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Examination of probate documentation and Muster Returns shows that prior to 1575 there were only the following four areas of Moy/Moye1 settlement in Norfolk: 1 - two parishes in Smithdon Hundred - Brancaster where the earliest will is recorded in 1446 and Thornham; 2 - a small grouping of 3 parishes just to the NW of Hindolveston - Thursford, Walsingham and Hindringham; 3 - two parishes to the SE of Hindolveston - Heydon and Salle (where John Moy left a will in 1558 which referred to his two sons – Robrt and Thomas – and two daughters) ; and 4 - a larger grouping of five parishes in Mitford Hundred, including Woodrising. Additionally John Moye married Agnes Bullman 15 Nov. 1567 in Barningham Norwood [EpN]2 but had no other presence in that parish and is likely the John and Agnes Moye of Matlaske and Briston, to the NE of Hindolveston. John Moy of Merston [=? possibly Morston in Holt] was the executor of the will of Isabell Curson of Merston, widow, 15 Feb. 1465/6 (NCC) and he left a will in 1496. Henry Moy was the Clerk in Dunton [Gal] from 1502 to 1503 (although he appears to have had administration of his estate granted 28 October 15003) and had a brother Richard.

The 1523 Muster Rolls list Adam, Thomas4 and John Moy in Hindringham [GnN] and Edmund in Thursford [GnN]. The 1567/7 Muster Returns record John Moy in Thursford [GnN] and Thomas Moy in Wood Rising [Mit] (Thomas Moye Jr a wheelwright of Wood Rising left a will and inventory in 15995) and a Mays [sic] in Hindringham [GnN]. Robert Moy of North Walsham had his will administered in 1584. Gregory Moye of Sloley [Tun] had an inventory of his goods done in 1591. Edmund Moy of Wood Rising left a will in 1515 which gave to his wife Jone, son Edmund and three daughters. Edmund Moy (likely son of Edmund) of Wood Rising was with several others sued for trespass in 1554-15586.There was a substantial collection of Moy families in an area of [Mit] and [Way] comprising Southberg, Reymerston, Shipden and Carbrooke from the earliest parish registers in 1538 to the early 1600s. From 1573 to 1667 there were wills, administrations or inventories for Moys in Swannington [Eyn], Sloley [Tun], Litcham [Lau], Heydon [EpS], Baconsthorpe [EpS] and Colby [EpS]. Agnes Waddelowe of Briston [Hlt], formerly Neale, nee Moye, left bequests in her 1590 will to her brother Thomas Moye, his wife Agnes and their children7. Robert Moye of North Walsham had administration of his estate granted in 1584 to Agnes his widow. John Moye of Briston

In Wolterton [EpS], four parishes to the east of Hindolveston, Robert Moy and Francis Moy were having children baptised from 1561 to 1566 and John Moy married Anne Newland there in 1587 and Francis Moy married Elizabeth Mack there in 1595.

Thomas Moy of Fakenham appears to have been impressed into service at the time of the 1626 Ships Money Returns for Norfolk. The 1657 will of Richard Moye of Hindringham, oatmeal maker, left his lands in Gunthorpe and Hindringham to his wife Susan and then his sons Thomas and John (PCC). Only John Moy of Colby appears in the 1664 Hearth Tax Returns and there were at least two Moy families in Colby from 1665 to 1721 - John & Tabitha and Thomas & Susanna.

Thomas Moy of Heydon and Sall, three parishes to the east of Hindolveston, married Anne __ and had at least the following surviving children:

  1. Gregory who was likely the Gregory Moye of Sloley [Tun] who had an inventory of his goods done in 1591.;
  2. Erasmus;
  3. John; and
  4. Alice.

Thomas, a carpenter, died in late March 1568 and his will8 left his properties in Sall and Heydon to his wife Anne, sons Gregory and John and provided for his son Erasmus and daughter Alice. Anne, his widow, died in 1596 and her will9 provided for her son Erasmus and daughters Katherine [sic] and Alice. They may have been the following:


Briston10 lies adjacent to Hindolveston to the north-east.

Anne Waddelow, widow of Briston (adjoining Hindolveston on the NE) died in 1590 and by her will11 left bequests to her brother Thomas Moy and his wife Agnes and their un-named children.

John Moye married Agnes ___ (John Moye married Agnes Bullman 15 November 1567 in Barningham Norwood) and had at least the following children, possibly baptised in Briston:

  1. John (who may have been the John Moy son of John who was baptised in Matlaske 20 May 1571) who inherited his fathers lands in Thornage Manor and his father’s blacksmith business;
  2. Roger (who may have been the Roger Moye son of John who was baptised in Matlaske 9 January 1568/9) who had at least a son John by 1595;
  3. Robert;
  4. Joane;
  5. Agnes;
  6. Ann; and
  7. Margery.

John Moye of Briston died in May or June of 1595 and his will12 provided for his wife Agnes and his seven children. Agnes Moye widow of Briston left a will13 which was proved in 1612 and provided for Agnes Moye, sister of her later husband John, John Moye a kinsman of her late husband John and his wife Agnes, and the families of William Gunner, son of Robert Gunner, and William Curby.


From 1600 to 1621 there were a number of baptisms of Moyes although, unfortunately, the parents’ names were not provided.


Analysis of the wills of Hindolveston residents from 1500 suggests that there were no Moys in the parish until July of 155414 when Robert Moye witnessed the will of Robert Ruston the elder of Hilderston15 also known as Hindolveston [Eyn]. The will of Elizabeth Buller of Hindolveston made 21 January 1598/9 and proved 20 February 1598/916 left to her daughter Adry Moye and her grandchildren Robert Moye, John Moye, James Moye and Mary Moye. Audry (a.k.a. Ehteldreda) was the wife of John Moye whose will was proved in 1614 (see below), and who was the father of the children referred to in the will of Elizabeth Buller and likely the son of the original Robert Moye.

The Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls, which begin in 1616, record that a Benjamin Moye was active in the affairs of the Manor from at least 1617, as was William Moy (and his wife Anne) from 1618. In addition to the families shown below, the Hindolveston Manor Courts rolls of 1616-1690 included the following Moys:

  1. Elizabeth, a widow, who appears in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls in 1633;
  2. Emma, a widow, who appears in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls in 1650;
  3. Henry who appears in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls from 1666 to 1682;
  4. John who appears in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls from 1666 to 1682; and
  5. Thomas, weaver, who appears as such in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls from 1666 to 1670.

