Lordship Title of Burghfield Sheffield ID14164

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The manor of SHEFFIELD or Soefeld can be identified with the land in Reading Hundred held by Coleman and Brictward of Edward the Confessor. They could go to whatever lord they pleased. In 1086 this land, which is called 'Sewelle' in the Domesday Survey, was held by the Count of Evreux, who gave it to the priory of Noion in Normandy. His grant was confirmed between 1140 and 1157 by his grandson Simon, in whose charter it is called 'Seuevella.' The prior and monks of Noion were overlords of the manor in the 13th century, but their rights in the manor disappear after the confiscation of the lands of alien priories during the Hundred Years' War.
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