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

Leofcild 8 Leofcild ‘of Notley’ (Essex), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

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Leofcild 8 held just under 3 virgates worth 10s. in north Essex.

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 57,2 Notley Leuecildus Leofcild 'of Notley' - Sasselin - 0.68 0.50 0.50 C Map
Total               0.68 0.50 0.50  



DB does not distinguish between the two later vills and parishes of Black Notley and White Notley, on the little river Brain in mid Essex, and Leofcild’s ½ hide and 22 acres cannot be assigned for certain to one or the other. It was one of seven holdings in the Notleys TRE, and one of three of medium size, between ½ hide and ¾ hide. The Notleys were only 10–12 miles from other estates in north Essex assigned to the name Leofcild, but other than proximity there are no reasons to connect them. Since there were clearly several landowners called Leofcild in the region, the holder of land at Notley was, on balance, probably a distinct individual.

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