Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 1, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1790.
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The Book of Doomsday certifies, that Baldertune and Farendune, were Berewes of the great Soc of Newarke, and are there involved in that which was the Fee of the Bishop of Lincolne.
I have met with nothing memorable in old Time worth inserting, saving that the Wapentake and Town of Newark, (fn. 1) presented Mr. William le Tanner, of Newark, 8 E. 1. that he held certain Meadow in Farendon, at the will of the Bishop of Lincolne, for which he was bound to repair Morkerbrigg; and that he came and acknowledged it to be his Duty. But this, I think, only now amounts to the leading of certain Loads of Gravel.
There is a Manor here, Parcel of Richmund Fee, which in the Time of Henry the Seventh, was the Possession of William Nevill; in the Time of Henry Eighth, of Thomas Sutton; and afterwards of Sir Thomas Molyneux, of Thorpe, great Grandchild to Sir Edmund Molineux, the Judge.
The Vicarage of Faringdon was 81. Now it is 6l. 13s. 4d. in the King's Books, and the Patron the Prebendary of Balderton, in the Church of Lincolne, who hath both the Churches served by the same Vicar.
[Throsby] Farndon, or Farendon
LORDSHIP chiefly belonged to Samuel Peak, Esq. who served the office of High Sheriff for the county in 1729. It has been sometime in the Court of Chancery. It was enclosed about 20 years since. The old Foss-road runs through this lordship.
Here are about 60 dwellings. The village stands within two miles of Newark. The Trent passeth near it.
The church is dedicated to St. Peter, has a nave and South aisle; a plain tower with
four bells. The aisle has a vault for the Peaks. In which lies Samuel Peak, abovenamed, who died in 1763, aged 71. His son died about fifteen years since. In the
chancel is remembered Thomas son of William Buck, Gent, who owns some portion
of the lordship, and is now ninety years of age; he died in 1767, aged seven months.
The stone says,
"Here lieth the flower that cried, To be with Christ, and died."
A brass plate says, William Girton died in 1722, aged 42. Francis Girton died in 1711, aged 85.
Farendon cum Balderton, is a small living now in the possession of the Rev. Robert Lock. King's Books, 61. 13s. 4d. Bacon says clear yearly value, 14l. 0s. 0d. where it stands among the livings discharged. Val. per ann. in Mans. and ter. gleb. 1s. in decim. lan. agn. lin. anc, &c. Prebendary thereof in the church of Lincoln, propr. and patr.