Medieval Teddington - The Story of a Manor of Westminster Abbey in the 14th Century, by Mary Clark

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Medieval Teddington - The Story of a Manor of Westminster Abbey in the 14th Century, by Mary Clark
Medieval Teddington - The Story of a Manor of Westminster Abbey in the 14th Century, by Mary Clark

Booklet published by the Twickenham Local History Society in 1999, 38 pages. A5 size booklet (N6297)

From the introduction: Teddington was a small part of the Hundred of Spelthorne, just south of Twickenham, and in the fourteenth century had been a manor of Westminster Abbey since the time of Edward the Confessor.

The first group of records used to unravel my story of Teddington in the fourteenth century is accounts of the income and expenditure of the manor for the annual audit for the lord of the manor, the Abbot of Westminster. The second group is the Commission of Array which has been dated 1338 and which lists able-bodied men in each village in the Hundred of Spelthorne between the ages of 16 and 60 suitable for military service; the third group of records is a collection of manor court rolls which cover the years 1377 to 1399. There are a number of other contemporary documents held in the Westminster Abbey Muniment Rooms but transcriptions were not available. The documents have been used by Susan Reynolds in her account of Teddington in the Victoria County History.

The spelling used in the records was variously Tuddington, Todinton, Totenton, Tothyntone, Todyngton or Todynton(e). The latter was most commonly used in the accounts with or without an "e". As with all old spelling there was variety from document to document in the same hand or even within one document. I have standardised all spelling, perhaps arbitrarily, in these pages. The dates have been reduced to familiar form, but the measurements and money have been left in Imperial Units.
Contents include:
  • Teddington at the Beginning of the 14th century
  • The Manorial System in England
  • The Manorial System in Teddington
  • The Reeve and his Accounts
  • The First Accounts
  • The Working Year
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • People - Occupations
  • People - Names
  • The Black Death
  • After the Black Death
  • The Manor Court Rolls
  • Visitors to the Manor
  • Mother Goose and Others
  • Teddington at the end of the 14th century
  • Appendix I - Population in the 14th century
  • Appendix II - Names in the Records
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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