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Bensted

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  • Hundred: Chelmsford
  • County: Essex
  • Total population: 26 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 9.7 geld units (very large).

Bensted appears in 2 entries in Domesday Book (show all).

❧ ENTRY 1 ❧

  • Taxable units: Taxable value 4 geld units. Taxed on 4.0.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £2. Value to lord in 1086 £3.
  • Households: 7 smallholders. 2 slaves. 1 free men.
  • Ploughland: 1 lord's plough teams. 1 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 2 acres. Woodland 110 pigs.
  • Livestock in 1066: 1 cobs. 4 cows. 16 pigs. 40 sheep. 4 calves.
  • Livestock in 1086: 7 pigs. 30 sheep.
  • Lords in 1066: Starker; free man, one.
  • Lords in 1086: Godfrey; Nigel.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Robert son of Corbucion.
  • Phillimore reference: 41,9

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  • No longer exists as a named location, but can be identified on the ground.
AboutContact ❧ Maps and site by Anna Powell-Smith. Domesday data created by Professor J.J.N. Palmer and team, University of Hull.