Sherington Fiefs and Fields of a Buckinghamshire Village

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1965-01-02
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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First published in 1965, this book is a study of the feudal and economic development of a village from Norman times to the nineteenth century. Dr Chibnall has reconstructed the history of Sherington in north Buckinghamshire from little-known documents in the Public Records Office together with local and private records. After introductory chapters on the pre-Norman period Dr Chibnall gives a chronological account of the village's development. Some of the topics discussed are furlong names, the Domesday return, the impoverishment of the manorial families in late Tudor times, the yeomanry, and the effects on the village's economy of enclosure in neighbouring villages. Dr Chibnall's use of his various sources gives a closely integrated and continuous history of an English village which will be a model for social, agricultural and economic historians.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
List of genealogical tables
Beating the bounds
From Roman times to Domesday
The Carun family
The anarchy, Sherington church and Tickford priory
Richard de Carun as a ward of the king
The last siege of Bedford in 1224
The Cockfield family
John de Carun and Elias the Jew
Mr Justice Cave acquires property in Sherington
Martin de Carun and the law
The last of the Caruns
The Fitz John and re-arranged Cockfield manors
The Cave family as lawyers
The land in medieval Sherington
The value of land in medieval Sherington
The two-course system of husbandry in medieval Sherington
The meadows, wood and water-mill in medieval Sherington
The Church and its clergy in the thirteenth century
Sherington in the fourteenth century
Sherington in the fifteenth century
Economic conditions in Sherington under Henry VIII
The battle against enclosure
The leasing of Sherington rectory
The impoverishment of the manorial families
The rise and fall of the yeomanry, 1600âÇô1750
The emergence of non-conformity
Sherington and the civil war
Agrarian economy under the three-field system of tillage
The Turnpike Trusts
Sherington after the Enclosure Award of 1797
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