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WARWICSCIRE IN THE BOROUGH OF WARWIC(K) the king has in his demesne 1 13 houses and the king's barons have 1 12, 1 from all of which the king has his geld. The Bishop of Worcester (Wirecestre) has 9 messuages (masuras). The Bishop of Chester 7. The Abbot of Coventry 36, and 4 2 (of these) are (laid) waste to make room for the castle (profiler situm castellt). The Bishop of Coutances has i house. The Count of Meulan (Mel/end] (has) 1 2 messuages. Earl Aubrey had 4, which belong to the land which he held. Hugh de Grentemaisnil (has) 4, and the monks of Pilardintone [Pillerton] have i from him. Henry de Fereres has 2. Harold 2. Robert de Stadford [Stafford] 6. Roger de Ivri (iuri) 2. Richard the huntsman (uenator) I. Ralf de Limesi 9. The Abbot of Malmesbury i. William Bonuaslet i. William son of Corbucion 2. Geoffrey de Magneville i. Geoffrey de Wirce I. Gilbert de Gant 2. Gilbert Buili 3 i . Nicholas the crossbowman (balistarius) i . Stephen Stirman i . Turchil 4. Harold 2. Osbern son of Richard I. Cristina i. Luith the nun (monialis) 2. These messuages (tnasurce) are appurtenant to the lands which the same (ipst) barons hold outside the borough and are there taken into account (appre ciantur) . Besides these above-mentioned messuages there are in the same (ipso) borough 1 9 burgesses, who have 19 messuages with sac and soc and all customary rights (consuetudimbus) and thus had (them) T.R.E. In the time of King Edward the shrievalty (vicecomitatus) of Warwic(k) with the borough and with the royal manors paid 65 pounds and 36 sestars (sextaria) of honey ; or 24 pounds and 8 shillings in place of all (dues) pertaining to honey. Now, what with (inter) the farm of the royal manors and the pleas of the county, it pays yearly 145 pounds by weight, and 23 pounds for the customary payment for dogs (consuetudine canum), and 20 shillings for a sumpter-horse (summario), and 10 pounds for a hawk, and 100 shillings to the queen for a benevolence (gersumma). It also pays 24 sestars of honey by (cum) the greater measure and from the borough 6 sestars of honey, a sestar to wit for 1 5 pence. 1 Note the total, 225 i.e. two and a quarter hundreds but also see next note. 3 As the total number of houses here recorded is 116, not 112, this entry no doubt means that the 4 were part of the 36, so that the abbot is reckoned as having only 32. But see Introduction, p. 298. 1 This certainly appears the correct reading, not ' Budi,' as the official edition reads. (The only tenant in-chief whom this can represent is Gilbert son of Turold. J.H.R.) 299