Name: Robert Attwood
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Change Date: 7 SEP 2006
The reputed manor of Heathy (Hetheye, xiii cent.; Dunclent Hethey, xiv cent.) lies near Dunclent, in hte parish of Kiddermisnter, Worcs, on the borders of the parish of Stone. In 1275 Thomas Attwood granted a messuage, carucate of land and 2 marks rent in Heathy to Robert Attwood for life. (fn. 302) This was possibly identical with the quarter of a knight's fee in Dunclent which was held by Stephen Attwood (de Bosco) and subsequently passed to Avice Dunclent, 1346.
The manor of Park Attwood, Kidderminster, evidently originated in the licence granted in 1362 to John Attwood of Wolverley, the king's yeoman, to inclose 600 acres in his demesne lands at Kidderminster and Wolverley. (fn. 347) The reputed manor of Park Attwood remained in the Attwood family at least till 1595. (fn. 348) In 1661 John Attwood had rights in a considerable estate in Wolverley and Park Attwood, (fn. 349) and a John Attwood seems to have dealt with the manor in 1685.
Park Attwood, long the property of the Attwood family, (fn. 236) lies in the northern part of the parish. Local legend relates that a crusading member of the family, miraculously brought back from prison in a trance, delayed the fulfilment of a vow to devote his life to the protection of the Holy Sepulchre. He returned from a second imprisonment ragged and in chains, and was recognized by a faithful dog just in time to prevent the re-marriage of his despairing wife. The galloping of his horse and rattling of his chains are said to be still heard near Park Attwood. (fn. 237)
The manor of Trimpley (Trinpelei, xi cent.; Trimpelei, xiv cent.), Kidderminster, was a berewick of Kidderminster in 1086, (fn. 352) and was probably the fee in Kidderminster granted by Manasser Biset to Stephen Attwood. (fn. 353) It descended to his grandson John Attwood in 1294, (fn. 354) and land at Trimpley remained in the Attwood family until the end of the 16th century. (fn. 355) The manorial rights were probably absorbed in those of Park Attwood.
In 1254 Richard of Trimpley enfeoffed Hugh Attwood (de Bosco) of a burgage at Kidderminster. (fn. 123)
Arms of Attwood. Gules a lion argent with a forked tail.
- Isabel or Elizabeth Attwood
- Type: Book
Periodical: Victoria County History of Worcester