10 Jul Lordship Title of Cannon Court or Cannons ID1409
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An estate afterwards known as CANNON COURT was in 1086 appurtenant to the church of Cookham and was held in free alms by Reinbald the priest (chancellor of Edward the Confessor) and two other clerks. The possessions of Reinbald were given by Henry I to the abbey of Cirencester, which received also annually a beech tree, 2 quarters of rye and a pig from the manor of Cookham. The abbot had assize of bread and ale, view of frankpledge, ward penny and frithborg silver at Cookham. The property remained with the abbey until the Dissolution, and in 1541 was granted to Thomas, Weldon as the manor of Cannon Court. Thomas, who also held a messuage known as Harwoods, was succeeded in 1567 by William Weldon, his son by his second marriage. The latter was followed in 1597 by his son George, who died in 1616. George his son and heir was succeeded in 1659 by his son Thomas, who died without issue in 1672. In 1673 James Weldon, his brother, was dealing with the manor, and in 1677 conveyed it to Thomas Hoby, with whom he joined in 1681 in a sale to John Plummer. In 1723 Walter Plummer presented to the church, the advowson of which descended with Cannon Court, and in 1760 William Plummer was in possession of the manor. A William Plummer presented to the church in 1769, 1793, 1797 and 1808. The manor was sold with the advowson (q.v.) to John Rogers, and is now the property of Col. John Middleton Rogers, D.S.O., of Riverhill House, Sevenoaks, Kent.
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