EXTRACT FROM THE SOMERSET SECTION OF THE DOMESDAY BOOK
William holds of the Bishop of Coutances TIMSBURY Api held it Tempore Regis Edwardii* and it paid geld for 5 hides. There is land for 3 ploughs. In demesne is 1 plough and 2 slaves, and 2 villans and 1 bordar with 1 plough. There are 2 parts of a mill rendering 3s and 26 acres of meadow and as much pasture. It was worth 26s, now 50s.
To this manor have been added 2 hides which Sibbi hels as 1 manor Tempore Regis Edwardii* and it paid geld for as much. There is land for 2 ploughs which are there with 1 slave and 1 villan and 3 bordars. There is the third part of a mill rendering 2s and 16 acres of meadow and as much pasture. It was worth 13s, now 30s
* In the time of King Edward (the Confessor)
The Bishop of Coutances was William 1’s second highest tenant-in-chief after the Count of Mortain. He held land totalling 343s 8d (371 1/2 hides)