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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Bole and Bolum are not distinguished in Doomsday book, being both there written Bolum, and some of the arch-bishop of Yorkes fee, (fn. 1) and some of the fee of Roger de Busli. There was a manor in Bolum which Vlmer had before the Conquest, and answered the geld as one bovat and an half for it. The land one car. There Roger de Busli had one car. and the fourth part of a church, and two mills, 32s. and ten acres of meadow: this continued the old value it had in the Confessours time. viz. 40s.
The application of this record is so uncertain, that what is set down for Bollum may possibly belong to this place, and this to that.
(fn. 2) The manor and rectory of Bole, do make a prebend in the cathedral church of York, valued heretofore at xx marks.
(fn. 3) The jury, 17 R. 2, found it no damage if the king granted to William Rothewell of Bole, leave to give and assign to Gilbert Tynne vicar of the church of Bole, and his successours, eight acres of land, and six of pasture, with the appurtenances in Bole, to help to sustain them, which lands were held of John Danby, clark, as of the prebend of Bole, by two appearances at the court of Bole, and paying 2d. And the said William held a mess. and twenty acres of land, and pasture, with the appurtenances, of John duke of Lancaster, as of the honour of Tykhill, and the said William held a mess. and one acre ½ of land in Bole of Mr. Thomas Arundel arch bishop of Yorke, as of his manor of Scrooby paying 5l. per annum, and some other small parcels there, of the said prebendary, duke, and arch-bishop.
(fn. 4) The owners of Boale town in 1612, are reckoned, the lady Elizabeth Gilby, widow, Hugh Hodgeson, Charles Oxenford, Jennat Asheton, widow, Katherine Gregory, widow, Charles Asheton, Antony Dickens, William Rodgers, Dorothy Birche, widow, William Bradley, Edward Kirkeby, Richard Carre, John Frances, Henry Broomhead of Wheatley.
(fn. 5) The vicarage of Boole was five marks: 'Tis now 4l. 13s. 4d. value in the kings books, and the prebendary continueth patron.
Belongs to a Mr. Mason, in Yorkshire, open field land. The village is small. The tower of the church is pinnacled and handsome, three bells. It is dedicated to St. Martin.
The floods, which happened in the spring of this year 1795, we found, in this neighbourhood, had done incredible damage to bridges and water-works. We found also an indecent practice, boys and booby young men playing at marbles, &c. in the church yard on Sundays. Surely some method might be devised by the principal villagers to prevent such unbecoming practices.
Patron, the prebendary in York cathedral. Incumbent, — —, vic. K. B. 12l. Yearly tenths 4l. 13s. 4d. Val. per ann. in mans. & ter. gleb. 6s. 8d. in dec. Prat. 1l. 6s. 8d. in oblat. dec. lin. canab. porc. &c.