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Brighton

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  • Hundred: Welesmere
  • Area: Lewes
  • County: Sussex
  • Total population: 87 households (very large).
  • Total tax assessed: 17.3 geld units (very large).

Brighton appears in 3 entries in Domesday Book (show all).

❧ ENTRY 1 ❧

  • Taxable units: Taxable value 5.5 geld units. Taxed on 5.5.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £8.6. Value to lord in 1086 £12. Value to lord c. 1070 £5.
  • Households: 18 villagers. 9 smallholders. 1 slave.
  • Ploughland: 3 ploughlands (land for). 0.5 lord's plough teams. 3 men's plough teams.
  • Lord in 1066: Brictric.
  • Overlord in 1066: Earl Godwin.
  • Lord in 1086: Ralph (of Quesnay).
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: William of Warenne.
  • Phillimore reference: 12,13

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AboutContact ❧ Maps and site by Anna Powell-Smith. Domesday data created by Professor J.J.N. Palmer and team, University of Hull.