Lords of the Manor of Layer Breton, compiled by T.B. Millatt
11th Century Ralph Peveril overlord: Turold underlord
12th - 15th Century Breton Family: Benefactors to st Johns Abbey and St Botolph's Priory, Colchester
15th - 17th Century Barley Family: Henry Barley was Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire in 1467.
1677 Sir Isaac Rebow M.P. Recorder & High Steward of Colchester
1726 Charles Chamberlain Rebow, grandson of Sir Isaac.
1753 Mary Rebow married General Thomas Adams
1789 John and Elizabeth Gripper: Steward - William Francis
1828 Edward Gripper
1867 John Tiffin: Steward - Charles H.T. Marshall.
Charles Digby Garrod
1905 George Frederick Beaumont of Coggeshall
1928 Trustees of George Frederick Beaumont
1954 Desmond Ryan