STOKEHAM. Doomsd. ESTOCHES.
In Estoches in Barnedslaw Wapentak, as it were Soc to Flodburg, Godeva the countess paid
the tax or Danegeld, in the time of king Edward the Confessour, for six bovats of
land, and a third, and a fifteenth part of a bovat. (fn. 1) The land being then returned sufficient for twelve oxen, or twelve bovats. There after the conquest Nigellus the
man (or tenant) of the bishop of Lincolne, whose fee it was, (which Nigel had also Fledburgh) had five sochm. and four bord. having three car. and six acres of meadow and
small wood. In the Confessours time this was 20s. value, in the Conquerours 10s.—
This place seems to have descended with Fledborough to the families of Lysures and Bassett, as in that place may be seen.
The manor of Stokeham about the eleventh year of queen Elizabeth, was the inheritance of William Swift, ancestor to sir Robert Swift and was afterwards sir Robert Amstrudders, who married the daughter of the said sir Robert Swift.
(fn. 2) The owners of Stoakham town in 1612, are said to be sir Robert Swift, knight,
Originall Browne, Originall Byeron. John Bellamye, Edward Clarke, Anne Boyle.
Stokeham, Is a member of East Drayton, and is a small place.
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