Shropshire History

Shropshire

Norman Lords

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After 1071, the major landholder was Earl Roger de Montgomery, who had been given about seven eighths of Shropshire by William the Conqueror.  He was one of the Marcher Lords responsible for defending the border with Wales. Several other individuals and religious institutions received land direct from William and he even kept the manor of Farlow for himself, possibly this was an area for hunting.

 

The Landholders usually kept one or more manors in their holdings to pay for their personal expenses and this was known as “demesne” land. Other areas of land were leased to Tenants in Chief who provided in return either money or soldiers in case of need. They in turn retained some as demesne and leased the other manors to Lords of the Manor.

 

The division of lands in Shropshire at this time is shown in the table aside. Some of the larger manors are recognisable as modern villages, whereas others are only represented today as halls or farms. Some cannot be identified and seem to have disappeared or been absorbed into other manors. See HERE for an alphabetical list of manors.

 

 

 

 

Landholder

Tenant in Chief

Lord

Place

Bishop of Chester

Bishop of Chester

Demesne

Betton Abbots

 

 

 

Buildwas

 

 

 

Meole

 

 

 

Prees

 

 

St Chad's Shrewsbury

Shelton

 

 

Wigot

Longner

Bishop of Hereford

Bishop of Hereford

Demesne

Lydbury North

 

 

Roger de Lacy

Onibury

Earl Hugh Lasne

William Malbank

Demesne

Tittenley

Earl Roger de Montgomery

Earl Roger de Montgomery

Demesne

Alveley

 

 

 

Aston

 

 

 

Benehale

 

 

 

Berwick

 

 

 

Bolebec

 

 

 

Castlewright

 

 

 

Chesthill

 

 

 

Chetton

 

 

 

Chirbury

 

 

 

Church Stretton

 

 

 

Claverley

 

 

 

Culmington

 

 

 

Ditton Priors

 

 

 

Donington

 

 

 

Dudston

 

 

 

Eardington

 

 

 

Edenhope

 

 

 

Edgmond

 

 

 

Fenemere

 

 

 

Ford

 

 

 

Fulwardine

 

 

 

Goseford

 

 

 

High Ercall

 

 

 

Hockleton

 

 

 

Hodnet

 

 

 

Hope Bendrid

 

 

 

Kingsnordley

 

 

 

Little Dawley

 

 

 

Loppington

 

 

 

Lydham

 

 

 

Minton

 

 

 

Netley

 

 

 

Overs

 

 

 

Quatford

 

 

 

Shrewsbury

 

 

 

Siefton

 

 

 

Stantune

 

 

 

Tong

 

 

 

Walcot

 

 

 

Whittingslow

 

 

 

Whittington

 

 

 

Wiferesforde

 

 

Alchere le Pin

Harcourt

 

 

Aldred

Acton Scott

 

 

 

Smethcott

 

 

Aldwin

Yagdons

 

 

Alward

Amaston

 

 

 

Benthall

 

 

 

Condover

 

 

 

Munton

 

 

 

Rhiston

 

 

 

Rowton

 

 

 

Stapleton

 

 

 

Wotherton

 

 

Ansketil

Leaton

 

 

Auti de Quatt

Leebotwood

 

 

 

Lydley

 

 

 

Quatt

 

 

Avenel

Cothercott

 

 

Edith

Rowton

 

 

Engelbald

Maesbury

 

 

Ernucion de Greatham

Kinnerley

 

 

Fulcwy de Withington

Withington

 

 

Godebold the Priest

Lack

 

 

Madoc

Burtone

 

 

Ordmer de Somersal

Polmere

 

 

Ralph

Rudge

 

 

 

Shipley

 

 

Ralph the Cook

Cotton

 

 

Richard the Butler

Morville

 

 

Siward

Cheney Longville

 

 

 

Frodesley

 

 

Theodulf the Mason

Hawksley

 

 

Thorth de Wroxeter

Langley

 

 

Walter

Romsley

 

 

Wulfgeat

Poynton

 

 

 

Tunestan

 

Gerard de Tournai

Demesne

Betton

 

 

 

Chatsall

 

 

 

Cherrington

 

 

 

Cold Hatton

 

 

 

Ellerdine

 

