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    Tacheleia: St. Valéry; Eudo the Steward; Robert Gernon. mill. 5 beehives. 90 goats, 600 pigs, 3 cows, 20 cattle, 103 sheep.

    Tenderinge / -inga: Roger from Bishop of London; Count Eustace and Richard from him; Walter from Robert Gernon; Ranulf Peverel; Modwin. 3 beehives.

    Terlinga(s): Richard from Ranulf Peverel; Ranulf Peverel. 2 mills, 2 Colchester houses. 2 foals, 16 goats.
    Working smock mill. Henry VIII had a palace here, now vanished. Terling Place is set in magnificent parkland.

    Teia: Count Eustace. Mill.
    Now the village of Great Tey and hamlet of Little Tey; 12th century church at Great Tey.

    Tachesteda: Richard FiztGilbert. Mill. 16 beehives. 4 cobs, 128 pigs, 36 cattle, 320 sheep.
    Town, the original source of thatch. Known for its cutlery in the 14th and 15th centuries. Old Tower Mill.

    Theydon Bois, Garnon and Mount
    Taindena / Teidana: Robert from Swein of Essex; Eudo the Steward; Peter de Valognes; William FitzConstantine. 18 beehives, 2 mills. 3 cosb, 3 foals, 92 pigs, 157 sheep, 15 goats.
    Now the two hamlets of Theydon Garnon and Mount, and the village of Theydon Bois with modern housing. Theydon Garnon was granted a market and fair in 1305 and Theydon Mount has a park and church.

    Thorp: Odo from Ranulf, brother of Ilger. 4 beehives.

    Torinduna: Ralph from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill, salthouse.
    The church is approached through a farmyard.

    Tunreslea: Ralph from Aubrey de Vere. 5 beehives.
    Thunderley Hall in Wimbish.

    Thunreslea: Swein of Essex. 2 beehives.
    The heathen God Thunor's clearing, on a precipitous hill, screened by trees.

    Turoc(ha) / Turroc / Turruc: Hugh and Ansketel from Bishop of Bayeux; Count d'Eu; William Peverel. 2 fisheries. 3 cobs, 683 sheep, 10 cows, 4 calves, 2 cattle.
    Now the town of Grays Thurrock (sometimes called Grays) and West Thurrock, an industrial area.

    Tiliberia / Tilibiam: Ranulf from William de Warenne; Osbern and Ralph from Swein of Essex; Hunwald from Theodoric Pointel. 12 foals, 31 cattle, 260 sheep. Fishery.
    Now 2 villages, East and West Tilbury, near the port of Tilbury.

    Tilbury juxta Clare
    Tiliberia: Tihel le Breton.

    Tillingham: Canons of St. Paul's. Mill, fishery.
    Belongs to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, possibly since the foundation of St. Paul's (c.604) as cathedral of East Saxons.

    Tileteia: Henry de Ferrers.
    Cistercian abbey site.

    Tolesberia: Barking Abbey before and after 1066; Amalfid from Count Eustace. Fishery, 3 salthouses. 2 cobs, 10 cattle, 300 sheep.
    Centre of oyster fishing, near the Blackwater estuary; Saxon / Norman church on a Roman site.

    Toleshunta, Tollensumte: Bishop of Bayeux; Count Eustace and Adelulf and St. Martin's from him; Odo from Swein of Essex; Humphrey from Hugh de Montfort; Robert de Verly from Robert Gernon; Bernard from Ralph Baynard; Humphrey from Ranulf Peverel; Mauger from Robert FitzCorbucion; Gundwin. 13 salthouse, 8 beehives. 560 sheep, 38 goats, 3 cobs, 2 cows, calf, 20 cattle.
    Now 2 villages, Tolleshunt D'Arcy and Tolleshunt Major and hamlet of Tolleshunt Knight. The church of D'Arcy contains D'Arcy family treasure; a knight is carved in effigy in Tolleshunt Knight's church. Tolleshunt Major takes its name from Mauger, the Domesday tenant.

    Topesfelda / -felde: Bernard from Count Eustace; Hamo the Steward; Ralph and 'G' from Richard FitzGilbert. 4 beehives, vines.
    Old houses.

