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

Leofcild 7 Leofcild ‘of Pebmarsh’ (Essex), fl. 1066x1086

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Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name  

Summary

          

Leofcild 7 was a small free man with 3 acres in north Essex, commended in 1066 to the great local lord Wihtgar, and surviving in 1086 as a tenant of Wihtgar’s successor Richard fitzGilbert.

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 90,59 Pebmarsh Leuecilt Leofcild 'of Pebmarsh' Wihtgar son of Ælfric Richard fitzGilbert Leofcild 0.03 0.07 0.11 C Map
Total               0.03 0.07 0.11  

Subtenant in 1086

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Subtenant DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Subtenant ID conf. Show on map
Essex 90,59 Pebmarsh Leuecilt Leofcild 'of Pebmarsh' Wihtgar son of Ælfric Richard fitzGilbert Leofcild 0.03 0.07 0.11 A Map
Total               0.03 0.07 0.11  

Profile

   

Pebmarsh, lying north of the Colne valley, was entirely in the hands of small free men and sokemen in 1066. Richard fitzGilbert was assigned the largest group (Essex 23:18) and annexed another small proprietor, Leofcild, on the grounds that he had been the man of his antecessor Wihtgar, even though commendation alone should not have been sufficient to give him rights to Leofcild’s land. Leofcild had only 3 acres, not separately valued in DB. Leofcild 7’s survival in 1086 argues against his being identical with Leofcild 6, whose rather larger estate at West Bergholt was only 10 miles away.

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