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History of Norfolk

Norfolk is in East Anglia

Around 1011 Ralph "Staller" Gael Earl East Anglia 1011-1068 was born at Norfolk.

Around 1156 Ida Tosny Countess Norfolk 1156-1226 was born to Ralph Tosny 1132-1162 (24) and Margaret Beaumont at Norfolk.

Around 1505 Jane Parker Viscountess Rochford 1505-1542 was born to Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal 10th Baron Morley 1481-1556 (24) and Alice St John Baroness Marshal Baroness Morley at Norfolk.

Around 1505 Margaret Parker was born to Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal 10th Baron Morley 1481-1556 (24) and Alice St John Baroness Marshal Baroness Morley at Norfolk.

Ashill

In 1198 Henry Hastings 1198-1250 was born to William Hastings 1162-1226 (36) and Margery Bigod at Ashill.

Ashwellthorpe

Around 1416 Frederick Tilney 1416-1445 was born to Philip Tilney 1400-1453 (16) at Ashwellthorpe.

In 1445 Frederick Tilney 1416-1445 (29) died at Ashwellthorpe.

On or before 22 Jun 1578 Katherine Knyvet 1578-1629 was born to Thomas Knyvet 4th Baron Berners 1539-1616 (39). On 22 Jun 1578 she was baptisd at Ashwellthorpe.

Around 1565. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Knyvet 4th Baron Berners 1539-1616 (26).

Ashwellthorpe Hall Ashwellthorpe

Before 1445 Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey 1444-1497 was born to Frederick Tilney 1416-1445 and Elizabeth Cheney 1422-1473 at Ashwellthorpe Hall Ashwellthorpe.

Attleborough

On 26 Feb 1441 John Radclyffe 1380-1441 (61) died at Attleborough.

Bacton

Bromholm Norfolk

Bromholm Priory

In 1113 William de Glanville Lord of Bromholm 1086-1147 (27) founded Bromholm Priory for seven or eight Cluniac monks from the Priory of Castle Acre. It was subordinate to Castle Acre Abbey until 1195 when it was exempted by Pope Celestine III.

In 1167 Bartholomew de Glanville 1145-1167 (22) died. His left "the Church of Paston and its appurtenances, with the lands and the woods there" to the monks at Bromholm Priory.

In 1223 Henry III King England 1207-1272 (15) visited Bromholm Priory to take the holy waters.

In 1536 Bromholm Priory was suppressed It eventually came into the possession of the Paston family.

Barton Bendish

Before 1479 Thomas Lovell 1478-1524 was born to Thomas or Ralph Lovell of Barton Bendish Norfolk 1435-1479 in Barton Bendish.

Blickling

Around 1395 Nicholas Dagworth of Blickling -1402 and Eleanor Rossall 1377-1432 (18) were married.

On 02 Jan 1402 Nicholas Dagworth of Blickling -1402 died without issue. Brass in St Andrew's Church Blickling. His widow Eleanor Rossall 1377-1432 (25) sold the Blickling estates and around 1409 married a second time John Mortimer 1378-1424 (24).

In 1434 Isabella Boleyn 1434-1485 was born to Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor London 1406-1463 (28) and Ann Hoo 1425-1484 (9) at Blickling.

In 1434 John Fortescue 1434-1500 was born to Richard Fortescue 1414-1455 in Blickling.

In 1451 William Boleyn 1451-1505 was born to Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor London 1406-1463 (45) and Ann Hoo 1425-1484 (26) at Blickling.

On 26 Jun 1458 Cecily Boleyn 1408-1458 (50) died at Blickling. She was buried at St Andrew's Church Blickling where there is a brass in her memory.

On 18 Nov 1475 Anne Boleyn 1475-1556 was born to William Boleyn 1451-1505 (24) and Margaret Butler 1465-1537 (10) at Blickling.

On 23 Apr 1485 Isabella Boleyn 1434-1485 (51) died at Blickling. Brass at St Andrew's Church Blickling.

In 1512 Anna Wood aka Wode -1512 died in childbirth whilst visiting her sister Elizabeth at Blickling. She was buried in St Andrew's Church Blickling where there is a brass in her memory. Memorial brass in St Andrew's Church Blickling.

In 1561 James Boleyn 1463-1561 died. Edward Clere 1536-1606 (24) inherited the estate at Blickling.

In 1671 Henry Hobart 4th Baronet Hobart 1657-1698 (14) was knighted by Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (40) at Blickling.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (30). Portrait of the future Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (11).

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676 (21). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (34) in his Garter Robes.

Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (43). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) in his coronation robes.

Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

On 14 Nov 1841 John Kerr 7th Marquess Lothian 1794-1841 (47) died at Blickling Hall. His son William Schomberg Kerr 8th Marquess Lothian 1832-1870 (9) succeeded 8th Marquess Lothian. He inherited the Blickling estate and made significant changes.
Memorial to John Kerr 7th Marquess Lothian 1794-1841 (47) and Cecil Chetwynd Talbot Marchioness Lothian 1808-1877 (33) at St Andrew's Church Blickling.

Blickling Hall

Blickling Manor Blickling

In 1452 Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor London 1406-1463 (46) purchased at Blickling Manor Blickling from John Fastolf 1380-1459 (72).

St Andrew's Church Blickling

Blundeston

On 29 May 1661 Butts Bacon 1st Baronet Bacon 1580-1661 (81) died. He was buried in Blundeston.

Bradsfield

Around 1385 Thomas Crofts 1385-1425 was born in Bradsfield.

Buckenham

In 1366 Catherine Pole 1339-1366 (27) died at Buckenham.

Buckenham Wayland Buckenham

In 1139 William "Butler" Daubigny 1064-1139 (75) died at Buckenham Wayland Buckenham. He was buried at Wymondham Priory Wymondham.

Buckenham Castle Buckenham

Around 1340 Ivetta Grey 1340-1372 was born to Thomas Grey 1280-1344 (60) and Agnes Bayles at Buckenham Castle Buckenham.

Before 22 Oct 1369 Thomas Grey 1328-1369 died at Buckenham Castle Buckenham.

On 24 Sep 1394 Elizabeth Cromwell 1357-1394 (37) died at Buckenham Castle Buckenham.

Around 1461 Edmund Knyvet 1461-1504 was born to William Knyvet 1440-1515 (21) and Alice Grey at Buckenham Castle Buckenham.

Around 1484 Edmund Knyvet Sargeant Porter 1484-1539 was born to Edmund Knyvet 1461-1504 (23) and Eleanor Tyrrell -1514 at Buckenham Castle Buckenham.

In 1485 Thomas Knyvet 1485-1512 was born to Edmund Knyvet 1461-1504 (24) at Buckenham Castle Buckenham.

Around 1510 Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire 1510-1547 was born to Thomas Knyvet 1485-1512 (25) and Muriel Howard Viscountess Lisle 1485-1511 (25) at Buckenham Castle Buckenham.

Burnham Thorpe

Caister

On 05 Nov 1459 John Fastolf 1380-1459 (79) died at Caister. He was buried at St Benet's Abbey Holmes. William Yelverton Judge 1400-1476 (59) was executor. Fastolf's will was disputed by Yelverton and the other executors once it was discovered that John Paston 1421-1466 (38) was to inherit the estates. The dispute between Yelverton and Paston was taken up by the Lord Chancellor's office and went on for many years.

Calthorpe

On Sunday after the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 1453, and proved 8th of April, 1454; Roger Harsick -1453 desires to be buried in the chancel of South-acre; bequeaths to the fraternity of St. Mary at Dunham 6s. 8d. to the churches of Wickmere and Calthorp, 13s. 4d. to Edmund his brother 5 marks, and to the Lady Margaret Harsyk his sister a legacy.

On 09 Jan 1625 Henry Mordaunt and Barbara Calthorpe 1605-1680 (20) were married at Calthorpe.

Castle Acre

Castle Acre Abbey

Alexander Harsick gaves lands to Castle Acre Abbey called the Sand-Pitts.

Eudo Harsick -1241 and Alice Watshall were benefactors to the abbey of Castleacre who gave them lands to repair their mill here, called Witemill, and the pool, with that of Newmill.

In 1113 William de Glanville Lord of Bromholm 1086-1147 (27) founded Bromholm Priory for seven or eight Cluniac monks from the Priory of Castle Acre. It was subordinate to Castle Acre Abbey until 1195 when it was exempted by Pope Celestine III.

Castle Acre Castle

Around 1080 William Warenne 1st Earl Surrey -1088 commissioned the building of Castle Acre Castle.

Around 1200 Castle Acre Castle reached its final form.

Castle Rising

In 1542 William Sharington 1495-1553 (47) was appointed Constable Castle Rising.

Cawston

Cley next the Sea

Crimston

In 1531 Henry Mordaunt 1531-1572 was born to Robert Mordaunt 1495- at Crimston.

Costessey

On 14 Apr 1345 Hawise Tiptoft 1270-1345 (75) died at Costessey.

Cromer

On 16 Oct 1909 Susan Henrietta Cavendish Viscountess Hampden 1846-1909 (63) died at Cromer.

Cromer Hall Cromer

North Lodge Cromer

On 09 Aug 1916 Victoria Noel 1839-1916 (77) died at North Lodge Cromer.

Crownthorpe

In 1508 Thomas Wyndham 1508-1554 was born to Thomas Wyndham 1466-1522 (42) and Elizabeth Wentworth Countess Bath 1470-1545 (38) at Crownthorpe.

Dereham

Ditchingham

On 20 Mar 1628 John Hobart 3rd Baronet Hobart 1628-1683 was born to Miles Hobart 1595-1632 (32) in Ditchingham.

Dodington

In 1480 Robert Coke of Sparham 1480-1512 was born to John Thomas Coke of Ryston and Sparham 1445-1520 (35) at Dodington.

Dunham Magna

Eudo Harsick -1241 was lord of Dunham Magna and East Lexham.

Eudo Harsick -1241 gave lands in those towns to the Hospital of hospital of St. Mary Magdalen by Lynn, with a fold course for 250 sheep at Dunham Magna, and his lady also gave land and a fold course for 250 sheep at East Lexham, which the said hospital enjoys at this day.

In 1309 a charter of free-warren in South Acre, and in Dunham Magna, was granted to John de Harsyck, and Christian his wife.

On Sunday after the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 1453, and proved 8th of April, 1454; Roger Harsick -1453 desires to be buried in the chancel of South-acre; bequeaths to the fraternity of St. Mary at Dunham 6s. 8d. to the churches of Wickmere and Calthorp, 13s. 4d. to Edmund his brother 5 marks, and to the Lady Margaret Harsyk his sister a legacy.

Richard Dorward and Joan Harsick were married. She inherited the manor of Dunham Magna.

East Dereham

After her father's death in 654 Saint Wihtburh Wuffingas -743 decided to build a convent at East Dereham. A traditional story relates that while she was building the convent, she had nothing but dry bread to give to the workmen. She prayed to the Virgin Mary and was told to send her maids to a local well each morning. There they found two wild does which were gentle enough to be milked; they provided nutritious drink for the workers. This allowed the workers to be fed.

