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E 31/2/2/2516 1086
Place name:Sambrook, Shropshire
Folio:257v Great Domesday Book
Domesday place name:Semebre
People mentioned within entire folio:Aelfric; Algar; Almaer; Arnketil; Aski; Batsveinn; Beorhtweald; Berner; Bruning; Countess Godgifu; Dunning; Earl Edwin; Earngeat; Edwin; Gamal; Godric; Godwine; Leofgeat; Leofnoth; Leofwine; Odo; Ordric; Ordwig; Osbern; Siward; Thorkil; Turold; Ulfkil; Vithfari; Walkelin; Walter; Warin; Wicga; William Malbank; William Pantulf; Wulfgar; Wulfgeat; Wulfric
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The Domesday Book (or, colloquially, Domesday) is the expression used since the late twelfth century to refer to the record of the "Great Inquisition or Survey of the lands of England, their extent, value, ownership, and liabilities, made by order of William the Conqueror in 1086". Two volumes survive.
The word Domesday is a Middle English spelling of doomsday, a day of judgment. The survey was executed for William I of England (William the Conqueror): "While spending the Christmas of 1085 in Gloucester , William had deep speech with his counsellors and sent men all over England to each shire to find out what or how much each landholder had in land and livestock, and what it was worth"
Place: Sambrook in Shropshire
Hundred: Wrockwardine - Hundreds were administrative subdivisions of Counties
County: Shropshire - Counties are similar today as they were at Domesday Time, some Shires are listed under multiple Counties
Total population: 5 households (very small). - Population was counted in heads of families so REAL population may have been up to 5 times larger
Total tax assessed: 1.5 geld units (quite small). - The TOTAL Tax assessed on each Property
Taxable units: Taxable value 1.5 geld units. - Domesday was all about TAX, this field shows the assessment for the MANOR
Value: Value to lord in 1066 £2.3. Value to lord in 1086 £0.8. - Value of this Manor, or how much the manorial lord received from the villages in rent
Households: 5 smallholders. - Population in 1086, housholds rather than individuals Villages have the most land followed by small holders, then cottagers.
Ploughland: 7 ploughlands (land for). 1 lord's plough teams. 2 men's plough teams. - The amount of Ploughland and the number of plough teams working on it. Each ploughteam has 8 Oxen.
Other resources: 1 mill, value 0.26. - Such as meadow, woodland, mills or salt houses. Measured according to the tax due on each, Tax on woodland is often paid in Pigs.
Lord in 1066: Wulfgar - Lord of the estate in 1066, the man or woman who received the profits from the holding.
Lord in 1086: man-at-arms, one - The new owner after the Conquest, this is the immediate lord
over the peasants in 1086. It may be the tennant-in-chief or a tennant to whome he had granted the estate.
Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Turold (of Verley) - Tenant-in-Chief of the estate in 1086, holding directly of the crown.
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