Is an Hamlet also of Maunsfeild, and lies between it and Warsop, of which Parish it is
(fn. 1) William de London, 7 R. 1, gave account of ten marks for half a Knights Fee,
and for certain Lands of the Serjeantry in Nettlewurd, and Warechip, and Tineslaw.
(fn. 2) The Jury, 33 H. 3, found that William de London held half a Mess. and four
bovats of Land in Nettlewurd, of the King in Capite, of the Sok of Maunsfeld, and forty
six acres of Land in Demesne, worth 6d. an acre per annum, and thirteen bovats in Villanage, each worth 3s. 4d. yearly, and ten Cottages worth 10s. 11d. per annum, and
18d. of one Free-holder for one bovat of Land, and one Mill worth 20s. per annum, of
Geoffrey de Bakepuz, and Emycina his wife, by the Service of half a Knights Fee, and
5s. 4d. per annum, and they held it of Malvesinus de Hercy, and Theophania his wife,
and they of the honour of Tikhill. This William died in the time of King Henry the
third (fn. 3) without issue, and left three or four sisters and heirs, whereof Elizabeth and
Elianor died without issue, and Isabel likewise, who entred into Religion at Ambresbury,
and was there profess'd, (fn. 4) so that Walter Bret claimed the Land as son of Richard,
son of Eva, sister and heir of the said William de London, against Henry de Tyneslawe,
who was son of Dionysia, another sister, and had his share accordingly, but Walter le
Bret pleaded that he was a Bastard, which the Arch-bishop of York had a Mandate to
(fn. 5) The Jury, 15 E. 2, found that William de Tynneslaw held in Nettlewurd the site
of a Mannor, and thirty acres of Land in Demesne, of the King in Socage of the ancient
Demesne of Maunsfeild, by the Service of 5s. yearly, and suit to Maunsfeld Court from
three weeks to three weeks. He held in Netleworth and Warshop Lands and Tenements
of Stacy Mortein, as of the Mannor of Grove, by the Service of the sixth part of a Knights
Fee, in Netleworth ten acres of Land, and in Warshop seven bovats, &c. and that Walter
de Tynneslawe was then his brother and heir, and above fifty years old.
(fn. 6) Bertram de Bolyngbrok, and Johan his wife, 42 E. 3, granted and demised all
their Lands and Tenements in Netelworth, as well those of the Fee of Maunsfeld, as those
of the Fee of Tikhill, to Wiliiam de Netelworth, and Maud his wife, during their lives of
the longer liver of them, and one year after, reserving 20s. a year Rent.
(fn. 7) There was an assize, 11 H. 6. between Thomas Thalworth, Knight, Richard Stanhope, Knignt, John Bowes, and others, Demandants, and Thomas Seagrave, and Galfr.
Segrave, concerning two Mess. twelve Acres of Land, and eight Acres of Meadow, and
the moyety of the Mannor of Netylworth, with the Appurtenances in Netylworth, Sulkholme, Warsop, Sterthorp, and Kellum.
(fn. 8) Francis Molyneux, Esquire, and Robert Flecher, 6 Eliz. claimed against William Wylde, Gentleman, the Mannor of Netylworth, with the Appurtenances, and five
Mess. five Tofts, — Gardens, one hundred Acres of Lan, eighty of Meadow, eighty of
Pasture, sixty of Wood, two hundred of Furz and Heath, and 3s. 4d. rent in Nettylwortd and Warsop, who called to warrant Nicholas Denman Esquire, (who had a share
of Sir John Hercyes estate of Grove.) William Wylde of Nettleworth married Ellen,
daughter of Anthony Staunton, of Staunton, Esquire, as in that place noted.
(fn. 9) Sir Gilbert Dethick alias Garter, principal King of Arms, by his Letters Patents
bearing date 16 Octob. 3 Eliz. granted to William Wyld of Netleworth in the County
of Nott. that he and his posterity should bear Gold, a Fece between three Harts Head,
raced sables, Horned and Langued Gules, and for the Crest a Demy Buk cooped sables,
with a Crown and Ring about his neck, Horned and Hoved Gold. (fn. 10) In the year of our
Lord 1757, and 15 of June, 17 Eliz. Robert Cooke Clarencieux, confirmed to Robert
Wylde of London, Gentleman, fourth son of William Wylde of Nettelworth, Gent. to
bear sables, a Chevron ingrailed, and on a chief Silver three Martlets of the Field: the
Crest the same with the former, and on a Schedule annexed to the Patent, were the first
Arms quartering these in the second place.
(fn. 11) William Wylde, and Alice his Wife, were admitted Tenants at Maunsfeild Court,
there held 7 Apr. 4 Eliz. to all the Lands and Tenements, and other Hereditaments,
which ought to descend to the said Alice, after the death of Richard Walker her brother.
(fn. 12) Gervase Wylde of Nettleworth, in the Parish of Warsop, Gent. 35 Eliz. enfeossed
Thomas Peake of Grayes Innc, and Paul Divall of Edwinstow, in all his moyety of the
Mannor of Nettleworth, for the Joynture of his wife Margaret, who was widow of Anthony Burgess of Nottingham. This Gervase Wylde, in his younger time, was bred a
Spanish Merchant, and was some time a Factor in Andalusia, from whence being returned he was Captain of a Ship in 1588, against the Spanish Armado, where he made use of
Arrows with long Steel heads shotout of muskets, some of which he left at Nettleworth,
where he lived to a great age 93, and his son William Wylde, if he be now living (as
he was in 1668,) is 80, this year 1673, whose son and heir William Wylde, is now Servant to the Right Honourable the Marquess of Dorchester. Sir John Digby hath not
long since made a Park at Nettleworth.
Is a hamlet of Mansfield. The old mansion here, which had been for several centuries the habitation of the respectable family of the Wyldes, was pulled down, and the
present modern house erected in 1785, by the late Mr. Wylde, who dying when it was
nearly completed, it descended, together with the estate in this place, to his son William
Wylde, Esq. who is now a student in Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
The reader will perceive in Thoroton's account of this place, above, that Gervas
Wylde, a spanish merchant, was a captain of a ship in 1588, in the english fleet, opposed to the Spanish armada, where he made use of arrows with long steel heads, shot out
of muskets, some of which he left at Nettleworth. The Rev. Mr. Wylde of Nottingham, rector of St. Nicholas of that place, has now in his possession, three of the very arrows, and a portrait of that sea officer, who had a share in the glorious victory over
that mighty armament: a sketch of one of the arrows is here represented, which I
sketched at that Gentleman's house at Nottingham in 1795. The arrows are 18 inches
long; the wood oak.