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Translation of the Great Domesday Book for Bampton, Oxfordshire

(Folios 154v – 158v)

Folio 154v
OXFORDSHIRE

THE LAND OF THE KING

THE KING holds BENSON. There are 12 hides, less 1 virgate of land. TRE there were 50 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 8 ploughs, and 5 slaves; and 32 villeins with 29 bordars have 24 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 40s. From the meadows and the pastures and the fisheries and the woods together there come 18l 15s 5d a year. From the church-scot 11s. From the corn-rent for 1 year 30l. The soke of 4½ HUNDREDS belongs to this manor.

All together it renders 80l and 100s a year.  [ l (libres) = £; s (soldari) = shillings; & d = pence ]

THE KING holds HEADINGTON. There are 10 hides. [...] In demesne [are] now 6 ploughs; and 20 villeins with 24 bordars have 14 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 50s , and 5 fisheries rendering 20s.

From the meadows and pastures 4l. From the corn-rent for a year 8l. From helvewecha [meaning unknown] 30s. From the church-scot 10s6d.

From other customary dues 100s and 25d.

The soke of 2 HUNDREDS belongs to this manor. Richard de Courcy retains for himself [the soke] of 16 hides.

All together it renders 60l by tale.

THE KING holds KIRTLINGTON. There are 11½ hides.

In demesne are 10 ploughs; and 42 villeins with 24 bordars and 2 slaves have 21 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 35s. From the meadows and the pastures and the pannage and other customary dues 8l. From the corn-rent for a year 20l. The soke of 2½ HUNDREDS belongs to this manor, except for 2½ hides in LAUNTON which used to belong there. King Edward gave these to St Peter of Westminister and to Baldwin his godson.

All together it renders 52l by tale a year.

THE KING holds WOOTTON. There are 5 hides. [...]

In demesne are 4 ploughs; and 10 villeins with 11 bordars have 6 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 10s 4d. From other customary dues 50s. From the corn-rent for a year 40s. The woodland is in the king's preserve. TRE it rendered 10s. The soke of 3 HUNDREDS belongs to this manor.

All together it renders 18l by tale.

THE KING holds SHIPTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD. There are 33 hides and 3 virgates of land. In demesne are 10 ploughs; and 54 villeins with 64 bordars and 6 slaves have 43 ploughs. There are 6 mills rendering 55s. From the meadows and the pannage and rent and other customary dues 12l 17s. From the corn-rent for a year 15l. The woodland, which rendered 50s. TRE, is in the king's preserve. The soke of 3 HUNDREDS belongs to this manor.

All together it renders 72l by tale.

THE KING holds BAMPTON. There are 27½ hides. In demesne are 6 ploughs, and 6 slaves; and 40 villeins and 17 boors and 13 bordars have 16 ploughs. TRE they had 26 ploughs. There are 4 mills [rendering] 25s. From the fisheries 20s. From the meadows 65s. From the market 50s. From the pannage and from the salt-pans at Droitwich [Worcs.], and other customary dues of the men, 9l 13s. From the corn-rent for a year 15l. The soke of 2 HUNDREDS belongs to this manor.

All together it renders 80l and 40s by tale a year.

Ilbert de Lacy holds half a hide by the gift of the Bishop of Bayeux, and Walter fitzPons holds a certain parcel of land, and Henry de Ferrers holds a certain wood which Bondi the forester held. The shire bears witness that all this belongs to the king's demesne.

Joseph, TRE, had 60 acres of land in STOCKLEY belonging to the king's demesne. But afterwards Earl Harold put it into his demesne, and it was in the king's demesne when the king crossed the sea.

THE KING holds BLOXHAM and ADDERBURY .

There are 34½ hides. TRE there were 48 ploughs. In demesne there are now 13 [ploughs], and 27 slaves; and 72 villeins with 16 bordars having [...] ploughs. There are 6 mills rendering 56s 4d , meadow 2 leagues and 5 furlongs long and 4 furlongs broad, pasture 2 leagues in length and breadth, [and] woodland 13½ furlongs in length and 9 furlongs broad. From wool and cheeses 40s. From the pannage 24s 7d and 40 pigs when it is stocked, and formerly 66 pigs. From the corn-rent for a year 28l 10s. The soke of 2 HUNDREDS belongs to this manor. Earl Edwin held this manor. TRE it rendered 56l ; now 67l.