Additionally, there was a once-only appearance in the rolls of John Moy Jr. in 1628, Thomas Moy in 1639 and Robert Moy in 1663.

Only the Parish Registers from 1693 have survived17, and then in a fairly rough condition. In the 1690s there were at least four Moy families baptising children in Hindolveston: James and Elizabeth 1694 and 1696, Robert and Ann 1695 and 1697, James and Sarah 1697, and Thomas and Elizabeth 1697. Thomas and Elizabeth were probably the same Thomas and Elizabeth who had 2 children Mary and Hannah baptised in Banningham 8 April 1711 and 3 Jan. 1713/4 respectively. A John Moy married Margaret Parry in Kettlestone in 1705/6 and they were removed from Kettlestone back to Hindolveston in 1707. Thomas Moy18 of Hindolveston married Ann Moy [sic] in Swanton Novers 1706 and may have been the Thomas Moy of Wood Norton was buried in Hindolveston 12 November 1727.


John Moye was probably born about 156820, married about 1590 to Etheldreda/Audrey Buller and had at least the following children all born before January 1596/721:

  1. Robert who was likely the Robert Moye, linen weaver of Hindolveston, who had a will proved in January 1660/122 but appears to have had no male heirs and, as the son and heir of John, was admitted to the lands in Hindolveston Manor held by his father 21 Oct. 1624 presumably after the death of his mother who held a life estate. He appeared as a juror in the Hindolveston Manor Courts from 1625 to 1641 and sold or surrendered land in Hindolveston in 1631 and in 1642, although he was on the 1643 Jury there. He appears to have surrendered to his will in 1656 and after his death in about 1661 his property was taken over by his daughters and their husbands;
  2. John who may have been the John Moye who married Mary May or Moy 29 Oct. 1633 in Brinton, several parishes north of Hindolveston, and who appeared on the 1643 list of tenants in Hindolveston;
  3. James who was possibly the James Moye23 who married Mary ___ , appeared in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls from 1666 to 1671 and who had an administration granted in Hindolveston in 167224; and
  4. Mary who married between 1614 and 1624 to John Olly and was still alive in 1624.

John was the copyhold tenant of land in Hindolveston Manor and appeared to have surrendered to his will at the court held 6 Nov. 161325. John Moye likely died in Hindolveston in November of 161426 and his will27 provided for his wife Audrey and his four children. Audrey Moye, widow of Hindolveston, died in in about April of 1624 and administration of her estate28 was granted to her son Robert and daughter Mary the wife of John Olly. Robert, the eldest son and heir of John, was admitted to the lands in Hindolveston Manor held by his father 21 Oct. 1624 presumably after the death of his mother who held a life estate. According to the implements left by his will to his son James, John was a weaver.


Benjamin Moy had at least the following29:

  1. Mary who died, single, before April of 1647; and
  2. Elizabeth who married Thomas Cooper and inherited her father’s lands in Northfield, Hindolveston in April of 1647.

Benjamin appeared in the Hindolveston Manor Court records from 1617 to 1621.


William and Anne had at least

  1. William b.c. 1605 and while he was certainly the William Moy Jr. who surrendered land in Northgate with his father in 1633, he may also have been the William who appeared on the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls from 1669 to 1688.

A Katherine Moy daughter of William was buried 13 May 1642 in Holt.

William the father was active in Manor Court affairs from at least 1618 until at least 1633 and held copyhold property in Northgate of Hindolveston. From 1627 to 1633 he is referred to as William Sr. but only William appears from 1669 so one had died by then, likely William Sr. Both he and his son William surrendered their lands in Northgate in Hindolveston in 1633.


William Moy (b.c. 1632) married Thomasine Smith, both single of Hindolveston, 26 Feb. 1654/5 in Guestwick. He was a a hurdleman30, as were so many other Moys in Hindolveston, and died in about 1706 or 1716 in Hindolveston with a will31 which left his estate to his wife Thomasine, son James and daughters Elizabeth Moleless and Emmonah Munford.


Thomas Moy, Senior may have been born about 1620 and married about 1642 to Elizabeth ___ . They were probably the parents of the following:

  1. James b.c. 1643? - who was possibly the James Moye32 who married Mary ___ , appeared in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls from 1666 to 1671 and who had an administration granted in Hindolveston in 1672;
  2. Thomas b.c. 1645? and was probably the Thomas appeared in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls as Thomas Moy Jr. from 1678 to 1682. Thomas and wife Elizabeth33 Moy had a daughter Elizabeth baptised in Hindolveston 21 Oct. 1697 and may then have moved to Banningham and had Mary and Hannah baptised in 1711 and 1713/4 respectively and ;
  3. Henry34 b.c. 1647? and who may have been the Henry Moy who, as a kinsman, was one of four granted administration of the estate of Dorothy Mounford, widow (of William?) of Hindolveston, in November of 1673 and who appeared in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls from 1666 to 1682. Henry Moy and Mary his wife were admitted to land in Hindolveston on the surrender of Robert Waller at the Manor Court of 5 Nov. 1707. If it was this Henry, he would have been 60 at the time.

Thomas Moy Senior was recorded in the 1664 Hearth Tax in Hindolveston. He appeared in Hindolveston Manor Court minutes from 1659 until 1663 and as Thomas Moy Senior from 1663 until 1682, always with Thomas Moy Junior. Thomas Moy Junior appeared in the 1682 and 1684 Manor Court records but in 1686 and 1687 only as Thomas Moy, confirming that Thomas Moy Sr. had died by then. Thomas was therefore likely the Thomas Moy, thatcher of Hindolveston, who died in about January of 1688/935 and whose will36 left property to his wife Elizabeth and 3 sons.

There was also a Thomas Moy, weaver (Textor) in the 1666 to 1670 records.

A Thomas Moy and Jane his wife were admitted to land in Southgate in Hindolveston at Manor Courts of 1 Oct. 1686 and 5 Nov. 1707 apparently as the heir of Elizabeth Lee, widow37. Therefore, it is possible that Elizabeth Moy, widow, married ___ Lee after the death of Thomas in 1689 and died around October of 1707.


