Domesday Entry of 1086 for the area around Penryn
"The Bishop has 1 manor which is called Treliwel (Treliver) which Bishop Leuric held T.R.E. and it rendered geld for 1 1/2 hides. Twenty teams can plough this. Thereof the Bishop has in demesne half a hide and the villeins have 1 hide and 12 ploughs. There the Bishop has 30 villeins and 4 bordars and 4 serfs and 5 unbroken mares and 2 cows and 30 sheep and 60 acres of Woodland and of pasture 2 leagues in length and 2 in breath. This manor is worth 4li."
(from The Book of Falmouth & Penryn, by Bob Dunstan)
- The manor of Treliever included the entire parishes of Mabe, Mawman and Budock with the greater part of Gluvias and Mylor and a small part of Constantine.
- The "Bishop" referred to is the Bishop of Exeter.
- T.R.E. [in the time of King Edward, 1042-1066]
- li [pounds]
- demesne: that part of the manor cultivated directly by the lord
- A hide is about 120 acres.
- A plough team is normally eight oxen
- Villein: An unfree peasant who owed his lord labour services of about two or three days per week, who also farmed land for themselves.
- Bordars: An unfree peasant with less land than a Villein.
- Serf: A person who was the property of his lord and had no lands.
- Villein, Bordars, and Serf referred to a male head of the household. Size of household is estimated to be about 4.5 persons. The total population would hence be about 171.