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|Combs &c. Families of|
of Leicestershire, England
Leicestershire, inland county of England, bounded N. by Nottinghamshire, E. by Lincolnshire and Rutland, SE. by Northamptonshire, SW by Warwickshire, and NW. by Derbyshire; greatest length, about 44 miles; greatest breadth, about 40 miles; area, 511,907 acres,…1 “Leicestershire was recorded in the Domesday Book in four wapentakes: Guthlaxton, Framland, Goscote and Gartree. These later became hundreds, with the division of Goscote in 1346 into West Goscote and East Goscote, and the addition of Sparkenhoe hundred. In 1087, the first recorded use of the name was as Laegrecastrescir.” 2
- Gazetteer of the British Isles, by John Bartholomew 1887
- Encyclopedia Britannica 1911
Combs &c. Records by Hundred and Parish in which Combs and Associated Families have been found thus far
- Hundred of East Goscote (originally Goscote) (None at this time)
- Hundred of Framland (originally a wapentake) (None at this time)
- Hundred of Gartree (originally a wapentake) (None at this time)
- Hundred of Goscote (originally a wapentake; divided into East & West Goscote) (None at this time)
- Hundred of Guthlaxton (originally a wapentake) (None at this time)
- Hundred pf Sparkenhoe (None at this time)
- Hundred of West Goscote (originally Goscote) (None at this time)
To learn more about medieval terms for land see the ENGLAND: Land from Medieval to Present Day.
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