Felix38 Moy was probably born prior to 164039 and was left a small legacy in the will of his godfather William Mounford/Munford in 1656 in Hindolveston. Felix married firstly to _______ who died before 1664. Felix Moy, widower of Hindolveston, married at Wighton 19 September 1664 to Mary Purt of Wighton40 and had at least the following three children, likely baptised in Hindolveston and who were still alive in1690:

*1.Robert b.~1666 [see below];

  1. Mary; and
  2. James - who by May 1690 had moved to Norwich where he was a wool comber and unmarried. However a James Moy and his wife Elizabeth had two children baptised in Hindolveston: John 23 April 1694 and Anthony 1 June 169641. A Mary Moy was baptised 11 May 1697, the same day as Anne the daughter of Robert and Anne, but the transcriber gave the parents names as James and Sarah.

Felix Moy’s first Manor Court appearance as a juror was 27 Oct. 1668 as a Homage Juror so it is likely that he had, by then, obtained copy-hold land in the manor. His second appearance was in the 27 Oct. 1674 sitting where he was a juror and he appeared as a juror in successive courts to 1687.

Felix Moy, a “woodman”42, died sometime in May or June 1691 and his will43 provided for his daughter Mary and sons Robert and James, suggesting that his wife Mary had already died by then. He was possibly related to Thomas Moy, a thatcher, as Felix witnessed Thomas’s 16898 will.

It it worth noting that a search at for the given name “Felix” also produces “Theophilus”. The latter name was still being used by the Moys in 1812 when Theophilus Moy of Edgefield left a will.

ROBERT MOY & ANN _______

Robert Moy was born in 1666 probably in Hindolveston [Eyn]44 and probably the son of Felix and Mary45. He married Anne ______46 in about 168947 and Robert and Anne likely had at least the following 6 children48, although the baptisms of the first 2 predate the surviving Hindolveston registers:

  1. Felix - born about 1690 and died 11 November 1727, aged 37 “the son of Robert and Ann Moy”49, and was buried the 14th in Hindolveston50.
  2. Robert51 - born about 1693 and married Ann Moy [sic] 2 April 1716 in Swanton Novers. They had at least a daughter Mary baptised in Hindolveston 7 June 172452 and he may have been the Robert Moy reported in the Manor Court Rolls53 as occupying the Gate House which had been used as a butcher shop. He was likely the Robert Moy buried 4 Feb. 1745 in Hindolveston.

*3. Grace - baptised 24 June 1695 at St. George’s Church, Hindolveston and married 30 March 1717 in Banningham to Samuel Porter. After Samuel’s death in 1743, she married James Mallett in1746 in Scarning and moved to Marlingford. She died ....[after 1755]. James Mallett died and was buried 29 March 1752 in Marlingford54.

  1. Ann - baptised 11 May 1697 in Hindolveston and died 29 July 1722 and was buried the 31st in Hindolveston 1722, aged 2455.
  2. William - born about 1699 and married Sarah ____ in about 1721 and had at least the following children baptised in Hindolveston: Elizabeth 25 July 1722; Felix 9 (or 2) August 1723 and likely married Palgrave Thexter 30 September 1746 in Swanton Novers; Anne 7 Nov. 1725; and Elizabeth 30 Nov. 172956. Since he was not mentioned in the will of Robert his father made in 1730 he likely died that year.
[gap here for two more children57]
  1. James - born 11 November 1706 in Hindolveston and is likely the James Moy who married Mary Grant, widow, in Hindolveston 26 December 1728. However, James Moy, single man of Hindolveston, married Mary Sterling, single woman of Hindolveston, by licence58, in Wood Norton 17 June 1729 so either there were two James Moys or Mary Grant, as the first wife, died shortly after the marriage. However, no burial has been found in Hindolveston for Mary Moy. Mary Moy (?) [sic] was baptised in September of 1730 to James and Mary but no other children were found in the Hindolveston registers. A John Moy son of James and Mary was buried in Wood Norton 8 May 1734. James Moy died....

In the 1688 sitting of the Hindolveston Manor Court Robert Moy appears as a new juror (at the bottom of the list) and is in the rolls as a Capital Pledges Juror in November of 1690 and again in November of 1700. In the 1696 Window Tax, Robert, who would then have been about 30 years old, was listed with a house with 11 windows, fairly considerable for the parish. Robert was the Wood Reeve and likely controlled the Hindolveston Wood which was midway between Hindolveston and Guestwick. He was likely the Robert Moy who conducted the inventory of the goods of Robert Bastard of Hindolveston 23 January 1729/30.

Robert died in Hindolveston 6 February 1734/559 aged 68, and his memorial stands “against the wall”60. Ann Moy, “wife of Robert” was buried 27 August 1743 and Anna Moy “wife of Mr. Robert” was buried 4 December 1743: it is likely that the first was Robert Jr. and the second Robert Senior61.

By the time of the 1785 Rate Book for Hindolveston there were three Moy heads of household: William, Thomas and James.


-John Moy married Mary Kemp 26 June 1637 in Norwich St. Julian.

-John Moy married Elizabeth ____ in about 1650 and had John and Lydia baptised in Great Walsingham in 1651 and 1654 and then a further 5 children baptised in Aylsham from 1658/9 to 1668 - Richard, Elizabeth, Thomas, Abigail and Edmund.

-John Moy, sawyer of Aylsham, and very likely the son of John and Elizabeth of Aylsham although he said he was born in 165662, took out a marriage licence 20 May 1678 to marry Anne Bishop also of Aylsham63, both single, at Elsham.

-Thomas and Mary Moy had a son Robert baptised in Hindolveston 10 April 1726 but he was buried there 10 Feb. 1726/7. They likely had Thomas 27 Dec. 1728 but buried 6 Apr. 1729, Anne 18 April 1730, John 1 Sept. 1731 and Thomas 2 Sept. 1733 in Wood Norton.

-Thomas Moy of Wood Norton was buried in Hindolveston 12 Nov. 1727.

-Edmund Howes married Elizabeth Moy, both single and of the parish, in Banningham 26 Oct. 1730.

-William Moy born about 171664 married Anne Wakefield 12 October 1744 in Hindolveston and 29 Oct. 1744 in Wood Norton, both single and from Hindolveston and had a son James born in 1749 who married 9 Oct. 1770 in Guist to Elizabeth Bock. He died in 1793 (see note below).

