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[Image: Durham Liber Vitae, folio 38r (extract)]

Beorhtgifu 9 Beorhtgifu ‘of Corby Glen’ (Lincs.), fl. 1066x1086

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Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

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Summary

           

Beorhtgifu 9 was a small landowner in south Kesteven who had 1 carucate worth 20 shillings and retained it in 1086, when she was listed among the king’s thegns of Lincolnshire.

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
Lincolnshire 68,18 Corby Glen Bricteua Beorhtgifu 'of Corby Glen' - Beorhtgifu 'of Corby Glen' - 1.00 1.00 1.00 A Map
Total               1.00 1.00 1.00  

Tenant-in-Chief 1086 demesne estates (no subtenants)

Shire Phil. ref. Vill TIC DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value TIC ID conf. Show on map
Lincolnshire 68,18 Corby Glen Bricteua Beorhtgifu 'of Corby Glen' - Beorhtgifu 'of Corby Glen' - 1.00 1.00 1.00 A Map
Total               1.00 1.00 1.00  

Profile

   

A Beorhtgifu who survived to 1086 in possession of her land appears in south Lincolnshire well beyond the orbit of Beorhtgifu 10 in the north of the county and some 30 miles from Beorhtgifu 8 in Huntingdonshire. The fact of her survival argues against identification with either.

The south Lincolnshire Beorhtgifu was listed among the king’s thegns, holding a manor of 1 carucate at Corby Glen, on the river Glen in south Kesteven, which she had also held TRE. She farmed in 1086 with 1 plough and had 30 acres of wood-pasture and 1 acre of meadow. There were 3 bordars.

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