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

Ealdred 61 Ealdred 'of Holme', fl. 1066

Author: SDB
Editorial Status: 2 of 5

  Discussion of the name  


Ealdred 61 held two hides and a virgate at East Holme, Dorst, TRE.

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
Dorset 41,3 East Holme Eldred Ealdred 'of Holme' - Walter de Claville - 2.25 1.00 1.00 C Map
Total               2.25 1.00 1.00  



Ealdræd 61’s estate was at East Holme, among the heaths to the south of the River Frome in south-east Dorset.  His was the larger of the two small estates recorded there in DB and there is nothing to suggest any further connection between him and the other TRE holder, Sæwine 27. Exon(62a3) describes Ealdræd as a thegn, although it appears that he was a fairly minor one.

The name Ealdræd was common and there was more than one thegn of that name who held land TRE; but none held land within 40 miles of East Holme and none that passed to the same post-Conquest successor as did Ealdræd 61’s, so there seems no reason to identify him with anyone else.


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