To this manor belong 1 hide and 1 virgate of land in LEDWELL. There is land for 1 plough. It was and is worth 20s.

From the time of Earl Tosti, Sægeat, a thegn, dwelt in Bloxham and served as a free man. Earl Edwin gave this man to Ralph d'Oilly. Ralph d'Oilly drew this same man back into the king's demesne.

The king holds LANGFORD. There are 15 hides. [There is] land for 15 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 5 ploughs, and 12 slaves; and 21 villeins with 4 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 20s , and 40 acres of meadow and 5 acres of pasture. TRE and afterwards, as now, worth 18l.

 

THE KING holds SHIPTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD. There are 8 hides. [There is] land for 12 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 8 slaves; and 18 villeins with 5 bordars have 7 ploughs. There are 36 acres of meadow. It was worth 10l ; now 9l. Earl Harold held these 2 manors; now Ælfsige of Faringdon holds them at farm.

In Shotover, Stowford, Woodstock, Cornbury and Wychwood are the king's demesne forests; they are 9 leagues long and as many broad. To these forests belong 4½ hides, and there 6 villeins with 8 bordars have 3½ ploughs. From them and everything belonging to the forest Reginald pays 10l a year to the king.

IN BENSON HALF-HUNDRED

In "VERNEVELD" the king has half a hide waste. Hervey had the profit of this land unjustly.
The shire of OXFORD renders a farm of 3 nights, that is 150l.
As increment 25l by weight. From the borough 20l by weight.
From the mint 20l [...] in pennies at 20 to the ora. For weapons 4s.
From the queen's exactions 100s by tale. For a hawk 10l.
For a sumpter-horse 20s. For hounds 23l in pennies at 20 to the ora; and 6 sesters of honey and 15d as a customary due.


From the land of Earl Edwin in OXFORD [shire] and in WARWICKshire the king has 100l and 100s.

If anyone breaks the king's peace given under his hand or seal so that he kills a man to whom this peace has been given, both his members and life will be subject to the king's judgement, if he is taken. And if he cannot be taken he will be considered an outlaw by everybody, and if anyone succeeds in killing him he will lawfully have his spoils.

If any stranger choosing to dwell in Oxford and having a house ends his life there without kinsmen, the king will have whatsoever he has left.
If anyone violently breaks into or enters anyone's court or house so that he kills or wounds or assails a man, he pays a fine of 100s to the king.
Likewise the man who, when summoned to go on an expedition does not go, will give 100s to the king.
If anyone kills any man within his own court or house, his body and all his substance are in the king's power, except his wife's dower if he received her with a dowry.

 

Folio 155r
OXFORDSHIRE

II. THE LAND OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY holds NEWINGTON.

 It belonged and belongs to the church. There are 15 hides. There is land for 18 ploughs. [...] Now in demesne [are] 6 ploughs, and 5 slaves; and 22 villeins with 10 bordars have 13 ploughs. There are 15 acres of meadow and 2 furlongs of pasture, [and] woodland 1 league long and 1 broad; when it is stocked it is worth 25s. Of this land Robert d'Oilly holds 1 hide and Roger 1 hide. TRE it was worth 11l ; now 15l.


 

III. THE LAND OF THE BISHOP OF WINCHESTER

THE BISHOP OF WINCHESTER holds WITNEY .

Archbishop Stigand held it. There are 30 hides. There is land for 24 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 5 ploughs, and 9 slaves; and 36 villeins with 11 bordars have 20 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 32s 6d , and 100 acres of meadow, [and] woodland 3 leagues long and 2 leagues broad: when it is stocked it is worth 50s. TRE it was worth 22l ; now 25l.

The same bishop holds ADDERBURY. It belonged and belongs to the church. There are 14½ hides. There is land for 20 ploughs. [...] Now in demesne [are] 4 ploughs, and 9 slaves; and 27 villeins with 9 bordars have 19 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 30s , and 36 acres of meadow rendering 10s .

The whole [is] 3 leagues and 3 furlongs long and 1½ leagues broad. TRE it was worth 12l ; now 20l.


 

 IIII. THE LAND OF THE BISHOP OF SALISBURY

THE BISHOP OF SALISBURY holds DUNSDEN .

It belonged and belongs to the church. There are 20 hides. There is land for 20 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs; and 40 villeins with 18 bordars have 20 ploughs; and there is 1 slave, and 50 acres of meadow. [There is] woodland 1 league and 4 furlongs long and half a league broad. It was and is worth 15l.


