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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- 315