    Tot(e)ham: William FitzBrian and William Bold from Bishop of London; Gunner, the pre-Conquest holder from Swein of Essex; Hugh FitzMauger from Hugh de Montfort; Richard from Hamo the Steward. 5 salthouses. 18 goats.
    Now 2 villages of Great and Little Totham.

    Turnesteda: 18 freemen from Richard FitzGilbert.

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    Ugghelea: Ralph from Aubrey de Vere. 2 beehives. 4 cobs, 20 goats.
    Charming, belying its name; originally may have been called Oakley.

    Uleham: Hugh from Bishop of London.
    Uleham's Farm, near Latchingdon.

    Ultinga: Gerard from Ralph Baynard. 2 mills, 2 beehives. 4 cobs.

    Upmonstra / Upmunstra / tre: Canons of Waltham; Mauger from Bishop of Bayeux; Walter de Douai.

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    Phenge: FitzThorold from Bishop of Bayeux; Serlo from Ranulf Peverel. Fishery, mill. 270 sheep.
    Until the 17th century flooding was a perennial problem; in 1620 the Government employed Dutchmen to set up stout walls.

    Salcota: Robert de Verly from Robert Gernon.
    With Salcott.

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    Walla: Richard FitzGilbert.
    Wallbury Camp, on early Iron Age settlement, in Little Hallingbury.

    Wal(c)fara: Canons of Waltham; Ralph from Bishop of Bayeux; Thorkell the Reeve. 2 beehives.
    Walter Hall.

    Waldham / Waltham: Albert from St. Edmund's Abbey; Lambert from Count Eustace; Geoffrey de Mandeville and Roger from him; 'W' and Ranulf from Robert FitzCorbucion. 4 mills, vines, 20 beehives. 3 cobs, 11 cows, 7 goats.
    Now 2 villages. Great Waltham contains 8 hamlets, and includes the Black Chapel, a leading Essex sight; Little Waltham is across the Chelmer.

    Waltham Holy Cross
    Wal(t)ham: Bishop of Durham. 3 mills, 5 fisheries, 12 London houses, gate.
    Town, now Waltham Abbey. The fine Romanesque parish church was the nave of the collegiate church founded by Harold Godwinson in the late 1050's, which housed a miraculous stone crucifix.

    Wenesteda: Ralph FitzBrian from Bishop of London. Mill, salthouse.
    Town; includes Wanstead Flats.

    War(e)leia: Humphrey from Bishop of London; Barking Abbey before and after 1066; Swein of Essex. Beehive.
    Now the hamlet of Little Warley and village of Great Warley. Its ruined medieval church has been annexed by Greater London. Little Warley contains Essex Regimental Museum.

    Wileia: Eudo the Steward. 12 beehives. 240 sheep.

    Wella: Ralph and Thorold from Bishop of London.
    Well Farm.

    Wendena: Richard from William de Warenne; Hugh from Robert Gernon; Amalfrid from Ralph Baynard; a freeman from Geoffrey de Mandeville. Mill. 3 foals.
    Now 2 villages: Wenden Lofts, part of Elmdon, and Wendens Ambo, with a Roman-bricked Norman church.

    Wemtuna: Westminster Abbey before and after 1066.

    West Bergholt
    Bercolt(a): Goding from Richard FitzGilbert; Roger de Poitou; Richard FitzGilbert. Mill.
    Stone Age and Roman remains.

    Westuna: Adelulf from Count Eustace; Hugh de Houdain from Roger Bigot. Mill.

    West Ham
    Hame: Robert Gernon; Ranulf Peverel. 9 mills. 3 cobs, 6 cows with calves, 30 goats.
    Part of Greater London; famous football club.

    West Mersea
    Meresai(a): St. Ouen's Abbey before and after 1066. 11 cobs, 2 foals, 300 sheep.
    Resort on Mersea Island.

    Westrefelda / Witheresfelda: Picot from the king; Stanhard. 2 mills. 40 goats.

    Watele(a)a: Pointel and Osbern from Bishop of Bayeux; Walter from Swein of Essex; Swein of Essex. 2 fisheries. Cob, foal.

