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

Æthelmund 35 Æthelmund king’s thegn Between Ribble and Mersey

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Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

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Summary

          

Æthelmund 35 was one of the king’s thegns in the hundredal manor of West Derby, paying his lord King Edward a customary rent of 2 ora of pence (32d.) for his holding of 1 carucate.

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List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

           

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Smithdown was too small a place and too far from Æthelmund 33 and Æthelmund 34’s estates in western Mercia, and from Almund 3’s manors in Yorkshire, for its owner to be identical with any of them.

There is now no place called Smithdown, but the name survives in Smithdown Road, which crosses a gritty part of Liverpool.

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