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From: "Noreen Clough" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] R1b, Surnames, and Ancient Origins
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 19:14:09 -0000


restes asked "what the Domesday book was recording, and when? Was it like a
census?

I have a one volume edition of the complete Domesday Book published by
Penguin Books in 2002. On the flysheet it says "Domesday was compiled in a
matter of months in 1086........According to to a first hand account by
Robert Bishop of Hereford, those sent out by the King '......made a survey
of all England; of the lands in each of the counties; of the possessions of
each of the magnates, their lands, their habitations, their men, both bond
and free, living in huts or with their own houses or lands; of ploughs,
horses and other animals; of the services and payments due from each and
every estate.' The detailed picture of the English landscape Domesday offers
is unparelleled in any country."

Noreen


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