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THE HOLDERS OF LANDS I hide, and the like now. The land is for 2 ploughs. In demesne there is I plough and (there are) I villein and 6 bordars with I plough. In the time of king Edward, and afterwards, it was worth 3 pounds ; now 40 shillings. The men of the Hundred testify that this manor was separated by the Sheriff from the land (preititum fuit extra firmam) farmed out by king Edward, and that bishop Osbern had not this manor in the time of king Edward. 1 THE LAND OF THE BISHOP OF BAYEUX * IN BLACHETFELLE [BLACKHEATH] HUN- DRED V. THE BISHOP of Bayeux holds in demesne BRVNLEI [Bramley]. Alnod Cild held it of king Edward. It was then assessed for 34 hides. Four of these hides belonged to free men who could withdraw from Alnod. 3 Over and above these there is land up to (ad) two ploughs in the manor itself which never rendered geld. All these lands are now farmed with (in firma de) BRUNLEI [Bramley]. The land is for 35 ploughs. In demesne there are 6 ploughs ; and (there are) 84 villeins and 40 cottars* with 32 ploughs. There are 3 churches ; 5 and 1 8 serfs ; and 5 mills worth 26 shillings ; and 20 acres of meadow. Wood worth 100 hogs. In the time of king Edward it was worth 40 pounds, 6 and after- wards 30 pounds ; now 60 pounds, and yet it renders 80 pounds less 40 pence. Since the Bishop was seised thereof (saisivii) it has not rendered geld. The Bishop himself holds CELEORDE [Chil- worth) in BROLEGE [Bramley]. Alwin Boi held it, and could take what lord he pleased (potuit ire quo voluit). It was then assessed for 3 hides ; now for nothing. The land is 1 Osbern was resident in England before the Conquest.

  • Odo, Bishop of Bayeux and Earl of Kent,

half-brother to the King. His holdings appear to be his as Earl of Kent ; and on his rebellion against William Rufus they reverted to the Crown. They were not possessions of his See.

  • i.e. choose another lord.
  • Cottars, not bordars as otherwise uni-

versally in Blackheath Hundred. This is on the frontier of Godalming Hundred, where cottars are almost universal. 5 Perhaps Bramley, Wonersh and St. Martha's (vulg.). 6 Solidos in original corrected to libras. . 7 In demesne there is I plough ; and (there are) 6 villeins and 2 cottars with 2 ploughs. There is a mill worth J shillings. The whole is worth 70 shillings. In BRUNLEGE [Bramley] there are 2 more hides. 8 Anschil held them in the time of king Edward, and could take what lord he pleased (potuit ire quo vo/uii). It was then assessed for 2 hides ; now for nothing. There are 3 villeins and I cottar with i plough. The land is for I plough. It is worth 36 shillings. The Bishop has 2^ more hides in the same place, which Alvric held in the time of king Edward, and could put them under the pro- tection of what lord he pleased (cum eis potuit ire quo voluit). The land is for 2 ploughs. It lies in WODETONE [Wotton] Hundred. It is worth 32 shillings. 9 The same Bishop has I more hide there. A certain widow holds it, and held it in the time of king Edward, and could take what lord she pleased (potuit ire quo voluit). It was then assessed for I hide ; now for nothing. It is worth 10 shillings. IN BLACHEFELDE [BLACKHEATH] HUNDRED The Bishop himself has in demesne 3 hides. Alward held these, and could put them under the protection of what lord he pleased (potuit cum eis ire quo voluit). There are 5 villeins and 8 cottars with 2 ploughs. There are 5 serfs ; and a mill worth 20 pence. The whole is worth 100 shillings by the year. The selfsame Bishop has in the same Hundred land for I plough. Alwin held it in the time of king Edward. It is worth 30 shillings. Then . 10 All the land that belongs to BRUNLEGE [Bramley] has not rendered geld since the Bishop received it. - IN GODELMINGE [GoDALMING] HUNDRED The Bishop himself holds in demesne REDESSOLHAM [Rodsell, in Puttenham]. 11 Tovi held it in the time of king Edward, and could put it under the protection of what lord he pleased (cum eo potuit ire quo voluit). It was then assessed for 5 hides; now for nothing. The land is for 2 ploughs. There are 3 vil- leins and 4 cottars with i plough ; and 2 acres 7 A blank in the MS. 8 See 34, a. i, where it appears that these hides were geographically in Clandon. 9 These hides lay in Sutton (in Shiere). See entry at end of bishop's fief (J. H. R.). 10 A blank in the MS. 11 In the later manor of Puttenham Priory. goi