    Wicken (in Wicken Bonhunt)
    Wica: Gilbert FitzThorold. 30 goats.

    Wi(n)cfort: Pointel Osbern, Teher and FitzThorold from Bishop of Bayeux; William FitzOdo and Maynard from Swein of Essex; Modwin; Ilbod. 3 beehives. 3 cobs, 2 foals.

    Wickham Bishops
    Wicham: Bishop of London before and after 1066. Mill.
    Roman-bricked Norman church. 15th century, moated Wickham Hall.

    Wickham St. Paul's
    Wica, Wicham: Canons of St. Paul's before and after 1066; Arnold from Richard FitzGilbert. 2 beehives.

    Widi(n)tuna: St. Valery Abbey; Robert from Robert Gernon; Ranulf Peverel.
    Secluded farmlands.

    Wi(c)gheberga: Barking Abbey before and after 1066; Vitalis from Hamo the Steward; Algar from Ranulf Peverel; Hugh de St. Quentin; the king claims from Hamo the Steward. 6 salthouses. 490 sheep, 3 cobs, 4 foals, 16 cattle.
    Now the village of Great Wigborough and the area of Little Wigborough, where a Zeppelin raider crashed in 1916.

    Willingale Doe and Spain
    Ulinghehala / Willing(h)ehala: Hervey from Count Alan; Warner from Swein of Essex; Ravenot from Ranulf Peverel; Adam son of Durand Malzor. 5 beehives.
    Once 2 villages, Willingale Doe and Willingale Spain, named after Norman lords d'Eu and d'Epaignes. Their churches stand side by side.

    Wimbeis: Ralph Baynard, formerly a free woman. 4 beehives.
    Tiptofts Farm, with its famous 14th century open hall, is still working.

    Witham: Peter the Sheriff from the king; Richard from Count Eustace; Hugh from Robert Gernon; Modwin. 2 mills, 3 beehives. 150 pigs.

    Wiunhou: Nigel from Robert Gernon. Mill. 20 goats.
    Quay on River Colne opposite Fingrinhoe, to which the ferry sails. Restored church.

    Wica: Roger from Hugh de Montfort, formerly Queen Edith; Walter the Deacon, formerly Queen Edith. 10 beehives.
    Pre-Conquest dairy farms existed here. The priory, founded in Henry I's reign was dissolved by Cardinal Wolsey.

    Wdefort: Canons of Waltham before and after 1066. Mill.

    Woodham Ferrers
    Udeham: Henry de Ferrers. Mill. 28 cattle, 15 cobs, 300 sheep, 100 pigs, 35 goats.
    Edwin's Hall, home of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York, 1619.

    Woodham Mortimer
    Odeham: Ranulf Peverel.
    Hall where Dr Peter Chamberlain, Physician in Ordinary to James I, Charles I and Charles II, lived.

    Woodham Walter
    Wdeham: Pointel from Ralph Baynard, formerly Leofeva, a woman. 2 mills, 13 beehives. 6 asses.
    Hoe Mill.

    Ulfelmestune: King's land.
    Woolston Hall, c.1600, in Chigwell.

    Widemondefort: Ilger from Robert Gernon. Mill, fishery, 7 beehives. 33 cattle, 200 sheep, 47 goats.
    Hundreds of Roman urns were discovered here in the 19th century.

    Wrabenasa: St. Edmund's Abbey before and after 1066. Mill, salthouse, 5 beehives. 2 foals, 200 sheep.

    Wiretala / -tela / Writa / -tela: King's land; Bishop of Hereford. 2 mills. 318 sheep, 172 pigs, 9 cobs, 5 foals, 40 cattle.
    Excavations at its moated site, 'King John's Castle', revealed traces of 13th, 14th and 15th century buildings.

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    Gerdelai: Serlo from Tihel le Breton. 3 beehives.

    Geld(e)ham / Gerham: Count Eustace; Count Alan; Goismer from Richard FitzGilbert; Walter from Ranulf, brother of Ilger; Bernard from Richard from Richard FitzGilbert.
    Now 2 villages, Great and Little Yeldham.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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