It seems that by the book of Doomsday, that here were two Chillewelles, one whereof
was Estre Cillewelle, both Soc to Barton, of Raph Fitz-Huberts fee, and answered the
tax or Geld as three Car. and three bov. of land. The land was four Car. and an half.
There Raph had one Car. and two Sochm. and five Vill. and thirteen bordars, having fix
Car. or Plows, and two (Draught, or) plowing oxen. ( (fn. 1) ) There was seventy acres of
medow, and half a Church, and four acres of small wood, and four acres of Oziers
(or Holt.) In Childewelle of that Soc five Bovats for the Geld, were in Tolbestone. Here
was also of William Peverells fee Soc to Tobertune as much as was rated to the public Geld
at three Bovats. And in Estre-Cillewelle of the Taynland here was a mannor, which before the conquest Dumine had, and paid to the Tax for five Bovats for it. The land being then certified to be five Bov. Erwin after the conquest had there one Villain with
half a Car. and twelve acres of Medow. In the confessours time the value was 5s. 4d.
in the conquerours but 3s. 4d.
Odo de Boney, and his successour Edward, already mentioned in Barton, and several o
ther places, were undoubtedly the first tenants of Fitz-Huberts see, (fn. 2) howbeit Raph FitzStephen, and Hubert Fitz-Raph passed afterwards to the Abby of Derley the land of Pentrie, and of Rippele, and of Ulkerthorp, and the land of Chillewll, belonging to the manor of Pentris.
Norman de Mountfautrell, as other of Peverells men did in several places, gave two
parts of the tythes of his demesne in Chillewelle, which Will. Arch-Bishop of York afterwards confirmed to Lenton priory, as in that place may be noted. (fn. 3)
John Constable of Chester gave to God and the Church of the holy Trinity at Lenton,
and his brethren the Monks there serving God, any first draught of Sperlenes (so in Lanceshire and Cheshire they now ordinarily call Smelts, (fn. 4) therefore I here suppose Gudgeons)
next after the draught of his steward in his Fishing of Chillewelle, and whatsoever in the said
draught God should bestow on the said brethren, as Salmon or Lamprey, or any other kind
of Fish, he gave them freely: the witnesses were Henry Biset, and Albreda de Lisures his
wife (sister of the Constable), and Geoffrey, the said Constables son, Sanson de Strelley,
Gausr Hugh, and Phillip his sons, Roger de Weston, and many others. At another time
he gave the said Monks a draught in the river of Berse, called Sandwarpe, so that the Fish
should be for the monks own use, (fn. 5) and not lett to farm; and there he mentioned the third
draught in the Fishing of Chillewell, where he also gave them an acre of his demesne to
enclose, to make a dwelling for their servants to look after their Fishing, for which they
were to make an Anniversary for his father and Mother during his life, and afterwards for
himself: to this were witnesses (after some clergy) Robert Constable of Chester his son
(miswritten I suppose for Roger) Raph de Furneis, Sampson de Strelley, Richard, and Geufr.
sons also of the said Constable, John, and others.
The Family of Strelley held lands here from the time of Henry the first, till about
27 H. 8. that Thomas Poutrell, by partition had them, (fn. 6) as one of the four co-heirs of
John Strelley, esquire, with which family of Poutrell some of them yet continue. Robert de Moyz, 14 H. 3. claimed against Robert de Estradlegh two parts of three bovats
of land, with the appurtenances in Chelewell, (fn. 7) whereof Robert de Moyz his father was
seised in the time of Henry the second, and eleven bovats of land with the appurtenances
in Chelewell, as his own right, whereof one Isilia his great grandmother was seised in the
time of (fn. 8) H. 1. There were lands parted to the five sons of Isilia, whereof three Robert,
Henry, and Richard, she had by her first husband William de Moyz, but Sampson and
Rog. she had by her second husband Walter de Stradlegh, Sampson was father of Walter
de Srelley, the father of Robert the defendant, who pleaded that Robert, son of Will. de
Moiz and Isilia, had no son by his married wife, as he did likewise the same term, concerning twenty four bovats in Haselbech in Darbishire, which he had passed to Phillip de
Stradlegh, about which Nicholas de Karl, Adam de Herthell, John Bret, and Roger
de Ayencurt were the four Knights summoned to chuse twelve, to make a recognition
at the grand assize between the said Robert de Moyz, complainant, and Robert, son of
Walter de Stradlegh, defendant. They came and chose Richard de Curton, Hugh Pycot. Richard Putrell, &c.
