Or Herdewic, signifies the place at the wie, or winding of the river,
where the herde was usually fed; it was in many parts at the Conquest, the whole being two miles long and one broad, and paid 9d. to
the geld. The honour of Eye extended hither, (fn. 1) and there was one
part which belonged to the abbey of Eye, (fn. 2) as to the manor of Pulham; and another to Bainard Castle, as belonging to the manor of
Hemenhale, (fn. 3) which was held of that honour.
The Capital Manor, called afterwards Barret's, (fn. 4)
Belonged to Roger Bigot at the Conquest, and was always held of
the Norfolk family at one fee, as of their manor of Forncet. This
manor, in Henry the Third's time, belonged to the Barrets, and was
sold by Ivo Baret to Robert Bacun; and in 1308, Bartholomew de
Evereux had it; William le Waleys of Shelton was lord and patron
here; and in 1308, Margaret relict of Walter le Waleys; and it then
passed along with the advowson in the Barrets and their feoffees, till
Katherine, daughter and heir of Symon Barret, carried it to Will.
Shelton of Shelton, Esq. her husband, in Henry the Fourth's time, and
it continued in the Sheltons, till sold to
Thomas father of Peter Gleane (fn. 5) of Norwich, (fn. 6) who was knighted by
King James I.; he married Maud (fn. 7) daughter of Robert Suckling of
Norwich, Esq. and was succeeded by his eldest son, Thomas Gleane
of Hardwick-hall, Esq. who married Elizabeth (fn. 8) daughter and heir of
Thomas Brewse, Esq. (descended from Sir Ric. Brewse of Topcroft,
Knt.) for whom is this inscription on a tomb against the north chancel
In Memory of Thomas Gleane, Esq. eldest Son of Peter
Gleane Knt. and Dame Maud his wife; and likewise Elizabeth
the wife of the said Thomas, Daughter and Heir of Thomas
Brewse Esq. and Elizabeth his wife, interred together in the sacred Cœmeterye of this Church, who together had seven Sons,
two only surviving both their Parents, Peter and John; Peter
Gleane Esq. eldest son of the deceased, caused this Altar Table
heere to be erected. He died 27 Jan. A. D. 1660, aged about
74, she died the 22d of July, A. D. 1634, aged about 45.
No Person upon Earth, can happye bee,
Beatitude comes after Exequie.
Gleane impales Suckling. Ditto impaling Brewse, az.
crusuly, a lion rampant, G. crowned or. Brewse impaling Brewster, sab. a chevron erm. between three estoils arg.
The two crests of Gleane, a Saracen's head proper, and an
otter, as before.
Peter Gleane, their eldest son, succeeded, who was created a
baronet 17 Car. II. He served member for Norfolk, in the parliament
called 31 Car. II. at Westminster, Ao 1678, and was rechosen to serve
in the succeeding parliament Ao 1681; he married Penelope, daughter
and coheir of Sir Edward Rodney, of Rodney-Stoke in Somersetshire,
Knt. Sir Peter (fn. 9) died about 1694, and his lady Feb. 17, 1689, and are
buried within the altar rails of the chancel, under an altar tomb, by
which hang two achievements; the first hath Gleane's crest of the
Saracen's head, and Gleane quartering Brewse, with the Ulster arms
or baronet's badge in the fess point, and this,
Motto, J'ay servy mon Roy.
Rodney's crest, an eagle displayed purpure, on a crown or, and
the arms are
Or, three eagles displayed purpure.
Motto, Non Generant Aquilæ Columbas.
Under this Stone is the burying Place of Sir Peter Gleane Baronet, and his Lady Dame Penelope, Daughter to Sir Edward
Rodeney, Knt. he served Charles the 1st, in all the Civill Wars,
raised and armed two Foot Companys at his own Charge: he
served the Crown faithfully above 40 Years, in military Offices,
from a Lieutenant to a Colonel of Foot, and in this County of
Norfolk, Lieutenant Colonel of the Militia, and was Deputy
Lieutenant, and likewise Colonell and Deputy Lieutenant for the
City of Norwich. In his Civil Station, he bore the Character of
Justice of the Peace, within this County above 20 Years, and had
the Honour twice to be chosen one of the Representatives of the
same, to serve in Parliament; in which several Services for his
King and Country, he spent his Strength and Fortunes, and
the Wounds which that received were not healed in this Year
This Sir Peter was lord also of
Bouton's, or Bolton's Manor
Here, which was held by Wistret, a freeman, of the Conqueror, at the
survey; (fn. 10) and it seems to have been in the Crown sometime afterwards.
