Lordship Title of Carlton or Pabenhams ID13819

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It has not been possible to connect the Domesday tenant, Herbert son of Ivo, with the family of de Pabenham, who took their name from the adjoining parish of Pabenham or Pavenham, and who appear to have held in Carlton certainly from the 13th century onwards. The Testa states that John de Pabenham held land in Carlton by one-fifth of a knight's fee, whilst an inquisition taken regarding the property of one of the same name in 1269 describes his land in Carlton as a messuage, 4½ virgates of land, 6 acres of meadow and 12 acres of wood, which is almost identical in extent with Herbert son of Ivo's property at Domesday. From this time onwards until 1348 Carlton remained in the Pabenham family and followed the same descent as Pavenham Manor (q. v.). In 1278–9 the estate included 5 virgates, of which 3½ were in demesne, and in 1300, called for the first time a manor, Carlton was granted by John de Pabenham to his daughter Athelina for her life, and was then extended at a capital messuage worth 3s., 80 acres of arable land, 6 acres of meadow, rents of freemen worth 6s. 6d., and 1¼ virgates of land in villeinage. In 1348–9, on the death of John de Pabenham, his brother James as heir entered into possession of the Carlton property, described as a messuage and a carucate of land, a very usual extent in round numbers for a manor in this county. He died in 1360, when his daughter Margery became his heir. She married Sir William Hugeford, and at his death in 1409 left Carlton Manor, 'called Pabenham,' to her granddaughter Margery, daughter of her son William, then aged two; but as she died in 1413 it reverted to Alice daughter of Margery Pavenham. Alice was married twice, first to Thomas Lucy and secondly to Richard Archer, and William Lucy, her son by her first husband, was her heir on her death in 1420. Richard Archer survived his wife, and held the manor 'by the courtesy of England' until his death in 1471, when William Lucy entered into possession, was succeeded in 1492 by his son Edmund Lucy. Thomas Lucy son of Edmund died in 1525 seised of Carlton Manor, and in 1536 his son William justified his succession to the manor in accordance with his father's will, on the death of his mother Elizabeth Lucy. In 1564 Thomas Lucy, probably a son of William Lucy, alienated Carlton Manor to Agnes Adams without licence, but obtained pardon for this omission the following year when Agnes Adams's right to the manor was fully recognized. Some time before 1570 Agnes enfeoffed Thomas Adams of Carlton Manor, which he sold in 1594 to William Goddard. He died in 1615, and an inquisition taken at that date declared his son and heir Vincent Goddard to have been a lunatic for some years. The property is described as the manor of Carlton alias Pavenham with rights and members in Carlton, Pavenham, Chellington and Turvey, and four messuages, one barn, two gardens, 256 acres of land, 15s. rent and rent of two capons in those places. Vincent Goddard died in 1609, and his son William, who succeeded him, held the manor in 1632 and as late as 1656. In 1704 the manor was sold by the Goddard family to William Steph, who in 1714 for the sum of £154 sold it to William Weald and he to Sir Rowland Alston of Odell (q.v.). The present owner is Mr. Rowland Crewe Alston.
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