EAST DRAYTON. And ASKHAM.
Ascham was a Berue of Lanum, and involved with it. Drayton was a Berue of the
kings manor of Dunham, and in it answered the geld for two car. and three bov.
The land being five car. (fn. 1) There sixteen sochm. and seventeen vill. had thirteen car. and twenty acres of meadow. There was pasture wood one qu. long, half so
much broad. These with Lanum belonged to the arch-bishops of York, who had the
tythes also appropriated, yet 9 E. 2. (fn. 2) East Drayton answered for an intire villa, and
the king, and Adomar of Valence were then lords. The king was also by the death of
the arch-bishop of York, then lord of Lanum and Askham, wherein Adam de Everingham,
and Stephen de Bro— were likewise lords.
(fn. 3) Thomas Reyner, and Robert Ripars, 9 H. 4. impleaded very many for eating,
their grass in a place at Drayton, called Oldlands, in which the tenants pleaded they
ought to have common every third year.
(fn. 4) In a recovery, 7 H. 8. Humfr. Hercy, esquire, Robert Nevill, the younger,
esquire, and Robert Rayner, claimed against Nicolas Martyn one mess. and an half,
two tosts, eighty acres of land, seventeen of meadow, twelve of pasture, and sixty of
more, with the appurtenances in East Drayton.
The most considerable share of Drayton, I suppose was John Rayners, who was sheriff of this county, and proclaimed the king at his return, 1660.
(fn. 5) The owners of East Drayton 1612, are said to be sir Robert Swift, knight, Nicolas Reynor, gent. —Meverell, gent. Edward Ormerod, cler. the wife of—
Fox, John Barthropp, Richard Marshall, senior, William Gabatus, junior, William
Northefolke, Richard Gabatus, Robert Pharrow of Laneham, Henry Swift, George
Sturgeous, William Hawksmore of Ragnell, John Ward, George Rayner, William Mynnett, Robert Mynnett, Edward Rayner, &c. and sir Nicolas Sanderson, knight.
(fn. 6) The vicarage of East Drayton was ten marks: 'Tis now 9l. 3s. 4d. value in the
kings books, and the dean and chapter of York have the patronage, which the chapter
In the South Ile of East Drayton church within a garter,
Azure three Flowers de Liz Ermine quartering quarterly Or three Pallets Sab. and Or a
Lion Ramp. Azure, Lord Burgh.
Arg. three Barres Azure.
[Throsby] East Drayton.
This lordship is in the hands of sir Francis Molyneux, bart. Open fields, very extensive. The village is pretty well built, and of considerable magnitude. The church,
which is dedicated to St. Peter, seems of size corresponding with a populous village;
but visiting this place towards the close of the evening, and being informed that there
was nothing within it of ancient note, I passed on towards the place where I intended
to sleep at, without going within it, which has been my practice, in that case, at other
villages in the county.
Patron, the Dean and Chapter of York. Incumbent, — —, V. King's
books, 9l. 3s. 4d. Yearly tenths, 18s. 4d. Val. per ann. in mans. & ter. per gleb.
1l. pens. rec. capet. Ebor. 10s. 2d. decim. garb. fœn. lin. &c.