In 1315, Sir John Sturmyn, Knt. had it, and in 1332, Roger de Herdwick; when it was held of Forncet as of the manor of Hemenhale at
one fee; it after came to the Boises; (fn. 11) Catherine daughter and heir
of Roger Boys, carried it to her husband Jenney, and so it passed
along with Intwood, as you may see at p. 40, till it was sold to the
Gleanes, by William Gresham of London, Esq. and ever since, these
two manors and the advowson have continued together; the style
of the court being, The Manor of Boughton's and Barret's in
The lord bath weyf and strey, only upon his own demeans; the
eldest son is heir, and the fines are at the lord's will.
Hardwick was sold by Sir Peter Gleane (fn. 12) to Sir John Holland of
Quidenham, and given by him to his 2d son Brian for life; and in
1713, I find Waller Bacon, Esq. of Erlham, lord and patron; whose
relict Mrs. Frances Bacon, now enjoys it; Edward Bacon, Esq. of
Ertham, now member of parliament for King's-Lynn, being her eldest
son and heir.
Shelton manor always did, and now doth, extend into this town,
and therefore that manor is styled Shelton cum Hardwick.
The church hath a steeple round at bottom and octangular at top,
with one bell in it, the nave is leaded, the south porch tiled, the chancel, part leaded, and part tiled; in the windows of which, are the
arms of Shelton single, and again impaling Morley; and Fitz-Walter's arms single, and this on a flat stone:
Bacon of Baconesthorp, az. three bars arg. an annulet for difference
sab. impaling er. on a bend cotized, an annulet sab. for difference.
Orate pro anima Georgii Bakon Filii Thome Bakon Armigeri,
cuius anime propicietur Deus.
In a north window, Shelton impales arg. a fess sab. between three
Thomas Crabbe, hujus Ecclesiæ Rector, ob. 3 Febr. A. D. 1680.
Veni Domine Jesu.
Rand, per chevron, or and ar. a lion rampant gul. impaling
Brock, on a bend, a rope, tassal and ring,
Hic jacet Samuel Rand Clericus A.M. natus apud Harleston
in Com. Norff. 15° Die Decembris A. D. 1649, qui per 33 Annos Rectoris hujus Parochiæ, & per 31 Annos Parochiæ de
Shelton, proximè adjacentis, munus fideliter adimplevit, obijt
apud Hardwick 7° die Junij A. D. 1714, annoq; ætatis suæ
sexagesimo quinto. Hic etiam sita est, in eodem tumulo,
Maria Uxor prædicti Samuelis, Filia et hæres unica Thomæ
Brock de Darsham, nata 1° die Augusti A. D. 1661, denata
5° Aug. 1724, annum etiam agens ætatis sexagesimum quintum; ex Liberis juxtà siti sunt infra Cancellos hujus Ecclesiæ.
|Simon||nati||15 Febr. 1685.||mortui||28 Aug. 1707.|
|Thomas||18 Mar. 1689.||14 Julij 1691.|
|Lidia||5 Julij 1691.||13 Jan. 1692.|
|Noah||19 Maij 1694.||7 Sept. 1695.|
Ex septenâ prole tres tantum, Samuel, Brock, et Maria,
supersunt, fœlices, si memores humanæ sortis, ita Vitam egerant, uti brevi murituros deceat.
The church is dedicated to St. Margaret. William le Waleys was
patron when Norwich Domesday was wrote; the rector had a house
and three acres of glebe, though since the terriers have six; it was
valued at eight marks and a half, paid 4s. procurations, 7d. synodals,
12d. Peter-pence, 4d. ob. carvage, and 1l. 8s. clear to each tenth.
The monks of Thetford had temporals here valued at 10s. and in the
register of the sacrist of Bury abbey it is said, that Robert le Gros
released his right in the advowson to the Abbot of Bury, but I do not
find the abbot ever presented, or had any thing to do here. It stands
discharged of first-fruits and tenths in the King's Books, and is
capable of augmentation.
5l. Hardwick rect. 40l. clear yearly value.
