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Fortified Manor - Simpson’s Moat, Simpson’s Place (viewed 0 times)
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Fortified manor house. Monument Number 407740.

1303                            John de Banquel.

1310                            Aug: Licence to crenellate granted.

1347                            William de Banquel died and Thomas Banquel inherited.

1362                            Thomas Banquel died and his three sons inherited. His second son,

                                    William, held the site.

*                                  Held by the Clark family.

1413-1422                   William Clark obtained a licence to crenellate and built a fortified

                                    manor house with an embattled wall and deep moat.

1455                            c: Held by John Simpson, who had bought and improved it.

1472                            Robert Simpson died and his descendant, Nicholas Simpson, barber

                                    to the King, inherited. He gave it to Alexander Basset.

1509-1547                   During: Alexander Basset sold it to Sir Humphrey Style (1), of Langley.

*                                  Sir Humphrey Style (1) died.

*                                  Inherited by Sir Humphrey Style (2).

*                                  Sir Humphrey Style (2) died and his daughter, Elizabeth inherited.

                                     She married Sir John Elwell.

1717                            Sir John Elwell died and without issue and his brother, Edmund,


1732                            Edmund Elwell sold it to Hugh Raymond of Great Saling, Essex.

*                                  Hugh Raymond gave it to his son, James Raymond, Esq.

1870                            c: Demolished.

1964                            Field Investigation.

20th C                          Friends Meeting House on the site.

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