Reference numberCON 3/15/2
TitleJudgement of the King's Court at Westminster. Confirmation of the rights of Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Cotton in the hundred of Norman Cross.
DescriptionThe Cottons plead through their attorney, Ambrose Broughton, that William of Spanesby, abbot of the former monastery of Thorney, Isle of Ely, was seised of the hundred of Norman Cross, with all apps. And that the towns of Hunts. with all apps. And that the towns of Walton cum Higney, Sawtrey Beames, Sawtrey Moynes, Sawtrey Judith, Connington, Denton, Caldecott, Folksworth, Washinglye, Orton Longvill, Orton Watervill, Botolphbridge, Morborne, Haddon, Chesterton, Yaxley, Stanground, Farcett, Fletton, Allerton, Aylton. Waternewton, Goodson, Ogerston, Lutton, Glatton, Holme, Wansford, Stibbington and Sibson are and always have been in the same hundred. And the same William de Spaneby was seised of all rights therein by letters patent of 5 July, 32, Edw.I., a copy of which, dated 20 Dec. IV Edw. IV. was sealed with the Great Seal.. Robert Blyte, last Abbot of Thorney was seised of the same until 20 Sep.31 Henry VIII when they were surrendered, with said monastery etc. to the Crown, by which they were held until it was given by Letters Patent of 22 June XJas.I to Edward Sawyer and Thomas Brimley at an annual rent of 53/4d. on 10 Sep. X Jas.I they bargained and sold it to the Cottons, by which the Cottons now plead for it. Sir Robt. Heath, the King's Attorney acknowledges their plea to be true and that the said rights should be theirs for ever. N.B. Last page is torn. N.B. There is a transcript.
Dateundated (1613-25)
CreatorNameHeathcote family of Conington Castle
RepositoryHuntingdonshire Archives

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