GLEDTHORP GRANGE, and WARSOP.
GLETHORP was soc to Thorp (Perlthorp) of Roger de Buslies fee, and answered
the tax for four bov. The land being six bov. There four sochm. had two
car. pasture wood one qu long, and one broad. (fn. 1) In Waresop of the Soc of
Maunsfeld was one bov. which a certain blind man held of the king in alms, where he
had one border, with six oxen in plow. And here was of the Tayn-land one bovat,
but the greatest part of Waresoppe, was of the fee of Roger de Busli, and before the
conquest the free-hold of Godric, and Lemot, and Vlchel, who answered the geld
for three car. for their three manors. The land being six car. and an half. There
Roger in demesne had three car. ½, six sochm. on two bov. of this land, and fifteen
vill. eleven bord. having three car. There was a priest and a church, and one mill,
16d. and half the seat of mill, pasture wood five qu. long, four broad. In king Edward the confessours time the value was 64s. then when the survey was taken in the
conquerours 4s. less.
(fn. 2) Gilbert de Arches (lord of Grove) by the consent of Gilbert his son and heir,
gave to the church of Wellebec, together with his body, his whole land of Gledethorp;
and Thomas, son of Raph de River, gave his whole land there, reserving 8s. per ann.
to himself and his heirs, for which the brethren gave him three marks of silver and
20s. He did affy or promise to hold this bargain with his right hand, in the hand of
Walter de Sidenham. Andrew, son of Thomas de la Rivere, confirmed the said gift
of his father, and by another deed released the 8s. per annum.
(fn. 3) Oliva, daughter and heir of Alan Fitz-Jordan (lord of Tuxford) in her widowhood and lawful power, after the decease of Roger de Montebegonis, sometime,
her husband, (as before him was Robert de St. John) gave to the church of Wellebec,
and canons there, &c. a certain meadow in Warsop, which was called Bradheng.
(fn. 4) A grant or donation 17 H. 3, was made to Robert de Lexington of the parc
of Karleton and Crumbwell, and of the manor of Warsope, with the advowson of the
church, and the mill of Hilucton, which he had of Oliva Fitz-Jordan.
(fn. 5) In 52 H: 3, it seems Robert de Sutton was lord of the manor of Warsop, which
Margery sometime wife of John de Lexinton held in dower, and which the king had
given to queen Alianor his confort, for the redemption of the said Robert de Sutton,
according to the edict of Kenilworth. (fn. 6) Robert de Sutton son and heir of William
de Sutton, deceased, who held the manor of Warsop of the king in capite, did his homage 53 H: 3. (fn. 7) But there was some strife between the king, and the noble Robert
de Sutton, concerning the presentation to the church of Warsop. (fn. 8) The jury, 52
H: 3, found that Robert de Sutton was above twenty-seven years old at his fathers
death, and that here was 3 car. in demesne, and free-holders, &c. The jury, 20 E:
1, (fn. 9) said that Margery de Merlay held the manor of Warsop, with a garden, and eight
bov. of land, &c. of the inheritance of Richard de Sutton, son of the said Robert.
(fn. 10) In 16 E: 2, they said that John de Somery held Warsop and Ekering of John
de Sutton, (son of Richard) which John de Sutton then had to wife Margaret, one
of the sisters and heirs of the said John de Somery; and Thomas Bottetort had
Joane, the other. Richard de Sutton, 1 E: 2, (fn. 11) had an ad quod damnum to settle
this manor and advowson on the said John and Margaret, and their heirs, and then
there remained the manor of Ekering, and 5 marks yearly rent in Allerton under
Sherwood, and the manor of Sutton upon Trent.
(fn. 12) The jury, 2 E: 3, said that John Nunnes of London, acquired the manor of
Warsop in see of John de Sutton. John atte Nunnes 3 E: 3, (fn. 13) claimed to have a
market here every Tuesday, with toll and stallage, and other things belonging to a
market. (fn. 14) John de Nunnes citizen of London, 3 E: 3, passed his manor of Warsop,
with the advowson of the church, and with the pare of Plesele, in the county of Derby,
to sir John de Roos, knight, and his heirs.
