Lordship Title of Stratton ID1285

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No connexion has been found between the undertenant, Fulk of Paris, mentioned in Domesday, and William Rixband, who was holding in Stratton as early as 1231, and whose family continued to hold this manor, for in 1322 Margaret Rixband, presumably a descendant, enfeoffed William Latimer of her manor in Stratton. From this date the manor appears to have followed the same descent as Potton Burdetts (q.v.), until Elizabeth Latimer brought Stratton as dower to her husband Robert de Willoughby. Before his death in 1397 the manor had been leased for a rent of £10 per annum to Richard Enderby and Alice his wife, and they appear subsequently to have acquired the full possession of the manor, for John Enderby their son held the manor at his death in 1457. Maude, his widow, subsequently married Robert Bothe, and at her death in 1474 the manor passed to Richard Enderby, her son by her first marriage, who died in 1487, when his son John acquired the manor, and died in 1509 leaving an only daughter, Eleanor, as heiress. She married Francis Pygott, and an inquisition taken at the death of their son Thomas Pygott in 1581 states that he, 'having cause to mislike the marriage of their eldest son Michael with Margaret, daughter of one Gill,' settled the manor of Stratton on his son Lewis and heirs male, with remainder settlement to a younger son John. Seven years later Lewis and John alienated the manor to Sir Edmund Anderson, chief justice of the Queen's Bench. The Andersons of Eyworth (q.v.) continued to hold the manor until the death of Edmund Anderson in 1639, whose daughter and sole heiress married Sir John Cotton. In 1764 the manor of Stratton was purchased of the relatives of Sir John Cotton, last heir male of the family, by the trustees of Curtis Barnett, who had died in 1746 at Fort St. David, and it is held at the present day by Mr. Barnett, a representative of the same family.
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