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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(fn. 1) King John, 28 Aug. in the eighth year of his reign, granted to Godfrey Spigurnell his Serjeant of his Chapel, five bovats of Land, and his Mill, with the appurtenances in Scheggeby to Fee Farm, 20s whereof the Tenants used anciently to pay.
(fn. 2) Galfr. Spigurnell the Kings servant (viz. Sealer of Writs) 11 H. 3, had the Customs and Services of the Kings men of Skegby, holding twenty bovats of Land in Fee Farm for 54s. 4d. in number, per annum, 8 Apr. 11 H. 3, (fn. 3) he had it granted with the Kings stock; and the 18 Apr. as before is said the fame year.
(fn. 4) The Jury, 24 E. 1, found that Edmund Spigurnell, who had also the Mannor of Staundon in Essex, held this Mannor in Fee Farm for 4l. 4s. 4d. per annum, being a capital Messuage, with five bovats in Demesne, and a Water mill, and twenty bovats, which the Tenants held by the custom of the Mannor of Maunsfeild, and two bovats in Bondage, and that John Espigurnell his brother and heir was then forty years of age.
(fn. 5) John Spigurnell, 2 E. 2, left his son and heir Edmund, aged twenty-three years.
(fn. 6) Edmund Spigurnell, about 8 E. 2, died seised of this Mannor, and left his daughter and heir Joane half a year old. Howbeit he either (as I suppose) left his wife with child, or else that Joane Qiould have been Elizabeth, for in the Quo Warranto of 3 E. 3.
(fn. 7) Thomas Gobion, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of Edmund Spigurnell, claimed view of Franke pledge in the Mannor of Skeggby,
(fn. 8) The Jury, 8 E. 3, found it he not to the Kings loss but gain, if he granted Tho. Gobion the younger, and Elizabeth his wife, licence to enfeoffe Richard de Pensax in the Mannor of Skeggeby, to have to him and his heirs for ever, because the said Richard held 100s. Land, &c. in Belgrave in the County of Leicester, of the Earl of Lancaster; and 100s. Land and Rent in Wysowe in this County, of Maud de St. Andrew Lady of Wysow, whose custody belonged to the King. This Maud was widow of Sir Roger de St. Andrew, and before that of John, son of Sir Robert Poutrell, in whose right she then held Wissowe in Dower.
(fn. 9) Richard Penfax, 35 E. 3, left William his son and heir, and the Jury, (fn. 10) 40 E. 3, returned it not to the Kings loss if he granted licence to Percivall Pensax to have to him and his heirs one mess. and twenty acres of Land in Sutton in Ashefeild, and the Mannor of Skegby, with the appurtenances and easements, except one mill, forty acres of meadow, ten of wood, and the moyety of the capital Mess. and five bovats of Land in the same Mannor, which the said Percivall purchased of William Pensax by the Kings licence.— One of the family of Linley in Yorkeshire, married a daughter of Pensax, and with them it contineth. (fn. 11)
(fn. 12) Hugh, son of Hugh de Skeggeby, for the health of his soul, and his wife Mauds, gave 4d, a year to the Priory of Thurgarton, to be paid by himself and his heirs for ever, at the Feast of the Nativity of the blessed Mary.
(fn. 13) In 1612, the owners here were William Lyndley, Gent. Lord of the Mannor, Roger Swinstone, Clark, Richard Tomlinson, William Butler, Francis Swinstow, Will. Osborne, James Cowper of Tibshelf, Thomas Jackson of Askam, &c.
In the Church or Chapel of Skegby, are two ancient pieces of sculpture, represented in the subjoined plate. These, probably, are for a male and female. That with a pendent horn, it may be imagined, was for a forester. In the additons to this edition of Thoroton, I have given a great variety of monumental figures in praying attitudes, in which will be found but little variation excepting in the dresses of different periods.— The recumbent figures with uplifted hands are, generally, for all ranks and either sex.— The holy warriors are distinguished by their legs being crossed. Prelates by the right arm being erect, and the two fore fingers extended in the act of benediction; some by their hands being joined and elevated. Kings and Nobles, favourable to the Christian religion, are sometimes seen with bells or churches in one hand, a beautiful figure of the latter is given, facing page 130, Vol. 1, and of a bishop in the same plate.