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[001] hides, (or ‘of so much land,’ or ‘of the body of such a manor’ or ‘of its appurtenances’)
[002] which such a one claims against such a one, or1 whether he holds those hides (or ‘so
[003] many hides of land’ or ‘so much land in the same vills’) without that land2 which
[004] such a one claims in the aforesaid vills against him.’ On this matter may be found
[005] [in the roll] of Hilary term in the ninth year of king Henry in the county of Warwick,
[006] [the case] of Robert de Charlecot.3 With respect to what is said,4 that such a one
[007] claims so much land with the appurtenances, we have spoken above of appurtenances,
[008] what and of what kinds they are. For there are appurtenances and the body to which
[009] they belong, and the appurtenances of appurtenances.5

‘In such a vill,’ it is said; we must see what ought to be called a vill.

[011] He says ‘in such a vill.’ [If there is error in the names of vills, what must then be done
[012] is explained adequately above,6 but since too little is there said, let it be repeated,
[013] here that it may be supplemented.] We must see, therefore, what a mansio is, what
[014] a vill and what a manor. A mansio may be made up of several houses or one, a single
[015] and solitary dwelling, without a neighbour. And though there is another neighbouring
[016] mansio, it will not be a vill, because a vill is composed of several mansiones
[017] gathered together into a neighbourhood7 and made up of several neighbours. A manor
[018] may be made up of several vills or of one. 8When there is but one vill in a manor, they
[019] may be called by the same name, and [the mansio] and the tenements9 will be in that
[020] vill and that manor, because the vill is called by the name of the manor, and conversely
[021] the manor by that of the vill.10 Just as there may be one, there may be several
[022] vills in the body of a manor [and several tenements and kinds of tenements may
[023] belong to one mansio] distinguished11 by several different names. [Then], though they
[024] belong to the manor,12 the mansio and tenements cannot be said to be in the vill
[025] described by the name of the manor,13 but may be in another14 vill made up of several
[026] mansiones. 15In one patria there may be many different manors and many different
[027] vills, and therefore tenements and bounded fields [which belong] to one manor or
[028] one vill cannot be said to be in another manor or another vill, because the boundaries
[029] of holdings are defined.16 If there are several vills in one manor, the thing claimed
[030] may be in one vill [or in several; if in several, it may be specified


1. Om: ‘aliter,’ as roll

2. ‘sine terra illa,’ as roll

3. C.R.R., xii, no. 63; not in B.N.B.

4. ‘dicitur’

5. Supra iii, 190

6. Supra iii, 137

7. ‘vicinatis et collatis,’ as supra iii, 137

8-10. ‘Item . . . e converso,’ from lines 23-27; om: ‘Item . . . et villa’

9. ‘mansio et tenementa’; om: ‘tali manerio adiacentia,’ but see supra iii, 140

11. ‘specificatae’

12. ‘manerium’

13. ‘manoris’

14. ‘alia’

15. Om: ‘Item . . . hoc’

16. Supra ii, 28, iii, 137

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