 

 

Ightfield

 

 

 

Kynnersley

 

 

 

Longslow

 

 

 

Sandford

 

 

 

Shawbury

 

 

 

Sutton Maddock

 

 

 

Uppington

 

 

 

Wollerton

 

 

Gerhelm

Ruthall

 

 

Hugh

Stockton

 

 

Robert

Besford

 

Helgot de Holdgate

Demesne

Alcaston

 

 

 

Belswardyne

 

 

 

Bosle

 

 

 

Bouldon

 

 

 

Charlcotte

 

 

 

Clee St Margaret

 

 

 

Greater Poston

 

 

 

Harley

 

 

 

Holdgate

 

 

 

Millichope

 

 

 

Norton-in-Hales

 

 

 

Oxenbold

 

 

 

Steventon

 

 

 

Uffington

 

 

Bernard

Felton Butler

 

 

Godebold the Priest

Preen

 

 

Herbert the Latinist

Great Sutton

 

 

Richard de Beaumais

Meadowley

 

Hugh de Montgomery

Demesne

Worfield

 

Hugh FitzTurgis

Demesne

Chelmick

 

 

 

Hope Bowdler

 

 

 

Wilderley

 

Norman the Hunter

Demesne

Albrighton

 

 

 

Bishton

 

 

 

Cantlop

 

 

 

Cheneltone

 

 

 

Colemere

 

 

 

Estone

 

 

 

Lee Brockhurst

 

Odo de Bernieres

Demesne

Hordley

 

 

 

Ruyton-XI-Towns

 

 

 

Udeford

 

 

 

Wykey

 

Picot de Sai

Demesne

Barlow

 

 

 

Brompton

 

 

 

Caurtune

 

 

 

Chinbaldescote

 

 

 

Clun

 

 

 

Clunbury

 

 

 

Clungunford

 

 

 

Clunton

 

 

 

Coston

 

 

 

Edgton

 

 

 

Fitz

 

 

 

Hopesay

 

 

 

Hopton Castle

 

 

 

Kempton

 

 

 

Lurkenhope

 

 

 

Menutton

 

 

 

Merrington

 

 

 

Obley

 

 

 

Purslow

 

 

 

Selley

 

 

 

Sibdon Carwood

 

 

 

Westhope

 

 

 

Woolston

 

 

Fulco de le Pin

Bedstone

 

 

Leofric

Myndtown

 

Rainald the Sheriff

Demesne

Acton Round

 

 

 

Aitone

 

 

 

Albright Hussey

 

 

 

Aston Munslow

 

 

 

Berwick

 

 

 

Cardington

 

 

 

Childs Ercall

 

 

 

Cound

 

 

 

Eaton Constantine

 

 

 

Ellesmere

 

 

 

Eudon Burnell

 

 

 

Halston

 

 

 

Hatton

 

 

 

Kynaston

 

 

 

Leighton

 

 

 

Little Ness

 

 

 

Maesbrook

 

 

 

Marchamley

 

 

 

Melverley

 

 

 

Morton

 

 

 

Myddle

 

 

 

Osbaston

 

 

 

Shrawardine

 

 

 

Tibetone

 

 

 

Upton Cressett

 

 

 

Upton Magna

 

 

 

West Felton

 

 

 

Weston Coton

 

 

 

Wroxeter

 

 

Albert Grelley

Welshampton

 

 

 

Yeaton

 

 

Alchere le Pin

Albrighton

 

 

 

Aston Eyre

 

 

 

Great Wytheford

 

 

 

Middleton Scriven

 

 

Azo Bigot

Abdon

 

 

 

Berrington

 

 

 

Glazeley

 

 

 

Longnor

 

 

 

Strefford

 

 

Benedict de Dawley

Dawley

 

 

Fulcher

Eaton Mascott

 

 

Geoffrey

Hadley

 

 

Odo de Bernieres

Acton Pigott

 

 

 

Golding

 

 

 

Gretton

 

 

 

Kenley

 

 

 

Stanway

 

 

Osmund

Hadnall

 

 

Rainer de Thonglands

Tugford

 

 

Ralph de Costentin

Fouswardine

 

 

 

Oldbury

 

 

Richard the Butler

Acton Reynald

 

