Articles from the Cranmer Local History Group
|Gregg Redford||Monday 11th February 2008|
1066 The Manor of Whatton with jurisdiction over one of the three manors of Aslockton and one the two manors of Hawkesworth are granted to Gilbert de Grand as Tennant in Chief by William 1st. Gilbert installs Robert as Lord of the Manor.
1088 Whatton is included in the Domesday Book.
1100 – 1134 Walter succeeds his father (Robert) as Lord of the Manor. Walter is Knighted by Henry I and ‘Arms’ were granted.
1135 – 1189 Robert succeeds his father (Walter).
1147 Pope BLESSED EUGENE III issues a papal bull giving the residents of Aslockton (a chapelry within the parish of Whatton) the right of Burial in Whatton Church.
make a grant of the Church and Land in Whatton (and Aslockton) to Welbeck Abbey
in memory of her father (Robert) and her late husband (William Lord Heriz).
1191 – 1205 Adelina recorded as the ‘Dame of the Manor of
Whatton’ in the 4th Scutage of King John.
1205 – 1215 Henry de Novo Mercato (Newmarch), the son of Adam and Adelina succeeds to the Manors of Bentley and Whatton.
1216 Adam succeeds his father (Henry) as the Lord of the Manors of Whatton and Bentley.
Adams eldest son succeeds him as Lord of the Manor of Bentley.
1241 Adam Newmarch receives a grant of land from Welbeck Abbey, described as being; ‘that land that lies between his house and the causeway to Aslockton’.
1243 Adam de Newmarch recorded as holding the ‘fee of Whatton’ from Gilbert de Gand.
de Newmarch succeeds his father (Adam) to the Manor of Whatton.
de Newmarch succeeds his father (Henry) to the Manor of Whatton.
1334 Thomas de Newmarch is granted a Charter of ‘Market and Fair’ by Edward III
1335 – 1375 Thomas de Newmarch succeeds his father (Thomas) to the Manor of Whatton.
de Newmarch succeeds his father (Thomas) as the Lord of the Manor.
1378 – 1403 Elizabeth
de Newmarch, daughter and heiress of Hugh de Newmarch, marries her cousin Ralph
de Newmarch of the BENTLEY branch of the family. The marriage unites the
BENTLEY and WHATTON lines of the family.
1404 – 1424 Robert de Newmarch (son of Ralph and Elizabeth) succeeds to the Manors of BENTLEY and WHATTON.
de Newmarch daughter and heiress of Robert marries John Nevill, younger son of
the Duke of Westmorland.
daughter and heiress of John Nevill and Elizabeth de Newarch marries Sir
1501 Thomas Cranmer (the ather f Archbishop Cranmer) is buried in Whatton Church.
1517 Royal Commission of Henry VIII establishes that land has been unlawfully enclosed in Whatton by Sir William Gascoigne.
Cranmer (Nephew of the Archbishop) petitions Queen Elizabeth I for the right to
sell the Rectory of the Church and lands in Whatton and Aslockton (inherited
from Archbishop Thomas Cranmer). The petition is granted.
1560 – 1596 Sir
William Gascoigne sells Whatton Manor to Sir Thomas Stanhope of Shelford (the
Grandfather of Phillip the 1st Earl of Chesterfield).
1694 Sir William Stanhope establishes almhouses near Shelford for poor men of six parishes including Whatton.
1738 John Clayton leaves £10 in his will for the poor of Whatton.
1764 Thomas Hall grandfather of Thomas Dickinson Hall enrolled as a freeman of Nottingham.
1789 – 1790 Whatton Enclosure Act enacted.
1807 Whatton Church repaired and pewed at a cost of £1,700.
Hall buys Whatton Manor for his grandson Thomas Dickinson Hall.
1841 The building of Whatton Manor on Manor Lane completed.
1841 – 1863 The
majority of the cottages and farm houses rebuilt by Thomas Dickinson Hall.
1870 Thomas Dickinson Hall funds the ‘restoration’ of Whatton Church.
1874 Cecil Haffenden Hall (Thomas’s heir) dies in an acciden
1879 Thomas Dickinson Hall dies.
1881 Montagu Haffenden Hall inherits from his Grandfather (Thomas Dickinson Hall).
1890 Sophia Hall funds the building of St. Thomas in Aslockton in memory of her son Thomas Kendrick Hall (former Vicar of Whatton).
1896 Sophia Hall dies.
1919 Montagu Haffenden Hall sells Whatton Manor. The Manor ceases to be a ‘closed’ manor.
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