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

Æthelrun 2 Æthelrun ‘of Yatton’ (Som.), fl. 1066

Author: CPL
Editorial Status: 4 of 5

Discussion of the name  


Æthelrun 2 was a small landowner in north Somerset whose single hide of land was worth an estimated 20s.

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
Somerset 6,14 Yatton Æthelrun 'of Yatton' John the Dane Giso, bishop of Wells Ildebert 'of Milton Clevedon' 1.00 1.00 0.00 A Map
Total               1.00 1.00 0.00  


Æthelrun appears only once as a pre-Conquest landowner, at Yatton in north Somerset, and is mentioned only in Exon (159b2), not in GDB. She held 1 hide ‘jointly’ (pariter), though with whom the text does not say; presumably her holding was in some way dependent upon the main and much larger TRE holding in Yatton, that of John the Dane (John 37). Exon adds that pasture called Wemberham ‘lies with’ Æthelrun’s hide (Cum ista hida quam tenuit Ailrun iacet .i. pascua quae uocatur Weimorham). The natural reading of that phrase is that Wemberham was physically located alongside Æthelrun’s hide, which would place her land west of Yatton along the river Yeo.

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