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

Aski 3 Aski ‘of Sudtelch’ (Salop.), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name  


Aski 3 was a small landowner in north Shropshire with a single manor of ½ hide worth 5s.

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
Shropshire 4,14,27 Sudtelch Asci Aski 'of Sudtelch' - Roger, earl William Pantulf 0.50 0.25 0.10 A Map
Total               0.50 0.25 0.10  


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. Sudtelch is a lost place and its location within Baschurch hundred (which may not even be correct if a hundredal rubric has been omitted) is hardly a matter even for inspired guesswork.

There are no grounds for thinking that Asci here was a scribal error for Aschil (i.e. Eskil). Although the name Eskil occurs in north Shropshire TRE, and perhaps quite close to Sudtelch (one of the two instances being in the same hundred, Baschurch), it appears in the variants Oschetel and Oschil) (Salop. 4.23:12–14).

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