Doomsday, Turmodeston. So called from Turmod, some old Owner 'tis like. In it before the Conquest Leuvin
and Elvod were rated at seven Bov. to the Tax for their Manor. The Land whereof
was two Carucats.
There Roger de Busli, whose Fee it was, had one Carucat, three Sochm. two Villans, two Bordars, having one Carucat and an Half; this in the Confessor's Time was
valued at 40s. in the Conqueror's at 20s.
Here was another Manor of William Peverell's Fee, which before the Conquest,
Stapleuvin (Owner also in Stapleford) had rated to the Geld at three Bov. 1-Third.—
The Land one Car. There afterwards four Sochm. had one Car. and five Acres of
Meadow. This kept the old Value 5s. 4d.
Here was another Parcel Soc to Edwalton of the Fee of Hugh de Greatmaisnill,
rated to the public Tax at one Bov. and an Half. The Land was one Car. There
were two Sochm. two Bordars, with two Carucats (or Plows) and three Ares of Meadow. It lay in Sandiricua (or Sandiacre) on the other Side the Trent, in Darbishire.
That of Buslie's Fee was held by the Family of Putrell, (fn. 1) who had their Seat here,
and continued Owners till 5 Jac. that Tho. Poutrell, and John his Brother, Sons of
Walter Poutrell, conveyed it to Gervase Pigot, Gent. Grandfather of Gerv. Pigot,
Esq. the present Owner 1672. It was with Upton in the Clay, and some others the Fee
of Raph Tilly, who 'tis likely enfeoffed Putrell. (fn. 2) Richard Putrell gave to God and
the Church of St. Peter at Thurgarton, the Gift which Gilbert his Predecessor of
Thurmeston gave, viz. Half a Carucat of Land of his Demesne, with a DwellingHouse, and a Common of Pasture. His Successors here usually paid the said Prior 5s.
per Annum, for four Bovats of Land. and one Toft.
(fn. 3) Reginald Basset and Richard Puterel released all their Right and Claim to the Ad
vowson of the Church of Thurmodeston by Fine, 12 Joh. to Ranulph, Prior of Norton,
and his Successors.
Peverell's Part was held by the Family of Stapleford, of Heriz, Lord also of that
Place, with the Heir female whereof it descended to Teverey, being three Messuages,
twenty-one Bovats, and twenty Acres of Meadow. (fn. 4)
(fn. 5) (fn. 6)
The third Part, or Share, it seems, went with Sandiacre; (fn. 7) for Richard de Riston,
Son of William, Son of Andrew de Rixton, conveighed three Bovats of Land into
Turmodeston, to John, the Son of William de Leke (which continued long with that Family). To this Deed were Witnesses Peter de Sandiacre, Samson de Stretleg, Robert
de Stapleford, Richard his Son, Richard Putrell, Richard his Son, Peter Son of Richard
de Stanford, Richard de Trowell, Stephen Son of Richard de Kineston, Thomas and
Anketill his Brothers, John de Touke, Robert Son of Gocelin, Raph Rossell, William
de Boves, Roger de Bromley, Richard de Potloc, and others; it is sealed with his
Image on Horseback. And Albreda, the Daughter of Peter de Sandiacre, by another
Deed, in the Custody also of Gervase Pigot, Esquire, passed likewise three Bovats.
I suppose the same to the same Person, and had the same Witnesses.
(fn. 8) Reginald Marc was certified to hold twelve Bovats in Thurmodeston worth 60s.
which he bought of Reginald Basset; and John de Leke three Bovats worth 15s. by
Richard de Rixton. Reginald Marc gave his to the Knight's Hospitallers; and there
he is said to be infeossed by Richard de Risseton.
(fn. 9) It was by the Jury at Thrumpton, 20 Dec. 25 E. 3. returned not to be to the
King's Loss, if he granted the Prior and Brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, in England, License to give their Manor of Thurmeston, to Sir John Waleis,
Knt. in Exchange for the Manor of Dalby, in the County of Leicester; and that here
was then one Mess. with a Close adjoining worth 16s. one Hundred and fifteen Acres of
arable Land worth so many Shillings; twelve Acres of Meadow, 2s. the Acre, and
24s. yearly Rent; and that Hugh de Meyvill had the Mesnalty of the Manor of Thurmeton, between John Waleis and the King.