1308, John le Waleys Margery, relict of Walter le Waleys of
1324, Rich. de Berg, res. Simon de Hethersete, Knt. Cecily
his wife, and Edmund their son.
|1339, Mr. Stephen de Rughton. Ditto, res.||changed with the mediety of Burnham-Ulp.|
|1340, Rob. Trot, ob. Will. de Middleton,|
1344, Rich. de Norwich, res. Roger de Herdegray, citizen of
1345, Ralf de Southwell. Ditto.
1348, William de Barneby. Ditto.
1349, Simon de Walpole. Ditto. (See in Pulham St. Mary.)
1387, Robert Scherwynd. Tho. de Hoxne, rector of Huntingfield,
Jeffry Herdegray of Moringthorp, Will. Rous of Dinyngton,
and Jeffry Randolf of Causton.
1409, Henry Turnour changed Moringthorp with Scherwind for
this. Ralf Shelton, Knt. and John de Honyng, rector of Great
Snoryng. He resigned in
1410, to John Clavesberd, (Ditto:) and he the same year exchanged
John Spendlove (Ditto) for Kirton vicarage in Holand in Lincolnshire; and in 1411, they re-changed again, and Clavesberd, in 1412,
Richard Papy. James Child and other feoffees of Sir
Ralf Shelton, Knt. in right of his manor called Barret's.
1420, John Hakenshaw, res. in exchange for Carleby in Lincoln
Robert Rede of Holwell. Will. Shelton, Esq. by right of
1426, Robert Barker of Baketon. Katherine, lady of Shelton,
relict of William Shelton, Esq. she presented the eight following
1426, John Lammot, res.
1430, William Hammond, res.
1440, John White.
1444, John Wright, res.
1445, John Baron.
1447, John Wyllys, res.
1450, Richard Reyner, res.
1452, John Mapes.
1456, John White, again. Lapse.
1460, Master Tho. Mark. Ralf Shelton, Esq. he exchanged in
1460, with Master John Selot, doctor in the decrees, for Cornwall
archdeaconry. Ditto. (See p. 399, vol. iv.)
|Sir William Cowpyl, res.||Ralf Shelton, Esq.|
|1466, John Dalyson, res.|
|1470, John Custaunce.|
|1475, John Petyte, ob.|
1504, Sir Robert Bunnynge, res. John Shelton, Esq.
1518, William Belconger, ob. Ditto.
1536, James Bothe, res. John Shelton, Knt.
1546, Will. Akers, ob. John Shelton, Esq.
1559, Will. Ward. Lady Margaret Shelton, widow. United
1568, Robert Gawton, res. Lapse.
1573, Will. Mann, ob. Ralf Shelton, Esq.
1576, Reginald Nuthall. Sir Ralf Shelton of Shelton, Knt.
1603, Will. Woodcock, A. B. Ditto.
1614, Thomas Banks, res. Ditto.
1620, Thomas Cronshay. Will. Boswell, this turn. He was
turned out Apr. 28, 1644 by the Earl of Manchester, for observing the
orders of the church dissuading his parishioners from assisting in the
Rebellion, and saying, the parliament are laymen, and have no power
to order religion or church government. He had at that time a wife
and 10 children, the youngest of which was not above three years old;
he was also very poor, and by consequence, when sequestered, was
with his numerous family, turned a begging. Walker, Part II. fo. 223.
1658, Rich. Leuthwaite, res. Tho. Gleane, Esq.
1665, James de Franc, S. T. P. res. Peter Gleane, Esq.
1669, Thomas Crabbe on Franc's cession; buried here. Sir Peter
Gleane of Hardwick, Baronet.
1681, Samuel Rand, buried here. Ditto.
1714, John Smith. Waller Bacon, Esq. united to Fritton.
1714, Will. Harmer, A.B. on Smith's death. Ditto. 1718, at Harmer's death,
Samuel Shuckforth. Waller Bacon, Esq. united to Shelton. He was also minister of Sething and the two Mundhams, all
which he resigned in 1746, being then D. D. and prebend of Canterbury. He hath published, The sacred and prophane History of the
World, connected from the Creation of the World, to the Dissolution
of the Assyrian Empire, at the Death of Sardanapalus, and to the
Declension of the Kingdom of Judah and Israel, under the Reigns of
Ahaz and Pekah.
The first volume, octavo, was published at London 1728. He was
1746, by the Rev. Mr. Thomas Bott, the present rector, who holds
it with the rectories of Spixworth and Crostwick by Norwich, being
presented by Mrs. Frances Bacon of Erlham, widow, the present