Monday, 13 December 2010


History of the name and the place continued, derived from information I could find on Google. Today's source: what else but taxation records

Domesday had proceeded on a manorial division, and Mucenhil was a berewick of the manor of Kempsey.

By the time of the "Lay subsidy roll for the county of Worcester, circ. 1280", in the reign of Edward I, Mucenhil had become Mokenhulle. The 1280 Roll proceeds on the division into vills, which may or not be parishes, and Mokenhulle is listed separately. The introduction to the 1893 edition for the Worcestershire Historical Society makes the assumption that all householders were taxed towards the subsidy and therefore that the Roll shows the number of householders in each vill. Under Mokenhulle, the Roll lists Robert son of Walter, Walter le Vinch, Alicia of Mokenhulle, Richard of the same and Adam of the same, who together paid taxes of £4 7s 4d. Note that the inclusion of Alicia of Mokenhulle in the list of tax-payers indicates that she was a property owner in her own right.

In the "Lay subsidy roll for the county of Worcester : Edward I. [i.e. III]" (1895 edition), Mokenhulle is listed under Kempsey, and the detail is lost among a wider group of tax-payers. John of Mokenhulle is listed as paying variously 8d and 9d, but there may be others.

Later in the reign of Edward III, the "Lay subsidy rolls, A.D. 1346, and A.D. 1358" (1900 edition), list aid for knighting the King's eldest son: "And 60s. from Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, for one fee and a half in Muckenhill and Stockton, which William de Beauchamp formerly held, etc." Muckenhill is the Victorian version of the name.

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