In 798 Saint Wihtburh's remains were dug up and found not to have decayed. This was considered a miracle and her remains were re-interred in the church which she had built in East Dereham. The church became a place of pilgrimage, with people visiting Wihtburh's tomb.

East Harling

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543 (30). Known as "Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling". The subject is believed to be Anne Ashby -1539 wife of Francis Lovell -1552 (18). The starling is probably intended as a rhyming pun of East Harling, where the family had recently inherited the estate of East Harling Hall East Harling. Squirrels nibbling on nuts feature on the heraldry of the Lovell family: the windows of the Church of St Peter and St Paul East Harling include two of the family’s arms in stained glass, each showing six red squirrels. The commission may commemorate the birth of a son to the couple in the spring of 1526, but it also showed off their new status as wealthy landowners.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543 (30). Known as "Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling". The subject is believed to be Anne Ashby -1539 wife of Francis Lovell -1552 (18). The starling is probably intended as a rhyming pun of East Harling, where the family had recently inherited the estate of East Harling Hall East Harling. Squirrels nibbling on nuts feature on the heraldry of the Lovell family: the windows of the Church of St Peter and St Paul East Harling include two of the family’s arms in stained glass, each showing six red squirrels. The commission may commemorate the birth of a son to the couple in the spring of 1526, but it also showed off their new status as wealthy landowners.

Church of St Peter and St Paul East Harling

On 09 Sep 1435 Robert Harling -1435 died. He was buried in Church of St Peter and St Paul East Harling.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543 (30). Known as "Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling". The subject is believed to be Anne Ashby -1539 wife of Francis Lovell -1552 (18). The starling is probably intended as a rhyming pun of East Harling, where the family had recently inherited the estate of East Harling Hall East Harling. Squirrels nibbling on nuts feature on the heraldry of the Lovell family: the windows of the Church of St Peter and St Paul East Harling include two of the family’s arms in stained glass, each showing six red squirrels. The commission may commemorate the birth of a son to the couple in the spring of 1526, but it also showed off their new status as wealthy landowners.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543 (30). Known as "Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling". The subject is believed to be Anne Ashby -1539 wife of Francis Lovell -1552 (18). The starling is probably intended as a rhyming pun of East Harling, where the family had recently inherited the estate of East Harling Hall East Harling. Squirrels nibbling on nuts feature on the heraldry of the Lovell family: the windows of the Church of St Peter and St Paul East Harling include two of the family’s arms in stained glass, each showing six red squirrels. The commission may commemorate the birth of a son to the couple in the spring of 1526, but it also showed off their new status as wealthy landowners.

East Harling Hall East Harling

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543 (30). Known as "Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling". The subject is believed to be Anne Ashby -1539 wife of Francis Lovell -1552 (18). The starling is probably intended as a rhyming pun of East Harling, where the family had recently inherited the estate of East Harling Hall East Harling. Squirrels nibbling on nuts feature on the heraldry of the Lovell family: the windows of the Church of St Peter and St Paul East Harling include two of the family’s arms in stained glass, each showing six red squirrels. The commission may commemorate the birth of a son to the couple in the spring of 1526, but it also showed off their new status as wealthy landowners.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543 (30). Known as "Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling". The subject is believed to be Anne Ashby -1539 wife of Francis Lovell -1552 (18). The starling is probably intended as a rhyming pun of East Harling, where the family had recently inherited the estate of East Harling Hall East Harling. Squirrels nibbling on nuts feature on the heraldry of the Lovell family: the windows of the Church of St Peter and St Paul East Harling include two of the family’s arms in stained glass, each showing six red squirrels. The commission may commemorate the birth of a son to the couple in the spring of 1526, but it also showed off their new status as wealthy landowners.

Herling's Manor East Harling

East Lexham

Eudo Harsick -1241 was lord of Dunham Magna and East Lexham.

Eudo Harsick -1241 gave lands in those towns to the Hospital of hospital of St. Mary Magdalen by Lynn, with a fold course for 250 sheep at Dunham Magna, and his lady also gave land and a fold course for 250 sheep at East Lexham, which the said hospital enjoys at this day.

Edgefield

On 04 Dec 1409 William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1370-1409 (39) died at Edgefield. He was buried at St James' Church Spilsby. His son Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1385-1452 (24) succeeded 6th Baron Willoughby Eresby.

Elsing

Around 1355 Margaret Hastings 1355-1386 was born to Hugh Hastings 1336-1369 (19) and Margaret Everingham 1331-1375 (24) at Elsing.

In 1529 Anne Hastings 1529-1572 was born to Hugh Hastings 14th Baron Hastings 1505-1540 (24) at Elsing.

Erpingham

Around 1330 Robert Erpingham 1330-1370 was born to Robert Erpingham 1295-1341 (35) at Erpingham.

Around 1355 Thomas Erpingham 1355-1428 was born to Thomas Erpingham of Erpingham in Norfolk in Erpingham.

In 1360 Juliana Erpingham 1360-1415 was born to Robert Erpingham 1330-1370 (30) and Joanne Clopton Baroness Beauchamp Bletsoe 1352-1382 (2) at Erpingham.

On 01 Aug 1370 Robert Erpingham 1330-1370 (40) died at Erpingham.

Around 1404 William Phelip 1353-1404 (51) died at Erpingham.

Felbrigg

Around 1499 Edmund Wyndham 1499-1569 was born to Thomas Wyndham 1466-1522 (33) and Eleanor Scrope 1470-1505 (29) at Felbrigg.

On 23 Jul 1569 Edmund Wyndham 1499-1569 (70) died at Felbrigg.

Felbrigg Hall Felbrigg

On 11 Jan 1805 Maria Augusta Windham Countess Listowel 1805-1871 was born to Vice Admiral William Lukin Windham 1768-1833 (36) and Anne Sara Thellusson 1774-1849 (30) at Felbrigg Hall Felbrigg.

On 04 Jan 1849 Anne Sara Thellusson 1774-1849 (74) died at Felbrigg Hall Felbrigg.

Garboldisham

All Saints Church Garboldisham

On 03 Feb 1704 Robert Bacon 5th Baronet Bacon 1652-1704 was buried in All Saints Church Garboldisham.

Geldeston

In 1444 John Paston 1444-1504 was born to John Paston 1421-1466 (22) and Margaret Mautby at Geldeston.

Gissing

On 29 Jul 1705 Mary Sone Lady Kemp -1705 died at Ubbeston. She was buried at Gissing.

On 26 Sep 1710 Robert Kemp 2nd Baronet Kemp 1628-1710 (82) died. He was buried at Gissing. His son Robert Kemp 3rd Baronet Kemp 1667-1734 (43) succeeded 3rd Baronet Kemp of Gissing in Norfolk.

Gorleston

On 17 May 1923 Keomi aka Keytumas Gray Model 1841-1923 died at Gorleston.

Great Cressingham

On 21 Aug 1629 Dorothy Hopton 1570-1629 (59) died. She was buried at Great Cressingham.

Great Melton

Around 1731 John 1st Lombe Baronet of Great Melton 1731-1817 was born to John Hase of Great Melton in Norfolk and Mary Lombe.

Around 1733 Edward Hase of Salle 1733-1804 was born to John Hase of Great Melton in Norfolk and Mary Lombe.

On 02 Jan 1784 John 1st Lombe Baronet of Great Melton 1731-1817 (53) was created 1st Baronet Lombe aka Jodrell of Salle Park in Norfolk with remainder in default of male issue of his own to his brother Edward Hase of Salle 1733-1804 (51) and the heirs male of his body and in default thereof to the male issue of Edward Hase's daughter, Virtue Hase -1806.

1775 Joshua Reynolds Painter 1723-1788 (51). Portrait of Virtue Hase -1806.

In 1817 John 1st Lombe Baronet of Great Melton 1731-1817 (86) died. His great nephew Richard Paul Jodrell 2nd Baronet 1781-1861 (35) succeeded 2nd Baronet Lombe aka Jodrell of Salle Park in Norfolk.

John Hase of Great Melton in Norfolk and Mary Lombe were married.

Great Moulton

In 1486 Margaret Vernon -1486 died at Great Moulton.

Gressenhall

In 1336 Hugh Hastings 1336-1369 was born to Hugh Hastings 1310-1347 (26) and Margery Foliot 1312-1349 (24) at Gressenhall.

Grimston

Gunton

On 12 Jun 1862 Judith Harbord 1862-1942 was born to Charles Harbord 5th Baron Suffield 1830-1914 (32) and Cecilia Annetta Baring Baroness Suffield at Gunton.

On 31 Dec 1864 Winifred Harbord 1864-1949 was born to Charles Harbord 5th Baron Suffield 1830-1914 (34) and Cecilia Annetta Baring Baroness Suffield at Gunton.

On 07 Jan 1868 Eleanor Harbord 1868-1936 was born to Charles Harbord 5th Baron Suffield 1830-1914 (38) and Cecilia Annetta Baring Baroness Suffield at Gunton.

Heringfleet

In 1660 Butts Bacon 1st Baronet Bacon 1580-1661 (80) was living in Heringfleet.

High Gobion

Hillington

Around 1136 Robert Cheney 1136-1190 was born to Bartholomew de Creke Cheney 1109-1189 (27) at Hillington.

On 04 Mar 1669 William Hovell of Hillington 1636-1669 (33) died. On 07 Dec 1683 Ethelreda Lilly 1635-1683 (48) died. Grave slabs in the Church of St Mary Hillington. William Hovel and his wife Ethelreda Lilly 1635-1683 (34) had one son who predeceased his parents and three daughters of whom Ethelreda Hovell 1669-1731, who married William Wake Archbishop of Canterbury 1657-1737 (12), and Dorothy Hovell -1724 married Martin ffolkes Attorney General 1640-1705 (28) by which marriage Hillington came into the ffolkes family.

Church of St Mary Hillington

Hinclesham

Around 1201 Michael Belet was presented with the living of Hinclesham.

Hingham

Around 1214 William Marshal 1214-1264 was born to John Marshal 1185-1235 (29) and Aline Rye at Hingham.

Around 1240 John Marshal 1240-1282 was born to William Marshal 1214-1264 (26) and Elizabeth Ferrers 1216-1300 (24) at Hingham.

In 1393 Thomas Morley 6th Baron Marshal 5th Baron Morley 1393-1435 was born to Robert Morley 1375-1403 (18) and Isabel Molines at Hingham.

Around 1445 William Grey 1445-1495 was born to William Grey -1474 at Hingham.

Hitcham

On 08 Feb 1608 Arthur Coke 1587-1629 (21) and Elizabeth Waldegrave -1627 were married at Hitcham as recorded in the papers of the Winthrop Family Folio 36: "The viijth of Feb. beinge Shrovetuesday the L Cokes seconde soonne maryed the daughter and heire of Sir George Waldegrave at Hiccham". The Hitcham Register gives 09 Feb as the date of the marriage.

Holburn

On 15 Nov 1561 Robert Coke 1513-1561 (48) died at Holburn. He was buried at Mileham.