About the Year 1261, Sir Henry Putrell, of Thormoudeston, Knt. granted three
Virgats of Land to Henry his Son, for three Score Marks of Silver, to acquit him
from Judaisme, (Usury).
(fn. 10) Aymo de Trunberch, Knt. (who married one of the Heirs of—Tilly) confirmed, 45 H. 3. to Henry, the Son of Henry Putrell, and to Guillimina his Wife,
six Virgats in Thurmeton. On his Seal is a Chief, charged with three Roundels.
Henry Putrell, with the Consent of Willimina his Wife, settled the capital Mess. and
eight Virgats of arable Land, in Thurmeton, upon Robert his Son; and in Defect of
Heirs of him, to Henry, Geoffry, Richard, and Walter, his other Sons respectively,
and their Heirs, paying the said Henry, their Father 20l. per Annum, during his Life.
Robert Putrell, of Thurmeton, 12 E. 2. settled upon Geoffrey, his Son, and Joan,
his said Son's Wife.
(fn. 11) John Munchensy, 38 E. 3. settled on Geoffrey, Son of Robert Putrell, and on
Agnes, his Wife; and after the Death of Geoffrey, to Richard Putrell, who was a very
considerable Man, and some Kind of Receiver under King Edward the Third: He
died, 1 H. 4. without Issue. His Seal is a Fesse between three Cinquefoiles.
John Laverok, of Chadesden, and Agnes his Wife, Daughter and Heir of Edmund
Poutrell, Brother and Heir of Richard Poutrell, Son and Heir of Geoffrey, Brother
and Heir of Robert Poutrell, Son and Heir of Henry Poutrell, and Willimina his
Wife, passed, 2 H: 5. all their Right in Thrumpton, to Sir Raph Shirley. But there
was another Claim which carried it, viz. Henry Putrell, had Issue Robert, he Geoffrey
his Son and Heir, whose Son and Heir was Richard, whose Brother and Heir Thomas
Poutrell, had a Daughter and Heir, called Isabel, from whom Thomas Smith, of (fn. 12)
Breydeston, claimed as her Son and Heir; and after him, 3 E. 4. Thomas Poutrell, his
Son and Heir.
Maud, who had been Wife of Sir Gervase Clifton, Cousin, and one of the Heirs of
(fn. 13) Raph Cromwell, late of Cromwell, Knt. and Robert Ratcliff, and Joan, his Wife,
Cousin, and the other of the Heirs of the said Raph, convey by Fine, 7 E. 4. the
Manor of West-Hallam, with the Appurtenances, one Mess. two Bovats, four Acres of
Meadow, and fifty of Pasture, with the Appurtenances in West-Hallam and Bapurley,
and the Advowson of the Church of West-Hallam, to Thomas Poutrell, Raph FitzHerberd, and William Poutrell, and the Heirs of Thomas Poutrell. West-Hallam is
still the Seat of the Family in Derbishire.
(fn. 14) King James, by his Letters Patent, dated 9th July, in the second Year of his
Reign, granted to Gervase Pigot, Gent. the Rectory of Ratcliff-on-Sore, in Thrumpton,
and the Chapel of Thrumpton, with all its Rights and Appurtenances, &c.
He came from Weston-upon-Trent, in Darbyshire, not far from this Place, and acquired
most of this Lordship, some belonged to the Family of Willoughby; and here was a
Family had their Name from the Place, which had—Bovats. His last Wife is still
living; she was Sister to Sir Thomas Milward, the Judge; by her he left an only Son,
Gervase Pigot, Esq. who hath inclosed the Fields, and very much improved and adorned
the Seat, so that 'tis now as pleasant and convenient both within and without, as can
reasonably be wished; and there is no other Freehold now left, except—Chamberlain, and Richard Widdowson.
This second Gervase, was a Person of great Parts, both natural and acquired. He
was in mourning for Mary, the Wife of Robert Burdet, Esq. eldest Son of Sir Francis
Burdet, of Formark, his only Daughter by his first Wife, one of the Co-heirs of St.
