White's Directory of Nottinghamshire, 1853



Stokeham is a small village and parish, five miles north east from Tuxford, only containing 60 inhabitants, and about 564 acres of land, of which, William and John Otter, and Joseph Quibell are resident owners, and Thomas Kneeton and Frederick Beardsall have estates here; but Earl Manvers is lord of the manor, which in Doomsday Book is called Estoches, and was soc to Fledborough, of the fee of the Bishop of Lincoln, and was successively held by the families of Lysure, Bassett, Swift and Amstrudders.

The church is a small fabric, annexed to the vicarage of East Drayton, which has all the tithes of the parish; the Rev. John Goodacre is the incumbent.

Barber Thomas, cottager
Otter Mr John, senior
Otter Mr John, junior
Spencer Robert, cottager


Beardsall Fredk
Downes John
Otter William
Yeomans Samuel (bailiff)

[Transcribed by Clive Henly]