 

 

V. THE LAND OF THE BISHOP OF EXETER

THE BISHOP OF EXETER holds of the king 6 hides in BAMPTON, and Bishop Robert [holds] of him. Bishop Leofric held them. There is land for 6 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 2 slaves; and 10 villeins with 7 bordars have 3 ploughs. There are 2 fisheries rendering 33s , and 48 acres of meadow. TRE it was worth 4l ; now 6l.


 

VI. THE LAND OF THE BISHOP OF LINCOLN IN DORCHESTER HUNDRED

[?]31 THE BISHOP OF LINCOLN holds DORCHESTER. There are 100 hides, less 10. Of these the bishop has in his farm 60 hides, less 1 virgate, and the knights 30 hides and 1 virgate of land.

Now in demesne [is] land for 4 ploughs, but there are only 3 ploughs; and 34 villeins with 22 bordars have 15 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 20s. A fisherman renders 30 sticks of eels, and 1 man [pays] 12s for half a hide. From the meadow 40s. [There is] scrubland 6 furlongs long and 3 broad. In addition to these this manor renders 30l a year. TRE it was worth 18l.

Of the same land of this manor Beorhtgifu holds 20½ hides at farm. There is land for 16 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 4 ploughs; and 46 villeins with 15 bordars have 20 ploughs. There are 4 mills rendering 38s. From the meadows and fisheries, 22s8d. and 9 sticks of eels. In addition to these this land renders 20l ; TRE 10l ; when received, 8l.

In this same [land] the bishop has in SOUTH STOKE [...] 17 hides and 1 virgate of land. Of these hides 8 are in demesne, and there are 2 ploughs; and 19 villeins with 5 bordars and 1 slave have 8 ploughs. There are 24 acres of meadow. It was worth 6l TRE; now it renders 12l and 12 sticks of eels.

The bishop himself holds THAME. There are 60 hides. Of 4 these he has 37 hides in his farm and his knights have the others [...]. There is land for 34 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 5 ploughs, and 5 slaves; and 27 villeins with 26 bordars have 19 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 20s. From the meadows 60s. TRE it was worth 20l ; when received, 16l ; now 30l.

The same bishop holds GREAT MILTON. There are 40 hides. 13 Of these he has 31 hides in his farm and [his] knights [have] the others. [...] There is land for 26 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 5 ploughs; and 24 villeins with 31 bordars and a priest have 19 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 15s , and meadow rendering 10s. TRE, and afterwards, it was worth 18l ; now 30l.

The bishop himself holds BANBURY. There are 50 hides. Of these the bishop has in demesne land for 10 ploughs, and 3 hides in addition to the inland. The men of the vill [have] 33½ hides. TRE there were 33½ ploughs and Bishop Remigius found as many. Now in demesne [are] 7 ploughs, and 14 slaves; and 76 villeins with 17 bordars have 33 ploughs. There are 3 mills rendering 45s. The pasture is 3 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. TRE it was worth 35l ; when received, 30l ; now it is worth as much.

The bishop himself holds CROPREDY. It belonged and belongs to the Church of ST MARY of Lincoln. There are 50 hides. Of these the bishop has in his farm 25 hides and [his] knights as much. In addition to these 50 hides there is land in demesne for 10 ploughs. All together there is land for 30 ploughs. The bishop found 35. Now in demesne [are] 6 ploughs, and 12 slaves; and 55 villeins with 22 bordars have 34 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 28s , and 120 acres of meadow and 132 acres of pasture. TRE it was worth 28l ; when received, 30l ; now it is worth as much.

The bishop himself holds EYNSHAM , and Columban the monk [holds] of him. There are 15½ hides belonging to the same church. [...] There is land for 18 ploughs, and he found as many.

In demesne is land for 2 ploughs [which is] inland. Now in demesne [are] 3 ploughs; and 3 knights with 34 villeins and 33 bordars have 15 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 12s and 450 eels, and 255 acres of meadow and 100 acres of pasture, [and] woodland, 1½ leagues long and 1 league and 2 furlongs broad: when stocked it is worth 25s. It was and is worth 20l.

