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A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE manor, Walter holds of him i hide and has there i plough ; and (it) is worth i o shillings. Alwin held it freely T.R.E. The same count holds in ULWARDA [Wolford] 1 4$ hides, and Ralf of him. There is land for 4 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 2 serfs; and (there are) 3 villeins and 5 bordars with i plough. It was worth 30 shillings; now 40 shillings. Alvric held it freely T.R.E. XVII. THE LAND OF TURCHIL OF WARWICK IN COLESHELLE [CoLESHILL] HuNDRET Turchil holds of the king CREDEWORDE [Curdworth]. There are 4 hides. There is land for 7 ploughs. In the demesne are 3 ploughs and 3 serfs ; and (there are) 12 villeins and 7 bordars with 5 ploughs. There are 16 acres of meadow ; wood(land) half a league long, and as much broad. It was worth 40 shillings ; now 50 shillings. Ulwin held it freely T.R.E. 1 This is apparently Wolford in Kineton Hun- dred. The following entries in Domesday Book appear to relate to Wolford : (1) Ulteare, ij hides held by the Bishop of Bayeux. (2) Ulwarda, hides held (as above) by the Count of Meulan. (3) Uolu'arde, J hides held by Robert de Stad- ford. (4) Worwarde, 2 hides held by the same. (5) Woneardt (in eadem villa), 2 hides held by the same. Of these, i and 2 were probably the same place, having been held by an Alvric T.R.E. Judging by the particulars of i alone, I should have supposed it to be some place near Beausale in Barlichway Hundred, for it was held under the bishop by the same tenants as Beausale, namely Wadard, and (under him) Gerold. But 2, follow- ing after Ilmington and Whitchurch, seems to be the third of three places in Barcheston Hundred, in which, judging by its locality, I suppose Wol- ford to have been. We may without hesitation pronounce 3 to have been Wolford, which is afterward found in the Barony of Stafford, and, judging by the mention of a priest, it was no doubt Great Wolford. No doubt also 4 and 5 were also Wolford, not merely because they were held by Robert de Stadford, but because also they came next after ' Bertone,' which is rubricated as being in Barcheston Hundred. The hidage does not help us in coming to a decision, but it may be noted that the hides of i, 2, 4 and 5 make up 10. Dugdale (pp. 451-2) identifies 3, 4 and 5 as Great Wolford, and 2 as Little Wolford, but omits to notice I. The same Turchil holds BICHEHELLE [Bic- kenhill]. 2 There are 2 hides. There is land for 4 ploughs. In the demesne is half a plough ; and (there are) 7 villeins and 4 bor- dars with 3 ploughs. There are 3 acres of meadow ; wood(land) 4 furlongs long, and as much broad. It was and is worth 30 shillings. Alward held it freely T.R.E. The same T(urchil) holds the other BICHE- HELLE [Bickenhill]. 11 There are 2 hides. There is land for 4 ploughs. There are 8 villeins with 2 ploughs. (There is) wood(land) 1 2 furlongs long and 6 broad. It was worth 2O shillings ; now 10 shillings. Alvric held it freely T.R.E. The same T(urchil) holds in MENEWORDE [Minworth] i hide. There is land for I plough. There is i villein with half a plough, and 5 acres of meadow. Wood (land) half a league long and 3 quarentines broad. It was and is worth 5 shillings. Godric held it freely T.R.E. IN MERETONE [MARTON] HUNDRET The same T(urchil) holds ULFELMESCOTE [Wolfhamcote]. There are 4^ hides. There is land for 3 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 4 serfs ; and 7 villeins with a priest and 10 bordars have 4 ploughs. There are 5 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 40 shillings. Aschil held it freely T.R.E. IN STANLEI [STONELEIGH] HUNDRET The same T(urchil) holds in RIETONE [Ry- ton on Dunsmore] 3J hides. There is land for 10 ploughs. There are 23 villeins with a priest and 8 bordars who have (babentes) 8 ploughs ; and there is a mill worth (de) 1 2 shillings, and 12 acres of meadow ; wood- (land) half a league long and 2 furlongs broad. It was worth 100 shillings ; now 60 shillings. Alwin his (i.e. Turchil's) father held it freely T.R.E. fo. 241 From Turchil Gudmund his brother 3 holds PATITONE [Packington]. 4 There are 4 hides. There is land for 3 ploughs. In the de- 2 Probably the first of the two is Church Bicken- hill and the other is Middle Bickenhill, but how the various hamlets were .divided between the two I cannot say. 3 'fr' ei" (= frater ejus) is interlineated above 1 Gudmund.' This brings us back to Coleshill Hundred again. The space for ' Coleshelle Hundret ' has been left in the MS. and not filled in. 318