Sutton 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, 'Sutton upon Trent', in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796) pp. 175-179. British History Online [accessed 27 May 2024].

Robert Thoroton. "Sutton upon Trent", in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796) 175-179. British History Online, accessed May 27, 2024,

Thoroton, Robert. "Sutton upon Trent", Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796). 175-179. British History Online. Web. 27 May 2024,

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In Sudton of Roger de Buslies fee there was soc to Gresthorpe one bov. ad geld. but the sok was waste. There was six acres of meadow, and some was soc to Scacheby one bov. ad geld. the land half a car. There one sochm. had one car.

(fn. 1) Before the conquest William, son of Scelward, had a manor in Sudton, which was chargeable to the publick taxation of that time for two car. and six bovats.— The land was five car. This afterwards was given to earl Alan of Richmond, whose man or tenant there called Herveius had two car. or plows, thirteen sochm. on the moyety of this land, and seventeen villains, three bordars, having eight plows (or carucats) There was a priest and a church, and three fishings, and one hundred acres of meadow, pasture wood one leu. long, half a leu. broad. This kept the ancient value 4l. The polierity of this Hervey took their sirname from this place, as it is very probable, because the next owner, I have had any notice of, was of that name. Hervey de Sutton, and Robert his man, 22 H. 2. (fn. 2) gave account of five marks of the amercements of the forest.

(fn. 3) Hervey de Sutton, and his heir Robert, gave to the canons of Radeford (near Wirksop) the church of Sutton, and the right of patronage thereof, and whatsoever other right they had therein. And there was a fine levied at Nottingham, 20 H. 3. between Walter prior of Wirksop, and Richard de Sutton of the said advowson, whereby it was declared to be the right of the said prior, as that which he had of the gift of Hervey de Sutton, father of the said Richard, whole heir he then was, (fn. 4) his elder brother, Robert, being dead beyond the sea before his father without issue.

This church king Edward the first, in the thirty-second year of his reign, being at Strivelin, 25 Ap. licensed to be appropriate to the monastery of Wirkesop. The writ of Ad quod Danmum was returned the year before, 31 E. 1. (fn. 5)

(fn. 6) Richard de Sutton who held a knights see in Sutton, Carleton, and Meringe, had five daughters and heirs; (fn. 7) first, Agnes married to Gilbert de Muscam, by whom she had Adam de Muscamp, and John, (1 suppose called also of Sutton;) secondly, Margery married to Stephen de Coverham, by whom she had Stephen; thirdly, Alice without issue a benefactress to Newstede, to which place she gave one bovat in Sutton upon Trent, which the earl of Richmond confirmed; she made Margery de Coverham her sister, her heir, of whom Thomas de Sutton their uncle, the parson (who was a great benefactor also to Newstede) acquired their parts, as also of Agnes, whose purparts were conveyed to Henry de Gloucestre parson of Sutton, from whom they descended, to John de Gloucester his brothers son his heir, which John enfeoffed Hugh de Normanton, who re-infeoffed him, and Joane his wife, who had the moyety of the manor of Sutton upon Trent, and 3 E. 3. (fn. 8) claimed the priviledges accordingly.

(fn. 9) The jury, 18 E. 1. in the assize found that John de Sutton not compelled by force or fear, but of his own will, made the writings to Henry de Gloucester parson of Sutton, concerning one mess. and thirty acres of land, and two of pasture in Sutton, in which deeds (or chartels) he sold his manor there.

Fourthly, Mary, another of the daughters and heirs of sir Richard de Sutton was married to Guichard de Charion, who, 4 E. 1. (fn. 10) with Adam de Sutton, (whom I suppose the son of Agnes, and Gilbert de Muscamp before named) claimed several royalties in Sutton. He had free-warren granted here 18 E. 1., (fn. 11) By his wife the said Mary, he had a son named Stephen, who enfeoffed his said father in this land, which he settled on Guichard de Charun, his son, by a second wife, to whom, and to Alice his wife, his brother the said Stephen de Charrun, by fine, 3E. 1. (fn. 12) passed this manor of Sutton upon Trent, which the said Gwischard the younger, and Alice his wife, by another fine, 3 E. 2. (fn. 13) settled on Bertram de Mounboucher, and Joane his wife, (their daughter,) and the heirs which the said Bertram should beget on the body of the said Joane, reserving 20l. per annum, during the life of the said Gwischard; and after his death a rose at Midsummer to his heirs, Bertram and Joane, 3 E. 3. claimed a market here every Munday, and a yearly fair for two days, viz. the eve and feast day of St. James the apostle, and free-warren which king Edward the second granted, 7 Aug. 2 E. 2. (fn. 14) at Northampton to Guichard de Charrun, father of the said Joane, whose heir she was. (fn. 15)


