Folio 218v Bedfordshire

 

folio 218v

The Land of the King's reeves, beadles and almsmen
In MANSHEAD Hundred

In EVERSHOLT Herbert, a reeve of the King's, holds 1/2 hide; in WOBURN 3
virgates of land; in POTSGROVE 1 hide. He holds these three lands in the King's
Administration; they did not lie there before 1066, but since Ralph Tallboys was
sheriff; he states that he has had them by the King's assent. 1 villager. In
total, value 6s; when acquired 20s; before 1066 the same. 5 Freemen of King
Edward's held this land; they could sell to whom they would.

Also in POTSGROVE a groom of the King's holds 1/2 hide. Land for 1/2 plough; it
is there. The value is and was 5s; before 1066, 10s. Oswy, Earl Tosti's man,
held this land; he could grant to whom he would.

In PRIESTLEY a reeve of the King's holds 1 hide. Land for 1 plough. 1 villager.
Meadow for 1 plough; woodland, 20 pigs. Value 5s; when acquired 10s; before
1066, 30s. 4 thanes held this land; they could grant and sell to whom they
would.

In REDBORNSTOKE Hundred

In MAULDEN a reeve of the King's holds 1/2 hide. Land for 1/2 plough; it is
there, with 2 villagers. Meadow for 1/2 plough. The value is and was 3s; before
1066, 10s. 2 Freemen of King Edward's held this land; they could grant to whom
they would.

In BIGGLESWADE Hundred

In TEMPSFORD Alwin the reeve holds 1 hide and the fourth part of 1 virgate. Land
for 1 plough; it is there, with 3 villagers. Meadow for 1/2 plough. The value is
and was 20s; before 1066, 27s. 6 Freemen held this land; they could sell to whom
they would.

In EDWORTH Alwin, a reeve of the King's, holds 2 1/2 hides. Land for 2 ploughs;
they are there, with 2 villagers. The value is and always was 30s. Branting,
King Edward's man, held this manor; he could sell.

In HOLME Alwin, a reeve of the King's, holds 1 1/2 hides. Land for 1 1/2
ploughs; 1 plough there; 1/2 possible. 2 villagers. The value is and always was
20s. Aelfric and Lemar, beadles, held this land; they could sell.

In WENESLAWE Hundred

In SUTTON Alwin the reeve holds 1 1/2 virgates. The value is and was 4s; before
1066, 5s. 2 Freemen held this land; they could grant and sell to whom they
would. Ralph Tallboys put these six lands in the King's Administration when he
was sheriff, for they were not there before 1066. The present holders hold them
by the King's assent, as they state.

In FLITTON Hundred

In STREATLEY the reeve of the Hundred holds 2 parts of 1 virgate for the King's
work. They now lie in the lands of the King's manor of Luton, but they did not
lie there before 1066. Bondi the constable put them in this manor and Ralph
Tallboys found them put there. Land for 1/2 plough. The value is and was 5s;
before 1066, 10s. Wulfmer the priest held this land; he could grant to whom he
would.

In WENESLAWE Hundred

In SUTTON Alwin the reeve holds 1 hide. In lordship 1 plough; 3 smallholders
with 1 plough. Meadow for 2 ploughs and 12d too. The value is and was 20s;
before 1066, 10s. He held 3 virgates of this land himself; one Edward, 1
virgate; they could grant and sell to whom they would.

In WILLEY Hundred

In CARLTON Ketilbert of Folksworth holds 3 1/2 virgates. Land for 1 plough; it
is there, with 2 villagers and 3 smallholders. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 10s;
when acquired 2 orae; before 1066, 10s. He held 1 virgate of this land himself;
he was Queen Edith's man; he could grant to whom he would. However, he
appropriated 2 1/2 virgates for which he found neither deliverer nor patron.
Alli of Lavendon, a thane of King Edward's, held this land.

