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[Image: Durham Liber Vitae, folio 38r (extract)]

Æthelræd 75 Æthelræd ‘of Newbold’ (Warws.), fl. 1066

Male
Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

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Summary

          

Æthelræd 75 was a small landowner in central Warwickshire, one of three men who shared 2 hides worth 30 shillings.

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A manor of 2 hides at Newbold in the Avon basin in central Warwickshire was held freely (libere) in 1066 by Alsige, Æthelræd, and Tubbi (Tubbi 3), in unknown proportions and perhaps as members of the same family. None of the three had any other land. It passed after the Conquest to the count of Meulan.

A second holding at Newbold (Warws. 9:1) is identifiable from its possession in 1086 by Malmesbury abbey as the later manor of Newbold Comyn in the parish of Leamington Priors (i.e. the modern Leamington Spa). ‘The whole vill of Newbold’ later belonged to Malmesbury (VCH Warws. VI, 158), so the count of Meulan’s share of the Domesday vill must have lain outside the later parish of Leamington. On the presumption that it adjoined Newbold Comyn, it can only have been the southern projection of the oddly-shaped parish of Lillington, along the eastern side of Newbold Comyn and fronting the river Leam.

Bibliography

    

VCH Warws. VI: The Victoria History of the Counties of England: The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, VI, ed. L. F. Salzman (London: Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1951)

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