THE HOLDERS OF LANDS
The same count holds in the same vill
[? Marlon] * i hide and i virgate of land,
and Wallef of him. There is land for 6
ploughs. In the demesne is i, with i serf;
and (there are) I o villeins and 7 bordars with
4 ploughs. There are 12 acres of meadow.
It was worth 50 shillings, and afterwards and
now 45 shillings. Scroti held it freely
T.R.E.
The same count holds in MORTONE [? Mar-
ton ] l half a hide, and Wallef of him. There
is land for 2 ploughs. There are 3 villeins
with i bordar and I serf who have I plough,
and there are 6 acres of meadow. It was
worth 15 shillings; now I o shillings. The
same Wallef held it freely T.R.E.
IN BOMELAU HUNDRET
The same count holds in WESTONE [Wes-
ton in Arden] * 2 hides, and Fulk of him.
There is land for 7 ploughs. In the demesne
is I ; and (there are) 6 villeins and 7 bordars
with 3 ploughs. There are 8 acres of mea-
dow. It was and is worth 40 shillings.
The same count holds in WIBETOT [Wib-
toft] and in WELEI [Willey] half a hide,
and Fulk of him. There is land for 4 ploughs.
In the demesne are 2 ; and (there are) 3 villeins
and 4 bordars with 2 ploughs. There are 40
acres of meadow. It was and is worth 30
shillings.
The same count holds in the same vill
i hides, and Robert of him. There is
land for 5 ploughs. In the demesne are 2 ;
and 5 villeins and 3 bordars with 2 French-
men (francig') have 3 ploughs. There are
30 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 50
shillings.
These three estates (terras) 3 Sexi held freely
T.R.E.
The same count holds in BOCHINTONE
[Bulkington] 4 hides and i virgate of land,
and Salo of him. There is land for 8 ploughs.
1 See p. 314, note 7, above.
2 This is certain, because ' Bomelau ' Hundred
consisted of a group of places in the north of
Knightlow Hundred where this Weston is found.
Weston, Bulkington, Wibtoft and Willey subse-
quently appear in Brinklow Leet. Weston is now
only a hamlet in Bulkington, but in mediaeval days
Bulkington and Wibtoft were in Weston Manor.
That being so it is interesting to note that the
hides recorded in this and the next two entries
amount to five.
3 i.e. those described in the three entries im-
mediately preceding this note (J.H.R.)
In the demesne is i, and 2 serfs ; and (there
are) 5 villeins with i plough. There are 100
acres of meadow. It was and is worth 20
shillings. Aliet and Alsi held it freely.
fo. 240b
The same count holds in ESTLEIA [Astley]
i hide and Godric of him. There is land
for 2 ploughs. In the demesne is i plough ;
and (there are) 5 villeins and 3 bordars with I
plough. (There) is wood(land) i league long and
half a league broad ; when it bears (onera?)
it is worth 10 shillings. It (the estate) was
and is worth 20 shillings. Alsi held it freely
T.R.E.
The same count (holds) in SMERECOTE
[Smercote] 4 and in SOULEGE [Souley (End)] 5
l hide, and Godric of him. There is land
for 2 ploughs. There are 2 villeins. (There)
is wood(land) i league long, and half a league
broad; when it bears (oneraf] it is worth 10 shil-
lings. It (the estate) was worth 15 shillings ;
now 5 shillings. Sexi held it freely T.R.E.
The same count holds in BEDEWORD [Bed-
worth] 4 hides, and Ulfchetel of him. There
is land for 6 ploughs. In the demesne is I,
and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 5 villeins and 3
bordars with 2 ploughs. There are 1 6 acres
of meadow. (There is) wood(land) I league
long and half a league broad ; it is worth
10 shillings when it bears (onerat'). It (the
estate) was and is worth 40 shillings. Earl
Edwin held it.
The same count holds in SCELFTONE [Shil-
ton] 2 hides, and Wallef of him. There is
land for 3 ploughs. In the demesne is i
plough; and (there are) 6 villeins and 2 bordars
with 2 ploughs. There are 4 acres of mea-
dow. (There is) wood (land) 2 furlongs long
and i furlong broad. It was and is worth
40 shillings. The same Wallef held it freely
T.R.E.
The same count holds in MERSTONE [Mar-
ston Jabbett] 6 I hide, and Hereward of him.
4 A place ' depopulated ' in Dugdale's time, and
' lying for the most part, if not all, in Bedworth.'
Now apparently quite lost sight of.
(A Smercote Ma. and a Smercote P. are shown
in 1695 on Morden's map of Warwickshire.
B.W.)
6 Sole End in Astley, now represented only by
Sole End farm.
6 All these nine places following after Weston
(namely, Wibtoft, Willey, Bulkington, Astley,
Smercote, Souley, Bedworth, Shilton and Marston
Jabbett) were in the same corner of Knightlow Hun-
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