THE HOLDERS OF LANDS
dars with 5 ploughs. There are 30 acres of
meadow. It was and is worth 4 pounds.
From T(urchil) the abbot of Abendone
[Abingdon l ] holds i hide in CESTRETON
[Little Chesterton]. 3 There is land for 7
ploughs and (there are) 2 serfs ; and (there
are) 10 villeins and 8 bordars with 6 ploughs.
There are 1 6 acres of meadow. It was worth
60 shillings ; now 100 shillings. Alwol
held it.
From T(urchil) the same abbot 1 holds in
CESTRETON [Little Chesterton] a i hide in
pledge (vadimonium}. There is land for 2
ploughs. There are 5 English knights (mili-
tes angli) who have (habentes) 4^ ploughs.
There are 8 acres of meadow. It was worth
20 shillings ; now 50 shillings. Alnod,
Brictuin and Turi held it freely T.R.E.
IN FERNECUMBE HUNDRET
From T(urchil) William 3 holds in COCTUNE
[Coughton] 4 hides. There is land for 6
ploughs. There are 2 free men and 7 bor-
dars and 4 serfs with 3 ploughs. There is a
mill worth (^32 pence, and inWarwic(k) i
house paying a rent of 8 pence. There are
10 acres of meadow ; wood(land) 6 furlongs
long and 4 furlongs broad. Feed (JW) for
50 swine. It was worth 40 shillings, and
afterwards 2O shillings ; now 50 shillings.
Untoni' held it freely.
From T(urchil) R. de Olgi holds in ETONE
[? Nuneaton] * 3 hides. There is land for
5 ploughs. In the demesne are 3 ploughs
and 5 serfs ; and (there are) 9 villeins and 8
bordars with 8 ploughs. There are 5 acres
of meadow ; wood(land) i league in length
and breadth. It was worth 40 shillings ;
now 4 pounds. Alwin held it freely T.R.E.
1 See Introduction, p. 276.
2 In a subsequent entry Chesterton is rubricated
as in 'Tremelau ' Hundred. It seems clear from
Dugdale that these two entries relate to Little
Chesterton now called Kingston.
3 This was probably William Fitz Corbucion,
as his heir gave the church here to Studley Priory.
J.H.R.
4 I suppose this identification is correct ; but
there seems to be no further trace of R. de Olgi's
interest. It may seem curious that for this one
entry we go back to Coleshill Hundred, but on
the other hand this is the end of the list of Tur-
chil's estates, and an omitted entry may have been
here inserted. I suppose it to have been only a
coincidence that in the Oxfordshire Domesday R.
de Olgi appears as holding an estate in ' Etone '
(Water Eaton).
fo. 242
XVIII. THE LAND OF HUGH DE
GRENTEMAISNIL
Hugh de Grentemaisnil holds of the king,
in charge (in custodia) i hide and the sixth
part of a hide in MORTONE [Hillmorton]
and in WILEBEC [Willoughby]. 8 There is
land for 2 ploughs. There are 5 villeins
with i bordar who have (habentes) 2 ploughs.
It was worth 20 shillings ; now 30 shillings.
Grinchet and Suain held it.
IN TREMELAU HUNDRET
The same Hugh holds in MERSETONE
[Butler's Marston] 6 10 hides. There is land
for 10 ploughs. In the demesne are 3,
and 6 serfs and 2 bondwomen ; and 30 vil-
leins and 2 bordars with a priest have 7
ploughs. There are 2 mills worth (de) 1 1 shil-
lings ; and 2 Frenchmen (francig') are there,
and 2 burgesses in Warwic(k) pay a rent of 1 6
pence. It was worth 10 pounds ; now 15
pounds. Baldwin held it freely.
The same H(ugh) holds in PILARDETONE
[Pillerton Hersey] 7 10 hides. There is land
for 10 ploughs. In the demesne are 3, and
8 serfs and 4 bondwomen ; and (there are)
23 villeins with a priest and I knight and 5
bordars who have (babentes) 9 ploughs. There
is a mill worth (de} 5 shillings. Wood(land)
I league long and i broad. And in Warwic(k)
I messuage paying a rent of 4 pence. And
2O acres of meadow. It was worth 10 pounds;
now 17 pounds. Baldeuin held it freely.
The same H(ugh) holds in MIDELTONE
[Middleton] 8 4 hides. There is land for 4
ploughs. In the demesne are I ploughs and 3
serfs ; and 12 villeins with a priest and 5 bor-
dars have 1 ploughs. There is a mill worth
(de) 20 shillings, and 6 acres of meadow. It
6 These two places being found subsequently in
Marlon Leet were doubtless in the Domesday
Hundred of ' Meretone.'
6 Butler's Marston, formerly Marston Butler, is
close to Pillerton, and no other ' Mersetone ' could
be in 'Tremelau' Hundred, which was a collection
of places in the north-west part of Kineton Hun-
dred. Considering its large hidage, it must have
included more than the modern place.
7 Otherwise Nether Pillerton. This identifi-
cation is no doubt correct, for the separate history
of Pillerton Priors can clearly be traced. See
note on p. 308. No doubt also this Pillerton,
like the other, was in ' Tremelau ' Hundred.
8 I suppose this must be Middleton near Sutton
Coldfield, which however is in Hemlingford Hun-
dred, and was doubtless in the Domesday Hundred
of Coleshill.
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