TitleDuke of Somerset's Lands.
Date16th-17th century
Extent38 items
AdminBiogHistoryOn 7 June 1536, Henry VIII granted to Edward Seymour, then Viscount Beauchamp, the site of the Priory of the Holy Trinity, Wiltshire, together with the manors and rectories of Eston (Easton), Froxfield, Stapleford, Tidcombe, Grafton and Urchfont and All Cannings, Wiltshire.

On 26 July 1547, Edward Seymour, then Duke of Somerset, sold to Edward VI the parsonages and churches of Bradninch and Northam, and the prebends of All Cannings and Urchfont. Specifically, the lands contained in the indenture of sale were Bradninch, Northam, Ipplepen, Ilsington and Ottery St Mary in Devon; Blossom's Inn in London; and Amesbury, Urchfont, Stapleford, Tidcombe and Froxfield in Wiltshire. In August 1547, the bulk of these properties were granted by the Crown to the Dean and Canons of Windsor as part of the New Dotation. However, legal disputes between the Dean and Canons and the Earl of Hertford about these lands continued well into the reign of Elizabeth I .

Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset (c. 1506-52) was executed in 1552 following an act of attainder.
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