This hundred was in the Crown in the time of King Edward, and
on the conquest the Conqueror was lord of it. In the 43d of Henry
III. it was valued at 12l. per ann. and in the 14th of Edward I.
William de Gyselham is said to hold it for the King.
John de Clavering held it by a grant of King Edward I. for life,
and possessed it in the 9th of Edward II. being worth 10l. per ann.
and in the 39th of Edward III. Robert de Corby had it.
In the reign of King James I. it was granted to Sir Charles Cornwallis during life, and to Charles, eldest son of Sir William Cornwallis
and Thomas, 2d son of Sir Charles, &c. and the longest liver of them,
with all its rights, courts, letes, felons goods, &c. paying 7l. 7s. 4d.