(fn. 16) There was another daughter of the said sir Richard de Sutton, fifthly, (Elizabeth) who was married to a certain Smith, by whom she had William de Caunton, and John de Caunton, and John de Caunton was heir of her purpart, and enfeoffed divers tenants; William Bevercotes had the state of the said John de Calneton, 3 E. 3. (fn. 17) and at the same time he with John de Gloucester, John de Bolyngbrok, Peter Foune, and Robert de Lanum pray'd that they might be admitted to fine, and use the priviledges in common, which could not be parcelled, and were admitted accordingly.

It seems that Bertram de Mounboucher, son of this Bertram and Joane, married Isabell, the daughter of sir Richard Willoughby of Woollaton to his first wife; and afterwards Christian, the sister of sir John de Woderington, and died leaving his son Bertram, who was by his first wife, his heir, 12 R. 2. (fn. 18) and also a daughter called Isa bell, first married to Henry Heton, chr. and afterwards to Robert de Herbotell, esqr. by whom the had Robert Herbotell, who died 22 H. 6. and was father of Bertram Herbotell, who, 2 E. 4. (fn. 19) left his son Robert nine years old, heir of this manor by descent from the said Isabell his great grandmother, who, 5 H. 6. (fn. 20) died seised of two parts of this manor called South Hall, together with the reversion of the third part, which fell to her after the deaths of three Bertram Mounbouchers, viz. her brother, who died 1 H. 4. (fn. 21) his son her nephew, 2 H. 5. (fn. 22) and the last Bertram, son and heir of her said nephew, who died without issue, 4 H. 6.

(fn. 23) George Harbotell, 20 H. 8. left his two sisters heirs of the manor of Dalton Travers in Northumberland, and of this also, viz. Alianor, who was married to Thomas Percy, and Mary late the wife of Edward Fitton.

(fn. 24) There was a recovery, 30 H. 8. wherein Raph Byrkheved, and Christopher Harbotell claimed against Alianor Percy, widow, the moyety of the manor of Sutton, &c. and another 3 and 4 Ph. and Mar. (fn. 25) wherein Robert Thomson, and Richard Kynge, claimed against John Smyth the manor of Sutton upon Trent, &c. and 6l. rent, with the appurtenances in Sutton upon Trent, Strarnethorpe, and Wested, who called Edward Fytton, knight.

John Meringe of Sutton married Dorothy, the daughter and co heir of John Smith, and by her had William Meringe of Sutton, father of John, father of William, fourteen years old 1674, she was after married to Nath. Lodge.

Gloucesters manor continued in that name and family long; Henry Gloucester, 20 H. 7. (fn. 26) suffered a recovery to Edward Stanhope, knight, of the manors of Sutton upon Trent, and Carcolston, with the appurtenances, and fourteen mess. two hundred acres of land, fourty of meadow, one hundred of pasture, and 26s. 8d. rent in Sutton Carcolslon. These were shortly after sir William Merings, as in Carcolston is said.

This was Mr. Richard Hackers of Flintham, his son John sold it not long since to Hugh Shepherd, who hath built a pretty little house and lives there.

(fn. 27) The jury, 2 E. 1. found that Robert de Sutton held a manor in Sutton of Wiscard de Charron and his heirs; he held likewise Warsop and Eykering, &c. he was son of William Sutton, son of Roland, whom I suppose to be a younger son of Harvey de Sutton before named, and marrying the sister of Robert de Lexington, advanced his posterity thereby, as in Warsop, and other places of this book may be noted: This Robert de Sutton left his son and heir, Richard de Sutton, then, viz. 2 E. 1. eight years old; who afterwards had a son called John, who married one of the co-heirs of John de Somery lord Dudley, and his posterity becoming lords Dudley, this manor and Warsop (as in that place will appear) shortly came to be the inheritance of the lords Ros of Hamlak.

