Domesday Studies; Being the Papers Read at the Meetings of the Domesday Commenoration, 1886 ...

Domesday Studies; Being the Papers Read at the Meetings of the Domesday Commenoration, 1886 ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... confirmed 6 oxgangs, being half a carucate, to the canons of Ellerton.3 Here, possibly, there may be an exception to the Domesday rule, that 8 bovates made a carucate. In Domesday the King holds one carucate and a half at Goodmanham, land which is entered in the index as 1 carucate and 5 bovates. If this be not a clerical error,4 it would seem that here 10 bovates made a carucate in 1086. At Goodmanham the hills are very steep, and possibly 10 oxen were required to draw the plough instead of 8 as usual, a number afterwards increased to 12, NOTE B (p. 162). The Ev1dence Of The Boldon Book. The Boldon Book, which has been published by the Surtecs Society, is a Survey of the manors belonging to the See of Durham, compiled in n 83 by order of Bishop Pudsey. A comparison with Bishop Hatfield's Survey of the same manors, taken nearly two 1 Kirby's Inquest, pp. 440, 442. 2 Poulson's Holderness, vol. i. p. 62. Burton, Mon. Ebor. p. 260. 4 There are some undoubted clerical errors in Domesday. Thus the Bishop of Durham holds at Belby 3 carucates and 2 bovates, and also half a carucate. which are added up as 4 carucates and 6 bovates. Plainly the figures III. and II1I. have been confused. At Towthorpe, in like manner, II. and III. have been apparently confused. centuries later, affords curious information as to the gradual disintegration of the old holdings and the changes in the tenures. The only direct statement as to the area of the carucate contained in the Boldon Book will be found at p. 34, where we read, Eudo de Lucels tenet in Farnacres i. carucatam de cxx. acris. This shows that in 1183, less than a century after Domesday, the arable carucate on the borders of Yorkshire, near Sunderland, was 120 acres, equivalent, with the idle shift, more

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