Parish of St George the Martyr Holburn

Queen Street Parish of St George the Martyr Holburn

On 22 Oct 1712 James Hamilton 8th Earl Abercorn 1712-1789 was born to James Hamilton 7th Earl Abercorn 1686-1744 (26) and Anne Plumer Countess Abercorn 1690-1776 (22) in Queen Street Parish of St George the Martyr Holburn.

St Andrew's Church Holburn

On 15 Nov 1708 Stephen Anderson 3rd Baronet Anderson 1708-1773 was born to Stephen Anderson 2nd Baronet Anderson 1678-1741 (30). He was baptised at St Andrew's Church Holburn on the same day.

Holkham

On 10 Jul 1137 Payn Fitzjohn 1086-1137 (51) died at Holkham.

On 02 May 1874 Henry Strutt 2nd Baron Belper 1840-1914 (33) and Margaret Coke Baroness Belper 1852-1922 (22) were married at Holkham.

Holkham Hall Holkham

Around 1250. Church of St Withburga Holkham. The tower circa 13th Century. The rest of the church extensively rebuilt in 1767. It is now located in the grounds of Holkham Hall Holkham. It was built on a mound which may pre-date the church and may represent high ground near to the coast which is now further from the church as a consequence of land reclamation. The church is uniquely dedicated to Saint Wihtburh Wuffingas -743.

On 25 Jan 1779 Anne Margaret Coke Viscountess Anson 1779-1843 was born to Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester 1754-1842 (24) and Jane Dutton 1753-1800 (25) at Holkham Hall Holkham.

On 03 Apr 1807 Jane Digby 1807-1881 was born to Admiral Henry Digby 1770-1842 (37) and Jane Elizabeth Coke 1777-1863 (29) at Holkham Hall Holkham.

On 23 Mar 1821 Anne Dutton 1743-1821 (78) died at Holkham Hall Holkham. Grave slab at Church of St Withburga Holkham.

On 29 Apr 1863 Jane Elizabeth Coke 1777-1863 (85) died in a shooting accident at Holkham Hall Holkham.

Church of St Withburga Holkham

Holmes

St Benet's Abbey Holmes

On 25 Aug 1446 Millicent Tiptoft 1368-1446 (78) died. She was buried at St Benet's Abbey Holmes.

On 05 Nov 1459 John Fastolf 1380-1459 (79) died at Caister. He was buried at St Benet's Abbey Holmes. William Yelverton Judge 1400-1476 (59) was executor. Fastolf's will was disputed by Yelverton and the other executors once it was discovered that John Paston 1421-1466 (38) was to inherit the estates. The dispute between Yelverton and Paston was taken up by the Lord Chancellor's office and went on for many years.

Holt

Around 1485 Richard Gresham Lord Mayor 1485-1549 was born to John Gresham at Holt.

In 1495 John Gresham Lord Mayor 1495-1556 was born to John Gresham at Holt.

Gresham's School Holt

In 1555 John Gresham Lord Mayor 1495-1556 (60) founded at Gresham's School Holt.

Houghton

On 26 Aug 1676 Robert Walpole Prime Minister 1st Earl Orford 1676-1745 was born to Colonel Robert Walpole 1650-1700 (25) at Houghton.

Howe

On 16 Jan 1501 Anthony Denny 1501-1549 was born to Edmund Denny Chief Baron 1457-1520 (44) and Mary Troutbeck 1488-1507 (13) at Howe.

In 1505 Martha Denny 1505-1572 was born to Edmund Denny Chief Baron 1457-1520 (48) and Mary Troutbeck 1488-1507 (17) at Howe.

Around 1512 William Walsingham -1534 and Joyce Denny 1506-1560 (5) were married at Howe.

Hunstanton

Around 1232 Robert Strange 1232-1276 was born to John Strange 1194-1269 (38) and Lucy Tregoz at Hunstanton.

Around 1289 Hamon Strange 1289-1317 was born to John Strange 1st Baron Strange Knockin 1253-1309 (36) and Maud Eiville Baroness Strange Knockin at Hunstanton.

In 1311 Hamon Strange 1311-1368 was born to Hamon Strange 1289-1317 (22) at Hunstanton. Date changed to be consistent with his father's death in Nov 1317.

In Nov 1317 Hamon Strange 1289-1317 (28) died at Hunstanton.

On 04 Jun 1339 Margaret Vernon 1290-1339 (49) died at Hunstanton.

In 1368 Hamon Strange 1311-1368 (57) died at Hunstanton.

Around 1387 John Strange 1387-1436 was born to John Strange 1347-1417 (40) at Hunstanton.

On 26 Oct 1436 John Strange 1387-1436 (49) died at Hunstanton.

In 1493 Thomas Strange 1493-1545 was born to Robert Strange 1479-1511 (14) at Hunstanton.

Around 1515 Nicholas Strange 1515-1579 was born to Thomas Strange 1493-1545 (22) and Anne Vaux 1500-1569 (15) at Hunstanton.

On 16 Jan 1545 Thomas Strange 1493-1545 (52) died at Hunstanton.

In Mar 1562 Nicholas Strange 1562-1591 was born to Hamon Strange -1580 and Elizabeth Hastings 1533-1580 (29) at Hunstanton.

Around 1575 Ellen Helena Fitzwilliam 1520-1575 (55) died at Hunstanton.

On 19 Feb 1579 Nicholas Strange 1515-1579 (64) died at Hunstanton.

On 15 Dec 1591 Nicholas Strange 1562-1591 (29) died at Hunstanton.

On 17 Dec 1616 Roger Strange 1616-1704 was born to Hamon Strange 1583-1654 (33) and Anne Stubbe at Hunstanton.

Ingham

On 01 Jun 1306 Alan Fitzalan of Bedale 1238-1267 (68) was killed by Payn le Keu in self-defense in Ingham.

On 23 Jun 1357 Miles Stapleton 1357-1419 was born to Miles Stapleton 1320-1364 (37) at Ingham.

Around 1379 Bryan Stapleton 1379-1438 was born to Miles Stapleton 1357-1419 (21) at Ingham.

Around 1410 Miles Stapleton 1410-1466 was born to Bryan Stapleton 1379-1438 (31) at Ingham.

Kenninghall

On 25 Aug 1554 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (81) died at Kenninghall. He was buried at Church of St Michael the Archangel Framlingham. His grandson Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572 (18) succeeded 4th Duke Norfolk 3C 1483, 3rd Earl Surrey 3C 1483.

In Sep 1554 Henry Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley 1534-1613 (19) and Katherine Howard Baroness Berkeley 1538-1596 (16) were married at Kenninghall. Katherine Howard Baroness Berkeley 1538-1596 (16) by marriage Baroness Berkeley 2C 1421.

Kenninghall Palace Kenninghall

On 10 Mar 1536 Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572 was born to Henry Howard 1516-1547 (20) and Frances Vere 1517-1577 (19) at Kenninghall Palace Kenninghall.

Around 1575 Unknown Painter. Based on a work of 1546. After William Scrots Painter 1517-1553. Portrait of Henry Howard 1516-1547.

Around 1575 based on a work of 1546.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Henry Howard 1516-1547.

In 1546 Unknown Painter. Italian. Portrait of Henry Howard 1516-1547 (30) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter. His right , his left .

Ketteringham

In 1568 Abigail Heveningham 1568-1602 was born to Arthur Heveningham 1545-1630 (23) at Ketteringham.

In 1630 Arthur Heveningham 1545-1630 (85) died at Ketteringham.

Kimberley

King's Lynn

Edward IV escapes to Flanders

In Sep 1470 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (28) fled from King's Lynn to the court of Charles the Bold (36) who was married to his sister Margaret (24) two years earlier.

In Apr 1512 Robert Coke of Sparham 1480-1512 (32) died at King's Lynn.

Around 1575 Thomas Wyndham 1575-1631 was born to Henry Wyndham 1553-1622 (21) at King's Lynn.

