Birth: Before 1334 Downton, Wiltshire, UK
Father: Elias atte Crouche b1302-1349
Death: After 1349
1349 Downton, Wiltshire: William atte Crouche paid 53/4d for a messuage and virgate of villein land in Wyke (Wick) previously owned by his father Elias.
A messuage is a dwelling house and legal rights such as access to commons etc.
A villein was a feudal tenant entirely subject to a lord or manor to whom he paid dues and services in return for land.
A Virgate in the Farnham Manor virgate was about 32 modern acres - see Medieval Farnham by Father (Etienne) Robo 1935. It is a quarter of a hide.
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