Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 2, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1790.
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KYMBERLEY, Doomsd. CHINEMERLEY.
In Chinemarlye, before the Conquest. Azor paid the Geld as four bovats for his Mannor, and Grimchetell likewise four bovats for his. (fn. 1) The Land was one car.— There William Peverell whose Fee it became, had two sochm. one vill. five bord. having three car. and an half, small wood, four qu. long, two broad. This kept the old value 10s.
(fn. 2) Raph, son of William de Toueton, gave to the Church of the holy Trinity at Lenton, and the Monks there serving God, all his Rent he had in Kymberley, viz. half a mark of silver yearly. To this Deed were witnesses the Abbat of Derley, Sampson de Stretley, Warnet de Beheleg, Richard de Roissalt, Robert son of (or Fitx-) William, Mr. Henry, Richard de Hartill, Hugh, son of Sampson, William his brother, Raph, son of Hugh de Watenhow, Matthew his brother, Gilbert de Broculstow, and others.
This Mannor seems to have been held by a family, who had their name from their residence here. (fn. 3) In 9 E. 2, it went for the fourth part of a Villa, and Robert de Kynmarley was certified to be Lord of it.
(fn. 4) John de Kynmerley, Clark, son of Robert late Lord of Kynmerley, 9 E. 3, passed this Mannor, and the Advowson of the Church, and all the Land he had in Neuthorp of the gift and feoffment of his said father, to Sir Joh. de Monte, Rector of Greyseley, together with all his goods. John de Monte, 12 E. 3, conveyed it to Nicholas de Cantelupe Lord of Ilkeston (who founded Bevall) and Richard del Hull of Little Halum, brother of John de Monte confirmed it. Sir Nicholas de Cauntlowe, 29 E. 3, passed it to Robert Bernak, and William de Braydiston, Clark, who the same year settled it on Hugh de Cressy of Selleston, for his life, and afterwards on the Prior and Covent of Beauvale, and their Successours. Hugh de Cressy, and Cecilia his wife, 33 E. 3, released the premises in Kinmerley and Newthorp to the said religious people for 7l. 10s. per annum, during his life, and 4l. 10s. during hers, if she over-lived him, to begin after his death; for which, in case of non-payment, they might distrein in the Priory Lands in Selleston, Watnow, Greysely, and Mourhouses.
Another parcel went with Greyseley, which after the death of Sir Nicholas de Cantelupe, and Joane his wife, came to Nicholas, son of William de Cantelupe; and after his death to his brother William: after whose death, 49 E. 3, (fn. 5) for want of heirs of it reverted to William their father, as son and heir of the said Nicholas the grandfather; it shortly after came to the Lord Zouch, of Haringworth, as in Greyseley is said, and being forfeited to the Crown by William Lord Zouch, was, 7 Mar. 1 H. 7, (fn. 6) granted to Sir John Savage the younger, and is now the Earl of Rutland's.
The Priory Lands went with the rest to Sir William Hussy, and after to—Morison, and so descended to the Lord Capell, and are now the Earl of Essex's.
(fn. 7) 10 the 7 H. 6, there were not ten housholders in the parish of of Kynmerley.
is a very large hamlet in Greysly parish. It stands on as diversified ground as any I have seen in this county. A short description of which I have given in page 172, vol. 2, with an ordinary engraving of the ruined chapel. I have passed by this little ruin lately and find it bending towards the earth like decrepit old age.