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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Soc to Maunsfeld in Wardebec Wapentac in Saundeby one villan held one garden to find salt for the kings fish in Bigredic. The rest of Saundeby was a Berue of the arch-bishops great Soc of Lanum.
(fn. 1) Gaufrid de Mauquincy gave to the church of St. Peter at Thurgarton, and the canons there in pure alms, Hugh, son of Ausrid, with his land, &c. one bovat which he held in Saundebi, with the appurtenances; for his own soul, and the souls of his father and mother, and for the soul of Matilda his wife, and of all their parents departed.
(fn. 2) Robert de Saundeby 11 H: 2, ought his relief for two knights fees of Tikehull honour. Hugh de Saundebi 7 R: 1, (fn. 3) gave account of twenty marks for having 8l. land, which was his fathers in Marcham, and in Sandebi, and in Burton, and in Bekingham, and in Misterton, and in Babewurd, and in Wellum, and in Warshop, and in Wudehus, and in Greseley, and in Nuikene, and in Tikehull. (fn. 4) Hugh de Sandebi 2 Job. accounted for twenty marks for having seisin of his land in Saundebi, whereof he was disseised by occasion of earl John. Alice sometimes wife of Hugh de Sandeby, 5 Joh. (fn. 5) ought twenty marks and one palfrey, for having the custody of the land and heir of the said Hugh, until the said heir should be of age to hold the land. (fn. 6) The sheriff, 25 H. 30 accounted for a mark of William de Sandeby for having a preceipt or writ. William, de Saundeby paid for half a knights fee a ninth part 15s. (fn. 7) In Nom. Vill. 9 E: 2, Saundeby and the half of Burton, answered for a whole villa, and the king, and Robert de Saundeby, were certified to be lords.
(fn. 8) By a fine 8 E: 2, between Robert de Saundeby, quer, and Isabell de Musters of Basingham, [Linc.] deforc. the manor and advowson of the church of Saundeby, were settled on the said Robert for life, remainder to Thomas, son of the said Robert, and to Isabell his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, remainder to the right heirs of the said Robert. By another fine 2 R: 2, (fn. 9) this manor and advowson were settled on Bertram de Saundeby, and Joane his wife, and the heirs of the body of the said Bertram, remainder to Meliora, wife of Adam de Rotherfeild, chr. and the heirs of her body, remainder to William de Saundeby and his heirs. John Tee, and Meliora his wife, 18 R. 2, (fn. 10) by fine passed the manor of Saundeby, with the appurtenances (except four mess. three tofts, two bovats of land, and 10s. rent,) to William de Saundeby and his heirs, wherein it seems the said Meliora had interest for her life. (fn. 11) Elizabeth, the wife of Hugh Hercy, held the moyety of the town of Saundeby by two parts of the service of one knights fee, and held in Saundeby, Misterton, Holbek, Woodhouse, and Burton, one fee, and the eight part of a fee, and paid for ward of the castle xs. xvd. and for the meat of the watchmen 9d. and for common fine 10s. and to the sheriffs aid 9d.
(fn. 12) Sir John Markham the chief justice, Elizabeth, one of the daughters and heirs of Simon Leke, late of Cotum, esquire, widow of Hugh Hercy, late of Grove, esquire, Richard Willoughby, esquire, Gervas Hercy, esquire, and Geoffrey Staunton, 11 Nov. 6 E: 4, had licence to purchase lands, to found a chantry of one chaplain in the church of St. Martin of Saundby.
(fn. 13) In 10 E: 1, because it was found that William, son of John de Saundeby, demised to William, son of Hugh de Saundeby, one mess. and one bovat and an half of land in Saundby for life; and afterwards by levying a fine, remised to him his whole right in the premises, the court judged the said William, son of Hugh, to be discharged, and William, son of John, to be emerced.
(fn. 14) Alice, Joane, and Sarra de Saundeby, 17 E. 1. who were plaintiffs concerning one mess. thirty-two acres of land, and six of meadow in Saundby, did not prosecute, &c. against Hugh de Hercy, who called to warrant Oliver bishop of Lincolne; therefore Hugh and the bishop were without day, and the women amerced.
(fn. 15) There was granted to Philip Hobbie, amongst other things, 3 Apr. 35 H: 8, all manors, mess. lands, &c. in the towns, fields, and parishes, of Saundby, Clifton, Rampton, Cotham, Retford, and Sturton, late belonging to the monastery of Totksey in Lincolneshire.
(fn. 16) Robert Markham, esquire, and George Chaworth, esquire, 18 Eliz. claimed against John Syddenham the manor of Saundby, with the appurtenances, and eight mess. &c. in Saundby, Burton, Bole, Mysterton, Heyton, Welham, &c. and free fishing in Babworth, who call to warrant Thomas Grene, esquire.
(fn. 17) The queen, 11 Sept. 32 Eliz. granted the chantry in the parish church of Saundeby to Edward Downeing, and Roger Rant, having one mess. and ninety acres of land, and another with seventy-six acres, and two cottages then valued at Cxiiis. iiiid.
In queen Elizabeths time Henry Leeke, esquire, for his lands in Saundeby, late sir John Hercys, held by the service of a knights fee, and the eighth part of a fee, paid 7s. 6d.
Sir John Hercy disposed it to— Hotham, his nephew, with the advowson of the church there; it came after to Leek; and lately to — Elwish, who sold it to James Forsett a Londoner. It was the earl of Kingstons, and now remains with his posterity the right honourable the marquess of Dorchester.
The owners of Sawnby town in 1612, are represented thus, Jervas Elwaies, knight, Thomas Wawine of Claworth, esquire, (fn. 18) John Symons, gent, the heirs of Shadford, the heirs of William Smith, Robert Carnhill, and George Netleship.
(fn. 19) The rectory of Sandby was 16l. when Mr. Hersy was patron: 'Tis now 14l. 9s. 2d. value in the kings books, and the marquess of Dorchester patron.
Manor is lord Middleton's, enclosed, good land. The village appears less than Bole.
The church, which is dedicated to St. Martin, has a nave and side aisles, four bells. This place of worship once was much larger. A stone figure like those at Radford church, stands now upon its stumps, without the church, with its face beaten to pieces. On a stone, on the north side of the tower, is pretty legible, in old characters, A. D. 1500, see the top of the succeeding miscellaneous plate, facing Houghton.
Near the altar is a monument not noticed in Thoroton, for John Helmys, sometime lord of this manor, and to Mary his wife; he died in 1599. William Porter, rector, died in 1715.
Patron, lord Middleton. Incumbent, rev. John Shaw, rec. K. B. 14l. 8s. 6½d. Yearly tenths 1l. 8s. 10¼d. Archiepisc. pro Syn. 4s. Archidiac. pro Prox. 7s. 6d. Val. in mans. cum ter. gleb. dec. &c. Thomas lord Middleton, presented in 1715, 1720. Hon. Francis Willoughby in 1725.