Lordship Title of Over and Nether Dean ID13896

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For the descent of the lands in Over and Nether Dean appertaining to Swineshead Manor, see the descent of that manor. In the Domesday Survey eleven sokemen of King William are recorded as holding 7¼ virgates in Dean worth 30s. The same sokemen held the land in the time of the Confessor. Mr. J. H. Round has pointed out that these sokemen did not hold jointly, consequently the 7¼ virgates had no common descent, and probably much of this land was later absorbed in the manors of Overdean and Netherdean. In 1086 Godwin Dere of Bedford held half a virgate of land in Dean worth 12d.
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