Folio 215 Bedfordshire

 

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Land for 1/2 plough. Value 2s; when acquired 10s; before 1066, 10s. Leofric,
Burgred father of Edwin's man, held this land; he could grant to whom he would.

In BARFORD Hundred

In CHAWSTON William son of Rainward holds 7 hides and 1 virgate from William.
Land for 7 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough. 16 villagers have 6 ploughs. 2
smallholders and 1 slave. 1 mill at 13s 4d; meadow for 7 ploughs; woodland, 10
pigs. In total, value 6; when acquired 4; before 1066 9. 12 Freemen held this
land; they could sell to whom they would. Of these 7 hides and 1 virgate William
Speke's men claim 1 1/2 acres of meadow from Eudo the steward's men; the Hundred
testifies that his predecessor had them before 1066. William also claims another
7 acres of land against a man of Hugh of Beauchamp by whom he was dispossessed;
but his predecessor was put in possession. Eudo the steward claims 1 acre of the
said land against Rhiwallon of Pulloxhill, Hugh of Beauchamp's man.

In the same village CHAWSTON William the gross holds 1/2 hide from William
Speke. Land for 1/2 plough; it is there. Meadow for 1/2 plough. 2 villagers.
Value 5s; when acquired 5s; before 1066, 10s. 2 of King Edward's men held this
land; they could sell to whom they would.

In ROXTON William Speke holds 8 hides and 3 virgates. Land for 8 ploughs. In
lordship 4 hides and 3 virgates; 2 ploughs there. 12 villagers have 6 ploughs. 1
smallholder and 1 slave. A mill at 33s and 260 eels; meadow for 3 ploughs;
woodland, 20 pigs. Value 7; when acquired 50s; before 1066 10. 12 Freemen held
this manor; they could sell their land to whom they would.

In BIGGLESWADE Hundred

In EYEWORTH William Speke holds 9 hides as one manor. Land for 9 ploughs. In
lordship 5 1/2 hides. 3 ploughs there. 13 villagers have 6 ploughs. 2
smallholders and 6 slaves. 1 mill at 8s; meadow for 9 ploughs. Value 7; when
acquired the same; before 1066 8. 20 Freemen held this manor; they could grant
or sell their land to whom they would without their lords permission.

In WICHESTANESTOU Hundred

In SOUTHILL 2 Frenchmen hold 5 hides and 1/2 virgate from William Speke. Land
for 7 ploughs. In lordship 4 ploughs. 8 villagers have 3 ploughs. 8 smallholders
and 6 slaves. Meadow for 7 ploughs; woodland, 200 pigs. Value 4 10s; when
acquired 4; before 1066 3. 16 Freemen held this manor; they could grant and
sell their land to whom they would.

In STANFORD Hugh of Beauchamp holds 1 hide from William Speke. Land for 1
plough; it is there. 1/2 mill, 5s. 2 slaves; meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 20
pigs. Value 15s; when acquired 20s; as much before 1066. Lemar, a thane of King
Edward's, held this land.

In [Old] WARDEN William Speke holds 9 hides from the King as one manor. Land for
9 ploughs. In lordship 3 1/2 hides; 1 plough there; a second possible. 18
villagers have 7 ploughs. 4 smallholders and 4 slaves. 1 mill, 12s; meadow for 6
ploughs. Value 6; as much when acquired; before 1066 8. 8 Freemen held this
manor; they could grant their land to whom they would.

In BEESTON William Speke holds 3 1/2 virgates. Land for 1 plough; 1/2 plough
there; 1/2 possible. Meadow for 1/2 plough. Value 10s; as much when acquired;
before 1066, 20s.

Leofwin the noble of Caddington, a thane of the King's, held this land.

In NORTHILL William Speke holds 6 1/2 hides as one manor. Land for 7 ploughs. In
lordship 4 hides; 3 ploughs there. 10 villagers have 4 ploughs. 4 slaves; 1/2
mill at 13s; meadow for 7 ploughs; woodland, 200 pigs. In total, value 6; as
much when acquired; before 1066 8. 6 Freemen held this manor; they could grant
and sell to whom they would before 1066.

The Land of Robert of Tosny
In STANBRIDGE Hundred

Robert of Tosny holds STUDHAM from the King and Baldric of Studham from Robert.
It answers for 6 hides. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. 10 villagers
have 4 ploughs. 1 smallholder and 4 slaves. Woodland, 100 pigs. Value 4; when
acquired 40s; before 1066 8. Oswulf son of Frani, a thane of King Edward's,
held this manor.

In STODDEN Hundred

In OAKLEY 2 men-at-arms hold 4 hides from Robert. Land for 8 ploughs. In
lordship 3 ploughs; a fourth possible. 7 villagers have 4 ploughs; 3
smallholders and 5 slaves. 1 mill, 26s and 200 eels; meadow for 4 ploughs. Value
4; when acquired the same; before 1066 4 10s. Oswulf son of Frani, a thane of
King Edward's, held this land.

In WILLEY Hundred

In TURVEY 2 men-at-arms hold 2 hides and 1 virgate from Robert. Land for 4 1/2
ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. 3 villagers have 2 ploughs; 1/2 plough possible.
6 smallholders and 2 slaves. Meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 10 pigs. Value 40s;
when acquired 60s; before 1066, 70s. The said Oswulf son of Frani held this
land.

The Land of Gilbert of Ghent
In the Half-Hundred of STANBRIDGE

Gilbert of Ghent holds EDLESBOROUGH. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 7
ploughs. In lordship 5 hides; 4 ploughs there. 10 villagers have 4 ploughs.
Total value 100s 10d; when acquired the same; before 1066 10. Ulf Fenman, a
thane of King Edward's, held this manor; he could do what he would with it.

The Land of Robert d'Oilly
In WILLEY Hundred

Robert d'Oilly holds 1/2 hide in THURLEIGH and Richard Basset from him. Land for
2 ploughs; 1 now there; a second possible. 1 villager; 3 smallholders and 2
slaves. Woodland, 30 pigs. The value is and always was 40s. Wulfgeat of Eaton
Socon, a thane of King Edward's, held this land; he could sell to whom he would.
Eudo the steward's men claim this land through their lord's predecessor, all of
whose lands King William bestowed upon him.

In the same village THURLEIGH Solomon the priest holds 1 virgate from Robert
d'Oilly. Land for 1 plough; it is there, with 1 smallholder. The value is and
always was 10s. Alwin Devil, Bishop Wulfwy's man, held this land; he could sell.

The Land of Ranulf brother of Ilger
In the Half-Hundred of BUCKELOWE

Ranulf brother of Ilger holds 5 hides in PAVENHAM, and Robert son of Nigel from
him. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough; another possible. 9 villagers
have 2 ploughs; another 2 possible. 2 smallholders and 3 slaves. Meadow for 6
ploughs. Value 3; when acquired 4; before 1066 6. Godwin, a thane of King
Edward's, held this manor. Of this land Ranulf brother of Ilger claims 12 acres
of land against Gilbert son of Solomon and 4 acres of meadow against Hugh of
Grandmesnil, of which Ranulf was wrongfully dispossessed; the men of the
Half-Hundred state that before 1066 this land, which Hugh and Gilbert now hold,
lay with the land which Ranulf brother of Ilger holds.

The Land of Robert son of Fafiton
In FLITTON Hundred

Robert son of Fafiton holds FLITTON from the King. It answers for 5 hides.

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