A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE for I plough. There are 2 bordars. It was and is worth 10 shillings. Two brothers held it freely. IN FERNECUMBE HUNDRET From R(obert), Hugh holds 2 hides in MOR- TONE [Morton Bagot]. 1 There is land for 4 ploughs. In the demesne is i, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 5 villeins and 5 bordars with 2 ploughs. There is meadow 3 furlongs long and 6 perches broad. Wood(land) half a league long and i furlong broad. It was worth 30 shillings ; now 50 shillings. Grim- ulf held it freely. IN BERRICESTONE [BARCHESTON] HUNDRET From R(obert), Ailric holds i hide in EDELMITONE [? Tidmington]. 2 There is land for i plough. It is there in the demesne, with 2 serfs and I villein. It was worth 10 shillings ; now 15 shillings. Ailric held it freely. IN PATELAU [PATHLOW] HUNDRET From R(obert), Hugh holds I hide and I virgate of land in CLIFORDE [Ruin Clifford]. 3 There is land for 2 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 2 serfs; and (there are) 3 villeins and 3 bordars with I plough. It was and is worth 30 shillings. Saward held it freely T.R.E. CLOTONE [Clopton]. 4 There is land for 3 ploughs. In the demesne is i, with i serf; and (there are) 7 villeins and 3 bordars with 2 ploughs. It was and is worth 60 shillings. Odo and Aileva held it freely T.R.E. From R(obert), Hervey holds I hide in MOR- TONE [? Norton-Lindsey]. 8 There is land for 2 ploughs. Two however are in the de- mesne, and 4 serfs ; and (there are) 5 villeins and 2 bordars with 2 ploughs. It was worth 20 shillings ; now 40 shillings. Waga held it freely T.R.E. From R(obert), Urfer holds I hide and i virgate and the third part of i virgate in UL- WARDITONE [Wolverton].' There is land for 2 ploughs. In the demesne is I, with i serf and 2 villeins and (there is) i furlong of meadow. It was worth 10 shillings; now 20 shillings. Simund the Dane 7 held it freely T.R.E. From R(obert), Dreu (Drogo) holds 3 hides in WITELEIA [Whitley juxta Henley]. 8 There is land for 6 ploughs. In the demesne is i, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 3 villeins and 6 bordars with 2 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 2 shillings, and 10 acres of mea- dow ; wood(land) half a league long and 2 furlongs broad. It was worth 20 shillings; now 40 shillings. Three brothers held it. From R(obert), William holds 5 hides in From R(obert), Ludichel holds i hides in 1 I have little doubt of this identification, for there is no other Morton in Barlichway Hundred, in which Hundred 'Fernecumbe' Hundred became included. Dugdale does not take notice of this entry, but considers that the ' Mortone ' four entries further on was Morton Bagot. 2 Dugdale regards this as Ilmington (which is ' Ilmedon' or ' Ilmedone' in Domesday), but I have little doubt that my identification is correct. For the connecting form 'Tidelmitone ' seep. 83 of the edition of Habington's MSS., published by the Worcestershire Historical Society. No connection of the Staffords with Ilmington is to be traced. Tidmington was part of a Worcestershire island in Warwickshire and is still included in Worcester- shire. (In Domesday Tidmington appears as 'Tidelmin- tun,' a 'member' of Tredington in Worcester- shire, and is assessed with it at 23 hides, but only the stream divided it from Warwickshire and it is barely two miles from Barcheston. It is possible therefore that this entry refers to a portion of the parish which was surveyed under Warwickshire. J.H.R.) ' This was, it would appear from Dugdale's map, a small hamlet in Warwickshire separated from the Gloucestershire Clifford by the river Stour.
- Clopton, like (Ruin) Clifford, subsequently
appears in Pathlow Liberty. 6 I suggest this identification for several reasons, though Dugdale, as mentioned four notes back, identifies this place as Morton Bagot. But that Norton should be omitted from Domesday Book seems unlikely, and we should expect to find it (as here) next to Wolverton, which is contiguous, and in the same Barony. The fact that Waga was tenant T.R.E. both here and at Wootton Wawen may be connected with the former parochial de- pendence of Norton on Wootton Wawen. Both Morton and Norton appear in the Subsidy Rolls as in Barlichway Hundred but not in Pathlow Liberty. We should expect therefore to find them in the Domesday Hundred of ' Fernecumbe.' (It is certain from the Red Book and the Testa de Nevill that Langley and ' Norton ' were held un- der Stafford by Curli, but there seems to be some confusion between Norton Limesi [now Lindsey] and Norton Curli, owing to Curli holding in both. J.H.R.) See p. 331, note 2. 7 In Heming's Cartulary (ed. Hearne), p. 265, he is spoken of as a knight of Earl Leofric, by whose influence he extorted land from the church of Worcester. J.H.R. 330