THE HOLDERS OF LANDS
From G(eoffrey), Robert holds 5 hides in
WARA [? Cesters Over]. 1 There is land for
8 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, with i
serf ; and (there are) 9 villeins and 2 bordars
with 5 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de} 2
shillings, and loj acres of meadow. It was
and is worth 40 shillings.
From G(eoffrey), Ansegis holds I hide in
NIWEHAM [Newnham Paddox]. 2 There is
land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne is i, and
3 serfs ; and (there are) 16 villeins and 5 bor-
dars with 6 ploughs. There are 20 acres of
meadow. It was worth 20 shillings ; now
60 shillings.
From G(eoffrey), Ulvric holds 3 hides in
APLEFORD [Hopsford]. 3 There is land for 3
ploughs, and they are there, with 6 villeins
and 2 serfs. There are 5 acres of meadow.
It was worth 20 shillings ; now 30 shillings.
The same Ulvric held it freely.
All the above-mentioned lands Lewin held,
and could betake himself (ire) whither he
would. 4
XXXII. THE LAND OF GILBERT
DE GAND
Gilbert de Gand holds of the king i hide
and ij virgates in ULLAVINTONE [Willing-
ton] 5 and Fulbric of him. There is land for
i plough. There is i villein, and 2 bordars
and 4 serfs with i plough. There is a mill
worth (de) 5 shillings, and 1 5 acres of meadow.
1 This identification is probable, but by no
means certain. See note on p. 309. One of the
Overs is rubricated as in ' Bomelau ' Hundred, so
probably they were all in that Hundred, though
they are farther south than the places known
to be in that Hundred.
1 This identification, which is Dugdale's, is no
doubt right so far as it goes, for this Newnham can
be traced as in the fee of the Mowbrays the suc-
cessors of Geoffrey de Wirce. But judging of its
importance by the particulars given I consider that
it must have also included Newnham Regis. I
suppose that, appearing afterward in Brinklow Leet,
it was in the Domesday Hundred of ' Bomelau.'
See the Introduction, p. 280, for the identity of
'Lewin,' its previous holder.
3 This identification is also Dugdale's, and is no
doubt correct. The ' 1 ' may be a clerical error
for ' s.' The name generally appeared in early
records as ' Happesford,' and the place was in the
Mowbray fee. Like Newnham, it was, I suppose,
in ' Bomelau' Hundred.
4 i.e. choose his lord.
5 I suppose this is correct. Cf. note on p. 329.
But the total hidage seems severe. Willington was
doubtless in Barcheston Hundred.
It was and is worth 20 shillings,
held it freely.
Alward
XXXIII. THE LAND OF GILBERT
SON OF TUROLD
IN BERRICESTONE [BARCHESTON] HUNDRET
Gilbert son of Turold holds of the king 6
hides in STRATONE [Stretton on the Fosse], 9
and Walter (holds) of him. There is land
for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are i ploughs,
and 4 serfs ; and 8 villeins and 3 bordars
with a priest and i knight have 5 ploughs.
There are 23 acres of meadow, and of pas-
ture 40 perches long, and as much broad.
It was worth 70 shillings ; now no shillings.
Chenward and Brictric held it freely.
XXXIV. THE LAND OF GERIN 7
Gerin holds of the king 5 hides in BENI-
TONE [? Binton]. 8 There is land for 4
ploughs. In the demesne are 2, with i serf;
and (there are) 5 villeins and 5 bordars with i
plough. There is a mill worth (de) 4 shillings,
and 1 5 acres of meadow. It was worth 40
shillings ; now 60 shillings. Grim held it
freely T.R.E.
XXXV. THE LAND OF URSE DE
ABETOT
IN FERNECUMBE HUNDRET
Urse (de) Abetot holds of the king i hides
in HILDEBORDE [Hillborough]. 9 There is
land for 2 ploughs. In the demesne is I,
and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 3 bordars with
half a plough. There are 9 acres of meadow,
and a salt pan in Wich [Droitwich] pays 3
shillings. It was worth 16 shillings ; now
2O shillings. Ernui held it freely T.R.E.
The same Urse holds 2 hides in BENITONE
[Binton].' There is land for 2 ploughs. In
the demesne is i ; and (there are) 3 villeins
and I bordar with I plough. There is a mill
worth (de) 2 shillings. It was worth 16 shil-
lings ; now 40 shillings. Ernui held it freely.
8 Plainly, being close to Barcheston, and being
the only Stretton so situate that it would be in a
hundred of which Barcheston was head.
7 This may have been an Englishman, for a
' Gerin ' occurs among the English thegns of
Hampshire in 1 086. J.H.R.
8 Doubtless Binton, which adjoins Hillborough,
and like the latter must have been in ' Fernecumbe '
Hundred.
9 Evidently Hillborough in Temple Grafton.
10 Obviously Binton, which in a subsequent
entry is bracketed with Hillborough, the two being
rubricated as in ' Fernecumbe ' Hundred.
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