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Melsonby

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  • Hundred: Land of Count Alan
  • Area: North Riding
  • County: Yorkshire
  • Total population: 9.5 households (quite small).
  • Total tax assessed: 7.5 geld units (quite large).
  • Head of manor: Gilling.
  • Taxable units: Taxable value 15 geld units.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £2. Value to lord in 1086 £1.5.
  • Households: 15 villagers. 3 smallholders. 1 priest.
  • Ploughland: 10 ploughlands (ploughs possible). 1 lord's plough teams. 7 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: 1 church.
  • Lord in 1066: Thorfin <of Ravensworth>.
  • Lord in 1086: Bodin (brother of Bardulf).
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Count Alan (of Brittany).
  • Places mentioned in this entry: Didderston [Grange]; Melsonby.
  • Phillimore reference: 6N50
  • Waste in 1086: Partial

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