This is an account of the manor of Alwalton, Huntingdonshire from
theHundred Rolls of 1279.
The abbot of Peterborough holds the manor of Alwalton and vill from the lord
king directly; which manor and vill with its appurtenances the lord Edward,
formerly king of England gave to the said abbot and convent of that place in
free, pure, and perpetual alms. And the court of the said manor with its garden
contains one half an acre. And to the whole of the said vill Alwalton belong 5
hides and a half and I virgate of land and a half-, of which each hide contains
5 virgates of land and each virgate contains 25 acres. Of these hides the said
abbot has in demesne I hide and a half of land and half a virgate, which contain
as above. Likewise he has there 8 acres of meadow. Also he has there separable
pasture which contains I acre. Likewise he has there three water mills. Likewise
he has there a common fish pond with a fish-weir on the bank of the Nene, which
begins at Wildlake and extends to the mill of Newton and contains in length 2
leagues. Likewise he has there a ferry with a boat.
Likewise Geoffrey Drake
holds a cottage with a croft and which contains half
a rood, paying to the abbot 4d.; and he works just as the said Henry.
Likewise Sara the widow holds a cottage with a croft which contains a rood,
and a half acre of land, paying to the abbot 8d.; and she works just as the said
Likewise William Drake
holds a cottage with a croft which contains half a
rood, paying to the abbot 6d.; and he works just as the said Henry.
There are there also 6 other cotters, viz. William Drake
jr., Amycia the
widow, Alice the widow, Robert son of Eda, Willam Pepper, William Coleman, each
of whom holds a cottage with a croft which contains half a rood, paying and
doing in all things, each for himself, just as the said William Drake
Likewise William Russel holds a cottage with a croft which contains half a
rood, paying to the abbot 8d.; and he works in all things just as the said Henry
from J.H. Robinson, trans, University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of History:
Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European history,
published for the Dept. of History of the University of Pennsylvania.,
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press . Vol III: 5, 4-8
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