UNTOLD TALES FROM THE SUFFOLK SANDLINGSValerie Fenwick and Vic Harrup
Books, pamphlets, and articles produced by the Group.
THE INDEX OF THE PRINTED BOOK
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The Prior’s TaleGood priors and scandalous ones ran Butley Priory for 367 years.Continuity and ChangeThe last Prior and the Priory staff. What happened to the Priory silverware?The Forths, Winthrops and AmericaA clothier buys the ex-Priory and its lands. His son builds a mansion there.The Fateful MarriageDisaster follows the secret love of a Protestant boy and Catholic girl.Excess of Wives and DaughtersThe Forth family ruined by wardship and the cost of providing for widows and daughters.The Wily LawyerThe last Forth marries Walter Devereux. Their eldest daughter elopes and is disinherited.Sport for the MasterA Rendlesham heiress marries a duke. The Priory Gatehouse becomes a shooting lodge.The Surveyor’s TaleMen who recorded the transformation of a landscape. Great havoc in Staverton Park.Tales from the CourtroomOld records reveal village greens. The ‘lost’ Domesday manor of Carleton is identified.Orford’s Turbulent BailiffViolence erupts over fishing and shackage; fish stocks decline; effect of sea-level rises.Two Widows WrongedRichard Wingfield dispossesses one widow and cheats another of her grandson’s inheritance.
The Great Oyster, the Ferrywoman and the Landlady’s TaleThe origins of Butley’s oysters and the history of its inn. Murder in Thicks Cottage?Trade and Extraction: the Coprolite RushExport of rare white clay and other minerals. Village craftsmen and traders.Farmers of the ManorFarmers of Priory land after 1538. The role of the heavy horse. Catlin and Crisp’s success.Mrs Youngman and other Tenant FarmersTudor farmers and decline of sheep-farming. Conditions imposed on farming leases.Pastimes for the Men‘Camping’ and steel quoits. Tug o’ War and tennis for the women. Singing in pub and school.The Harvest… a Quarter less than NeededVulnerability of the poor. ‘A notorious bastard-getter’. Unrest in 1381 and Lock-out in1874.Baptism in the Pond, Marriage in the Porch, Burial in the OrchardButley church and parsons. Tunstall Quakers persecuted. Sudbourne Baptists and the Larges.Story from the GravestoneA pressed Boyton man witnessed the horrors of battle. His youthful escape from drowning.Smuggling and the Wrong Side of the LawSmugglers from Sandlings villages. Excisemen. New evidence supports the Catchpole story.