Notable dates in the history of Whatton-in-the-Vale

Working through a variety of sources the list below provides an incomplete list of notable dates for the Parish of Whatton-in-the-Vale.

500 BC

47 AD

Late Iron-age settlement
47 AD

410 AD

Romano-British period
410 AD

800 AD

Early Saxon Settlement
800 AD

900 AD

Danish (Norse) Settlement
900 AD

1066 AD

Whatton Anglo-Dane Settlement – Ulf Fenwick
1066 AD Robert (de Whatton) installed as Lord of the Manor of Whatton by Gilbert de Grand
1086 AD Whatton included in Domesday Book
1134 AD Walter succeeds his father (Robert) as Lord of the Manor of Whatton.

Walter Knighted.

1147 AD Pope Blessed Eugene III issues Papal Bull granted the residents of Aslockton the right of Burial in Whatton Churchyard
1150 AD Robert succeeds his father (Walter) as Lord of the Manor of Whatton
1180 AD Adelina de Whatton (Robert’s daughter) marries William de Heriz
1189 AD William de Heriz dies
1190 AD Robert de Whatton dies.

Adelina succeeds her father and becomes Dame of Whatton.

1191 AD Adelina gives the Church and Land to Welbeck Abbey in memory of her late Husband and Father.

Adelina pays the King 100 pieces of silver so he can marry whom she pleases

1204 AD Adelina marries Adam Novo Mercatii (Newmarch) Lord of the Manor of Bentley (Yorks).
1210 AD Henry de Novo Mercatii succeeds his father and mother of Lord of the Manors of Bentley and Whatton.
1216 AD Adam de Newmarch succeeds his father as Lord of the Manors of Bentley and Whatton
1237 AD John de Newmarch Adam’s elder son succeeds to the Manor of Bentley.

Adam de Newmarch the younger son succeeds to the Manor of Whatton.

The Newmarch family split into two lines:

The Bentley Line and

The Whatton Line.

1241 AD Adam receives a grant of land from Welbeck Abbey, described as ‘that land that lies between his house and the causeway to Aslockton’ (The causeway is probably the current footpath to Aslockton).
1243 AD Adam Newmarch recorded as holding the Fee of Whatton from Gilbert de Gand.
1247 AD Henry de Newmarch succeeds his father (Adam) as Lord of the Manor of Whatton.

Henry confirms Adelina de Whattons gift to Welbeck Abbey.

1275 AD Henry is granted the right of Free Fishing (the establishment of the Fish Ponds).
1315 AD Thomas de Newmarch succeeds his father (Henry) as Lord of the Manor of Whatton.

Thomas is commanded by Edward II ‘to lead his men and repel the Scots’.

1334 AD Thomas de Newmarch is granted a ‘Charter of Market and Fair’ by Edward III.
1350 AD Thomas de Newmarch succeeds his father (Thomas) to the Manor of Whatton.
1377 AD Sir Hugh de Newmarch succeeds his father (Thomas) as the Lord of the Manor of Whatton.

The grant of a charter of ‘Market and Fair’ is confirmed.

Purchases the fee for himself and his heirs.


1378 AD
1403 AD
Elizabeth de Newmarch, daughter and heiress of Sir 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.

Ralph de Newmarch succeeds to the Manors of Whatton and Bentley.

1404 AD

1424 AD

Joanne de Newmarch (son of Ralph and Elizabeth) marries John Neville, the younger son of the Duke of Westmoreland.

Robert Neville succeeds his father-in-law (Ralph) as Lord of the Manors of Whatton and Bentley.

1458 AD Joan daughter and heiress of John Neville marries Sir William Gascoigne.

Sir William becomes Lord of the Manors of Whatton and Bentley.

1501 AD Thomas Cranmer the father of the Archbishop is buried in Whatton Church.
1517 AD Royal Commission establishes that land has been unlawfully enclosed in Whatton. Sir William Gascoigne is fined.
1547 AD The King, by his indenture bearing the date the 20th March this year, for the sum of £429 13s 2d., granted to Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, the site of the priory of Artlington, and divers lands thereto belonging, and the site of the abbey of Kirkstall, and the demesne lands thereof, and other land and hereditaments appertaining to the same; and the rectories of Whatton and Aslockton, in this county, with the advowson of the churches, both of which lately belonged to the abbey of Welbeck; and the manor of Wood-hall, in Ratcliffe, in this county, and the advowson of the church of Kingsworth, in the county of Kent to him and his heirs, for ever.
1565 AD Thomas Cranmer (nephew of the Archbishop) petitions the Queen for the right to alienate the Rectory of Whatton and Aslockton.
1560 AD

1596 AD

.Sir William Gascoigne sells Whatton Manor to Sir Thomas Stanhope of Shelford (the Grandfather of Phillip 1st Earl of Chesterfield.
1694 AD Sir William Stanhope (father of the 1st Earl) establishes almshouses near Shelford for poor men of six parishes including Whatton.
1738 AD John Clayton leaves £10 in his will for the poor of Whatton
1789 AD
1790 AD
Whatton Enclosure Act enacted
1807 AD Whatton Church ‘repewed’ at a cost of £1,700
1840 AD Thomas Hall (Lace factor and Freeman of Nottingham (1764)) purchases Whatton Manor for his grandson Thomas Dickinson Hall.

The patronage of the Church reunited with the Lordship of the Manor.

1841 AD The building of Whatton Manor (TD Hall) completed.
1841 AD
1866 AD
‘Remodelling’ of Whatton undertaken by TD Hall. New ‘homesteads’ (the Gables, Hollies, Elmcote, Manor Lodge and Whipling), estate properties (Gardeners, Gamekeepers, Chauffeurs, estate cottages and cottages on Sunbeam Street), residences including the Manor House and the Grange and the School.
1868 AD TD Hall engineered the alienation of Aslockton from Whatton Parish to Scarrington.
1870 AD
1871 AD
TD Hall funds the ‘restoration’ of Whatton Church.
1874 AD Cecil Haffenden Hall (TD Halls heir) dies in an accident.
1879 AD TD Hall dies.
1886 AD Sophia Hall provides Cranmers’ Cottage (Aslockton) and equips it for use as a Mission Room for Aslockton.
1890 AD The Rev. Thomas Kendrick Hall, former Vicar of Whatton and son of TD Hall, dies in the sinking of the SS Quetta.
1890 AD
1891 AD
Sophia Hall (the widow of TD Hall) funds the building of St. Thomas in Aslockton in memory of her son the Rev. TK Hall.
1894 AD Whatton Parish Meeting established by statute John Innocent appointed Chairman of the Parish Meeting.
1894 AD Aslockton Parish Council established. Montagu Hall appointed Chairman.
1896 AD Sophia Hall dies.
1900 AD Montagu Haffendon Hall reports for duty with the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
1914 AD John Frederick Houghton found guilty but insane of the murder of William (his father) and Jasper (his brother) at Whatton Windmill.
1919 AD Montagu Hall sells Whatton Manor. The majority of the estate purchased by SE Chesterman
1919 AD Aslockton reunited with Whatton Parish
1928 AD WG Player purchases Whatton Manor and Estate from SE Chesterman.


Last update May 2014

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