- Theophilus Moy born 30 March 1751, married Lydia Hannant in about 1778 and had children baptised in Hindolveston. He died August 1812 aged 61 which confirms his birth.

-John Moy married Mary Mouton 24 March 1747/8 in Hindolveston.

-Thomas Moy farmer of Binham was executed in Norwich in 1816 for stealing 18 sheep.


Mary Purt married Felix Moy, widower of Hindolveston, at Wighton [GnN] 19 September 1664 and had at least three children - Robert, Mary and James - who were alive in 1690. If Mary was previously un-married in 1664 she would have been born about 1642 or earlier. If Mary was a widow at the time of her marriage66, and assuming the last of the three children of Felix and Mary was born in about 1669, she would have been born about 1625. Wighton is adjacent to Holkham where her uncle Timothy Large lived and he specifically provided for her in his will (see below).

Although Felix and Mary married in Wighton, there were no other Purts in the Wighton Parish Registers from 1636 to 1675. At the Hindolveston Manor Court of 30 June 1662 Thomas Purt and his wife Mary were admitted to 17 acres of land which had belonged to Samuel Man, who was the uncle of Mary Purt the wife of Thomas. Accordingly, she was the Mary Large baptised in about 1640 in Mileham the daughter of Simon Large and Mary Man and who married Thomas Purt in about 1661. It is likely that Felix Moy knew Mary Purt through her Mann family in Hindolveston but, in any event, Thomas and Mary Purt would have been required to attend occasional Manor Courts in Hindolveston where it would have been possible to become acquainted with Felix. If Mary Purt was the widow of Thomas when she married Felix Moy in 1664 Thomas must have died between 1662 and 1664 but no death or probate documentation for him has been found in the applicable period.

However, to further complicate the matter,

Matthew Pert married Anne Webster 24 June 1618 in Mileham67 and they had at least the following children baptised there:

  1. Thomas baptised 5 Dec. 1619;
  2. *?Mary baptised 26 May 1622; and
  3. Nicholas baptised 24 April 1625.

Matthew Pert was buried buried 3 March 1625/6 in Mileham and the “widow Pert” was buried in Mileham 26 Feb. 1652/3.

Thomas Pert married Mary Large sometime between and 3 June 1662 (the Hindolveston Manor Court session which admitted Mary now the wife of Thomas Purt to a share of the lands of Samuel Mann, the uncle of Mary. They had at least the following children baptised in Mileham:

  1. Matthew baptised 17 August 1662 but buried there __ September 1662;.
  2. Matthew baptised 10 January 1663/4, married Elizabeth Raven in Mileham 15 Nov. 1688 and had at least a son Thomas baptised and buried there in 1689;
  3. Mary baptised 4 March 1665/6 but likely died before 1669;
  4. Anne baptised 19 May 1667;
  5. Mary baptised 6 January 1669/70 but buried there 18 January 1669/70; and
  6. Mary baptised 12 August 1676.

Because of the use of the given name Matthew, Thomas was almost certainly the son or grandson of the Matthew Pert below.

Thomas Purt sold the lands inherited by his wife Mary from her uncle Samuel Mann on (Hindolveston Manor Court). Thomas Purt was likely the Thomas Purt who was buried 10 August 1676 in Mileham.

A Mary Pirt married Francis Symons 24 June 1638 in Mileham but she is likely too young to be the Mary daughter of Matthew and Anne.

Thomas and Elizabeth Purt had children baptised in Mileham from ...

A Mary Pert, daughter of John and Joan, was baptised in Matlask [EpN - by Plumstead] 15 Feb. 1624/5 and a Mary Pertte daughter of Roger and Mary was baptised in Norwich St. Mary Marsh 27 June 1619 .

Only three other possible Thomas Purts have been identified to date from probate documentation -

  1. Thomas the under-age child of Frances Purt of Burnham Westgate who died in 1691 (see below) but he would be too young;
  2. Thomas who was the son of Edmund Purt of Snettisham [Smi] who died there between 1657 and 1660 leaving another son Martin and a daughter Joanne Nuson and Joanne’s children Elizabeth and Anne; and
  3. Thomas the son of John and Rebecca Purt of Rackheath [Tav] born in 1640 in Salhouse and who died in Rackheath between 1676 and 1680 leaving his land in Salhouse [Tav] to his son Thomas68 who himself died there in 168069.

The only Purts who have been found in the general vicinity of Hindolveston were

  1. William of Ling who left a will in 1617 providing for his wife Bridget and son William;
  2. Catherine of Briston who left a will in 1714 providing for her three sons and one daughter; and.
  3. William Purt the son of Joane was baptised in Foxley in 1606 but died a week later.

There was a considerable dynasty of Purts from Barford [For] with extensions into Paston [Tun] and Rackheath [Tav]. There were however, with the exception of Thomas born 1640 to John and Rebecca and who died in 1680 and his son Thomas who died shortly thereafter, no Thomas Purts appearing in the probate records of the Barford Purts.

Frances Purt of Burnham Westgate [Bro] had administration of her estate granted 22 Apr. 1691 to Martin Turke and Andrew Rogerson who were the Overseer and Churchwarden, respectively, of Burnham Westgate and as such the lawful guardians of Thomas and Mary Purt the under-age children of Francis70 born in Burnham Ulph 1684 and 1682/3 respectively to Thomas and Frances Purt. Frances was likely the second wife of Thomas as Katherine Purt the wife of Thomas was buried in 1681 in Burnham Westgate.


Regardless of whether Mary Purt who married Felix Moy in Wighton in 1664 was the daughter or wife of Thomas Purt, she descends from the following.

Henry Man (b.c. 1562) married Grace Hubbard71 in about 1585 and had at least the following children, likely born in Hindolveston:

  1. Elizabeth who died in about 1642, apparently unmarried, as her brother Samuel petitioned to be admitted to her lands72 which she had received from the will of Grace Man. Administration of her estate granted 6 June 1642 to Simon Large her closest relative;
  2. Samuel who married Margaret ___ and died, likely without issue, in about 1661 and probably in Hindolveston and whose siblings and their descendants are referred to in a number of sittings of the Hindolveston Manor Court as they attempted to succeed to his lands there;
  3. *Mary who married Simon Large sometime after 1635 but died before 1662 (see below);
  4. Amie who married William Oliver 30 October 1633 in Thurning, which abuts Hindolveston on the east, and was widowed by 1666; and
  5. Anne who married Robert Wigot sometime after 1635.

