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Burton Lazars

Major Settlement in the Parish of Burton and Dalby

Historical Forms

  • Burtone 1086 DB 1229,1232 RHug c.1250 Laz 1404
  • Burtona 1170×75 Dane l.12(1404),1216(1404),1235(1404) Laz 1286 1404 13 1404 ib
  • Burton' c.1130 LeicSurv 1150×59 TutP 1190 P 1516 Wyg 1517 Deed 1520 Wyg
  • Burton 1208 Fine 1210,1212 FF
  • Burtun' 1209 P
  • Burttun' 1235 Cl
  • Burthun(a) e.13(1404),m.13(1404) Laz
  • Burgtun' 1237 Cl
  • Borton 1229 Nichols
  • Borton' a.1250 Laz 1404 m.13 1404 ib
  • Bortona(m) 1229 Nichols m.13 Laz 1404
  • Brottun' 1235 Cl
  • Bruton 1276 RH
  • Bwrton 1522 MiD
  • ~ iuxta Melton' 1216 Laz 1404 Cl 1236
  • ~ iuxta Meltona' 1235 Laz 1404
  • ~ de Sancto Lazaro c.1225 AAS 1200×40 Rental
  • ~ Sancti Lazari a.1250 Laz 1404 Val 1254 Laz 1262(1404),1271(1404) Wyg 1520 VE 1535
  • ~ Sancti Lazari iuxta Melton' m.13(1404),p.1250(1404) Laz
  • ~ Seint Lazer(e) 1322 Pat 1336 Laz 1404 Deed 1374
  • ~ Seynt Lazar 1351 WoCart 1449 LPeace 1371 WoCart 1383(1449),1449
  • ~ Seynt Lazer 1372 Cl
  • ~ Se(i)nt Lazar' 1406(1449),1449 WoCart
  • ~ Saynt Lazar(i) 1449 1516,1520 Wyg 1540 Derby
  • ~ Lazarus 1537 MinAccts 1557 Cl 1589 DKR
  • ~ Lazerous(e) 1687,1700 LML
  • ~ Lazar(e) c.1545 Leland 1551,1552 Pat
  • ~ Laysarse 1522 MiD
  • ~ Lezars 1576 Saxton
  • ~ Lazers 1610 Speed
  • ~ Lazars 1441 WoCart 1449 LML 1610
  • ~ Burdet 1242 Fees
  • ~ Pantouf 1242 Fees
  • ~ Lisley 1546 AAS 1553 Pat 1589 DKR
  • ~ Lysley 1548 CoPleas
  • ~ Liesley 1553 BHosp 1557 Cl
  • ~ Leysley 1561 FF
  • ~ Lysle 1561 Rental 17

Etymology

'Farmstead or village near a fortification' or 'farmstead with a palisade', v. burh-tūn and Barnewerc in f.ns. (b) infra . Burton Lazars stands on a hill-top at a suitable site for an early defensive work. A Hospital of St Lazarus for lepers was founded here c.1138 by Roger de Mowbray, of which extensive earthworks remain. Peter Burdet held one carucate of land in Burton in 1242 Fees and part of the fee of Pantouf was also here in 1242 ib. Land belonging to the Hospital was granted to John Dudley, Viscount Lisley, in 1535.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement

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