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

Leofcild 9 Leofcild ‘of Loughton’ (Essex), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name  



Leofcild 9 was a small landowner in south-west Essex with a single holding of 1 hide worth 20s.

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
Essex 36,10 Loughton Leofcild Leofcild 'of Loughton' - Peter de Valognes - 1.00 1.00 1.00 B Map
Total               1.00 1.00 1.00  



Loughton in the lower Roding valley in south-west Essex is over 30 miles from the nearest Leofcilds (Leofcild 3 and Leofcild 9) and there is no reason to connect their holders. Leofcild’s 1 hide at Loughton included the only mill recorded there in DB (probably on the site of the later mill on the Roding, which formed the south-eastern boundary of Loughton) (VCH Essex IV, 116), as well as a share of the vill’s extensive woodland, which was in the later Epping Forest along the western side.



VCH Essex IV: The Victoria History of the Counties of England: A History of the County of Essex, VII, ed. W. R. Powell (London: Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1978)

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