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

Beorhtsige 45 Beorhtsige ‘of Torworth’ (Notts.), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

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Beorhtsige 45 was a small landowner in north Nottinghamshire, one of two men sharing a holding of 6 bovates worth 20 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
Nottinghamshire 9,53 Torworth Brixi Beorhtsige 'of Torworth' - Roger de Bully Azo the priest 0.38 0.50 0.08 A Map
Total               0.38 0.50 0.08  



Far away from any other manor assigned to a Beorhtsige, Torworth in north Nottinghamshire was a vill of 6 bovates held in 1066 as two manors by Beorhtsige and Kaski. Torworth was in the fertile lowlands of the Trent basin and had two ploughlands and a small amount of wood-pasture in the late eleventh century, but with a presumed holding of only 3 bovates, Beorhtsige 45 was little more than a rich peasant.

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