Folio 217v Bedfordshire

 

folio 217v

In the Hundred of BARFORD

Osbern of Brouay holds 2 hides and 3 virgates in SUDBURY. Land for 3 ploughs. In
lordship 2 ploughs; 3 villagers with 1 plough; 2 smallholders and 1 slave.
Meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 200 pigs. Value 40s; when acquired 10s; before
1066, 50s. Wulfheah, King Edward's steersman, held this land; he could sell.

In WENESLAWE Hundred

In POTTON Hugh of Beauchamp holds 1/2 virgate of land from the Countess. Land
for 1 plough; it is there, with 1 smallholder. The value is and was 5s; before
1066, 2s. Earl Tosti held this land in Potton, his manor.

In BIGGLESWADE Hundred

In STRATTON Fulcher of Paris holds 3 1/2 virgates from the Countess. Land for 2
ploughs. In lordship 1 plough. 1 villager; 5 smallholders. Meadow for 1 plough.
The value is and was 8s; before 1066, 20s. Alwin, King Edward's man, held this
land; he could sell.

In HOLME Fulcher of Paris holds 1/2 hide from the Countess. Land for 1/2 plough;
1/2 plough there. Meadow for 1/2 plough. 1 villager. The value is and was 7s;
before 1066, 10s. Alwin, King Edward's man, held this land; he could grant and
sell.

In the same village HOLME 2 men hold 1 virgate from the Countess. Land for 2
oxen; they are there. The value is and always was 5s. Godwin, King Edward's man,
held this land; he could sell.

In the Half-Hundred of WENESLAWE

Countess Judith holds POTTON herself. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 12
ploughs. In lordship 3 1/2 hides; 3 ploughs there. 18 villagers and 2 Freemen
with 8 ploughs; a ninth possible. 13 smallholders and 3 slaves. 1 mill, 5s;
meadow for 12 ploughs; pasture for the village livestock. In total, value 12;
when acquired 100s; before 1066 13. King Edward held this manor; it was Earl
Tosti's. There were 4 Freemen who had 1 hide and 1 virgate; they could grant to
whom they would.

In SUTTON Thorkil holds 1 1/2 hides. Land for 1 1/2 ploughs; 1 plough there; 1/2
possible. 4 smallholders. Meadow for 1 1/2 ploughs, and 16d too. Value 10s; when
acquired 8s; before 1066, 20s. 3 Freemen held this land; they could sell.

In SUTTON Alwin the reeve holds 1 hide from Countess Judith. Land for 1 plough.
3 smallholders. Meadow for 2 ploughs. Value 8s. 6 Freemen held it; they could
grant and sell.

In the same village SUTTON Leofgar holds 1/2 hide. Land for 1/2 plough; it is
there. Meadow for 1/2 plough and 12d. Value 5s; when acquired and before 1066,
10s. The present holder held it; he was the King's man; he could sell.

In the same village SUTTON Robert holds 3 1/2 virgates. Land for 1 plough, but
there are only 2 oxen. 3 smallholders. Meadow for 1 plough. The value is and was
8s; before 1066, 10s. 2 Freemen held this land; they could sell.

In the same village SUTTON Sweting of Sutton and Robert hold 1 1/2 virgates of
land. Land for 4 oxen; they are there. Meadow for 1 plough. 1 smallholder. The
value is and was 4s; before 1066, 5s. Edward, the Abbot of St Alban's man, held
this land; he could sell.

In the same Half-Hundred

In SUTTON Thorbert of Chellington holds 2 hides from the Countess. Land for 2
ploughs. In lordship 1 plough; 4 smallholders with 1 plough. Meadow for 2
ploughs. The value is and was 20s; before 1066, 25s; 2 Freemen held this land;
they could sell.

In the same village SUTTON Godwin holds 3 virgates from the Countess. Land for 1
plough, but it is not there now. Value 3s; when acquired 6s; before 1066, 10s.
Wulfmer, Ordwy of Bedford's man, held this land; he could sell.

In the same village SUTTON Edric holds 1/2 hide. Land for 1/2 plough; it is
there, with 1 villager. Meadow for 1/2 plough. The value is and was 5s; before
1066, 10s. Its holder held it; he was the King's man; he could sell.

