Lordship Title of Hyndens ID14105

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HYNDENS (John de Brayesplace, ? xiv cent.; Huvyndons, Hyndons, xv cent.) does not seem to have been called a manor until 1455, when it was in the possession of John Norreys. John de Bray, from whom it took its earlier name, held it in 1296, and died seised in 1333. In the following year Walter de Bray died seised of the lands in Bray formerly held by John de Hyndon (Hened[on]). He was succeeded by Thomas Hynden, whose wife Ellen had property of her own in the parish. Thomas died in 1373, leaving as his heir his son John, who was murdered in 1406 by John Kimber and Richard Fairmayden. He left a daughter and heir Alice, who married Aimery Mathany, and claimed her inheritance in 1422, but conveyed it in 1424 to John Walle. This was probably, however, for the purpose of a settlement, as Aimery seems to have been in possession in 1429. The date of his death is uncertain, but Hyndens was granted before 1445 to John Norreys at a rent of 69s. 2d. by Humphrey Duke of Gloucester. Henry VI afterwards reduced the rent to 6d., and in 1462 Norreys obtained leave from Edward IV to settle the so-called manor on himself and his wife Margaret and their heirs, with remainder to his own heirs. Margaret survived her husband and died seised in 1495, when she was succeeded by her son Sir William Norreys, who bequeathed it at his death in 1510 to his son Lionel, afterwards knighted. Sir Lionel Norreys died in 1537, leaving as his heir his great-nephew Henry, afterwards Lord Norreys of Rycote. Henry's grandson and heir Francis Lord Norreys sold the estate in 1609 to Sir Thomas Bodley, who bequeathed it in 1612 to the University of Oxford for the support of the library which bears his name.
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