In a column entitled Pen and Ink Sketches of the Colne Valley Villages, in The Essex Herald 25 January 1881 (British Newspapers through Find my Past) I find the following paragraph which might be of interest to East Anglian Sewells.

"But to leave road making in Yeldham and return to its history, I will merely add that formerly there was an estate bearing the name of Goddings, reckoned as a manor, and a wood in the parish yet bears the same name. In the Book of Alienations the principal manor is styled "The manor of Gelham, alias Geldham, alias Over Yeldbam, alias Upper Yeldham, alias Over Yeldbam Hall, alias Little Yeldham manor" There is an estate named Sewales or Sewells, which has retained its original name, given in 1584."