Folio 209v Bedfordshire

 

folio 209v

HOUGHTON [Regis], a household manor of the King's, answers for 10 hides. Land
for 24 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. The villagers, 22 ploughs. 38 villagers
and 12 smallholders. Meadow for 12 ploughs; woodland, 100 pigs. In total, it
pays 10 a year by weight and half a day's provisions in wheat, honey and other
things which belong to the King's revenue; from petty customary dues and from 1
packhorse 65s; from customary dog dues 65s; to the Queen 2 ounces of gold; from
the increase which Ivo Tallboys put on 3 by weight and 20s in white silver; 1
ounce of gold to the sheriff. William the chamberlain holds the church of this
manor, with 1/2 hide which belongs to it. It is of the 10 hides of the manor.
Land for 1/2 plough; it is there. Value 12s a year.

SEWELL answered for 3 hides before 1066. Land for 2 ploughs. 1 1/2 there; a
further 1/2 possible. Meadow for 4 oxen. 1 villager and 4 smallholders. The
value of this land is and was 20s. Walraven of Sewell, Queen Edith's man, held
it; he could grant to whom he would. It lay in Odecroft Hundred before 1066, but
Ralph Tallboys placed it in the manor of Houghton [Regis] with King William's
assent through the increase it gave him. This is what Ralph's men state,
according to what they heard him say.

FLITTON Hundred

BISCOT answered for 5 hides before 1066. Land for 5 ploughs. In lordship 2
ploughs. 10 villagers have 3 ploughs. 3 slaves; meadow for 3 ploughs. Total
value 40s; when Ralph Tallboys held it, the same; before 1066, 60s. Edwin, Esger
the constable's man, held this manor; he could do what he would with it. Ralph
Tallboys placed it in the King's manor of Luton through the increase it gave
him, and put it outside the Hundred where it answered before 1066; against it he
took another 5 hides from another Hundred and placed them in Flitton Hundred.

The Land of the Bishop of Bayeux
In the Half-Hundred of STANBRIDGE

The Bishop of Bayeux holds EATON [Bray]. It answers for 12 hides and 1 virgate.
Land for 20 ploughs. In lordship 2 hides; 4 ploughs; a further 2 possible. The
villagers have 8 ploughs; a further 6 possible. 20 villagers, 13 smallholders
and 2 slaves. Meadow for 6 ploughs; woodland, 300 pigs and 12d therefrom. Total
value 16; when acquired 20; before 1066 the same. Alsi of Bromham, Queen
Edith's man, held this manor; he could grant and sell.

In the Hundred of MANSHEAD

Ansgot of Rochester holds 2 hides in EVERSHOLT from the Bishop of Bayeux's
Holding. Land for 2 ploughs; 1 there; another possible. 4 villagers and 1
smallholder. Meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 50 pigs. In total, value 20s; when
acquired 30s; before 1066, 40s. 4 thanes held this land before 1066; they could
grant and sell.

Ansgot of Rochester also holds 4 hides in MILTON [Bryan] from the Bishop. Land
for 4 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough; a second possible. The villagers, 2
ploughs. 4 villagers, 3 smallholders and 8 slaves. Meadow for 4 ploughs;
woodland, 30 pigs. In total, the value is, and was when acquired, 4; before
1066, 40s. Before 1066, 7 Freemen held this land; they could grant and sell.

In the Hundred of STODDEN

Tovi the priest holds 1/2 hide in BOLNHURST from the Bishop. Land for 1 plough;
it is there. 1 villager and 1 smallholder. Meadow for 1/2 plough; woodland, 30
pigs. In total, value 10s; when acquired as much; before 1066, 12s. Azur,
Burgred father of Edwin's man, held this land; he could sell to whom he would.

There BOLNHURST 2 Freemen hold 1/2 hide from the Bishop. Land for 1 plough; it
is there, with 2 smallholders. Woodland, 4 pigs. In total, value 10s; when
acquired as much; before 1066, 12s. The present holders held it before 1066;
they could sell and grant.

In the Half-Hundred of BUCKELOWE

Herbert son of Ivo holds 3 hides and 3 virgates in STAGSDEN from the Bishop.
Land for 4 ploughs; 3 1/2 ploughs there now; 1/2 possible. 12 villagers and 7
smallholders. Meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 40 pigs. In total, value 7; when
acquired 9; before 1066 12. 12 Freemen held this land; they were King Edward's
men; they could sell.

In the Hundred of WILLEY

2 Freemen hold 1 hide and 1 virgate in CARLTON from Herbert son of Ivo, and he
from the Bishop. Land for 1 1/2 ploughs; they are there. Meadow for 1 plough. In
total, value 26s 8d; when acquired and before 1066, 30s. The present holders
held this land; they could grant and sell.

Wimund of Tessel holds 1 hide in TURVEY from Herbert son of Ivo, and he from the
Bishop. Land for 1 plough; it is there. Meadow for 1/2 plough. In total, value
20s; when acquired and before 1066, 40s. A man of Alwold of Stevington's held
this land; he could sell.

In the Hundred of BARFORD

Herbert son of Ivo holds 5 hides in WILDEN from the Bishop and his nephew Hugh
from him. Land for 16 ploughs. In lordship now none; 3 possible. The villagers
have 10 ploughs; a further 3 possible. 20 Freemen, 12 smallholders and 1 slave.
Meadow for 6 ploughs; woodland, 6 pigs. In total, value 9; when acquired 12;
before 1066 20. 24 Freemen held this manor; they could grant and sell their
land to whom they would.

The Land of the Bishop of Coutances
In STODDEN Hundred

The Bishop of Coutances holds KNOTTING. It answers for 5 hides. Land for 5
ploughs. In lordship 3 hides; 2 ploughs. The villagers have 3 ploughs. 8
villagers, 5 smallholders and 4 slaves. Meadow for 2 ploughs; woodland, 400
pigs. Value 4; when acquired 3; the same before 1066. Burgred father of Edwin
held this manor before 1066.

The Bishop also holds MELCHBOURNE. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 10 ploughs.
In lordship 3 hides; 3 ploughs. The villagers have 7 ploughs. 13 villagers, 15
smallholders and 3 slaves. Meadow for [***] ploughs; woodland, 100 pigs. Value
8; when acquired 100s; before 1066 6. Burgred father of Edwin held this manor.
There were 6 Freemen there; they could grant and sell their land without
permission.

The Bishop also holds 4 hides in DEAN. Land for 5 ploughs; they are there. 6
Freemen, 6 smallholders and 2 slaves. Value 60s; when acquired the same; before
1066, 40s. 6 Freemen held this manor; they were Burgred father of Edwin's men.

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