Documents Of Village History

HEAD OF MANOR IN 1066

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WHO OWNED MAREHAM

QUEEN EDITH WIFE OF HAROLD WAS RECOGNISED AS A QUEEN BY WILLIAM
BEFORE THE CONQUEST, HAROLD HAD GIFTED HER THE VILLAGE OF MAREHAM (MARUN)

Head of manor: Horncastle.
Taxable units: Taxable value 3 geld units.
Value:
Households: 11 smallholders. 21 freemen. 1 priest.
Ploughland: 4 men's plough teams.
Other resources: Meadow 60 acres. Woodland 300 acres. 1 church.
Lord in 1066: Queen Edith.
Lord in 1086: King William.
Tenant-in-chief in 1086: King William.
Area: Lindsey South Riding
County: Lincolnshire
Total population: 33 households (quite large).
Total tax assessed: 3 geld units