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

Lothen 2 Lothen ‘of Golborne Bellow’ (Ches.), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

Discussion of the name


Lothen 3 was a small landowner in west Cheshire whose ½ hide of land was worth 5 shillings.

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
Cheshire 8,2 Golborne Bellow Loten Lothen 'of Golborne Bellow' - Hugh, earl William Malbank 0.50 0.25 0.30 - Map
Total               0.50 0.25 0.30  


The name was unique in DB. There were two distinct manors at Golborne on the south side of Hatton Heath in west Cheshire, which can be distinguished as Golborne David to the west, which was larger and more valuable (Ches. 24:2), and Lothen’s manor of Golborne Bellow to the east. Their common boundary looks artificial, but the two had evidently been divided some time before 1066 and there seems to be no link between Lothen 3 and the holder of Golborne David, Edwin.

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