Of the Taynland were two Mannors in Sutton, which before the Conquest Aluric
and Brun held, rated for them to the Dane-geld at twelve bovats, and Vlsi then
Lord of Dlaveston (fn. 1) (now Wollaton) in which the Soc lay, had one car. and an half for
the Geld. The Land was three car. There was also in Sudtune Soc to Dlaveston of the
Fee of William Peverel, which paid the Tax for twelve bovats. The Land three car,
but was waste in the time of King William the Conquerour, as some other Lands of that
Soc at that time were.
(fn. 2) Robert, son of Raph, and all his heirs, gave to God and the Church of the holy
Trinity at Lenton, two bovats of Land [here]. One of them was that which Erchin
held with a Toft, divided into three parts, the other was half a bovat, which Matthew
held, but he filled it up and made a whole one of it out of his Demesne. This Alms he
offered before God and his Saints upon the Altar of the holy Trinity at Lenton, for the
health of the soul of his most dear wife Adelina, that her memory might be made every
year. The witnesses were Richard Abbat of Leicester, Robert Avenell, Roger, son of
Adelina, Peter de Sandiacre, Jofrid Bochart, Gubert de Nottingham, Herbert, son of
Gladwin, Raph son of Lewin, Hugh de Sutton, Helric de Sutton, Grunquetel, Anselinus
de Radclive, Everard de Lenton, and Gervase his son, and many others.
Robert de Pesseys gave to God and the work of the Church of the holy Trinity at
Lenton, for the health of his soul, and of Alice his wife, and William his father, and Edelina his former wife, fifteen Acres of his Demesne in Sutton: (fn. 3) William de Passeys, son
of Robert de Passeys, confirmed the fifteen Acres of the gift of his father, and gave four
In the year 1278, Robert, son of William Gyon of Bramcote, gave to the Prior and
Covent of Lenton 4s. (fn. 4) yearly rent, when Hugh de Stapleford, Clerk, was bound to
pay him for four bovats in Sutton, with homage, ward, relief, and all the appurtenances:
to this were witnesses Sir Robert de Stratley, Sir Galfr. de Dethec, Sir Raph de Arnale,
Knights, John de Cortlingstok, Henry de Watenhou, John Passeys, William Torcard,
(fn. 5) William Mallard, paid two marks for a Knights Fee in Sutton, in the former part
of the reign of Henry the third. But it appears in several other places, that the family
of Passeys (fn. 6) held it by Serjeancy of finding a Horse and Sack in the Army of Wales.
In one place it is recorded, that Robert Passeys held two carucats and an half; and that
there were two bovats here of the Soc of Arnale, which used to pay 5s. and that Hugh de
Nevill held them in his own hand.
Alice, daughter of Robert Passeys, had four bovats of this Serjeancy in Sutton, and
paid the King a mark per annum. Alan Passeys, son of Robert, had one bovat for 4s.
the Prior of Lenton sixteen acres for 3s. William Passeys afterwards came and warranted
that Land to the Prior, and held the rest of the Serjeancy, then valued at 100s. John
Passeys of Sutton, 7 E. 2. (fn. 7) left his son John his heir twenty-two years old; he had a
mess. and six bovats of William Mortein at Wollaton, besides some land in Sutton.
In the record of Nom. Vill. (fn. 8) 9 E. 2. Sutton Passeys answered for a whole Villa,
and John Passeys was then returned Lord of it.
(fn. 9) The Jury, 19 E. 2. found it not to the Kings loss if he granted licence to John
Watnowe, to enfeoffe John le Colyer, of Nottingham, in fourteen acres in Sutton Passeys,
having 40s. Land and Rent in Nottingham besides. (fn. 10) In 16 E. 3. the Jury likewise
returned no loss to the King, if John de Coiier of Nott. gave a mess. a tost, and five bov.
of land in Sutton Passeys, to a certain Chaplain to celebrate in the Church of St. Mary
at Sutton Passeys; which Mannor was then become the possession of Richard de Willoughby, Lord also of Wollaton, with which family it continued, and is now, and long
hath been totally decayed, and only known by the name of Wollaton Parke, and other
the demesnes of that Mannor; howbeit the Parishioners of Radford say it is in that
Parish, and within their Perambulation.
[Throsby] Sutton Passeys.
The site of this place, nor that of its church, cannot now be traced.