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MIDDLE BAILIWICK. 77

Ales Foster, do. 15

Stephen Linwood, do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • • . . . • 3 5

In addition to the charity referred to in Humbleton, of which this place participates, there is a sum of 10s.
paid under the name of Meadley's Charity, in respect of a garth, containing an acre of land or thereabouts,
situated at Flinton. There are no writings to shew by whom the charity was given. The money is usually
distributed at Easter, to poor widows of the township. The village is agreeably and pleasantly situated; there
are some respectable, substantial farm houses, and a few neat cottages, but nothing deserving particular
attention.

FITLING : one of the sokes belonging to the manor of Witforness.

The manor seems to have been, at a very early period, the property of the brethren
of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem,

It being granted to the prior of that society in England, for making a chantry for the souls of the Earl of
Albemarle, and all the Lords of Burstwick." This place was also part of the fee of Scures, and subsequently
passed to the Hildyards, 31 E. I. in libero Sucatgiorum. Robert, son and heir of Johanna, who was wife of
Robert de Hildyard, gave 2s. 6id. to the king, for all the lands which the said Johanna held, the day in which she
died, of the king in Capite, viz. for 12 carucates of land and 6 bovates of the fee of Scures, in villis de Riston,
Tuustal, and Fitling.!" 9 E. II. in the Nom. Vill. Fitling is returned as in possession of the prior of St. John
and Amand de Fitling. Nothing more until the reign of H. VII. wiien Peter, son of Robert Hildyard, grants
a lease of the manor, 21 Jan. 15 H. VII. to Richard Ganham or Ganerham, to farm with lands, meadows, &c.
save 3 oxgangs, for 30 years, to commence from St. Martin's feast. " 28 H. VIII. Geo. Flinton held a mess. 3
bov. of land in Fitling, of the heirs of Hildyard. '' 12 Eliz. Edward Flinton held 1 house and 3 bovates of
land here, " de heredibus'' of Hildyard." The manor at the dissolution must have fallen into the hands of the
crown, and the Hildyards are supposed to have held of the prior of St John, as sub-lords. It appears, 16 Eliz.
Thos. Grasborough held 1 mess, of the Queen, as of her manor of Fitling, late the brethren's of St. John of
Jerusalem. Wm. Bracebridge held 1 mess. I bovate, of the queen, as of her manor of Fitling, Sec. In 1562,
16 May, 5 Eliz it appears from the Court Rolls, that the court was held in her name ; also, 9 Oct. 1602, 44
Ehz. it still continued to be so held. In 1662, it was again in the hands of the family of Hildyard, as appears
by the exchange, p. 393. In 1671, the court was held in the name of Edward Truslove. who, in his will, 14
Jan. 1677, p 1679, calls himself of Fitling, yeoman. In 1687, the manor court was held in the name ot
Frances, his widow, and Edward, his son. The family of Storr purchased the property of this Edward
Joseph Storr kept the court in his name until his death ; and his son Joseph the same. The court, in 1786,
was held in the name of the widow of Admiral Storr, who also possessed the manor of Hilston, whose descent
is given in the account of that place. It appears, from time immemorial, Fitling kept the sheriff tourn court
of Holderness.'^ E. H. Reynard, of Sunderlandwick, Esq. is the present Lord of the Manor.

Premises or less Note. — 8 Ric. II. Philip le Dispenser, sen. knt. appoints John, rector of the church of
Little Golden, his attorney, to deliver seizin of his tenements in FitUng, to Robert Potlowes, of Aldburgh.

10 Henry 5. Wm. Law, and Matilda, his wife, grant to John Taillour, of Fitling, all the lands in Fitling
which they had of Wm. Ednale, in fee.

12 H. VII. Richard Sproatley, alias Watson, clerk, gave Peter de Chauncey, of Waxham, and Christ. Potter,
of Burstwick, in trust ; and the same Richard releases to the same, all his lands here.

^ HarL MSS. No. 744. '' Ridley, 4, 59. "^ Leiger Book, at Winsted. '' Ridley, 4, 1 1 5, b.

" From an account of the Lords holding courts, in a M.S. vol. B. C. Lib. endorsed Papers de Lib. de
Holderness. ' B. C. Lib.

112



78



HUMBLETON.



20 H. VII. Peter Chauncey, of Waxham, in the parish of Owthorne, gave to John Chancy, son of Chancy,
of Tunstall, deceased, all his lands here.