The same Columban holds SHIFFORD of the bishop. There are 3 hides. There is land for 5 ploughs. Now in demesne [is] 1 plough; and 8 villeins with 5 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 50 acres of meadow, and pasture 2 furlongs long and 1 furlong broad, [...] and 250 eels, and 4s 4d. It was worth 4l ; now 100s.

The same Columban holds of the bishop 5 hides in LITTLE ROLLRIGHT , and it belongs to the church. There is land for 6 ploughs. In demesne are 2 ploughs, and 2 slaves; and 12 villeins with 3 bordars have 6 ploughs. There are 25 acres of meadow.

It was and is worth 100s.

 

Of the land of DORCHESTER English free men hold 3½ hides; and Conan [holds] 8 hides, less 1 virgate; Walcher, 6½ hides; Iseward, 5½ hides; Jacob, 2 hides; Reginald and Vitalis, 5 hides. There is land all together for 20 ploughs. There are 10 ploughs in demesne; and 26 villeins with 5 bordars and 3 slaves have 17 ploughs. They have there among themselves 50 acres of meadow. The whole TRE was worth 16l ; when received, 13l ; now 27l.

 

Folio 156r
OXFORDSHIRE

Now in demesne [is] 1 plough, with 1 slave; and 3 villeins with 2 bordars have 1 plough. [There is] a grove 2 furlongs long and 1 broad. It was worth 40s ; now 20s.

The same man holds WOODPERRY of the bishop. There are 4 hides. [There is] land for 4 ploughs. Now in demesne [is] 1 plough, and 4 slaves; and 5 villeins with 2 bordars have 2 ploughs. There are 30 acres of meadow and 15 acres of pasture, [and] woodland 5 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. It was and is worth 40s.

Robert d'Oilly holds of the bishop 1½ hides in TOOT BALDON . [There is] land for 1 plough. It was worth 20s ; now 10s.

Ilbert holds STANTON ST JOHN of the bishop. There are 10 hides. There is land for 11 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 3 ploughs, and 8 slaves; and 16 villeins with 8 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 60 acres of meadow and 60 acres of pasture, [and] woodland 1 league long and 4 furlongs broad. It was worth 12l ; now 10l.

Wadard holds of the bishop 1 hide in WILCOTE. [There is] land for 1½ ploughs. Now in demesne [is] 1 plough, with 2 bordars, and 12 acres of meadow. [There is] woodland 4 furlongs long and 1 furlong broad. It was worth 30s ; now 40s.

Adam holds of the bishop 5 hides in BLADON. [There is] land for 7 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 2 slaves; and 8 villeins with 18 bordars have 3 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 14s and 125 eels, and from a pottery [come] 10s. There are 14 acres of meadow, [and] woodland 1 league long and half a league broad. It was and is worth 6l.

Ansgar holds 5 virgates of land in HENSINGTON. [There is] land for 1 plough. There are 3 acres of meadow and 6 acres of scrubland. It was worth 10s ; now 12[s].

Wadard holds 1½ hides in "PEREIO". [There is] land for 1 plough. This [plough] is there in demesne, with 1 bordar and 1 slave, and 12 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 30s.

Roger holds 3 virgates of land in [Lower or Old] WHITEHILL. [There is] land for 1 plough. This [plough] he has in demesne, with 1 slave, and 3 acres of meadow. It was worth 20s ; now 25s.

Ilbert holds SHIPTON-ON-CHERWELL. There are 2½ hides. [There is] land for 3 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 [ploughs], and 4 slaves, and 3 villeins with 3 bordars, and 2 acres of meadow and 3 acres of pasture. It was worth 40s ; now 4l.

Wadard hold COGGES. There are 5 hides. [There is] land for 8 ploughs. Now in demesne are 2 [ploughs], and 3 slaves. From a mill 10s. From a hay 10s. [There is] meadow 11 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad, pasture 3 furlongs long and 1 furlong broad, [and] woodland 18 furlongs long and 6 furlongs broad. It was and is worth 10l.

Roger holds 1½ hides in TOOT BALDON. [There is] land for 1½ ploughs. It was worth 20s ; now 12s.

Wadard hold 1½ hides in BRIGHTHAMPTON. [There is] land for 1 plough. He has this [plough] in demesne, with 1 slave and 1 villein and 5 bordars. There are 16 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 40s.

Ilbert holds 1 hide in STANTON ST JOHN. [There is] and for 1½ ploughs. Now in demesne [is] 1 plough, with 1 villein. It was worth 20s ; now 10s.

