FORDHAM, a small village and parish, 3 miles S. of Downham, has 37 houses, 215 souls, and 2,221 acres of land, of which 750 belongs to Hy. Martin, Esq., and the remainder the property of E. R. Pratt, Esq., the lord of the manor. Snore Hall, an ancient farm house, was long the seat of the Skipwiths, one of whom is said to have received King Charles here, a short time before he surrendered to the Scotch at Newark. The Church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a curacy in the gift of E. R. Pratt, Esq. The Rev. William M. Allen is the incumbent. The curacy has been augmented with £800, Queen Anne's Bounty, and was valued in 1831 at £31.
Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, February 2001; links updated November 2009.
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