||Membranes 7–10d have been wrongly
made up. The order in which they are
printed is as follows:—m. 7; m. 9;
m. 9, col. 2; m. 9d; m. 9d, col. 2; m. 10;
m. 8; m. 8, col. 2; m. 8d; m. 7, col. 2;
m. 7d; m. 7d, col. 2; m. 10, col. 2;
m. 10d; m. 10d, col. 2. Membrane 8d
bears the endorsement.
||The Houe is still well known in
||Yarm. Domesday Jarun, i.e. at the
weirs. Cf. Kepyer.
||My reason for believing that m.7,
col. I (which finishes in the middle of a
list of Yarm taxpayers) should be followed by m. 9, rather than by m. 8,
col. 1, is that some of the names in the
former are peculiar to Yarm. Persons
bearing the names of Aslakeby and
Estir or Estria occur in the Guisbrough
Chartulary (ii. 42, 431) in connection
with Yarm. Etwater was also a Yarm
name. In the Helagh Park Chartulary
(Cott. M SS. Vesp. A. iv., fo. 119d)
Henricus dictus Etwatyr had a grant
from the Priory of a messuage, which
Thomas vetus Playlun of Yarum held of
Helagh, "in venella que vocatur le
Crossewend de Yarum." Wyrkesale and
Aslakeby, now Worsall and Aislaby,
are places in the immediate vicinity of
||In 1305 John de Aslagby and
Petronilla, his wife, granted to John,
Prior of the Order of the Preaching
Friars of Yarm, five acres of land in
that town (Pedes Fin. Ebor. 32–35
Edward I., No. 4).
||Tanton, on the river Tame, Stokesley par. February 10th, 1311–2. York.
Grant to John de Meynil (Menyl in
marg.) of freewarren in all his demesne
lands of Castellevyngton, Tamton,
Neuby and Kildale (Charter Roll.
5 Edward II., No. 22).
||Egton, near Whitby, and Lease
Rigg, Westonby, and Cucket Nook
(Domesday Cucvalt) in the parish of
||In 1298 Thomas de Stodleye recovered against William de Mauley of
York, and Joan his wife, 13s 2d rent in
York (Pedes Fin. Ebor., 13–26 Edw. I.,
No. 169); and in 1301 Robert de Walton
of York recovered against William, son
of Ralph de Maulay, and Joan his wife,
36s 1d rent in the same place (Ibid.
27–29 Edw. I., No. 202).
||The alien Priory of Grosmont.
||His Inq. p.m. was taken at Doncaster on Thursday before the Feast of
the Exaltation of the Cross, 3 Edw. II.
(September 11th, 1309). His son and
heir, Peter, aged 28, was seised in special
tail with Alianora, his wife, of forty
bovates of land in Great Sandale, and
two water-mills and one wind-mill in
Doncaster, worth 40li a year. Robert
de Mauley held for life of the gift of
Peter de Mauley senior, Balleby, Hexthorpe, and Rosyngton, worth 4li a year
(Inq. p.m., 3 Edw. II., No. 34).
||Battersby, Ingleby Greenhow par.
||East Rounton, a chapelry in the
parish of Hutton Rudby.
||His Inq. p. m. was taken at Guisbrough on the Monday after St. Hillary's
Day, 20 Edw. II. (Jan. 19th, 1326–7),
when it was found he died seised in
special tail jointly with Agnes, his wife,
who survived, of the manor of Stokesley, held of John Claveryng by knight
service, worth ten marcs a year. He
also held a vaccary in Burskogh' in
Baldersdale of Henry FitzHugh, by a
service of 6s and fealty. Formerly
worth 30s per annum, but then nothing
beyond the rent "propter destruccionem
Scotorum." John, his son and heir,
aged 22 years. According to the Inquisition taken at Newcastle in the same
year, John, the son, was aged 24 on
St. Luke's Day then last past, that is,
Oct. 18th, 1326 (Inq. p.m. 20 Edw. II.,
||Skinningrove, near Loftus.