The last time that the name of Henry Mann appeared in a record of the Hindolveston Manor Court was on , and on 30 July 1630 administration of his estate was granted to his relict Grace73.

Grace Mann, widow of Hindolveston, died between 1635 and 1639 and her will74 left her estate, mostly inherited from her brother William Hubbard or Hobart, to her son Samuel who, at the time of her will, had no children, and to her four daughters, all then unmarried75, who were to sort out the distribution of the lands among themselves.

Thomas Man also appeared in the Hindolveston Manor Court records and it is likely that he and Henry was somehow related.

Thomas Man (b.c. 1558) married Mary ____ and had at least the following children who were still alive in 1626:

  1. John who died before 1653 and his son Andrew was admitted to his lands;
  2. Katherine who married Robert Feltwell76, clerk;
  3. Ralph; and
  4. Francis who had sold land in Hindolveston to William Mumford in 165_ 77.

Thomas Man had, according to Alumni Cantabrigiensis78 matriculated from Peterhouse in 1576 and was a scholar at Cambridge from 1579 to 1583 when he received his MA. He was ordained a deacon and priest in Lincoln in 1582 and was the vicar in Hindolveston from 1588 until his death in 1626. His will79 provided for his wife Mary, daughter Katherine and three sons. The Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls of 1634 record the succession to his lands by his widow Mary and his son John and John’s wife Catherine. Mary, the widow of Thomas, died in 1641 and her will80 provided for her daughter Katherine Feltwell, her son John and two grandchildren - Audry (Etheldred) Man and Mary Feltwell.

Leonard Man, a taylor of Hindolveston, married Katherine ____ and had at least a daughter Mary who married ____ Bird. Leonard died between 1644 and 1649 with a will81.


The area in Launditch Hundred north and east of Swaffham was a major area of settlement for the Larges.

Margaret Lardge was buried in Tittleshall (adjoining Mileham) 29 October 1573 and was the first of that surname to appear in the registers there, and a William Lar____? was buried there in 1585. Tamison Large was married in Tittleshall in 1608 to Edward Smythe.

___ Large had at least two children:

  1. *Symond born about 1573 (see below);
  2. Thomas born about 1578; and
  3. 3. Samuel born about 1580, married 1. Johanna Balye 9 Jan. 1603/4 in Mileham (she was buried 6 Dec. 1635) and had a daughter Elizabeth baptised there 27 January 1604/5 and 2. Susan Alegood alias Garret 20 July 1636 in Mileham, and was buried there 1 December 1639 leaving a short will83 that gave his movable goods to his wife Susanna but referred to no other family or kin.

A son Henry may have been born in about 1590.

Symond Large (b.c. 1573) married Agnes/Anne Willson (see below) 5 August 1597 in Tittleshall and had at least the following children baptised in Tittleshall:

  1. William 16 September 1599;
  2. *Simon 15 August 1602 who married 1. Mary Mann and 2. Elizabeth Cruckland (see below);
  3. Anne 2 June 1605 and married Edward Sharpen 5 April 1631 in Tittlehsall;
  4. Mary born 1607 but died before 1611;
  5. 5. Timothy 28 May 1609 who was living in Holkham (adjacent to Wighton) by 1656 and was buried there 31 January 1668/9 leaving a will84 which left his properties in Holkham and Burnham Thorpe to his wife Katherine sons John and Timothy and shares in various boats and money to his other three sons, and provided for his sister Anne Sharpin, his god-daughter Mary Large the daughter of Simon Large and his kinswoman Frances Willson; and
  6. Mary 15 December 1611.

Simon Large was buried in Tittleshall 24 May 1630. Anne Large was buried in Tittleshall 5 March 133/4. No probate documentation has been found for either.

Simon Large85 (born 1602 the son of Simon and Agnes, above) married 1. Mary Man in about 1632 and had at least the following children:

  1. Grace baptised 13 January 1632/3 in Mileham and married Robert Youngs before 1656 and settled in Downham Market;
  2. Ursula baptised 10 May 1635 in Mileham and married Henry Carsey;
  3. Samuel baptised 25 Feb. 1637/8 in Mileham but died before 1656;
  4. *Mary born about 1640 and married Thomas Purt sometime between 1662 and 1664 (see above) and, possibly, Felix Moy in 1664 (see above); and
  5. Anne born in about 1637 or 1642 but buried in Mileham 25 January 1651/2.

Mary the wife of Simon Large must have died in about 1640, possibly in the birth of Mary, although her burial is not recorded in the Mileham register, because Simon remarried in 1640/1.

Simon Large married 2. Elizabeth Cruckland 8 March 1640/1 in Mileham and had at least the following children:

  1. Samuel;
  2. Thomas but buried in Mileham 22 November 1657;
  3. Simon baptised in Mileham __ September 1647;
  4. Frances, a daughter, baptised in Mileham 10 June 1649; and
  5. Richard86.

Simon Large, Blacksmith of Mileham, and Elizabeth his wife were both buried there 23 August 1661 and Simon’s will87 left his estate to his wife Elizabeth and to his eight surviving children. His brother Timothy Large of Holkham was to share the duties of executor with Simon’s son-in-law Robert Youngs.

Also in Tittleshall

John and Ann Lardge had children baptised - Erasmus 1643/4 and Thomas 1645.

Thomas and Elizabeth Lardge had children baptised - John 1645, Nicholas 1649, Thomas 1651 but likely the Thomas Largde buried there 27 Jan. 1652/3, Thomas 1654, Robert 1656 and William 1663.

William and Elizabeth Lardge had children baptised - William 1671, Anne 1672/3, Helen 1673/4, Richard 1676 and Elizabeth 1678.


William Hubbard or Hobart had the following children, possibly born in Hindolveston:

  1. William, who was given his father’s lands in Hindolveston 30 September 1600 but who died before and his significant holdings of land in Hindolveston were acquired by his sister Grace;
  2. *Grace born in about 1560, married Henry Mann in about 1585 and had at least five children before she died between 1635 and 1639 (see above) and
  3. Margaret born about 1585 and married Gregory Oughton or Holdon of Barwick (by Creake) 13 September 1601 in Thurning, which abuts Hindolveston on the east.


