as the name suggests, Kings Caple (although then just Cape)
was a manor of the king. It was held of the king by William
fitz Norman and of him, in turn by Walter. As a Welsh manor of
Archenfield it paid its taxes in the Welsh way - five sesters
of honey and five sheep with lambs.
population was five Welshmen with five ploughs and a Frenchman
with one plough.
Caple Tump, the motte where the local castle once stood.