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A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE was worth 4 pounds ; now 6 pounds. Pallin held it freely T.R.E. IN FEXHOLE HUNDRKT The same H(ugh) holds OCTESELVE [Ox- hill]. There are 10 hides. There is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are 3, and 1 1 serfs ; and (there are) 20 villeins and 1 1 bor- dars with 7 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 1 6 pence, and 20 acres of meadow. It was worth IG pounds; now n pounds. Toli held it freely T.R.E. The same H(ugh)holds in SERUELEI [Shrew- ley] 1 3 hides. There is land for 12 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 3 serfs ; and (there are) 8 villeins and 6 bordars with 2j ploughs. There are 10 acres of meadow. Wood- (land) I league long and half (a league) broad. It was worth 20 shillings ; now 30 shillings. Toli held it freely. The same H(ugh) holds in LAPEFORDE [Lap- worth] 2 half a hide. There is land for I plough. There are 3 villeins. Wood(land) 2 leagues long and I league broad. It was worth 10 shillings; now 20 shillings. Bald- euin held it freely. 3 From the same Hugh, Hubert holds 2j hides in TORLAVESTONE [Thurlaston]. 4 There is land for 7 ploughs. In the demesne are 2 ; and (there are) 9 villeins and 4 bordars with 3 ploughs. There are 40 acres of meadow, and I furlong of pasture. It was worth 40 shillings ; now 60 shillings. Bald- euin held it. 1 Shrewley being afterward in Barlichway Hun- dred but not in Pathlow Liberty was probably in the Domesday Hundred of ' Fernecumbe.' But as this seems to be a list of places in ' Fexhole ' Hundred, and as Shrewley is not far from the Kineton Hun- dred 'nook' mentioned in the next note, it is just possible that it also was in ' Fexhole ' Hundred. (Mr. Walker considers that it was.) 2 Lapworth, Packwood and Tanworth, forming what should be the northern point of Barlichway Hundred, are all in Kineton Hundred. Dugdale states that Tanworth was a member of Brailes. Brailes, as we have seen (p. 301), was in ' Fexhole ' Hundred. Probably therefore all this ' nook ' was in ' Fexhole ' Hundred, which Hundred was after- wards absorbed by that of Kineton. 1 This concludes the list of Hugh's demesne manors, and there is the usual slight gap between this entry and the next, which begins the list of his subinfeuded manors. 4 These ^ hides, together with the 2^ hides previously recorded, make Thurlaston a 5 -hide place. As already stated, it was in ' Meretone ' Hundred. From H(ugh), William holds 3 virgates of land in LODBROC [Ladbroke].' There is land for i plough. There a priest and i villein with 2 bordars have half a plough, and (there is) a mill worth (de) 3 shillings, and 3 acres of meadow. It was worth 5 shillings ; now 10 shillings. From H(ugh), Robert holds I hide in ETEDONE [Eatington]. 8 There is land for i plough. There I villein with i bordar has half a plough. It was and is worth 10 shillings. Baldeuin held it. From H(ugh), the abbey of S. Evroul (Ebrulfus) holds 6 hides and i virgate of land in PILARDETUNE [Pillerton Priors]. 8 There is land for 10 ploughs. In the demesne are 3 ; and 1 3 villeins and 23 bordars with i Frenchman (frandgen') and 3 thegns have 8 ploughs. There are 1 2 acres of meadow. It was worth 6 pounds ; now 10 pounds. Four thegns held it freely T.R.E. From H(ugh), Roger holds (Q)UATERCOTE [Whatcote], 7 5 hides. There is land for 5 ploughs. In the demesne are 4 ; and 7 vil- leins with a priest and 19 bordars have 3 ploughs. It was worth 100 shillings ; now 7 pounds. Toli held it freely. From H(ugh), the same Roger holds 3 hides in ROCHINTONE [Rowington]. 8 There is land for 8 ploughs. There 27 villeins with a priest and 24 bordars have 9 ploughs. (There is) wood(land) i leagues long and 8 furlongs broad. It was and is worth 100 shillings. Baldeuin held it freely T.R.E. From H(ugh), Osbern holds 5 hides in BIL- LESLEI [Billesley]. 8 There is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are 3 ploughs and 8 serfs ; and (there are) 8 villeins with a priest and 9 bordars who have (habentei) 4 In 'Meretone' Hundred, as mentioned before. In ' Tremelau ' Hundred, as rubricated in the previous entry on p. 324. 7 Whatcote, like its neighbour Pillerton, is after- ward found in Kineton Hundred, and may well have been in the Domesday Hundred of ' Treme- lau.' (Mr. Walker, however, holds that it was in ' Fexhole ' Hundred.) 8 Rowington and Billesley, being afterwards found in Barlichway Hundred but not in Pathlow Liberty, were probably in the Domesday Hundred of ' Fernecumbe.' (The parish of Rowington lies between the parishes of Shrewley and Lapworth. I am there- fore strongly inclined to think that it, as they, was in Fexhole ' Hundred. B.W.) 326