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Tittleshall – Sir Edward Coke

Sir Edward Coke was a Norwich Grammar school boy who went to Cambridge, and was called to the bar. He was involved in Henry Cromwell’s libel case, and in a defining precedent in land law. He built Godwick Hall and took his bride there. William Cecil, first minister to Queen Elizabeth, took him under his …

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Tittleshall

A monument by the north wall of the chancel, with a kneeling figure and three coloured shields, for “Bridget, daughter and one of the hears of John Pastan Esqre, (sic) of Huntingfield Hall, Suffolk, first wife (married 1582) of Edward Coke, Esqre, Attorney Generall; died 27 June 1598. Had issue, Edward, Robart, Arthur, John, Henry, …

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Burnham Overy

Lest you think all heraldry is on monuments and in windows, I am adding a few ledger slabs.  This one is interesting, with three coats of arms: Mary Mott, daughter of Robert and Ann Blyford of Burnham Overy.  She married first, John Thruston, by whom she had two children, Mary and John;  and second, Edmund …

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Langford

Farrer describes “a fine monument” in the church, covered up with a view to restoration. In the booklet “Sculptured monuments in Norfolk Churches”, Noel Spencer2 describes it as “A mighty monument in a little church…” and it is of Sir Nicholas Garrard, died 1727, a salter (or manufacturer or dealer in salt or other chemicals3), …

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Hilborough

30.01.2012   The Caileys held this lordship from Earl Warren until the early fourteenth century when Sir Thomas Cailey left it to his heir Adam, son of Sir Roger Clifton. Above the west door are the arms of the founder, Sir John Clifton, magnificently carved, the shield bearing Warenne’s arms which his dependant lord assumed, …

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Didlington

On the north wall of the tower in an arch are six brass plates, each about 4¼ by 7 inches, remembering the Tyssen – Amherst family members. William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst was the first Baron Amherst, created 1892. He seems to have changed his surname twice, first from Daniel-Tyssen then to Tyssen-Amherst by royal licence …

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