Robert Wilson, likely of Tittleshall, married Sibyl ____ sometime before 1536 and had at least the following children likely baptised in Tittleshall:

  1. John buried in Tittleshall 14 August 1560 but not mentioned in his father’s will of 1546;
  2. 2. *William born about 1537 (see below);
  3. Thomas but buried in Tittleshall 1540/1;
  4. Alice; and
  5. Margaret.

Robert Wilson died and was buried in Tittleshall 28 March 1546, and his will88 provided for his wife Sybel and his son William and two daughters Alice and Margaret. Sibel (Isabella in the second of the two Titleshall registers) Wilson was buried in Tittleshall 14 June 1557.

William Wilson was born about 1537 to Robert and Sibel (above), married 1. Alice Shetle 9 July 1559 in Tittleshall and they were likely the parents of the following baptised there, although the parents’ names were not provided.

  1. William 1 May 1560;
  2. Margaret 10 Nov. 1561.

Alice Wilson was buried in Tittleshall 17 March 1561/2.

William Wilson was born about 1537 to Robert and Sibel (above), married 2. Margery Holette (or Howlet?) 2 November 1562 in Tittleshall and had at least the following children baptised in Tittleshall:

  1. Alice baptised ? but buried in Tittleshall 30 October 1564;
  2. Robert 16 March 1566/789 but buried there 24 April 1570;
  3. Francis 4 May 1567 but buried there 15 June 1573;
  4. *Ann 12 May 1573 and married Simon Large 3 August 1597 in Tittleshall (see above).
  5. William 13 November 1575, married Anne ___ and had children baptised in Tittleshall from 1601/2;
  6. Thomas 21 December 1580, married Barbara Denver (?) 3 July 1610 in Tittleshall and had children baptised there from 1611.

William Wilson died and was buried in Tittleshall 8 June 1600 and administration of his estate was granted to...90. Margery Wilson died and was buried in Tittleshall ___ November 1623.


____ Buller married Elizabeth ____ and had at least the following children:

  1. William who was still alive in 1598/9 and likely had at least 4 children by 1598/9 - John, Katherine, Mary and James;
  2. Elizabeth who married ____ Brandeing and was still alive in 1598/9;
  3. *Audry/Etheldred born about 1568 and married John Moye in about 1590 (see above);
  4. Christen born about 1565, married Henry Trace in about 1585 and had at least 6 children by 1598/9 - Edward, John, Christopher, Mathew, William and Thomas; and
  5. a daughter who married ____ Drue (?) and had at least a daughter Alice by 1598/9.

Elizabeth Buller of Hindolveston died in late January or early February 1598/9 and her will92 provided for her son, 3 of her daughters and her grandchildren.

John Buller married ____ and had at least the following children:

  1. Henry;
  2. William who was under 21 in 1557;
  3. John;
  4. George;
  5. Cicely;
  6. Marjory; and
  7. Alice who married ____ Beklye before 1557.

The wife of John died ______ and John married Johan Gray, widow, in about 1550.

John Buller died in about October of 1557 and his will93 provided for his wife and his seven children. The will of Johan Bulwer/Buller made 16 November 155794 left all her possessions to her six children, three under the age of 21, named Graye or married.

Johan Gray, widow, in about .

C:\MyFiles\Moy.wpd January 30, 2020 - endnotes


1Also until about 1650 Moye. Q - is Moyes the same? “Moy” has no entry in either Cottle’s or Reamy & Wilson’s surname books. It is however found in Tyrone Ireland as a place-name where it apparently means “plain” or “brook” and other Irish sources maintain that the surname is an anglicized version of the Gaelic “O’Muighe”. However, the most likely explanation for the surname in Norfolk is that it is of French/Norman origin and comes from a place-name. For instance, Oliver de la Mow was in East Beckham in about 1350 (Rye, North Erpingham...) and this may represent the origin of the name in Norfolk. Except for a few instances, such as Shropshire, Moy is an almost exclusively Norfolk surname. Thomas Moyes was a tippler in Norwich in 1564 (Selected Records of the City of Norwich V. 1 at p.181). There were also “le Moyne” families of some repute in Gowthorpe (Swardeston) in the early 1300s.

2Three letter text enclosed in square brackets usually indicates the 100 (Hundred) of Norfolk or Suffolk.

3NCC 1500 v.24 (Cage) p.21

4Administration of the estate of Thomas Moy of Hindringham was granted 1 March 1558/9 to his children Nicholas Bonde [sic] and Elizabeth the wife of Silvester Evered (NCC p.61).

5NCC 1559 p.120 As Thomas the middle he referred to his father Thomas, mother, wife Rose and brothers James and Thomas the youngest.

6Plea Rolls KB27, Modern Indexes to, University of Houston, #1173.

7NCC 1590 p.483

8ANW Reg. Wills 1565-69 v. (Mendham) 543 made 25 March 1568 and proved 5 April 1568.

9ANW Reg. Wills 1597-8 v. (Lyncolne) 189 made 1 June 1596 and proved 21 Feb. 1597/8.

10Its Parish Registers did not survive before 1689.

11NCC Reg. Wills v.87 (Flack) 1589-1590 p.483 made 20 August 1590 and proved 22 August 1590

12ANW Reg. Wills v.26 (Holmes) 1593-96 p.338 made 3 May 1595 and proved 21 June 1595.

13ANW Reg. Wills v.34 (Dewpleet) 1612 p.126 #95 made 17 April 1599 and proved 15 September 1612.

14A reasonable conclusion is that the Hindolveston Moys came either from the few parishes to the NW or to the SE, as discussed above.

15DCN (Dean and Chapter of Norwich) 69/2 p.143

16DCN 70/1/11 #21 - She also left to her daughter Elizabeth Branding and her children, her daughter Christen the wife of Henry Trace and their five children, her son William Buller and his four children and her grandchild Elles Drue [?].

17And A.T.s or B.T.s only began in 1705.

18To confirm - later in this piece I have him as Robert Moy the son of Robert.

19Etheldreda is another name for Audrey, and was an East Anglian princess, Abbess of Ely and Anglo-Saxon saint c.636-679.