21 H. VII. John Stabler, of Tunstall, and Agnes his wife, grant to Thos. Lillywhite, all their lands here.
24 H. VII. Thomas Lellywhite sold to John Hickman, 1 mess, and 2 bovates of land in Filling, and all

other tenements and lands which he had of the grant of John Stabler, and Agnes, his wife.

23 H. VIII. Wra. N'ewton, gent, sold to Wm. Maunsel, of York, 1 bovate here. 23 H. VIII. AVm. Maunsel,
of the city of York, gent, grants to Robert Hickman, half a bovate of land here. 28 H. VIII. Geo. Gower held
40 acres of land, and 6 acres of meadow here. 12 Eliz. Edward Flinton, held 1 house and 3 bovates here, of
the heirs of Hildyard. 13 Eliz. Wm. Ingram held 1 croft and J bovate of land of the queen here. 16 Eliz.
Richard Hickman held 1 mess. 2 closes, and 2 bovates of land here of the queen, as of her manor. 20 Eliz.
John Starkie, s. & h. of Wm. held 1 mess. 1 barn. 20 Eliz. Richard Hickman held 1 mess, and 2 bovates of
land, and j an acre of meadow in Fitling, and 3 roods of the queen, as of her manor of Fitling. 22 Eliz.
Henry Constable, knt. s. Sc h. of Sir John Constable, knt. held lands here in capite. 22 Eliz. John Starkie,
s. & h. of Wm. held 1 mess. 1 barn, 1 orchard, 1 close, 1 croft, 1 bovate of land of the queen, as of her manor
of Fitling. Jac. I. Alicia Hickman held 1 mess. 1 cott. 2 closes, 2 bovates and a half of land of the king.
Richard Campanion held 1 bovate of the king per f. m. Richard Hildyard, of Ottringham, held 1 mess. 1
close, I bovate and a half of land, of the king as of his manor here. 4 Car. I. R. Sprotes, of Fitling, by inden-
ture, demiseth to Wm. Towle, half a bovate here, for 998 years, bond £38 for perform' of cov'. 13 Car.
Indenture fm. Wra. Kindall to Wm. Towle, for the Inclosure of Fitling. 17 Car. Inquest says Wm. Towie
was seized of half a bov. here. 18 Car. by inquest it was found that Eliz. Towle, widow, held 1 mess. 1 cott.
2 closes, 2 bovates and a half of land here ; Wm. Towle their grandchild, s. of Wm. and s. &. h. of Wm. and
Eliz. heir aged 8 years."

The principal proprietors are E. H. Reynard, Esq. who owns most of the soil, and Sir Tatton Sykes. The
manor consists of 1420 acres, and is co-extensive with the township. The hall is occupied by Mr. Wright,
and has an extensive prospect. The village is pleasantly situated.

Longborough Lane House is a farmstead, situated to the east of the village.




The whole of the above from the Mid. Bail.




HILSTON.

ILSTON. — In Heldoveston and Hostewic (Owstwick) Murdoc has seven caru-
cates of land to be taxed, and there may be seven ploughs there. Drogo now
has it, and it is waste. Valued in King Edward's time fifty-five shillings.

The name of the place is considerably altered from its original
appellation. In a charter, bearing date 1272, it is called Hildof-
ston ; it is therefore probable it derived its name from the first
owner or cultivator. In an escheat, dated 5th Rich. [I. it is
written Hildeston, and by an easy corruption obtained its pre-
sent designation.

Ill the ^d\uii s time it was worth, with Oustwick, 35s. but in Domesday that place is returned as waste, and
uncultnated.