 

 

High Hatton

 

 

 

Lutwyche

 

 

 

Stanton upon Hine Heath

 

 

Robert

Detton

 

 

 

English Frankton

 

 

 

Weston Rhyn

 

 

Robert Pincema the Butler

Wootton

 

 

Roger de Lacy

Henley

 

 

Thorkil

Aston Botterell

 

 

Thorth de Wroxeter

Leegomery

 

 

 

Norton

 

 

 

Rodington

 

Ranulph Peverel

Demesne

Cressage

 

 

 

Lacon

 

 

 

Weston under Redcastle

 

 

 

Whixall

 

Richard de Montgaroult

Demesne

Brockton

 

Robert de Stafford

Gilbert de Hopton

Cheswardine

 

 

 

Chipnall

 

Robert FitzCorbet

Demesne

Choulton

 

 

 

Longden

 

 

 

Marche

 

 

 

Middleton

 

 

 

Oaks

 

 

 

Ratlinghope

 

 

 

Wigmore

 

 

 

Womerton

 

 

 

Woodcote

 

 

 

Woolstaston

 

Robert FitzTheobald

Demesne

Kemberton

 

 

 

Shifnal

 

 

Toki

Woodcote

 

Robert Pincema the Butler

Demesne

Aston

 

 

 

Crudgington

 

 

 

Great Ness

 

 

 

Stanwardine in the Fields

 

 

Ralph de Costentin

Petton

 

 

Robert

Eyton

 

 

Sturmy

Walford

 

Roger de Courseulles

Demesne

Dodington

 

 

 

Edgeley

 

 

 

Steel

 

 

 

Sutton upon Tern

 

 

 

Tibberton

 

Roger FitzCorbet

Demesne

Alberbury

 

 

Bausley

 

 

 

Eyton

 

 

 

Hanwood

 

 

 

Loton

 

 

 

Minsterley

 

 

 

Montford

 

 

 

Wattlesborough

 

 

 

Wentnor

 

 

 

Westbury

 

 

 

Whitton

 

 

 

Winsley

 

 

 

Wollaston

 

 

 

Yockleton

 

 

Ernwy de Pontesbury

Farley

 

 

 

Pontesbury

 

 

Geoffrey

Worthen

 

 

Gilbert de Sannerville

Cardeston

 

 

Oswulf

Rorrington

 

 

Ranulph Peverel

Welbatch

 

 

Roger

Acton Burnell

 

Roger the Hunter

Demesne

Beckbury

 

 

 

Broom

 

 

 

Haughton

 

 

 

Moston

 

 

 

Pulverbatch

 

 

 

Slackbury

 

 

 

Wrentnall

 

Shrewsbury Abbey

Demesne

Baschurch

 

 

 

Boreton

 

 

 

Corsham

 

 

 

Emstrey

 

 

 

Eyton on Severn

 

 

 

Stottesdon

 

 

 

Wrockwardine

 

St Alkmund's Shrewsbury

Demesne

Albrightlee

 

 

 

Charlton

 

 

 

Dinthill

 

 

 

Longdon upon Tern

 

 

Alward

Preston Montford

 

 

Godebold the Priest

Atcham

 

 

 

Lilleshall

 

 

 

Preston Gubbals

 

 

 

Uckington

 

St Chad's Shrewsbury

Demesne

Onslow

 

 

 

Rossall

 

 

 

Yorton

 

 

Alward

Marton

 

 

 

Whiston

 

 

Turold de Verley

Little Eton

 

 

Wiger

Bicton

 

St Mary's Bromfield

Nigel the Doctor

Bromfield

 

St Mary's Shrewsbury

Demesne

Astley

 

 

 

Broughton

 

 

Picot de Sai

Mytton

 

St Milburga's Much Wenlock

Demesne

Cleestanton

 

 

 

Deuxhill

 

 

 

Little Wenlock

 

 

 

Madeley

 

 

 

Much Wenlock

 

 

 

Perkley

 

 

 

Pickthorn

 

 

 

Shipton

 

 

 

Stoke St Milborough

 

 

 

Sutton

 

 

 

Ticklerton

 

 

Edric the Wild

Bourton

 