Hervey holds THOMLEY. There are 4½ hides. [There is] and for 4 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs; and 5 villeins with 6 bordars have 2 ploughs. There are 20 acres of meadow, [and] woodland 7 furlongs long and 3 furlongs broad. It was worth 60s ; now 40s.

Wadard holds 2½ hides in CASSINGTON. [There is] land for 3 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 [ploughs], with 1 slave; and 4 villeins with 1 bordar have 1 plough. From a mill and a fishery 15s6d and 175 eels. There are 12 acres of meadow, pasture 2 furlongs long and 1 furlongs broad, and 7 acres of spinney. It was worth 60s ; now 100s.

Ilbert holds 3 hides in BAMPTON. [There is] land for 3 ploughs. Now in demesne [is] 1 plough; and 6 villeins with 10 bordars have half a plough. There are 20 acres of meadow. It was worth 40s ; now 60s.

Roger holds half a hide in YARNTON. [There is] land for 1 plough. This [plough] is there, with 2 villeins and 1 bordar. It was worth 10s ; now 20s.

Hugh holds of the bishop 1 hide and half a virgate of land in NETHER COTT. [There is] land for 1 plough. He has this [plough] in demesne, with 4 bordars, and [there are] 4 acres of meadow and 2½ acres of pasture. It was and is worth 20s.

Earl Aubrey held BURFORD of the bishop's land .There are 8 hides. [There is] land for 20 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 4 ploughs, and 3 slaves; and 22 villeins and 18 bordars have 12 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 25s and 25 acres of meadow, [and] pasture 1 league in length and in breadth. It was worth 16l ; now 13l.

Wadard holds 2½ hides in CASSINGTON. [There is] land for 3 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, with 1 slave; and 4 villeins with 1 bordar have 1 plough. From a mill and a fishery 15s6d and 175 eels, and [there are] 12 acres of meadow, pasture 2 furlongs long and 1 furlong broad, and 7 acres of spinney. It was worth 60s ; now 100s.

Wadard holds 1 hide in [Great Little] TEW. [There is] land for 1 plough. There is 1 villein, and 5 acres of meadow. it was worth 20s ; now 12s.

 Adam holds 2½ hides in SOUTH NEWINGTON. [There is] land for 2 ploughs. Now in demesne [is] plough, and 5 salves, and 1 villeins and 2 bordars, and half a mill [rendering] 16d. and 11 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 30s.

In the same vill he holds 4 hides. [There is] land for 3 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 2 slaves; and 3 villeins with 2 bordars have 1 plough. From half a mill 25d. and [there are] 22 acres of meadow, [and] pasture 1 furlong and half a furlong broad. it was worth 40s now 50s.

Wadard holds 3½ hides in the same place. [There is] land for 4 ploughs. Now in demesne [is[ 1 plough; and the men [have] half a plough. From half a mill 16d and [there are] 17 acres of meadow. it was worth 50s ; now 60s.

In the same vill he holds 1 waste hide. There is land for 1 plough. It was worth 20s.

Wadard hold DUNS TEW. There are 3½ hides. There is land for as many ploughs. Now in demesne [is] 1 plough; and 1 villein with 6 bordars have 2 ploughs. There are 39 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 3l.

Humphery holds 3½ hides in [Great and Little] TEW. There is land for 4 ploughs. Now in demesne [is] 1 plough; and 2 bordars have another. There are 39½ acres of meadow. It was and is worth 50s.

Humphery hold of Adam fitzHubert 5 hides in STEEPLE ASTON . There is land for 9 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 4 ploughs, and 6 slaves; and 12 villeins with 2 bordars have 6 ploughs. There are 29 acres of meadow. It was worth 10l ; now 14l.

Wadard holds 1½ hides and 6 acres of land in SESSWELL'S BARTON . [There is] land for 3 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, with 1 slave; and 4 villeins with 1 Frenchman and 1 bordar have 2 ploughs. There is a mill [rendering] 2s , and 5 acres of meadow. It was worth 40s ; now 60s.

Adam holds 10 hides in the same vill. [There is] and for 16 ploughs. now in demesne [are] 4 ploughs, and 9 slaves; and 18 villeins with 5 bordars have 14 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 10s and 9 acres of meadow. It was worth 12s ; now 20s.

Wadard holds 1½ hides in LUDWELL. [There is] land for 1 plough. he has this [plough] in demesne, with 2 bordars. it was and is worth 23s.

