Extract from Domesday Book, 1086-7 concerning certain villages in Yorkshire, (Catalogue ref: E31/2/2 f315v)
[A carucate was unit of land which could be ploughed with a team of eight oxen- 120 acres]
In RYTHER, Arnketill, Gamall and Rossketill had 2 carucates of
land taxable; 2 ploughs possible. Now Hugh has (it) from Ilbert.
In Lordship 1 plough; and
6 villagers and 4 smallholders with 1 plough.
A priest and a church.
Meadow, 18 acres; woodland pasture, 1½ leagues long and
1 league wide.
The whole, 2 leagues long and 1 league wide.
Value before 1066, 40s; now 30s [shillings]
In HAMBLETON, Alfketill had 3 carucates of land taxable; 2
Ploughs possible there. Now Earnwine has (it) from Ilbert. In
lordship 1 plough; and
6 villagers, 1 smallholder and 2 freemen but they do not have
Woodland pasture, 1 league long and 1 wide,
The whole manor, 2 leagues long and 1½ leagues wide.
Value before 1066, 30s; now 20s [shillings]
In BIRKIN, Aelfric had 1 carucate of land taxable; 1 plough
possible there. Now Gamall has (it) under Ilbert. In lordship 1
4 villagers and 2 smallholders with 2 ploughs.
1 mill, 3s; meadow, 2 acres; woodland pasture, 1 league long
and ½ wide.
Value before 1066, 20s; now 20s.