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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This was an hamlet belonging to Workesop. John de Gayteford, 6 E. 3, (fn. 1) held the fourth part of a knights fee in Gatyteford nigh Wirksop of Thomas de Furnivall.
Thomas de Gayteford, 40 E. 3, (fn. 2) held the manor of Gayteford of Thomas de Furnivall (the last, then dead) by the service of the fourth part of one knights fee.
There was a fine levied the day after All Souls day, 16 H. 7, (fn. 3) between Edward Gryfacre, clark, and Richard Bristowe, Quer. and Thomas Knight, espuire, and Elizabeth his wife, and John Towneley, knight, and Isabella his wife, deforc. of the manors of Gaitford and Harwell, with the appurtenances, and one hundred mess. twenty tofts, one thousand five hundred acres of land, one hundred of meadow, five hun dred of pasture, two hundred of wood, twenty of more, ten of turbary, and 40s. rent, with the appurtenances in Gaitford, Harwell, Worsop, Shiriokes, East Retford, West Retford, Grynley, Hayton, Wellome, Wellome Morehous, Bole, Babworth, Ordesall, Stirton, Eton, Milneton, Little Murkham, Blyth, Ravenskill, Torworth, Madersey, and Everton, whereby the premises were settled on the said Thomas and Elizabeth, and the heirs male of their bodies; remainder to the heirs of the body of Elizabeth; remainder to the said Isabell, the wife of the said John Towneley, and the heirs of her body; remainder to John Gaitford, son of Richard Gaitford, and the heirs of his body; remainder to Agnes, sister of the said John (Gaitford, and) wife of James Whitaker, and the heirs of her body; remainder to Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Comberton, sister of the said John Gaitford, father of the said Elizabeth, wife of the said Thomas Knight, and the heirs of her body; remainder to the right heirs of the said John Gaitford, father of the said Elizabeth, wife of the said Thomas Knyght, for ever.
(fn. 4) George Laslellys, esquire, 37 H. 8, claimed against Richard Townely, esquire, the manors of Gatford, Everton, and Harwell, with the appurtenances, and one hundred and twenty mess. forty tosts, one dovecote, 120, gardens, one hundred and twenty orchards, two thousand acres of land, two hundred of medow, one thousand of pasture, two hundred and fifty of wood, one hundred of more, forty of turbary, and 40s. rent, with the appurtenances in Gatford, Everton, Harwell, Worsop, Shyreokes, East Retford, West Retford, Grynley, Heyton, Wellome, Moregate, Bole, Babworth, Ordesall, Styrton, Eton, Milneton, Little Markham, Blyth, Ravenshill, Torworth, Maddersey, and Kylton, and three mess. two hundred acres of land, &c. in Aneston and Woodesettys in Darbyshire.
(fn. 5) Richard Jesopy, and William Mason, 14 Eliz. claimed against James Taylor, and others, twelve mess. ten tosts, &c. in Worksop and Gateford, who called Brian Lassells, esquire. His son sir George Lassells of Gateford and Styrton had a daughter and heir named Elizabeth, who was married to sir Francis Rodes of Barleburgh in Derbyshire, who had a son named sir Francis Rodes, who had to wife Ann. daughter of sir Gervas Clifton, and by her had sir Francis Rodes, baronet, high sheriff of this county 1671, whose grandmother (the said sir Geo. Lassells his daughter) took to her second husband (though she had very many children by her first) one Mr.—Lockart a Scottish man and encombred the estate with suits in his minority.