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reeveland

Latin, reveland.

Reeveland was probably land set aside for the
reeve of the manor, vill or Hundred or land attached to the office of sheriff. Reeveland is mentioned in four Domesday entries. In three of them, it is the subject of dispute as to status. The fourth (WIL 24p), is one of the more unusual entries in Domesday:

Edward the sheriff has, each year, from the money which belongs
to the shrievalty, 130 pigs; 32 bacon-pigs; of wheat 2 pecks
and 8 sesters; as much malt; of oats 5 pecks and 4 sesters;
of honey 16 sesters or, instead of honey, 16s; 480 chickens;
1600 eggs; 100 cheeses; 52 lambs; 240 fleeces; 1 [crop of]
standing corn, 162 acres. He also has £80 worth between the
Reeveland and what he has from it. When the reeves are short
of revenue Edward has to make it up from his own.

For further information, see Paul Vinogradoff, English society in the eleventh century: essays in English medieval history (1908); N. Nielson, Customary rents (1910); and R.R. Darlington, 'Introduction to the Wiltshire Domesday', Victoria History of the county of Wiltshire, vol. 2, edited by R.B. Pugh and E. Crittall (1955), pages 42-177.
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