27 October 1558: Nottinghamshire. A month from Michaelmas. Edward Kelstern (by Simon Bracebrydge) v. Geoffrey Wasten late of Hogesyn Hall in county Derby gentleman: Debt 111s 8d, Richard Longe of Retford in the county aforesaid [yoman]: Debt 40s. Defendants have not come; sicut pluries had been ordered to be taken; not found; to be exacted, for quindene of Easter [9 April 1559]: Writ to Thomas Chalfount deputy sheriff of Nottinghamshire; Writ to Simon Bracebridge deputy sheriff of Derbyshire.
7 April 1879: Deserter from Her Majesty’s Service: A reward of from 5s to 20s is offered for the apprehension of Thomas E. Hinks, [Reg. No:] 3344, Royal Horse Artillery; [born:] East Retford, Nottinghamshire; [trade] moulder; [age] 22¼; [size:] 5[ft] 4⅝[in]; [hair:] dark brown; [eyes:] blue; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] dark; [date of desertion:] 24 March 1879 [at] Dublin; [marks & remarks: blank]
July 1930: Bootham School, Summer Term 1930: List of Boys: John H. Rogers, Retford: Upper Schoolroom, bedroom 24, Penn House