SUTTON upon TRENT.
In Sudton of Roger de Buslies fee there was soc to Gresthorpe one bov. ad geld. but
the sok was waste. There was six acres of meadow, and some was soc to Scacheby
one bov. ad geld. the land half a car. There one sochm. had one car.
(fn. 1) Before the conquest William, son of Scelward, had a manor in Sudton, which
was chargeable to the publick taxation of that time for two car. and six bovats.—
The land was five car. This afterwards was given to earl Alan of Richmond, whose
man or tenant there called Herveius had two car. or plows, thirteen sochm. on the
moyety of this land, and seventeen villains, three bordars, having eight plows (or
carucats) There was a priest and a church, and three fishings, and one hundred
acres of meadow, pasture wood one leu. long, half a leu. broad. This kept the ancient value 4l. The polierity of this Hervey took their sirname from this place, as it
is very probable, because the next owner, I have had any notice of, was of that name.
Hervey de Sutton, and Robert his man, 22 H. 2. (fn. 2) gave account of five marks of the
amercements of the forest.
(fn. 3) Hervey de Sutton, and his heir Robert, gave to the canons of Radeford (near
Wirksop) the church of Sutton, and the right of patronage thereof, and whatsoever other
right they had therein. And there was a fine levied at Nottingham, 20 H. 3. between
Walter prior of Wirksop, and Richard de Sutton of the said advowson, whereby it was
declared to be the right of the said prior, as that which he had of the gift of Hervey de
Sutton, father of the said Richard, whole heir he then was, (fn. 4) his elder brother, Robert, being dead beyond the sea before his father without issue.
This church king Edward the first, in the thirty-second year of his reign, being at
Strivelin, 25 Ap. licensed to be appropriate to the monastery of Wirkesop. The writ of
Ad quod Danmum was returned the year before, 31 E. 1. (fn. 5)
(fn. 6) Richard de Sutton who held a knights see in Sutton, Carleton, and Meringe, had
five daughters and heirs; (fn. 7) first, Agnes married to Gilbert de Muscam, by whom she
had Adam de Muscamp, and John, (1 suppose called also of Sutton;) secondly, Margery married to Stephen de Coverham, by whom she had Stephen; thirdly, Alice
without issue a benefactress to Newstede, to which place she gave one bovat in Sutton upon Trent, which the earl of Richmond confirmed; she made Margery de Coverham her
sister, her heir, of whom Thomas de Sutton their uncle, the parson (who was a great
benefactor also to Newstede) acquired their parts, as also of Agnes, whose purparts were
conveyed to Henry de Gloucestre parson of Sutton, from whom they descended, to
John de Gloucester his brothers son his heir, which John enfeoffed Hugh de Normanton, who re-infeoffed him, and Joane his wife, who had the moyety of the manor of
Sutton upon Trent, and 3 E. 3. (fn. 8) claimed the priviledges accordingly.
(fn. 9) The jury, 18 E. 1. in the assize found that John de Sutton not compelled by
force or fear, but of his own will, made the writings to Henry de Gloucester parson
of Sutton, concerning one mess. and thirty acres of land, and two of pasture in Sutton,
in which deeds (or chartels) he sold his manor there.
Fourthly, Mary, another of the daughters and heirs of sir Richard de Sutton was
married to Guichard de Charion, who, 4 E. 1. (fn. 10) with Adam de Sutton, (whom I
suppose the son of Agnes, and Gilbert de Muscamp before named) claimed several
royalties in Sutton. He had free-warren granted here 18 E. 1., (fn. 11) By his wife the
said Mary, he had a son named Stephen, who enfeoffed his said father in this land,
which he settled on Guichard de Charun, his son, by a second wife, to whom, and to
Alice his wife, his brother the said Stephen de Charrun, by fine, 3E. 1. (fn. 12) passed this
manor of Sutton upon Trent, which the said Gwischard the younger, and Alice his wife,
by another fine, 3 E. 2. (fn. 13) settled on Bertram de Mounboucher, and Joane his wife,
(their daughter,) and the heirs which the said Bertram should beget on the body of the
said Joane, reserving 20l. per annum, during the life of the said Gwischard; and after
his death a rose at Midsummer to his heirs, Bertram and Joane, 3 E. 3. claimed a
market here every Munday, and a yearly fair for two days, viz. the eve and feast day
of St. James the apostle, and free-warren which king Edward the second granted, 7
Aug. 2 E. 2. (fn. 14) at Northampton to Guichard de Charrun, father of the said Joane, whose
heir she was. (fn. 15)
(fn. 16) There was another daughter of the said sir Richard de Sutton, fifthly, (Elizabeth)
who was married to a certain Smith, by whom she had William de Caunton, and John
de Caunton, and John de Caunton was heir of her purpart, and enfeoffed divers tenants; William Bevercotes had the state of the said John de Calneton, 3 E. 3. (fn. 17) and
at the same time he with John de Gloucester, John de Bolyngbrok, Peter Foune, and
Robert de Lanum pray'd that they might be admitted to fine, and use the priviledges
in common, which could not be parcelled, and were admitted accordingly.
