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Gosbeck Hall.
(Grid Ref: TM 163 557)

A modernised version of the older hall.

Gosbeck Manor.

Richard de Gosbeck was lord of the manor and upon his death in 1311 it passed to his son Ralph de Gosbeck. In 1333 a fine on the manor and the advowson was levied by Sir John Jermye and Joan his wife, against William de Blaxhale, of Ipswich.

On the death of Ralph de Gosbeck the manor went to John Lampet, of Thorndon, who married Beatrice, daughter and heir of Ralph de Gosbeck, and then to Ellen their daughter, who was married to Sir William Jermy. John Jermy, son and heir of Sir William Jermy, held the manor, and had a grant of free warren here in 1343. From John Jermy to the time of John Jermy who died in 1487, and was succeeded by his son and heir, John Jermy, who died in 1504, the manor passed in the same course as the manor of Metfield. It however seems doubtful whether the last John Jermy really held the manor, for it is stated that it was granted by the Crown to Gilbert Debenham, who apparently died seised of it in 1481, when it passed to his son and heir, Sir Gilbert Debenham, Knt. We next meet with the manor as included in a fine levied in 1527 by Robert Norwich, serjeant at law, and others against John Jermy and others. In it is included the advowson of Gosbeck Church. A little later we find the manor vested in Thomas Bedingfield, who died seised of it 15th March 1538, and was succeeded by his brother and heir, Robert Bedingfield. He was succeeded by Sir Edmund Bedingfield, who sold the manor in 1584 to William Style.

From a fine levied in 1583 Francis Jermy would seem to have held this or another manor in Gosbeck. The Manor of "Gosbeck" only is mentioned, and the fine is by Edward Stewarde and others against the said Francis Jermy and others. Francis Jermy died in 1610, but according to the Davy MSS. the manor had vested in his son prior to the father's death, as Sir Thomas Jermy held his first court as early as 1606. It is further stated that Sir Thomas Jermy sold the manor to John Style, of Hemingstone, who died in 1656, when it passed to his son and heir, William Style, who died in 1707.

Ref: Copinger, W.A. 1911. The Manors of Suffolk. 2. 302


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