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By Sandra Raban

This is often the 1st finished research of the 1279-80 hundred rolls, essentially the most vital resources for later 13th century England. Raban places the rolls of their historic context, appears to be like on the approach during which the inquiry was once carried out and questions even if it used to be conceived as a moment Domesday. in response to the newest wisdom of the returns, this may be an crucial operating instrument for historians.

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How many fish ponds? . ’3 The hundred roll returns contain a great deal more detail than Domesday entries, but the underlying structural similarity of the information provided in the two sources is evident, as the following example from Caldecote in Huntingdonshire illustrates. 2 Cal. Pat. 1272–81, 342–3. For the Latin text of the commission see Appendix 2 and for the commissioners Table 3. 3 Inquisitio Comitatus Cantabrigiensis, ed. N. E. S. A. Hamilton (London, 1876), 97. A Second Domesday? 39 [Domesday entry:] In Caldecote Stric had 5 hides to the geld.

To the said Lord William de Brus. John Faber holds one messuage with a curtilage containing a rod rendering from it per annum 6d. to the said Lord William. The prior of Huntingdon holds there half a virgate of land measured as above in perpetual alms. The Templars hold there . . acres of land in perpetual alms. Villeins Robert ad Portam holds one virgate of land in villeinage rendering from it per annum to the said Lord William 20s. for all the labour and services that his ancestors were accustomed to perform.

34 An Inquiring Culture ‘having learnt that the value of the king’s demesnes and lands . . 79 The same policy was followed with later accessions. 81 In Wales, too, following the wars of 1276–7 and 1282–4, he needed to discover what rights and dues he could expect from his acquisitions. 82 In 1283, more extents were commissioned in north-west Wales and completed by March the following year. 83 78 79 80 81 Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland, 1252–84, 188, no. 1072. Maddicott, ‘Edward I and Lessons’, 21–2.

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