John Evelyn's Diary 1677 September. 10 Sep 1677. To divert me, my Lord (59) would needs carry me to see Ipswich, when we dined with one Mr. Mann by the way, who was Recorder of the town. There were in our company my Lord Huntingtower (28), son to the Duchess of Lauderdale (50), Sir Edward Bacon, a learned gentleman of the family of the great Chancellor Verulam, and Sir John Felton, with some other knights and gentlemen. After dinner came the bailiff and magistrates in their formalities with their maces to compliment my Lord (59), and invite him to the town-house, where they presented us a collation of dried sweetmeats and wine, the bells ringing, etc. Then, we went to see the town, and first, the Lord Viscount Hereford's (3) house, which stands in a park near the town, like that at Brussels, in Flanders; the house not great, yet pretty, especially the hall. The stews for fish succeeded one another, and feed one the other, all paved at bottom. There is a good picture of the blessed virgin in one of the parlors, seeming to be of Holbein, or some good master. Then we saw the Haven, seven miles from Harwich. The tide runs out every day, but the bedding being soft mud, it is safe for shipping and a station. The trade of Ipswich is for the most part Newcastle on Tyne coals, with which they supply London; but it was formerly a clothing town. There is not any beggar asks alms in the whole place, a thing very extraordinary, so ordered by the prudence of the magistrates. It has in it fourteen or fifteen beautiful churches: in a word, it is for building, cleanness, and good order, one of the best towns in England. Cardinal Wolsey was a butcher's son of Ipswich, but there is little of that magnificent Prelate's foundation here, besides a school and I think a library, which I did not see. His intentions were to build some great thing. We returned late to Euston, having traveled about fifty miles this day.
Since first I was at this place, I found things exceedingly improved. It is seated in a bottom between two graceful swellings, the main building being now in the figure of a Greek II with four pavilions, two at each corner, and a break in the front, railed and balustered at the top, where I caused huge jars to be placed full of earth to keep them steady upon their pedestals between the statues, which make as good a show as if they were of stone, and, though the building be of brick, and but two stories besides cellars and garrets covered with blue slate, yet there is room enough for a full court, the offices and outhouses being so ample and well disposed. the King's (47) apartment is painted à fresco, and magnificently furnished. There are many excellent pictures of the great masters. The gallery is a pleasant, noble room; in the break, or middle, is a billiard table, but the wainscot, being of fir, and painted, does not please me so well as Spanish oak without paint. The chapel is pretty, the porch descending to the gardens. The orange garden is very fine, and leads into the greenhouse, at the end of which is a hall to eat in, and the conservatory some hundred feet long, adorned with maps, as the other side is with the heads of the Cæsars, ill cut in alabaster; above are several apartments for my Lord, Lady, and Duchess, with kitchens and other offices below, in a lesser form; lodgings for servants, all distinct for them to retire to when they please and would be in private, and have no communication with the palace, which he tells me he will wholly resign to his son-in-law and daughter, that charming young creature.
The canal running under my Lady's (43) dressing room chamber window, is full of carps and fowl, which come and are fed there. The cascade at the end of the canal turns a cornmill that provides the family, and raises water for the fountains and offices. To pass this canal into the opposite meadows, Sir Samuel Morland (52) has invented a screw bridge, which, being turned with a key, lands you fifty feet distant at the entrance of an ascending walk of trees, a mile in length,—as it is also on the front into the park,—of four rows of ash trees, and reaches to the park pale, which is nine miles in compass, and the best for riding and meeting the game that I ever saw. There were now of red and fallow deer almost a thousand, with good covert, but the soil barren and flying sand, in which nothing will grow kindly. The tufts of fir, and much of the other wood, were planted by my direction some years before. This seat is admirably placed for field sports, hawking, hunting, or racing. The mutton is small, but sweet. The stables hold thirty horses and four coaches. The out-offices make two large quadrangles, so as servants never lived with more ease and convenience; never master more civil. Strangers are attended and accommodated as at their home, in pretty apartments furnished with all manner of conveniences and privacy.
There is a library full of excellent books; bathing rooms, elaboratory, dispensary, a decoy, and places to keep and fat fowl in. He had now in his new church (near the garden) built a dormitory, or vault, with several repositories, in which to bury his family.
In the expense of this pious structure, the church is most laudable, most of the houses of God in this country resembling rather stables and thatched cottages than temples in which to serve the Most High. He has built a lodge in the park for the keeper, which is a neat dwelling, and might become any gentleman. The same has he done for the parson, little deserving it for murmuring that my Lord put him some time out of his wretched hovel, while it was building. He has also erected a fair inn at some distance from his palace, with a bridge of stone over a river near it, and repaired all the tenants' houses, so as there is nothing but neatness and accommodations about his estate, which I yet think is not above £1,500 a year. I believe he had now in his family one hundred domestic servants.
His lady (43) (being one of the Brederode's daughters, grandchild to a natural son of Henry Frederick, Prince of Orange) [Note. Evelyn confused here. Elisabeth Nassau Beverweert Countess Arlington 1633-1718 (43) was the daughter of Louis Nassau Beverweert 1602-1665 who was the illegitimate son of Maurice Orange Nassau I Prince Orange 1567-1625. Frederick Henry Orange Nassau II Prince Orange 1584-1647 was the younger brother of Maurice Orange Nassau I Prince Orange 1567-1625.] is a good-natured and obliging woman. They love fine things, and to live easily, pompously, and hospitably; but, with so vast expense, as plunges my Lord (59) into debts exceedingly. My Lord (59) himself is given into no expensive vice but building, and to have all things rich, polite, and princely. He never plays, but reads much, having the Latin, French, and Spanish tongues in perfection. He has traveled much, and is the best bred and courtly person his Majesty (47) has about him, so as the public Ministers more frequent him than any of the rest of the nobility. While he was Secretary of State and Prime Minister, he had gotten vastly, but spent it as hastily, even before he had established a fund to maintain his greatness; and now beginning to decline in favor (the Duke being no great friend of his), he knows not how to retrench. He was son of a Doctor of Laws, whom I have seen, and, being sent from Westminster School to Oxford, with intention to be a divine, and parson of Arlington, a village near Brentford, when Master of Arts the Rebellion falling out, he followed the King's (47) Army, and receiving an HONORABLE WOUND IN THE FACE, grew into favor, and was advanced from a mean fortune, at his Majesty's (47) Restoration, to be an Earl and Knight of the Garter, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, and first favorite for a long time, during which the King (47) married his natural son, the Duke of Grafton (13), to his only daughter (22) and heiress, as before mentioned, worthy for her beauty and virtue of the greatest prince in Christendom. My Lord is, besides this, a prudent and understanding person in business, and speaks well; unfortunate yet in those he has advanced, most of them proving ungrateful. The many obligations and civilities I have received from this noble gentleman, extracts from me this character, and I am sorry he is in no better circumstances.
Having now passed near three weeks at Euston, to my great satisfaction, with much difficulty he suffered me to look homeward, being very earnest with me to stay longer; and, to engage me, would himself have carried me to Lynn-Regis, a town of important traffic, about twenty miles beyond, which I had never seen; as also the Traveling Sands, about ten miles wide of Euston, that have so damaged the country, rolling from place to place, and, like the Sands in the Deserts of Lybia, quite overwhelmed some gentlemen's whole estates, as the relation extant in print, and brought to our Society, describes at large.

Around 1641 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (22). Portrait of Elizabeth Murray Duchess Lauderdale 1626-1698 (14).

Around 1648 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (29). Portrait of Elizabeth Murray Duchess Lauderdale 1626-1698 (21).

Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of Elizabeth Murray Duchess Lauderdale 1626-1698 (38).

Around 1675 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (56). Portrait of John Maitland 1st Duke Lauderdale 1616-1682 (58) and Elizabeth Murray Duchess Lauderdale 1626-1698 (48).

Around 1647 John Weesop Painter -1652. Portrait of Elizabeth Murray Duchess Lauderdale 1626-1698 (20).

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (30). Portrait of the future Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (11).

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676 (21). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (34) in his Garter Robes.

Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (43). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) in his coronation robes.

Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

In 1651 Gerrit van Honthorst Painter 1592-1656 (58). Portrait of Elisabeth Nassau Beverweert Countess Arlington 1633-1718 (17).

1645 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (26). Portrait of Samuel Morland Polymath 1st Baronet 1625-1695 (20).

Around 1650. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Louis Nassau Beverweert 1602-1665 (48).

In 1623 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt Painter 1566-1641 (56). Portrait of Frederick Henry Orange Nassau II Prince Orange 1584-1647 (38).

Around 1634 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641 (34). Portrait of Frederick Henry Orange Nassau II Prince Orange 1584-1647 (49).

Before 27 Jun 1641 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt Painter 1566-1641. Portrait of Maurice Orange Nassau I Prince Orange 1567-1625.

In 1756 Joshua Reynolds Painter 1723-1788 (32). Portrait of Henry Fitzroy 1st Duke Grafton 1663-1690 in his Garter Robes.

On 09 Oct 1818 Harvey Goodwin Bishop Carlisle 1818-1891 was born in King's Lynn.

Hospital of St Mary Magdalene King's Lynn

Langley Priory

On 20 Sep 1369 Eve Clavering 1305-1369 (64) died at Langley Priory.

Launditch Hundred

Fransham Launditch Hundred

Swathing's Manor Fransham Launditch Hundred

On 15 Oct 1519 Thomas Sharington of Cranworth in Norfolk made his will in which he left Swathing's Manor Fransham Launditch Hundred to his eldest son William Sharington 1495-1553 (24).

After 15 Oct 1519 William Sharington 1495-1553 inherited Swathing's Manor Fransham Launditch Hundred from his father.

In 1532 William Sharington 1495-1553 (37) sold Swathing's Manor Fransham Launditch Hundred.

Letton

Around 1565 Elizabeth Gurdon 1565-1582 was born to John Gurdon 1536-1623 (29) and Amy Brampton -1608.

In 1579 John Gurdon 1536-1623 (43) and Amy Brampton -1608 were married.

On 07 Jul 1608 Amy Brampton -1608 died.

Amy Brampton -1608 was born to William Brampton of Letton at Assington.

Litcham

Around 1276 Robert Strange 1232-1276 (44) died at Litcham.

Little Walsingham

In 1585 Thomas Sydney -1585 died at Little Walsingham.

Lopham

Close Rolls Richard II 1396 1399 V6. 14 Jun 1399. Westminster Palace. To the keepers, farmers, occupiers or receivers of the manor of Lopham co. Norffolk for the time being. Order every year to pay to Roger Bliklynge his raiment or 13s. 4d. for it, and 3d. a day, and to pay him the arrears since 5 February 8 Richard II, on which date the king confirmed letters patent whereby Margaret late duchess of Norffolk, by name of Margaret countess of Norffolk, granted to the said Roger for life the office of keeper of the park, warren and game to the said manor pertaining, raiment once a year at Christmas of the suit of her esquires or 13s. 4d., and 3d. a day of the agistments of the park at the feast of St. Peter in autumn.

Melton Constable

Around 1438 Thomas Astley 1438-1501 was born to John Astley 1409-1475 (29) in Melton Constable.

In 1469 Thomas Astley of Hilmorton and Melton Constable 1469-1543 was born.

Around 1469 Thomas Astley 1469-1543 was born to Thomas Astley 1438-1501 (31) in Melton Constable.

Around 08 Apr 1475 John Astley 1409-1475 (66) died in Melton Constable.

Around 1504 John Astley of Melton Constable 1504-1558 was born to Thomas Astley 1469-1543 (35) in Melton Constable.

Before 1507 Thomas Astley of Hilmorton and Melton Constable 1469-1543 and Anne Wood aka Wode -1512 were married.

Around 1507 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 was born to Thomas Astley of Hilmorton and Melton Constable 1469-1543 (38) and Anne Wood aka Wode -1512. His mother was the sister of Elizabeth Wood aka Wode who was married to James Boleyn 1463-1561 who was uncle to Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (6).

Around 1580 based on a work of around 1534.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England.

On 19 Oct 1543 Thomas Astley of Hilmorton and Melton Constable 1469-1543 (74) died.

In 1545 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (38) and Katherine "Kat" Champernowne 1502-1565 (43) were married.

In 1554 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (47) was in Padua.

In Dec 1558 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (51) was appointed Master of the Jewel House. Katherine "Kat" Champernowne 1502-1565 (56) was appointed Chief Lady of the Bedchamber to .

Elizabeth I's visit to Cambridge University

In Aug 1564 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (30) visited Cambridge University accompanied by William Howard 1st Baron Howard 1510-1573 (54) and William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (43). William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (43) was created as Master of Arts: Cambridge University. John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (57) was created as Master of Arts: Cambridge University. .

After 1565 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 and Margaret Grey were married.

Around 1568 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (61) was granted the castle and manor of Allington.

Around Jul 1595 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 (88) died in Maidstone. He was buried in All Saints Church Maidstone.

On 11 May 1603 John Astley Master of the Revels -1641 was knighted at Charterhouse.

In 1614 John Astley Master of the Revels -1641 was elected MP Oxford.

On 22 May 1622 John Astley Master of the Revels -1641 was appointed Master of the Revels but sold his interest to Henry Herbert Master of the Revels 1594-1673 (28) by 1623.

In 1641 John Astley Master of the Revels -1641 died.

Alice Catherine Astley 1435-1503 was born to John Astley 1409-1475 in Melton Constable.

John Astley Master of the Revels -1641 was born to John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 and Margaret Grey.

Merton

On 03 Jul 1665 James Grey 1618-1665 (47) died at Merton.

On 08 Sep 1839 Thomas Grey 4th Baron Walsingham 1778-1839 (61) died at Merton. His son Thomas Grey 5th Baron Walsingham 1804-1870 (35) succeeded 5th Baron Walsingham of Walsingham in Norfolk.

On 18 May 1845 Elizabeth North Baroness Walsingham 1776-1845 (68) died. She was buried at Merton.

On 31 Dec 1870 Thomas Grey 5th Baron Walsingham 1804-1870 (66) committed suicide at Merton. His son Thomas Grey 6th Baron Walsingham 1843-1919 (27) succeeded 6th Baron Walsingham of Walsingham in Norfolk.

Mileham

In 1513 Robert Coke 1513-1561 was born to Robert Coke of Sparham 1480-1512 at Mileham.

