THE HUNDRED OF MAINSBOROUGH
containing the parishes of Brown Candover; Chilton Candover; Woodmancott
The above list represents the extent of the hundred both in 1086 (fn. 1) and
in 1831. (fn. 2) Woodmancott was added to the hundred of Holdshot before 1841,
so that Mainsborough now contains only Brown Candover and Chilton
Candover. The hundred was assessed at 30 hides in the time of Edward the
Confessor and at 23 hides and 2½ virgates in 1086.
Index to the Hundred of Mainsborough
In 1280 Robert Daundeley, when called upon to show by what warrant
he had pillory and the assize of bread and ale in Chilton Candover, asserted
that these liberties belonged to the hundred of Mainsborough, and stated that
he was then holding that hundred by the annual payment of 5s. to the king. (fn. 3)
From that date the hundred continued to descend with the manor of Chilton
Candover (fn. 4) (q.v. infra). There are no endowed charities in this hundred.
V.C.H. Hants, i, 462b 469a and b.
Pop. Ret. of 1831.
Plac.de Quo War. (Rec. Com.), 765.
Feud. Aids, ii, 307; Feet of F. Hants, Mich. 2 & 3 Eliz.; East. 4 Eliz.; East. 16 Jas. I; Recov. R.
Mich. 36 Geo. III, rot. 142.