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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In Wincheburne before the coming of the Normans, Swayne had for his manor twelve bov. for the geld. The land three car. Gislebert de Tysun (whose fee it became afterwards) (fn. 1) had in demesne two car. and fifteen sochm. on four bov. of land, and seven vill. five bord. having seven car. There was a church, and sixteen acres of meadow, pasture wood one leu long, and half a leu. broad. In king Edward the Confessours time the value was 100s. when the book of doomsday was made 60s. Five Taynes held two bovats of this land, one of them was senior, who belonged not to Swain
(fn. 2) Adam Tyson gave the town of Winkeburns to the knights hospitallers of St. John of Hierusalem, to whom Henry Hosatus gave the churches of Wynkeburne and Egrom in this county which king John confirmed, as it seems Roger Moubray had done, (fn. 3) to which family Tysuns fee was transferred.
The prior of St. John's of Jerusalem, 8 E. 1. (fn. 4) claimed free-warren in his demesne lands in Ossington and Winkeburne, and emendation of the assize of bread and ale in the towns of Malington and Winkeburne, by the charters of king H. 3.
King Edward the sixth, 19 July, 2 E. 6. (fn. 5) granted to William Burnell, aud Constance his wife, all that his whole manor, rectory, and church of Wynkeburne, with its rights, members and appurtenances, late belonging to the hospital of St. John's of Hierusalem in England, as parcel of the late preceptory of Newland in the county of York, and the advowson and right of patronage of the vicarage of the church of Wynkeburne, and all hereditaments whatsoever in the towns, fields, and hamlets in Wynkeburne and Malebeck to the said manor and rectory belonging, and the wood called Mausey wood containing fourscore and eight acres; and another wood called Estspring containing fourty six acres; and another containing twenty six, called the Coppe, belonging to the said hospital and preceptory; and the rectory and church of Malebeck, with the advowson of the church belonging to the said hospital and preceptory, paying for Winkeburne lxxixs. viid. and holding the rectory of Malebecke in socage, of the manor of Southwell by fealty only.
Walter Jones, clark, and Henry Needham, gent, and William Burnell, junior, Oct. 30, 12 Eliz. (fn. 6) had pardon of alienation for acquiring of William Burnell, esquire, all the manors, lands, tenements, tythes, and hereditaments of the said William Burnell in Wynkeburne, to the use of the said William (the younger) and his heirs males. This continueth still with the family.
This manor continued in the Burnell family till the death of D'Arcy Burnell, esq; in 1772, who left it by will to his heir at law, on condition of assuming his name and arms. A verdict of a jury, gave it to Peter Pegge, esq; of Bouchief Abbey, in Derbyshire, and Richard Bristow, esq; son of William Bristow, esq; mentioned in Beefthorp, descended from two sisters, branches of that family. This Richard Bristowe Burnell died in 1789, leaving his moiety of the lordship to Mary his widow, the present possessor. This lordship is large and contains a great quantity of wood land.
Winkburne chapel is situate near the Hall. It has a bold tower, and one aisle. In the chancel are two mural monuments, one for William Burnell, mentioned by Thoroton above as having the grant from Edward the sixth. He is figured in armour.— The other is a handsome marble one for D'Arcy Burnell, esquire, who died in 1772. Here are also divers gravestones for this family, many of which are illegible. This is a donative curacy together with Maplebeck. The patronage is in the hands of Peter Pegge Burnell, esq; and Mrs. Bristow Burnell. Incumbent, the Revd. Mr. Cane of Southwell.