(fn. 9) Robert de Strelley died seised about 12 E. 1. of twelve Bovats here, and likewise of
sixteen more which he held of Henry de Grey. His son and heir Robert was then found
to be above thirty years of age; and his son and heir Robert de Strelley, 30 E. 1. was found
to be twenty years old on St. Matthews day. (fn. 10) There was then mention of a wind-mill,
and customary Tenants at Chilewell. Robert de Strelly is certified to have held here the
fourth part of a Knights Fee of Henry de Grey, and the Abbat of Dorley the third part
of one, of the heir of Anker de Frechevill, and Robert Dethec, a fourth part of a
Knights Fee of the Abbat of Derley. (fn. 11)
(fn. 12) Richard Martell, and William Torkard held shares here also in the time of E. 1.
The Prior of Sempringham, 8 E. 1. had a trial, wherein Geoffrey de Southcolme, and
Joane his wife were cast, concerning two Mess and two bovats of land in Westrechilewell. (fn. 13)
In 9 E. 2. Chilwelle answered for a whole Villa, and the Abbat of Derley Robert de
Strelley, and Richard Martell were certified to be Lords of it. (fn. 14)
These Martells had interest in Ruddington, as in that place is shown, whose heir was
married to Sir William Babington. Sir John Babington (his Grandson) had a sister called Atheldena married to—Delves, as in Bridgeford is shown, who had a daughter and
heir called Elena, who carried a great Estate in this County to the Family of Sheffeild,
viz. the Mannors of Chillewell, Ruddington, and Bœfton, that in Bridgeford, and lands in
Newton, Bramcote, Allesworth, Stapleford, Allinborough, Notingham, Hucknall Torcard,
Clifton, Bradmere, Rolleston, and Kellum.
This Mannor was sold by the Earl of Bulgrave to—Pymme, and since that it is purchased by—Poutrell, who hath also Strelley's part, as before is said.
Certain lands in Chillwell, and the Fishing in Trent, belonging to the Monastery of
Derley, 16 Aug. 38 H. 8. among many other things were granted to Robert and Hugh
Thornehill, Gent. and their heirs. (fn. 15) And all the lands and rents, formerly belonging to
that Monastery in Chilwell, Bramcote, and Adenborough, 28 Nov. 42 Eliz. were granted
to Hercules Witham, and Francis, Thekeston, Gent. and their heirs. (fn. 16)
Nicholas Charleton, Father of Thomas Charleton, Esquire, late High Sheriff of
this County, left him an house, and considerable lands here, which were purchased of
William Sacheverell of Barton, Esquire, hath purchased of Mrs. Poutrell, the widow
of John Poutrell, lands lying on the South side the river of Trent, called Chillwell, Borresse, adjoining to the Lordship of Barton.
In the old house in a chamber window at Chilwell, Babington impales with Arg. three
Hammers, or Pickaxes, Gules, Martell. (fn. 17)
This Mannor, Tythe and Demesne were given by the said Mrs. Poutrell to her
Nephew Sir Henry Hunlake of Wingerworth in Derbyshire, Baronet, whose Ancestor
Nicholas Humlake was an owner hereabouts in the time of H 8. (fn. 18)
This Lordship is divided, mostly enclosed. Sir Henry Humlake is lord of the manor.
Here are about 60 Dwellings but no church.