Suttuna or Suthtuna
The demesne of this parish was anciently held by Richard de Glanville; and in
1764', was the estate of Nicholas Bacon, and William Chapman, Esqrs.
In the time of Queen Elizabeth, the manor of Fenhall, in this parish, was vested
in the B unveil family, until the middle of the last century: it is now the
property of B unveil Edwards, Esq., who resides in the manor house. The manors
of Sutton Hall, Talvas, Stockerland, and Campsey, are vested in H. Walker, Esq.
In the year 1390, the church was impropriated to Bruisyard Nunnery; and at the
dissolution, granted to Nicholas Hare, Esq., it subsequently passed to Sir John
Rous, Bart., and is now the property of his representative, the Earl of
A seal appendant to a charter of Johanna de Stanvil, to Robert, son of Robert
Saava, of lands in this parish, undated, but supposed to be temp. Edward I., is
engraved in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1794, p. 425.
CHARITIES. Sir Michael Stanhope, by deed dated the 16th of King James I.,
granted to trustees, in fee, certain yearly rents, amounting in the whole to
£48, out of the demesne lands of the manor
of Valence, lying in Blaxhall, and four other parishes in this county, that the
same should be yearly bestowed upon the poor people inhabiting within certain
specified towns or parishes, in this county. The rent-charge particularly
appropriated to the poor of this parish, is £.4
a year, from which 16s. is deducted for land tax. In 1687, Susannah Burrell
surrendered her lands and hereditaments, held of the manor of Staverton with
Bromeswell, upon trust, that out of the profits thereof her trustees should pay
to the churchwardens of this parish, £5 4s.
a year to buy bread, and weekly distribute the same among the poor of the said
parish. It appears by the parish terrier, that a Mr. Bloss, of Belstead, gave
the sum of £1 a year to the vicar, for two
sermons, to be preached on St. Thomas's day and Good Friday, yearly; and also
2s. 6d. to be given in bread, on each of those two days, to the poor of the
parish; and that the said payments are made by Sir Robert Harland, Bart., of
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