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Quen furlong ( e )

Field in the Parish of Saddington

Historical Forms

  • Quen furlong ( e ) 1601 Terrier 1638 Terrier m.17 Terrier
  • Queenes furlong 1679 Terrier
  • Quens furlonge 1700 Terrier

Etymology

Quen furlong (e) 1601, 1638, m. 17, Queenes furlong 1679, Quens furlonge 1700 (v. furlang; in 1066 wife of Edward the Confessor when it became the property of William I and this f.n. may be a memory of Queen Edith (v. cwēn); otherwise with the surn. Queen, since cwene' a woman' is most unlikely as the specific)