Robert d' Oilly holds 2½ hides in BARFORD ST JOHN. [There is] land for 1½ ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, with 1 slave; and 2 villeins with 3 bordars have half a plough. It was worth 30s ; now 50s.

Folio 158v
OXFORDSHIRE

Gilbert holds WESTON-ON-THE-GREEN of Robert. There are 10 hides. [There is] land for 12 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 4 ploughs, and 5 slaves; and 17 villeins with 11 bordars have 8 ploughs. There are 2 mills [rendering] 4s , and 30 acres of meadow. It was worth 8l ; now 12l.

The same Gilbert holds BLETCHINGDON of Robert. There are 8 hides. [There is] land for 6 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 5 slaves; and 9 villeins with 7 bordars have 4 ploughs. There are 11 acres of meadow, [and] pasture 6 furlongs long and 3 furlongs broad. TRE, and afterwards, it was worth 4l ; now 100s. Robert bought this back from the king.

Roger holds DUCKLINGTON of Robert. There are 4 hides. [There is] land for 4 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 3 ploughs, and 6 slaves; and 6 villeins with 9 bordars have 2 ploughs. There is a mill [rendering] 12s , and 30 acres of meadow, pasture 1 furlong and 1 broad, [and] woodland 3 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. It was worth 4l ; now 6l.

Roger holds BAMPTON of Robert. There are 4 hides. [There is] land for 3 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 3 slaves; and 7 villeins with 6 bordars have 3½ ploughs. There are 24 acres of meadow. It was worth 40s ; now 4l.

Robert holds of Robert holds [ sic ] WATERPERRY. There are 10 hides. [There is] land for 10 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 3 ploughs, and 2 slaves; and 18 villeins with 4 bordars have 8 ploughs. There are 40 acres of meadow, [and] woodland 5 furlongs long and 3 furlongs broad. TRE it was worth 100s ; and afterwards 7l ; now 8l.

Reginald holds of Robert in ROUSHAM 3 hides and 1 virgate of land, less 3 acres. [There is] land for 9 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 3 ploughs, with 1 slave; and 8 villeins with 6 bordars have 3 ploughs. From part of 2 mills, 11s6d. There are 8 acres of meadow, [and] a grove 2 furlongs long and 2 broad. It was and is worth 4l. Robert bought this back from the king.

The same Reginald holds of Robert 1½ hides in LUDWELL. [There is] land for 1 plough. There is half an acre of meadow. It was worth 20s ; now 5s. King William gave this to Robert at the siege of Sainte-Suzanne [Mayenne, France].

Roger holds of Robert 6 hides in ASCOTT D'OYLEY. [There is] land for 5 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 3 ploughs, and 6 slaves; and 7 villeins with 1 bordar have 4 ploughs. [There is] a mill [rendering] 5s , and 15 acres of meadow, and 4 acres of pasture, [and] woodland 3 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. It was worth 100s ; now 8l.

The same Roger holds of Robert 4 hides in KENCOT. [There is] land for 6 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 5 ploughs, and 4 slaves; and 11 villeins with 3 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 12 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 6l.

Herbert holds of Robert 2 hides in KIRTLINGTON. [There is] land for 2 ploughs. This he has in demesne. It was worth 20s ; now 30s.

The Church of ST PETER of Oxford holds of Robert 2 hides in 'HOLYWELL' [in Oxford]. [There is] land for 1 plough. There are 1½ ploughs, and 23 men having little gardens. There are 40 acres of meadow. It was worth 20s ; now 40s. This land has not paid geld nor rendered any due.

Evruin holds of Robert 7 hides in DUNS TEW. [There is] land for 7 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 3 ploughs, and 3 slaves; and 8 villeins with 3 bordars have 4 ploughs. There are 34 acres of meadow. It was worth 7l ; now 9l.

XXIX. THE LAND OF ROGER D'IVRY

ROGER d'IVRY holds MIXBURY of the king.

There are 17 hides. [There is] land for 15 ploughs. Now in demesne [is] 1 plough, with 1 slave; and 18 villeins with 11 bordars have 6 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 9s4d , and 50 acres of pasture. It was and is worth 15l.

The same man holds BECKLEY. There are 6 hides. [There is] land for 7 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 6 slaves; and 11 villeins with 6 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 20 acres of meadow, and pasture 1 league long and 2 furlongs broad, [and] woodland 1 league long and a half broad. It was worth 100s ; now 8l.

