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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Of the Fee of Roger de Bussi was a Manor in Brodholme, which before the Norman change was Alwin's, who answered the Tax for it as four Bov. The Land was certified to be twelve Bovats. There were four Sochm. on two Bov. of this Land, and three Villains, having four Car. (or ploughs) and twelve Acres of Meadow: Roger de Busli held it. In the time of the Confessor the value was 40s. then 30s. Here was another Manor which before the Conquest Turget and Halden had, and discharged it to the Dane-geld for five Bovats. The Land was two Car. After the Conquest, in the time of King William I. it was waste, and then Berengarius de Todeni, and William Percy had it. The Land lay to Newark, but the work of the Villains belonged to Saxeby in Lincolnescire. There was thirty Acres of Meadow, and Pasture Wood, one qu. long, and another broad.
This Berengarius was son of Robert de Totneia, the first Norman owner of Belvoyr, mentioned in Orston, (fn. 1) who was succeeded by the Albenies, Lords of that Castle, of which Family William de Albenni Brito the second, (of whom his brother Raph de Albenni held fifteen Knight's Fees of the old Feoffment) did enfeoff Elias de Albenni in one Knight's Fee of his own Demesne, which was of the new feoffment, being done after the death of King Henry the first.
(fn. 2) Helias de Albeniaco, and Hawis his wife, and Oliver and Raph their sons, gave to Newhouse the first of the Premonstratenses in England, all their right in the Church of St. Botolph of Saxelby, which belonged to their Fee, viz. the third part, and twenty Acres of Meadow in Dirholm, which is on the South side of Fosse dic, for the Soul of William de Albeniaco, who gave them that Fee, and for the Souls of their Fathers, Mothers, and Ancestors, &c.
(fn. 3) Here was a Priory of the same Order very near as ancient as Neubus, to which King Edward the second, in the twelfth year of his Regin, confirmed the gift and grant, which Raph de Albeniaco, by his Deed, made to God and St. Mary, and the Brethren and Sisters of Brodholme, of all that which was of his Fee in the Orchard by the Church yard of the Church of St. Botolph's of Saxelby and of a certain Plain of Ground, lying between the Court of the said Sisters and his Wood; the said King likewise confirmed the gifts of Sarra, (fn. 4) daughter of Peter de Gousla, (possibly the Founder of Newhouse) to the said Sisters, of several Lands and Tenements, and of those likewise which the said Sisters had of the gift of Peter de Gousla her Father, Agnes de Camvilla her Mother, and Henry, Brother of the said Sarra. Peter de Chaumpaigne, Knight, confirmed the gifts of the said Peter, and Agnes his wife, and Sarra their daughter, and Henry her brother, to the said Nuns. Peter, son of Peter de Campania, gave a Toft in Saxelby to the said Prioress and Covent of Brodholme. A. Abbot of Newhus confirmed all the Sisters had, or should have of their Donors. Joan, daughter of William de Ver, gave one Bovat, and some Meadow in Saxelby. Walter de Clifford, and Agnes his wife (daughter and heir of Roger, son of Osbert de Cundi) and Walter de Clifford their son, besides the Church of St. Helen of Turnehag (mentioned in Thorney) gave the Site of a Mill in the Moore, which lies between Thorna and Drengesha, to these Brethren and Sisters, and thirty Acres of Land which the said King Edward the second also confirmed, as he did the gifts of Hugh, son of Lambert de Busseto, of fifteen shillings Rent in Newark, which his Grandfather Sir Hugh gave them, to be had of John, son of Henry Curiler, and of two quarters of Corn, one of Wheat and another of Rye, to be received of him and his heirs at his Manor of Wygesley; and the gift which Galsr. son of Murield de Thornehaugh, made of a Toft and Croft, with the Appurtenances in Herdebey near Eykel; and the gift of Raph de Muscamp, of half a Mark Rent in Collingham, which Raph de Hag, and Nicholas his brother, gave to the said Brethren, and Nuns proportionably; and the gift of Isabel, daughter of Alured de Colingham, to the said Nuns, of 4s. 2d. Rent to be received of Henry, son of Adam de Muscamp, and his heirs, and many others of like sort.
