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Beorhtstan 18 Beorhtstan father of Leofstan, d. by 1086

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Beorhtstan 18 was the father of Leofstan, a free peasant holding 7½ acres on the Bury St Edmunds manor of Rougham (Suff.) in 1086.

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Leofstan, a free peasant holding 7½ acres on the Bury St Edmunds manor of Rougham (Suff.) in 1086, was the son of a Beorhtstan who can be presumed to have been dead by the date of the survey since he does not appear in the survey himself (FBB: 28).

Bibliography

    

FBB: ‘The Feudal Book of Baldwin, abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, 1065–1098, contained in the Black Book of the abbey, MS. Mm. iv. 19, fols. 124–43b. (Cambridge University Library)’, in Feudal Documents from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, ed. D. C. Douglas, British Academy Records of the Social and Economic History of England and Wales, 8 (London: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1932), 1–44

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