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Ringsfield Parish

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Ringsfield or Ringesfella

The demesne of this parish was anciently vested in John de Vallibus (or Vaux), and the advowson, before the reformation, belonged to the Prior and Convent of Butley, in this county.

By an inquisition, taken in the 38th of King Henry VIII., Simon Nunne, of this parish, was found to die seized of a capital messuage called Wryngeys, in Beeston, with lands, &c., in Norfolk; and James was his son and heir, by Margaret his wife, daughter of Thomas Guybon, Esq.; who confirmed the same to Robert Partridge, of Finborough Magna, in this county, in the 6th of Queen Elizabeth.

The principal estates in this parish lately belonged to the Micklethwaite family. Charles Day, Esq., is the present owner of the lordship.

Edmund Bohun, a voluminous political and miscellaneous writer, of the 17th century, was a native of this parish; the only son of Baxter Bohun, who with his ancestors, had been lords of the manor of Westhall, in Blithing hundred, from the 25th of King Henry VIII. Mr. Bohun was admitted Fellow Commoner of Queen's College, Cambridge, in 1663; and continued there till the latter part of 1666, when the plague obliged him and others to leave the University. In 1 675, he was appointed a Magistrate for this county, and continued to fill that office until the 2nd of King James II., when he was discharged, but was again restored to the same office on the accession of William and Mary.

Amongst his numerous publications, "Three Charges delivered at the General Quarter Sessions holden at Ipswich, for the County of Suffolk, in 1691, 1692, and 1693," 4to.; "The Great Historical, Geographical, and Poetical Dictionary/' London, 1694, folio; and his "History of King James the Second's Desertion," are accounted the most popular of his works. Mr. Bohun was also the translator of several popular historical works. The time of his death is not known, but he was alive in the year 1700.

Abraham Dawson, A.M., patron and rector of this parish, with Redisham and Satterly, in this county, and perpetual curate of Aldeby, in Norfolk; who published, at three or four different times, a new translation from the original Hebrew, of several chapters of the Book of Genesis, with notes, critical and explanatory, deceased October 4, 1789. Mr. Dawson was son of a respectable dissenting minister, at or near Halifax, and brother of Dr. Benjamin Dawson, rector of Burgh, near Woodbridge.

County of Suffolk

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

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