Norton Domesday Book entry
from the Domesday Book for Norton, Northamptonshire formerly known as
of MEULAN holds of the king in NORTON 2½ hides and the fifth part of half a
hide. [There is] land for 7 ploughs. Now in demesne are 2 [ploughs], and 1
hide of land. There 23 villans, with a priest and 9 bordars and 1 slave,
have 6 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 10s, and 25 acres of meadow. It
was worth 6l; now 8l. Aghmund held it freely. COUNT ALAN holds of the king 4
parts of half a hide in WAKEFIELD and Ralph the steward [holds] of him.
There is land for 2 ploughs. In demesne is 1 [plough]; and 3 villans, with 1
bordar, have another plough. There is 1 acre of meadow. [There is] woodland
5½ furlongs in length and 3 furlongs in breadth. It was worth 5s; now 10s.
EARL AUBREY held of the king 2 hides in HALSE, and 2 hides in SYRESHAM, and
1 hide in BRACKLEY, with a church and a mill rendering 10s. In these 5 hides
there is land for 12½ ploughs. In demesne...
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