||In 1324 it was found by inquisition
that the king would suffer no damage
by giving William le Latymer licence
to settle the manor of Thornton in
Pykeringlithe, and four acres in Syvelington (Sinnington), on his son William
in tail, with remainders to his younger
son Thomas, to Thomas le Latymer of
Warndon, and to Warin his son. The
manor was held in chief as of the honor
of Albemarle by knight service, and the
land in Syvelington of the heirs of the
Earl Marshall. Latymer possessed, in
addition to his proposed gift, the manors
of Skampston and Danby in Yorkshire,
and that of Corby in Northants (Inq.
p.m. 18 Edw. II. No. 76). At his death
in 1327 his son and heir, William, was
aged 26 (Ibid. 1 Edw. III. No. 56).
||Tunstall, Great Ayton par.
||Pinchinthorpe, Guisbrough par.
||Hutton is now joined with Lowcross,
which appears as a separate township
further on. Feb. 18th, 1307–8. Eltham.
Grant to Thomas de Houton of freewarren in all his demesne lands of
Houton (Charter Roll 1 Edw. II. No. 18).
||Picton, Kirk Levington par.
||Ugthorpe and Hutton Mulgrave, formerly part of Lythe par.
||Stainsby, Stainton-in-Cleveland par.
||Ellerby, Lythe par.
||Great and Little Broughton, Kirkbyin-Cleveland par.
||William de Moubray demised five
acres here to Hexham in 1197, and his
grandson, William, son of William de
Moubray, in 1274 agreed to indemnify
the Prior against certain services due
from his house to the king for lands
here (Col. Top. et. Gen. v. 43, 44).
||He no doubt derived his name from
Wullehous, which occurs amongst the
possessions of Guisbrough, at the end
of the Langbaurgh section.
||Goldsborough, Barnby and Newton
Mulgrave, par. Lythe.
||Robert de Acclum had a grant of
freewarren in Newton in Whitby Strand
by a Charter, dated 48 Henry III.
(Placita de Quo Warranto, 7, 8, 9 Edw. I.
||Now Cargo Fleet.
||A grange of Guisbrough Priory.
||The Capons were long resident at
Upleatham. A house there is still
called "Capton Hall." The saltcote
known as Capon Hill, in East Coathan
marsh, no doubt derived its name from
their ownership of it.—T. M. F.
||Hemlington, par. Stainton.
||Stokesley par. Jan. 23rd, 1306–7.
Lanrecost. Grant to John de Euere of
freewarren in all his demesne lands of
Eseby (Charter Roll, 35 Edward I.,
||A chapelry in the parish of Hutton
Rudby. In 1303 the manor of Middelton super Levene in Clifland was settled
on John de Menill of Middelton for
life, with remainder to Nicholas, son of
Nicholas de Menill, in fee (Pedes Fin.
Ebor. 30, 31 Edw. I., No. 82).
||East or Low Worsall, Kirk Levington par.
||Waupley, Loftus par.
||Walter de Faucomberge, who married
Agnes, one of the sisters and co-heirs of
Peter de Brus iii., died in the night
between Nov. 1st and 2nd, 1304, and
was buried at Nunkeeling in Holderness,
a nunnery founded by his ancestors
(Walter de Hemingburgh, ii. 240). His
Inq. p.m. is dated Friday, the feast of
St. Edmund the King and Martyr, 33
Edward I. (November 20th, 1304), when
Walter, his son and heir, was forty years
old and upwards (Cal. Gen. ii. 664).
This Walter the younger married a
certain Alice, on whom jointly with
himself the manor of Rise in Holderness
was settled, the capital messuage there
being worth' 30s. a year. He died
1318–19, when his son and heir, John,
was aged 26 (Inq. p.m. 12 Edw. II.
No. 51). The mutilated effigies of
Walter and Agnes de Fauconberg
remain on the north side of the altar
of Nunkeeling; parish church (which
was rebuilt about 1810). The conventual church was under the same roof
as the old parish church, and to the east
of it.—T. M. F.
||Stanghow, Little Moorsholme, Gerrick, Kate Ridding, and Halligill Cote,
are all in the parish of Skelton ; as is
Great Moorsholme, which follows. A
change similar to that which transformed
Hallikeld into Halligill is found in
Fowgill, in the parish of Ingleby Arncliff, formerly Fulekelde.
||The history of Westerdale, briefly
summarized from original deeds in the
Muniment Room at Kirkleatham Hall,
is as follows:—The king, 25th June,
5 John (1203), confirmed to the Templars "the reasonable gift" of Guy de
Bovincourt of all the town that is called
Westerdale. Westerdale afterwards
passed to the Hospitallers, and was part
of the possessions of the Preceptory of
the Holy Trinity at Beverley. It passed
at the Dissolution to the Crown.
