Doddingtree

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The Hundred of Doddingtree was granted to Ralph Todeni, a relative of the Duke of Normandy, in 1066 by William the Conqueror as a reward for his services as Standard bearer during the Norman Conquest. [1] It consisted mainly of west Worcestershire. [2]

The early history of Doddingtree records that many of the Manors were owned by ecclesiastical authorities and some were moved into other Hundreds.[3]

According to the Victoria County History, with the exception of Dowles (transferred from Shropshire in 1895) and Rochford (transferred from Herefordshire in 1832 and 1844). [4]

The Hundred had two divisions. The upper division consisted of the Manors of Acton Beauchamp; Abberley; Alfrick; Areley Kings; Berrington; Bockleton; Clifton-upon-Teme; Cotheridge; Eastham; Edvin Loach; Hanley Child; Hanley William; Hillhampton Kyre Minor; Kyre Wyard; Martley; Lulsley; Orleton; Sapey Pritchard; Shelsley Kings; Shelsley Walsh; Stanford-on-Teme; Stockton-on-Teme; Suckley; Sutton and Tenbury.[5] The lower division consisted of the Manors of Abberley; Astley; Alton; Bayton; Bewdley; Doddenham; Dowles; Glasshampton; Mamble; Ribbesford; Great Witley; Rochford; Shelsley Beauchamp; Rock; Shrawley and Stockton.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Parish of Shrawley - The early History, Robert O. Walker, 1982 revised by John Mills 2007, John Mills, Abberley, Worcestershire.
  2. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
  3. ^ .'The hundred of Doddingtree: Introduction', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 218-219. Date accessed: 23 August 2013.
  4. ^ .'The hundred of Doddingtree: Introduction', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (1924), pp. 218-219. Date accessed: 28 July 2013.
  5. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
  6. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.