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

Beorhtræd 7 Beorhtræd moneyer at Oxford, fl. 1086

Male
Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

Discussion of the name  

Summary

DB’s list of the English burgesses of Oxford in 1086 includes ‘Beorhtræd & Deormann, 1 house at 16d.’ Other entries in the list make it clear that the sums of money given represent the rents paid to the burgesses who owned the houses concerned. Beorhtræd 7 and Deormann (Deormann 11) were thus co-owners of a house rather than co-residents. The Oxford lists do not give a complete tally of all the borough’s burgesses (Munby 2010: 140–1), and we do not know from DB what other interests Beorhtræd might have had there.

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

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

Profile

Beorhtræd 7 is clearly identical with the moneyer whose name appears on coins minted at Oxford from late in Edward the Confessor’s reign to early in William II’s, spanning the notional years 1059–89 (PASE: Beorhtræd 7; EMC). His partner Deormann was equally clearly the Oxford moneyer for whom a single coin issued between 1095 and 1098 has survived (EMC).

Bibliography

EMC: On-line Early Medieval Corpus of Coin Finds/Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/coins/emc

Munby 2010: Julian Munby, ‘The Domesday boroughs revisited’, Anglo-Norman Studies, 33 (2010), 127–49

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