A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE
In this manor the monks of S. Nicholas [of
Angers] have 2 ploughs, and 22 villeins (vil-
lanos) and 6 bordars with 5 ploughs.
The whole was worth 100 shillings, and
afterwards 40 shillings ; now 10 pounds.
Lewin held it freely.
The same G(eoffrey) holds NEWEBOLD [New-
bold-on-Avon]. 1 There are 8 hides. There
is land for 16 ploughs. In the demesne are
3, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 25 villeins and
8 bordars with n ploughs. It was and is
worth 100 shillings. Lewin held it freely.
The same G(eoffrey) holds FENINIWEBOLD
[Newbold Revel]. 2 There are 8 hides.
There is land for 16 ploughs. In the de-
mesne are 4 ploughs and 8 serfs ; and (there
are) 26 villeins and 3 bordars with 10 ploughs.
There are i o acres of meadow. It was and
is worth 7 pounds. Lewin held it freely.
IN MERETON [MARTON] HUNDRET
The same G(eoffrey) holds 5 hides in LELLE-
FORD [Long Lawford]. 3 There is land for
14 ploughs. In the demesne is I ; and 14
villeins and 7 bordars have 7 ploughs. There
is a mill worth (de) 14 shillings. It was worth
40 shillings ; now 50 shillings.
The same G(eoffrey) holds WAPEBERIE
[Wappenbury]. 4 There are 5 hides. There
1 This is Dugdale's identification, and I think
it is correct, though his logic is not convincing.
Otherwise we must suppose that Newbold-on-Avon,
the most important of the Newbolds, was omitted
from Domesday Book. See next note.
2 This also is Dugdale's identification, and prob-
ably correct. Indeed, if, as he states (p. 56),
this manor was conveyed in 6 Richard II. by the
name of 'Feni-Newbold,' there can be no question
but that he is right. Otherwise, this entry looks
suspiciously like a repetition of the account of
Newebold preceding it, with the less important
particulars slightly varied. In the Subsidy Roll of
i Edward III. Newbold Revel appears under the
head of ' Newbolde and Strettone,' with John
Revel first on the list of those who paid.
3 I have little doubt of this identification, pro-
viding that Dugdale (p. 21) is correct in stating
that it was in this Lawford that Geoffrey de Wirce
granted the tithes to the monastery of S. Nicholas
of Angers. In I Edward III., Long Lawford,
was in Brinklow Leet, and Church Lawford in
Marton Leet: but as Long Lawford was originally
in the parish of Church Lawford, it was doubtless
also originally in Marton Leet and in the Domesday
Hundred of ' Meretone.'
4 This identification is obvious. Moreover it
is afterward found in Marton Leet, and was there-
is land for 15 ploughs. In the demesne are
3 ploughs and 6 serfs ; and (there are) 1 9 vil-
leins and 6 bordars with 10 ploughs. There
is a mill worth (de) 6 shillings and 8 pence.
Wood(land) half a league long and 2 fur-
longs broad. It was and is worth no shil-
lings.
The same G(eoffrey) holds HANTONE B
[Hampton in Arden]. 8 There are 10 hides.
There is land for 22 ploughs. In the demesne
are 2, and 2 serfs, and 2 bond-women ; and 50
villeins with a priest and 16 bordars have 13
ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 40 pence
and i o acres of meadow. Wood(land) 3 leagues
long and 3 broad. It was and is worth 100
shillings.
From the same G(eoffrey), Sot (Sotus) holds
SCOTESCOTE [Shustoke]. 7 There are 4 hides.
There is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne
is I plough and 3 serfs ; and (there are) I O vil-
leins with 3 ploughs. There are 16 acres of
meadow. Wood(land) i league long and half
a league broad. It was and is worth 40 shil-
lings.
From G(eoffrey), Ansgot the priest holds I
hide in BENECHELIE [Bentley] 8 in almoin.
There is land for 2 ploughs, and they are
there with 4 villeins. Wood(land) half a league
long and 3 furlongs broad. It was and is
worth 64 pence.
From G(eofFrey), Bruno holds 2 hides in
GAURA [Brownsover]. 9 There is land for 2
ploughs, and they are there, with 4 villeins
and 3 bordars and 2 serfs (servis). There are
2 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 20
shillings.
fore doubtless, like the preceding place, in the
Domesday Hundred of ' Meretone.'
6 Between this and the preceding entry there is
a space left in the MS. for ' Coleshelle ' Hundred
to be inserted.
6 This is also an obvious identification, and
Dugdale (p. 696) makes clear the subsequent over-
lordship of the Mowbrays, who succeeded to
Geoffrey de Wirce. Hampton in Arden, after-
wards in Hemlingford Hundred, was doubtless in
the Domesday Hundred of ' Coleshelle.'
7 Shustoke. Exactly the same remarks apply to
this identification.
8 Bentley was of course, like Shustoke, in ' Coles-
helle' Hundred. The 'c ' was, as often, a mistake
for ' t.'
8 This place no doubt took its name from the
Domesday tenant Bruno. See note on p. 309 and
also the next note.
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