10 II III. about the year 12.06, Alice, daur. of Galfrid, son of Galfrid de Vernon, released to Sir Simon
Cou.stable, knt. all the lands which he had purchased in this lordship of her husband." 1 E. I. 1272, the
prioress of Nunkeeliog granted to Simon Constable, knt. all the lands and tenements and villanes be held in
this lordship of the gift of Beatrix Fribois, for other lands and tenements in the territory of Mapleton,'' 1281,
in Kirby's Inquest this place was one of the six lordships returned in which Simon le Constable held 10 caru-
cates of land as of the hon, of Alb. 13 E. I. 1284, the king granted to the above Sir Simon free warren here,
and in all his other lordships. By an inquisition, 4 E. on the death of Robert de Ross, it appears that he held
here a capital messuage, three tofts, and six oxgangs of land ; and that James was his son and heir, and of the
age of nine years.*^ By another inquisition, held 23 E. III. John le Constable held two carucates of land in
this lordship." By a third, taken on the death of Sir Robt. de Roos, of Gedney, knt. 5 R. II. 1382, he held 15
tofts and 15 oxgangs of land, and three parts of one carucate, in Hilston and Oustwick.' In the year 1584,
26 Eliz. it was found by inquest that Richard Michaelburn died seized of this manor, and the advowson of the
rectory ; Richard, his son and heir, aged 37. By another inquest, at Weightun, 21 April, 13 Ch. I. Thomas
Michaelburn, who died 21 May, 1632, held a moiety of this manor, and advowson of the church.''

The next family who seem to have possessed the manor, was that of Storr. The
following is their table of descent.

PEDIGREE OF STORR OF HILSTON".

John SxonR, of Hilston, died in September. ICi?, and was there buried on lhe=



Marmadulce Storr, died ii



■ Hilston, gent, by will, dated 24tb_Gertrude Dirick Nison,



I June, 1729, desires
wire, in tl " ■
his lands,
his grand!



Oustwick and
, John Storr;
grandson Joseph.



Catherine, wife of Richard Thompson,
Esq. married at Hilston, 27th March,
1712 ; bap. at Headon, 61h Feb. 1697,



daughter of Barker, of Headon.



Cart. 139. 47, B. C. Lil
'Ibid, 4, 13&28,



" Mid. Bail.
' Ibid. 4. 75, i



Ridley, 13-5.



Joseph Storr, vicar of Easington, niairied Eliza-
beth, daughter of Turner ; died at Hull 3rd
March, J 744, and turied 6lb March following, in
a vault within thealtar rails at Hilston ; she was
there buried 5th M.y, 1713.

The Hilston esta'e was left to Capt. Thompson, a
rcJalion by the female line.

•• — Isaac Storr, of Oustwick,= Rachel, wid. of J.



John Storr, admtial of the red, bom n^S; mar-
ried John Norrls, relict of Colonel Gordon. He
died in Bedford -square, London. 10th Jan. 17b3,
6. p. and was buried in Westminster Abbey, aged



jSiorr, or=Betty 1



Catharine,
of^Hull.^^






JO; leaves a legacy to
; Qve children of his
1 Joseph, by will dated



Mary Ellcrthorpe.
and died at Dover.



John StoiT,= Sarah Peal,
bom at I of

Sclby. I Bradford.



Marmaduke Storr.^s Hannah Smith.
of London, died I



real Storr, of Leeds.



f Jonathen Craven. ^John Storr, of Bradford, livir



Isaac Storr, died at Yo
of — unmarried ; 1
Quakers' ground in '



Jonathan Storr, of t



Joseph Storr, of Burstwicb, died aged 78 y

Hannah Crook, of Pomfret, died 6th Sept.— John Storr, of Scale-1
1781, buried at Oustwick. I died 10th Sept. 17



-Rachel, daughter of John Rains,



k ; baptized o
I Rachel t



, married Elizabeth, d



Joseph Storr, of (



Joseph Storr. Ann, '



, Lunn. John Sn



. H. Hobson. Catharine. Marraaduke.



(A) John Storr, by will, 27th Jan. 1781, p. 16th Jan. 1783, leaves his manors and lands in Fitling, Burton
Pidsea, Garton, Hilston and Humbleton, Patrington, Outhorne, Oustwick, Tunstall, to John Norris Storr,
his wife, for lite ; then to Catharine Eenney, then to Mrs. Thornhill, then Geo. Wentworth Thompson, with
remainder to Eobert Barker, cousin of the testator; the house in Bedford-square, bought of Mr. John
Tasker, to his wife, kc.

In 1 763, the manor, or reputed manor, of Hilston was offered for sale, with a capital
mess, two farms, consisting of 180 acres, I rood, 34 perches, of rich meadow and pasture,
and 19 acres of arable, let at £162. 4s. ; also, the advowson of the rectory. Mr. Storr
was always reputed lord of the manor until Mr. Thomas Dixon purchased the estate,
which passed to Sir Christopher Sykes, under which purchase Mr. Dixon claimed the
manor; and after him Sir Christopher was esteemed lord, till the year 17B7, when Mrs.
Mackrith, of Scarbro', held a review court at Aldbro', when this, with other manors, was
by the jury given to her. It is, however, at the present time again in dispute, and con-
sists of 530 acres of land, being co-extensive with the township.

