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    STRANGWAYS, Sir Giles I (1486-1546), of Melbury Sampford, Dorset.

    in Dorset were to be further increased by a grant in 1543 of the dissolved abbey of Abbotsbury and the manors of Abbotsbury and East Elworth, for which Strangways paid nearly £2,000.[footnote]Described in this grant as the King’s servant, Strangways

    BLOUNT, Peter (d.c.1405), of Dorchester, Dorset.

    Sir Humphrey Stafford I*, who applied for a royal licence to make grants in mortmain to the Benedictine abbey of Abbotsbury, but he died before the formalities were completed. His will, dated 29 Aug. 1404 and exhibited in the town

    DRAPER, Gilbert (d.1417), of Bridport, Dorset.

    in Dorchester, Melcombe and Bridport, of which Draper’s contribution was to be a burgage in Bridport, to the Benedictines of Abbotsbury. The request, however, was apparently refused. In 1412 Draper appeared on a local jury giving evidence for the collection

    HEBBS, Thomas (by 1534-85/94), ?of Corton in Portisham, Dorset and Salisbury, Wilts.

    to ensure his election by the borough without the backing of a more powerful man. Not far from Corton is Abbotsbury whose lord, Sir Giles Strangways II, was senior knight for Dorset in 1555: Hebbs’s fellow-Member John Buller I was

    STRANGWAYS, Sir Giles (1528-62), of Melbury Sampford, Dorset.

    goods, Dorset 1553, j.p. from 1554. Biography Strangways owned extensive estates in Dorset, including the site of the monastery of Abbotsbury. Through his wife his heirs acquired rights to considerable property in Somerset, which he himself did not live to

    BAKER, James (d.1689), of Shaftesbury, Dorset.

    residence in Shaftesbury by 1636, and in the following year succeeded Richard King as steward of the manorial court of Abbotsbury. He became prominent as a sequestrator of Royalists’ estates during the Civil War, and was approved by the Quakers

    REYMES, Bullen (1613-72), of Waddon, Dorset.

    interpreted as an attack on the rights of Sir John Strangways, Reymes’s colleague and Ashley’s principal local rival, over his Abbotsbury estate, and the results soon made themselves felt in the Commons. On 2 June 1663 Giles Strangways acted as

    STAFFORD, Sir Humphrey II (c 1379-1442), of Hooke, Dorset.

    by now bishop of Bath and Wells) were issued a royal licence to amortize land worth �20 a year to Abbotsbury abbey, to provide for masses for the King, Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, and themselves, and for the souls of

    GREY, William II (by 1514-51), of London and Reading, Berks.

    has been claimed, the William Grey who sat for Bridgnorth in 1542, but he could have been the monk of Abbotsbury, Dorset, who in 1535 charged his abbot with various crimes, although this man was apparently still a member of

    GRANT, Sir Colquhoun (?1763-1835).

    died in March 1833 at the Weymouth house which Grant was then occupying. Browne left �10,000 and his property at Abbotsbury and Litton in remainder to Grant's younger daughter Charlotte Augusta, but she died in Brussels a few months later.[footnote]

    VEEL, Robert (d.c.1432), of Shepton Beauchamp, Som. and Mappowder and Frome Whitfield, Dorset.

    time.Veel was kept busy in the local courts of Somerset and Dorset, acting as an attorney for the abbot of Abbotsbury and Athelney, among others, and thus made many important contacts. In May 1397 he was appointed by Roger Seymour

    STRANGWAYS, Giles (1615-75), of Stinsford Melbury Sampford, Dorset.

    on the first reading. It was probably intended to secure his title to salvage on the wreck-strewn foreshore of his Abbotsbury property, which had been challenged in the previous year by Bullen Reymes in his capacity as vice-admiral. Reymes and

    CAMMELL, Thomas, of Shaftesbury, Dorset.

    of prominent Dorset landowners. In Richard II's reign he appeared at the Dorchester assizes as attorney for the abbot of Abbotsbury and for Sir Ivo Fitzwaryn*, and in 1385 he acted similarly in Chancery on behalf of Fitzwaryn's wife, Maud,

    HODY, John (d.1441), of Stowell, Som. and Pilsdon, Dorset.

    marriage of his daughter, Alice, and assisted him in the foundation of St. Anne’s chapel in the conventual church at Abbotsbury. Then, in 1437, he was retained as a councillor to the Staffords’ kinsman, Humphrey, earl of Stafford, who paid

    STORK, John (d.c.1466), of Trent, Som.

    Lincolnshire, and as their feoffee of the manor of Milton he subsequently assisted in their foundation of a chantry at Abbotsbury abbey. Sir Humphrey named him not only as a trustee of his estates in Dorset but also of his

    STAFFORD, Sir Humphrey I (d.1413), of Southwick in North Bradley, Wilts. and Hooke, Dorset.

    mass for the testator’s soul for two years. A large bequest, of £20, was made to the Benedictine abbey of Abbotsbury to provide similar religious services. Stafford’s relations with the abbey had long been close: his seat at Hooke was

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