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Heritage Lottery Fund Estates Records Project

The King's College estates records for Suffolk refer to College lands in the following manors:

Barnardiston, Blakenham, Borehouse, Finningham, Great Bricett, Hepworth, Ipswich, Ixworth, Kersey, Overhall, Semer, Wherstead and Wortham.

From this page you can view images of selected documents from the Suffolk records, visit the online catalogue for each estate, provided through Janus, or download a copy of the county catalogue in Microsoft Word format.

Image Gallery

Here are some examples of documents taken from the Suffolk records.

Click on the thumbnail images to view a larger version.

Stephen's royal charter Royal Charter of King Stephen, 1152
Ref: KCAR/6/2/69/1/2/1 GBR/22
Rental for Kersey manor, 1264
Ref: KCAR/6/2/95/3 KER/630
Kersey rental
Borehouse survey Survey of Borehouse manor, 1643
Ref: KCAR/6/2/20/9 BOR/88
Royal Letters Patent of Edward I, 1305
Ref: KCAR/6/2/69/1/2/1 GBR/57
Royal Letters Patent
Papal Bulls Papal bulls, c. 1350
Ref: KCAR/6/2/69/1/1 GBR/277
Grant of Kersey Priory, 1447
Ref: KCAR/6/2/95/8/1 KER/644
Priory grant
Exemplification Exemplification of Mary I, 1555
Ref: KCAR/6/2/95/22 KER/655

Links to the JANUS online catalogue

Click here to visit the online catalogue pages for the estates in Suffolk:

  • Barnardiston
  • Blakenham
  • Borehouse
  • Finningham
  • Great Bricett
  • Hepworth
  • Ipswich
  • Ixworth
  • Kersey
  • Overhall
  • Semer
  • Wherstead
  • Wortham

Complete catalogue for Suffolk

Click on the links below to view the catalogue for the Suffolk records. Please note the Microsoft Word version of the catalogue is not kept as up-to-date as the online version, available through Janus. You are advised to look at the online version if possible.
[Please note you will need Microsoft Word '97 or later in order to view the documents correctly, and they may take some time to download.]

The county catalogue has been arranged alphabetically by estate, but if you are interested in a particular town or village within Suffolk, you can also download Word catalogues for each estate separately. See the full list of estates here.

Related documents can also be found in the College's Abbey of Bec records. The catalogue for these can be viewed online or downloaded in MS Word format.

If you are interested in viewing any of the documents from the Suffolk estate records, please Contact the Archive CentreContact Us to arrange an appointment.

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All links were current as of April 2007.