• Manorial Estate, 1455-1485, Thakeham Manor, Thakeham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20, GB. 1 In 1066 THAKEHAM was held by Brixi, probably the Kentish noble Brixi cild; by 1086 it had passed to William de Braose. The overlordship descended with Bramber barony until 1361 or later. In 1086 Morin, perhaps Morin of St. André, held 5 hides in Thakeham of William de Braose, and a knight held 1 hide of Morin. Morin's estate seems to have descended to the Power (le Poer) family. Ranulf Power was mentioned 1141-1163, and may be the Reynold of 'Felkham' who obtained seisin in 1175 or 1176. A David Power died in or before 1208 leaving as heir Stephen, then a minor. Stephen was disputing ¼ knight's fee in Thakeham with Robert le Savage in 1213, and obtained seisin of David's land in Thakeham in 1218. In the same year he agreed with Robert le Savage to hold the estate, assessed at 4 knight's fees, from Robert as he had previously held it of Reynold de Braose. The mesne lordship thus established descended with Robert's manor of Broadwater until 1606. Stephen or a namesake was still undertenant in 1242, and successive Stephens held the manor apparently until 1357 or later. Nevertheless Isabel, widow or mother of the last Stephen, allegedly held the manor, presumably in dower, in 1355-6. She was still alive in 1362. It later passed to her daughters Margaret and Joan; they married respectively Stephen or John Apsley and John Clothall. Stephen Apsley and John Clothall had partitioned the manor by 1377.
John married Isabel Clothall, daughter of John Clothall and Isabel. (Isabel Clothall died in 1485 1.)
1 <i>A History of the County of Sussex</i>, 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 6 Part 2: 34-40.
2 Josiah C. Wedgewood and Anne D. Holt, <i>The History of Parliament: 1439-1509</i>, 3 (London, GB: His Majesty's Staionery Office, 1936).
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