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THE HOLDERS OF LANDS There is land for 5 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 4 villeins and 6 bordars with i plough, and in War- wic(k) i house paying a rent of 5 pence. Wood(land) half a league long, and half a furlong broad. It is worth 3 pounds. Ailric and Ulwin held it freely. IN PATELAU [PATHLOW] HUNDRET The same R(obert) holds 7 hides in WOTONE [Wootton Wawen]. 1 There is land for 9 ploughs. There are 23 villeins with a priest and 22 bordars who have (habentes) 6 ploughs. There are 2 mills worth (de) 1 1 shillings and 8 sticks of eels. Wood(land) 2 leagues long and i broad. It is worth 4 pounds. Waga* held it freely. [Robert the huntsman holds of him in BRANCOTE i hide. There is land for 2 ploughs which is (est) there with i villein. (It is) worth 10 shillings. 3 ] IN STANLEI [STONELEIGH] HUNDRET From the same Robert, Alvric holds 5 hides in BUBENHALLE [Bubbenhall]. There is land for 5 ploughs. In the demesne are i ploughs with I serf; and (there are) 6 villeins and 2 bordars with 2^ ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 4 shillings. Wood(land) 2 furlongs long, and the same in breadth. It is worth 50 shillings. The same (Alvric) held it freely. [!N BEDRICESTONE [BARCHESTON] HUNDRET] From R(obert), Grim holds half a hide in BERTONE [Barton on the Heath]. There is dred but not in Pathlow Liberty, and therefore was probably in the Domesday Hundred of ' Ferne- cumbe.' 1 It may be only a coincidence, but the hidage of these 6 estates of Waga, which Robert de Staf- ford kept in his own hands amounts exactly to 55. a See Introduction, p. 284. 3 This entry is inserted in the margin at this point, and is apparently intended to come between Robert's demesne manors (which end with Wootton Wawen) and those held of him by his tenants. Mr. Carter holds that it should be referred to the fief of Robert ' Dispensator,' and that it relates to Bramcote in Polesworth. But 'Bramcote' is en- tered as J fee among Stafford's Warwickshire manors in The Red Book of the Exchequer, p. 613, which is decisive. There is nothing, however, to show which Bramcote is meant, and no Bramcote is mentioned in the Testa tie Nevill, which is therefore no help. As Robert the huntsman was a tenant only at Robert d'Oilli's ' Merstone ' and this Bramcote, we should expect those manors to adjoin. One of the Bramcotes does adjoin Marston Jabbett, but this Marston, o far as we know, was all held by the Earls of Warwick and their Domesday predecessor. J.H.R. land for I plough. It is there, in the demesne, and 5 serfs ; and (there are) 2 villeins and 3 bordars. It was and is worth 2O shillings. This estate (terra) is in Bedricestone Hundret/ From R(obert), Ordwi holds 2 hides in WOR- WARDE [Wolford]. 8 There is land for 6 ploughs. In the demesne are 2 ; and (there are) 4 villeins and 4 bordars with i plough. It is worth 50 shillings. Alwi held it freely. From R(obert), Alwin holds 2 hides in the same vill. 5 There is land for 2 ploughs. In the demesne is i, with i serf ; and (there are) 4 villeins and 3 bordars with i plough. It was worth 2O shillings ; now 30 shillings. Alwin held it freely. From R(obert), Iwein holds i hides in ULLAVINTONE [Wellington]. There is land for 2 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 2 serfs, with I villein and I bordar. It was and is worth 20 shillings. Dodo and Leuric held it freely. From R(obert), Brion holds 2 hides in Dic- FORDE [Ditchford Frary]. 6 There is land for 7 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, and 9 serfs ; and (there) are 8 villeins and 3 bor- dars with 3 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 68 pence. It was worth 40 shillings; now 4 pounds. Leuric held it freely T.R.E. From R(obert), Warin holds 5 hides in LITTLE CONTONE [Compton Scorfen]. 7 There is land for 6 ploughs. In the demesne are 3 ploughs and 8 serfs ; and (there are) 8 villeins and 2 bordars with 6 ploughs. There are 6 acres of meadow. It was worth 60 shillings ; now IOO shillings. Brictric held it freely. From R(obert), Alwin holds i hide in CON- TONE [? Compton Wyniates]. 7 There is land 1 The words ' In Bedricestone H'd ' are rubri- cated as a hundredal heading. J.H.R. 6 See note on p. 318. 8 So called from Frary de Dicheford, who held it under Brion's heirs the Standons. J.H.R. ' I take these five places (Wolford, Willington, Ditchford, Compton Scorfen and Compton Wyn- iates) following after Barton to have been, like Barton, in Barcheston Hundred. They are all near together, in the neighbourhood of Barcheston. It must be remembered, however, that Mr. Round considers the identification of Compton Wyniates to be against all the record evidence. (The only indication of Compton Scorfen on the ordnance maps is a district called Compton Scorpion Farms. B.W.) 329 42