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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TILNE North and South.
The kings great Soc Maunsfeild extended itself into Oswardbek wapentak, to which was belonging in Tilne as much for the geld as was in the same town, of the archbishop of Yorkes fee belonging to Sudton, viz. two bovats and ¾. (fn. 1) The land one car. There two sochm. one vill. one bordar had six oxen in their plow (or six bovats in their carucat.) There was a mill 32s. and six acres of meadow, the value was 40s. 'Tis like the arch-bishops part was about the same value, for he had in Tilne a mill also yielding 30s. which is said to belong to Lanum.
(fn. 2) King Henry the thirds precept to the sheriff of Nott. dated 1 Decemb. 5 H. 3 shows that king John gave to Roger de Lanum, father of Thomas de Lanum, (who then had paid his fine of five marks, and done his homage for it) four marks rent, with the appurtenances in two woods, and one mill in Tylne, which the sheriff was then to give the said Thomas seisin of accordingly. The jury, 30 E. 1. (fn. 3) found that Thomas de Lanum held lands in Tylne, in Hayton, and Clareburgh church, and in Carleton upon Trent, twenty seven acres of land, &c. and that Roger de Lanum his son and heir was then above threescore years old. Roger de Lanum held twenty bovats of land in Tilne, with the mill, of the gift of Thomas de Lanum, and paid yearly 40s. and Thomas was enfeoffed by king John for a sparrowhawk, and it was of the soc of Oswaldbek. (fn. 4)
(fn. 5) It appears by the return of the Ad quod Damnum, 32 E. 1. that Roger de Lanum enfeoffed Robert le Power, and Roger his son, of 13s. 4d. rent in North Tilne, and South Tylne, held of the king as of the soc of Oswardbek, paying a sparrow-hawk yearly to the exchequer on the feast of St. James the apostle. The jury, 18 E. 2. (fn. 6) found that Robert Power of Tylne held in Tilne 13s. 4d. of the king in capite, as in petty serjeanty by the service of 2s. yearly to the exchequer for a sparrow-hawk.— And one mess. and two bovats of land of the arch-bishop of York, for 2s. per annum, and suit to Lanum court. And twenty acres at Lound of Sibyl de Furneis by the service of 4d. and that John his son and heir was then above twenty nine years old.— The king, 24 Apr. 49 E. 3. took the homage of William Power, son and heir of John Power deceased for lands in Tilne. (fn. 7) There was a fine, 30 H. 6. (fn. 8) between Raph Crumwell, knight, William Stanlowe, and Johan his wife, and Richard Illingworth, plaint. and John Pouer, def. of the manor of Tylne, with the appurtenances, twelve mess. four tofts, two hundred acres of land, forty of meadow, forty of pasture, forty of marsh, two of wood, and 10s. rent, with the appurtenances in Tylne, Hayton, Clareburgh, Wellum juxta Clareburgh, Wellum Morehouse, Grynley, East Retford, and Ordeshall, which the said John acknowledged to be the right of the said William. Isabell, who had been wife of William Pouer, mother of the said John, held part in dower, and the third part of the manor of Tilne.
(fn. 9) There were lands in Tylne in the year 1460, belonging to the priory of Wirkesop, whereof every acre contained eight virg. rods, or roodes.
(fn. 10) King Edward the sixth, Aug. 3. in the second year of his reign, granted to Robert Swift. and William Swift, and their heirs, amongst other things the free chapel of Tylne in the parish of Hayton, with the appurtenanaes in East Retford, Weltum Morehouse, Bollome, Tylne, Hayton, and Ordesall.
A hamlet in the parish of Hayton, the next village described. Of the chapel fee Thoroton above. Mr. Gough, page 293, says, "At Tylney in Hayton parish, near the market town of East-Retford, was found a Druid amulet of an aqueous transparent colour, with yellow streaks, and many Roman Seals on Cornelians."