The same Roger holds ASTHALL of the king. There are 11 hides. [There is] land for 15 ploughs. Of this land 4 hides are in demesne, and there are 4 ploughs, and 5 slaves; and 24 villeins with 11 bordars have 9 ploughs. There are 2 mills rendering 22s , and 137 acres of meadow, [and] woodland 13 furlongs long and 10 furlongs broad. It was worth 11l ; now 12l. He has this land with 2 hides and 1 virgate of land as 3 manors.

Fulk holds of Roger 14 hides and 1½ virgates of land in BRIZE NORTON . [There is] land for 12 ploughs. Now he has in demesne 5 hides of the villeins' land, and there are 5 ploughs, with 1 knight of his. There are 8 slaves and 13 villeins with 17 bordars, and 24 acres of meadow. [There is] a grove 1 furlong and half a furlong broad. It was worth 9l ; now 13l. 14 thegns held this land.

Roger himself holds FULBROOK as 4 manors. There are 12 hides. [There is] land for 15 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 5 ploughs, and 12 slaves; and 22 villeins with 7 bordars have 12 ploughs. [There is] a mill rendering 10s , and 63 acres of meadow, pasture 10 furlongs long and 3 furlongs broad, [and] woodland 6 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad. It was and is worth 16l.

Ralph holds of Roger 10 hides in SHIRBURN. [There is] land for 6 ploughs. Now in demesne are 2 [ploughs], and 4 slaves; and 13 villeins with 3 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 20 acres of meadow and 30 acres of pasture, [and] woodland 3 furlongs long and 1½ broad. It was worth 4l ; now 7l.

Fulk holds of Roger 3 hides in WOODEATON. [There is] land for 4 ploughs. Now in demesne are 2 [ploughs], and 2 slaves; and 13 bordars with 2 ploughs. There are 18 acres of meadow, and 26 acres of moor, [and] woodland 6 furlongs long and 4 furlongs broad. It was and is worth 60s.

Godfrey holds HOLTON of Roger. There are 5 hides. [There is] land for 7 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 4 slaves; and 10 villeins with 3 bordars have 4 ploughs. There are 15 acres of meadow and 12 acres of pasture, [and] woodland 2 furlongs long and 1½ furlongs broad. It was and is worth 4l.

Reginald holds of Roger 1 hide in NORTHBROOK. [There is] land for 1½ ploughs. In demesne is 1 plough; and 3 villeins with 2 bordars have half a plough. It was and is worth 20s.

Godfrey holds NORTH LEIGH of Roger. There are 10 hides. [There is] land for 10 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, with 1 slave; and 33 villeins with 8 bordars have 12 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 12s8d , and 100 acres of meadow, less 10, [and] woodland 1½ leagues long and 1 league broad. It was and is worth 10l.

Hugh holds of Roger 7½ hides in [...]. [There is] land for 5 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 4 slaves; and 6 villeins and 3 bordars with 3 ploughs. There are 24 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 3l.

Gilbert holds of Roger 5½hides in HORSPATH. [There is] land for 5 ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2½ ploughs, and 2 slaves; and 7 villeins with 6 bordars have 3 ploughs. There are 13 acres of meadow, [and] a grove 3 furlongs long and 2 furlongs broad.  It was worth 4l ; now 100s.

Reginald holds of Roger 3 hides in BROOKHAMPTON. [There is] land for 3 ploughs. These are in demesne, with 1 villein. [There is] meadow 3 furlongs long and 1½ broad. It was worth 50s ; now 60s. Besides these 3 hides there are in addition 2 hides which have been proved [to belong] to the king's demesne. Nevertheless Reginald keeps them despite the king's seisin.

William holds of Roger 2½ hides in HENSINGTON. [There is] land for 2½ ploughs. Now in demesne [are] 2 ploughs, and 2 slaves; and 4 villeins have half a plough. [There is] meadow 1 furlong and a half broad, and 5 acres of scrubland. It was and is worth 40s.

Godfrey holds of Roger [Lower of Old] WHITEHILL. There are 1½ hides. [There is] land for 2 ploughs, which are there in demesne. There is a mill [rendering] 8s , and 1 burgess paying 10s. There are 2 bordars, and 6 acres of meadow. It was worth 40s ; now 60s.

 

 
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