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Extent Or Survey Of The Manors Of The Bishops Of Coventry And Lichfield, 1297-1298 Cannock Manor

Precis and translation

Extent of the manor, taken 20 February 1298 [literally Thursday after the feast of St Peter in Cathedra, 26 Edward] on oath by Adam Trumwine, John de Lecroftes, William Salwi the elder, William atte Brokes, Thomas Trumwyne, Robert le Bonde, William le Bonde, John le Shepherde, Ellis le Forester, Adam Fabri, John de Lecroft the younger and Richard Hanne.

Capital messuage
with garden and meadow around it, valued at 26s 8d a year.

Demesne land
17 acres of arable land, newly assarted [newly enclosed from woodland and made cultivable] called fremforlonges worth 2s a year. One croft called Bromhull, 4 acres, now waste.

          Water mill valued at 3s 4d a year.

          Coal mine (working when not flooded) valued at 48s a year.

Long meadow and Marsh meadow (one acre) worth 2 shillings a year. There is another smaller meadow at Wyrley held by Adam Trumwyne from the previous bishop, valued at 2s a year.

          No permanent pasture here.

          Pannage and underwood are worth 6s 8d a year, sometimes more, sometimes less.

          There are 200 acres of waste worth 4d, which could be improved.