Lordship Title of Dunton Chamberlain or Newtonbury Manor ID13751

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No trace of the descent of this manor can be found during the next hundred years, but the Chamberlains, from whom the manor derived its distinctive name, appear to have acquired it some time in the twelfth century, for in 1210 William Brewer acquired the wardship of Geoffrey Chamberlain, who held 2 carucates of land in Dunton, and whose father Robert had already preceded him in Dunton. In 1284 Hugh, probably a grandson of the above Robert, held the manor, and was succeeded by Robert Chamberlain, who in 1307 alienated the manor, under licence from the crown, to Richard de Grymstede, retaining only a life interest for himself. Richard was probably followed by Thomas de Grymstede, who at his death in 1328 was seised of the manor. He left a son John, aged two, who only survived his father a few months, and the manor passed to Katherine sister of Thomas Grymstede. Katherine was married twice, first to Ralph de Boklond, who died in 1332, and secondly to John Avenel. She died in 1334, leaving a daughter Mary by her second husband, and the latter was holding the manor for her in 1346. Mary married Warin de Bassingbourne, and was holding the manor in 1367. Between this date and 1403 the manor passed to Ivo de Harleston, who held it at his death in that year, though the method of the transference has not been discovered. (fn. 18) He left a son John, who was an infant. Another gap here occurs in the descent of this manor, which next appears in the possession of John Manyngham, who in 1474 was attainted and his lands granted by Edward IV to his wife's kinsman Anthony Grey. The attainder was, however, almost immediately reversed and the manor restored; and two years later the manor was alienated by fine to Thomas Rotherham, archbishop of Canterbury, who granted it for a term of years to the prior of Huntingdon, with reversion in fee to Thomas son of John Rotherham, the archbishop's brother. Thomas Rotherham at his death left a son Thomas, who in 1535 alienated the manor to John Gostwick, on the death of whose son William in 1546 the manor passed to his uncle William Gostwick. His son John died in 1581 holding this manor, and left a son William, who in 1587 transferred the manor by fine to John Burgoyne. In 1593, on the marriage of a kinsman, Bartholomew Chishull, John Burgoyne settled 'the manor or farm' of Chamberlains Bury on the former, who, dying in 1619, was succeeded by a son John Chishull, and he transferred the manor to Nicholas Franklin in 1638. The Franklins appear to have retained this manor for some time; John Franklin was in possession in 1759, but between that date and 1797 it had become the property of Earl Spencer, to whom Dunton Goyes (q.v.) at this time belonged, and the manors have since followed the same descent.
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