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 is not thus named in Doomsday book, howbeit there is of the see of Roger de Busli a town called Torpe, which I judge may be this, in which, before the alteration made by king William the Conquerour, (fn. 1) Thurstan and Vlmer had two manors which answered the geld or tax as ten bovats. The land was enough for three plows (or three car.) There Richard the man of Roger had four car. and five vill. and four bord. having two car. and an half, and seven acres of meadow, pasture wood—qu. long, and four broad. In the time of the Confessour the value was 40s. in the Conquerours but 20s. having Soc in Glethorpe.
(fn. 2) King Henry the second gave the nuns of Halverholme 4l. land in Orston in exchange for the manor of Peverelthope.
(fn. 3) Thomas de Busley, 9 H. 3, claimed against Robert de Veteriponte the manor of Peverelthope, and the moyety of the manor of Turesby, whereof Vmfry de Bussey his father was seised in demesne in the time of Henry the second. Robert de Vipont, 10 H. 3, (fn. 4) answered to the like claim that he could not, nor ought to plead because the king ought to warrant him that land, and produced the charter of king John, which witnessed that he gave the said Robert that land. (fn. 5) In Easter term following Robert offered himself against Thomas de Bushey the fourth day, but he came not and was amerced, and Robert dismissed. (fn. 6) This Robert de Veteriponte married Idonia, the daughter and heir of John, son and heir of Richard, son and heir of Jordan, son and heir of Ernald, brother of Roger de Bully (or Busli) whose only son Roger died without issue in the time of Henry the first, and in her right therefore, 4 H. 3, claimed the castle and town of Tikhill against Alice countess of Augi or Ewe, who in 14 H. 3, (fn. 7) was found to be daughter of Henry, son of John, son of Henry, son of Beatrix, sister and heir of Roger de Buylly, who died without issue in the time of H. 1. But they agreed, as in Stanford upon Sore is noted, before that time by the fine in 6 H. 3, (fn. 8) concerning Tikhill castle and town, for six knights fees to the said Robert and Idonea, whereof part was in Peverelthorpe.
Roger de Clifford had the custody of Isabella, the elder daughter and co-heir, and Roger de Leyburne of Idonia, the younger daughter and co-heir of Robert de Veteri Ponte [son of John (or Ivo) son of the said Robert and Idonia] as appears by a partition made between them, 52 H. 3. (fn. 9) The king, 11 E. 1, by John le Fawkener claimed against Roger de Leybourne, and Idonia his wife, and Isabell, who had been wife of Roger de Clifford, the manor of Peverilsthorp, but upon producing king Johns charter bearing date the twenty-sixth day of May in the eighth year of his reign, made to Robert de Veteriponte, ancestor of Idonia and Isabella, they recovered it against the king. The jury, 12 E. 1, (fn. 10) said that Roger de Leyburne held the manor of Peverel thorp of the manor of the inheritance of Idonia his wife, and divers others in several counties, and that John his son and heir was then four years old.
(fn. 11) I here was a fine levied at York 30 E. 1, between John de Crumbwell, and Idonia his wife, quer. and Gilbert de Ellesfeld, deforc. whereby the manors of Kymbremorth in Yorkshire, of Eyworth in Bedfordshire, and the moyety of Wyntreslowe in Wiltshire, and Peverelthorp in this county, were settled on the said John and Idonia, and the heirs of their bodies, remainder to the right heirs of Idonia. (fn. 12) John de Crumbwell 2 E. 2, had free-warren in Molteby, Peverelsthorp, and Stavely. (Darbysh) The jury found it no damage, 7 E. 3, (fn. 13) if he gave two acres in Penreth in Cumberland to the priory there, and that there remained over to him this manor, which with Thuresby in 9 E. 2, (fn. 14) answered for half a villa, whereof the king and the said John were returned lords. The jury, 8 E. 3, (fn. 15) said that Idonia de Leyburne held when she died the manor of Peverelthorp jointly with her husband John de Crumbwell, by reason of the fine before noted, of the honour of Tikhill, and that here was a certain capital mess. two hundred acres of arable land, twenty of meadow, &c.
(fn. 16) Edward le Despenser in 10 E. 3, was tenent of the lands which were Idonia de Leyburnes, niece, and one of the heirs of Ric. son of John. and gave for the relief of the said Idonia, concerning the moyety of the fourth part of her inheritance, viz. for this manor, and the third part of Stavele in Darbyshire, &c. (fn. 17) The jury, 16 E. 3, found that Edward le Despenser held this manor jointly with Anne his wife, and that Edward was his son and heir. (fn. 18) In 4 H. 5, they said that Constance who was late wife of Thomas sometime lord le Despenser, held when she died in dower of the inheritance of Isabell the wife of Richard Beauchamp of Burgavennie, knight, the third part of two parts of the manors of Kimberworth and Bautre, &c. and the third part of the manor of Peverellesthurp.
It came to le Despenser and so to — Beauchamp earl of Warwick, and so to Ric. Nevill, and so to George duke of Clarence, and to Richard duke of Gloucester, and after to the crown; but sir John Byron had it, and Mr. Lodge sometime an alderman of London. It was the earl of Kingstons, and is his sons. It is within the parish of Edenstowe, as Thouresby is.
(fn. 19) The manor of Perlethorp sometime parcel of the possessions of Edward, son of George duke of Clarence, and late in the tenure of John Byron, knight, with Knesal and Clipston, &c. 16 Novemb. 5 E. 6, were amongst other things granted to Ed. Fynes lord Clinton, and Saye, and his heirs.