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

Wulfwynn 12 Wulfwynn ‘of Molland’ (Devon), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name


Wulfwynn was a minor landowner in north Devon, with two estates assessed at ¾ hide and valued at 45 shillings.

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
Devon 3,61 Molland Vluuene Wulfwynn 'of Molland' - Geoffrey, bishop of Coutances Drew fitzMauger 0.50 1.25 1.25 B Map
Devon 42,15 Brayley Vluuene Wulfwynn 'of Molland' - Odo fitzGamelin Reynold 'the man of Odo fitzGamelin' 0.25 1.00 1.00 B Map
Total               0.75 2.25 2.25  


Molland and Brayley were small estates about 8 miles apart on the southern edge of Exmoor, bigger on the ground than their fiscal assessment and values suggest, since they had land for 4 and 6 ploughs respectively. They passed to different tenants-in-chief but are within the geographical range which allows them to be assigned to the same holder. The north Devon holdings of Bishop Geoffrey and Odo fitzGamelin interlocked with one another in a complicated way, and the basis on which they were created is not apparent. Molland and Brayley are a long way from Wulfwynn of Creslow’s nearest manors and they were tiny in comparison with her smallest property.

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