Folio 211v Bedfordshire

 

folio 211v

7 villagers have 5 ploughs. 10 smallholders. Meadow for 8 ploughs. Value 100s;
as much when acquired; before 1066 8. 7 Freemen held this manor before 1066;
they could do what they would with their land.

In REDBORNSTOKE Hundred

In MARSTON [Moretaine] Hugh of Bolbec holds 2 hides less 1/2 virgate from Walter
Giffard. Land for 3 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough. 6 villagers have 2 ploughs. 5
smallholders. Meadow for 3 ploughs; woodland, 300 pigs. Value 50s; when acquired
20s; before 1066 4. 2 thanes held this land before 1066; they could grant to
whom they would. Herfast of Marston, Nigel of Aubigny's man, claims half an
enclosure, which was an adjunct of the manor of Herfast's predecessor, as the
men of the Hundred testify.

In MAULDEN Hugh of Bolbec also holds 3 hides from Walter. Land for 4 ploughs. In
lordship 2 ploughs. 5 villagers have 2 ploughs. Meadow for 4 ploughs; woodland,
50 pigs. Value 50s; as much when acquired; before 1066 4. Alwin Devil, Bishop
Wulfwy's brother, held this manor; he could grant to whom he would.

In BIGGLESWADE Hundred

In DUNTON Ralph of Lanquetot holds 1 hide and 3 virgates from Walter Giffard.
Land for 2 ploughs; they are there. 4 villagers and 2 smallholders. The value is
33s 4d and always was as much. 4 Freemen held this land; they could sell their
land; they were Archbishop Stigand's men.

In MILLOW Ralph of Lanquetot holds 5 hides himself from Walter. Land for 5
ploughs; they are there. 8 villagers and 4 smallholders. The value is and always
was 100s. 10 Freemen held this manor; they could grant or sell their land to
whom they would.

In STRATTON Fulcher of Paris holds 1 hide and 1 1/2 virgates from Walter
Giffard. Land for 2 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough; 1 villager and 5 smallholders
with 1 plough. Meadow for 2 ploughs. Value 28s; as much when acquired; before
1066, 30s. 3 Freemen held this land; they could grant or sell to whom they
would.

In CLIFTON Hundred

In CUDESSANE Germund of Cudessane holds 3 1/2 hides from Ralph of Lanquetot as
one manor. Land for 3 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough; 1 villager and 3
smallholders with 2 ploughs; 1 slave. Meadow for 3 ploughs; woodland, 40 pigs.
Value 40s; when acquired 20s; before 1066, 60s; 1 mill possible. 4 Freemen held
this manor; they could grant and sell.

In CAMPTON Ralph of Lanquetot holds 4 1/2 hides and the fourth part of 1 virgate
from Walter Giffard. Land for 4 ploughs. 1 plough in lordship. 4 villagers have
3 ploughs. 1 mill, 3s 3d; meadow for 4 ploughs; woodland 40 pigs. Value 60s;
when acquired 20s; before 1066, 70s. 6 Freemen held this land; they could grant
to whom they would.

The Land of William of Warenne
In STODDEN Hundred

William of Warenne holds 2 hides in DEAN and 3 Freemen from him. Land for 3
ploughs; they are there. 5 smallholders and 1 slave. The value is and always was
30s. The same Freemen who now hold this land held it; one of them could not
grant or sell his land without his lord's permission; but the other two could do
this. William Speke was put in possession of 1/2 hide and 1/2 virgate of this
land through the King and his deliverer, but William of Warenne dispossessed him
without the King's writ and took away two horses from his men and has not yet
given them back. This the men of the Hundred confirm.

William of Warenne also holds TILBROOK. It answers for 5 hides. Land for 6
ploughs; they are there. 20 Freemen and 4 smallholders. Meadow for 5 ploughs.
Value 100s; as much when acquired; before 1066 4. The same Freemen who hold
this manor held it. They were so far of the King's full jurisdiction that they
could grant and sell their land to whom they might wish. They could withdraw to
another lord without the permission of the one they were under. Hugh of
Beauchamp claims this land of Tilbrook against William. The men of the Hundred
bear witness thereto, that Ralph Tallboys his predecessor was put in possession
of it through the King and held it.

In HANEFELDE William of Warenne holds 3 virgates of land. Land for 1 plough; it
is there. The value is and always was 10s. This land always lay in the lands of
Kimbolton but it always rightfully gave its defence obligations in Bedfordshire.
Earl Harold held it

In EASTON William of Warenne holds 1 virgate. Land for 2 ploughs; they are
there. 1 villager and 2 smallholders. Meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 100 pigs.
Value 20s; when acquired 40s; before 1066, 20s. Augi, a man of Eskil of Ware,
Hugh of Beauchamp's predecessor, held this land; he could sell to whom he would,
but Eskil kept the jurisdiction himself in his manor in Colmworth. Hugh of
Beauchamp claims this land against William of Warenne, whereto all the sworn men
of the sheriffdom bear witness, that this land does not belong to William.

In the same village EASTON William of Warenne holds 1 hide and 1 virgate. Land
for 1 plough; it is there. 2 smallholders. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 10s; as
much when acquired; before 1066, 15s. Augi held this land; he could grant to
whom he would before 1066. Later on, King William assigned it to him, and
commended him through his writ to Ralph Tallboys that he should protect him as
long as he lived. On the day he died, he said he was William of Warenne's man,
and William therefore took possession of this land.

In the same village EASTON William also holds 1 virgate of land. Land for 2
oxen; 4 oxen there. The value is and was 2s; before 1066, 3s. Blaec, Augi's man,
held this land; he could grant to whom he would.

In the same village EASTON Theodric holds 1 virgate and the fourth part of 1
virgate from William. Land for 1 plough; it is there. Meadow for 1 plough;
woodland, 24 pigs. The value is and was 10s; before 1066, 6s. Godric, the
sheriff's man, held it; he could grant to whom he would.

The Land of William of Eu
In FLITTON Hundred

William of Eu holds SUNDON. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 16 ploughs. In
lordship 4 hides; 4 ploughs there. 20 villagers have 12 ploughs. 11
smallholders; 12 slaves. Meadow for 4 ploughs; woodland, 100 pigs. Total value
10; when acquired 8; before 1066 20. Alstan of Boscombe, a thane of King
Edward's, held this manor. In the same village 1 man-at-arms has 1 plough.

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