SHERRINGTON, in the hundred and deanery of Newport, lies about two miles north of Newport-Pagnell on the road to Olney. The principal manor was anciently in the Paganells, afterwards in the Tyringhams and Backwells. It was sold in 1694 to the Chapmans, and is now, by purchase, the property of William Praed esq. of Tyringham, the representative of its former proprietors.
Another manor passed by a female heir from the Bassets to the Greys, and was afterwards successively in the families of Marriot, Montgomery, and Norton. From the Nortons it passed by marriage to the Pargiters. It is now, by inheritance from the latter, the property of Dryden Smith esq. in whose family it has been nearly a century.
The Mercers' company have a manor, or manor-farm in this parish, given by Dr. John Colet, dean of St. Paul's, in the year 1519, to that company, in trust for charitable uses. Browne Willis mentions another manor, which was successively in the families of Caron, Linford, Reynes, Lowe, and Adams, and was afterwards purchased (about the year 1710) by the Chesters. The present Mr. Chester has an estate in this parish, but does not exercise any manerial rights.
The bishop of Lincoln is patron of the rectory. The parish has been inclosed by an act of parliament passed in 1796, when a corn-rent was settled on the rector in lieu of tithes.