Item #008312 Handwritten Parchment Land Document for the Manor of Little Buckenham in Norfolk County, England. Martin Ffolkes, Thomas Meeres, Samuel Tookie, Robert Partridge.
Handwritten Parchment Land Document for the Manor of Little Buckenham in Norfolk County, England
Handwritten Parchment Land Document for the Manor of Little Buckenham in Norfolk County, England

Handwritten Parchment Land Document for the Manor of Little Buckenham in Norfolk County, England

1696. Handwritten parchment deed (50 x 65 cm.), folded. On 1 May 1696 a tripartite deed was made: #1 Martin Ffolkes of Gray's Inn in Middlesex County, equire; #2 Thomas Meeres of the Close of Lincoln, knight and Samuel Tookie of London, gentleman; #3 Robert Partridge of the Middle Temple, London, esquire. Ffolkes and Tookie transfer to Partridge the Manor of Little Buckenham in Norfolk County and all houses, buildings, a water mill, the patronage of the church of Little Buckenham, swan walks, the Manor of West Tofts, and other properties that belong to it. The Manor of Little Buckenham had been mortgaged to Thomas Meeres (1634-1715), Member of Parliament for Lincoln between 1659 and 1710, and Commissioner of the Admiralty from 1679 to 1684. This document was part of an archaic legal process for transferring property called a lease and relase. Robert Partridge (d. 1710) acquired the Manor, although as he died a bachelor it was inherited by his brother Henry Partridge (1671-1733). Since 1942 the Manor, later known as Buckenham Parva or Buckenham Tofts, has been part of the Stanford Training Area in which most of the buildings have been demolished. Signed by Martin Ffolkes, Thomas Meeres, and Samuel Tookie, and witnesses Wm. Cherry, T. Swynborne, Thomas Chapman, and James Grape. One blue 6 penny stamp in the margin. In Near Fine Condition: very lightly soiled; solid. Near Fine. Item #008312

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