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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This town of Alreton was of two fees, viz. G. de Gands, and Roger de Buslies, who had that manor in Bucheton which Eduin had before the Conquest, and answered the geld for three bov. The land of it being then three car. (fn. 1) There the said Roger had in demesne one car. and two vill. and one bord. with one car. or plow.— In king Edward the Confessours time this was 20s. value, in king Williams when the survey was taken 10s. Another manor like this before the Norman invasion Vls had, which likewise defended itself to the Dane-geld for three bovats the land being also three car. There Gislebert de Gand had three vill. one sochm. one bord having three car. ½, there was four acres of meadow, pasture wood three qu. long, and three broad: the value as the former 20s. in king Edward, and 10s. in king Williams time.
(fn. 2) Aeliz, the daughter of William de Bucton, gave to the monastery of Blith, (which the said Roger de Busli founded) the advowson of the church of Bucton, and three bovats of land which Alan de Bucton held, and three acres of her great meadow called Bradeng, lying between the town and the water called Fulbek, and common in every pasture where her own cattel fed; she had been wife of John Burdon lord of Maplebek, as in that place is noted. John Burdon, son and heir of Alice de Bucton, confirmed his mothers gifts (fn. 3) in the court of Tikhill 1224, to the said monastery. Basilia de Bucton, the daughter of John Burdon had a culture or wong of forty acres given her by Aeliz her mother in the fields of Bucton, which lay between the field of Walesby, and the land of the monks of Ruford, and stretched from the way which is between Allerton and Walesby, to the way which is between Allerton and Bucton, which she gave to the prior and monks of Blyth; and Amabilia her daughter, who had been wife of Hyngram Bluet confirmed it. John Burdon, son of John Burdon, confirmed also the gifts of Aeliz his grandmother, and Basilia his aunt.
(fn. 4) William, son of William de Mering in Bucton, by his deed dated at Bucton the Friday after St. Thomas day, 17 E. 1, granted to the prior and covent of Blith to pay to sir John Burdon, and Matilda his wife, and their heirs 2s. per annum, which they were wont to pay to him; and the prior and covent paid the 2s. rent (fn. 5) accordingly to the said sir John Burdon, and Matilda his wife, and the heirs begotten betwenn them, by the said assignment of William, son of William de Mering in Bucton. William, son of Eudo de Bucton, gave to the monks of Blyth one acre and an half lying between their land, and the land of Robert de Lexington, which he bought of John de Malesours, and Ivetta his mother.
(fn. 6) There was a fine at Leicester the Thursday after the feast of St. Andrew, 10 Joh. between Walter, son of Ivo, petent, and William Malesour, and Ivetta his wife, tenants, of five bovats of land, with the appurtenances in Bucton, whereof they called Alice de Bucton to warrant, who came and called John Burdon to warrant, who came and did warrant, viz. the said Walter remised all his right to the said William and Ivetta, and the heirs of the said Ivetta.
(fn. 7) John Burdon held four bovats of land in demesne in Buketon of the honour of Tikhill by the service of one horse, and one sack when the constables (of Chester) ought to go into Wales in the kings service. He held half a knights fee in Bucton of the earl of Lincolne of the old feoffment.
(fn. 8) The jury, 11. R. 2, found that Thomas de Bekering (mentioned in Tuxford) held some rent of assise in Bughton of the heir of John Burdon of Maplebek, by the service of a rose per annum.
This manor came with Maplebek to the family of Markham, as in that and other places may be noted.
(fn. 9) Robert Wood, and Nicolas Blunston, 8 Eliz. claimed against Thomas Markham, esq. the manor of Boughton, with the appurtenances, and ten mess. eight tofts, one mill, one dovecote, sixteen gardens, three hundred acres of land, two hundred of meadow, two hundred of pasture, forty of wood, one hundred of marsh, forty of alders, and 30s. rent, with the appurtenances in Boughton, Kirketon, and Wallesby, and called to warrant Robert Markham.
(fn. 10) There was received in the time of queen Elizabeth by the collectors of Tho. Markham, esquire, (of Allerton) for his lands in Boughton, late sir Robert Markhams, knight, and sometime Nicolas Burdons, held by the service of three parts of one knights fees, 2s. 2d. ob. dim. q.
(fn. 11) By an inquisition taken, 29 Oct. 38 H. 8, it appears that Michael Clarkeson died 9 Oct. 38 H. 8, seized of Boughton Grange, and by Saunchia his wife had a son named John Clarkeson his heir aged sixteen years May 22, then past. This family had their most usual residence at Kirketon, as in that place may be seen.
(fn. 12) The owners of the town of Houghton, Walesby, Willoughby cum Boughton 1612, are thus set down, sir John Hollys, knights, Michael Clarkeson, gent. of Kirton, prebendary of Southwell, Richard Hurst of Walesby two oxgangs, Mrs. Talbott one oxgang and an half, William Baker one oxgang and an half, Richard Browne half an oxgang, John Walker the like, William Cade of Boughton an oxgang and an half, Anne Browne, widow, half an oxgang, Richard Hooton, Thomas Stocks, James Johnson, George Markham, gent. three tenements in Boughton.
This is a small place. Lord of the manor and principal owner, the honourable Lumley Savile, chiefly enclosed; some very indifferent land.