Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1796.
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BASSETLAWE Wapentake, BERNEDESLAWE. BERSETLAW, &c. Dooms. Jul. 1, 1674.
This Wapentac is as great as three of the former, and contains therefore three Divisions, South Clay, North Clay, and Hatfeild, though not long since made so. Oswardebec Soc was in Doomsday book called a Wapentak, as hereafter will be noted, containing all (or most of) the North Clay division of this. In that record besides the names above, it is called Bernedsetlawe; and in Nomina Villarum, 9 E. 2: (fn. 1) Bersetelowe, the king being then lord of it.
Robert de Perepont, Richard de Willughby, and Richard de Whatton, 12 E. 2. (fn. 2) were assignen justices to enquire of the transgressions made by John de Lanum one of the kings bayliffs of the Wapentach of Berteselowe.