On 15 Nov 1561 Robert Coke 1513-1561 (48) died at Holburn. He was buried at Mileham.

Around 1563 Nicholas Bohun 1563-1602 was born to Francis Bohun 1525-1607 (38) and Elizabeth Knyvet 1525- at Mileham.

North Creke

Around 1109 Bartholomew de Creke Cheney 1109-1189 was born to Ralph Cheney 1069-1147 (40) at North Creke.

In 1163 Robert Cheney 1163-1203 was born to Robert Cheney 1136-1190 (27) at North Creke.

In 1190 Robert Cheney 1136-1190 (54) died at North Creke.

North Elmham

Before 824 Humbertus Bishop -869 was consecrated Bishop of Elmham.

In 1043 Stigand Archbishop of Canterbury -1072 was appointed Bishop of Elmham.

In 1047 Æthelmaer Bishop of Elmham was consecrated Bishop of Elmham.

In 1070 Herfast Bishop Chancellor -1084 was consecrated Bishop of Elmham.

Flower of History by Matthew of Westminster Chapter 1 1066 1087 How king William feeling secure at length becomes a tyrant instead of a king. 04 Apr 1070. On the fourth day of April, king William (42), being now become more secure on his throne, violated his promises in many respects ; and he caused the monasteries to be searched throughout the whole of England, and commanded the money found in them, and the charters, in the privileges granted by which the nobles of England placed their trust, and which the king, when in a position of difficulty, had sworn to observe himself, to be carried off by force from the churches where they had been deposited, and where they had hitherto lain in security, and to be taken to his own treasury.
Moreover, the whole Anglican Church held a great council in Easter week, at Winchester, by the management of the king, where many of the things which concerned the kingdom were changed. At that council too, Stigand, archbishop of Canterbury, was ignominiously degraded, and his brother, Aylmer, bishop of East Anglia, and many other bishops and abbots were deposed at the same time. Aegelwin, bishop of Durham, alone, of all the prelates of England, seeing the unjust oppression of his brethren, and sympathizing with them, and feeling zeal for God, went of his own accord into banishment from England, wishing to entangle the oppressors in the knot of excommunication. Stigand was succeeded by Lanfranc (65), a monk, a man of elegant learning, and adorned with many and various other accomplishments, who, among other magnificent works, composed a treatise on the Sacrament of the Altar, confirming the Catholic Faith. Aylmer was succeeded by Arfast, the king's chaplain ; and he transferred the seat of his diocese to Thetford.

On 10 Feb 1581 Lionel Tollemache 1st Baronet Talmash 1562-1621 (18) and Katherine Cromwell 1562-1620 (19) were married at North Elmham.

North Walsham

Battle of North Walsham

On 25 Jun 1381 Henry Despencer Bishop of Norwich 1341-1406 (40) brought the Peasant's Revolt to an end at North Walsham at the Battle of North Walsham.

Norwich

Mitford

Elsing Mitford

On 29 Jul 1347 Hugh Hastings 1310-1347 (37) died at Elsing Mitford.

Gressenhall Mitford

In Oct 1242 Margaret Say 6th Baroness Burford 1182-1242 (60) died at Gressenhall Mitford.

Hockering Mitford

Around 1300 Hawise Marshal 3rd Baroness Marshal 1300-1327 was born to William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal 1277-1314 (22) and Christiana Fitzwalter Baroness Marshal 1275-1315 (25) at Hockering Mitford.

On 06 Dec 1315 Christiana Fitzwalter Baroness Marshal 1275-1315 (40) died at Hockering Mitford.

Litcham Mitford

Around 1294 John St Leger of Offley 1294-1326 was born at Litcham Mitford.

Around 1319 Thomas Hoo 1319-1380 was born at Litcham Mitford.

In 1335 William Hoo 1335-1410 was born to Thomas Hoo 1319-1380 (16) and Isabel St Leger 1320-1393 (14) at Litcham Mitford.

Around 1370 Thomas Hoo 1370-1420 was born to William Hoo 1335-1410 (35) at Litcham Mitford.

Mundford

On 30 Nov 1288 Gerard Lisle 1248-1288 (40) died at Mundford.

Narborough

In 1602 Clement Spelman of Narborough -1607 and Anne Carvill -1610 were married.

Before 12 Sep 1606 Clement Spelman of Narborough -1607 and Ursula Willoughby 1593-1647 were married.

On 12 Sep 1606 John Spelman MP 1606-1663 was born to Clement Spelman of Narborough -1607 and Ursula Willoughby 1593-1647 (13).

On 24 Sep 1607 Clement Spelman of Narborough -1607 died. In 1647 Ursula Willoughby 1593-1647 (54) died. They were buried at All Saints Church Narborough. Elbow Reclining Figure. Jacobean Hooded Monument.

Around 1608 Clement Spelman Judge 1608-1680 was born to Clement Spelman of Narborough -1607 and Ursula Willoughby 1593-1647 (15).

On 01 Aug 1640 Mundeford Spelman 1640-1723 was born to John Spelman MP 1606-1663 (33) and Anne Heveningham -1649.

Long Parliament

In 1645 John Spelman MP 1606-1663 (38) was elected MP Castle Rising in the Long Parliament.

Pride's Purge

On 06 Jan 1649 Thomas Pride, on behalf of Thomas Fairfax 3rd Lord Fairfax 1612-1671 (36) and Henry Ireton 1611-1651 (38), supported by two regiments, and Nathaniel Rich's Regiment of Horse, with Thomas Grey 1623-1657 (26), prevented MPs opposed to the trial of King Charles I (48) from entering Parliament including ...
James Herbert 1623-1667 (26).
Robert Pye 1620-1701 (29).
Ambrose Browne 1st Baronet Browne -1661.
Denzil Holles 1st Baron Holles 1599-1680 (49).
John Spelman MP 1606-1663 (42).

Around 1650. Robert Walker Painter 1599-1658 (51). Portrait of Henry Ireton 1611-1651 (39).

In 1633 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641 (33). Portrait of Charles I King England Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (32) known as Charles I with M.De St Antoine.

Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641 (37). Portrait of Charles I King England Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (36).

In 1660 John Spelman MP 1606-1663 (53) was elected MP Castle Rising in the Convention Parliament.

Before 31 Jan 1663 John Spelman MP 1606-1663 and Anne Heveningham -1649 were married.

On 31 Jan 1663 John Spelman MP 1606-1663 (56) died. On 12 Jun 1649 Anne Heveningham -1649 died. They were buried in All Saints Church Narborough.

On 30 Jan 1680 Clement Spelman Judge 1608-1680 (72) died. He was buried at All Saints Church Narborough apparently having requested to be buried upright.

Before 28 Sep 1691 Mundeford Spelman 1640-1723 and Anna Walpole 1656-1691 were married.

On 30 Jan 1723 Mundeford Spelman 1640-1723 (82) died. He was buried at All Saints Church Narborough.

Around 1728 Rev Henry Spelman 1728-1810 was born to Mundeford Spelman 1640-1723.

Before 30 Aug 1810 Rev Henry Spelman 1728-1810 and Ann Harwick -1795 were married.

On 30 Aug 1810 Rev Henry Spelman 1728-1810 (82) died. On 13 Jan 1795 Ann Harwick -1795 died. They were buried at All Saints Church Narborough.

Clement Spelman of Narborough -1607 was born to John Spelman of -1545 and Margaret Blennerhasset -1558. The mother assumed based on his father having married Margaret but not certain she is his only wife.

All Saints Church Narborough

Narborough Hall

On 30 Oct 1699 Amy Goodwin 1699-1782 was born to John Goodwin Mayor King's Lynn 1672-1763 (26) at Narborough Hall.

Narford

Narford Hall

Church of St Mary Narford

Ormesby St Margaret

On 10 Aug 1529 Robert Clere 1453-1529 (76) died at Ormesby St Margaret.

On 01 Nov 1538 Alice Boleyn 1487-1538 (51) died. She was buried at Ormesby St Margaret.

Oxnead

Church of St Micheal Oxnead

Paston

Around 1358 Joanne Clopton Baroness Beauchamp Bletsoe 1352-1382 was born to William Clopton 1327-1377 (31) and Ivetta Grey 1340-1372 (18) at Paston. Some sources show her birth as 1338. However, the same sources show her mother bing corn in 1340? Birth date adjusted to 1552.

On 22 Sep 1554 William Paston 1479-1554 (75) died in Paston.

St Margaret's Church Paston

Pentney

In 1631 Thomas Wyndham 1575-1631 (56) died at Pentney.

Pulham St Mary

St Mary's Church Pulham St Mary

In 1745 Edward Townshend Dean Norwich 1719-1765 (25) became Rector of St Mary's Church Pulham St Mary.

Quidenham

On 12 Apr 1942 Arnold Keppel 8th Earl Albermarle 1858-1942 (83) died at Quidenham. His son Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel 9th Earl Albermarle 1882-1979 (60) succeeded 9th Earl Albermarle 1C 1697, 9th Viscount Bury in Lancashire, 9th Baron Ashford of Ashford in Kent.

Raynham

Around 1478 Roger Townshend 1478-1551 was born to Roger Townshend 1430-1492 (48) at Raynham.

Around 1504 Susan Townshend 1504-1564 was born to Roger Townshend 1478-1551 (26) at Raynham.

On 25 Nov 1551 Roger Townshend 1478-1551 (73) died at Raynham.

On 24 Feb 1733 Thomas Townshend 1st Viscount Sydney 1733-1800 was born to Thomas Townshend 1701-1780 (31) at Raynham.

Ridenhall

On 02 Mar 1638 William Spring 1588-1638 (49) died at Ridenhall.

Rudham

Around 1070 Roger Cheney 1070-1109 was born to Ralph Cheney 1044-1086 (26) at Rudham.

Around 1086 Ralph Cheney 1044-1086 (42) died at Rudham.

Around 1097 Robert Cheney 1097- was born to Ralph Cheney 1069-1147 (28) at Rudham.

West Rudham Rudham

Ryburgh

Around Dec 1655 Robert Bacon 3rd Baronet Bacon 1570-1655 (85) died. He was buried in Ryburgh. His grandson Edmund Bacon 4th Baronet Bacon 1633-1685 (22) succeeded 4th Baronet Bacon of Redgrave. Susan Alington Lady Bacon 1605-1681 (50) by marriage Lady Bacon of Mildenhall.

Salle

Church of St Peter and St Paul Salle

Sandringham

Sandringham Estate Sandringham

Death of George VI Accession of Elizabeth II

On 06 Feb 1952 George VI King United Kingdom 1895-1952 (56) died at Sandringham Estate Sandringham. He was buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. His daughter Elizabeth II Queen United Kingdom 1926- succeeded II King United Kingdom; she was at her Kenyan home Sagana Lodge.

1933. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937 (63). Portrait of Elizabeth II Queen United Kingdom 1926-.

Sandringham House Sandringham Estate Sandringham

On 06 Apr 1871 Alexander John Windsor 1871-1871 was born to Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 (29) and Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England 1844-1925 (26) at Sandringham House Sandringham Estate Sandringham.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873 (40). Portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (4).

