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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. 335