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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Westune was also of the see of Roger de Busli, in which before the conquest, Elmer, Elwin, Osbern, Grim, Edric, Stenulph, had each man his hall, and each one bov. of land. They paid the tax amongst them for six bov. and an half. (fn. 1) The land was (for four plows, or) four car. There after the conquest Fulc. Robert, and Turold, the men of Roger de Bulli, had four car. and an half, and one sochm. fourteen vill. three (or four) bord. having three car. ½. There was a church, one mill, thirty acres of meadow, pasture wood half a leu. long, and as much broad. In the Consessours time this was valued at 70s. when Doomsday book was made in the Conquerours time at 50s. There was soc in Odesthorp and Redford.
The next successour of that Robert, (who also held Grove of Roger de Busli) whom I have noted was Gerbert de Archis lord also of Grove, the head of his barony, in the time of king H. 2. Gilbert de Archis, son of Gerbert, 28 H. 2. (fn. 2) (fn. 3) paid L. marks fine, for the land of his father. Gilbert de Arches gave the church of Weston to the monastery of Blith, (which Roger de Busli founded) and Gilbert de Arches, his son, confirmed his father's gift. There was an agreement between the monks and Gilbert de Arches, that they should present to the arch bishop the next vacancy Humfr. (de Tikhill) the clark of Ostrefeild, if he should be living, or some other fit clark, at the request of the said Gilbert, to be parson of Weston; which they did it seems, and after him R. de Caneton: (fn. 4) and upon their presentation of Raph de Wadwrd. Walter arch-bishop of York gave him institution, reserving an annual pension of five marks to the said monastery to increase hospitality, by his instrument dated at Scroby, 4 Id: June, in the thirty-fourth year of his pontificat
Robert de Hersin, son and heir of Theosania, daughter of Gilbert de Arches released to Theobald the prior, and to the covent of Blith, all his right in the advowson of this church of Weston, for which they received him and his heirs in (to) all the benefits and orisons which should from thenceforth be (made or) done in that church (of Blith) for ever. Mr. Robert de Hersin, and Walter de Bakepuz, by their instrument dated on St. Simon and Jude's day, 1255, at Blith, certified the dean and chapter of York, of their release. Walter de Bakepuz, and Elizabeth his wife, also released to Theobald the said prior.
(fn. 5) Malvesinus (de Hercy, father of the first named Robert) and William Ruffus paid four marks for two fees in Grove, Ordeshale, and Weston, in which places Hugh de Hercy, knight, 3 E. 3. (fn. 6) claimed free-warren as son of Hugh, son of Hugh de Hercy, brother and heir of the said Robert; to whom king H. 3. 10 Decemb. in the thirty-ninth year of his reign granted it. Hugh de Hercy, and Alice his wife, by a fine 15 E. 3. (fn. 7) settled the manor of Weston, and five marks, and 12d. rent in Cusseworth, on John de Hercy, and Joane his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, remainder to the right heirs of the said Hugh.
(fn. 8) Eustachius Morteyn, son and heir of Robert Mortein. 2 E. 2. had three parts of a knights fee in Grove, and four parts in Weston, then in the kings hands. This Robert de Morteyn was son of Eustachius, and Eincina, daughter and heir of William Ruffus, who married Isabell, the other daughter and heir of Gilbert de Arches, and gave Weston mill to the abby of Welbek. (fn. 9)
The interest of the family of Morteyn was sold to that of Hercy in this place, which descended, as in Grove may be seen, to sir John Hercy, the last male of that noble race, who limited it to sir William Meringe, his sisters son, and he sold it to Peter Roos of Laxton, whose unthristy son Gilbert Roos, sold it to sir John Whyte. I take it to be sir Brian Broughtons at this present, Jun. 26, 1674.
(fn. 10) Roger de Weston, whom I suppose a successour of Fulc, first named, released also to God, St: Mary of Blith, and St: Katherine, and the monks there serving God, his claim also in the church of Weston; and so did sir Richard de Weston, who was to be received into the good deeds and orisons of that church, and his heirs also.
(fn. 11) Robert de Perpoynt was lord here, 9 E. 2. and had free-warren granted that year, with whose posterity then, and now seated at Holme, according to the descent in that place inserted, it moved and remains.
That which Turold the man of Roger de Busli had, who had also Hodsak, it should seem by a fine levied in the kings court at Clarendon, the Monday after mid-lent, 5 Joh. between Cecily, daughter of Gervas de Clifton) who had been the wife of Roger de Creissi, and William de Creissi, concerning her reasonable dower in Hoddishac, Gedling, Kelum, Weston, Rampton, and Marcham, that this Weston was inherited by those lords the successours of that Turold.
The family of Normanvile held this, which occasioned the distinction of Weston Normanvile, and Weston Hercy, which yet remains in the town, divided by the brook. Sir Thomas Normanvile, 16 E. 4. passed this with Gedling, as in that place is noted, to Robert Roos of Laxton, from which family it came to sir Brian Broughton, as above is said.
(fn. 12) Richard de Colingham, by a fine levied before William Herle, and his fellow justices itinerant at Nottingham, 3 E. 3. estated two mess. one tost, one hundred and thirty-two acres of land, and twenty of meadow, with the appurtenances in Weston, and Normanton upon Trent, on Hugh de Normanton for his life, and after on John, son of the said Hugh. These lands were held of William Basset, as of his manor of Fledburgh.
Since the dissolution (if not before) the patronage of Weston church is come to the family of Clifton.
(fn. 13) The rectory was 16l. 'tis now 19l. 2s. 11d. value, in the king's books, and Mr. Clyston, formerly, and lately sir Gervas Clifton, patron.
Mr. Pierrepont owns a considerable portion of the land here, beside whom are several freeholders. The village is small.
The church, which is dedicated to All Saints, is a dirty place, nothing in it material.
Patron, Mr. Pierrepont. Incumbent, Rev. Mr. Haws, of Nottingham. Syn: 4s: Prox: 7s: 6: Val: per ann: in ter: gleb: cum mans: 1l: in dec: grab: &c: Sir Thomas Willoughby, bart: and John Digby, esq; presented in 1704: Duke of Kingstone in 1746, 1771: