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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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In the time of William arch-bishop of York, who lived 18 Steph. William de Clarifagio, and Avicia his wife, who was daughter and heir of William de Tanaia, (fn. 1) gave to the church of St. Cuthbert of Radeford three bovats of land in Hermed eston, with the common of that town, for the souls of William de Tanaia, and Hugh de Luvetot, and for the redemption of their own souls, and of all their parents (friends) as well living as dead: witnesses were Robert de Lusoriis, Oto de Tilli, Robert Britt of Stiveley. (fn. 2) (fn. 3)


(fn. 4) King Henry the second commanded Hugh de Cressy that his canons of Radeford should hold well and in peace and rightly three bovats in Hermodeston, which Avicia, the daughter of William de Taney, and William de Clersay, gave, else the steward of Tikehill should see right done.

In the time of Roger arch bishop of York (which was in the reign of Henry the second) Roger de Creisi confirmed the gift of the said three bovats which Aviza his aunt made to that said church.

William de Cressi confirmed the gift of Avicia de Tanai, and the confirmation of Roger de Cressi his father concerning it.

Avicia, the daughter of William de Taineio, in the presence and by the consent of William de Clerofagio her husband, gave to the monks of Blyth, Holme, and all the lands belonging to it. (fn. 5)

These I suppose were descended from some younger son of the great Cressies, whereof I have seen mention of many, before and about the time of the marriage of the heirs general.

One branch had residence at Markham, as in that place may be observed. Another at the following Oulcotes, where there is this entry. (fn. 6)


These hamlets belonging to Hodsak (as it also is) are in the great parish of Blyth, viz. Costhorp, Flyxthorp, Hermeston, Woodhouse, Holme, &c. There is now only one fair old house, with a private chapel to it in Hodsak, to which there is a fair park, and and other goodly woods and demesnes. The rentale of Hodsok, 6 E. 3, (fn. 7) shows that then Raph de Normanvile held in Weston and Gedling one knights fee, William de Cressy at Melton half one, Roger de Cressy at Marcham another half one, and Simon Touk at Kelum one knights fee by foreign service, &c.

[Throsby] Hermeston and Styrap

Both in the parish of Blythe, but considered as belonging to Hodsoks.


  • 1. Regist. de Wirksop fol. 73. b. cap. 1.
  • 2. Regist. de Worksop, fol. 73 b, cap. 1.
  • 3. Ex Copia lib. visit. pen. Reason Mellish, Ar.
  • 4. Regist. de Works. fol. 73 cap. 2.
  • 5. Regist. de Blid. p. 102.
  • 6. Ib.
  • 7. Autog. ap. Clifton.