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Hintlesham Parish

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In the 9th of Edward I., was the demesne of John Talbot and Margaret Pypard; and in the 31st of that reign, John Pypard paid to the King, amongst other things, 2s. for his relief for 06 12 rent in land, in this parish, held of the King by the service of one sparhawk, yearly.

Weever, in his "Ancient Funeral Monuments," mentions inscriptions in this parish church, to the following members of the Timperley family, owners of this manor: John Timperley, Esq., who died in 1460, and Margaret his wife; William Timperley, who died March 10, 1527; Thomas Timperley, Esq., who died in 1500, and Etheldred his wife, eldest daughter of Nicholas Hare, and Katherine his wife; also Nicholas Timperley, Esq., and Anne his wife, daughter and heiress of William Markham, Esq.

In 1310, Robert de Raydon, of Raydon, in this county, had a charter of free warren here; and, in 1314, the said Robert had the King's licence to settle it on John, his son, and Hawise, his wife; in 1359, the said Hawise, then widow of John de Wysham, held here. It appears not long after, the lordship became vested in the Timperley family; and so continued until King Charles the Second's reign, if not later.

The hall and manor of Hintlesham, was purchased of the Timperleys, by Richard Powis, Esq., M.P. for Orford, in 1734; he sold it to Sir Richard Lloyd, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, in 1759; in whose family it continued until the death of the late Miss Harriet Lloyd, who bequeathed it to Capt. Hamilton Lloyd Anstruther, who now resides there.

Sir Henry D'Oyley, of Pondhall, in Hadleigh, married Margaret, natural daughter of John, Duke of Norfolk, relict of Sir John Timperley, of this parish, Knt. Sir Henry died in 1563, the 5th of Queen Elizabeth.

This family descended from Thomas Timperley, of Bowden, in Cheshire, Esq.; whose son and heir, John Timperley, married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Raydon, and inherited this estate in her right. They had issue, John, who married, and left an only daughter and heiress, Elizabeth, wife of Firmin Rookwood, of Weston, in Norfolk.

Nicholas Timperley, Esq., their 2nd son, died before his father, and is buried in the church of Buxhall, in this county; where he is said to have died in 1489. William Timperley, of this parish, Esq., his son and heir, died in 1527, as above; and Thomas, his son, married Etheldred, eldest daughter of Sir Nicholas Hare, of Bruisyard, in this county, Knt.

Nicholas was their son and heir, who married Anne, daughter and co-heir of William Markham, Esq., of Oakley, in Northamptonshire; and Michael Hare, Esq., his uncle, gave by will, in 1609, the lordships of Colkirk and Gately, in Norfolk, to his brother, Thomas Hare, for life; and then to this Nicholas Timperley, Esq., his nephew; whose son, Sir Thomas, inherited the same.

In the 10th of King Edward IV., Joan, wife of Robert Timperley, was found to be daughter and heir of Robert Fitz-Simon.

Charles Vesey, Esq., lord of a manor in this parish, formerly belonging to Bury Abbey, married Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund D'Oyley, of Shotesham, in Norfolk, and Pondhall, in Hadleigh, Esq., by Anne his first wife, daughter of Sir John Goodwin, of
Winchendon, in Bucks.

ARMS. Timperley: gules; a lion party per bend, ermine and ermines. Vesey: ermine; on a cross, sable, five martlets, or.

John Fortune, blacksmith, of this parish, died for maintaining the doctrines of the Gospel, in Queen Mary's reign; but whether in prison or at the stake, is not certain,

In 1336, Thomas Foxtone, LL.D., was rector of this parish, and afterwards of Thorndon, in this county. Dr. Foxtone was also Chancellor of Norwich, in 1316, and of the University of Cambridge, in 1330.

CHARITIES. A school premises, consisting of a school-room and play- ground, of 2R. 12p., built and given by the Misses Lloyd, of this parish, in exchange for other property; and an estate, consisting of a cottage, small barn, and about six acres of land, in the parish of Aldham, purchased by the parishioners, with the assistance of Francis Colman, Esq., of Ipswich. The rents are paid to a schoolmaster, for teaching seven poor children to read, write, and cast accounts.

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