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A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE The same count holds in WATITUNE [Wed- dington] 3 hides, and Hereward of him. The same (Hereward) held it T.R.E. and was free. There is land for 7 ploughs. In the demesne are i J, and 4 serfs ; and (there are) 1 2 villeins and 5 bordars with 4 ploughs. There are 20 acres of meadow. Wood(land) 2 furlongs long and i furlong broad. It is worth 30 shillings. The same count holds in BERCHEWELLE * [Berkswell] I hide, and Walter of him. Leuenot held it, and was free. There is i villein with half a plough. It is worth 5 shillings. The same count holds in WERLAUESCOTE [Arlescote ?] a 3 virgates of land. Saxi held it freely T.R.E. There is land for I plough, and the same is there, with 2 villeins and 3 acres of meadow. It is worth 2 shillings. The same count holds in FRANCHETONE [Frankton] 3 i hide and I virgate of land, and Ralf of him. There is land for 3 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 4 villeins and i bordar with i plough. There are 10 acres of meadow. It was^nd is worth 20 shillings. Chentuin held it freely T.R.E. The same count holds in BORTONE [Bour- ton on Dunsmore] * 5 hides, and Ingenulf of him. There is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are 3, and 7 serfs ; and (there are) 13 villeins and 1 1 bordars with 3^ ploughs ; and I knight (miles) has there i^ ploughs. There are 50 acres of meadow. It was worth 60 shillings ; now 70 shillings. Lewin held it freely T.R.E. The same count holds in NEPTONE [Nap- ton] 5 3 hides and 3 virgates of land, and Robert of him. There is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, and 4 serfs ; and 1 1 villeins with a priest and 8 bordars have 4^ ploughs. There are 10 acres of meadow and as many (acres) of pasture. It was worth 4 pounds ; now 3 pounds. Leuenot and Bundi held it freely T.R.E. ' See also p. 344 below.

  • Arlescote appears *-. 'Orlavescote' on p. 317

below, but the above entry may also refer to it. J.H.R. > Frankton in Knightlow Hundred. Frankton being in the Leet of Marton was doubtless in the Domesday Hundred of ' Meretone.' Doubtless in ' Meretone ' Hundred for exactly the same reason as Frankton. Napton, Upper Shuckburgh and Thurlaston The same count holds in SOCHEBERGE [Upper Shuckburgh] B 4 hides, and Herleuin of him. There is land for 4 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 8 villeins and 6 bordars with 3^ ploughs. There are 6 acres of meadow. It was worth 40 shillings, and afterwards 30 shillings ; now 50 shillings. Lewin held it freely T.R.E. The same count holds in TORLAUESTONE [Thurlaston] G 2 hides. There is land for 6 ploughs. In the demesne is i, and 2 bond- women (ancille) ; and (there are) 4 villeins and i bordar with 2 ploughs. There are 50 acres of meadow, and 2 furlongs of pasture. It was worth 40 shillings, and afterwards 30 ; now 35 shillings. Wlgar held it freely T.R.E. The same count holds in HODENELLE [Hodnell] " 4 hides, and Gilbert of him. There is land for 4 ploughs. In the de- mesne is i ; and I knight with 6 villeins and 3 bordars has 3 ploughs. There are 20 acres of meadow. It was worth 20 shillings, and afterwards 40 ; now 60. Ordric held it freely T.R.E. The same count holds in MORTONE [? Mar- ton] 7 I J hides, and Mereuin of him. There is land for 6 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and i serf; and (there are) 5 villeins and 6 bordars with 3 ploughs. There are 12 acres of meadow. It was worth 30 shillings, and afterwards 35 shillings ; now 30 shillings. Mereuin and Scrotin and Wallef held it freely. are all found afterward in the Leet of Marton, and were therefore doubtless in the Domesday Hundred of ' Meretone.' 6 Hodnell appears four times in Domesday Book, its total hidage, as will hereafter be seen, amounting to no less than 10 hides, an extraordinarily severe assessment if it was then, as now, only some 5 20 acres in extent, and severe enough even if it included most of Radbourn. It was undoubtedly in ' Meretone ' Hundred, being so rubricated in a subsequent entry. ' I think this identification is correct, though the mis-spelling of the name is curious, seeing that the Hundred of ' Meretone ' to which Marton gave the name is always correctly spelled. Dugdale suggests that the third of these three entries, being that held by Wallef, was Marton, but it is evident that, having regard to the tenures of Wallef, Mereuin and Scroti, the three entries relate to one place. Hillmorton was also in the Leet of Marton, but is doubtless the 'Mortone' referred to in a subsequent entry jointly with ' Wilebec ' [Willoughby], which is actually or almost an adjoining parish. 314