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

Blæcmær 2 Blæcmær ‘of Walford’ (Salop.), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

Discussion of the name


Blæcmær 2 was a small landowner in south Shropshire who had one of three manors in a vill assessed at 2½ hides and worth 11s.

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
Shropshire 6,20 Walford Blachemer Blæcmær 'of Walford' - Ralph de Mortimer Ingelran 'of Neen Savage' 0.83 0.18 0.25 A Map
Total               0.83 0.18 0.25  


The name Blæcmær occurs only here in DB, the second of three men with manors at one of the two holdings in Walford, a riverside vill in the Clun basin in south-west Shropshire. His companions, Wulfweard and Dunning, like Blæcmær 2, seem to have held no other estates.


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