In WYMINGTON 5 brothers with their mother hold 3 virgates from her dowry. Land
for 1 plough; but it is not there. Value 3s; before 1066, 15s. Their father,
Lank, held this land; he could grant and sell.

In BARFORD Hundred

In GOLDINGTON Alric Wintermilk holds 1/2 hide from the King. Land for 1/2
plough; it is there. Meadow for 3 oxen. The value is and always was 5s. The
present holder held it before 1066; he was King Edward's man; he could grant to
whom he would. Later he gave it to the Canons of St Paul's under King William,
and assented that they should have it altogether after his death.

In WICHESTANESTOU Hundred

In STANFORD Alric Wintermilk holds 4 parts of 1 virgate from the King. Land for
1/2 ox; half an ox is there. The value is and was 12d. The present holder held
it before 1066; he could grant to whom he would.

In the same village STANFORD Ordwy of Bedford holds 4 parts of 1 virgate. Land
for 3 oxen; they are there. Meadow for 3 oxen. The value is and always was 4s.
He held it himself before 1066; he was the King's man; he could sell to whom he
would.

In BEESTON Alwin the reeve holds 1 1/2 virgates. Land for 1/2 plough. 2
smallholders. Value 12d; when acquired 4s; before 1066, 10s. This land was put
in the King's Administration, where it was not before 1066; but Dot who held it
could both grant and sell.

In REDBORNSTOKE Hundred

In WESTCOTTS Ordwy of Bedford holds 1 virgate from the King. Land for 1/2
plough; 5 oxen there, with 1 smallholder and 1 slave. The value is and was 5s;
before 1066, 10s. He held it himself then; he was the King's man; he could sell.

In STODDEN Hundred

In DEAN 11 Freemen of King William's hold 7 virgates of land and the fourth part
of 1 virgate. Land for 3 1/2 ploughs; they are there. The value is and always
was 30s. The same Freemen who now hold this land also held it before 1066; they
could grant to whom they would. Ralph Tallboys put this land in the King's
Administration, where it was not before 1066.

In the same village DEAN Godwy Dear of Bedford holds 1/2 virgate from the King.
The value is and always was 12d. He held it himself before 1066; he could do
what he would with it.

In HANEFELDE Saegeat holds 1 virgate, of the King's jurisdiction. Land for 1/2
plough; it is there. The value is and was 5s; before 1066, 10s. He held it
himself then; he could do what he would with it.

Also in the Hundred of STODDEN Thorgot and his mother hold 1/2 hide in BOLNHURST
from the King. Land for 1 plough; it is there, with 1 villager and 2
smallholders. Woodland, 4 pigs. The value is and was 10s; before 1066, 12s. This
Thorgot's father held this land; he was a thane of the King's; he could grant
and sell his land.

In MILTON [Ernest] a beadle of the King's holds 1/2 virgate from the King. Land
for 2 oxen. The value is and was 12d. The present holder's father held this
land; he could grant to whom he would.

In the Half-Hundred of BUCKELOWE

In BROMHAM Osgeat of Bromham holds 1 virgate and 2 parts of 1 virgate. Land for
1 plough; it is there. Meadow for 1/2 plough. Value 10s; before 1066, 5s. He
held it himself then; he could grant.

In WILLEY Hundred

In TURVEY Alwin the priest holds the third part of 1/2 hide from the King. Land
for 2 oxen; they are there. The value is and was 3s. He held it himself before
1066; he could do what he would with it. But King William later granted it to
him in alms, for which he performed mass every week on Mondays for the souls of
the King and the Queen.

In the same Hundred Osgeat of Bromham, a reeve of the King's, holds 1/2 hide
from the King. Land for 1/2 plough; it is there. The value is and always was 3s.
A Freeman held this land before 1066. King William commended him to the said
reeve with this land, so that as long as he lived he should provide food and
clothing for him.

In WYMINGTON Thorkil of Digswell holds 1 hide from the King. Land for 1 plough;
it is there. The value is and was 5s; before 1066, 10s. He held it himself then;
he could sell to whom he would.

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