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

Æscræd 4 Æscræd ‘of Appleton’ (Kent)

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Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

Discussion of the name

Summary

          

Æscræd 4 was a small landowner in east Kent with a single manor of 1 sulung worth the disproportionate sum of £5.

Distribution map of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

           

Profile

   

The name Æscræd occurs only once in DB, holding a manor of 1 sulung on the Downs 3 miles north of Dover at Appleton. Appleton later formed a small detached part of the parish of Waldershare and lay on thin, chalky, infertile soils. In 1086 there were only two ploughteams at work on the manor, operated by 6 bordars, which fits with a value of 40s. The much higher TRE valuation of 100s. seems extraordinary and may reflect extensive demesne sheep farming by Æscræd in 1066, unrecorded in DB.

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