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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. 337 43