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Æthelwulf 51 Æthelwulf ‘of Giffords Hele’ (Devon)

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Summary

          

Æthelwulf 51 was a small landowner in west Devon with three manors assessed at less than 1 hide and worth £2 10s. TRE; in 1086 he remained as Iudichael of Totnes’s subtenant on one of them, now worth only £1.

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
Devon 17,18 Lidemore Aiulfus Æthelwulf 'of Giffords Hele' - Judhael of Totnes Æthelwulf 0.06 1.25 1.00 E Map
Devon 35,7 Kimber Aiulf Æthelwulf 'of Giffords Hele' - Roald the dubbed Roger the Fleming 0.25 0.25 0.50 B Map
Devon 39,8 Giffords Hele Aiolf Æthelwulf 'of Giffords Hele' - Alfred d'Épaignes, the Breton Wihenoc 'of Giffords Hele' 0.50 1.00 1.25 B Map
Total               0.81 2.50 2.75  

Subtenant in 1086

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Subtenant DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Subtenant ID conf. Show on map
Devon 17,18 Lidemore Aiulfus Æthelwulf 'of Giffords Hele' - Judhael of Totnes Æthelwulf 0.06 1.25 1.00 A Map
Total               0.06 1.25 1.00  

Profile

   

Æthelwulf 51 is identified on the basis of the proximity of the three west Devon manors attributed to his name. The largest, Giffords Hele, lay in the valley of the Torridge, about 8 miles north of Kimber, which stood over 300 feet higher on one of the head-streams of a tributary of the Torridge. Lidemore (Liclemore in Exon) was in the same hundred as Kimber (Torrington) and has been mapped quite close to it, but the hundred stretched as far as the Cornish border, and Iudichael of Totnes’s other manors in the hundred were on its western side, so that Lidemore may in fact have been as close to the Cornish manors assigned to Æthelwulf 50 as to Kimber and Giffords Hele. Over 25 miles separates Æthelwulf 50’s Tremail from Æthelwulf 51’s Giffords Hele, and it seem unlikely that all five rather small places belonged to the same person, but conceivably Lidemore should be attached to the Cornish Æthelwulf 50 rather than the Devonian Æthelwulf 51.

Æthelwulf 51 survived as Iudichael of Totnes’s subtenant at Lidemore, his estates as a whole reduced in value from £2 10s. in 1066 to just £1. He had two ploughs at Lidemore in 1086 but no other details of the manor’s resources are recorded.

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