The Church or chapel of Hildeston is an antient rectory, belonging to the patronage
of the family of Ruda, or Routh, knts. — Torfs East-Ridings 1615.



MIDDLE BAILIWICK.

LIST OF INCUMBENTS.



Vacated by



15th Kal. Dec.
6th Kal. Nov.

6th Ides, July
1 0th Cal. Feb.
4th Cal. June
4th Cal. Feb.
1st June



16th November


-47


16th April


1332


30th October


1365


20th October


—67


2Ist November


-69


10th February


1380


22nd August


1409


Ult. December


1413


23rd May


-14


11th July


—15


20th June


—24


Ult. January


-37


8th November


1448


3rd June


1460



28th March
26th May

21st July
26th July
28th October
30th Decembe



1261 Dns. Simon de Melsa
1273 Dns. John Talan, Presb.

i

1301 Dns. Henry de Kendall, Subdcn.

1302 Dns. Simon de Wra, Presb.
1304 Dns. Robt. de North Cave, Presb
1339' Dns. Jobs, de Ebor, Cap.

343 Dns. John Fitz Nicolas de Gar-
ton, Cap.

Dns. Simon de Sunderlandwick,
Cap.

Dns. Robt. de Frothinghara

Dns. Robt. Gode, Cap.

Dns. Robt.deAltihalldeAldbro',
Cap.

Dns. John Coke deHatefield.Pbr.

Dns. Thos. Gamell, Pbr.

Dns. John Coke, Pbr.

Dns. Ws. de Marton, Pbr.

Dns. John Bourges, Pbr.

Dns. Jobs. Jowardby, CI.

Dns. Jobs, de Brouneswold, Pbr.

Dns. Thos. Manger, Cap.

Dns. Richd. Legate, Cap.

Dns. Thos. Wynde, Cap.

Dns. Thos. Beck, Pbr.

Dns. Thos. Cotam, Pbr.

N.B. This was vicar of Paul.

Dns. W Hertforth, I'br. ob. 1493.

Dns. Thos. Smyth, Pbr.

Dns. Launcelot Smyth



1535



—45
—62



Dns. John Brown

John Bolton, 7th March, 1558

Dns. Jobs. Coldingley, CI,
Jobs. Coxe, CI.
Dns John Dringe, Pbr.
Dns. Rd. Marston, B.A.



Dns. Amandus de Ruda

kt.
the same
the same
the same

Amandus de Ruda, mil.
the same

the same

the same
the same
the same

the same
the same

Sir John Routh, kt.

the same

the same

the same

the same

the same

John Routh, Esq.

the same

the same



W. Fitz W. kt guardian
of John Cults, Esq.

Ellerker de Risby, p. h. v.
L Michaelbourn, gent,
and Thos. D. Esq.

the same
the same

Rd. Mickleburn, of Nes-
ted Kaines, in Sussex



Resig.
Mort.
Resig.



Mort.
the sai



Resig.



the same
the same
Mort.

Resig.
the same



Mort.
the same
the same

the same
the same



R«sig.
Mort.



82



Instituted.


Incumbents.


Patrons.


Facated by


8th December


16G0


John Blount, B.A.


lane Hardy


Pro defect (subjections)
of subscribing


29th January


1062


Thos. Elyott, CI.


the same




12th July


1681 James Richardson


Archbishop


Death


20th January


1713


Robert Melling


Rand Carlile, of Hull


the same


27th August


1720


Joshua Scot, A.B.


the same


the same


12th January


1731


Edwd. Robinson, A.M.


the same




7th May


1757


John Brown


Henry Mimby, p. h. v.


the same


25th March


1788 John Simpson


Sir Christ. Sykes


the same


llth "October


I8I9I Christ. Sykes


the same


Present Incumbent.



The church is capable of holding ninety persons only ; net income £50.

Testamentahy Burials. — 18th Dec. 1534. — Thomas Smith, parson of Halshara, m. w. p. * * * * in the
quire. 9th Nov. 1544. — Launcelot Smylh, parson of Halsham, m. w. p. 18th Nov. in the chancel. 9th Jan.
1570. — Thomas Smyth, parson of Halsham, m. w. p. ult. July, 1571, in the church.

