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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. 325