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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It appears, 30 E: 1, (fn. 1) that Stephen Malovel gave a mess. two hundred and sixty acres of land, and seven of meadow in Renetone nigh Wirksop to Alice, the wife of Ranulph de Huntingfeld, who bound himself to John de Melsa in C. marks by a statute merchant, and failing in payment the sheriff caused the land to be extended at a reasonable price, viz. 4l. 9s. 1d. and put the said John in seisin, in which he stood for a year and more, until the said Ranulph and Alice disseised him, &c. Upon this came William de Dogmerfeld, who said he was the kings bayliff of his manor of Maunesfeld, and that Renetone was a member of the kings said manor, and the tenements put in view, ancient demesne, &c. In this are recorded very many of the customs of Mansfeld, which shows that they are as like freeholders as copyholders can be.
Reyton hath been and still is the place of residence of a family named Eyre, viz. (fn. 2)
Gateford, Shireoakes, Sloswicks, Scofton and Ryton, noticed above by Thoroton, are mostly small bamlets. The waste lands, are about to be enclosed of most of them. None of them have a church. At Shireoakes, lives J. Hewit, esq. in a good hall-house, with accommodating and suitable conveniences for a family of fortune. These places all lie upon the western borders of the county, near Worksop.