The Fabric, dedicated to St. Margaret, is one of the smallest parish churches in
Holderness ; being only nineteen paces long, by six or seven paces broad. It consists
of a nave and chancel, with a wooden bell turret and vane placed on the west end of the
roof. The south side of the nave has a low plain circular-headed Norman doorway, and
a pointed window of two lights, cinque foiled, with a quatrefoil in the arch. On the north
side is a corresponding fine old Norman doorway, on a double arch, with the zigzag
moulding ; the remainder of this side is a plain bare wall. The west end has two angle
buttresses, with four set offs, and another buttress between them, with a square sashed
window. In the east end of the chancel is a modern sash-framed window, placed where
a large pointed one has formerly been ; two heads remain, which terminated the dripstone.
A quantity of ivy has grown over this end. On the south side of the chancel is the long
lancet window, seen in the view. The roof and chancel slated. Both nave and chancel
are built of sea cobbles, except a few brick reparations on the latter. The Interior is
very small, and the walls discoloured with damp. A small low circular-headed arch to the
chancel, the abacus from which it rises being five feet eight inches high. There are seven
or eight pews, with the pulpit, in the south-east corner ; the floor brick, and the nave
open to the rafters. The font is an oblong square granite block, hollow, for the basin
reaches to the bottom. The wall of the chancel arch is above three feet thick ; the outer
walls are equally solid. Its simplicity and massiveness, and Norman doorways, distin-
guish it as an original Anglo Norman building. — (See plate.)

In the chancel are two small marble mural monuments — To the memory of Catherine, wife of JIajor Ren-
wick, of Hull, who died Sept. 16, 1783, aged 77. She was daughter of Justice Storr, and sister to Admiral



MIDDLE BAILIWICK. 83

John Storr. She was a loving wife, and kind mistress ; and charitable to the poor. — Sacred to the memory of
John Storr, Esq. rear admiral of the red, who died the 10th January, 1783, aged 74. He was universally
respected, both in his public and private character.

There are half a dozen tombs in the churchyard, seen in the view. The churchyard
is enclosed with hedge rows.

The following list of proprietors is taken from the militia roll, in the year 1660, and includes the township
of Owstwick in the valuation : —

£. s. d.

Sir Hugh Bethell, kut 10 10

Robert Blunt 12 10

John Blunt 18

Alexander Dixon 12

George Green 10

Jane Hardy 70

Sir Robert Hildyard, hart. . . 40

PaulKitchin 17

Mr. Charles Laughtou . . . . 64



John Linwood

Robert Smith

Joseph Storr

Marmaduke Storr

Francis Storr

Mr. Robert Witty of York

Proprietors under £10 per ann.



£. s.


d.


10





14 10





13 10





29





50





52 ■





29






HiLSTON Mount, a considerable eminence a little to the north of the village, on which
is an octagonal tower of light brick, with a circular turret on its northern side, surmounted
with a flag staff and vane, well known at sea as a land mark. The building has a chamber
above the ground floor (which is inhabited as a cottage) ; it has a winding staircase within
the circular turret. From the summit is an extensive prospect, where the spectator
May mark the blue of the boundless deep.
When the terrible storm has been lull'd to sleep,
and on the north, the woods and grounds of Grimston Garth; to the west, a broad expanse
of champagne country ; on the north, the village and its church, with that of Tunstal,
and the woods of Winestead, and the beautiful spire of Patrington in the distance. The
place was built by Mr. Justice Storr ; the arms — party per fess, 3 Storks proper, being
sculptured on a stone over the door, with the date of its erection, 1750. It was inhabited
by part of the family during the building of the house or hall, in 1 754, and was used as a
hospital for the troops during an encampment on this coast, in the year 1794-5. The
tower is about 40 or 50 feet high ; each face 7 feet 8 or 9 inches, making about 62 feet
in circumference ; it is shewn in the distant view, (see plate.)

The old house was taken down about 40 years ago ; the site is marked by some fine
old trees. In 1783, there were only six houses in the village, the admiral's, rector's, and
poor house, included. At present a good farm house stands near the church, and there
are a few other respectable farmsteads, and a few cottages. In 1832, Hilston Mount was
1200} yards distant from the sea.



