Folio 211 Bedfordshire

 

folio 211

The Land of St Peter's of Westminster
In CLIFTON Hundred

The Abbot of Westminster holds 6 1/2 hides in HOLWELL. Land for 6 ploughs. In
lordship 3 hides and 1/2 virgate; 2 ploughs there. 11 villagers have 4 ploughs.
4 smallholders and 3 slaves. 2 mills, 20s; meadow for 1 plough. The value is and
was 100s. This manor lay and lies in the lordship of St Peter's Church.

The Land of St Mary's of Thorney
In STODDEN Hundred

The Abbot of Thorney holds 2 hides and 1 virgate of land in BOLNHURST. Land for
5 ploughs. In lordship 1 carucate of land, as well as the 2 hides and the
virgate; 1 plough there. 9 villagers have 5 ploughs. 5 smallholders. Meadow for
1 plough; woodland, 106 pigs. Value 60s; when acquired 40s; before 1066 6.
Alfled held this manor from King Edward; she could grant to whom she would. It
lay in the lands of the monastery of Thorney in 1066. This the men of the
Hundred testify.

The Land of the church of Barking
In REDBORNSTOKE Hundred

The Abbess of Barking holds LIDLINGTON. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 11
ploughs. In lordship 2 hides; 2 ploughs there; a third possible. 23 villagers
have 8 ploughs. 16 smallholders and 7 slaves. Meadow for 8 ploughs; woodland,
400 pigs. Value 8; as much when acquired; before 1066 12. This manor lay and
lies in the lordship of St Mary's Church of Barking.

The Land of St Paul's of London
In FLITTON Hundred

The Canons of St Paul's of London hold CADDINGTON. It answers for 5 hides. Land
for 6 ploughs. In lordship 2 hides; 2 ploughs there; a further 4 possible. 1
villager, 4 smallholders and 2 slaves. Woodland, 200 pigs. Value 40s; when
acquired 10s; before 1066, 100s. Leofwin the noble of Caddington held this manor
before 1066. The Canons have the King's writ in which is recorded that he gave
this manor himself to St Paul's Church.

The Land of St Paul's of Bedford
In the Half-Hundred of BUCKELOWE

Osmund the canon of St Paul's of Bedford holds 3 virgates from the King in
BIDDENHAM. Land for 1 plough; it is there. 1 villager and 1 smallholder. Meadow
for 1 plough. The value is and was 10s. Leofgeat the priest held this land in
alms from King Edward and later from King William. When he was dying this priest
assigned 1 virgate of this land to St Paul's Church, but Ralph Tallboys added
the other 2 virgates to this Church, in alms.

In the same village BIDDENHAM Ansfrid the canon holds 1 virgate. Land for 2
oxen; they are there. Meadow for 2 oxen. The value is and was 3s. Merwynn held
this land; she could sell to whom she would. Ralph Tallboys placed it in the
alms lands of St Paul's Church.

The Ernwin the priest's land

In WICHESTANESTOU Hundred

Ernwin the priest holds 1 hide in HARROWDEN. Land for 1 plough; 1/2 plough
there. Meadow for 1/2 plough; woodland, 4 pigs. Value 10s; when acquired 5s;
before 1066, 10s. The said man's father held this land; he was King Edward's
man. He does not have a deliverer or a writ for this land, but has appropriated
it in the King's despite, as the Hundred testifies.

The Land of Count Eustace
In the Half-Hundred of BUCKELOWE

Count Eustace holds 1 1/2 hides in BROMHAM. Arnulf of Ardres holds from him.
Land for 1 1/2 ploughs; 1/2 plough there; 1 plough possible. Meadow for 1 1/2
ploughs. Value 10s; when acquired 20s; as much before 1066. Alwold of Stevington
and Leofric, King Edward's men, held this land; they could grant or sell to whom
they would.

In STEVINGTON Arnulf of Ardres holds 3 hides from the Count. Land for 24
ploughs. In lordship 1 plough; 3 possible. 10 villagers have 5 ploughs; a
further 15 possible. 11 smallholders and 2 slaves. Meadow for 4 ploughs;
woodland, 20 pigs. Total value 14; when acquired 20; before 1066 30.
Aethelwold of Stevington, a thane of King Edward's, held this manor; he could
sell to whom he would.

In STAGSDEN an Englishman, Godwy, holds 1 virgate from Count Eustace. Land for
1/2 plough; 1 ox ploughs there. Value of this land 2s; when acquired 5s; before
1066, 10s.

In PAVENHAM Arnulf of Ardres holds 2 1/2 hides. Land for 3 ploughs, but they are
not there. 1 mill, 20s; 2 smallholders; meadow for 3 ploughs. Value 25s; when
acquired 40s; before 1066 4. Alwold of Stevington, a thane of King Edward's,
held this manor.

In WILLEY Hundred

Arnulf of Ardres holds 1 hide in TURVEY from Count Eustace. Land for 2 ploughs.
In lordship 1 plough; another possible. 1 villager and 1 smallholder. Meadow for
1 plough. Value 10s; when acquired 20s; as much before 1066. Alwold of
Stevington, a thane of King Edward's, held this land; he could grant to whom he
would.

In ODELL Arnulf of Ardres holds 4 1/2 hides and the third part of 1 virgate as
one manor from Count Eustace. 1 plough in lordship; a second possible. 3
villagers have 2 ploughs; a third possible. 7 smallholders and 2 slaves. Meadow
for 3 ploughs; woodland, 50 pigs. Value 60s; when acquired 100s; before 1066 8.
Alwold of Stevington, a thane of King Edward's, held this land; he could sell to
whom he would.

In SHARNBROOK Robert son of Roscelin holds 2 hides from Count Eustace. Land for
4 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. 4 villagers have 2 ploughs. 3 smallholders and
4 slaves. Meadow for 2 ploughs; woodland, 60 pigs. Value 40s; as much when
acquired; before 1066 4. Alwold of Stevington, King Edward's man, held this
land; he could sell.

The Land of Walter Giffard
In MANSHEAD Hundred

Walter Giffard holds WOBURN. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 24 ploughs. Hugh
of Bolbec holds from him. In lordship 2 ploughs; another 2 possible. 8 villagers
have 6 ploughs; a further 14 possible. 7 smallholders and 4 slaves. Meadow for 6
ploughs; woodland, 100 pigs. Value 100s; when acquired 12; before 1066 15.
Alric son of Goding, a thane of King Edward's, held this manor. In this manor
were 6 Freemen; they held 2 hides of the land; they could do what they would
with them.

In BATTLESDEN Richard Talbot holds 9 hides from Walter Giffard. Land for 8
ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs; a third possible.

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