1901. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927 (57). Coronation Portrait of Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 (59).

On 07 Apr 1871 Alexander John Windsor 1871-1871 died at Sandringham House Sandringham Estate Sandringham.

On 14 Jan 1892 Albert Victor Windsor 1864-1892 (28) died of pneumonia at Sandringham House Sandringham Estate Sandringham.

Park House Sandringham Estate Sandringham

On 01 Jul 1961 Diana Spencer Princess Wales 1961-1997 was born to John Spencer 8th Earl Spencer 1924-1992 (37) and Frances Ruth Roche Countess Spencer 1936-2004 (25) at Park House Sandringham Estate Sandringham.

York Cottage Sandringham Estate Sandringham

Birth of King George VI

On 14 Dec 1895 George VI King United Kingdom 1895-1952 was born to George V King United Kingdom 1865-1936 (30) and Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953 (28) at York Cottage Sandringham Estate Sandringham. The second son at birth he became King when his elder brother Edward VIII King United Kingdom 1894-1972 (1) abdicated.

1911. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927 (67). Coronation Portrait of George V King United Kingdom 1865-1936 (45).

1923. William Bruce Ellis Ranken Painter 1881-1941 (41). Portrait of Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953 (55).

On 25 Apr 1897 George Windsor 1st Duke Kent 1897-1942 was born to George V King United Kingdom 1865-1936 (31) and Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953 (29) at York Cottage Sandringham Estate Sandringham.

1911. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927 (67). Coronation Portrait of George V King United Kingdom 1865-1936 (45).

1923. William Bruce Ellis Ranken Painter 1881-1941 (41). Portrait of Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953 (55).

On 31 Mar 1900 Henry Windsor 1st Duke Gloucester 1900-1974 was born to George V King United Kingdom 1865-1936 (34) and Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953 (32) at York Cottage Sandringham Estate Sandringham.

1911. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927 (67). Coronation Portrait of George V King United Kingdom 1865-1936 (45).

1923. William Bruce Ellis Ranken Painter 1881-1941 (41). Portrait of Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953 (55).

Abdication of Edward VIII

On 11 Dec 1936 Edward VIII King United Kingdom 1894-1972 (42) abdicated VIII King United Kingdom. His brother George VI King United Kingdom 1895-1952 (40) succeeded VI King United Kingdom at York Cottage Sandringham Estate Sandringham.

Saxthorpe

On 20 Jun 1825 Edward Repps Jodrell 3rd Baronet 1825-1882 was born to Richard Paul Jodrell 2nd Baronet 1781-1861 (43) and Amelia Caroline Morison King 1790-1860 (35) at Saxthorpe.

Amelia Vertue Jodrell -1890 was born to Richard Paul Jodrell 2nd Baronet 1781-1861 and Amelia Caroline Morison King 1790-1860 at Saxthorpe.

Seething

In 1295 William Calthorpe 1295-1360 was born at Seething.

Around 1338 Isabel Lovell 1310-1338 (28) died at Seething.

Around 1360 William Calthorpe 1295-1360 (65) died at Seething.

Sedgeford

On 29 Aug 1605 Hamon le Strange 1605-1660 was baptised at Sedgeford.

Shottesham

On 25 Feb 1540 Henry Howard 1st Earl of Northampton 1540-1614 was born to Henry Howard 1516-1547 (24) and Frances Vere 1517-1577 (23) at Shottesham.

1624. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Henry Howard 1st Earl of Northampton 1540-1614.

Around 1575 Unknown Painter. Based on a work of 1546. After William Scrots Painter 1517-1553. Portrait of Henry Howard 1516-1547.

Around 1575 based on a work of 1546.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Henry Howard 1516-1547.

In 1546 Unknown Painter. Italian. Portrait of Henry Howard 1516-1547 (30) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter. His right , his left .

Soham Tony

South Acre

In 1275 Sir Roger Harsick was lord, and had freewarren in South Acre, view of frankpledge by the King's bailiff's permission, and assise of bread and beer.

In 1309 a charter of free-warren in South Acre, and in Dunham Magna, was granted to John de Harsyck, and Christian his wife.

Before 1562 Robert Bell Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1539-1577 and Dorothy Beaupre were married. She had the manor of South Acre assigned to her.

On 22 Jul 1577 Robert Bell Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1539-1577 (38) was appointed Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Edmund Bell 1562-1607 (15) inherited the manor of South Acre.

On or before 22 Dec 1607 Edmund Bell 1562-1607 (45) died. He was buried on 22 Dec 1607. His heirs sold the manor of South Acre to Edward Barkham Lord Mayor 1570-1634 (37).

In 1703 the daughters of William Barkham 3rd Baronet South Acre 1639-1695, Dorothy Barkham, Frances Barkham and Jane Barkham conveyed the manor of South Acre to Andrew FountaineAndrew Fountaine 1633-1707.

On 23 Mar 1921 Lieutenant Andrew Jervis Hawkins 1921-1942 was born at South Acre.

William Dorward of Dorward Hall in Bocking in Essex and Margaret Harsick were married. She inherited the manor of South Acre.

Thomas Fotheringay of Brockley in Suffolk and Elizabeth Dorward were married. She inherited the manor of South Acre.

Nicholas Beaupre of Beaupre Hall in Outwell and Margaret Fotheringay were married. She inherited the manor of South Acre.

Church of St George South Acre

South Creake Norfolk

On 21 Aug 1575 Barbara Pepys 1575- was born to Jerome Pepys 1548-1634 (27) in South Creake Norfolk. Christened 24 Aug 1575.

Stiffkey

Calendar of State Papers James I Addenda . 04 Jun 1614. 61. Will of Sir Nathaniel Bacon (68), knt., of Stiffkey, co. Norfolk, noted as published, but not read, 4 June 1614, in presence of Charles Le Gros and seven others named. I desire to be buried in Stiffkey church, where my former wife was interred, and where I wish my present wife to be, under or near the tomb I have caused to be provided, which the workmen have now in hand. Being indebted to my son-in-law, Owen Smyth, in regard of my receipts of the profits of his lands during his minority, if I should die without directing how such debt should be answered, I might be subject to just rebuke ; so, that my wife and daughters may be the better assured, I devise my lands as follows : —.
I give to my executors all my lands in Stiff key, Langham, Morston, and other towns adjoining, from my death until the Michaelmas twelve month after, they paying to my daughter Lady Ann Townshend (41), 350l. a year, with remainder to her and her heirs, provided that Roger Townshead (18), my grandchild, be not put from her. For default of such issue, the remainder to my second daughter Baroness Knyvet (39) and her heirs ; remainder to my third daughter Lady Winifred Gawdy (36) and her heirs ; remainder to my own heirs. The 100 marks a year paid by me to my daughter Townshend (41) is to be continued with the 350l. a year, and time is to be allowed to my executors to dispose of the cattle and other stock for payment thereof. My daughter Knyvet (39) and my daughter Gawdy (36), with her husband (37), are to perfect the entail of the aforesaid manors and lands to my daughter Townshend (41), by giving up such right as is by law cast upon them. I give to my wife (44) for life the manor of Hemesby, with the impropriations, &c. ; remainder to my heirs male, and for default thereof, to my daughter Lady Elizabeth Knyvet (39) and her heirs, with further remainders in a conveyance already made by me.
I give my manor of Stanford, with my lease of the impropriation, to my daughters Ladies Knyvet (39) and Winifred Gawdy (36), for their better maintenance during the life of my wife (44), — they yielding 201. a year of the profits of the manor to Nathaniel Knyvet, my grandchild ; 101. a year to Martin Man, and 5l. a year to Wm. Sanders for life ; — and after my wife's death, when Hemesby manor comes to my daughter Knyvet (39), then to my daughter Lady Gawdy (36) and Sir Robt. Gawdy (37), and her heirs, with the remainders mentioned in the conveyance aforesaid. The aforesaid annuities, with 5l. more which I purpose to give to other servants, to be paid by my said two daughters out of Stanford manor, during the life of my wife ; and after her death, one half by my daughter Knyvet, out of Hemesby manor. I give my manor of Eccles, with all the lands occupied therewith, to my wife for life, in augmentation of her jointure ; remainder to my own heirs.
To my grandchild Roger Townshend (18) and his heirs, my house in Norwich, which I am to have after my sister Mansfield's death, with the copyhold woods, meadow, &c.
To my wife for life the manor of Irmingland, with reversion to my daughter Knyvet for life, remainder to my grandson Thomas Knyvet, on condition that my said daughter pays, within two years after my wife's death, 2,000^. to my daughters Townshend and Gawdy ; if not paid, the reversion of the said manor to go to my heirs. I know my house and lands in Irmingland, &c. are assured to my wife if she survives me, yet I direct as I have done, hoping that she will be either moved or compelled to make good my will, as it was never intended that the house and land should go otherwise than to my wife, and after her death to her eldest son, for satisfying such money as I was to pay him, for the profits of his lands received by me, and I trusted my wife with that and more, to give her eldest son content if he had outlived me.
Besides, I have given my wife 400l. a year more than I assured her before marriage, to content her and not to deprive me in disposing of the inheritance. I have also conveyed to her son Owen Smyth, 100 naarks a yeajc in Eccles, which is to come to him if I do not otherwise dispose of it, although he has unkindly provoked me, and they wronged him who advised him thereto, but I hope that God may turn the heart of my wife not to wrong me. I desire the husbands of my daughters to make good these assurances ; if they are contentious, a quarrel may be picked, but I hope that God will bless them with better spirits, and that they will be contented seeing the portion they have had in my lifetime, and will receive by my death is great to every one of them, though not in a like greatness ; God will bless them best who most desire peace.
The lease of my manor of Mithwould is to be sold for payment of debts. I give to Mr. Percival, minister of Stiffkey 5l., with the right of enjoying his pasture close at 20s. a year, so long as he resides in Stiff key. To the poor of StifFkey 10l., to be distributed by my executors at their discretion. To my daughter. Lady Townshend, the piece of plate called the heirloom, to go with Stiffkey House, according to my father's gift, if I have no son. To my godson Nathaniel Bacon (20), son of my brother Edward (65), 10l. To my wife the coach which my son Owen Smyth gave her, and two of my best coach horses at her choice ; also the bedstead, with the furniture of tester, curtains, covering and chair, in my best chamber, but not the hangings ; and two pillow beers given to me and hereby my mother Hopton.
I appoint my three daughters executors, and my brother Edward (65) supervisor, or failing him, Mr. Jermy and Gwyn, lawyers. My wife's great pearl chain, which cost me 200l., is to be sold for payment of debts, as also the border of diamonds and rubies ; if she will give for the pearl and border what they cost me, she is to have them. I give the jewel of diamonds which was my first wife's to my present one for life, with remainder to my daughter Townshend. I give to all my three daughters the jewel of unicorn's horn, according to their mother's direction, that each one may challenge the use thereof when needs require, and my wife may have the use thereof when she needs, but my daughter Townshend is to have the custody thereof for life.
To my supervisor a ring, valued at 20 marks, upon which the following is to be engraved : " Vindicta Domino." To Mr. Gwyn and Mr. Jermy 40s. each. To John Norsforth, for diligent service in my sickness, 10s. a year for life, payable out of Stanford manor during my wife's life, and afterwards out of Stanford and Hemesby ; a like annuity to old John Harrison. To my son-in-law. Sir Robert Gawdy, one of my best geldings. To Barnaby Banyard, 20s. a year, payable out of Stanford and Henesby. I desire that my brother and supervisor see my evidences sorted and distributed between my wife and daughters, as appertains ; and where two have interest, the originals to remain with tliat person to whom the present interest and possession is due. I advise my executors to retain the services of Martin Man for a time, as he knows my debts and estates.
To the poor of Langham 40s. ; the poor of Morston 40s. ; and to the poor of Wells, Blakeney, Wiveton, Warham, and Cley, 20s. ; to be distributed by my executors within a year.
I leave my funeral solemnities to the discretion of my executors, &c., but the charge is to be small, and my debts considered.
To Ann Townshend, Elizabeth Knyvet and Dorothy Gawdy a piece of gilt plate each, value 10l., with the following sentence engraved upon it, " Vindicta Domino," as a gift in remembrance of their grandfather. The household to be retained together for one month after my decease, at the charge of my executors. To each of my servants who have served two years, half a year's wages. To my wife and three daughters all my English printed and written books ; the French law books to my grandson Roger Townshend, and the Latin to my grandson Hen. Gawdy ; but no books to be given to my grandson Thos. Knyvet, as he is like to be stored otherwise.
To Jane Morton a piece of gilt plate, value 5l., with the inscription before mentioned, and rings, value 20s. a piece, with the same inscription, to my eldest brother and his wife ; my brother Edw. Bacon and his wife; my sisters Periam and Mansell; my brother Sir Francis Bacon ; my mother and brother Hopton ; Sir Hen. Gawdy; my nephew Sir Edmund Bacon, and his brother Nathaniel ; my brother Sir Thos. Knyvet and his wife ; Sir Christopher Heydon ; my brother Mansell (41) ; Mr. Bedingfield of Wighton ; Mr. Fotherby ; Capt. Russell ; my cousin Thomas Gurney ; Mr. Peapes ; Mr. Clarke of Lynn ; my son Owen Smyth and Lady Sydney; Sir Charles Cornwallis, and my nephew Grey. My debts to my son Owen Smyth being such, my children, and others, must hold me excused, though I give no greater legacies. 1 give also to my wife all the goods which were hers before I married her, and also all her jewels, except those directed to be sold ; the remainder of my effects and stock to be sold, and the proceeds applied in liquidating my debts and legacies ; the balance, if any, between my executors.