Andrew, of Gotham, when he was made High-Sheriff of this County, upon which Occasion, he had for his Men black Liveries, with small silver Trimming, which fitted
them for their last Attendandance upon him to his Vault, on the north Side of the
Chancel, at Thrumpton: which happened shortly after the Summer Assizes, 1669. His
Sobriety, Ingenuity, Generosity, Piety, and other Virtues, few of his Rank will ever
exceed, if any equal. Mr. Dugdale, Norroy, in the latter End of his Visitation of
this County, begun in 1662, upon Sight of a Note left in the House by old Mr. Samuel
Roper, and some other probable testimonial Circumstances, judged he was descended
from a Branch of the Pigots, of Ratcliff, in this Parish, and therefore granted him and
his Descendants, to bear the Arms of Sir Peter Pigot, viz. Azure a bend Lozengy Or,
deeply ingrayled between six Martlets Or, whereas before this Family used the three
Pickaxes, as most of the Name do. He made a. Monument in the Chancel, by the
Door of his new Vault, whereon he caused to be written,
Gervasius Pigot Armiger
qui fuit Thomæ
(Defuncto vero seniore fratre
Sine prole Ricardo
Margaritam primam duxit uxorem;
Johanis Haford de Kegworth generosi
Filiam & hæredem;
Qæ cessit fato, improlis, non improba,
Die Januarii xxix, Anno Domini MDCIII.
Johannis Bradshaw de Burton-super-Trent
Cui Janæ vitœ Janua
Per mortem aperta est
(Duabus filiis, Elizabethâ
Et sui nominis Janâ relictis)
Die Februarii IIII. Anno MDCXI.
Gulielmi Milward de Eaton
In Agro Darbiensi, Armigeri,
Cujus unica proles.
Quem patrum patrimonium, ante acto tempore,
Antiquum licet & lautum;
Nec non nomen eorum in hisee Comitatibus
Darbiœ, Leicestriœ, & Nottinghamiœ,
Maxime vero apud Radcliffe-super-Sore,
In hujusee Thrumptoniœ vicinio
Sub rege Johanne, Hen. III.
Atque tribus Edvardis succedaneis
Equestri florens or dine,
Haud olim miminisse juvadid,
Ideoque potius, quam majorum imagines
(Relictâ matre) patris reliquias,
Tantum non quinquagenar ii,
Recolit heic reconditas
Vicesimo octavo Octobris die
Anno Christi incarr. MDCXVII.
Prædicti Gervasii relicta
(Attamen bacterrâ tegitur)
Tertii & quarti pater,
Duos genuit Gervasios ex nuptis duabus;
Prima quarum, patris sui soboles fuit prima
Trium co-hœredum Johannis Saint- Andrew
de Goteham, Armigeri,
Quœ partem bonam elegit ab initio
Ab eânon ablatam
Licet (prob dolor) ocyus à viro
Ablata fuit suo
Anno œtatis vicesimo secundo
Die secundo mensis Februarii,
Ut uno eodemque celebretur die.
Beatæ virginis, atque nuptæ beatæ
Secunda, quæ nulli secunda fuit
Simonis, Edmonds Senatoris vicecomitis
Nec non Majoris Londini denuo electi
Quum nondum vigesimum octavum implevarat
Quinto Septemb. Kalend. decessit die
Anno Æræ Christianæ MDCXLIX.
Ambarum progeniem infra quære:
Quarum memoriæ sacrum hoc posuit,
Qui Beatarum reliquias hic tristè deposuit,
Et (Deo permitente)
Eodum condi tumulo disposuit,
Donec rediret immutatio sui,
Sperans dum spirat
Qui majorum insignia
Annos plus minus ducentos
(Ut pro magis notis jampridem gestis,
Antiqua maximè antiquiùs gesta,
Traderit posteris imposterum gestanda)
Ab edaci tempore recuperavit,
Anno Dom. MDCXLIX. ætat. suæ LIII.
Mensis Aug. die IX.
