Eadnoth the Constable

Eadnoth the Constable (died 1068)[1] also known as Eadnoth the Staller, was an Anglo-Saxon landowner and steward to Edward the Confessor and King Harold II. He is mentioned in Domesday Book as holding thirty manors in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire, before the Norman conquest.[2] He may have been the same man as Eadnoth of Ugford, also known as Alnoth.[3] Eadnoth was killed at Bleadon in 1068, leading a force against the two sons of Harold II, who had invaded Somerset. His son Harding became Sheriff of Reeve in Bristol, and one of his grandsons was Robert Fitzharding, the ancestor of the Berkeley family of Berkeley Castle.[1]

Eadnoth the Constable
Staller
BornUnknown
Unknown
Died1068
Bleadon
IssueHarding (son)
Robert Fitzharding (grandson)
Occupationlandowner, steward

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Williams, Ann (2004). "Eadnoth the Staller (d. 1068)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/8384. Retrieved 15 July 2011. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ Palmer, John. "Ednoth the Constable". Domesday Map. University of Hull. Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  3. ^ Palmer, John. "Domesday Book: Berkshire Notes". Domesday Map. University of Hull. p. 14. Archived from the original (RTF) on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2011.

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