Folio 217 Bedfordshire

 

folio 217

The Land of Ralph de l'Isle
In BIGGLESWADE Hundred

Ralph de l'Isle holds 4 hides in STRATTON from the King as one manor. Land for 8
ploughs. 7 there; an eighth possible. 10 villagers and 2 smallholders. Meadow
for 4 ploughs. In total, value 12; when acquired 4; before 1066, 100s.
Archbishop Stigand held this manor.

Ralph holds BIGGLESWADE himself. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 10 ploughs.
In lordship 5 1/2 hides; 3 ploughs there. 7 villagers with 7 ploughs; 10
smallholders; 3 slaves. 2 mills at 47s; meadow for 10 ploughs; 5s from hay.
Value 17; when acquired 15; before 1066 10. Archbishop Stigand held this
manor. 2 Freemen had 1/2 hide which they could grant and sell.

In HOLME Ralph also holds 2 hides. Land for 5 ploughs; they are there. 6
villagers. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 40s; when acquired 30s; before 1066, 40s.
Archbishop Stigand held this manor. 3 Freemen had 2 virgates of land; they could
sell.

In WICHESTANESTOU Hundred

In [Old] WARDEN Ralph also holds 1 1/2 virgates from the King. This land lies in
Biggleswade; it is valued there. Before 1066 the holder could neither sell nor
grant without the permission of the holder of Biggleswade.

The Land of Jocelyn the Breton
In MANSHEAD Hundred

Jocelyn the Breton holds 7 1/2 hides in POTSGROVE from the King as one manor.
Land for 7 1/2 ploughs. In lordship 3 hides; 3 ploughs there. 3 villagers have 2
ploughs; another 2 1/2 possible. 6 smallholders and 3 slaves. Meadow for 5
ploughs. Value 50s; when acquired 100s; before 1066 10. 4 thanes held this
manor; they could grant and sell their land to whom they would.

In the Half-Hundred of STANBRIDGE

Jocelyn holds [Nares] GLADLEY himself for 2 1/2 hides. Land for 1 plough; 4 oxen
there. A mill, 16s; meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 100 pigs. The value is and
was 20s; before 1066, 40s. Wigot, King Edward's hunter, held this land; he could
sell to whom he would.

The Land of Countess Judith
In REDBORNSTOKE Hundred

Countess Judith holds 5 hides and 1 1/2 virgates in MAULDEN and the nuns of
Elstow hold from her, in alms. Land for 5 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. 7
villagers have 3 ploughs. 2 slaves. 1 mill, 3s; meadow for 5 ploughs; woodland,
100 pigs. Value 60s; when acquired 4; before 1066 7. Alwold of Stevington, a
thane of King Edward's, held this manor. A Freeman had 1/2 virgate; he could
grant to whom he would.

In HOUGHTON [Conquest] Hugh of Hotot holds 1/2 hide from Countess Judith. Land
for 1 plough; it is there. 2 smallholders. Woodland, 25 pigs. The value is and
was 10s; before 1066, 12s. Leofsi, Earl Tosti's man, held this land; he could
grant and sell to whom he would.

The Countess holds WILSHAMSTEAD herself and the nuns of Elstow from her. It
answers for 3 hides. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. 11 villagers
have 4 ploughs. 11 smallholders and 1 slave. Meadow for 1/2 plough. Value 7 6s;
when acquired 45s; before 1066 10 10s. 8 Freemen held this manor from Earl
Gyrth; they could grant and sell. Countess Judith gave it to St Mary's of Elstow
in alms; but the jurisdiction always lay in Kempston.

ELSTOW answers for 3 1/2 hides. The nuns of St Mary's of Elstow hold it from
Countess Judith. Land for 7 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. 14 villagers have 5
ploughs. 11 smallholders and 4 slaves. 1 mill at 24s; meadow for 4 ploughs;
woodland, 60 pigs. Value 100s; when acquired 40s; before 1066 10. 4 Freemen
held this manor. They were King Edward's men. They could grant and sell their
land; but their jurisdiction always lay in Kempston.

