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Sweffling Parish

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Sweffling or Swifting

The Cavendish family were interested here, previous to the grant, made to them of the manor of Derneford Hall, mentioned by Kirby. In the 10th of Richard II., 1391, Roger de Cavendish held half a Knight's lee here, and paid castle guard rent for the same to Framlingham Castle.

In the 4th of King Edward IV., Richard Cavendish. Esq., held the same, by a like payment; and in the 2nd and 14th of Queen Elizabeth, William Cavendish, Esq., was owner thereof.

In 1704, William Plumer, Esq., was owner of Derneford Hall manor; and it has since been the estate of Edward Holland, Esq., of Benhall.

CHARITIES. The feoffees estate, which comprises two houses, and six acres of land in this parish, was conveyed by Ezra Crisp, by deed of feoffment, in 1699, to the then rector of Sweffling, and his successors, and other feoffees, for keeping in repair and order the church and churchyard, and for payment of other charges on the inhabitants of this parish. The rents, amounting together to,13 2s. a year, are applied accordingly. In 1568, Henry Leggett, Esq., by will, charged a piece of land, called "Lime Kiln Close," now the property of William Shouldham, Esq., with the payment of 40s. a year, to be distributed among the poor of this parish.

County of Suffolk

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

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