20The following are baptisms for John Moy: 1566 in Wood Rising [Mit] son of Edmund; 1568 in Swannington [Eyn] son of Thomas; 1570 in Matlask [EpN] son of John; and 1580 in North Walsham [Tun] son of R.

21The will of Elizabeth Buller, widow of Hindolveston, made 21 January 1596/7 and proved 20 February 1598/9 (DCN 70/1/11 original #21), left bequests to her daughter Adry Moye and her four grandchildren - Robert, John, James and Mary the children of John and Audry/Etheldreda Moy.

22His will, 1660-66 PRDC 1/ 2/6 #9 p.17, made 27 April 1659 and proved 17 (or 7) January 1660/1, provided for his daughter Anne “late the wife of John Athow”, and then to her children, and to his daughter Beatrice the wife of Robert Wiget and then to her child. However by 1666 Anne Athow had died (before the 10 Nov. 1663 court) and her daughter ____ the wife of John Read was admitted to the lands in her place, and Beatrix Wigott also appears to have died and her daughter Anne the wife of Edward Durrant succeeded to the land. Oddly, a James Wyggot of Hindolveston died in 1630 and administration was granted to his wife Beatrix. The testament of Robert Moy was also filed in the Administration Act Books on 16 May 1660/1.

23Or this was James the son of Thomas.

24PRDC p.91 [to get - before June of 1672 as the page commencing March 1672 to June was missed in the filming at (on-line)]

25As referenced in the 1624 acquisition of his land by his son Robert.

2616 October 1614 is a date referred to in the notation in the Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls of 21 October 1624 concerning Robert’s accession of his father’s lands and so may refer to the date of his father’s death.

27PRDC (Peculiar - Dean & Chapter of Norwich) 1614 #18 p.151 made 26 Oct 1614 and proved 21 Nov 1614 gave to his wife Audrey and then to his children Robert, John, Mary and James and to John Ollye the son of John Ollye, weaver. John left his loom to his son James so he was likely a weaver.

28PRDC 2/1/1 p.8 Peculiar - Dean & Chapter Adm. Acts 1613 - 1680. 20 April 1624. Her name is Etheldred in the document but Audry in the index on one copy of the act but not in the other, which has no index but which identified the husband of her daughter as John Olly..

29Per Hindolveston Manor Court 27 April 1647 (FHL film 4389495 on-line image 1845)

30According to a list on the UK Thursday Handleigh website and Jane Hewitt’s Dictionary of Old Occupations (on-line), a Hurdleman is hedge-maker or maker of wattled hurdles being fence panels woven from hazel or willow to a traditional pattern and mainly a southern counties trade. Hindolveston Woods were famous for its coppice woods, cut every eight years from a managed forest. The Woods were originally the property of the monks of Norwich and part of the Episcopal See of Norwich and then, after the dissolution of the monasteries, was held by the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral, which likely explains why Hindolveston is a Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter.

31His will, 1716 NCC 213, made 9 June 1696 and proved 25 Jan. 1706 [sic = error?] left to his wife Thomasine, son James and daughters Elizabeth Moheles and Emmonah Munford. His burial has not been located in PR or TR.

32Or this was James the son of John.

33An entry at wrongly attributes the mother as Sarah. A Thomas Moy married Susanna Helsden 31 Dec. 1675 in Colby who may have been the Thomas Moy “my godson” then under 20 who was left a bequest in the 1663 will of Thomas Drury of Suffield..

34Henry Moy and Mary his wife were admitted to land in Hindolveston at the 5 Nov. 1707 Manor Court sitting on the surrender of Robert Waller.

35His probate inventory (DCN73/2/18) was done 22 January 1688/9.

36Peculiar - Dean & Chapter 1687-1690 (1/2/7) p.29 made 20 Dec. 1688 and proved 23 March 1688/9. The witness was Felix Moy, who was probably his brother or a nephew. The mark of Thomas resembles a fence, confirming his occupation of thatcher.

37Although it is more likely that Elizabeth Lee, widow, was the mother of Jane.

38An East Anglian saint whose feast day is 8 March, although he is said to have died 6 March 647 and allegedly introduced Christianity to East Anglia..

39His first Manor Court appearance as a juror was 27 Oct. 1668 and in the 28 Sept. 1669 list of capital pledges his name follows immediately after that of Thomas Moy Sr. suggesting that he might have been the son of Thomas. He appeared as a juror at the 27 Oct. 1674 court but not again.

40At the 3 June 1662 sitting of the Hindolveston Manor Court, Thomas Purt and his wife Mary were admitted to 17 acres of land formerly Samuel Mann’s. As there were no other Purts in the Wighton Parish Registers from 1636 to 1675, Mary was likely living there but born in Hindolveston or elsewhere.

41These baptisms are on a loose page in the Register, described as once part of an older register which is now lost - “Loose Leafs No. 1 and 2".

42Like most of the Moys who followed him.

43Peculiar - Dean & Chapter - 1691-1696 #15 p.73 - made 21 May 1690 and proved 30 June 1691. Anne Moy was a witness to its signature. Felix’s son Robert was to be the executor and James Lynn to be supervisor. There is no record in the Manor Court rolls of either his death or succession to his lands.

44A Robert Moyse was baptised 1 July 1666 at Woodton, the son of John.

45The evidence is circumstantial but strong - Their first child is named Felix and both Felix and Robert were wood reeves.

46“Fower” is given as the mother’s name on IGI for the baptism of Grace Moy but that surname does not exist in Norfolk and it is likely it is an error for the date of Grace’s baptism in the Transcript - “fower and twentieth”. It could also be a mistake for either Flower or Fowler.

47He is not the Robert Moy who married Ann Betweel in Barney 23 October 1694 becuase they had issue in Barney from 1695 to 1700 i.e Sarah 1695, Mathie 1695/6, A... 1697, Dinah 1698/9 and another Dinah 1700.

48Although who then is the Ann Moy daughter of Robert and Ann who was buried in Hindolveston 31 August 1705?


