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[Image: Excerpt from the Domesday Book]
[Image: Durham Liber Vitae, folio 38r (extract)]

Brun 23 Brun ‘of East Newton’ (Yorks. NR), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name  


Brun 23 was a small landowner in the North Riding of Yorkshire with a single manor of 2 carucates worth 10s.

Distribution map of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

Holder 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Holder 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Holder 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Yorkshire 1N76 East Newton Brune Brun 'of East Newton' - William, king - 2.00 0.50 0.50 A Map
Total               2.00 0.50 0.50  


The three small rural estates in Yorkshire entered with the name Brun were too far apart for it to be at all likely that they belonged to the same person.

Brun 23 owned the smaller of two manors at East Newton, in Ryedale 22 miles north of York. A larger manor of 4 carucates there had been given to the archbishop of York TRE (Yorks. 2N:5). The Yorkshire Summary lists only those two holdings (Yorks. BN:Ma15), but there was a third parcel of land in the vill, a berewick of Orm’s extensive manor of Hovingham (Yorks. 23N:24). The DB spelling Brune probably means that Brun 23 had the variant of the name conventionally spelled Bruna.

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