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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

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name



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.

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
Cheshire R1,14 Smithdown Edelmundus Æthelmund 'of Smithdown' Edward, king Roger the Poitevin - 1.00 0.13 0.00 A Map
Total               1.00 0.13 0.00  



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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