Henry VIII. (7th July, 37th year of his
reign, 1545) granted "totum illud
manerium nostrum de Westerdale in
Com. nostro Ebor. cum suis juribus membris et pert. univesis nuper prioratui
sive hospitali S. Johannis Jerl'm in
Anglia modo dissoluto dudum spectantem et pertinentem ac parcellam possessionum et revencionum nuper preceptorii sive comentarii S. Trinitatis
Beverlacii (sic) in dicto Com. Ebor.
dudum existentis," etc., etc., to George
Wright and Edmund Wright (landjobbers) of London. Edward VI. (18th
March, 4 Edward VI., 1550–1) granted
George Wright licence to alienate the
manor of Westerdale to Ralph Yoward
"generosus," who bought it of George
Wright. The rest of the history is in
print.—T. M. F.
||Potto, Swainby par.
||Kirkleatham, Yearby, and East
||No doubt, I think, the origin of the
old yeomanry family of Arnald (Hernalde, Arnarde), for many generations in
possession of land in Kirkleatham. The
last chaplain of the chapel of St. Sepulchre at East Coatham was William
"Arnarde,"a member of the family.—T. M. F.
||Where the willows were is not
known; but we have evidently in this
entry the origin of the family name of
Wyly, which was prevalent till quite
recently in the parish, and still lingers
round about. "Wyly Brig" at West
Coatham still perpetuates the name.
This bridge now crosses what is merely
a gutter-stream, but is evidently of high
antiquity, and is popularly accounted as
haunted by a barguest in the form of a
sow and litter of pigs.—T. M. F.
||Busby, Stokesley par.
||Dromonby, Kirkby-in-Cleveland par.
||Linthorpe, near Middlesbrough.
||Cold Ingleby, otherwise Ingleby
Berwick or Ingleby Loring, Thornaby
||Aislaby, Whitby par., 1293.
||In the parish of Kirk Levington.
It derives its distinctive appellation
from a large circular rampart of
prehistoric origin, situated on a
steep bank above the Leven. The
name Levington has, however, nothing
whatever to do with the river, but owes
its origin to the common old English
name Leofwine,—now written Lewin.
Very little is known of the history of
the manor. During the thirteenth
century it was held in chief by members
of the De Feugers family, who doubtless came from Fougeres in Brittany. In
1299 Nicholas Meynell held the manor
of Castel Levington in chief "quod
dudum fuit. de feodo de Brus, per
servicium inveniendi unum servientem
equitem in exercitu domini Regis per
quadraginta dies, sumptibus propriis.
Et dicunt, quod Cristiana, que fuit uxor
dicti Nicholai, adhuc superstes, conjunctim fuit feoffata per cartam Johannis
de Lythgraynes, et confirmacionem
domini Regis inde factam, cum predicto
Nicholao, quondam viro suo, de predicto
manerio cum pert. Tenendum eidem
(sic) Nicholao et Cristiane, et heredibus
ipsius Nicholai, de domino Rege, per
manerium reddit per annum viginti
libras in omnibus exitibus. . .Dictus
Nicholaus nichil tenet de hereditate
predicte Cristiane uxoris sue" (Inq. p.m.
27 Edw. I. No. 156).
||Roxby, Hinderwell par. Domesday,
Rozebi, Roscebi. The existence of a
chapel here at this period should be
noted. The general idea has hitherto
been that it was founded by Thomas
Boynton, who died in 1520, and "who
first caused this chapel to be hallowed,
and was the first corpse buried in it."
[He can only have rebuilt it.— T. M. F.]
Boynton, by his will (Test. Ebor. v.
