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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Here was some of the Soc of Newark, the Fee of Remigius Bishop of Lincolne, which discharged itself to the Tax for one Bov. ½ but besides that in Sireston, were three Manors, one of the Fee of Earl Allan of Richmond, which Alyric had before, and paid for it to the Public Tax for three Bovats, (fn. 1) The Land of it was a Carucat and an half, with three Sochmen had. There were twelve Acres of Meadow. Robert (de Musters) held it of Earl Alan. It had been 40s. Value, but was then fallen to 20s.
Another was of the Fee of Berengarius de Todeni, which Sbernecroc had before the Conquest, and paid for it to the Dane-geld as two Bov. ½. The Land was one Car. Goduvin held it of Berenger, and there had one Car. one Sochm. two Vill. with half a Car. There was ten Acres of Meadow. This in the Confessor's Time was 30s. Value, then but 20s.
Another was the King's Tayn Land, which Turvert had, and discharged for two Bovats to the Geld. The Land was five Bov. There two Vill. one Bord. had one Car. and five Acres of Meadow. This in the Time of King Edward the Confessor was 10s. Value, then but 5s.
The Family of Mustiers had the Richmond Fee, whereof I find Galfr. de Mustiers, who, 6 Joh (fn. 2) gave account of fifty Marks, for having to Wife Amicia de Sablello, with her Land.
Walter de Wyldeker, (fn. 3) paid 5s. 4d. for the fifth part of a Knight's Fee, which he held in Sireston, in the former part of the Reign of Henry the Third.
Galfr. de Sokes was found, 51 H. 3. (fn. 4) to have held four Bovats in Sireston, of Galfr. de Musters.
William Hagh recovered Seisin, 14 E. 1, (fn. 5) of one Mess. two Bovats of Land, and 14s. Rent in Sireston, against John, Son of Paulinus de Stokes (who was Cousin and Heir of the said Galf. de Sokes) by Default.
Sir Robert de Musters, (fn. 6) held two Knight's Fees in Knyverton, Sireston, Sybthorp, Tyreswell, Ketelthorpe, and Wynetingham for 20s. a Year, and Ward of the Castle of Richmond, 10 E. 1.
In the Nom. Vill. 9 E. 2. (fn. 7) Sireston, and Cyleston answered for one Vill. and Henry de Musteres, and William de Heygh, are certified to be Lords.
There was a Fine levied at York, 10 E. 3. (fn. 8), between Henry de Musters, Quer. and William Bernak Parson of Conaldeston, Deforc. of the Manor of Sireston, whereby it was settled on the said Henry for life; afterwards on John, Son of Richard Sutton, of Averham, and Joane his Wife, and the Heirs of their two Bodies; and for want of such Issue, to the Right Heirs of the said Henry de Musters. I do not find that the said John de Sutton, had any Issue by her (though some Pedigrees seem to affirm it,) but have seen a Note of Mr. George Lassells, his Hand, to the contrary.
(fn. 9) There was a Fine also at Nottingham, 3 E. 3. between Robert de Syreston, and Emme his Wife, Quer. and Robert, Son of John de Eyleston, Deforc. of four Mess. six Bov. and the third Part of a Bovat of Land eighteen Acres of Meadow 7s. 2d. and two Geese Rent, with the Appurtenances in Syreston and Gypesmere, which were thereby settled on the said Robert and Emme for their Lives, and after on Thomas, Son of Robert de Syreston, and Avicia his Wife, and the Heirs of their bodies; remainder to Simon, Brother of the said Thomas, and the Heirs of his body; Remainder to Nicholas another Brother, and the Heirs of his; Remainder to Richard in like manner; Remainder to the Right Heirs of the said Robert de Syreston.
(fn. 10) William, Son of John, of William de Hagh, 23 E. 3. confirmed to John Cosyn Warden of the Chapel of Sibethorpe, one Mess. two Bov. of Land 13s. and 5d. Rent, with the Appurtenances in Sireston; which John the Younger Son of Simon de Sibthorp, had of him when he was under Age, and passed to Thomas de Sibethorp the Founder. In this Record the Prior of Hagh, is said to be Chief Lord of the Fee.
(fn. 11) Sir John Markham the Younger, the Chief Justice, had a Sister called Margaret, married to Walter Pedwarden, who had a Daughter named Katherin, married to Nicholas Deuyn, or Deane, of Sireston, who by her had James Deuon, whose Daughter and Heir Dorothy, was first married to Sir Richard Bozome, mentioned in Screveton (whose Ancestor was of Sireston in the Time of Henry the Fourth) and afterward Wife of William Vernon, Son of Raph, younger Brother of Sir Henry Vernon of Haddon, (fn. 12) by whom she had Anne (some call her Jane) the Wife of Henry Seyvile, as there is also noted, where the many Daughters and Co-heirs of Sir Robert Bozon, are likewise set down.
George Pole, Son of Raph Pole of Wakebridge in Darbyshire, by hi second Wife Anne, the Daughter of Philip Leche, succeeded here, and by Alice, his Wife the Daughter and Co-heir of the said Sir Richard Bozom, had a Son called William Pole of Streston.
(fn. 13) In the Year 1612, Robert Poole, Gent. was owner here.
(fn. 14) Joane, the Daughter of John Bussy, Wife of Sir Nicholas Byron, and after of Sir Gervase Clifton, had some Inheritance here.
It is all now become the Possession and Inheritance of Robert Sutton of Averham, Lord Lexington, whose Son and Heir Robert Lexington, is in minority at this Time.
(fn. 15) There was a Recovery, 13 Eliz. wherein Adam Arnold, and John Nutkin, claimed against Matthew Gybon, one Tost, thirty Acres of Land, six Acres and three Rods of Meadow, seven Acres of Pasture, with the Appurtenances in Syreston, who called to warrant Richard Whalley, Esquire, and Thomas his Son and Heir. William Hammond had a good Freehold here, which is now William his Son's.
I suppose this Town is in Stoke Parish, for the Vicar comes and serves the Cure here.
LORDSHIP, is owned, in a great measure, by a Mr. Flingham, a resident; it is now enclosing.
This place, which Thorton judges to be in the parish of Stoke, is small. The chapel is also small with a little tower. Not an inscription in it.