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Æthelwulf 50 Æthelwulf ‘of Tremail’ (Cornw.)

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Discussion of the name  



Æthelwulf 50 was a small landowner in east Cornwall who held the larger of his two manors from the church of St Petroc of Bodmin; the two together were assessed at under 1 hide, included 7 ploughlands, and were worth 34s.

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
Cornwall 4,14 Tremail Eiulf Æthelwulf 'of Tremail' unnamed canons of Bodmin unnamed canons of Bodmin Robert, count of Mortain 0.75 1.50 1.00 B Map
Cornwall 5,7,12 Treworgie Eiulf Æthelwulf 'of Tremail' - Robert, count of Mortain Jovin 0.06 0.20 0.40 B Map
Total               0.81 1.70 1.40  



The two Cornish estates attributed to Æthelwulf in 1066 were—if the tentative identification of Treurgan with Treworgie is correct (Thorn 1988a: 22)—located only about 4 miles apart, Tremail on the edge of Bodmin Moor in the upper valley of the Inny at over 800 feet above sea level, Treworgie across the hill tops to the north and down into a wooded combe descending to the north coast. They are close enough for the identity of Æthelwulf 50 to be certain, but too far (some 25 miles) from the Cornish manor held by an Æthelwulf in 1086 for that to be the same man. Identity with the Devon Æthelwulf 51 of 1066 is conceivable, but complicated by the fact that the precise location of the latter’s manor of Lidemore is unknown. All we know for certain is that it was in Torrington hundred, which stretched to the Cornish border, close enough to Tremail and Treworgie for the same individual to be involved.

Æthelwulf 50 held his larger manor, Tremail, from the church of St Petroc of Bodmin, some 12 miles distant on the other side of Bodmin Moor, and he was not free to separate it from the church.



Thorn 1988a:

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