Birth: Before 1317 Culham, Oxfordshire, UK
Wife: Joan atte Crouch (Cruch) b1317-1349
Death: Circa 1340 Culham, Oxfordshire, UK
Thomas atte Cruch b1342-a1347
SN4086 Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350
1332 Culham, Oxfordshire: Hugh atte Crouych paid 13/4 for a messuage and curtilage in Culh'm previous held by his brother Geoffery atte Crouych.
1340 Culham, Oxfordshire: Joan atte Crouch' paid 5/- for a messuage and half a virgate of villein land in Culh'm (Culham) previously owned by her deceased husband, Hugh Crouch.
1347 Culham, Oxfordshire: Thomas atte Cruch' paid 6/8 for a messuage and half a virgate of villein land in Culham (Culh'm), which Joan atte Cruch' held and forfeited because she was married (nupta) without licence, and was previously held by Hugh atte Cruch'.
Curtilage - the courtyard attached to a dwelling-house.
Messuage - a dwelling house and legal rights such as access to commons etc.
Villein - A feudal tenant entirely subject to a lord or manor to whom he paid dues and services in return for land.
Virgate - the Farnham Manor virgate was about 32 modern acres - see Medieval Farnham by Father (Etienne) Robo 1935. It is a quarter of a hide. I assume it was about the same in Culham.
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