Turold de Verley

Demesne

Bearstone

 

 

 

Chetwynd

 

 

 

Little Drayton

 

 

 

Longford

 

 

 

Pitchford

 

 

 

Puleston

 

 

 

Sambrook

 

 

 

Wigwig

 

 

Hunning

Lawley

 

 

 

Moreton Corbet

 

 

 

Preston Brockhurst

 

 

 

Willey

 

 

Walter

Howle

 

Walkelin

Demesne

Faintree

 

 

 

Grinshill

 

William de Warenne

Demesne

Whitchurch

 

William Malbank

Demesne

Dorrington

 

 

 

Gravenhunger

 

 

 

Woore

 

William Pantulf

Demesne

Alkington

 

 

 

Bayston

 

 

 

Beslow

 

 

 

Buchehale

 

 

 

Buttery

 

 

 

Coton

 

 

 

Edstaston

 

 

 

Harcourt

 

 

 

Horton

 

 

 

Ingardine

 

 

 

Little Sutton

 

 

 

Market Drayton

 

 

 

Marston

 

 

 

Norton

 

 

 

Sleap

 

 

 

Sudtelch

 

 

 

Wellington

 

 

 

Wem

 

 

 

Wolverley

 

 

Walter

Aston

 

 

Berner de Higford

Middleton

 

 

 

Upper Ledwyche

 

 

Saxfrith de Hinstock

Colehurst

 

 

 

Hinstock

 

 

Warin de Eyton

Bratton

 

 

 

Eyton upon the Weald Moors

 

 

 

Horton

King William

King William

Demesne

Farlow

Nigel the Doctor

Nigel the Doctor

Demesne

Adderley

 

 

 

Shavington

 

 

 

Spoonley

 

 

 

Wistanstow

Osbern FitzRichard

Osbern FitzRichard

Demesne

Ashford Carbonell

 

 

 

Brockton

 

 

 

Burford

 

 

 

Ludford

 

 

 

Ryton

 

 

 

Tetstill

 

 

Robert

Badger

 

 

Siward

Milson

 

 

 

Neen Sollars

Ralph de Mortimer

Ralph de Mortimer

Demesne

Baveney

 

 

 

Caynham

 

 

 

Chelmarsh

 

 

 

Cleobury Mortimer

 

 

 

Coreley

 

 

 

Cosford

 

 

 

Earls Ditton

 

 

 

Edgbold

 

 

 

Eudon George

 

 

 

Highley

 

 

 

Isombridge

 

 

 

Lel

 

 

 

Llanfair Waterdine

 

 

 

Mawley

 

 

 

Meole Brace

 

 

 

Peplow

 

 

 

Preston upon the Weald Moors

 

 

 

Pulley

 

 

 

Sidbury

 

 

Geoffrey

Stepple

 

 

Helgot de Holdgate

Bucknell

 

 

 

Burwarton

 

 

 

Sheinton

 

 

Ingelrann de Amport

Neen Savage

 

 

 

Overton

 

 

 

The Sheet

 

 

 

Walton

 

 

Richard de Brampton

Kinlet

 

 

 

Lowe

 

 

 

Wall Town

 

 

Roger

Neenton

 

 

Turstin de Wigmore

Huntington

 

 

Ulf

Catsley

Roger de Lacy

Roger de Lacy

Demesne

Bitterley

 

 

 

Hopton

 

 

 

Stoke upon Tern

 

 

 

Stokesay

 

 

 

Wheathill

 

 

Aldred

Aldon

 

 

Auti de Quatt

Stanton Lacy

 

 

Berner de Higford

Higford

 

 

 

Plaish

 

 

Herbert de Furches

Corfton

 

 

 

Middlehope

 

 

 

Patton

 

 

 

Stanton Long

 

 

Odo de Bernieres

Rushbury

 

 

Osbern FitzRichard

Forton

 

 

Robert

Little Wytheford

 

 

Siward

Waters Upton

 

 

Widard de Farlow

Hopton Wafers

 

 

William de Sai

Lowe

 

 

 

Moreton Say

 

 

Wulfward

Cleobury North

St Remigius Rheims

St Remigius Rheims

St Michael's Shrewsbury

Lesser Poston

 

 

 

Soulton