110), made in 1520, bequeathed "my
body to be beriede there as my executours shall thinke mooste conveniente,
with al duyties to the churche due and
accustomede."He left 40s. to Rowsby
||Newby, Seamer par.,near Stokesley.
||Easington, Boulby, and Scaling.
||Generally called Maucovenant. See
Guisbrough Chart. ii. 180.
||Lazenby, Wilton par.
||There is probably some error here.
The person referred to is Petronilla de
Coigners, the mother and guardian of
Henry Fitz Conan of Kelfield, to whom
the place belonged.
||It is very strange to find the Abbot
of Jedburgh possessed of property at
Nunthorpe. It would be interesting to
know how he acquired it.
||A family long settled here. It is
the Norse personal name, Tostig.
||Seaton Hall, two miles north of
Whitby. No doubt Edmund de Mauley
is the dominus referred to. He had a
grant in 1296, as a reward for his many
services, of the lands and tenements in
the vills of Seton and Brunne in Yorkshire, formerly belonging to Christopher
de Seton, who had forfeited them for
rebellion (Charter Roll. 24 Ed. I. No.34).
Query, was this Seton the brother-in-law
of King Robert Bruce, and ancestor of
the Setons, who afterwards became Earl
of Winton in Scotland? Mauley's Inq.
p.m. was taken at Hinderwell on Sunday
before the Assumption of the Virgin
(Aug. 11th, 1314), when the jury found
he died seised of the manor of Seton
and the alternate presentation to the
church of Hilderwelle. Peter de Mauley
his 'consanguineus et propinquior heres,'
that is his nephew, was aged 31. He also
held the manor of Askote in Oxfordshire
of Hugh de Plescetis, then a minor, and
in the custody of John de Segrave by
grant from the king (Inq. p.m. Ed. II.
||Lackenby, Wilton par.
||In 1315 the Official of York was
ordered, "quod si Willelmus de Rosels
et Emma de Leystingham diffamati
fuerint adinvicem super adulterio vel
incontinencia, ipsos tune coram illo
judicialiter evocari, et debitam correctionem fieri faciat celeriter et absque
mora"(Reg. Greenfield, ii. 32).
||Kilton Thorpe, Skelton par.
||Skutterskelfe, Hutton Rudby par.
||On the Nones of October (Oct. 7),
1320, licence was granted by the Archbishop to John Gower to have divine
service celebrated "in honesto oratorio
suo infra manerium suum de Sexhou in
par. de Ruddeby constructo" (Reg.
Melton, fo. 234d).
||Borrowby, Lythe par.
||The following can be identified.
Overby is Yearby in Kirkleatham,
Skelderskayg', Skelderskew; Depilbrigge, Dibble Bridge; Schalingthauythe, Scale Foot; Hullerbusk',
Thunderbush; Wayewathe, Wayworth;
Lounesdale, Lonsdale; Sleddale Cote,
Sleddale. All these are in Guisbrough.
It should be noted how greatly Yearby
exceeds all the others, even Guisbrough
itself, in value. Yearby was certainly
the portion of Lyum (Kirkleatham)
given by Robert de Brus to Guisbrough Priory at its foundation. It
was accounted a separate manor by
itself, and after the Dissolution it was
granted, 23rd January, 37 Hen. VIII.
(1545–6), to Charles Brandon and
Elizabeth his wife. Subsequently it
was regranted by Elizabeth (20th July,
5 Eliz., 1563) to Richard Okeham and
Thomas Osborne (two London landjobbers). On 27th July, 16 Eliz. (1574),
Osborne grants it to Sir Peter Osborne,
who sold it for £1,000 (18th July, 25
Eliz., 1583) to H. Cheeke. His heir,
T. Cheeke (15th June, 39 Eliz., 1597),
granted it to T. Stowpe (a local man)
and others, who on 2nd March, 7 Jas. I.
(1609–10), sold it to Sir E. Withipol of
Ipswich. On 4th Dec., 11 Jas. I. (1613),
Withipol sold it to W. Hele, from whose
heirs John Turner bought it for £3,600
on 11th May, 1635.
||Barnaby, Guisbrough par.
||Lealholm, Danby par.