Lordship Title of Carlton ID13822

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The land in Carlton which Chetel held at the Survey of 1086 appears to have passed some time in the 12th century to the family of La Leigh, which derived its name from Lalegh (now Thurleigh), and which will be found more fully treated under that parish. In 1206 and again in 1217–18 Gerinus la Leigh secured the recognition of his right to the advowson of Carlton (which is always found attached to this manor). The next mention of the La Leighs holding in Carlton occurs in 1302–3, when Henry la Leigh together with Reginald de Grey held one-fifth of a fee here of the barony of Cainhoe. In 1330 Henry la Leigh conveyed the manor (here definitely so-called) by fine to William de Stondon, parson of Carlton, and others, and in 1359, when John la Leigh alienated this manor by fine to John Trailly, this family ceased to have further connexion with Carlton. John Trailly died seised of the manor, then worth 10 marks, in 1400, leaving as son and heir Reginald Trailly. He died without issue, and the subsequent descent of this manor is not very clear. In 1428 John le Wolfe held the fee, but like other Trailly property it is subsequently found in the Vauxes of Harrowden. An inquisition taken in 1464 states that Sir William Vaux had held the manors of Carlton and Chellington since 1461, but they were then in the king's hands. Sir William Vaux was attainted in 1460 and was slain at Tewkesbury in 1471, and his lands granted by Edward IV to Ralph Hastings, but his son Nicholas Vaux obtained the reversal of the attainder and the restoration of his father's lands from Henry VII, who knighted him after the battle of Stoke in 1486. He was created Lord Vaux of Harrowden in 1523, and died in the same year in possession of Carlton and Chellington Manors. He left a son Thomas Vaux, who married Elizabeth daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Cheyne. At his death, which took place in 1556, his son William Vaux succeeded to his father's titles and estates. He was several times convicted of recusancy, and was tried in the Star Chamber in 1581 for harbouring Edward Campion the Jesuit, and sentenced to imprisonment and a fine of £1,000. In the following year, perhaps in order to find the required sum, he combined with his son and heir-apparent, Henry Vaux, to sell the manors of Carlton and Chellington and the advowsons of the respective churches to Lewis Lord Mordaunt. These manors henceforward follow the same descent as the important property of Turvey (q.v.). The present owner is Mr. G. F. Higgins of Turvey House.
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