Extracts from the Domesday Book for the Leeds Area
In Ledes there are ten carucates and six bovates of land for geld. Land for six ploughs. Seven thanes held it for seven manors. Now, twenty-seven villeins and four bordars have fourteen ploughs there. A priest is there and a church and a mill of four shillings and ten acre of meadow. It was worth six pounds, now seven pounds.
*In Halton had Morfare five carucates and land for geld where there can be three ploughs. Now Ilbert has it and it is waste. In the time of King Edward it was worth twenty shillings, now two shillings it renders.
*In Sacroft Ode and Nivelig, Ulnar, Stainulf and Regenild had seven carucates of land for geld and four ploughs may be there. Now, one Robert has it of Ilbert and it is waste. Wood pasturable, four quarenteens in length and three in breadth. T.R.E it was worth four pounds now twenty pence.
*In Neuhusu Dunstan and Glunier had eight carucates of land for geld and four ploughs there. Now Ansfrid has it of Ilbert and eight villeins and two soke men are there with three ploughs, three acres of meadow. Wood pasturable half a leuga in length. T.R.E. it was worth sixty shillings, now six shillings.
*In Hedingleia seven carucates of land for geld. Land for three ploughs and a half. Two thanes held it. T.R.E. for two manors. Two villeins are there with one plough. It was worth forty shillings, now four shillings.
*In Bramleia Arnketill had four carucates for geld, and two ploughs may be there. Ilbert has it and it is waste. Wood, pasturable, half a leuga in length and half in breadth. T.R.E. it was worth twenty shillings.
*In Reestones [Wortley] and Armley, Morfari and Arnketill had six carucates of land taxable where three ploughs are possible. Now Ligulfr has from Ilbert. There are eight villeins with three ploughs. Meadows six acres, wood, pasturable half a leuga in length, four furlongs wide. T.R.E. twenty shillings and now ten shillings.
*In Beestone Turstan and Morfare had six carucates of land for geld, where four ploughs may be. Now Ilbert has it, and it is waste. T.R.E it was worth forty shillings. Wood, pasturable, half a leuga in length and half in breadth.
*In Hunslet there are six carucates of land for geld, where three ploughs may be. The soke is in Beestone. Eight villeins are there having three ploughs and six acres of meadow. Wood, pasturable five quarenteens in length and four in breadth.
Bordars - smallholders
Bovate - an eighth of a carucate
Carucate - about 120 acres
Leuga - about a mile
Quarenteens - strip of land [furlong]
Soke - district under particular jurisdiction
Sokemen - worker freer than a villein
Thane - between freeman and noble
T.R.E - In the time of King Edward the Confessor Tempore Reg Edwardi
Villeins - agricultural labourers