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Place: [Great] Birch

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  • Hundred: Lexden
  • County: Essex
  • Total population: 14 households (medium).
  • Total tax assessed: 1.5 geld units (quite small).

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  • Taxable units: Taxable value 3 geld units. Taxed on 3.0.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £6. Value to lord in 1086 £5. Value to lord c. 1070 £6.
  • Households: 6 villagers. 17 smallholders. 4 slaves. 1 freemen.
  • Ploughland: 2.5 lord's plough teams. 6.5 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 16 acres. Woodland 100 pigs.
  • Livestock in 1066: 1 cobs. 20 cattle. 35 pigs. 140 sheep. 40 goats.
  • Livestock in 1086: 3 cobs. 10 cattle. 34 pigs. 120 sheep. 20 goats.
  • Lord in 1066: Edric (of Easthorpe).
  • Lord in 1086: Hugh.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Count Eustace (of Boulogne).
  • Places mentioned in this entry: Colchester; [Great] Birch.
  • Phillimore reference: 20,39

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