Feudal barony of Totnes

The feudal barony of Totnes was a large feudal barony with its caput at Totnes Castle in Devon, England. It was one of eight[1] feudal baronies in Devonshire which existed in the mediaeval era. The first feudal baron was Juhel de Totnes (died 1123/30), who is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as possessing 107 manors or other landholdings in Devon.[2]

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  1. ^ 8 according to Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960; 12 according to Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, Book I, pp.1-33
  2. ^ Thorn, Caroline & Frank, (eds.) Domesday Book, (Morris, John, gen.ed.) Vol. 9, Devon, Parts 1 & 2, Phillimore Press, Chichester, 1985, Part 2 (notes), 17,73