This manor or with Ekering and Sutton, continued with the lords Roos and their heirs
the earls of Rutland, as in those places may be noted. The last earl George gave this to
William Willughby, late lord Willughby of Parham, his sisters son.
John, son of William de Ros de Ramelak, 11 E: 3, (fn. 15) had confirmation of free warren in his demesne lands in Tuxford, Warsop, and Aston, and that he and his heirs for
ever might freely and without impediment run through the kings whole forest in this
county, at the fox, wolf, hare, or cat, except the kings demesne warrens, this was
dated March 20.
(fn. 16) The abbat of Wellebec confirmed to Hugh, son of Robert del Estapilton and the
heirs of his body, remainder to Robert, brother of the said Hugh, &c. one mess. with a
toft, and one bov. of land in the territory of Warsop, which the monks had of the gift
of Eva Murdac wife of Hugh Brett, which she had by right of inheritance for her part
of William de London her brother, named in Nettleworth. (fn. 17) Walter le Brett 9 E: 1,
claimed against John de Lascelles six bov. and two acres of land, and one meadow in
Warsop, and against the abbat of Wellebec other lands there: (fn. 18) he was son of Richard,
son of Eva, who had another husband Thomas de Lascelles in the time of H. 3, and
gave the land to Richard de Lascelles, who thereof enfeoff'd the said John, against
whom the plaint was brought.
Gledethorp with Welbek is the inheritance of his grace the duke of Newcastle.
(fn. 19) The owners of Warsop in 1612, were said to be Roger earl of Rutland, William
Kitchen, Will. Barker, John Whithead, Adam Hawkesworth of Holmefeild, John Taylor,
(fn. 20) The rectory of Warsop was 20l. when the lord Roos was patron: Tis now 22l.
15s. 2d. value in the kings books, and William Willoughby patron.
[Throsby] Geldthorp and Warsop.
Warsop land is partly open and partly enclosed fields, the enclosed part contains
two thirds, and was done about the year 1775. Mr. Knight is principal proprietor.
Warsop fair-town and church-town, are half a mile asunder, distance from Nottingham twenty miles, from Mansfield five. Here are no hospitals, established schools, or
dissenting meeting-houses; but there are Sunday schools formed under the patronage
and direction of the late worthy rector Mr. Southgate. (fn. 21)
The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, has a nave and side aisles, and a
tower with four bells.—See view, page 360.
In the church the following epitaphs, among others:—
Here lyeth the body of Daniel Newton, who was one of his majesty's coroners for
county 28 years. He departed this life May 21, 1764, aged 70 years.
In the chancel:—M. S. Oliverus Dand, S. T. B. et olim coll. S. Johan'is evangelistæ in academiâ cantabrigiensi sociorum seniorum unus, hujus rector ecclesiæ, et
causæ regis ac religionis quassatæ nuper propugnator strenuus: tot meritus titulos side,
cura', literis jacet hic honor tumuli paralysi tandem sublatus Maij 4, 1661, ætatis 55.
Non surdus horreas viator loquentem lapidem urnam sacri præconis decet esse vocalem. The arms a griffin rampant 3 scallop shell.
Hic jacet sepult. Henricus Lukin, nup. de Soukcholme, gent. natus 9° Novemb.
1586, apud Magn. Baddowe, in com. Essex, qui obiit 7th, Febr. 1630.
Here lieth the body of Hannah, the wife of William Wylde, of Nettleworth, who
departed this life the 5th day of May, in the year of our lord 1773, aged 60 years.—
Also near this place lieth the body of William Wylde, father of the above William
Wylde, who died in the year 1656, aged 28 years.
Gullielm. Wyld infans filius Gullielmi Wyld de Nettleworth, gent. obiit 23 die Sept.
anno domini 1694.
