Coddenham Hall.
(Grid Ref: TM 139 537)

Manor of St John of Jerusalem, Coddenham.

This manor anciently belonged to the Priory of Ipswich, and on the dissolution passed to the Crown, when in 1544 it was granted by Henry VIII to Sir Thomas Pope, Knt., who is said to have sold it in 1545 to Sir John Jermy, of Brightwell. The family had held land in Coddenham as early as the reign of Edward III, for we find a grant of free warren to one John Jermy is respect of lands in Coddenham in 1343.

At the death of Sir John Jermy in 1560 it passed to his son and heir, Francis Jermy, to whom succeeded in 1611, Sir Thomas Jermy, K.B., who married Jane, daughter and heir of Edward Stuart or Styward, of Teversham, Cambridge, and sold the manor to William Style, then of Gosbeck, son of William. The purchaser married Susan, daughter of Thomas Fastolf, of Pettaugh, and built a house at Hemingstone. His son, John Style, of Hemingstone, held his first court for this manor on 26th May 1646. This John Style also purchased the Gosbeck manor from Sir Thomas Jermy. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Moseley, of Ousden, and died in 1656, when the manor passed to his son and heir William Style, who died in 1707.

Ref: Copinger, W.A. 1911. The Manors of Suffolk. 2. 286


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