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, 'Osberton', Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796), pp. 401-402. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/thoroton-notts/vol3/pp401-402 [accessed 19 June 2024].

Robert Thoroton. "Osberton", in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796) 401-402. British History Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/thoroton-notts/vol3/pp401-402.

Thoroton, Robert. "Osberton", Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796). 401-402. British History Online. Web. 19 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/thoroton-notts/vol3/pp401-402.


In Osberneston of the land of the Taynes before the conquest were two manors, which Eluuine and Vlviet had, and paid the geld as one car. (fn. 1) The land being sufficient for four plows (or four car.) Afterwards Swan and Vlviet held of the king (Will. the first) and had there five sochm. having four plows or car. and a church and twenty acres of Meadow, pasture wood six qu. long, three broad. In the confessours time the value was 60s. in the conquerours 10s.

(fn. 2) Mauvesinus de Hercy held the whole town of Osberton of the countess of Augi, by the service that he should be her Despencer, and the heirs of Alsreton had the land and defended it by such service.

(fn. 3) Robert, son of Ranulph, by the consent of William his heirs, gave to God and the church of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert at Radeford the church of Osberton. The said William confirmed his fathers gift, and so did Robert, son of William, the gift of the said Robert his grandfather. Walter arch-bishop of York appropriated it.— Thomas de Chawrth (fn. 4) confirmed the gifts and confirmations which his ancestors had made, viz. the gift of Robert Fitz-Ranulph of the church, with all the appurtenances, and the confirmation of William his son, and of Robert, son of the said William, together with the land which the said Robert, son of the said William de Alfreton, grandfather of him the said Thomas de Chawrth, quit-claimed, lying between Appelhayheved, and the wood of Osberton, which land was formerly in contention between the said Robert, son of the said William de Alferton, and Robert de Pyckburn, sometimes prior of Wyrkesop; and there was also a fine levied of this advowson, 47 H. 3, between Thomas de Chawrth, and John prior of Wyrksop.

Thomas de Chewrth lord of Osberton gave and granted to the said prior and covent, that way in Osberton which lay between the church-yard of the same town on the west, and the manor of the prior and covent of Wyrksop on the east, and stretched itself in length from the south corner of the said church-yard to the north corner.

(fn. 5) Roger de Osberton in the time of Henry the third held a knights fee of the honour of Tikhill.

(fn. 6) Thomas de Chaworth, 3 H: 3, claimed free-warren in his demesne lands at Marneham, Edwalton, and Osberton.

(fn. 7) Thomas Dynham, gent. 31 H. 8, claimed against John Fitz-William, widow, the third part of the manors of Marneham and Osberton, with the appurtenances, &c. and the third part of the manors of Alsreton and Norton in Darbyshire, all which continued long to the family of Chaworth, of which that Joan was part of an heir, as in the descent may be observed.

(fn. 8) King Henry the eighth, 3 July, 32 H: 8, granted the grange called Osberton Grange, lying in Osberton in the parish of Worksop (which was not so anciently as what is here noted shows) to Robert Dighton, esquire, and his heirs amongst other things, together with Graveslane in Oxton, Hardwick Grange, and Hardwick Wood, late belonging to the priory of Wirksop, paying for the lands in Oxton 2s. for Osberton Grange 7s and for the land in Hardewick 9s. 5d.

(fn. 9) Matildis de Luvetot confirmed to the monastery the whole village of Herthwik, given by her ancestors before.

(fn. 10) Robert Dighton, 12 August, 32 H. 8, had licence to alienate Hardwick Grange and Wood, with all houses, buildings, and hereditaments in Osberton, Hardwick, and Worksop, belonging to it, to Richard Whalley and his heirs. And all mess. lands and tenements in Oxton, and Osberton Grange, and the houses, &c. in Osberton, Hardwich, and Worksop, to William Bolles, and his heirs.

It was lately William Leekes, son and heir of Herbert Leek, late of Halam, which William had it by his wife, who was of the family of Bolles of Osberton, by whom he hath left a son or two to preserve the inheritance.


  • 1. Lib. Dooms.
  • 2. In libr. Feodor. Test. de Nev.
  • 3. Regist. de Wirksop, fol. 35.
  • 4. Ib. cap. 4, & fol. 36.
  • 5. Test. de Nev.
  • 6. Quo War. 3 E. 3.
  • 7. Mich. 31 H. 8, rot. 423, & ro. 429.
  • 8. Par. 2, pat. 32 H: 8.
  • 9. Mon. Angl. vol. 2, p. 51.
  • 10. Par, 7, pat. 32 H: 8.