TUNSTAL,




WITH THE MANOR OF MONKEWIKE.

UNE STALE, is another of those
places which is returned in Domesday
as the soke of the manor of Chilnesse,
and containing seven carucates ; one
carucate being stated as belonging to
Witforness. The first reference to
this place after the survey, is the gift
of the church to St. Martin's Mon-
, astery, subsequently referred to.

( E. I. Kirby returns Wm. Crokehouse, as

holding 2 oxgangs, at the rate of 48 carucates
to a knt."s fee. The heir of Stephen Ilill (de Monte) as holding 2 oxgangs by the same rate. Robert Hild-
yard, and John, son of Henry de Preston, as holding lands on the same terms ; yet neither of these several
proprietors, nor their descendants, are named. 9 E. II. in the Nomina Villarum, Wm. de Eos, of Helmsley,
being returned as sole lord of Tunstal, in that document. Soon after this period Sir Roger de Gryraston is
stated in the family pedigree as being Lord of Tunstal, in which family it continued for a long succession of
years.

There appears, however, to have been another manor in Tunstal, according to Domes-
day, called

MONKEWIKE, and surveyed as a berewick of St. John de Beverley.
In Moneuuic two carucates of land to be taxed. Laud to two ploughs. Six Villanes have there three
ploughs, and they pay ten shillings.

It belonging to the monastery of Beverley suggests its etymology. Sir Henry Ellis,
in his introduction to Domesday, says — " that as some places mentioned in the survey
have been since quite depopulated, and every memorial of them lost, so others, which are
of consequence, did not exist in the time of the Conqueror. It may be of service, he
continues to observe, that local enquiries will often ascertain the sites of places men
tioned in Domesday, of which all memory is supposed to be lost ; and that the names of
places in the survey, are not in every instance those of villages, but frequently of manors,
and sometimes of very small and insignificant portions of land." This manor is somewhat
an illustration of the remark. It is first noticed —

Inquest post mortem — Robert, Lord of Ross, de Bever, Monkewike is a member of Ros.^ 17 E. III. Wm.
Ross de Ilamlake, held 1 wind mill and divers free rentals in Monkwike, of the provost of Beverley ; Wm.
son and heir.'' 37 E. III. Margery de Eoos, wife of Wm. de Roos, of Hamlake, held the manor of Monkewike,



■ Escb. No. 24, Turr. Lond.



" Ridley, 4-



MIDDLE BAILIWICK. 85

of Richard Ravenser, provost of Beverley, at a rental of £3 per annum.^ 28 H. VIII. the annual fee ferms
paid to the provost of Beverley, of tenements in Monkewike, amounted to SOsh.'" Inquisition 30 H. VIII. Geo.
Gower held certain lands and tenements in Tunstal and Monkewick, of Walter de Grimston, in com soccage f
from which it would appear, that at the dissolution of the monasteries, it had passed to the Grimston family,
with whom it has continued ever since.

The manor lies along the sea cliff, and at the time of Domesday, must have been much
more considerable, as containing 2 carucates. It has suffered materially from the devas-
tations of the sea, and not many years hence will be entirely gone. With respect to the
manor of Tunstel, according to an inquisition taken

28 September, 14 Eliz. on the decease of Mary Stanhope, widow of S. Stanhope, Esq. it appears that shedied
seized of the manors of Tunstal, Preston, and Wa.\ham, and that Catharine Stanhope was her daughter and
heir. 24 Eliz. the queen gave license to Brian Robinson, of alienating the manors of Tunstal, Wa.\ham, and
Preston, to Launcelot Alford, and his heirs.''

This does not agree with the previous statement of the manor of Tunstal, continuing in
the Grimston family uninterruptedly. A want of access to the court rolls of ancient
times, has prevented the deficiency from being supplied, as to the manner in which this
manor passed from the Grimstons, and again returned to them, as Charles Grimston, Esq.
of Kilnwick, is the present lord. The courts are held at a public-house in the village.
The manor consists of 1293a. Or. 16p. and is co-extensive with the township.

Premises of less note. — 4 £. I. 1275. Wm. de Crockhow, confirms to Mas. Thomas Grimston, and his
heirs, an oxgang of land, with a toft and croft here, which he, the said Thomas, held of the gift of Robert de
Filling, and Emma his wife; attested by John de Carlton, and Wm. the Lord of Grimston. 10 E. II. Wra.



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