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- n. Plural form of oxgang.
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Roughton twelve oxgangs rateable to gelt, with three sokemen, and a half sokeman holding two carucates of land with three draught oxen; also fifteen acres of meadow land, a fishery worth 2s. yearly, and forty acres of woodland, containing pasturage in parts.
The number of ploughs, of oxgangs and carucates, and of villanes and bordars in each manor is given in Domesday, but to give each extract in full would take up much space and would be a little wearisome.
Either one of these, or some other daughter of Josceline and Agnes, was wife of John Davill (or D'Eyville) to whom Agnes, her mother, gave seven oxgangs of land at Catton, with the cottages there, on his marriage with her. said daughter.
He had rented of the Earl one orchard and five oxgangs of land in Woller ..
a berewick — “bere” (barley) land — of nine oxgangs, or some 225 acres, of meadow and wood, besides land in a score more parishes.