Merriell Bridge

Pages 362-363

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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Thomas Fitz-William gave to the church and monks of Blith the rent of 40s. sterling per annum, (fn. 1) viz. his moyety of the mill of Mirihil Bridge, with the whole suit, and all things belonging to him by reason of that mill, for 30s. and one half mark yearly, in which the arch-bishop of York was held bound to him for himself and his successours, for a tenement which he held of him in Plumtrefeld, and one mark of silver, which William, son of H. de Adwic, was held to him, for a tenement, which he held of him in Adwic, to be paid to the said monks by the hands of the said William, and his heirs every year at the purisication of the blessed Mary, &c. (fn. 2) Richard de Marcham obliged himself by oath to pay 20s. yearly to the monks of Blith for the moyety of the mill of Mirihild Bridge, which they granted to him and his heirs, who were to do homage and relief, and take their oaths to pay the said 20s. per annum, whether Thomas Fitz-Willism did warrant the suit to the mill or not, else the prior to re-enter into the possession of the whole mill.
(fn. 3) Murilde Brigg, 3 E. 3, was to be repaired, &c.

This bridge lies at the entrance of this small township in York rode way betwixt Tuxford and Scroby; the town is in the parish of Elkesley, and the chapel esteemed part of Tikhill as the rest. In the beginning of the reign of queen Elizabeth, this manor was the inheritance of William Swift.

(fn. 4) The owners of West Drayton in 1612, are set down thus, Robert Swift, knt. —Meverel, esquire, Robert Brett, Richard Whitlam, senior, Nicolas Whitmore, William Simpson, Richard Whitlam, junior.

[Throsby] Merriell Bridge,

A small place in the parish of Elkesley.


  • 1. Regist. de Blid. p. 98.
  • 2. Regist. de Blid. p. 84.
  • 3. Pl. Coron. & de Ragaman. 3 E. 3, ro. 5, in dorso. Circa finem magni bundelli.
  • 4. Lib. libere ten.