THE HOLDERS OF LANDS land for 5 ploughs. In the demesne are 2, and 4 serfs ; and (there are) 6 villeins with a priest and 6 bordars with 5 ploughs. There are 24 acres of meadow. It was worth 3 pounds ; now 4 pounds. Mervin and Scrotin and Toti and Tosti held it freely T.R.E. IN BERICEST(ON) [BARCHESTON] HUNDRET From O(sbern), Walter holds 2 hides in STRATONE [Stretton on Fosse]. 1 He has there half a plough in the demesne, and 2 villeins (uUFas) with I plough. It was worth 20 shillings ; now 30 shillings. Brictric held it freely. From O(sbern), William holds MOLLITONE [Mollington]. a There are 5 hides. There is land for 5 ploughs. In the demesne is I ; and (there are) 4 villeins and 5 bordars with i plough. There are 20 acres of meadow. It was worth 40 shillings ; now 60 shillings. The mother of Lewin of Niweham [Newn- ham Paddox 3 ?] held it freely T.R.E. XXXVIII. THE LAND OF HAROLD SON OF THE EARL IN COLESHELLE [CoLESHILL] HuNDRET Harold son of Earl * Ralf holds of the king CELVERDESTOCHE [Chilvers Coton]. 5 There are 8 hides. There is land for 10 ploughs. In the demesne is half a plough and 9 serfs ; and (there are) 1 5 villeins and 7 bordars with 7 ploughs. Meadow 3 furlongs long and I broad. Wood(land) ij leagues long and i league broad. It was worth 40 shillings ; now 50 shillings. His father held it. Grafton under the Corbucions seems clear, and moreover the priest here mentioned implies the church, which was in Temple Grafton. i See the note on the former entry concerning this place. The recorded hidage is 8. This is clear, for Dugdale (p. 414) shows that part of the Warwickshire portion of Molling- ton was held of the Honour of Richard's Castle. Hemmed in by Farnborough and Warmington, Mollington must, like them, have been in ' Hones- berie' Hundred. See also Introduction, p. 295, and V.C.H. Northants, p. 33gb. ' See Introduction, p. 280.
- ' comitis ' is an interlineation.
Certainly : the tenure of that place under the barons of Sudeley, the descendants of Harold, is quite clear. In the Subsidy Roll of l Edward III. and other mediaeval records the name appears as ' Chilverscote,' for which I am inclined to think the Domesday name is a mistake. The modern name is probably a compound derived partly from Coton which is a hamlet in this parish. IN ONESBERIE HUNDRET The same Harold holds 15 hides in DERCE- TONE [Dassett]. 6 There is land for 23 ploughs. In the demesne is I plough and 4 serfs ; and 46 villeins with a priest and 9 bor- dars have 26 ploughs. There 3 knights have 12 villeins with 3 ploughs. There are 27 acres of meadow. It was worth 1 6 pounds ; now 20 pounds. Harold held it T.R.E. XXXIX. THE LAND OF HASCULF IN MERETONE [MARTON] HUNDRET Hasculf Musard holds of the king in LUN- NITONE [Leamington-Hastings] 7 1 2^ hides and half a virgate of land. There is land for 27 ploughs. In the demesne are 7 ploughs and 15 serfs; and 33 villeins with a priest and 24 bordars have 18 ploughs. There is a mill worth (de) 2 shillings, and 20 acres of meadow. It was worth 10 pounds; now 12 pounds. Azor held it freely T.R.E. IN STANLEI [STONELEIGH] HUNDRET From Hasculf, Humfrey holds 2 hides in WITENAS [Whitnash]. There is land for 8 ploughs. In the demesne are 2 and 5 serfs ; and (there are) 1 1 villeins and 8 bordars with 6 ploughs. There are 10 acres of meadow. It was worth 60 shillings ; now 100 shillings. Alvred held it freely T.R.E. IN TREMELAU HUNDRET From Hasculf the same Humfrey holds 5 hides in NIWEBOLD [Newbold Pacey]. 8 There is land for 9 ploughs. In the demesne are 4 ploughs and 5 serfs ; and (there are) 1 1 villeins and 1 1 bordars with 8 ploughs. There are 10 acres of meadow. It was worth 60 shillings; now IOO shillings. Alvred held it freely T.R.E. IN FERNECUMBE HUNDRET From Hasculf the same Humfrey holds 6 Certainly Burton Dassett, in which Harold's descendants the Sudeleys held an interest for cen- turies. The I 5 hides here recorded, together with the 10 hides held by the Count of Meulan, make it a z 5 -hide place. I strongly suspect that the three knights gave its name to Knightcote, a ham- let of Dasset, which certainly existed as early as i Edward III. 7 Its tenure by the Hastangs under the barony of Musard is clear, and it was in Marton Leet. 8 This identification is clear. It is in Kineton Hundred, in which ' Tremelau ' Hundred became included. Its tenure by Humfrey's descendants, the Hastangs, under the barony of Musard, is clearly shown by Dugdale (p. 391). 339