Folio 210 Bedfordshire

 

folio 210

They could grant or sell 3 1/2 hides, of the King's jurisdiction, or withdraw to
another lord without Burgred's permission. But 1/2 hide they could not grant or
sell without his permission.

Geoffrey of Trelly holds YELDEN from the Bishop of Coutances. It answers for 10
hides. Land for 15 ploughs. In lordship 4 ploughs. The villagers have 11
ploughs. 17 villagers, 1 man-at-arms, 12 smallholders and 1 slave. Meadow for 4
ploughs; woodland, 20 pigs. In total, value 9; when acquired 100s; before 1066
8. Burgred father of Edwin held this manor. In it were 5 Freemen who held 5
hides of land; they could grant or sell to whom they would.

William, his steward, holds SHELTON from the Bishop. It answers for 5 hides.
Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. The villagers have 4. 14 villagers, 5
smallholders and 3 slaves. 1 mill, 3s; meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 4 pigs.
Value 100s; when acquired 60s; before 1066 4. Wulfeva of Norton held this manor
under Burgred father of Edwin; she could not grant or sell without his
permission.

In EASTON 4 Freemen hold 3 virgates of land from the Bishop of Coutances. Land
for 1 plough; it is there. The value of this land is and was 10s; before 1066,
5s. The present holders held it; they were Burgred father of Edwin's men; they
could grant to whom they would. In these 3 virgates the Bishop of Coutances
claims against Sigar of Chocques 20 acres of woodland which lay there before
1066; this the men of the Hundred confirm.

In RISELEY 2 Frenchmen and 6 Englishmen hold 6 hides from the Bishop. Land for 7
ploughs; they are there. 6 villagers, 7 smallholders and 1 slave. Meadow for 3
ploughs; woodland, 200 pigs. Value 72s; when acquired the same; before 1066,
100s. Burgred father of Edwin held 2 hides of this land in lordship. 6 Freemen,
his men, held 4 hides which they could grant and sell where they would.

In BOLNHURST the Bishop also holds 3 virgates of land in exchange for Bleadon.
Land for 1 1/2 ploughs; they are there. 1 villager and 4 smallholders. Meadow
for 1 plough; woodland, 20 pigs. Value 15s; when acquired the same; before 1066,
20s. Guthmund, King Edward's man, held this land; he could sell to whom he
would.

In NEWTON [Bromswold] William, his steward, holds 1 virgate from the Bishop. The
value is and was 12d; before 1066, 16d. Alwin, Burgred father of Edwin's man,
held this land; he could not grant or sell without his permission.

In the Hundred of WILLEY

Geoffrey of Trelly holds 4 hides from the Bishop in CHELLINGTON. Land for 5
ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. The villagers have 3 ploughs. 14 villagers, 5
smallholders and 4 slaves. Meadow for 4 ploughs. The value is and was 100s.
Thorbert of Chellington, King Edward's man, held this manor; he could sell. The
Bishop holds this land in exchange for Bleadon, as his men state.

In TURVEY the Bishop also holds 4 hides. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 2
hides; 3 ploughs there. 3 villagers have 3 ploughs; 8 smallholders and 1 slave.
1 mill, 20s; meadow for 2 ploughs; woodland, 40 pigs. Value 6; when acquired
40s; before 1066 6. 3 Freemen, King Edward's men, held this manor; they could
sell and grant. The Bishop has this land in exchange for Bleadon, as his men
state.

In HINWICK Turstin holds 1 1/2 hides from the Bishop. Land for 2 ploughs. In
lordship 1. 3 villagers have 1 plough; 1 smallholder. Value 20s.

In SHARNBROOK an Englishman, Thorgisl, holds 1/2 hide from the Bishop. Land for
1 plough; it is there. 1 villager. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 6s; when acquired
3s; before 1066, 15s. Alwin, Burgred father of Edwin's man, held this land; he
could grant to whom he would.

In the same village SHARNBROOK 7 Freemen hold 3 hides from the Bishop. Land for
3 ploughs; they are there. Woodland, 24 pigs. Value 24s, when acquired the same;
before 1066, 60s. The present holders held it before 1066; they were Burgred
father of Edwin's men; they could grant and sell without his permission.

In the same village SHARNBROOK Humphrey of Carteret holds 1/2 hide from the
Bishop. Land for 1 plough; it is there. 2 smallholders. Woodland, 30 pigs. Value
6s; when acquired 10s; before 1066, 20s. Aelfric, Burgred father of Edwin's man,
held this land; he could grant and sell to whom he would.

In the same village SHARNBROOK the Bishop holds 1/2 hide. Land for 6 oxen. 4
smallholders. Value 3s; when acquired the same; before 1066, 5s. Burgred father
of Edwin, a thane of King Edward's, held this land; he could do what he would
with it.

In RUSHDEN Alwold holds 1/2 hide from the Bishop. Land for 6 oxen; 1/2 plough
there. Meadow for 6 oxen. Value 5s; as much when acquired; before 1066, 10s.
Aelfric, Burgred father of Edwin's man, held this land; he could sell to whom he
would.

The Land of the Bishop of Lincoln
In STODDEN Hundred

Bishop Remigius holds 2 hides and 1/2 virgate in DEAN and Godfrey from him. Land
for 3 1/2 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. The villagers have 1 1/2 ploughs. 8
smallholders and 2 slaves. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 40s; when acquired 30s; as
much before 1066. Godric the sheriff, a thane of King Edward's, held this land;
he could do what he would with his land.

In EASTON William of Cairon holds 1/2 hide and 1/2 virgate from the Bishop. Land
for 1 plough; it is there. 1 smallholder and 3 slaves. Meadow for 1 plough;
woodland, 100 pigs. Value 15s; when acquired 10s; as much before 1066. Alwin
Devil, the Bishop of Lincoln's man, held this land; he could do what he would
with it. However, the jurisdiction was always the Bishop's. In this land of the
Bishopric, William of Cairon claims 60 acres of open land and woodland from Hugh
of Beauchamp, of which Ralph Tallboys dispossessed this William's father, who
held the land before 1066, as the men of the Hundred state.

In RISELEY Godfrey holds 1 hide from the Bishop. Land for 1 plough; it is there.
1 villager and 1 smallholder. Meadow for 1/2 plough; woodland, 20 pigs. The
value is and was 10s; before 1066, 20s. Godric the sheriff, a thane of King
Edward's, held this land; he could do what he would with it.

In the Half-Hundred of BUCKELOWE

Ernwin the priest holds 1 hide and 1 virgate in BIDDENHAM from Bishop Remigius.
Land for 1 plough; it is there. 1 villager. 1 mill which pays 25s a year; meadow
for 1 plough. The value was and is 40s. Leofric, the Bishop of Lincoln's man,
held this land; he could not grant or sell without his permission.

In the Hundred of BARFORD

Ivo Tallboys holds 1/2 hide from the Bishop in GOLDINGTON. Land for 1/2 plough;
it is there, with 2 villagers. Meadow for 1/2 plough. The value is and was 6s.
Alwin Sack, the Bishop of Lincoln's man, held it; he could do what he would with
it.

In the Hundred of BIGGLESWADE

William of Cairon holds 1 hide and 1 virgate and 3 parts of 1 virgate in
TEMPSFORD from Bishop Remigius. Land for 2 ploughs. 1 villager. Meadow for 1
plough; 2 mills at 40s and 120 eels. Value 60s; when acquired 40s; before 1066,
100s. Alwin Devil held it; he was the King's man; he could do what he would with
it.

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