Villeins were apt 'to go away secretly' and to be no more found.
To reduce you to villeins and to bondsmen, as your forefathers were to them.
The villagers, or villeins, were the second class and less forlorn.
But the villeins were not without their own officer, the provost or reeve.
In any one manor, however, the holdings of all the villeins were equal.
For he holdeth ...