Diu sperans, expiravit demum,
Et cum duabus præmissis præcharissimis
Dormivit in Domino utriusque Dominus
Gervasius Pigot, Armiger.
Mensis Marti die tertio
Anno Æræ Christ. 1656.
Ætatis suæ 14.
Migravit de vita
Rob. Burdet, Armiger
Mensis Martii die Octavo
Anno salutus 1642.
Ætatis suæ III.
Secundi ventris partus
Et hæres paturnus
On the other Side of the Chancel on the Wall
by the South Door.
Edmundi Pigot Armiger
Radulphi Coppindale de Coppindale-Tower
In Beverley generosi
Migravit è vitâin vitam
Mens. Apr. die. quinto.
|Anno||Salutis nostræ 1648.|
|Ætatis suæ 83.|
Cujus reliquiœ cum suorum reliquiis
Gervasi & Elianoræ
Et (si placeat Deo)
(Mater cum fillis, in terra matre)
Quam proxime hix conduntur.
Near this place the rivers Soar and Trent unite. The Lordship since Thoroton's
time has passed thro' the following hands. 1696, Eliz. Wid. and Executrix of Gervas
Pigot, son and heir of his second wife, sold the manor of Thrumpton, with the lands, &c.
thereto belonging to John Emmerton, of the Middle Temple, London, Esq. And the
said John, by his last will, bequeathed the same to John Emmerton Wescomb Emmerton, (youngest son of his nephew, William Wescomb, Esq.) who is the present possessor;
and who purchased in 1766, the freehold, late Chamberlain's, in Thrumpton. This
Gentleman owns all the lordship, which contains 1200 acres, except a small freehold in
the possession of Mr. R. Widowson. The soil of this lordship is, in the upper part, a rich
clay; but towards the Trent it is more sandy, and very fruitful. Mr. Emmerton's
estate in this lordship is divided now, I believe, into only two farms.
The mansion of the Pigots, of which Thoroton has given an engraving, remains;
(see it noticed as a seat) besides which, there are about 17 houses and a few cottages in
The chapel, which is dedicated to All Saints, consists of one aisle, and a low tower
with 4 bells. Pigot's monument is remaining; who, Thoroton says, "acquired the
lordship." It is somewhat remarkable that his son and successor should inclose the lordship,
and by other means very much improve it, and also the dwelling-house, to the advantage of his successor; and he, regardless of his own interest, and the gratitude he owed
his predecessors, should sell the house and lordship, and expend every shilling of the
money they sold for.
Register begins in 1679. Bap. the five first years 15. Bur. 15. Bap. the five last
years 13. Bur. 10. Decreased Bap. 2. Bur. 5.
Patron of the living John Wescomb Emmerton, Esq. Incumbent, Rev. William
Beetham, who enjoys it as a stipend of about 30l. per annum. In Bacon 27l. 10s.
certified value. Chapel to Ratcliff-upon-Soar. Prior, Norton, Propr.
The seat of John Wescomb Emmerton, Esq. stands adjoining to the village of
Thrumpton, on the banks of the river Trent, within 7 miles, south-westwardly, of Nottingbam. Although this dwelling retains much of the old form; it has, in the hands of the
present possessor, undergone considerable repairs, and has been much improved. A
building is now erecting upon one of the eminences, (of which the country hereabouts
abounds) which will command extensive and beautiful views of the circumadjacent country. Some of the near objects are romantic, and help much to diversify and ornament
this feat: the water which serpentines smoothly along the gently slooping grounds behind,
and the bold eminences, patched here and there with gorse and the wild thorn, in front,
contrasted with the pleasure grounds, delight the eye, and are fine appendages; to me,
they were a sufficient recompence for travelling over some of the worst roads I had ever
met with; but I might not find the best road. (fn. 15)
This dwelling is rather small; but it has, I am informed, internal elegance and convenience. Had there been any pictures of note here I should have been happy in seeing
them. I was there at a late hour, and had scarcely time to finish my drawing, or I should,
however, have taken the liberty of asking leave to see the rooms.
The annexed view shews the House as it is seen nearly in Thoroton's elevation. (fn. 16)