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THE HOLDERS OF LANDS From T(urchil) the same Rait holds in WAURA [? Churchover] l half a hide. There is land for half a plough. There is i villein and half an acre of meadow. It was and is worth 3 shillings. From T(urchil) Leveva holds in LILLEFORD [Long Lawford and Little Lawford] 2 2 hides. There is land for ii ploughs. There are 6 villeins with I plough, and I serf (seruo), and a mill worth (de) 4 shillings, and ij acres of meadow. It was worth 20 shillings ; now 10 shillings and 8 pence. Alwin held it freely T.R.E. From T(urchil) R. de Olgi holds in MER- STONE [?Marston juxta Wolston] 3 i hide. There is land for I plough ; it is waste (vasta) There are 3 acres of meadow. It was worth 10 shillings; now 1 6 pence. Earl Algar held it. From T(urchil) Ermenfrid holds in ASCE- SHOT [Ashow] 4 2 hides. There is land for 4 ploughs. There are 9 villeins and 13 bor- dars with 4 ploughs, and 2 mills worth (de) 2O shillings, and 16 acres of meadow. (There is) wood(land) half a league long and 3 furlongs broad. It was worth 2O shillings ; now 40 shillings. Turchil held it freely. From T(urchil) William holds in ERBURGE- BERIE [Harbury] 4 hides. There is land for 9 ploughs. There are 1 2 villeins with a priest and 5 bordars who have (habentes) 4 ploughs. There are 6 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 60 shillings. Ordric held it freely. From T(urchil) Alwin holds in BADECHI- TONE [Baginton] 4 hides. There is land for 4 ploughs. In the demesne are 2 ; and (there are) 7 villeins and 8 bordars with 2 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 10 shillings and 8 pence, and 27 acres of meadow. It was worth 30 shillings ; now 50 shillings. Archil held it freely T.R.E. 1 See note 3 on p. 309. 3 See note 6 on p. 322. We are not now, I think, in 'Meretone' Hundred, so this cannot be Church Lawford. 3 I do not feel certain of this identification, though I think it is more probable than any other. Robert de Olgi was tenant in chief of a ' Merstone ' in Coleshill Hundred, but it would be rather strange for one place in Coleshill Hundred to be inserted among these places, all of which are after- ward found in Knightlow Hundred. 4 This is the first of eight successive places which all appear afterward in Stoneleigh Leet and were doubtless in the Domesday Hundred of ' Stanlei.' From T(urchil) Hadulf holds in BILNEI [Binley] 5 2 hides. There is land for 3 ploughs. In the demesne is i ; and (there are) 5 villeins and 7 bordars with 2 ploughs. There are 2 serfs, and a mill worth (de) 40 pence, and 8 acres of meadow; wood(land) 4 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. It was worth 20 shillings ; now 35 shillings. The same man held it who now holds it. From T(urchil) Robert holds in WESTONE [Weston under Wetherley] 8 i$ virgates of land. There is land for half a plough. It is waste (vasta). There are 4 acres of meadow. It was worth 6 shillings ; now it brings in (reddit) nothing. Ulwi held it freely. From T(urchil) Wlsi holds in BRANDUNE [Brandon] half a hide. There is land for 4 ploughs. There are 10 villeins with i serf. They have 3 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de)2& pence, and 16 acres of meadow; wood(land) 4 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. It was worth 20 shillings ; now 25 shillings. Turchil held it freely. From T(urchil) R. de Olgi holds in LILLIN- TONE [Lillington] half a hide. There is land for half a plough, yet I (plough) is there with 6 bordars and I bondwoman who have another plough. There are 4 acres of mea- dow. It was worth 10 shillings; now 20 shillings. Bruning held it freely. From T(urchil) Ermenfrid holds in REDE- FORD [Radford Semele] * 5 hides. There is land for 13 ploughs. In the demesne are 3 ploughs and 8 serfs ; and (there are) 19 villeins and 8 bordars with 9 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 6 shillings and 8 pence, and i 2 acres of meadow. It was worth 100 shil- lings and afterwards 40 shillings ; now 6 pounds. Eduin held it freely T.R.E. Ermenfrid bought it from Chetelbert by (the king's) leave (licentia) and holds it of the king in fee, as the king's writ testifies. 8 See the note (on p. 304) to the previous entrj relating to this place. The 3 hides there recorded, with the 2 hides given here, make it a 5 hide place. 6 I have no doubt of this, for as we have seen this is a list of places in ' Stanlei ' Hundred. This Robert is doubtless the Robert who held another part of this Weston under the Count of Meulan. As to the total hidage see note 7, p. 333, relat- ing to William Fitz Corbucion's holding here. 7 I think this is correct, as it was a more impor- tant place than Radford juxta Coventry, which also, as Dugdale points out, was doubtless in the hands of the church of Coventry. 323