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THE HOLDERS OF LANDS LONGELEI [Langley *]. There is land for 2 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, with i serf ; and (there are) 3 villeins and 4 bordars with 2 ploughs. There are 1 2 acres of meadow ; wood(land) I league long and half a league broad. It was worth 30 shillings ; now 40 shillings. Ernui held it freely. From R(obert), Ailric holds i hide in BURLEI [Bearley]." There is land for I plough. There is I villein and i serf, and I acre of meadow. It was worth 20 shillings ; now i o shillings. The same (Ailric) held it. Leuing holds in OFFEWORDE [Offord 2 in Wootton Wawen] a I carucate of inland 3 and there has I plough. It was and is worth 10 shillings. XXIII. THE LAND OF ROBERT DISPENSER 4 IN COLESHELLE [CoLESHILL] HUNDRET Robert Dispenser (Dispensator) holds of the king 9 hides in MERSTON [? in Lea Mars- ton]. 5 There is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 24 villeins with 6 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) i o shillings, and 6 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 4 pounds. Ailmar held it freely T.R.E. In like wise (he held) this estate following. The same Robert holds half a hide in FILINGELEI [Fillongley]. 8 There is land for 2 ploughs. There are 4 villeins with a priest and I bordar who have (habentes) 2 ploughs. There is I acre of meadow ; 1 See next note. 2 As none of these six places following Clopton appears afterward in Pathlow Liberty, though all were in Barlichway Hundred, I suppose that they were in the Domesday Hundred of ' Fernecumbe.' 3 This entry appears at the end of Robert de Stafford's barony, but does not state that Leuing held of him. A Leuing was a king's thegn in Staffordshire. This entry, and the subsequent entry relating to Lighthorne contain the only two references to ' inland ' in the Domesday of War- wickshire.

  • ' Dispensatoris.'

8 I have little doubt that this ' Merston ' and the ' Merstone ' held by Robert de Oilgi were the same place and were Lea-Marston. The arguments in favour of this are almost too intricate to be stated in a footnote. The Marmions were afterwards lords of Lea-Marston, and it is usual to find them in possession of Robert Dispenser's lands. This is obvious. Moreover here also the Mar- mions in later times had an estate. wood(land) 2 leagues long and i league broad. It was worth 10 shillings; now 2O shillings. The same R(obert) holds i hide in LETH [? Lea-Marston]. 7 There is land for I plough. There is I knight with I plough ; and (there are) 4 villeins and I bordar and 2 serfs with i plough. There are 2 acres of meadow. It was worth 10 shillings, and is worth 15 shillings. Alwin held it freely. The same R(obert) holds 10 hides in BER- TANESTONE [Barston]. 8 There is land for 10 ploughs. There are 6 free men and 9 villeins and 4 bordars with 10 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 4 shillings. Wood- (land) half a league long and 3 furlongs broad. It was and is worth 100 shillings. Ailmar held it freely, and with the leave (licentia) of King William, sold it to Alwin the sheriff. XXIV. THE LAND OF ROBERT DE VECI IN BOMELAU HUNDRET Robert de Veci holds of the king 5 hides and a half in ULVEIA [Wolvey]. There is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, and 4 serfs ; and 15 villeins with a priest and 2 bordars have 7 ploughs. There are 50 acres of meadow. Pasture half a league in length and breadth. It was worth (? 3)' pounds ; now 50 shillings. Alric son of Meriet held it freely T.R.E. The same Robert holds 3 virgates of land in WITECORE [(? Nether) Whitacre]. 10 There is land for I plough, and it is there, with I villein and 2 acres of meadow. It was worth IO shillings ; now 2 shillings. Ailric held it freely. 11 7 It had occurred to me that this might be Blithe and that the initial B had somehow dropped out. But Blithe was not even important enough to appear in the Subsidy Roll of i Edward III., and moreover Dugdale shows that it was held from the Mowbrays, whereas Lea, like Marston, was held under the Marmions, the successors of Robert Dispenser. 8 This, as already stated (see p. 320), is apparently a duplicate of the entry relating to ' Bertanestone ' under Turchil's fee. But this is not certain, and Mr. Round doubts it. 9 Here is a smudge of ink in the original. There are certainly two strokes and may be three. 10 See the note relating to the entry of Wite- core in Turchil's fee, p. 319. 11 This entry at the foot of the column, in a smaller handwriting and lower than the foot of the other column, appears to be an afterthought. 331