Hundred: RowleyCountry: BuckinghamshireTotal population: 62.5 households (very large)Taxable units: Taxable value of 1 geld unitTotal tax assessed: 0.5 geld units (very small)Plough land: 8 plough lands. 2 lord's plough team. 3.5 men's plough team.
The survey was suggested in 1085 and carried out in 1086, it was only written in book form in the time of William II and the survey became known as 'Domesday' which means day of judgement. The term Domesday book was only used in the 12th century as by legal authority of the survey was seen as being equal to that of Gods authority on Judgement day
At last now it is written down it is law now i know everything. Who owns what, where they live, what they are worth to me
The Domesday book my lord
Apart from who owned land, the survey shed light on the population of England and how much wealth that population did or did not have.There were on around 2000 knights in England and 10,000 Norman settles. The total population of England was between 1.5 to 2 million.
Section taken from the Domesday Survey showing the details on the area of Buckinghamshire.
The information that the commissioners gather is written in Latin by the monks known as Scribs. The people feel that they are being examined, counted and judged.