This place I find not expressed in doomsday book, howbeit it appears to be much
as the rest of these townships of the fee of the arch-bishop of York, viz. of the
North Sok. The church arch-bishop Roger gave to the chapel which he founded
near the minster at York, as in Retford hath been noted, and Sewall the arch-bishop 4
(or 3) of the nones of May 1258, (fn. 1) ordained that the vicar of Hayton should have the
altarage and land of the church of this town, with a garden, and that the Sacrist of the
fore-mentioned chapel, should give yearly to the poor of this place three marks.
(fn. 2) Adam, the chaplain of Radeford, gave to God and St. Mary of Blyth, and the
monks there serving God, all his rents and lands which he bought, and held of John
Fleming of Claverburgh, of Richard, son of Thomas Hasart, and Dieva de Biam, and of
Nicolas, son of Thorald, in the town of Claverburg, and all the land which he likewise
bought and held of William, son of Hubert de Haiton, of Maud, the daughter of Ernald de Tilne, of Thomas, son of Richerius de Haiton, of Hugh, son of Toke, of Albreda, daughter of Roger de Haiton, and of Alunna, daughter of Roger de Haiton,
(fn. 3) Robert de Everingham for the health of his soul, and of Isabell his wife, quitclaimed to Walter the prior of Wirkesop, &c. the suit to his court of Leyrton, for the land
held of his fee by that priory in the town of Hayton.
(fn. 4) Robert le Ventrer, and Matilda his wife, 17 E. 1. acknowledged one mess. two
bov. of land, and two acres of meadow in Heyton, to be the right of Robert Pauleyn,
and his heirs for ever.
(fn. 5) Hugh, son of Osbert of Laxton Morehouses, and Isabell his wife, and John, son of
Richard le Granger of Laxton Morehouses, and Alice his wife, by fine, 10 E. 2. conveyed
to John de Markham of Wyston, and his heirs, twenty seven acres of land, six and an
half of meadow, and 8s. 4d. 0b. rent, with the appurtenances in Hayton, Tylne, Clareburgh, North Leverton, Lound, and Schaftworth.
(fn. 6) The jury, 24 E. 1. found that Robert de Hayton held one mess. and seven bovats in Hayton and Claverburgh, of the arch-bishop of York in socage, and lands in South
Leverton, Misterton, Lound, and in Clumber a water mill, and eighty acres in West Retford,
and that Thomas and Robert were his sons and heirs, the elder being two years old at
the feast of All Saints, and that several others held of him the said Robert de Hayton.
(fn. 7) The jury in 4 E. 2. found it no damage if the king granted Robert le Power licence to give one toft, and three acres of land, with the appurtenances in Hayton, to
Henry de Sibthorp, the vicar of that church, and his successours, to augment the sustentation of a certain chaplain, &c.
(fn. 8) The jury, 17 E. 3. found that John de Carewell of Hayton held, when he died,
two mess. and fourscore acres of land in Hayton and Clareburgh, of the arch-bishop of
York, by making two appearances at his court at Lanum. And that John, son of the
said John de Carewell, was his son and heir.
(fn. 9) Laurence Moigne, and Elizabeth his wife, levyed a fine, 9 H. 6. of the manor
of Hayton, with the appurtenances, and four mess. sixteen tofts, four hundred sixty five
acres of land and an half, ninety two of meadow and an half, and 46s. rent, with the
appurtenances in Hayton, Clareburgh, Wellum Morehouse, Lound, Walkringham, Misterton, and
Stekyth, whereby they conveyed to Gilbert Grayff, clerk, and others, and warranted
against the heirs of the said Elizabeth.
(fn. 10) The jury in 14 H. 6, said that Raph Makarell, and Margery his wife, had the
manor of Hayton, and a capital mess. a horse-mill, one hundred acres of land, forty of
meadow, and 60s. rent in Stretton and Fenton in the Clay, and lands in Misterton, and
Stokyth, and Walkringham, &c. and that Hugh Makarell was son and heir of the said
(fn. 11) By an inquisition taken 21 Septemb. 14 H. 7. it appears that John Fitz-William. lord of the manors of Athewyk, Warenhall, and Potter Newton in Yorkshire, died the
4 of January, 13 H. 7. seise 1 of the manor of Hayton, and -hat of Stirton called Makerells manor, and lands in Stokwith Walkringham, Moregate, Styrap, Blyth, Misterton, Lownde,
Clareburgh, and Wellum, and that John Fitz-William, son of his son John, was his cousin and heir, and above nine years old.
