THORP, BY HADESCO.
This town is not mentioned in the grand survey, being part of
Roger Bigot's manor of Hadesco, and part of Ralph de Beaufoe's
manor of Aldeby in this hundred, and therein accounted for; from
the Bigots Earls of Norfolk it came to Thomas de Brotherton Earl of
Norfolk, by grant of his brother King Edward II. and so to the Lord
Segrave, the Mowbrays, and the Howards Dukes of Norfolk.
In the 20th of Edward III. Stephen de Catfield, William de Thorpdale, &c. held a quarter of a fee, which Nicholas de Potter, and the
tenants of John de Thorpdale formerly held of the Earl of Norfolk;
and in the 4th of Henry IV. the lord had a quarter of a fee called
Potters. Richard de Catfield died seized of the manor of Thorp by
Hadesco in the first year of Richard II. and Stephen was his son and
William Catfeld of this town, by his testament dated January 14,
1474, was buried in this church, gives his manor of Thorp, called
Hadesco-thorp, to Alice, his wife, for life; remainder to Richard de
Southewell, Esq. (fn. 1) (of Wood Rising) who had bought the reversion of
William Catfeld;—Nicholas Catfeld, his brother, mentioned; proved
July 19, 1475; the Bigots Earls of Norfolk, the Lords Mowbray, and
the Howards, were the capital lords of this fee, and presented, as will
appear, to a moiety of the church.
Ralph de Beaufoe's interest herein, as lord of Aldby, came, as may
be there seen, to his daughter and heir, Agnes, married to Hubert de
Rye, and this was held by the Roscelines, as in Aldby; William de
Rosceline was lord and patron of a moiety of this church in the
reign of Edward I. under the Barons of Rye. After this it was in the
Marshals, and from them came to the Lords Morley, the Lovels, and
the Parkers Lords Morley. Edward Lord Morley, in the reign of
Queen Elizabeth, conveyed it to his 2d son, Henry Parker, Esq. after
this it was conveyed to the Calthorps, and Christopher Calthorp, Esq.
of Aldeby, presented to this church, in the 9th of James I. Sir James
Calthorp, his son and heir, gave it to his 2d son, Henry, who was recorder of London and a knight, and died seized of it Ao. 1637, and of
Ampton in Suffolk; and his immediate descendant, James Calthorp,
Esq. was lord in 1742.
Robert's (son of Corbun) lordship in Hadesco, also extended into
this town, which came after to the Albinys Earls of Arundel, the Tateshals, and the Cliftons. In the 20th of Edward III. the prior of St.
Olaves, the heirs of Robert de Gillingham, &c. held here a quarter of
a fee, which the prior, and Robert formerly held of the Lord Tateshale;
and in 1428, the temporalities of that priory were valued at 10s. ob.
Adam Bacon aliened to it 3 messuages, and 45 acres of land here, in
Norwich, &c. Ao 6 Edward II.
The tenths were 3l. 14s.—Deducted 14s. and the Gilbertine nuns
had temporalities valued at 10s.
The Church is a rectory dedicated to St. Matthew, and consisted
of two medieties. In the 18th of Hen. III. Andrew Wascelein granted
by fine to John Roscelyne, the advowson of a mediety, and in the reign
of Edward I. William Roscelyn was patron of a mediety valued at 40s.
and Robert de Lodne, patron of the other, valued at 40s. Peter-pence
10d. carvage 2d. ob.
In 1309, Richer de Heynford, instituted to a mediety, presented by
Sir William de Roscelyne,
1311, Robert de Rollesby, by Sir John Segrave, Knt.
1312, Walter de Denevere, by Lady Joan Roscelyn.
1318, Richard de Wymer, by Lady Joan Roscelyn.
1318, John de Tutington, by Sir John Segrave, senior.
1323, Richard Barun, by Lady Joan Roscelyn.
1349, John de Bek, by John Lord Segrave.
1349, Nicholas Serveys, by Ditto.
1349, Robert de Walsingham, by the King, on account of the lands
of John Lord Segrave of Folkeston.
1361, there was an agreement between the Lord Mowbray, and
William de Morley, Marshal of Ireland, patrons, to consolidate the
same, and to present alternately.
1362, Robert de Walsingham, by William de Morley.
1385, John Barkere, by Thomas Earl of Nottingham, Lord Mowbray.
1389, Andrew Warde, by Thomas Lord Morley.
1397, John Bonelyng, by Thomas Duke of Norfolk.
1408, John Buxstede, by Thomas Lord Morley.
1409, John Whitrest, by Gerard Ufflet and Elizabeth Dutchess of
1420, Thomas Codlyng, by William Paston, John Lancaster, Esq.
and John Pelle, clerk.
1422, Nicholas de Plumstede, by the Bishop, a lapse.
1423, Richard Westdele, by Thomas Lord Morley.
1437, John Merle, by the Bishop, a lapse.
1450, Robert Godyll.
1505, John Bernard, alias Smith, by Elizabeth Dutchess of Norfolk.
1506, Richard Eston, by Sir Edward Howard, and Alice his wife,
1517, John Charlton, by the Bishop, a lapse.
1523, Sim. Morell.
1554, Edmund Grevall, by the Bishop, a lapse.
Christ. Calvert, rector.
1559, George Gibson, A. M. by the Bishop's vicar-general.
1567, Anthony Frost, by H. Parker Lord Morley.
1590, Alexander Smith, by the Bishop.
1590, Thomas Jolles, by the assignees of Edward Lord Morley.
1591, Alexander Smith, by the King, on the attainder of Philip
Earl of Arundel: in 1603, he returned 38 communicants.
1613, William Morgan, by Christopher Calthorp; and the patronage was in the same family in 1742.
James Clerk, rector.
1717, Philip Prime, by Mary Prime, widow, succeeded Clerk.
1737, William Johnson, by the King.
1746, John Guavas, by James Calthorp, Esq.
1753, John Colman, by the King.
1758, Samuel Brown, by James Calthorp of Ampton in Suffolk, who
has an alternate presentation with the King.
Adam Bacon aliened to the prior of Herlingflete, three messuages
and 45 acres of land here, in Cringleford, &c.
The present valor of the church is 3l. 6s. 4d. and is discharged.