, seal applied)

Accession number: 2720/2/25

20th October 1719

Copy of Court Roll, manor of Elmswell cum Woolpit: admission of Susanna, wife of William Churchman, Esq., for life, remainder to William her son, under the will of Robert Fiske, deceased, her brother, who devised to her his messuages and lands in the occupation of Isaac Theobald, Francis Harrison and Simon Spendeclosse in Elmswell, Norton and Great Ashfield for life, and then ………., a parcel of the meadow called Hardwick, a meadow, parcel of the close called Woodclose of 2 acres 1 rood, and 2 acres 1 rood parcel of Horse Close, to which Robert was admitted 5th June 1718 after the death of Susanna his mother.

(Abutments)

(Slightly tattered)

Accession number 2720/4/1

9th June 1720

Lease from William Churchman if Illington, Co. Norfolk, Esq., to Henry Cocksage of Elmswell, Yeoman, for 9 years at £65 and 10 shillings annual rent, of the mansion house called Marriots, late of Robert Fisks, Gent., and heretofore of Susan Fisk, Widow, lands late of Thomas Fiske, Gent., now in the occupation of Susan Spindelow, late of Benjamin Green; clauses re. tillage, etc. (Paper, repaired and torn).

Endorsed: Memoranda that Widow Prick to have the tenancy for 7 years, and 7 years longer; 6th March 1729/ 30 and 30th September 1735.

Accession number 2720/4/4

15th June 1734

Acquittance from Daniel Waldo of Wanstead, Co. Essex, Merchant, and Susan his wife, late Churchman, for £100, to William Churchman, brother of Susan, son of William Churchman of Illington, Co. Norfolk, Esq., and nephew of Robert Fiske, late of Clopton Hall in Rattlesden, Esq., who devised lands in Elmswell, Norton and Great Ashfield, (occupiers), to Susan Churchman his sister for life, then to his nephew, conditional on the latter’s paying £100 apiece to his sisters Susan, Mary, Ann and Alice.

(2 heraldic seals applied, identical)

Accession number 2720/4/6

30th October 1813

Receipt for John Hull for 2 shillings 3 pence for candles, signed T. Sturley.

Accession number 2720/5/1