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Domesday Book Extracts:Warwickshire
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Warwickshire Towns IGI
Warwickwhire Parish Registers
Boyd's London Burials
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Baptisms at Holy Trinity,Coventry
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West's Directory for Warwickshire
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Wallis' 18 Century Medical Lists
1851 National Census
1858 Hannah Rouvray , nee Soden
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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The Sodens of Wincombe,Oxfordshire
There follows a collection from miscellaneous sources in Ireland and
England. I believe these will be of interest to the
British and North American reader and ,perhaps,of some general interest
to the Irish reader.They give a good general indication to the spread of the name
in different parts of the United Kingdom.However,my primary aim was
to trace the origins of Robert and Thomas Soden of Sligo in England
and ,thence,the preponderance of information on the period pre-1700.
'Soden' according to Reaney 9294 - r -1
Soltan - v. Sowden
Sowden, Soden, Soltan, Soldan, Sultan.
alan Soldanc, Soldench 1166,1175 P(Y)
Sowtan, Soldangus, Ric I Cur (K)
Henry Soldan, 12th Feu Du
roger le Soudan,1208 Cur (Y)
Robert le Sowden, 1279 RH (BK)
OFr Soudan 'Sultan' occasionally perhaps a nickname , but often a pageant-name from the Soldan of the Saracens.
cl"....he that playeth the sowsayeer is percase a sowter. Yet if one showed ...calle him by his own name.... one of his tormentors might hap to breake his (one's) head." (Sir Thomas More)
DOMESDAY BOOK: WARWICKSHIRE 1066 A.D.
There follows a number of extracts from the Domesday Book for
Warwickshire for towns with which the 'Soden' name is associated.
I thought these might give some idea of the origin of the towns of
the area at
this very early stage in English society.Few families are lucky enough
to be able to trace their ancestry before the Domesday Book.The nearest
name or variation to 'Soden' is 'SOTI' in the town of SHUSTOKE,which
is included below in the original and translation.I do not
believe,however that there is any link with the name 'Soden.'All the
other excerpts are in translation.There is also one extract on the
village of Bourton-on-Dunsmore,birthplace of Thomas and Robert
The towns are as follows:-
THE LAND OF GEOFFREY DE LA GUERCHE
THE LAND OF THE COUNT OF MEULAN
30 in BOURTON (-on-Dunsmore) 5 hides.Ingenwulf holds from
13 villagers and 11 smallholders with 3 ½ ploughs;
1 man-at-arms has 1 ½ ploughs.
The value was 60s;now 70s.
Leofwin held it freely before 1066.
THE LAND OF GEOFFREY DE LA GUERCHE
Also from Geoffrey,Soti holds SHUSTOKE. 4 Hides.
Land for 8 ploughs.In lordship 1 plough;3 slaves;10 villagers with 3
Meadow 16 acres;woodland 1 league long and ½ league wide. 243 d
The value was and is 40s.
De eod.G.ten Sotus Scotescote. Ibi funt.IIII.hidae
Tra.e VIII.car. In dnio.e una car. 7 III.ferui.7 X.vitti
Ibi.XVI.ac pti.Silva.1.leuu lg.7 dimid leuu lat.
Valuit 7 val.XL.folid.
Bourton - on - Dunsmore,Warwickshire,England.
Bourton - on- Dunsmore is a parish and small village about 5 miles southwest of Rugby.
It is south of the A45 in the direction of Birdingbury.
(Warwickshire Tourist Office)
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