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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Legreton is certified to be a Berew of the Arch-bishop of Yorkes great Soc of Lanum, and no other mention can I find of it in Doomsday Book.
There was a Fine at Nott. the Saturday after the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul, 4 Joh. (fn. 1) between Gilbert de Everingham, Pet. and Robert de Everingham, Tenant of one Bovat of Land, with the Appurtenances in Leghirton, which Gilbert remised to the said Robert, and he for it gave the said Gilbert in Helpirthorp one Bovat, of which Land twelve Carucats made one Knights Fee. (fn. 2) This Manor continued to the Family of Everingham, as in Laxton may be discerned.
Robert, son of Alexander, 31 H. 3, called to warrant Adam de Everingham, concerning fourteen Acres of Land in North Leirton, which Simon, son of Alexander, claimed against him.
(fn. 3) Richard, son of Moysy, 10 E. 1, by his Atturney claimed against William de Knapton, and Matild. his wife, one Mess. and one Car. of Land in North Leyrton, to whom he afterwards remitted his whole right.
(fn. 4) By a Fine, 2 E 2, between Adam, son of Robert de Everingham, and Claricia his wife, Plaintiffs, and Thomas de Slaynton, Desorc. the Manor of Leverton, with the Appurtenances, was settled on the said Adam and Claricia, and the heirs of their bodies; remainder to the right heirs of Adam.
(fn. 5) Robert de Dyggeby, and Sibyll his wife, 2 E. 3, levied a fine at York of the manor of Leyrton to Adam de Everingham of Laxton. By another fine at York, 11 and 12 E. 3, (fn. 6) between Adam de Everingham, the elder, quer. and Nicolas de Scalton, parson of Laxton deforc. this manor was settled on the said Adam for life, and after his decease, the moyety, with the appurtenances towards the east, to Adam de Everingham, the younger, and the heirs males of his body; remainder to Robert his brother, and his; remainder to Edmund his brother, and his; remainder to Alexander his brother, and his; remainder to Nicolas his brother, and his; remainder to the right heirs of the said Adam de Everingham, the elder. The other moyety was likewise intailed much after the same manner.
(fn. 7) George, son of Adam de Everingham, made a deed of release 28 May 7 H. 4, to Robert de Waterton, son of William Elys, chr. and to the heirs of the said. Robert, son of William, and heir of William, son of Adam de Everingham, knight, concerning his whole right, &c. in the manor of North Leverton, and other lands; which manor Robert de Elys was to have for life, after the decease of Robert de Waterton, &c.
In a recovery, 9 H. 7, Robert Moresby claimed against John Babington, knight, the manor of North Leverton, with the appurtenances, seventy-five mess. one thousand acres of land, (fn. 8) six hundred of meadow, eight hundred of pasture, forty of wood, 8l. rent, and rent of fifty cocks and one hundren hens, with the appurtenances in North Leverton, Cotes, Habilsthorp, Bole, and Bekingham.
(fn. 9) William de Chadworth chr. in the time of Edward the first, gave the manor of North Leverton to Elen, the daughter of John de Bosevill, and the heirs of her body; which Elen, 3 E. 3, had a son and heir named Thomas Shadworth.
(fn. 10) The manor of North Leverton was heretofore William Willoughbyes; and after Katherins, the wife of John Eaton; and after Christopher Kendalls. After the death of Christopher Kendall, esquire, 25 Oct. 3 Eliz. who held the manor of North Leverton of the Arch-bishop of York of his manor of Scrowby, called the North Soke, by fealty, and 2s. per annum, Marmaduk Kendall his son and heir was found of the age of nineteen years and seven months. It was of late the inheritance of Peter Roos, and since of Thomas Broughton, esquire.
— Norton of Yorkeshire had lands there which came to the crown by his attainder in the northern rebellion, and were granted to Appleby and Shepston in fee 22 Eliz.
(fn. 11) The freeholders of North Leverton Town 1612, were many, viz: the heirs of Edward Nightingale, John Cotton, William More, Alvered Gelland, Roger Fretwell, Henry Parnham of East Retford, Nicolas Colton, John Spencer, William Butler, Peter Sawe, John Hopkinson, Thomas Bunby, James Husband, Edward Burden, John Draper, &c.
(fn. 12) The church is appropriated to, and makes a prebend in the collegiate church of Southwell, as is there noted. The vicarage of North Leverton was ten marks, but is now 5l: value in the Kings books, and the prebendary continueth patron,
[Throsby] North Leverton.
This is a divided property lordship. Mr. Mason, a principal owner, has the great tythes. Mr. Foljambe is lord of the manor. I cannot withhold, from the public, the communication below, respecting the lordships of this and Hablethorp, which I give in the respectable Communicators own words. His death we have to lament. (fn. 13)
This village is large; but I found the road leading thereto uncomfortable.
The church has a nave and side aisles, with a tower and three bells. William Coltman, gent. rests here, who died in 1719. His estate is now enjoyed by Mr. Mason.
Patron, archbishop of York. Incumbent, Rev. Mr. Wood. K. B. 5l. yearly tenths 10s. Val. in decim. garb. & fœn. 9l. &c.