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Rayleigh

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  • Hundred: Rochford
  • County: Essex
  • Total population: 35 households (very large).
  • Total tax assessed: 7.5 geld units (quite large).

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

❧ ENTRY 1 ❧

  • Taxable units: Taxable value 2.5 geld units. Taxed on 2.5.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £1.5. Value to lord in 1086 £2. Value to lord c. 1070 £1.5.
  • Households: 2 villagers. 6 smallholders.
  • Ploughland: 2 lord's plough teams. 0.5 men's plough teams.
  • Livestock in 1066: 1 cobs. 2 cattle. 15 sheep.
  • Livestock in 1086: 2 cobs. 9 cattle. 9 pigs. 20 sheep.
  • Lord in 1066: free man, one.
  • Lord in 1086: Swein of Essex.
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Swein of Essex.
  • Phillimore reference: 24,18

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