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A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE XXXVI. THE LAND OF STEPHEN 1 Stephen holds of the king i hide in DORSI- TONE* [Little Dorsington]. There is land for 2 ploughs. In the demesne are 2 ; and (there is) I free man with 8 bordars with i plough. There are 4 acres of meadow. It was worth 2O shillings ; now 30. Ordui held it freely. IN PATELAU [PATHLOW] HUNDRET The same Stephen holds 3 hides in MELE- COTE [Milcote]. 3 There is land for 4 ploughs. In the demesne are 2 ; and (there are) 6 vil- leins and 6 bordars with 3 ploughs. There are 1 5 acres of meadow. It was worth 40 shillings ; now 50 shillings. Bishop * Ulstan s and JElfstan held it freely. XXXVII. THE LAND OF OSBERN SON OF RICHARD Osbern son of Richard holds of the king ESTONE [Aston Cantlow]. 6 There are 5 hides. There is land for 10 ploughs. There are 9 Flemings (flandrensei) and 1 6 villeins with a priest and 10 bordars who have (habentes) 12 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 8 shillings, and 5 ' sticks ' of eels, and 40 acres of meadow. Wood (land) i league in length and breadth. It was worth loo shil- lings ; now 6 pounds. Earl Algar held it. IN PATELAU [PATHLOW] HUNDRET From the same O(sbern), Urse holds 3 hides in WILMECOTE [Wilmcote near Stratford]. 1 Stephen the steersman (see Introduction). 2 Dorsington parva, though in the Gloucester- shire parish of Welford, is in Warwickshire, and was doubtless in 'Fernecumbe' Hundred. See next note. 3 Milcote is in Warwickshire, though it is part of the Gloucestershire parish of Weston on Avon. In the Chronicle of Evesham Abbey ' Dorsintune, Mulecote, et alia Mulecote ' are mentioned as places in Gloucestershire acquired by Abbot Agelwi (1059-77) for the abbey. Pathlow Hundred consisted largely of church lands. I suggest that Bishop Wulstan may have brought Milcote into it. In I Edward III. both Milcote and Dorsington were outside Pathlow Liberty. The " ep's " (episcopus) is an interlineation. s i.e. Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester. Although there is no subsequent trace of Os- bern's connection with Aston Cantlow, the identi- fication is doubtless correct. The only other War- wickshire Aston has already been accounted for. Aston Cantlow, like other places appearing sub- sequently in Barlichway Hundred but not in Pathlow Liberty, was doubtless in the Domesday Hundred of ' Fernecumbe.' There is land for 4 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 2 villeins and 2 bordars with 2 ploughs. There are 24 acres of meadow. It was worth 30 shil- lings ; now 60 shillings. Lewin Doda held it freely T.R.E. IN MERETON [MARTON] HUNDRET From O(sbern), William holds 5 hides in DONECERCE [Dunchurch]. There is land for 9 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 3 serfs ; and 1 2 villeins with a priest and 1 1 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 30 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 100 shil- lings. Ulmar held it. IN TREMELAU HUNDRET From O(sbern), Hugh holds 4 hides in BEREFORDE [Barford]. There is land for 12 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 2 serfs ; and 2 knights with a priest and 4 vil- leins and 1 1 bordars have 3 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 2 shillings and 13 'sticks' of eels, and 60 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 40 shillings. IN FERNECUMBE HUNDRET From O(sbern) the same Hugh holds 3 hides and a half in HILDEBEREURDE [Hillborough] and in BENINTONE [Binton]. There is land for 4 ploughs. In the demesne is I, and 4 serfs ; and (there are) 7 villeins and 2 bordari with 2 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 1 2 pence, and 20 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 40 shillings. Lodric held it freely T.R.E. From O(sbern) the same Hugh holds 3 hides in EPESLEI [Ipsley]. 8 There is land for 7 ploughs. In the demesne is i, and 2 serfs ; and (there are) 7 villeins with a priest and 13 bordars with 4 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 1 6 pence. Wood(land) I league long and half a league broad. It was worth 30 shillings ; now 40 shillings. Earl Algar held it. From O(sbern), Gilbert holds 5 hides in GRASTONE [Temple Grafton].* There is 7 This with the hide and a half of Hillborough already recorded as held by Urse de Abetot make up a 5-hide estate, as if a piece of Binton had been annexed to round off Hillborough. 8 Ipsley, being subsequently in Barlichway Hundred but not in Pathlow Liberty, was doubt- less in the Domesday Hundred of ' Fernecumbe.' Grafton, for the same reason as Ipsley, was doubtless in ' Fernecumbe ' Hundred. This was, no doubt, Temple Grafton, for the history of Arden's 338