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POSSESSIONS OF THE SEE OF DURHAM,
BY ORDER OF BISHOP HUGH PUDSEY,
IN THE YEAR M.C.LXXXIII.
WITH A TRANSLATION,
AND A GLOSSARY.
THE REV. WILLIAM GREENWELL, M.A.,
FELLOW OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, DURHAM.
PUBLISHED FOR THE SOCIETY BY
GEORGE ANDREWS, SADDLER STREET.
THE Surtees Society in making Boldon Buke one of its publications, has departed from its rule, that nothing already in print should be adopted as one of its books. It has done this for two reasons, first, because the work in which Boldon Buke is printed, the Appendix to Domesday, is, from its size and cost, necessarily confined to the possession of few, and may be considered as beyond the access of many members of the Society, to whom, from local and other causes, Boldon Buke is of such great interest. The second reason which has influenced the Society, is, that the Manuscript from which the Domesday Appendix copy was taken, is a late transcript of the Chapter Manuscript (to be hereafter mentioned), itself much modernized in names, and unquestionably not so correct a transcript as that from which the present book has been printed.
Boldon Buke derives its name from the village of Boldon, near Sunderland, in the County of Durham. The services and returns of many of the Bishop's manors were the same, and the compilers after enumerating those services and returns under Boldon, when