Sunday, October 12, 2008

A visitation of the seats and arms of the noblemen and gentlemen of Great Britain Of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain By Bernard Burke

A visitation of the seats and arms of the noblemen and gentlemen of Great Britain Of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain By Bernard Burke: "BOYLAND near Long Stratton in the county of Norfolk the seat of Frederick William Irby Esq son of the late Rear Admiral the Hon Frederick Paul Irby CB by Emily Ives Drake his wife fifth in descent from John Garneys Esq of Boyland and Somerleyton The name of this place has in past times been variously spelt Boieland and Bouland signifying the woody land a character which it may well have deserved at one period though it can no longer lay claim to such a distinction In the time of Edward the Confessor this manor was held by Torn the Dane in the time of the Conqueror"

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