KEMPSTON answers for 10 hides. Land for 20 ploughs. The Countess holds it. In
lordship 2 hides. 4 ploughs there. 18 villagers have 12 ploughs; a further 4
possible. 12 smallholders and 8 slaves. 1 mill at 5s; meadow for 20 ploughs;
woodland, 200 pigs; from pasture 2s. Total value 18; when acquired 22; before
1066 30. Earl Gyrth held this manor. There also 2 thanes had 2 1/2 hides and 1
1/2 virgates; they could grant and sell to whom they would.

In STODDEN Hundred

In BOLNHURST Hugh of Beauchamp holds 1/2 hide from the Countess. Land for 1
plough; it is there, with 2 smallholders. Meadow for 4 oxen; woodland, 20 pigs.
Value 10s; when acquired 5s; before 1066, 12s. Almer of Wootton, a thane of King
Edward's, held this land; he could grant and sell.

In OAKLEY Miles Crispin holds 1 hide from the Countess. Land for 1 1/2 ploughs;
1 plough there; 1/2 possible. 3 smallholders. Meadow for 1 plough. The value is
and was 10s; before 1066, 20s. Godwin, Earl Harold's man, held this land; he
could sell.

In the Half-Hundred of BUCKELOWE

In BLETSOE Osbern of Brouay holds 2 1/2 hides from the Countess. Land for 4
ploughs. In lordship 1 plough. 6 villagers have 3 ploughs. 3 smallholders and 3
slaves. 1/2 mill at 10s; meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 100 pigs. The value is
and always was 60s. Leofeva, King Edward's man, held this manor; she could sell
and grant to whom she would.

In BROMHAM Hugh of Beauchamp holds 2 hides from the Countess. Land for 2
ploughs; they are there. 5 villagers and 2 smallholders. 1 mill at 40s and 100
eels; it is of the Countess Holding, but it does not lie in this land. Meadow
for 2 ploughs. Value 20s; when acquired and before 1066, 10s. Godwin, Earl
Harold's man, held this land; he could sell.

In STAGSDEN Hugh of Beauchamp holds 1 hide from the Countess. Land for 1 plough;
it is there. 2 villagers and 2 smallholders. Woodland, 40 pigs. The value is and
was 10s; before 1066, 20s. 2 Freemen, King Edward's men, held this land; they
could sell to whom they would.

In WILLEY Hundred

In FELMERSHAM Gilbert holds 3 1/2 hides from the Countess. Land for 3 ploughs.
In lordship 1 plough; 2 villagers with 1 plough; another possible. 4
smallholders. 1 mill at 10s; meadow for 1 plough. Value 3; when acquired 100s;
as much before 1066. Alli of Lavendon, a thane of King Edward's, held this land.

In RADWELL Hugh of Beauchamp holds 2 hides and 2 1/2 virgates from the Countess'
Holding. Land for 1 1/2 ploughs; they are there. 1 villager, 1 smallholder and 1
slave. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 20s; when acquired 10s; before 1066, 40s.
Tovi, one of King Edward's Guards, held this land.

Gilbert of Blosseville holds HARROLD from the Countess. It answers for 10 hides.
Land for 16 ploughs. In lordship 3 ploughs possible; 1 there; 10 villagers with
7 ploughs; a further 6 possible. Meadow for 6 ploughs; woodland, 200 pigs; a
mill at 36s 8d and 200 eels. In total, value 6; when acquired 16; before 1066
20. 3 thanes of King Edward's held this manor; they could sell to whom they
would.

In SHARNBROOK Hugh of Beauchamp holds 3 virgates of land from the Countess. Land
for 1 plough; it is there. 1 villager and 1 smallholder. Meadow for 1 plough.
Value 10s; when acquired 5s; before 1066, 20s. Wulfgeat, King Edward's man, held
this land; he could grant to whom he would.

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