Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 1, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1790.
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Besides that which in Doomsday-book is mentioned to be of Walter de Ayencurts Fee, and of the Soc of Stantune; here was also of his Fee, another Parcel Soc to Cotes (now Cotham), which paid the Dane-geld as one Bov. ½. The Land being one Car. (fn. 1) There was twenty-four Acres of Meadow. There five Sochm. had one Car. ½. and twenty-four Acres of Meadow. Here was also a Manor in Flodburge, which Ulvric had before the Conquest, and discharged it to the Public Tax for two Bovats. The Land then was certified to be one Car. There Walter de Ayncurt had afterwards one Car. Four Vill. with one Car. This kept the old Value it had before, in the Time of Edward the Consessor, viz. 20s. Here was another small part went with Shelton of Roger de Buslies Fee, the Tythes whereof are paid thither still.
Here was a Family de le Hou, (fn. 2) from their residence on the Hill, the lower Part is usually called Dalington. Of them, Gerard, and after him Walter de le Hou; and in the latter end of Henry the Third, and beginning of Edward the First, (fn. 3) Robert de le How, (who passed some Parcels in Flawbergh and Dalington to Robert Morin) were of most note, though afterwards, 13 E. 3. I find William, but I think most of their Lands were gone first; yet in some Writings it is still called Flawborough del How.
A Galfr. Bugge, of Wester Leke in 26 E. 1. (fn. 4) sold to Sir William de Staunton Six Bov. and an Half of Land, with the Villains, in Flawburgh for Fifty Marks, to be paid the Manor House of Sir Richard de Bingham, Brother of the said Galsr. Bugge.
The greatest Part of this Township became the Possession and Inheritance of the Family of Staunton shortly after, as I guess, for in the Record of Nomina Villarum, (fn. 5) 9 E. 2. it is certified to be Half a Villa, and Sir William de Staunton Lord of it, where Kilvington, Staunton, and Alderton answered for a whole one, and Sir William de Staunton, and Robert Morin were Lords: however when the Exchange in Kilvington was made, that Markhams Part (wherein 'tis like was also some or all of that Share belonging to Cotham), came to the Stauntons, it made it entirely enough theirs; but it was not very long so, for in the Time of the late Troubles it was sold by the then Earl, now Duke of Newcastle, or his Trustees to Sir John Cropley, whose Son hath been at a great Charge and Loss, to spoil a good Lordship for Corn, by Inclosing and Depopulating it, as we think. Some of this Town was of Orston Soc, as in that place is mentioned, viz. some of the lower Town called Dalington, and 26 H. 3. held by Roger Bozon; this is still in Orston Parish, but the main of the Township is Parish to Staunton. Mr. Cropley, I see, is now rebuilding some good Farm-Houses, viz. 1675, but the Lordship I doubt will not hastily recover its former State.
A Hamlet partly in the Parishes of Orston and Staunton.