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

Beorhtgifu 4 Beorhtgifu ‘of West Heanton’ (Devon), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

Discussion of the name  



Beorhtgifu 4 was a small landowner in west Devon who held 1 virgate worth 5 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 52,8 West Heanton Bricteua Beorhtgifu 'of West Heanton' - Colwine the reeve - 0.25 0.25 0.25 A Map
Total               0.25 0.25 0.25  



The name Beorhtgifu occurs once in Devon, associated with a small estate at West Heanton, in the hills above the upper Torridge valley in the west of the county. The holding included land for two ploughs and was assessed at just 1 virgate and worth 5s. in 1086. There are no connections with any other Beorhtgifu elsewhere in England.

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