Name: Mary (Margaret) OLDHALL 1
Birth: ABT 1435 in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
Death: OCT 1466 in Oldhall Manor, East Dereham, Mitford, Norfolk, England
Inherited the lands of her father with the exception of Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, which remained in the hands of the Crown.
Creke's or Oldhall's Manor.
Ralph de Beaufoe had a lordship here which Harold held, as a lay fee, of Stigund, Archbishop of Canterbury. In King Edward the Confessor's reign it was granted to Ralph at the conquest, under whom Odar held it: in the Confessor's time it consisted of 2 carucates ofland; there were then four villains, 15 borderers, 2 servi, 6 acres of meadow, and 2 in demean, now only one, and another might be restored; there were 2 carucates among the tenants, paunage for 30 swine, one mill and 5 socmen, 43 acres of land, and 2 acres of meadow, then and before, one carucate, now half an one, and the whole might be restored; then there were one beast of burden, 4 young cattle, 7 socmen, now 2, then 7 goats, now 8; it was then valued at 20s. now at the conquest at 40s.
The whole was one leuca and 5 furlongs long, half a leuca and 3 furlongs broad, and paid 10d. gelt.
The whole soc was in the King's manor of Mileham.
This lordship stands accounted for under the hundred of Launditch,as belonging to Mileham manor, and lying in the parish of Dereham; it also extended into Scarning, and was called Drayton Hall, in Scarning, from its ancient lords, the Draytons.
In the 14th of Henry III. Agnes, one of the daughters and coheirs of William de Drayton, who married William Lenveyse, had it assigned her on a division of his inheritance.
After this, William de Bellomonte was lord of it in the 5th of Edward I.
In the 11th of Edward III. Nicholas Oldhall seems to have possessed it, when an agreement was made between him and the Bishop of Ely, for the service of certain land held of the Bishop. From this Nicholas descended Sir Edmund Oldhall, Knt. who by Alice his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Jeffrey de Fransham, lord of Fransham Magna, had Sir William Oldhall, who on the 20th of July, in the 10th of Henry VI. had the King's protection, being then abroad in France, in the retinue of Thomas Duke of Exeter.
He was afterwards Speaker of the House of Commons, and attainted of treason, for being concerned in Jack Cade's rebellion in Kent, and a writ of outlawry was confirmed against him by parliament, about the 33 of Henry VI.
By his daughter and heir Mary, his manors came to Walter Gorges, Esq. who was found to die seised of the manor of Oldhall and Creke's in the 6 of Edward IV.
From: 'Mitford Hundred and Half: East-Dereham', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 10 (1809), pp. 204-218. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78661&strquery=east derham Date accessed: 28 April 2012.
Father: William OLDHALL , of Hunsdon & East Dereham, Sir b: ABT 1395 in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
Mother: Mary WILLOUGHBY b: ABT 1397 in Eresby Manor, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
Walter GORGES , of Wraxall, Esq b: ABT 1433 in Wraxall, Bedminster, Somerset, England
- Edmund GORGES , of Wraxall, KB, Sir b: ABT 1460 in Wraxall, Bedminster, Somerset, England
- Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield, www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: vol X, 38-47