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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BARNEBY in the WILLOWS.
Here was belonging to Newark, of the Bishop of Lincolne's Fee, as much as answered the Tax or Dane-geld for two Bovats ½. But the chief Part of this Town, was the Fee of Odo Bishop of Bayeux; which Manor was Ulurics, (fn. 1) before the Conquest, and was charged to the Dane-geld, the Tax then usually paid, at or according to seven Bov. The Land of it being then for three Ploughs, or three Car. There afterwards Losuardus, the Man or Tenant of the said Bishop of Baion, had one Car. and four Soch. upon two Bov. of this Land, and nine Vill. and six Bord. having four Car. and an Half. There was a Priest and a Church, in which lay Half a Bov. of this Land, and one Mill 5s. 4d. and thirty Acres of Meadow and a small Wood. All this kept the Value it had in the Time of Edward, the Confessor, viz. 40s.
Much of this Bishop's Land in this County became afterwards Parcel of Richmond Fee. In 10 E. 1. (fn. 2) Sir Hugh de Babington, and Sir Henry de Perepont, held a Knight's Fee of that Honor in Rolleston, Cottington, Barneby, and Collingham, and paid 10s. per Annum to the Ward of the Castle of Richmond.
(fn. 3) John de Dyve, 15 E. 1. or before, granted to Andrew de Nevill, for that one Time, the presentation to the Church of this Barneby on Wythem, saving his Right otherwife; Andrew de Nevill granted this Presentation for one turn, to Roger de Brinkill, who granted that Andrew and his Heirs should present ever after.
(fn. 4) In a great Assise, 18 E. 1. the Jury found that Andrew de Nevill, (named in Rolleston) had more Right to hold the Advowson of the Church of Barneby, near Newark, than William de Wyvill.
(fn. 5) In the Record of Nom Vill. 9 E. 2. Winthorpe and Barneby answered for one Villa, and the Bishop of Lincolne, John de Nevill, and Alexander de Percy, were then certified to be Lords.
(fn. 6) The fourth Part of the Manor of Barneby on Wythem, was by Fine, 10 E. 2. settled on Alexander de Percy and Julian his Wife, and the Heirs of their Bodies; Remainder to John, Son of the said Alexander, and the Heirs of his; Remainder to the Heirs of the said Alexander.
It is called Barneby in the Willowes, for Distinction from Barneby in the More. Here was a Manor anciently Houghes, from whom it came to Audeley, whose Daughters and Heirs were married to Edmund and Robert Thorold, Sons of William Thorold, of Parston, in Lincolneshire, and Brothers of Sir Anthony Thorold, Knight. This was Robert's Part, and his Son Anthony sold it to —Brownlow. It is parcelled out, and Part thereof is the Inheritance of—Kellet, and a great Part of Mr. Robert Butler.
The Manor of Barneby, about 12 H. 7. was exchanged betwixt—Strangewayes, and—Suthill.
The Earl of Westmoorland (who had Richmond Fees this way) had Lands here 6 E. 4. The Rectory is appropriate to Southwell.
Here are some Grounds on the North Part of this Lordship, called the Manor of Flaufore, which heretofore was the Knights Templar's, and after the Hospitalers of St. John's of Jerusalem, (fn. 7) which Thomas le Archer the Prior, and the Brethern of that House, granted to Thomas de Sibthorpe, Parson of Bekingham, who gave it to a Chauntry which he founded there, and had it confirmed to him with Fee Warren in it, and all the Appurtenances both in Lincolneshire and Nottinghamshire, by King Edward the Second, 20 Nov. in the nineteenth Year of his Reign. It is now the Inheritance of William Cartwright, Esquire.
(fn. 8) The Vicarage of Barneby was ten Marks. It is now 5l. 9s. 9d. 0b. in the King's Books, and the Chapter or Church of Southwell, Patrons.
THIS lordship is enclosed, owned principally by—Nevil, Esq. of Wellingore, in the county of Lincoln.
Barneby is a small place. The church has a tower with 4 bells. It is dedicated to All Saints, and stands, in Bacon, amongst the livings discharged. He says clear yearly value 25l. 19s. 6d. King's Books, 5l. 9s. 9½d. Rev. Henry Houson, Vicar. Syn. 2s. val. per ann. in mans. cum gardin. 4s. in dec. alb. &c. Southwell College, propr. and patr.