TABLE OF CONTENTS.
General physical appearance of North Nottinghamshire; cars of Styrrup, Everton, and Gringley; Bassetlaw; geological character of the country; sections exhibited by the coal-mine at Shireoaks; chemical analysis of the soil; British, Roman, Saxon, Danish, and Norman eras; Sherwood Forest; Domesday Survey, explanation of some terms used in topography of the shire
De Builli, the first Norman Lord of the Honour of Tickhill, and founder of the Monastery of Blyth; his estates in the counties of Nottingham and York; his family; Tickhill Castle, his capital residence, account of, and of Chapel Royal of Queen Eleanor within its walls; the Honour of Tickhill, its descent, till finally incorporated in the Duchy of Lancaster; sieges of the castle by Pudsey Bishop of Durham (with brief account of this prelate), and Thomas Earl of Lancaster; surrender of to forces of Parliament in the Rebellion; Church of Tickhill and Priory of St. Augustine
Antiquity of the name of Blyth; Ancient castle and church, the existence of, considered; Foundation Charter of Benedictine Convent; analysis of its privileges and possessions; confirmation of its rights by Henry I., Stephen, Henry II., and Earl John; surveys of its estates in Taxation of Pope Nicholas, Nona? Roll, Inquisition of 1379, Valor Ecclesiasticus, and Paper Surveys of Henry VIII.
Constitution of the Convent of Blyth; alien priories, their nature, treatment of during wars with France; establishment and expenditure of Blyth Priory; its domestic arrangements and daily life List of Priors; conventual and parish church under one roof, its original plan, subsequent improvements and changes; bells and chimes; guilds; lights; lands; monuments; ordinations held in; destructions, severances, and mutilations of; unsuccessful attempt made to restore; only perfect manner of restoration of pointed out; the Vicarage; earliest existing endowment of; supplement to; value of the benefice in time of Henry VIII.; additional minister endowed to assist vicar; wisdom of such endowments, and mischief arising from their spoliation; survey of vicarage 5th Elizabeth; ancient manses; abbey lands, modus upon; catalogue of vicars, with biographical notice of Rev. John Rudd; requirements of the parish
Measures of spoliation prior to the destruction of the monasteries by Henry VIII.; Roche and Worksop, neighbouring convents of; their condition at the time of their suppression; Blyth Convent, suppression of; grant of site and demesnes; alienation of; descent of; Saunderson family, account and pedigree of, with brief history of life and writings of Bishop Saunderson; his church at Boothby Pagnell; family of Mellish; their pedigree; Edward Mellish rebuilds Blyth Hall; manor of Blyth; family of Walker; rectory of the parish; parish school; charities; Blyth Norway; concluding remarks
Barnby Moor; ancient condition of the township, as gathered from charters; manor of, united with that of Blyth; other possessions of convent of Blyth here, probable fate of; modern proprietors; tithes, great and small, commuted for land; opinion of Bishop Horsley on this subject; Bilby, incorporated with Barnby Moor; families of Fitz-Ranulph, Orreby, Chaworth, Hewet, Osborne (postea Dukes of Leeds), Clifton, Levinz, Vane, Foljambe, proprietors of; pedigree of Vane of Bilby; the tithes of Bilby . .
Torworth; ancient family of Moles, grantees of the Manor of Serlby with Torworth from Roger Mowbray; brief historical account of Mowbray and his descendants till allied with Howards; descent of the manor through the families of Moles, Serlby, and Saunderson, to that of Monckton; School of Harworth founded and endowed by Brailsford and Mary Saunderson; Torworth estate enlarged by Moncktons; families of Cromwell, Banks, and Sutton, with memoir of John Cromwell, nonconformist minister of Clayworth; pedigree of noble family of Monckton Arundell, Viscounts Galway; Sir Philip Monckton and other members of this family
Ranskill; a manor of Archbishops of York from Conquest; ancient diocese of York; Edwin, Paulinus; Aidan and See of Lindisfarne; his successors; division of Northumbria into four dioceses, of York, Hexham, Lindisfarne, and Whitherne; plan of Gregory the Great and Beda for increase of episcopate; modern legislation on this subject; possessions and privileges of ancient sees; early condition of Ranskill; proprietors in 17th and 18th centuries; Bishopfield; Tithes of; Archiepiscopal courts of North Soke; Palace of Scrooby; Wolsey
Hodsock; its divisions; probable meaning of name; first Lord of Hodsock after Conquest, Torald de Lizours; Cressys, second lords; their estates; intestine rebellions in reigns of Henry II., Richard I., John, and Henry III.; great men of North Notts, in arms against John; of whom William Cressy one; founds hospital of lepers and chapel at Hodsock; he and his descendants benefactors to convent of Blyth; pedigree of Cressy; wills of Sir Hugh and Sir John Cressy; estates of Cressys go to Cliftons and Markhams, through co-heiresses; Markhams; Cressy Hall; Cliftons, third lords of Hodsock; early descent; pedigree; brief accounts of some members of the family, with wills of 15th and 17th centuries; Mellishes, fourth lords of Hodsock; ancient residence or hall of Hodsock; present gateway; ancient chapel; nature of these chapels; very common in ancient times; hospital of lepers and district called Spital; endowments of hospital; their fate; districts of Holm, Hermeston, Goldthorp, Costrup, Woodhouse, Hodsock Park, and Fleecethorp; tithes; monster modus of Great Hodsock; nature and injustice of moduses
Olcotes and Styrrup, manor of; its descent; families of Lizours and de Stirap; Philip of Olcotes, his public life in reigns of John and Henry III.; Darcys; Cressys; families of Lovetot, Furnival, and Talbot; the latter, proprietors in Styrrup; Sheffield Hospital; its property in this township; tithes; ancient Tournament Field between Blyth and Styrrup; the licences and rules of Richard I. for tournaments; a tournament at Blyth; mention of the field in subsequent reigns
Bawtry and Austerfield; early history and descent of the manors, through the families of Vipont, Despenser, Beauchamp, and Neville, to those of Lister and Milnes; the chapelries; Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene; Robert Morton; Bishop Lake; schools; new benefice of Bawtry cum Austerfield