It seems that Bertram de Mounboucher, son of this Bertram and Joane, married
Isabell, the daughter of sir Richard Willoughby of Woollaton to his first wife; and afterwards Christian, the sister of sir John de Woderington, and died leaving his son Bertram, who was by his first wife, his heir, 12 R. 2. (fn. 18) and also a daughter called Isa
bell, first married to Henry Heton, chr. and afterwards to Robert de Herbotell, esqr.
by whom the had Robert Herbotell, who died 22 H. 6. and was father of Bertram
Herbotell, who, 2 E. 4. (fn. 19) left his son Robert nine years old, heir of this manor by
descent from the said Isabell his great grandmother, who, 5 H. 6. (fn. 20) died seised of
two parts of this manor called South Hall, together with the reversion of the third
part, which fell to her after the deaths of three Bertram Mounbouchers, viz. her
brother, who died 1 H. 4. (fn. 21) his son her nephew, 2 H. 5. (fn. 22) and the last Bertram,
son and heir of her said nephew, who died without issue, 4 H. 6.
(fn. 23) George Harbotell, 20 H. 8. left his two sisters heirs of the manor of Dalton
Travers in Northumberland, and of this also, viz. Alianor, who was married to Thomas Percy, and Mary late the wife of Edward Fitton.
(fn. 24) There was a recovery, 30 H. 8. wherein Raph Byrkheved, and Christopher
Harbotell claimed against Alianor Percy, widow, the moyety of the manor of Sutton,
&c. and another 3 and 4 Ph. and Mar. (fn. 25) wherein Robert Thomson, and Richard
Kynge, claimed against John Smyth the manor of Sutton upon Trent, &c. and 6l.
rent, with the appurtenances in Sutton upon Trent, Strarnethorpe, and Wested, who
called Edward Fytton, knight.
John Meringe of Sutton married Dorothy, the daughter and co heir of John Smith,
and by her had William Meringe of Sutton, father of John, father of William, fourteen years old 1674, she was after married to Nath. Lodge.
Gloucesters manor continued in that name and family long; Henry Gloucester,
20 H. 7. (fn. 26) suffered a recovery to Edward Stanhope, knight, of the manors of Sutton upon Trent, and Carcolston, with the appurtenances, and fourteen mess. two hundred acres of land, fourty of meadow, one hundred of pasture, and 26s. 8d. rent in
Sutton Carcolslon. These were shortly after sir William Merings, as in Carcolston is
This was Mr. Richard Hackers of Flintham, his son John sold it not long since to
Hugh Shepherd, who hath built a pretty little house and lives there.
(fn. 27) The jury, 2 E. 1. found that Robert de Sutton held a manor in Sutton of Wiscard de Charron and his heirs; he held likewise Warsop and Eykering, &c. he was
son of William Sutton, son of Roland, whom I suppose to be a younger son of Harvey de Sutton before named, and marrying the sister of Robert de Lexington, advanced his posterity thereby, as in Warsop, and other places of this book may be
noted: This Robert de Sutton left his son and heir, Richard de Sutton, then, viz.
2 E. 1. eight years old; who afterwards had a son called John, who married one of
the co-heirs of John de Somery lord Dudley, and his posterity becoming lords Dudley, this manor and Warsop (as in that place will appear) shortly came to be the inheritance of the lords Ros of Hamlak.
(fn. 28) The jury, 26 E. 3. found that William lord Roos of Hamelak, when he died
held Orston, and the manor of Warsop joyntly, with Margaret his wife, and the manor of Sutton upon Trent, of Philip queen of England, as of the honour of Richmond,
and that Thomas de Roos was his brother and heir. Thomas de Roos of Hamelak,
chr. 7 R. 2. (fn. 29) held it when he died joyntly, with Beatrice his wife, as he did Screve
ton, parcel of Orston, and also Warsop. John de Roos, knight, was then found their
son and heir, who about 17 R. 2. (fn. 30) left it to his brother William, and so it descended, (as in Orston may be seen) to Roger earl of Rutland, who sold it to Fulc Cartwright, esquire, lord also of Ossington, where William Cartwright, esquire, his son
resides, who hath an house here also.
(fn. 31) The owners of this Sutton, 1612, are said to be Gilbert, earl of Shrowsbury,
who I suppose, had the rectory, and what belonged to Wirksop, which his grace the
duke of Newcastle sold to— Clark, Fulc Cartwright, esquire, Mrs. Lodge, Thomas Lee, gent. Edward Sudbury, senior, Thomas Truswell, senior, William Truswell, Thomas Childers, Barth. Cade, &c.
(fn. 32) The vicarage of Sutton was ten marks when the prior of Wirksop was patron:
'tis now in the kings books 5l. 6s. 8d. value, and the duke of Newcastle patron.
[Throsby] Sutton upon Trent
Lordship is open field land, divided property. Dr. Hall, and Mr. Neil have
considerable portions each, here. The land is productive, and in general, good,
particularly the pasture ground.
The village is very large, but the dwellings lie scattered in every direction: some
of them are respectable.
The church is dedicated to All Saints, has a slender spire upon a decent tower,
four bells. It consists of a nave and side aisles. An old tomb stands under an old
arch in the chancel, with no inscription. I should suppose it had none in Thoroton's
time, as he has not even noticed it.
Patron in 1783, sir Edward Hulse, bart. Incumbent, Gervas Raynes. K. B.
5l. 6s 8d. Clear yearly value in Bacon, 29l. 19s. 8d. Archiepisc pro Syn. 5s.
Archidiac. pro prox. 7s. 6d. Val. per ann. in mans. 4s. in dec. alb. lan. agn. lin.
can. &c. the king presented in 1715. Edward Hulse 1731. Propr. prior of Wirksop.