An Anglo-Saxon lord, Codsall 1086

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Date:1086

Description:The earliest mention of Codsall is in the Domesday survey of 1086 [first 3 lines of the extract above]. It is written in abbreviated Latin and begins,
‘ In Seisdon Hundred Cynewin holds from the King in Codeshale [Codsall]’ and then goes on to say that six villagers (households) are recorded at Codsall and its value to Cynewin was £0.4 per year. Cynewin was an Anglo-Saxon thegn (lord) at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 and it is very unusual for Anglo-Saxon lords to have kept their property by the time of the Domesday survey 20 years later.

Codsall was a small settlement in 1086 and Bilbrook and Oaken were a similar size. Neighbouring Brewood had 51 households just larger than Wolverhampton with 50.

Doc ref : WSL: DK ( Domesday Book facsimile)


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1400s
The Will of William Wyts of Codsall, 15th century
The Will of William Wyts of Codsall, 15th century

This is a very rare document because most wills prior to the later 16th century ...

1580s
Parish Records of  St. Nicholas Church, Codsall
Parish Records of St. Nicholas Church, Codsall

Parish registers record baptisms, marriages and burials. The register above, begins ...

1830s
The story of Clara Greensell, of Codsall
The story of Clara Greensell, of Codsall

The story of Clara Greensell taken from court, parish and workhouse records. The ...

1900s
Ordnance Survey Map of Codsall
Ordnance Survey Map of Codsall

Codsall was a small village in 1903 with a population of about 1,450. The population ...

1950s
Aerial view of Codsall
Aerial view of Codsall

By 1950 the population was about 2,750. The main change visible on the aerial photograph ...

2000s
Aerial view of Codsall
Aerial view of Codsall

From 1963 to 2000 Codsall's population grew to about 11,200. Housing development ...

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