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Ceolræd 10 Ceolræd ‘of Shuttington’ (Warws.), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name


Ceolræd 10 was a small landowner in north Warwickshire whose two estates were assessed at an estimated 2 hides and worth around 14s. He was the man of the local magnate Thorkil of Warwick.

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
Warwickshire 16,22 Shuttington Celred Ceolræd 'of Shuttington' - Robert, count of Meulan Leofwine 'of Shuttington' 1.25 0.50 0.50 B Map
Warwickshire 17,16 Baddesley Ensor Cerret Ceolræd 'of Shuttington' Thorkil of Warwick Thorkil of Warwick William Lovet 0.80 0.20 0.20 B Map
Total               2.05 0.70 0.70  


The two manors in north Warwickshire assigned to the rare name Ceolræd are only about 5 miles apart and on geographical grounds can be confidently assigned to the same person. The 5-hide vill of Shuttington in the Anker valley was divided into two shares of 2½ hides, one held by the free men Ceolræd and Godric, the other by Godric alone. The mill, meadow, and woodland were divided equally between the two shares, though the arable and population were different in 1086 (Warws. 16:22–23). Both halves of Shuttington passed after the Conquest to Robert, count of Meulan, Godric remaining as his tenant on the half which he had held alone, and Leofwine being tenant of the other half. To the south, on a tributary of the Anker, Baddesley Ensor was a vill of 2 hides, four fifths of which was held TRE by Archil and Ceolræd, men of Thorkil of Warwick. Thorkil himself held the manor in 1086. This places Ceolræd in the affinity of one of the greater thegns of the shire in 1066.

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