. The Victoria history of the county of Bedford. Natural history. A HISTORY OF BEDFORDSHIRE. King's C o l l e g k, Cambridge. Sable three lilies argent and a chief party azure viith afleur de Hi or and gules vjith a leopard or. for in 1522 Farley was again crown property.*" Lysons offers a supposition, based on no ascertainable authority, and not corroborated by its subsequent history, that King's College had conveyed Farley to St. Albans in exchange for other lands.^"' St. Albans cer- tainly appears to have tried to enforce some claim on Farley, which lay adjacent to its own manor o

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. The Victoria history of the county of Bedford. Natural history. A HISTORY OF BEDFORDSHIRE. King's C o l l e g k, Cambridge. Sable three lilies argent and a chief party azure viith afleur de Hi or and gules vjith a leopard or. for in 1522 Farley was again crown property.*" Lysons offers a supposition, based on no ascertainable authority, and not corroborated by its subsequent history, that King's College had conveyed Farley to St. Albans in exchange for other lands.^"' St. Albans cer- tainly appears to have tried to enforce some claim on Farley, which lay adjacent to its own manor o Stock Photo
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. The Victoria history of the county of Bedford. Natural history. A HISTORY OF BEDFORDSHIRE. King's C o l l e g k, Cambridge. Sable three lilies argent and a chief party azure viith afleur de Hi or and gules vjith a leopard or. for in 1522 Farley was again crown property.*" Lysons offers a supposition, based on no ascertainable authority, and not corroborated by its subsequent history, that King's College had conveyed Farley to St. Albans in exchange for other lands.^"' St. Albans cer- tainly appears to have tried to enforce some claim on Farley, which lay adjacent to its own manor o
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. The Victoria history of the county of Bedford. Natural history. A HISTORY OF BEDFORDSHIRE. King's C o l l e g k, Cambridge. Sable three lilies argent and a chief party azure viith afleur de Hi or and gules vjith a leopard or. for in 1522 Farley was again crown property.*" Lysons offers a supposition, based on no ascertainable authority, and not corroborated by its subsequent history, that King's College had conveyed Farley to St. Albans in exchange for other lands.^"' St. Albans cer- tainly appears to have tried to enforce some claim on Farley, which lay adjacent to its own manor of Dallow, for in 1505 George Rotherham (whose son is found later as lessee of the manor) wrote to Pierre Caurel, master of the hospital of Sant- ingfeld, warning him that the abbot of St. Albans had en- tered upon his lands at Farley and dispossessed the tenants. The master in reply desired Rotherham to sue the abbot, as the place had belonged to Santingfeld from time immemorial.*'" George Rotherham, as appears in a manuscript of 1554, had the manors on a 92 years' lease from the crown, dating from 1522, but before it expired his son George received a grant in fee of Farley and Whiperley from Queen Elizabeth in 1554.'°' George Rotherham held these manors at his death in 1594, when his son George succeeded him,"* being followed on his death in 1632 by his son George."' In 1698 and also in 1707 Thomas Rotherham, probably a grandson of the last- named George, still held this estate,'"' which by 1783 had passed to John Sharpe Palmer."" He transferred it to the marquess of Bute, who held it in 1815."" Lord Bute sold it some time previous to 1855 to Mr. Crawley, whose family holds it at the present day."' The manor of FENNELS GROVE, which derives its name from the Fitz Neel family, to whom it be- longed in the thirteenth century, was held of Hugh Mortimer of his moiety of Luton manor (q.v.) by service of 6d. per annum"" until 13

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