Bond Hall Estate and Manor

THE MANORS OF SUFFOLK – Volume 6 by W A Copinger, Taylor Garnett, Evans & Co Ltd 1910 notes for the Manor of Bonds :-

 

We find that Nicholas Bonde, had a grant of free warren here in 1330 and the manor was subsequently held by Simon Sampson of Kersey. In the time of Queen Elizabeth Thomas Gawdy who was afterwards a knight and Judge of the Common Pleas, was owner of this manor, and also of Woolverstone and Tattingstone, into which parishes it extended.  He died 1st Nov. 1588, and Henry Gawdy his son and heir, was created a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of King James I. By 1609 the manor seems to have passed to Leonard Pillet, and in 1646 to Benjamin Cutler, who died in 1664. Subsequently we find it vested in the Rev. Charles Beaumont, who died seised of it in 1756, when it passed to his widow Elizabeth, and on her death passed to her daughter and heir, Elizabeth, married to Philip Bowes Broke, of Nacton.  He died in 1801, and she in 1822, when the manor vested in Philip Bowes Vere Broke, afterwards Sir Philip, and has since devolved in the same course as the Manor of Broke Hall, Nacton, in Colneis Hundred.

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The Manor of BONDS was vested in Rev Charles BEAUMONT who died seized of it in 1756, where upon it passed to widow his Elizabeth.  On her death, passed to daughter and heir Elizabeth who married Philip Bowes BROKE of Nacton. He died in 1801 and she in 1822, when the Manor became vested in Philip Bowes Vere BROKE, afterwards Sir Philip.

In the will of William FROST (8th April 1797) he bequeaths to his son Robert FROST all his “estate Term and Interest of and in the Farm and Lands called Bonds Hall or otherwise in Freston aforesaid and Wherstead or elsewhere in the said county which I held for many years as tenant to Mrs Elizabeth BEAUMONT deceased and now hold under Philip Bowes BROKE esquire and Elizabeth his wife or one of them under an agreement by parcel or otherwise for a lease thereof at the Rent of one hundred and seventy pounds a year.”

Tithe records and 1841 census show John and Anthoninia BIRCH as farmer of the Bond Hall estate. The lands were rented from Revd Henry Denny BERNERS, Revd John Theodore BOND and Sir Philip BROKE, totalling 249 acres.

The 1873 electoral register lists John Lott MANNING and William MANNING as joint occupiers.

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