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

Brun 24 Brun ‘of Cleaving’ (Yorks. ER), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name  


Brun 24 was a small landowner in the East Riding of Yorkshire, one of three men who shared 14 bovates worth 16s.

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 1E4 Cleaving Brune Brun 'of Cleaving' - William, king - 0.58 0.27 0.27 A Map
Total               0.58 0.27 0.27  


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 24 owned land at Cleaving on the Yorkshire Wolds 15 miles east of York. He had some unspecified share of 14 bovates, worth 10s., and was named second, after Ligulf and before Thorkil. The latter also holding a separate manor of 10 bovates in the same vill (Yorks. 1E:3). The DB spelling Brune probably means that Brun 24 had the variant of the name conventionally spelled Bruna.

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