Manorial documents relating to the property, rents and tenants of several estate ownersin Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, 1340-1946

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

  • An Extent of the Manor of Langar and Barnstone in Nottinghamshire. This document is a parchmentroll giving details of tenants, the extent of their holdings and services, and the value from rentsof the lands they held. The document is divided into details of the various types of manorial tenantand land tenure. Latin. Undated, c. 1340 (MS 66/1);
  • An account of lands belonging to William de Blyton de Leadenham and John Burden [RotulusOccidental]. Latin. c. 1360 (MS 66/2);
  • Rental of Robert de Caunton [Rentale Roberti de Calnetora]. This document is a parchment rollproviding an account of the tenants, their lands and the rents they paid to Robert de Caunton.Latin. 1340 (MS 66/3);
  • An account of property of Robert de Caunton in the parish of Caunton, Nottinghamshire [Reddituspertineo de Robertum de Calveton 'in parochia de Calveton']. Latin. undated, c.1340 (MS 66/4);
  • Manuscript transcript of MS 66/1, perhaps by T.M. Blagg. Undated, c. 1930s (MS 66/5);
  • Typescript introduction and translation of MS 66/1 by Professor L. Owen. Undated, c. 1946 (MS66/6);
  • Three Nottinghamshire Manorial Records (Nottingham: Thoroton Society, 1946) by ProfessorL. Owen consisting of a translation of MS 66/3, an introduction and translation of MS 66/1, and atranslation of an annual account role of the Manors of Scarrington, Car Colston, Screveton andOrston (1413-1414). 1946 (MS 66/7);
  • Manuscript transcript of MS 66/2 by T.M. Blagg. Undated, c. 1930s (MS 66/8);
  • Manuscript transcript of MS 66/3 by T.M. Blagg. Undated, c. 1930s (MS 66/9);
  • Manuscript transcript by T.M. Blagg of the annual account role of the Manors of Scarrington, CarColston, Screveton and Orston translated in MS 66/7. Undated, c. 1930s (MS 66/10);
  • Manuscript transcript of MS 66/4, perhaps by Professor Owen. Undated, c. 1940s (MS 66/11);
  • Manuscript transcript by T.M. Blagg of a document referring to King William I and not representedin this collection. Undated, c. 1940s (MS 66/12).

Administrative / Biographical History

Langar and Barnstone in Nottinghamshire became in post conquest times a joint manor and formedpart of the Honour of Peverel. Before the Norman Conquest, Godric was the chief landowner in Langarwhile in Barnstone, Godric and Azoe each had an estate and a hall. In 1086, the chief landowners inLangar and Barnstone were William Peverel and Walter de Aincurt. In 1162, Henry II gave lands inClifton and Langar to Gerbod de Escalt who in turn passed them to Gerard de Rodes. These estatesremained with the de Rodes family until they were granted to Robert and Eva Tibetot and their son,Pain, in 1285 by John de Rodes. Pain's great-granddaughter, Margaret Tibetot married Roger le Scropewhose father Richard received custody of the Tibetot lands from King Edward III in 1372. From theScropes, Langar and other estates passed by marriage in 1672 to the Howes.

The lands in Nottinghamshire which are the subject of the rental (MS 66/3) in this collectionform part of the estate of Robert de Caunton in the middle of the 14th century. Previously they hadbeen held by Thomas de Muskham who in 1302 had in North Muskham and Caunton one fourth of a knight'sfee. By 1346, these estates had passed into the possession of Robert de Caunton, the Prior ofNewstead, and other tenants, who held between them one knight's fee. From Robert de Caunton, theselands went to the Prior of Newstead who was in possession of them in 1428.


No arrangement of the collection has been undertaken.

Conditions Governing Access

ACCESS: Pending full cataloguing access to thecollection is limited and is possible only for registered users by advance notice and agreement.

LANGUAGE: English, Latin

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in thedescription belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Custodial History

The collection was given to the library of University College Nottingham (now The University ofNottingham) at an unknown date before 1948.

Related Material

  • Warwickshire County Record Office: Deeds relating to Langar cum Barnstone, Nottinghamshireamongst the papers of the Scrope and Waller families.


Translated and edited by Professor L.V.D. Owen, Three Nottinghamshire ManorialRecords (Nottingham: Thoroton Society, 1946)