North Carleton, or Carleton upon Trent

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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Robert Thoroton, 'North Carleton, or Carleton upon Trent', Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796), pp. 167-169. British History Online [accessed 15 June 2024].

Robert Thoroton. "North Carleton, or Carleton upon Trent", in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796) 167-169. British History Online, accessed June 15, 2024,

Thoroton, Robert. "North Carleton, or Carleton upon Trent", Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796). 167-169. British History Online. Web. 15 June 2024,

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This Carleton (of which name (as well as Willughby) there are so many in this county, that they are difficultly distinguished) in the book of doomsday, I find to be of very many parcels, some belonging to Norwell, some to Willughby, some to Besthorp, some to Sutton upon Trent, some to Crumbwell, and some to Laxton, and that the principal, which was rated to the Dane-geld at one car. (fn. 1) The land one car. There four sochm. had two car. twenty acres of meadow, pasture wood. four qu. long, and four broad. This was the fee of Goisfrid de Alselin.

In Carlentune, of the land of the Tayns, before the conquest, Ulchel had for his manor three bov. for the geld. The land six bovats. Aldene (progenitor of the family of Crumwell) held it of the king (William the Conquerour.) There were two bord. having three oxen plowing (or draught oxen) and ten acres of meadow, pasture wood two qu. long, and half a qu. broad. In elder time 10s. when the Conquerour made the survey 5s. 4d. value.

(fn. 2) Robert de Everingham was certified to hold a knights fee of W. arch-bishop of York, in North Carleton of the old feossment. (fn. 3) The prior of the Temple held one bovat of land in North Carleton, in frank almaign, of the fee of Robert de Everingham of the old feossment

Guychard de Charun (lord of Sutton) by his atturney, 53 H. 3. (fn. 4) offered himself against Mr. John Clarel, (prebend of Norwell) in a plea, by what right the said John exacted common in the land of the said Gwichard, in Kerleton, seeing that he had none in his, neither did the said John do any service whereby he ought to have common.

Thomas de Lanum about 30 E. 1. (fn. 5) left his son Roger, then above sixty years old, his heir of what he held there of Guichard de Charun, viz. one toft, twenty-seven acres of land, six of meadow, and 7s. rent.

(fn. 6) John de Crumbwell 2 E. 3. had mercat and fair in North Carleton.

(fn. 7) Richard de Willughby in 27 E. 3. had priviledge of free-warren in Beeston, Sutton Passeis, Kelum, and North Carleton, though it might be suspected by a recovery which Richard Bingham, and Margaret his wife suffered 31 H. 6. (fn. 8) (amongst many others, concerning lands belonging to the family of Willughby) that in North Carletrn there was only one mess. ten acres of land, two acres and one rood of meadow, with the appurtenances; but it seems these were not all, but some particular parcel wherein Margaret had interest, for by a fine 26 E. 3. (fn. 9) William, son of John de Blyton, of Ledenham, and Joane his wife passed to Edmund de Willughby, and his heirs, one mess. and the moyety of a mess. and 80 acres of land, 24 of meadow, 6s. 6d. rent, and the passage over Trent, with the appurtenances in Carleton, by Crumwell, which moyety and parcels (or the other moyety in the same words) by another fine before that, viz. 25 E. 3. (fn. 10) sir John Burdon, of Mapilbek, chr. and Elizabeth his wife, conveyed to John de Askam, clark, and John de Anlep, clark, and his heirs.

(fn. 11) Queen Elizabeth 28 Eliz. granted amongst other things to Thomas Jones, and Edward Batherick, and their heirs, one mess. and eighty acres of land, twenty of meadow, thirty of pasture, with the appurtenances in Carleton upon Trent, and Sutton, late in the tenure of John Sturtevant, given to sing mass in the church of Southwell.

The several parts of this township most commonly followed, as I suppose, the several towns to which they belonged, as Willugbby, Crumwell, &c.

Peniston Whalley, esquire, (named in Willughby) sold most of his share here to William Summers, whose widow married (as I remember) to John Douglasse of Newark.

(fn. 12) George Fox, and William Sturtivant, and Charles Yarborough, were also ownhere, 1612.

[Throsby] North Carleton.

This lordship is divided property; the principal proprietor is Joseph Pocklington, esq; enclosed about 30 years since.

In the village is a large and commodious inn. Mr. Pocklington has lately sold a good mansion which he built here, in the early part of his life, to William Earle Welby, junr. esq.

Here is a small chapel, with a tower, served by the vicar of Norwell, to which place this is an appendage.


  • 1. Lib. Dooms.
  • 2. Test. de Nev.
  • 3. Lib. seod. in Scacc.
  • 4. Pl. Jur. & Assis. de divers. com. apud Derby. coram G. Preston & soc. suis, 53 H. 3. rot. 18.
  • 5. Esc. 30 E. 1. n. 11.
  • 6. Ch. 2 E. 3. n. 63.
  • 7. Ch. 27 E. 3. n: 8:
  • 8. Trin. 31 H. 6. rot: 445:
  • 9. Fin: lev: Mich: 26 E: 3.
  • 10. Fin: lev: Trin: 25 E: 3:
  • 11. Pat: 28 Eliz. par: 14.
  • 12. Lib. libere ten.