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The Reresby Family 13th Century


JOHN ruled 1199--1216 Youngest son of Henry 11
HENRY 111 ruled 1216--1272 Eldest son of John
EDWARD 1 ruled 1272--1307 Eldest son of Henry 111

The Kings and Queens of the time are also recorded as a guide to the political turmoil's of the times in which the Reresby's lived



The Family Gain their Place


Ralph Savile who was the, son of Richard de Savile gave with his body to Roche Abbey half a carucate in Brinsworth and Templeborourgh in the territory of Brinsworth,  the monks of Roche Abbey continued holding the land under the Reresbys of Thrybergh;

With the death of Ralph who had no issue the manor of Ickles was then by escheat reverted back to Ralph De Normanville. Around 1250 the property at Ickles passed on to Margery Normanville his daughter, and Ralph De Reresby.  The original charter, which was sealed with the arms of Normanville was produced to the heralds at the Yorkshire Visitation of 1584-5


Sir John Reresby states that Ralph De Reresby was possessed in 1252 of the manor house called Th’ Ickles in the Lordship of Brisworth and gives the following extract of a lease dated that year.

1252 This is the agreement between Ralph De Reresby and Simon Scott of Rotherham, that is to say that the said Ralph had leased to the said Simon. All his land of Th’Ickles with meadows and common pastures etc. excepting the meadow which the monks of Roche hold of Ralph De Normanville. The term three years, the rent, half a pound of pepper.

Witnesses, Sir Ralph de Eccleshall, Sir John De Bosvile, Sir Ralph De Normanville, Ralph son of Ralph De Normanville,etc.

The property leased by this agreement comprised some 300 to 400 acres and in the phrase’Terram de th’Ickles’ all buildings upon the land would be included. This was for a term of only three years. Shortly after this Ralph De Reresby and Margery passed all their holdings in the territory of Brinsford to Hugh de Roderham, clerk  by charter.


The Reresby family also gained Ashover or as spelt in ancient times Essoure. Prior to the Doomsday-Book, this manor of Ashover (Essoure) had been held by the two younger sons of Earl Godwin who were Leuric and Levenot. These two must have fell foul of the King because after the Doomsday Book Ashover belonged to Ralph Fitzhubert, and a man named Serlo held it under him.  Serlo was known as Serlo de Plesley, from Plesley, which was the family home. This Serlo had a descendent named also Serlo de Plesley and he died around 1203. His co-heirs were his two daughters who were married to Willoughby of Lincolnshire and Deincourt, who had possession of the manor in moieties.


This is where the Reresby family enter the history of Ashover when a Reresby of Lincolnshire married one of the co-heiresses of Deincourt . Then to further the Reresby fortune a Sir Robert Willoughby who was the son of the co-heiress of Plesley, exchanged his share of Ashover with the Reresby family for their interest in the Plesley estate.

 The Musters' families share of Ashover manor then  was divided between two sons. Geffrey one of the sons passed to Robert Perpoynt  a portion of the manor. This left Ashover divided into four parts with Adam de Reresby, Ralph de Reresby, Robert Perpoynt and Henry Musters, being stated in the Nomina Villarum to have been lords of Ashover.


Ralph de Reresby was found in 1269 on the feet of fines

Sir Adam Reresby  Knight  married Anne Beke they had a son named Alexander Reresby who married Amarilla Omfields they had a son named Isidore Reresby who married Amicia Deincourt around 1282 . The Reresbys were at Ashover from 1282 until 1623.

The All Saints Parish Church at Ashover had a new doorway built by by Margery Reresby in 1275

In the last part of the 13th century Richard De Gotham is residing at Ickles in right of his wife Cicely, neice and heir of the said Hugh de Roderham, Rector of Penistone. This Richard upon his sale in 1280 of the site of the inn called the Swan in the beast market of Rotherham, reserved to himself and his heirs a rent of one penny, to be rendered with the best room and stable, to the use of the heir of the family upon Rotherham fair day.

I finde a deed wher Richard De Gotham and Cecilla his wife give to Joane their daughter that land which Mr. Alexander, vicar of the moyetie of Rotherham held of them, then reserving the rent to them and their heirs of one penny per annum dated annum
Which penny is yearly paid to me from the owner of the Swann
Inn in Rotherham, and the best roome in the house and the best stable is by custome reserved for the heir of this family upon the ffair day’.

 [ In 1687 May 16th the following was recorded.

Being Whitsun Monday and Rotherham Fair day, I went in the afternoon to the sign of the Swan to receive my rent of one penny, a rent reserved on the sale by my predecessors of that house some 400 years since with the best room and stable to the use of the heir upon Rotherham fair day. ]

 Yorkshire Lay subsidy of 1297 finds this

Majister Joannes Letar and Cecillia De Gotham both residents at Brinsford each having also  a house in the township of Rotherham.

Upon the death of Cecily de Gotham the estate of Ickles was passed on to her son John Gotham, then to his son John Gotham and finally you've guessed it the great grandson of Cecily also named John. The latter having no male heir passed on the estate to his sister Cecily who happened to be the wife of Sir Thomas de Reresby. This is the same Cecily De Reresby who is portrayed in a high fourteenth century head dress, praying at a desk on a window of St Leonard's Church Thrybergh


John Reresby married Margaret Lassels who was the daughter of Sir Richard . Lassels of Estricl,  circa late 13th century


Therefore by the end of the 13th century the Reresby family had acquired two sizeable estates, and established themselves as a family of note..




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