Manno de Wolverton


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Manno de Wolverton

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Wolverton, Buckingham, England

bullet   Another name for Manno was Manno the Breton.

bullet  General Notes:

Keats-Rohan, Domesday People, p. 293, Occuies in 1086 as Domesday tenant. Married more than once, and one of his wives probably a relative of William de Warenne; another (or possibly the same) related to William's tenant Brien.

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 1204
Wolverton was held under Edward the Confessor in a free tenure by three thegns: Godvin, a man of Earl Harold, Tori, a house carl of King Edward, and Alvric, a man of Queen Edith. In 1086 it was an important manor assessed at 20 hides, the head of the fief of Manno the Breton, who also held land in Ellesborough, Chalfont St. Giles, Aston Sandford, Drayton Beauchamp, Helsthorpe (in Drayton Beauchamp), Lamport in Stowe, Thornborough, Padbury, Stoke Hammond and Loughton. All these vills had been freely held before the Conquest by various thegns. The whole of Manno's fief in Buckinghamshire, with his land in Wicken, Maidwell, Draughton and Thenford (co. Northampton), and Lutterworth, (co. Leicester), formed the barony of Wolverton, which was held of the Crown for fifteen knights' fees and the service of defending the castle of Northampton. Wolverton itself is generally said to account for two knights' fees.

Manno's successor was Meinfelin, called in one place 'Meinfelin Brito,' and probably his son. He was the founder of the priory of Bradwell, and was appointed Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire in 1125. His son Hamon succeeded him before 1155.

~A History of the County of Buckingham, Vol. IV. pp. 505-509

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