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 East Mersea - Entries from the Little Domesday Book, 1086



Hundred of Winstree: Swein holds [East] Mersea in lordship, which Robert son of Wymarc held T.R.E. [in the time of King Edward, d. 1066] as a manor, for 6 hides [taxable units of land].

Always 2 ploughs in lordship. Then 8 [men's] ploughs, now [1086] 6.

Then 9 villans [villeins, unfree peasants], now 8. Then 12 bordars ...
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East Mersea - Entries from the Little Domesday Book, 1086

Hundred of Winstree: Swein holds [East] Mersea in lordship, which Robert son of Wymarc held T.R.E. [in the time of King Edward, d. 1066] as a manor, for 6 hides [taxable units of land].
Always 2 ploughs in lordship. Then 8 [men's] ploughs, now [1086] 6.
Then 9 villans [villeins, unfree peasants], now 8. Then 12 bordars [unfree, less land], now 14.
Then 3 slaves, now none.
Then woodland for 40 pigs; meadow 5 acres; 4 fisheries.
Then 1 cob [small working horse], 9 cattle, 25 pigs, 107 sheep; now 3 cobs, 12 cattle, 10 pigs, 100 sheep, 1 beehive. Value £10.

Transcription from Sue Howlett


Date: 1086      

Photo: Mersea Museum - MARG
Image ID MARG_310_001


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