This reveals a total population of 10 households (quite small relative to other Domesday settlements) but that Besford paid a very large amount of tax relative to other settlements.
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Total population: 10 households
Total tax assessed: 10 geld units
Head of manor: Pershore.
Taxable units: Taxable value 10 geld units.
Value: Value to lord in 1066 £0.1. Value to lord in 1086 £2.6.
Households: 2 villagers. 2 smallholders. 4 slaves. 2 female slaves.
Ploughland: 3.5 lord's plough teams. 1 men's plough teams.
Other resources: 4.0 lord's lands. Meadow 20 acres. Woodland 0.5 leagues * 6 furlongs mixed measures.
Lords in 1066: Edward; Leofric; Westminster St Peter, abbey of.
Overlord in 1066: Westminster St Peter, abbey of.
Lords in 1086: Urso of Abetot; Walter Ponther; William the priest.
Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Westminster St Peter, abbey of.