Church of St John and St Mary Stiffkey

Church of St John and St Mary Stiffkey.

Calendar of State Papers James I Addenda . 04 Jun 1614. 61. Will of Sir Nathaniel Bacon (68), knt., of Stiffkey, co. Norfolk, noted as published, but not read, 4 June 1614, in presence of Charles Le Gros and seven others named. I desire to be buried in Stiffkey church, where my former wife was interred, and where I wish my present wife to be, under or near the tomb I have caused to be provided, which the workmen have now in hand. Being indebted to my son-in-law, Owen Smyth, in regard of my receipts of the profits of his lands during his minority, if I should die without directing how such debt should be answered, I might be subject to just rebuke ; so, that my wife and daughters may be the better assured, I devise my lands as follows : —.
I give to my executors all my lands in Stiff key, Langham, Morston, and other towns adjoining, from my death until the Michaelmas twelve month after, they paying to my daughter Lady Ann Townshend (41), 350l. a year, with remainder to her and her heirs, provided that Roger Townshead (18), my grandchild, be not put from her. For default of such issue, the remainder to my second daughter Baroness Knyvet (39) and her heirs ; remainder to my third daughter Lady Winifred Gawdy (36) and her heirs ; remainder to my own heirs. The 100 marks a year paid by me to my daughter Townshend (41) is to be continued with the 350l. a year, and time is to be allowed to my executors to dispose of the cattle and other stock for payment thereof. My daughter Knyvet (39) and my daughter Gawdy (36), with her husband (37), are to perfect the entail of the aforesaid manors and lands to my daughter Townshend (41), by giving up such right as is by law cast upon them. I give to my wife (44) for life the manor of Hemesby, with the impropriations, &c. ; remainder to my heirs male, and for default thereof, to my daughter Lady Elizabeth Knyvet (39) and her heirs, with further remainders in a conveyance already made by me.
I give my manor of Stanford, with my lease of the impropriation, to my daughters Ladies Knyvet (39) and Winifred Gawdy (36), for their better maintenance during the life of my wife (44), — they yielding 201. a year of the profits of the manor to Nathaniel Knyvet, my grandchild ; 101. a year to Martin Man, and 5l. a year to Wm. Sanders for life ; — and after my wife's death, when Hemesby manor comes to my daughter Knyvet (39), then to my daughter Lady Gawdy (36) and Sir Robt. Gawdy (37), and her heirs, with the remainders mentioned in the conveyance aforesaid. The aforesaid annuities, with 5l. more which I purpose to give to other servants, to be paid by my said two daughters out of Stanford manor, during the life of my wife ; and after her death, one half by my daughter Knyvet, out of Hemesby manor. I give my manor of Eccles, with all the lands occupied therewith, to my wife for life, in augmentation of her jointure ; remainder to my own heirs.
To my grandchild Roger Townshend (18) and his heirs, my house in Norwich, which I am to have after my sister Mansfield's death, with the copyhold woods, meadow, &c.
To my wife for life the manor of Irmingland, with reversion to my daughter Knyvet for life, remainder to my grandson Thomas Knyvet, on condition that my said daughter pays, within two years after my wife's death, 2,000^. to my daughters Townshend and Gawdy ; if not paid, the reversion of the said manor to go to my heirs. I know my house and lands in Irmingland, &c. are assured to my wife if she survives me, yet I direct as I have done, hoping that she will be either moved or compelled to make good my will, as it was never intended that the house and land should go otherwise than to my wife, and after her death to her eldest son, for satisfying such money as I was to pay him, for the profits of his lands received by me, and I trusted my wife with that and more, to give her eldest son content if he had outlived me.
Besides, I have given my wife 400l. a year more than I assured her before marriage, to content her and not to deprive me in disposing of the inheritance. I have also conveyed to her son Owen Smyth, 100 naarks a yeajc in Eccles, which is to come to him if I do not otherwise dispose of it, although he has unkindly provoked me, and they wronged him who advised him thereto, but I hope that God may turn the heart of my wife not to wrong me. I desire the husbands of my daughters to make good these assurances ; if they are contentious, a quarrel may be picked, but I hope that God will bless them with better spirits, and that they will be contented seeing the portion they have had in my lifetime, and will receive by my death is great to every one of them, though not in a like greatness ; God will bless them best who most desire peace.
The lease of my manor of Mithwould is to be sold for payment of debts. I give to Mr. Percival, minister of Stiffkey 5l., with the right of enjoying his pasture close at 20s. a year, so long as he resides in Stiff key. To the poor of StifFkey 10l., to be distributed by my executors at their discretion. To my daughter. Lady Townshend, the piece of plate called the heirloom, to go with Stiffkey House, according to my father's gift, if I have no son. To my godson Nathaniel Bacon (20), son of my brother Edward (65), 10l. To my wife the coach which my son Owen Smyth gave her, and two of my best coach horses at her choice ; also the bedstead, with the furniture of tester, curtains, covering and chair, in my best chamber, but not the hangings ; and two pillow beers given to me and hereby my mother Hopton.
I appoint my three daughters executors, and my brother Edward (65) supervisor, or failing him, Mr. Jermy and Gwyn, lawyers. My wife's great pearl chain, which cost me 200l., is to be sold for payment of debts, as also the border of diamonds and rubies ; if she will give for the pearl and border what they cost me, she is to have them. I give the jewel of diamonds which was my first wife's to my present one for life, with remainder to my daughter Townshend. I give to all my three daughters the jewel of unicorn's horn, according to their mother's direction, that each one may challenge the use thereof when needs require, and my wife may have the use thereof when she needs, but my daughter Townshend is to have the custody thereof for life.
To my supervisor a ring, valued at 20 marks, upon which the following is to be engraved : " Vindicta Domino." To Mr. Gwyn and Mr. Jermy 40s. each. To John Norsforth, for diligent service in my sickness, 10s. a year for life, payable out of Stanford manor during my wife's life, and afterwards out of Stanford and Hemesby ; a like annuity to old John Harrison. To my son-in-law. Sir Robert Gawdy, one of my best geldings. To Barnaby Banyard, 20s. a year, payable out of Stanford and Henesby. I desire that my brother and supervisor see my evidences sorted and distributed between my wife and daughters, as appertains ; and where two have interest, the originals to remain with tliat person to whom the present interest and possession is due. I advise my executors to retain the services of Martin Man for a time, as he knows my debts and estates.
To the poor of Langham 40s. ; the poor of Morston 40s. ; and to the poor of Wells, Blakeney, Wiveton, Warham, and Cley, 20s. ; to be distributed by my executors within a year.
I leave my funeral solemnities to the discretion of my executors, &c., but the charge is to be small, and my debts considered.
To Ann Townshend, Elizabeth Knyvet and Dorothy Gawdy a piece of gilt plate each, value 10l., with the following sentence engraved upon it, " Vindicta Domino," as a gift in remembrance of their grandfather. The household to be retained together for one month after my decease, at the charge of my executors. To each of my servants who have served two years, half a year's wages. To my wife and three daughters all my English printed and written books ; the French law books to my grandson Roger Townshend, and the Latin to my grandson Hen. Gawdy ; but no books to be given to my grandson Thos. Knyvet, as he is like to be stored otherwise.
To Jane Morton a piece of gilt plate, value 5l., with the inscription before mentioned, and rings, value 20s. a piece, with the same inscription, to my eldest brother and his wife ; my brother Edw. Bacon and his wife; my sisters Periam and Mansell; my brother Sir Francis Bacon ; my mother and brother Hopton ; Sir Hen. Gawdy; my nephew Sir Edmund Bacon, and his brother Nathaniel ; my brother Sir Thos. Knyvet and his wife ; Sir Christopher Heydon ; my brother Mansell (41) ; Mr. Bedingfield of Wighton ; Mr. Fotherby ; Capt. Russell ; my cousin Thomas Gurney ; Mr. Peapes ; Mr. Clarke of Lynn ; my son Owen Smyth and Lady Sydney; Sir Charles Cornwallis, and my nephew Grey. My debts to my son Owen Smyth being such, my children, and others, must hold me excused, though I give no greater legacies. 1 give also to my wife all the goods which were hers before I married her, and also all her jewels, except those directed to be sold ; the remainder of my effects and stock to be sold, and the proceeds applied in liquidating my debts and legacies ; the balance, if any, between my executors.

On 07 Nov 1622 Nathaniel Bacon 1546-1622 (76) died. He was buried in the Church of St John and St Mary Stiffkey. Top left armorial his arms impaled his first wife Anne Gresham 1550-1594. Top right his arms impaling his second wife Dorothy Hopton 1570-1629 (52).