(fn. 5) The Advowson of this Priory usually went with the Manor of Saxelby, part of which was by Hugh de Normanton, son of Hugh, passed to Sir John de Lyseux, Lord of Fledburgh, by the name of the Manor, as another part called, also the Manor of Saxelby, was afterwards, viz. 27 E. 3. by Christian, late the wife of William, son of Sir Gilbert de Bridsale, Knight, (who enfeoffed the said Christian, together with her husband) to the said Sir John de Lyseus, and Isabella his wife, and James their son, reserving to herself ten Marks per annum, for the next ten years of her life, and fourteen Marks per annum, during the rest of it, for which, in case of non-payment, she might distrein in either Manor.
(fn. 6) William Cressy of Markham, (on whose Seal within the circumscription of his name, are three Crescents upon a Bend) and Thomas Cagy of Fledburgh, 38 E. 3. settled the Manor of Saxelby, and Advowson of Brodholme, on James, son of Sir John de Lyseus; and on Maud his wife, and the heirs of their bodies; for want of which, Isabell, mother of the said James, for her life; after which, on William, son of Richard Basset of Normanton, and the heirs males of his body; and for want of such, on Richard Basset, Nephew of the said William, and the heirs males of his; for want whereof, on the right heirs males of Sir John de Lyseux for ever.
(fn. 7) Thomas Trussebut, whose Seal of Arms circumscribed with his name, is, A Waterbouget, and on a Chief two Mullets, 10 R. 2. released all his right and claim in Saxelby, and the Advowson of Brodholms, which were his Uncles the said Sir Gilbert Bridesalls, to Sir John Marmion Lord of Tanfeild, and others.
This Manor and Advowson remained to the Bassets of Fledborugh.
(fn. 8) John Basset, Esquire, Henry Basset, Clinton Basset, and Edward Basset, (his brothers) and Elizabeth Basset, widow, 37 Eliz. levied a Fine of the Manor of Saxelby to Henry Ballard (of Southwell) Gent. to whom it was then sold. Thomas Ballard of Saxelby, 6 Car. 1. Mortgaged it to Thomas Atkinson of Newark, Gent. son of Gilbert, and is now in the possession of Robert Atkinson of Newark, Gent. his son.
(fn. 9) King Richard the second, 19 Febr. 12 R. 2. committed to Alionor, who had been wife of Giles d'Aubeny Chr. deceased, the custody of the Manor of South Ingleby, in Saxelby, and Brodholme in the Counties of Lincolne and Nottingham, till his heir should be of full age. The Jury. 1. H. 4. (fn. 10) found that Elianor, wife of Sir Giles d.Aubeny, held of the inheritance of Sir Gyles her husband's son, while she lived, the third part of the moiety of a certain Pasture called the South-dike by Brodholme, and the third of the Wood. It appears likewise, 19 H. 6. (fn. 11) that Elizabeth, who had been wife of Warin Walgrave, and formerly of John d'Aubeny (whose brother Sir Gyles was his heir) held a third part of the two parts of 13s. 4d. Rent of Assize of the Prioress and Convent of Brodholme, and the third part of two parts of fourscore Acres of Meadow, called Burton Ings, and the third part of two parts of fourscore Acres of Pasture, lying at South-dike, &c. and that Thomas Goldington was her next heir. Gyles d'Aubeney, mentioned in Cotum, about 24 H. 6. (fn. 12) left William d'Aubeney his son, and heir of this great Meadow, Pasture and Wood, as parcel of his Manor of South Ingleby, held of the Lord Roos of Bever. Alice, the widow of Sir Giles, about 33 H. 6. (fn. 13) left her interest here, and three daughters her heirs, Amice, Isabell, and Alianor.
(fn. 14) There was a Recovery, 30 H. 8. wherein Thomas Dymock, Esquire, and James Smyth, Gent. claimed against William Mounson, Esquire, forty Acres of Meadow, sixty of Pasture, thirty of Wood, and several Fishing in the Water called Newpyttys, in Brodeham, Saxelby, and Thorney, who called Henry Earl of Bridgewater.
(fn. 15) The site and House of the Priory of Brodholme, and all the Demesne Lands, &c. 30 June, 6 Eliz. were granted to John Conyers, and William Haber, Gent. and their heirs, lately in the Tenure of William Mounson, Esq. and of the yearly value of 10l. 10s. 4d.
Consists of three houses. It parishes to Thorney. The land here is inclosed, and is owned, chiefly, by—Pennyman, Esq.