In [Cockayne] HATLEY Countess Judith holds 3 hides and 2 1/2 virgates as one
manor. Land for 6 1/2 ploughs. In lordship 1 hide and 1/2 virgate; 2 ploughs
there. 8 villagers with 4 1/2 ploughs. 8 smallholders. Meadow for 2 ploughs;
woodland, 4 pigs. Value 6 5s; when acquired 100s; before 1066 6. Earl Tosti
held this manor. It lies in Potton, the Countess' own manor. A Freeman had 1
virgate; he could grant and sell, and withdraw to another lord.

Ranulf brother of Ilger holds EVERTON from the Countess. It answers for 5 hides.
Land for 5 ploughs; 2 ploughs there; 3 possible. 4 villagers; 5 smallholders.
Meadow for 1 plough. Value 3; when acquired 100s; as much before 1066. Earl
Tosti held this manor. It lay in Potton, the Countess own manor.

In the Hundred of WICHESTANESTOU

In SOUTHILL Hugh of Beauchamp holds 1 hide from the Countess. Land for 2
ploughs; they are there. 3 villagers, 3 smallholders and 1 slave. Meadow for 2
ploughs; woodland, 60 pigs. Value 30s; when acquired 40s; before 1066, 60s.
Tuffa, Earl Waltheof's man, held this land; he could sell.

In HARROWDEN the Canons of Bedford hold 3 hides from the Countess. Land for 3
ploughs; they are there. 6 villagers and 4 smallholders. Meadow for 2 ploughs.
Value 30s; when acquired 20s; before 1066, 40s. Ascelin, Earl Tosti's man, held
this land; he could neither grant nor sell without the permission of the holder
of the Earl's manor of Kempston.

In CARDINGTON Hugh of Beauchamp holds 3 hides and 1 virgate and the third part
of 1 virgate from the Countess. Land for 4 ploughs; they are there. 12
villagers, 3 smallholders and 3 slaves. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 40s; when
acquired 20s; before 1066, 40s. Ascelin, Earl Tosti's man, held this land; he
could not grant or sell without the permission of the holder of Kempston.

In COPLE Hugh of Beauchamp holds 1 virgate of land from the Countess. The value
of this land is and always was 30d. Wulfwin, King Edward's man, held it; he
could sell to whom he would.

In BLUNHAM the Abbot of St Edmund's holds 1/2 hide from the Countess. Land for 1
plough; it is there. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 20s; when acquired 10s; before
1066, 20s. A man of King Edward's held this land; he could sell.

In CLIFTON Hundred

In CLIFTON Alwin the reeve holds 1 hide from the Countess. Land for 1/2 plough;
it is there. Meadow for 1/2 plough. The value is and was 5s; before 1066, 10s.
Wulfric, King Edward's man, held this land; he could sell.

The Land of Adeliza, Hugh of Grandmesnil's wife
In REDBORNSTOKE Hundred

Adeliza, wife of Hugh of Grandmesnil, holds 1/2 hide in SHELTON from the King.
Land for 1/2 plough; it is there. Meadow for 1/2 plough; woodland, 6 pigs. 1
smallholder. The value is and was 6s; before 1066, 10s. Godwin, Earl Gyrth's
man, held this land; he could grant to whom he would.

In HOUGHTON [Conquest] Arnold of Sileby holds 4 1/2 hides from Adeliza, as one
manor. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs. 11 villagers and 7
smallholders with 3 1/2 ploughs; a further 1/2 possible. 3 slaves. Meadow for 2
ploughs; woodland, 225 pigs. 1 Freeman holds 1 hide of this land. Value 4; when
acquired 60s; before 1066 8. 3 Freemen held this manor; they could grant and
sell their land. In the same village Houghton [Conquest] the said Adeliza claims
from Hugh of Beauchamp 1/2 virgate and 30 acres of wood and open land. The men
of the Hundred bear witness that before 1066 this land lay with the other land
which Adeliza holds, and the holder of this land could grant or sell to whom he
would. Ralph Tallboys appropriated this land wrongfully, when he was sheriff.

In WICHESTANESTOU Hundred

Adeliza holds CHALTON herself. It answers for 10 hides. Land for 10 ploughs. In
lordship 5 hides; 2 ploughs there; a further 3 possible. 16 villagers and 9
smallholders with 5 ploughs. 2 slaves; 1 mill, 30s; meadow for 10 ploughs;
woodland, 16 pigs. In total, value 10; when acquired 8; before 1066 12. King
Edward held this manor; it was Earl Tosti's. This land was an outlier of Potton,
Countess Judith's manor, before 1066, so that no one could separate it from it.

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