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

Aki 7 Aki ‘of Walton’ (Staffs.), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name  


Aki 7 was a small landowner in north Staffordshire whose two manors of 4 hides were worth £3.

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
Staffordshire 11,8 Walton Achil Aki 'of Walton' - Robert of Stafford Arnold 'of Morton Underhill' 3.00 3.00 3.00 C Map
Staffordshire 1,35 Oakley Achi Aki 'of Walton' - William, king - 1.00 0.00 0.00 C Map
Total               4.00 3.00 3.00  



The two north Staffordshire holdings attributed to the name Aki are too small and too isolated for identification with the housecarl Aki the Dane (Aki 4) or the Lincolnshire thegn Aki son of Siward (Aki 6) or the Worcestershire thegn Aki 8 to be at all likely. Oakley and Walton, however, were only 6 miles apart in the poor uplands of Staffordshire, Oakley on the upper river Tern where it forms part of the boundary with Shropshire, Walton on high land to the east. DB notes that Aki had given 1 carucate of land at Walton (in a vill of 3 hides with land for 6 ploughs) to his sister, whom it does not name.

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