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Carlton Colvile Parish

British Isles Genealogy | County of Suffolk

Carlton Colvile or Karletuna

The ancient and distinguished family of Colvile,1 whose ancestor, Gilbert de Colvile (or Colvyle), came from Normandy, as a commander in the army of William the Conqueror, became very early connected with this place. Lands were granted to him in this county, which he held under the Baron Malet, of his honor of Eye, in this parish, Stickerland, Kessingland, Rendlesham, Rush-mere, Martlesham; and Iselham, in Cambridgeshire.

Sir Roger de Colvile, the 5th in descent from the said Gilbert, was Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, in the 31st of King Henry III. He married Galiena Walpole; the King having honored his marriage by his presence. He was lord of this manor, with many privileges and liberties, which his ancestors enjoyed.

His successor, Sir Roger de Colvile, of this parish, married about 1240, to Desiderata, daughter and heiress of Jeffrey de Marisco (or Marsh), lord of Newton, Walsoken, Tid St. Giles, &c. From the period of this marriage, their descendants continued to reside at Newton Hall, in the Isle of Ely, for a succession of above five centuries; one of whom, Sir John Colvile, in 1410, was appointed Governor of Wisbech Castle. He built the Chapel of St. Mary, at Newton, and founded a College there.

The lordship of Carlton Colvile passed from the Colviles to the family of Burghersh. In the 23rd of King Edward III., Bartholomew Lord Burghersh obtained a grant of free warren to himself, Cecily his wife, and their heirs, in all his demesne lands in this manor. He died seized of the same; leaving it to Elizabeth, his daughter, the wife of Edward de Spencer.

This manor and advowson became afterwards vested in the Aliens, of Somerleyton; and upon the decease of Sir Thomas Allen, Bart., in 1794, unmarried, it passed with his other estates, to his kinsman, Thomas Anguish, Esq., who also died a bachelor, in 1810: he was succeeded by his brother, the Rev. George Anguish, M.A., who is the present proprietor.

ARMS. Colvile: azure; a lion rampant, argent, collared; with a label of three points.

1. For an ample pedigree of this house, and further particulars, consult "Wat-son's History of Wisbech."

County of Suffolk

Topographical and Genealogical, The County of Suffolk, 1844, Augustine Page

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