26 de ene. de 2023 · The library was restocked by Frances, duchess of Somerset (d. 1674), who left it nearly 1,000 books belonging to her late husband William Seymour, duke of Somerset, the recorder of Lichfield. (fn. 145) Between 1680 and 1682 Dean Smalwood had ten cases made for the books, each case bearing a wooden boss with the donor's arms, including his own.
26 de ene. de 2023 · Her heir was John Seymour, grandson of her uncle Robert Coker. The subsequent descent of this manor has not been traced. Robert Broughton (d. 1631) settled land at Moorland on his daughter and coheir Jane, wife of James Clarke, in 1606. In 1632 Jane, then a widow, sold MOORLAND manor to her daughter Bridget.
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24 de ene. de 2023 · Somerton parish, the largest in the hundred, shares with Pitney and Kingsdon the 200 ft. Lower Lias ridge between the valleys of the Yeo and the Cary. (fn. 1) It is over 6¼ miles from the Eighteen Feet Rhine in King's Sedgemoor in the north-west to Catsgore in the south-east, and is up to 4 miles from east to west.
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In 987 KingEthelred granted ten manentia at Manningford tohis servant Ethelwold, an estate probably identifiable with the later manor of MANNINGFORDABBOTS. (fn. 33) Ethelwold devised the ten hides c. 990to his wife for life with remainder to the NewMinster (later Hyde Abbey) at Winchester. (fn. 34) Bythe 13th century the estate was included amongst...
T.R.E. an estate atManningford, to be identified with the later manorof Manningford Abbots, was assessed for geld atten hides and was worth £6. In 1086 five hides andan additional half-virgate were in demesne. Thedemesne hides supported two ploughs and wereworked by five serfs. Elsewhere on the estate therewere 8 villeins and 7 coscez and land for ...
Although entitled as aseparate manor to hold its own courts ManningfordAbbots was administered as a tithing of the neighbouring manor of Pewsey, with which it shared acommon lordship, until the later 18th century,when Abbots manor and the right to hold courtsthere were sold to Edward Brown. (fn. 88) Records ofmanorial courts for Pewsey manor, extan...
Although a 'church way' is referred to in987, the first mention found of a church at Manningford Abbots is in 1291. (fn. 96) The abbot of Hyde presented a rector in 1299. (fn. 97) Thereafter the abbotspresented until the Dissolution, evidently holdingthe advowson, like the manor, as part of their ownportion. (fn. 98) In 1547 the advowson was grante...
There was a nonconformistat Manningford Abbots in 1676. (fn. 137) Three, similarlyof unknown denomination, were noted there in1864. (fn. 138)It is unlikely, however, that any meetinghouse was ever established in the parish.
In 1783 the rector of ManningfordAbbots remarked on the illiteracy of the childrenin the parish and a similar observation was made in1808. (fn. 139) A few children attended school at Manningford Bruce in 1818. (fn. 140) By 1833 a school, supported bythe rector and others, had been established in theparish and was attended by 11 boys and 14 girls. (...
25 de ene. de 2023 · In 1835 the parish became part of Wincanton poor-law union and in 1894 of Wincanton rural district, which was absorbed into Yeovil, later South Somerset, district in 1974. CHURCH. There was a church in Corton in the 12th century. The living was a sole rectory until 1946 when it was united with Sandford Orcas (Dors.).
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