Æscræd 4 was a small landowner in east Kent with a single manor of 1 sulung worth the disproportionate sum of £5.
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Æscræd 'of Appleton'
Odo, bishop of Bayeux
Ralph de Courbépine
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.