50Another Felix Moy, w.w. of Hindolveston (or the same?), took out a MLB 29 January 1717/8 to marry Mary Warnes a widow in Thurning (MLB - NCC 1716-7 #648 - the witness to his signature appears to be a Robert Moye. Thomas Warnes was buried in Thurning 20 June 1716.). The Thurning PR records the marriage 16 October 1717 of Theophilus Moy and Mary Warnes, widow. They had at least four children baptised in Thurning: Anne 14 May 1721; Theophilus 20 June 1725; James 28 April 1729 and Sarah 18 March 1732/3 and three buried there: Felix “an infant” 24 Dec. 1723 and Sarah and Alice 9 November 1727. The father was variously Felix or Thelphilus and once “Theophilus” crossed out and replaced by Felix. Mary, the wife of Felix Moy, was buried in Thurning 29 July 1733 and there were no more Moys registered there until the burial of Theophilus Moy 23 May 1771. Clearly, Theophilus alternately went by the name of Felix, which is certainly suggested by the second part of Theophilus.

51See his signature in 1728 as a bondsman.

52She may have been the Mary Moy who married William Curtis 2 July 1742 in Hindolveston.

53Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls 7 December 1747.

54His will (1751-3 ANF #26 p.310) made 19 March 1750/1 and proved 10 August 1751, left all his good and chattels to his wife Grace

55National Archives of Memorial Inscriptions - re age.

56None of these baptisms can be now found in the Hindolveston Parish Register but were on “Loose Pages” which were included in the Transcript.

57For instance, the Thomas Moy of Wood Norton (see below) or the Mary Moy who married William Curtis 2 July 1742 in Hindolveston.

58MLB - NW #488. The other bondsman was Samuel Porter, his brother-in-law and the witness was Robert Moy, either his father or brother. James’ status was not given although the bride was shown as single.

59There are no burial records in the registers for the period 1729-1737. His will, (D& Pec. 1729-1749 v.5 p.165) written 15 May 1730, left his possessions to Ann his wife and provided for money gifts to his sons James and Robert and to his grand-daughter Mary Porter when she reached 21. His will appears to have been proved 31 January 1734/5 which cannot be correct as he died in February of that year.

60National Archive of Memorial Inscriptions NFKH38/0075. Burial not found in PR or TR of Hindolveston.

61However, one should have been a widow but neither were noted as such.

62Although this may have been a “typo” for the birth of his intended wife who was described as having been born in 1651.

63Although the license bond says “of Elsham” for both - but this is a common pronunciation and spelling of the town.

64He was buried in Hindolveston 8 Nov. 1793 aged 77.

65Also Pert, Peart, Pirt, Pyrt and all variants with a double “t” and final “e” and, maybe, Perd.

66It is tempting to suppose that she may have been the Widow Purt listed in Skeyton at the time of the 1664 Hearth Tax, but Skeyton in Erpingham South (abutting North Walsham) is some distance from Wighton.

67The first reference to Pert/Purt etc. in the Mileham registers.

68But where is this will?

69His will, ANW 1681-2 p.10 left money to his brothers and sisters.

70ANW Adm Acts [sic] at FHL (but all of the place-names referenced are in ANF) 1691-1810 p.26. Also, ANF Adm. Bonds 1691-92 #10.

71Also Hubberd and, occasionally, Hobart. She was very likely the “Grace Hubbard, widow”, who appears in many courts of Hindolveston Manor from to . While the use of her maiden name in this manner is unusual it’s purpose may have been to authenticate her claim to the property of her brother William Hubbard.

72Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls 166 (FHL image 1925)

73PRDC 71/1 page 11 (no page numbers in volume) (image 13 on digital film 4115448 FHL)

74PRDC 1 /2/5 page 422 made 10 August 1635 and proved 15 October 1639

75However, Mary Man married Simon Large in about 1632! Their first daughter Grace was baptised 13 January 1632/3 in Mileham.

76Born Pentney in 1611 he graduated from Caius College in 1631, was ordained a priest in Norwich in 1632, was Curate of Barningham in 1636 and Vicar of East Walton in 1660 and Ormesby in 1662 until his death there in 1669 - per Vanns, Alumni Cantabrigiensis 1922 Pt.1 V.2 p.130 and Venn, Admissions to Gonville and Caius College, 1897 p.278.

77Hindolveston Manor Court Rolls 166 (FHL image 1926)

78Venns 1922 Pt.1 v.3 (K-R) p.132

79PRDC 1/2/5 (1624-1627) v.2 p.296 made 1 November 1626 and proved 27 November 1626, he referred to his wife Mary as “with whom I have lived many years in lawful matrimony”.

80PRDC 1/2/5 (1642) v.2 p.471 Number 80 made 9 August 1641 and proved 16 March 1642/3.

81PRDC 1/2/5 p.588 (not 538 as per NRO) No. 122 made 21 November 1644 and proved 14 May 1649.

82Also, earlier, Lardge.

83ANW Reg. Wills 1638-39 v.46 p.431 made 25 Nov. 1639 and proved 3 December 1639.

84ANW Reg. Wills 1668-1669 v.57 p.223 made 21 Dec. 1659 and proved 4 March 1668/9.

85Simon Large, as closest relative (i.e. brother-in-law), was granted administration of the estate of Elizabeth Man in 1642 John as a John Large was a homage juror in the Manor Court held 28 October 1658.

86 There were no baptisms recorded in the Mileham registers from 1651 to 1658.

87ANW Reg. Wills 1661 v.53 (Carter) p.182, made 8 November 1656 and proved 18 September 1661.

88ANW Reg. Wills 1545-1551 v.8 (Aleyn) p.60 made in 1545 and proved 8 May 1546. John Hoke, who was a witness to the execution of the will, was to receive the property of Robert’s daughters if they both died without leaving issue.

89Although the names of the parents was not provided.

90ANW Admin Act Book 22/2/166 (not available at FHL?).

91Sometimes also Bullard or Bullye.

92DCN Original Will (70/1/11) No. 21 made 21 January 1598/9 and proved 20 February 1598/9, gave her son the an acre of land in Hindolveston called Mollond and also provided for the children of John Whight of Norwich.

93DCN Reg. Wills (69/2) p.172 made 18 October 1557 and proved 13 Nov. 1557 and 10 June 1558. His eldest son was to have the house called Yarrams and his wife Johan was to have tenancy for life there and “all household stuff she brought unto me” suggesting that she was at least his second wife.

94ANF Reg. Wills v.13(Teyler) 1553-1558 p.86 made 16 November 1557 and proved ? (no probate details shown), was witnessed by George Buller (likely her step-son) and others.