Hic pace in placida manet infans immaculatus delicium cæli pulvere dulce jacet.
Angelus æthereo sicut est demissus ab alto. Tempore in exiguo quo venit ipse redit.
Here lieth the body of William Wylde of Nettleworth, who departed this life the
11th day of January, 1779, aged 82 years.
Here lyeth the body of Mr. George Fothergill, who was rector of Warsop twenty
years, and departed this life in the seventy-sixth year of his age, on the twenty-third
day of August, anno domini 1683.
Mural:—To the memory of a trusty servant and loyal subject, a kind master, a faithful friend, a loving husband, and a good christain. And now reader think not that this
is to the memory of many, but wonder that it is to that of one Mr. John Rolleston,
of Rolleston in Staffordshire, well born and well bred, well known and therefore well
beloved. The high and mighty William late lord duke of Newcastle, and his noble
family, as having had the honour of being his secretary, when he himself had the great
one of being governor to the prince, afterwards king Charles the second, as likewise
that of secretary to the army under his excellencies command, in the late unhappy
wars. His approved honesty and abilities in business, rendered him highly useful to
his master and his court; particularly to the former, in the management and prefervation of his estate at a time, when the government itself was too weak to preserve
any thing from rapine and ruin. The advantage raised to himself out of a long meritorious service, was almost entirely lost upon the declining fortune of the royal
party at Manton-moor; and yet his good service in ye end, mett with what he valued
above all, the honour of having been highly trusted: and ye comfort of having honestly discharged his trust. To ye blessings of the man here remembered, was added that
of a long life, he having lived to the age of eighty-four years, a long but to him alglorius
tyme of tryal. He departed this life ye twenty-second of December, 1681, in full
hopes of a joyfull resurrection, to a much better. Erected as a monument of pure
love, by his entirely beloved wife and sorrowful widow Mrs. Elizabeth Rolleston, now
living in this parish, 1686.
Brass:—Here lieth the body of William Wylde, esq: of Mansfield, eldest son of
the late William Wylde, esq. of Nettleworth. He died March lx, 1787, in the 53rd
year of his age.
Safe in the hand of one disposing power
Or in the natal or the mortal hour.
Thomas Fothergill, A. M. nuper hujus ecclesiæ rector. Mortem obijt. Cal. 17
Jan. Anno Salut. 1703. ætat. 57:
Mural:—Hic juxta Filiolum dulcissimum acerbo olim fato præreptum Paternas
exuvias deponi voluit vir reverendissimus Samuel Hallifax, LL D. et S.T.P. ex hac
vicinia oriundus primisq. literis imbutus in academia Cantabrigiensi floruit Juris civilis prælector. Publicus et professor regius in curia prærogativa cantuariensi, facultatum commissarius: in hac ecclesia rector: in cathedrali Glocestriensi primo, deinde asaphensi episcopus: quæ per omnia officia ingenio claruit et eruditione et industria singulari: summa in ecclesiam anglicanam side: concionum vi ac suavitate flexanimas criptorum nitore et elegantia; vita, Insuper id quod primarium sibi semper habuit,
Natus est apud Mansfield, Jan. 8, 1733, calculo oppressus properata morte. obiit
Martii 4, 1790, ætatis eheu! 57. Catharina conjux, cum unico filio et sex filiabus
superstes relicta in aliquod desiderii sui solamen mœrens. P.
Patron, John Galley Knight, esq: Incumbent, when I visited, rev: Richard
Southgate. King's book, 22l. 15s. 2½d. Yearly tenths, 2l. 5s. 6¼d. Archiepisc.
pro Syn. 4s. prox. 7s. 6d. Val: in mans: cum ter: gleb: decim: &c. Isaac Knight
presented in 1778; Ralph Knight, esq: in 1735; Eliz. Galley, widow, in 1778.
In Warsop church-yard are three remarkable elm trees, the largest about 20 yards
high and 18 feet in the girth, their age unknown; they are in a state of decay, particularly the largest. See view of Warsop church, page 360.