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Æthelrun 3 Æthelrun ‘king’s thegn’ in Dorset, fl. 1086

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

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Tenant-in-Chief 1086 demesne estates (no subtenants)

Shire Phil. ref. Vill TIC DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value TIC ID conf. Show on map
Dorset 56,23 Wilksworth Ailrun - - Æthelrun, king's thegn - 1.00 0.50 0.50 A Map
Total               1.00 0.50 0.50  



An Æthelrun was named among the king’s thegns of Dorset in 1086, holding 1 hide worth 10s. at Wilksworth, in the Allen valley a mile or two upstream from Wimborne Minster. She may well not have been resident on the estate, since there is no mention of demesne ploughs or livestock in the DB entry, only bordars and slaves. The holding included land for 1 plough as well as pasture and woodland. The only other holding at Wilksworth, of much the same size, belonged in 1086 to another king’s thegn, Doda (Dors. 56:21).

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