(fn. 12) By another inquisition taken 9 Novemb, 4 H: 8. is shown that John FitzWilliam of Athewyk, esq; died 25 Septemb. 4 H: 8. leaving Anne Fitz-William his
daughter and heir one year five months and two daies old, to whom he left the forementioned manors and lands, and several others. Another inquisition. 8 Octob. 20
H: 8: shows that Anne Fitz-William died, 9 Septemb. 7 H: 8: seized of this manor, Stirton, & c. and that Thomas Pogge, son of Thomas, son of John, son of John,
son and heir of Cecilia, sister of Margery, mother of John, father of John, father
of John, father of the said Anne, was one of her cousins and heirs: and Richard
Laken, son of Andrew, son of George, son of Elizabeth, one of the daughters and
co-heirs of Agnes, another sister of the said Margeries; and William Winslowe, son
of Cecilia, the other co-heir and daughter of the said Agnes, were found cousins and
heirs also of the said Anne Fitz-William. Another inquisition taken 29 July, 22 H.
8. finds Richard Flower then under age cousin and heir of the said Anne, viz. son of
Roger, son of Richard, son of Roger, son of Thomas Flower, and Agnes his wife,
daughter of the said Margery.
(fn. 13) John Flower, gent. 11 Eliz. claimed against John Poge the manor of Heyton, with the appurtenances, and one mess. one hundred acres of land, twenty of
meadow, and thirty of pasture, with the appurtenances in Clerburgh, East Retford,
Welhom, Lownd, and Stokwyth, which Raph Cromewell, knight, lord Cromewell,
and others, gave to Nicolas Fitz-Williams, esquire, and Margery his wife, &c.
(fn. 14) John Clay, 22 H. 7. suffered a recovery of two hundred acres of land, ten of
meadow, two hundred of pasture, ten of wood, and 10s. rent, with the appurtenances in Hayton and Clarburgh.
(fn. 15) The king, 16 Aug. 38 H. 8. granted to Robert and Hugh Thornhill, and
their heirs, a mess. in Hayton in the tenure of Thomas Peke, and a grange there in
the tenure of Richard Peke, both lately belonging to the monastery of Wirkesop, —
which grange they had licence 29 Octob. that year to settle on Richard Pecke for
life; remainder to Humsr. Pecke his son and heir. (fn. 16)
(fn. 17) King Philip and queen Mary, 12 Novemb. 5 & 6 P. & M. granted to Nicolas
arch-bishop of York, and his successours, the right of patronage of the churches of
Wysall, Gamston, Bothomsell, Heyton, and Greeneley.
The grange and lands belonging to Wirksop, were rated or rented at the dissolution at 3l. 15s. 4d. and 2s. chief rent. The chantry of St. John of Mattersey had lands
here granted to Reeve and Cotton in fee, 7 E. 6.
(fn. 18) The free-holders of Hayton town in 1612, are said to be William lord Cavendish, sir Francis Leek, knight, Francis Gargrave, gent. William Jessop, gent. (of
Darbyshire) — West, gent, Jervas Markham of Dunham, gent. Nicolas Padley,
George Worsley, John Garsicke, Robert Williamson, Charles Woode, William
Sowthworthe, Thomas Eastwood. Francis Aukeland, cott. George, Humfrey, and
William Padley, each a cottage.
(fn. 19) The vicarage of Haiton was eight marks when the Sacrist of St: Maries at York
was patron: 'Tis now 4l: 15s: 5d: value in the kings books, and the earl of Devonshire patron:
Hayton, Is in several hands, as it was in Thoroton's time. Open fields. The village appears in divisions or disjointed.
The church, in which are no attracting remains of antiquity, is ornamented with a
tower of no great magnitude. It is dedicated to St. Peter.
Patron, Arch-bishop of York in 1753, 1775, who, I believe enjoys the manor.
Incumbent, Rev. Stephen Moore, Vic. K. B. 4l. 15s. 5d. Val. per ann. in mans.
cum. ter. gleb. 18s. 4d. in dec. lan. agn. porc. &c. Sacrista Sanct. Mariæ Ebor