(fn. 28) The jury, 26 E. 3. found that William lord Roos of Hamelak, when he died held Orston, and the manor of Warsop joyntly, with Margaret his wife, and the manor of Sutton upon Trent, of Philip queen of England, as of the honour of Richmond, and that Thomas de Roos was his brother and heir. Thomas de Roos of Hamelak, chr. 7 R. 2. (fn. 29) held it when he died joyntly, with Beatrice his wife, as he did Screve ton, parcel of Orston, and also Warsop. John de Roos, knight, was then found their son and heir, who about 17 R. 2. (fn. 30) left it to his brother William, and so it descended, (as in Orston may be seen) to Roger earl of Rutland, who sold it to Fulc Cartwright, esquire, lord also of Ossington, where William Cartwright, esquire, his son resides, who hath an house here also.

(fn. 31) The owners of this Sutton, 1612, are said to be Gilbert, earl of Shrowsbury, who I suppose, had the rectory, and what belonged to Wirksop, which his grace the duke of Newcastle sold to— Clark, Fulc Cartwright, esquire, Mrs. Lodge, Thomas Lee, gent. Edward Sudbury, senior, Thomas Truswell, senior, William Truswell, Thomas Childers, Barth. Cade, &c.

(fn. 32) The vicarage of Sutton was ten marks when the prior of Wirksop was patron: 'tis now in the kings books 5l. 6s. 8d. value, and the duke of Newcastle patron.

[Throsby] Sutton upon Trent

Lordship is open field land, divided property. Dr. Hall, and Mr. Neil have considerable portions each, here. The land is productive, and in general, good, particularly the pasture ground.

The village is very large, but the dwellings lie scattered in every direction: some of them are respectable.

The church is dedicated to All Saints, has a slender spire upon a decent tower, four bells. It consists of a nave and side aisles. An old tomb stands under an old arch in the chancel, with no inscription. I should suppose it had none in Thoroton's time, as he has not even noticed it.

Patron in 1783, sir Edward Hulse, bart. Incumbent, Gervas Raynes. K. B. 5l. 6s 8d. Clear yearly value in Bacon, 29l. 19s. 8d. Archiepisc pro Syn. 5s. Archidiac. pro prox. 7s. 6d. Val. per ann. in mans. 4s. in dec. alb. lan. agn. lin. can. &c. the king presented in 1715. Edward Hulse 1731. Propr. prior of Wirksop.


  • 1. Lib: Dooms.
  • 2. Pip. 22 H. 2.
  • 3. Ex Regist. de Wirks. fol. 101, b. Cap. de Sutton 1, Ib. fol. 102.
  • 4. Regist. de Novo loco 225.
  • 5. Esc. 31 E. 1. n. 102.
  • 6. Test: de Nev.
  • 7. Regist. de Novo loco p. 8. & 225.
  • 8. Quo. War. 3 E. 3. ro. 13.
  • 9. Pl. de Banc. Mich. 18 E. 1. ro. 67:
  • 10. Inq: tang: Reg: 4 E. 1: Wapent. Thurg. & Lye.
  • 11. Ch: 18 E. t. m. 7.
  • 12. Fin: lev: Trin: 3 E: 1.
  • 13. Fin. lev. Trin. 3 E: 2.
  • 14. Ch. 2 E. 2. n. 51:
  • 15. Ex Coll. J, B. Ar.
  • 16. Regist. de Novo loco p. 8. & 225.
  • 17. Quo War.
  • 18. Esc. 12 R, 2. n. 36:
  • 19. Esc. 2 E. 4. n. 11.
  • 20. Esc. 5 H. 6. n. 40.
  • 21. Esc. 1 H. 4. n. 30.
  • 22. Esc. 2 H. 5: n. 3.
  • 23. Fin. 20 H. 8. ro. 16.
  • 24. Mich. 30 H. 8. ro. 521.
  • 25. Pasc. 3 & 4 Ph. & Mar. rot. 403.
  • 26. Pasch. 20 H: 7. ro. 114.
  • 27. Esc. 2 E. 1. n. 17.
  • 28. Esc. 26 E. 3. n. 53.
  • 29. Esc. 7 R. 2. n. 68,
  • 30. Esc. 17 R: 2: n: 49.
  • 31. Lib: lib: ten: pen: meips: R: T:
  • 32. Mss: J. M.