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Brun 27 Brun Tenant of Geoffrey de la Guerche in Warwickshire, fl. 1086

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

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Brun 27 was a subtenant of Geoffrey de la Guerche in 1086 holding 2 hides worth 20s. in 1086.

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Subtenant in 1086

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Subtenant DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Subtenant ID conf. Show on map
Warwickshire 31,9 Brownsover Bruno Leofwine 'of Monks Kirby' - Geoffrey de La Guerche Brun 'of Brownsover' 2.00 1.00 1.00 - Map
Total               2.00 1.00 1.00  


The only Brun recorded as a subtenant in 1086 held (as Bruno) 2 hides worth 20s. at ‘Over’ (Gavra) in Warwickshire from Geoffrey de la Guerche. The place was afterwards named after him as Brownsover (Bruneswavere in 1236), distinguishing it from neighbouring  Churchover (Ekwall 1960: 354). The fuller place-name is likely to have been in use locally already in 1086.


E. Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, 4th edn (Oxford, 1960)

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