THE HOLDERS OF LANDS
[Chillington]. 1 There are 3 hides. There
is land for 6 ploughs. In the demesne is I
plough, and 9 serfs ; and (there are) 1 3 vil-
leins and 6 bordars with 5 ploughs. There
are 2 acres of meadow. Wood(land) 2
leagues long, and half a league broad. It
was worth 4 pounds ; now 30 shillings. The
Bishop of Chester claims this estate.
XXIX. THE LAND OF WILLIAM
BUENVASLETH
IN TREMELAU HUNDRET
William Buenvasleth holds of the king
LISTECORNE [Lighthorne]. There are 5
hides beside 'inland.' 2 There is land for 18
ploughs. In the demesne are 2 ploughs and
7 serfs ; and 1 9 villeins and 9 bordars with a
priest have 6 ploughs. There are 30 acres of
meadow, and I grove (grava) 1 furlongs
long and 20 perches broad. It was worth 100
shillings ; now 7 pounds. Earl Ralf 3 held it
fo. 343b
IN STANLEI [STONELEIGH] HUNDRET
The same William holds 3 virgates of land
in ERBURBERIE [Harbury]. 4 There is land
for 2 ploughs. There are 2 villeins. It was
worth 10 shillings ; now 5 shillings. Ulwin
held it freely T.R.E.
IN FERNECUMBE HUNDRET
From W(illiam), Roger holds 4^ hides
in OPTONE [Upton juxta Haselor]. 5 There
is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are
1 1, and 4 serfs; and (there are) I o villeins
and 5 bordars with 4 ploughs. There are 30
acres of meadow. Wood(land) 10 furlongs
and 1 8 perches long, and 5 furlongs broad.
It is worth 70 shillings. It was worth 6
10 shillings. Three men of Earl Leofric
(Leurici) held it freely.
From W(illiam), Hugh holds 2 hides in
SPERNORE [Spernall]. 7 There is land for 4
ploughs. In the demesne is I ; and (there)
1 In Brewood, Staffordshire.
1 ' Inland ' paid no geld to the king. This was
evidently a case of 'beneficial hidation.'
3 Probably Ralf Earl of Hereford. J.H.R.
4 This is the last of the five entries relating to
Harbury, and brings thehidage up to exactly izj.
5 This identification is clear, for this is the only
Upton found afterwards in Barlichway Hundred,
which Hundred absorbed ' Fernecumbe ' Hundred.
Upton is not far from Studley and Spernall.
The text is doubtful here.
' Near Studley.
are 4 villeins and 7 bordars with 3 ploughs.
There is a mill worth (de) 4 shillings and 7
sticks of eels, and 8 acres of meadow. Wood-
(land) 3 furlongs long and I broad. It is worth
40 shillings. 8
From W(illiam), William holds I hide in
STODLEI [Studley]. 9 There is land for 2
ploughs. In the demesne is i plough ; and
(there) are 4 acres of meadow. Wood(land) 3
furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. It is
worth i o shillings. Godric held it freely.
XXX. THE LAND OF GEOFFREY
DE MANNEVILE
Geoffrey de Mannevile holds of the king
CUNTONE [Long Compton]. 10 There are 30
hides. There is land for 20 ploughs. In the
demesne are 7, and 25 serfs ; and 45 villeins
with a priest and 13 bordars and 2 knights
have 10 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de)
IO shillings, and meadow 3 furlongs long
and as much broad. Wood(land) 2 furlongs
in length and breadth. It was worth 1 5
pounds ; now 30 pounds. Asgar the Staller
(stalre) held it.
IN HONESBERIE HUNDRET
From the same Geoffrey, William holds
half a hide and the fourth part of a hide in
WIMELESTONE [Wormleighton]. There is
land for ij ploughs. In the demesne is I
plough with 2 bordars. It was worth 2O shil-
lings ; now 1 5 shillings.
XXXI. THE LAND OF GEOFFREY
DE WIRCE
IN BOMELAU HUNDRET
Geoffrey de Wirce 11 holds of the king CHIR-
CHEBERIE [Monks Kirby]. There are 15
hides. There is land for 2O ploughs. In
the demesne are 7, and 6 serfs, and 2 bond-
women ; and (there are) 41 villeins and 2 bor-
dars with 2 priests, who have (habentes) 2 1
ploughs. There are 40 acres of meadow.
8 Doubtless like Studley, it was in ' Fernecumbe '
Hundred.
9 This hide, together with the 4 hides held by
William fitz Corbucion in demesne, make Studley
a 5 -hide place.
10 As shown in my former note concerning the
Comptons, this was evidently Long Compton, for
Dugdale clearly traces the tenure of the Mande-
villes. Judging by its position, I suppose that it
was in Barcheston Hundred.
11 See Introduction, p. 275.
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