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

Tholf 7 Tholf ‘of Rendham’ (Suff.), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name


Tholf 7 was a peasant smallholder in east Suffolk, one of five free men who had 35 acres between them.

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
Suffolk 7,148 Rendham Tulf Tholf 'of Rendham' Eadric of Laxfield Roger Bigod Ralph de Tourleville 0.06 0.06 0.06 A Map
Total               0.06 0.06 0.06  


Rendham was much divided among different holders in 1066. It stands on the river Alde, one of the valleys cut into the Boulder Clay of High Suffolk. Most of the freemen there were commended to Robert Malet’s antecessor Eadric of Laxfield (Eadric 113) (Suff. 3:99; 6:43; 7:135, 141, 146). Among them was Tholf, who with four others shared 35 acres and 1 plough worth 5s. 10d. (i.e. 70d., so 2d. per acre). Unless he had other land where his name was not given in DB, this Tholf was a peasant smallholder and cannot conceivably be the same as any of the Tholfs who owned land elsewhere.

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