THE HOLDERS OF LANDS
I. THE LAND OF THE KING
IN FEXHOLE HUNDRET '
The king holds BRAILES [Brailes]. Earl Ed-
win held it. There are 46 hides. There is
land for 60 ploughs. In the demesne are 6
(ploughs), and 12 serfs, and 3 bondwomen
(anclllis). And (there are) 100 villeins and
30 bordars with 46 ploughs. There is a mill
worth (de) 10 shillings, and 100 acres of
meadow. Wood(land) 3 leagues long and
2 leagues wide. T.R.E. it used to pay 1 7
pounds and 10 shillings. Now it is worth
55 pounds and 20 loads (summas) of salt.
The king holds QUINTONE [Kineton] *
and WALEBORNE [Wellesbourne]. 3 King
Edward held (them). There are 3 hides.
There is land for * . In the demesne
are 6 ploughs, and 3 serfs and 2 bondwomen.
And (there are) 93' villeins and 18 bordars
with 32 ploughs. There (are) 130 acres of
meadow. Wood(land) half a league and 2
furlongs long and 4 furlongs broad. This is
(shared) between the manor and the bere-
wick.
The king holds BEDEFORD [Bidford].
King Edward held it. There are 5 hides.
There is land for * . In the demesne
are 5 ploughs, and 8 serfs and 5 bondwomen.
And (there are) 28 villeins and 13 bordars
with 1 6 ploughs. There are 4 mills worth
(tie) 43 shillings and 4 pence, and 150 acres
of meadow. Wood(land) 4 leagues long and
I league broad.
The king holds STANLEI [Stoneleigh].
King Edward held it. There are 6 hides.
There is land for 4 . In the demesne
are 5 ploughs, and I serf and I bondwoman.
And 68 villeins and 4 bordars with 2 priests
1 These three words are written above the
column, but in the Warwickshire Domesday the
rubricated Hundred can only be assumed to relate
to the paragraph by or over which it stands. The
only places certainly known to have been in Fex-
hole Hundred are Brailes and three places close to
it, namely Honington, Oxhill and Tysoe.
a Doubtless Kineton, which was afterward the
head of an important Hundred and is near to
Wellesbourne. Dugdale did not see this, and be-
ing misled by the similarity of name says that
Wellesbourne was joined to Quinton in Glouces-
tershire (see p. 439), and yet he was puzzled at
the absence of Kineton (p. 431).
1 Doubtless both Wellesbourne Hastang (now
Hastings) and Wellesbourne Mountford, which are
in Kineton Hundred.
4 Here is a space left blank in the original.
5 Literally, ' a hundred villeins less seven.'
have 30 ploughs. There (are) 2 mills worth
(de) 35 shillings and 4 pence, and 20 acres of
meadow. Wood(land) 4 leagues long and
2 leagues broad. Feed for (past' ad) 2,000
swine.
The king holds COLESHELLE [Coleshill].
King Edward held it. There are 3 hides.
There is land for a . There 30 villeins
with a priest and 13 bordars have 16 ploughs.
There (is) a mill worth (de) 40 pence, and
in Tameworde [Tamworth] 10 burgesses be-
long to this manor. Wood(land) 3 leagues
long and 2j leagues broad.
The king holds COTES [Colon (End)]. 7
Earl Edwin held it. There is i hide. There
is land for 20 ploughs. In the demesne is I,
and 4 serfs. And (there are) 10 villeins and
6 bordars with 3 ploughs. There (are) 2
mills worth (de) 100 shillings, and 80 acres of
meadow. Wood(land) 3 furlongs long and
the same in breadth. Meadows and pas-
tures worth 4 pounds. Outside the borough
[Warwick] 100 bordars with their garden-
plots (hortulls) pay 50 shillings rent. This
land, with the borough of Warwic(k) and the
third penny of the pleas of the shire, used to
pay T.R.E. 17 pounds. 8 When Robert 9 re-
ceived it to farm it was worth 30 pounds.
Now (it is worth) the same, including all
things which belong to it.
The king holds SUTONE [Button Cold-
field]. 10 Earl Edwin held it. There are 8
hides and I virgate of land. There is land
for 22 ploughs. One plough is in the de-
mesne, and 2 serfs. And (there are) 20
villeins and 4 bordars with 7 ploughs. There
(are) 10 acres of meadow. Wood(land) 2
leagues long and I broad ; when it bears
(onerat') it is worth 30 shillings. The whole
manor was and is worth 4 pounds.
In OPTONE " [ ] Albert the clerk "
holds 3 hides of the king in frankalmoin
(demos'). There are 2 priests with 2 ploughs,
and 10 villeins and bordars 13 with 4 ploughs.
Here is a space left blank in the original.
i An unimportant suburb of Warwick,
s See Introduction, pp. 290, 291.
8 Probably Robert d'Oilli (J.H.R.).
10 Well known as a royal borough.
11 I cannot identify this place. Dugdale thinks
it was the part of Kenilworth, north of the church,
then called the 'High Town.' There are two
Uptons in the county, neither having any trace of
a connection with Stoneleigh.
12 See Introduction, p. 281.
" ' X inter villanos et bordarios.'
301

# Page:VCH Warwickshire 1.djvu/361

Jump to navigation
Jump to search

This page needs to be proofread.