Stanhoe

In 1384 John Harsick III -1384 made his will on the Wednesday after the decollation of St. John Baptist. He bequeaths several legacies to the Lady Catharine his wife, his eldest son John, and to his son Eudo Harsick, the manor of Stanhow in Norfolk for life, remainder to his son Brian.

Stockton

In 1250 John Bigod 1250-1305 was born to Hugh Bigod Justicar 1211-1266 (39) and Joan Stuteville 1216-1276 (34) at Stockton.

In 1300 Roger Bigod 1300-1362 was born to John Bigod 1250-1305 (50) and Isabel Bigod 1254-1311 at Stockton.

Swaffham

On 28 Jan 1226 William Hastings 1162-1226 (64) died at Swaffham.

Didlington Hall Swaffham

On 25 Apr 1857 Mary Tyssen Amherst 1857-1919 was born at Didlington Hall Swaffham.

Swaffham Hospital

Swanton Morley

Around 1568 Katharine Walsingham 1568-1637 was born to Thomas Walsingham 1526-1584 (42) and Dorothy Guildford at Swanton Morley.

Tatterford

On 24 Mar 1113 Humphrey "Bearded" Bohun 1040-1113 (73) died in Tatterford.

Thetford

Around 27 May 1072 Herfast Bishop Chancellor -1084 moved the seat of the see of the Bishop of Thetford to Thetford becoming the Bishop of Thetford.

In 1394 Elizabeth Mowbray Countess Suffolk 1394-1423 was born to Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke Norfolk 1368-1399 (25) and Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk 1366-1425 (28) in Thetford.

John Evelyn's Diary 1677 September. 05 Sep 1677. I went to Thetford, to the borough-town, where stand the ruins of a religious house: there is a round mountain artificially raised, either for some castle, or monument, which makes a pretty landscape. As we went and returned, a tumbler showed his extraordinary address in the Warren. I also saw the Decoy; much pleased with the stratagem.

Thetford Abbey Thetford

In 1545 Eleanor Tailboys 1462-1545 (83) died at Thetford Abbey Thetford.

Thetford Priory Thetford

On 06 Nov 1461 John Mowbray 3rd Duke Norfolk 1415-1461 (46) died. He was buried at Thetford Priory Thetford. His son John Mowbray 4th Duke Norfolk 1444-1476 (17) succeeded 4th Duke Norfolk 1C 1397 7th Earl Norfolk 3C 1312, 5th Earl Nottingham 2C 1383, 10th Baron Mowbray 1C 1283, 11th Baron Segrave 2C 1295 and Earl Marshal.

On 24 Apr 1472 John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (47) was appointed 207th Knight of the Garter by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (29).. After 22 Aug 1485 John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (60) was buried at Thetford Priory Thetford. He was reburied at Church of St Michael the Archangel Framlingham.

On 21 May 1524 Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (81) died at Framlingham Castle. He was buried at Thetford Priory Thetford and subsequently reburied at the Church of St Michael the Archangel Framlingham. His son Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (51) succeeded 3rd Duke Norfolk 3C 1483, 2nd Earl Surrey 3C 1483, 14th Baron Mowbray 1C 1283, 15th Baron Segrave 2C 1295. Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (27) by marriage Duchess Norfolk 3C 1483.

Titteshall

On 16 Jan 1569 Winifred Knightley 1530-1569 (39) died at Titteshall. She was buried at the Church of St Mary the Virgin Tittleshall.

Church of St Mary the Virgin Tittleshall

Upwell

Walsingham

Saxlingham Walsingham

On 10 Jul 1157 Eustace Fitzjohn 1088-1157 (69) died at Saxlingham Walsingham.

Walsingham Priory Walsingham

On 02 Feb 1628 Robert Kemp 2nd Baronet Kemp 1628-1710 was born to Robert Kemp 1st Baronet Kemp -1647 and Jane Browne Lady Kemp at Walsingham Priory Walsingham.

Lady Chapel Walsingham Priory Walsingham

On 05 Apr 1369 Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh 1328-1369 (40) died. He was buried at Lady Chapel Walsingham Priory Walsingham. His daughter Elizabeth Burghesh Countess Kildare 1342-1402 (27) succeeded 3rd Baron Burghesh 2C 1330.

West Acre

All Saints Church West Acre

Wickham

On 31 Aug 1373 John Stafford 1302-1373 (71) died at Wickham.

Wickmere

On 05 Feb 1757 Horatio Walpole 1st Baron Walpole 1678-1757 (78) died at Wickmere. On 21 Dec 1764 William Walpole 1756-1764 (8) died. Grave slab in Church of St Andrew Wickmere.

Church of St Andrew Wickmere

Wiggenhall

Around 1366 John Howard 1366-1437 was born to Robert Howard 1331-1389 (35) and Margaret Scales at Wiggenhall.

Around 1367 Robert Howard 1367-1436 was born to Robert Howard 1331-1389 (36) and Margaret Scales at Wiggenhall.

In 1371 Catherine Howard 1371- was born to Robert Howard 1331-1389 (40) and Margaret Scales at Wiggenhall.

In 1373 Edmund Howard 1373- was born to Robert Howard 1331-1389 (42) and Margaret Scales at Wiggenhall.

Around 1375 Margaret Howard 1375-1434 was born to Robert Howard 1331-1389 (44) and Margaret Scales at Wiggenhall.

Around 1380 John Howard 1380-1410 was born to John Howard 1366-1437 (14) and Margaret Unknown at Wiggenhall.

Around 1410 Elizabeth Howard Countess Oxford 1410-1475 was born to John Howard 1380-1410 (30) and Joan Walton 1393-1424 (17) at Wiggenhall.

On 13 Dec 1410 John Howard 1380-1410 (30) died at Wiggenhall.

Bockenham Wiggenhall

East Walton Bockenham Wiggenhall

Windham Manor

Around 1502 Robert Southwell 1502-1564 was born to Francis Southwell 1476-1512 (26) and Dorothy Tendering 1478-1520 (24) at Windham Manor.

On 11 Jan 1564 Richard Southwell 1503-1564 (61) died at Windham Manor.

Around 1575 based on a work of 1536.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Richard Southwell 1503-1564.

Wisbech

On 21 Mar 1841 Keomi aka Keytumas Gray Model 1841-1923 to Osery Gray was born at Wisbech.

Woodrising

Around 1429 Richard Southwell 1429-1514 was born to Robert Southwell 1392-1449 (37) at Woodrising.

In 1476 Francis Southwell 1476-1512 was born to Richard Southwell 1429-1514 (47) at Woodrising.

Around 1545 Mary Southwell 1545-1622 was born to Richard Southwell 1503-1564 (42) and Thomasine Darcy 1507- at Woodrising.

Around 1575 based on a work of 1536.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Richard Southwell 1503-1564.

In 1567 Thomas Southwell 1537-1567 (29) died at Woodrising.

In 1569 Robert Southwell 1569-1598 was born to Thomas Southwell 1537-1567 at Woodrising.

On 12 Oct 1598 Robert Southwell 1569-1598 (29) died at Woodrising. He was buried at Woodrising.

In 1622 Mary Southwell 1545-1622 (77) died at Woodrising.

On 08 Jun 1873 Henry Cadogan 4th Earl Cadogan 1812-1873 (61) died at Woodrising. His son George Cadogan 5th Earl Cadogan 1840-1915 (33) succeeded 5th Earl Cadogan 2C 1800. Beatrix Jane Craven Countess Cadogan 1844-1907 (28) by marriage Countess Cadogan 2C 1800.

Wymondham

In 1247 Robert Tiptoft 1247-1298 was born at Wymondham.

On 02 Dec 1515 William Knyvet 1440-1515 (75) died at Wymondham.

On 07 Jan 1826 John Wodehouse 1st Earl Kimberley 1826-1902 was born to Henry Wodehouse 1799-1834 (27) in Wymondham.

Wymondham Abbey Wymondham

Before 07 May 1243 William Daubigny 4th Earl Lincoln 4th Earl Arundel 1200-1243 died. He was buried at Wymondham Abbey Wymondham. His brother Hugh Daubigny 5th Earl Lincoln 5th Earl Arundel -1243 succeeded 5th Earl Lincoln 1C 1141, 5th Earl Arundel Sussex. Isabel Plantagenet Countess Lincoln Countess Arundel 1228-1282 by marriage Countess Lincoln 1C 1141, Earl Arundel Sussex.

On 07 May 1243 Hugh Daubigny 5th Earl Lincoln 5th Earl Arundel -1243 died at Canelli. He was buried at Wymondham Abbey Wymondham. His nephew John Fitzalan 6th Earl Arundel 1223-1267 (20) succeeded 6th Earl Arundel Sussex.

Wymondham Priory Wymondham

In 1139 William "Butler" Daubigny 1064-1139 (75) died at Buckenham Wayland Buckenham. He was buried at Wymondham Priory Wymondham.

Great Yarmouth

Close Rolls Edward II 1307 1313. 03 Feb 1308 King Edward II of England (23). Ewell. To the Treasurer and the Barons of the Exchequer. Whereas the king lately commanded them to put into execution all the writs of the late King pending in the exchequer, and although the late King commanded his treasurer and barons of the exchquer, at the supplication of the burgesses of Great Yarmouth, by his writ now in the exchequer, as the said burgesses assert, to allow them 1,000 marks in which the late king was bound to them for a loan in the time when John de Kirkeby was his treasurer, and 1,760l. for the arrears of the wages of divers men sent by them to the late King's command into Gascony for the expedition of this war and for remaining there for a great time, and also for 250l.which they expended, by the order of the late King, in the making of two galleys (galiarum) in the said town, and also 780l. for the wages of certain sailors and divers other costs expended by them at divers times for the expedition of the war in Scotland, to be allowed to them out of the debts owing by them to the said late King, as well as the tenth, eleventh, sixth, seventh, twentieth, and thirtieth granted by the community of the kingdom to the late King, as from other causes whatsoever; they are ordered to execute the said writs. Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24).

Sinking of HMS Gloucester

On 06 May 1682 Richard Hill -1682 drowned off Great Yarmouth during the Sinking of HMS Gloucester when it struck a sandbank. The future James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (48) and John Churchill 1st Duke Marlborough 1650-1722 (31) were rescued in the ship's boat.
John Hope of Hopetoun 1651-1682 drowned. He gave up his seat in a lifeboat to the future James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (48) for which his son was rewarded with an Earldom twenty-one years later when he came of age.
Robert Ker 3rd Earl Roxburghe 1658-1682 (24) drowned. His son Robert Ker 4th Earl Roxburghe 1677-1696 (5) succeeded 4th Earl Roxburghe.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 when Duke of York.

Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (31) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671 (27).

Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 wearing his Garter Robes.

Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701 (37). Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (38).

Before 24 May 1711 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of John Churchill 1st Duke Marlborough 1650-1722 known as The Triumph of the John, 1st Duke of Marlborough.

On 24 Sep 1875 Charles Bonnett and Keomi aka Keytumas Gray Model 1841-1923 were married at Great Yarmouth.