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, 'Misne', Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796), pp. 331-333. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/thoroton-notts/vol3/pp331-333 [accessed 19 June 2024].

Robert Thoroton. "Misne", in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796) 331-333. British History Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/thoroton-notts/vol3/pp331-333.

Thoroton, Robert. "Misne", Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796). 331-333. British History Online. Web. 19 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/thoroton-notts/vol3/pp331-333.

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The king had in Misne, which seems to be of the Soc of Flintham, three bovats ad geldam. Tosti had it. There were six vill. with three car. soc in Circeton. (fn. 1) Here was of Roger de Buslies fee one bov. ad geldam, belonged to Ettone, but of the Tayn land in Misna, Cnut before the Conquest had a manor which paid to the geld for one bovat and an half. The land three bov. Ernuvin had there four vill with half a car two sochm. with one car. and a fishing 3s. pasture wood one qu. long, one broad. The value of this was 8s. Here was soc three bov. ad geldam, the soc of Chiricton. There six vill. had three car. This Kirketon is in Lincolneshire, and therefore it may reasonable be guessed this place was named Misen, because it is intermixed, or in the middle between the two counties.

The family of Maresey lords of Gamelston had some interest here, as in that place is noted.

(fn. 2) Pope Celestin committed a cause between A. Abbat and the covent of Welbek, and Mr. R. de Sempingham, and the canons of Marishey, concerning the churches of Bolton, and Marishey, of Misne, and Gamelston, and Helkisley, to W. abbat of Derley, and Mr. Simon de Apuleia, chancellour of the church of York, and Mr. G. canon of Southwell, before whom this composure was made at Blith on St. Nicholas day 1192, viz. the said abbat and covent renounced to the said Mr. R. and the canons of Marishey (or Mattersey) all the right which they claimed in the said isle and churches, except that of Helkesle, which was to remain intirely to Wellebec.

(fn. 3) It was found by the jury, 18 E. 1, that Thomas, son of Sabina de Mysne, and ten others had disseised Thomas de Eyvill of his common of pasture in about two thousand acres of wood, pasture, and more in Mysne. And upon that came the earl of Cornewalls bayliff and said, that the wood and soyle, in which the said Thomas claimed common, was the said earls, and of the ancient demesne of the crown, &c. and that all those upon whom the said Thomas brought the assize, were sokemen of Misne, which was a member of the manor of Kirketon in the county of Lincolne, and that the said sokemen could not be brought into other judgment without the said earl, who held the said manor of the king to him and the heirs of his body begotten, and that the said sokemen were of the county of Lincolne, and not of the county of Nottingham; and required judgment that it should not proceed, for that it touched the king, and the earl his lord: therefore the sheriff was commanded to destrein the jury of the said assize to be at Notingham the morrow after All Souls, to certifie the justices concerning certain articles, &c.

(fn. 4) Robert Attekirke of Finningley, 18 E. 1, retracted himself from his writ against Edmund earl of Cornewall, Constantia de Beierne, and Mr. John de Clarell, and others, for four hundred and fivescore and ten acres of marsh, and ten acres of meadow, with the appurtenancas in Mysene.

(fn. 5) The jury, 26 E. 1, said that Thomas de Maresay had six bovats in Misen, amongst many other parcels in other places, held of the honour of Lancaster.

(fn. 6) John Scot, chr. 5 Feb: 7 H. 4, had licence to grant the manor of Mysne, with the appurtenaces, to the prior and covent of Mathersey, and their successours, &c. who had the said manor, 7 H. 4, (fn. 7) accordingly.

(fn. 8) Queen Eliz. 2 Apr. 38 Eliz. granted to William Borne, and James Orenge, esquire, the grange of Myssen, with its right and appurtenances, of the value of 21l. per annum, in the occupation of Thomas Fowe, late belonging to the monastery of Mattersey in fee farm.

(fn. 9) King James, 2 Mar. 2 Jac. granted to sir John Ramsey, knight, and Thomas Emerson (amongst other things) the chantry of Myssen, paying 10l. 2s. per annum.— The same king, 29 Octob. 2 Jac. (fn. 10) granted to Lawrence Baskervile, and John Styler, the rectory of Myssen, sometime belonging to the late priory of Mattersey, of the yearly value of 7l. 18s. 4d.

The manor of Misne was — Legats, and since sir Matthew Palmers.

Mr. Nicolas Terwhyt hath now interest there.

(fn. 11) The vicarage of Mesyn was ten marks when the prior of Mathersay was patron:— 'Tis now 6l. 4s. 7d. value in the kings books, and his majesty patron.

[Throsby] Misne or Missin.

The land belonging to this place is sandy, and lies in the counties of Nottingham and Lincoln. It contains, with the levels, 6000 acres. Lord of the manor of the Nottinghamshire part, is Richard Acklom, esq. and Lessee, also, of the Lincolnshire part, to the prince of Wales. He is likewise impropriator and owns about a sixth part of the land.

The vicarage has the hay tythes. The enclosure has improved the living from 50 to about 200l. per annum. There are about 240 acres of land in the hay and small tythes, and 1900 acres of levels.

The church is dedicated to —. Patron, the king, Pri. Mattersey Propr. Incumbent, rev. John Ella, v. K. B. 61. 4s. 4½d. Val. per ann. in mans. & ter. gleb. 13s. 4d. in decim. lan. agn. &c.


  • 1. Lib. Dooms.
  • 2. Regist: de Welbek, p. 129.
  • 3. Pl. de Banc. Mich. 18 E. 1, ro. 68.
  • 4. Cor. Rege Mich. 18 E. 1, ro. 66.
  • 5. Esc. 26 E. 1, n. 42.
  • 6. Fin. 7 H. 4, m. 5.
  • 7. Par. 1, pat. 7 H. 4, m. 14.
  • 8. Par. 9, pat. 38 Eliz.
  • 9. Par. 10, pat. 2 Jac.
  • 10. Par. 17, pat. 2 Jac.
  • 11. Mss. J. M.