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

Aski 2 Aski king’s thegn Between Ribble and Mersey, fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

Discussion of the name  


Aski 2 was a king’s thegn in the hundredal manor of West Derby, with a single holding rated at 3 carucates.

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
Cheshire R1,11 Thornton Ascha Aski, king's thegn Between Ribble and Mersey Edward, king Roger the Poitevin - 3.00 0.40 0.00 A Map
Total               3.00 0.40 0.00  


The four instances of the name Aski in Domesday Book are located so far apart for such small estates that there can be no question of identifying any of them as the same man. The spelling Ascha clearly represents the name Aski and cannot be an error for Aschil.

Thornton is on the Mersey plain, set back from Liverpool Bay near the extensive mosses of the Alt valley. It was one of the larger manors in West Derby hundred, assessed at ½ hide, locally equivalent to 3 carucates, since Between Ribble and Mersey 6 carucates made a hide.

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