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[Great and Little] Leighs

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Known today as Leighs / Great Leighs / Little Leighs.
  • Hundred: Chelmsford
  • County: Essex
  • Total population: 32 households (quite large).
  • Total tax assessed: 4.6 geld units (quite large).

[Great and Little] Leighs appears in 2 entries in Domesday Book (show all).

❧ ENTRY 1 ❧

  • Taxable units: Taxable value 2 geld units. Taxed on 2.0.
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £3. Value to lord in 1086 £4.
  • Households: 3 villagers. 9 smallholders. 2 slaves.
  • Ploughland: 1.5 lord's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 16 acres. Woodland 800 pigs. 1 mill.
  • Livestock in 1066: 3 cobs. 10 cattle. 40 pigs. 50 sheep.
  • Livestock in 1086: 1 cobs. 9 cattle. 35 pigs. 63 sheep. 11 goats.
  • Lord in 1066: Edric.
  • Lord in 1086: Richard (of Sackville).
  • Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Eudo the steward.
  • Phillimore reference: 25,21

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