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Tonni 4 Tonni ‘of Caldecote’ (Warwickshire), fl. 1066

Author: DWP
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

  Discussion of the name  


Tonni 4 held an estate in north Warwickshire TRE with an assessment of 2 hides and a value of 40s.

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
Warwickshire 2,2 Caldecote Tonna Tonni 'of Caldecote' - Robert, bishop of Chester - 2.00 2.00 3.00 D Map
Total               2.00 2.00 3.00  


Tonni 4’s estate was at Caldecote, lying between the river Anker and Watling Street in north Warwickshire. DB records that Tonni 4 ‘could not go where he wished with his land’, which implies that he was a dependent tenant; but although his estate passed to the bishop of Chester after the Conquest there is nothing to indicate that the bishopric held Caldecote before the Conquest and Tonni’s TRE lord is unknown.

Despite the extreme rarity of the name Tonni there is no evidence in DB or the later manorial descent of Caldecote to link Tonni 4 with either of the other TRE landholders of that name, and for similar reasons it is unlikely that he can be associated with the Tonni 5 who in 1086 was a subtenant at Bericote, 16 miles from Caldecote.


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