Manor of Lancaster:
Re: Agnes Dawson, Thomas Dawson & William Dawson
of Cromer, Norfolk - 1747
AGNES DAWSON, THOMAS DAWSON
& WILLIAM DAWSON
Manor of Lancaster
7th February (1704?) re the Copyhold Lands held by the late Thomas Dawson &
Admission of Lawful Heirs etc. of Thos. Dawson of the Lands, Tenements, Messuages he
held originally in 1676.
Thomas Dawson has recently died and Rich. Bennett is representing his Mynd (i.e. Thomas
Dawson’s Will/Wishes) that Agnes Dawson be admitted to the Manor as her right, she
being the Widow of Thomas Dawson of Cromer.
In the margin they cross-reference e.g. Folio 156 to avoid repetition, and a long history of
the Lands/Sub-Tenants from 1704-1747 is given.
Agnes also dies, and her son William Dawson is admitted to the Court etc. They read out
sections of Thomas Dawson’s Will i.e.
In the Name of God Amen I bequethe unto my loving wife All and singular my
Messuages, houses, lands and tenements whatsoever with the 44 Tenements situate
and being in Cromer aforesaid Runton Beeston or elsewhere in the said County of
Norfolk to hold the same to her and her children from and after her decease for and
during the term of her natural life, her to pay all debts, funeral expenses etc. and to
The remainder is then very similar to the Gorleston translation.